The Project Director for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion provides professional academic leadership support and project management to new and existing initiatives to support the Office of Equity and Inclusion, central office, community and technical colleges, and state universities. Reporting to the Chief Diversity Officer with limited supervision, the incumbent is responsible for designing, planning, and implementing state-wide efforts to promote and enhance the design and implementation of training modules, workshops, presentations, academic programs, and strategic community outreach.
Project Management: Organize, assess, and manage new and existing diversity and equity education projects including, but not limited to Equity By Design, the Cultural Competency Education Series, and the Equity and Inclusion webinar series to support system-wide efforts for student retention and completion. Review project goals to measure progress and impact. Gather and define clear project requirements, objectives, and resource needs for progressive outcomes throughout the system.
Bachelor's degree and 3 years of practical, relevant experience
3 years of organizing and leading complex projects that have produced broad scale results
Demonstrated knowledge of and experience in applying project management principles
Experience leading and supporting diversity programming, grant writing and coordinating diversity initiatives
Cultural competency training experience to support communities of color and other underrepresented groups
Demonstrated ability to synthesize and and analyze a large amount of data to solve complex problems and lead to decision making and action
Demonstrated experience working collaboratively with teams to produce results
Demonstrated ability to use technology (e.g., business software such as SharePoint, PowerPoint, etc.) effectively to support project work
Demonstrated ability to troubleshoot, solve problems collaboratively when necessary
Ability to interact and network with other organizations with related interest
Demonstrated ability to efficiently complete projects requiring team approach and efforts
Experience with outcome based large scare diversity education projects
Experience leading complex projects that have produced results in a higher education setting
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About MINNESOTA STATE COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES, SYSTEM OFFICE
With its 31 institutions, including 24 two-year colleges and seven state universities, the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system is the largest single provider of higher education in the state of Minnesota. The colleges and universities operate 54 campuses in 47 Minnesota communities and serve about 250,000 students in credit-based courses. Overall, the system produces about 33,500 graduates each year. In addition to credit-based courses, the system offers customized training programs that serve about 153,200 employees from 6,000 Minnesota businesses each year. The law creating the system was passed by the Minnesota Legislature in 1991 and went into effect July 1, 1995. The law merged the state's community colleges, technical colleges and state universities into one system. The system is separate from the University of Minnesota.