The University of Chicago is seeking an individual to fill the position of Associate Director in the Office of the Provost. The Associate Director will work to ensure that the University of Chicago attracts the most talented and diverse students to participate in our pipeline programs. The Associate Director will be knowledgeable about the opportunities and challenges of higher education and college access and success. In addition, the Associate Director will be committed to advancing student success in high school and college, and will be excited to work on a team that is developing inventive and robust pathway and pipeline programs for academic and career success for persons traditionally underrepresented in higher education. The person in this role will coordinate several STEM and Humanities pipeline programs including Leadership Alliance and Mellon Mays Summer Research; and assist with program development and provide administrative support to divisions and departments as they create and maintain other pipeline programs. The successful candidate will serve as a strategic diversity partner and strategic thought leader as it relates to talent pipeline programs for elementary, high school, undergraduate and post-baccalaureate pipeline programs.
The University of Chicago is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to excellence through diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.
Organize and run summer, school-year, and year-round programming for high school, college, and post-baccalaureate students
Supervise college assistants, graduate assistants, and other part-time and temporary staff
Prepare and present analyses, reports, and marketing materials to a wide variety of both internal and external audiences
Promote a diverse and inclusive University environment, where diversity is viewed in the broadest sense â“ including but not limited to age, ethnicity, gender, race, physical abilities, religion, sexual orientation, thinking styles and life experiences
Assist departments and divisions in developing a suite of pipeline programs that are aligned with the University of Chicagoâ™s diversity and inclusion strategy
Work on a variety of committees/teams and with a diverse array of colleagues and partners in education, industry, and other sectors
Assist with writing grant proposals and support other development activities
Maintain program website and social media sites
Initiate and manage partnerships with schools, community agencies, corporations, and other organizations
Stay current on D&I philosophies and approaches, shares best practices, trends and guidelines in student support programs and initiatives with University leadership
Other duties as assigned
Outstanding thought leadership and passion for D&I and increasing the access of underrepresented populations to the University
Strong relationship skills â“ ability to develop âœDiversity Championsâ at senior management levels to impact and influence decisions and effective actions
Able to work collaboratively with University partners and other stakeholders
Excellent project management, analytical and organizational skills
Ability to work collaboratively and proactively, while balancing a variety of priorities
Ability to handle complex and confidential information with discretion
Strong experience working effectively within a large University system and building alignment in a cross-functional and team environment
Demonstrated experience using data to understand trends and develop programs that lead to measurable impact on an organization
Strong teaching and research skills
Outstanding written and oral communication skills
Demonstrated ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously
Self-motivation and initiative
Education, Experience or Certifications:
MA/MS degree required, preferably in STEM, Humanities, Education, Higher Education, or Education Administration
At least 7 years of experience leading and/or supporting Diversity & Inclusion and pipeline programs
Has successfully created and run an innovative pipeline program, summer research pipeline program, and/or developed and implemented strategies to promote educational access and success for students from historically under-served populations, such as African Americans, Latino, Native American, and Asian American/Pacific Islanders
Proven ability to influence without authority and lead strategic priorities through to results
Proven ability to think strategically and creatively around D&Iâ™s application and the capacity to contribute to grant applications and pilot programs
Successful track record of building relationships with external partners such a local and national schools, businesses, colleges, universities, corporations, and community-based organizations
NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application
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