The Director of Diversity and Employee Development has overall institutional responsibility to provide leadership in designing and executing policies and programs that foster an inclusive environment and will also be responsible for creating an executing an organizational learning strategy. The Director of Diversity will also be the College’s designated Title IX Coordinator.
Develop and execute a cohesive strategy for realizing diversity training and education objectives based on an analysis of college needs; insure it complies with college priorities and compares favorably to efforts at peer institutions.
Develop and execute a comprehensive menu of trainings with clear objectives for faculty and staff that specifically address diversity, equity and inclusion.
Provide a rubric to faculty pertaining to how diversity should be incorporated into curriculum and give ongoing support in this regard.
Regular assessment and evaluation of the campus climate along with the development of metrics to support this effort.
Ongoing updating and implementation of the College’s strategic plan for diversity and inclusion, in collaboration with the College’s Diversity Committee as well as other administrative/academic departments (i.e., the recruitment and retention of diverse faculty, staff, and students; marketing initiatives related to the College’s diversity and inclusion efforts, etc.).
Serve as a liaison and consultant to a wide variety of stakeholders throughout the College as it pertains to diversity and inclusion efforts.
Ensures the College’s compliance efforts under Title IX
Other duties as assigned.
Creates and executes an organizational learning strategy. Manages and supports the assessment of organizational needs; and the design implementation and evaluation of programs that foster professional development and the continuous learning of staff and faculty.
Works cross functionally to conduct training and development needs assessment; designs and implements trainings and programs that enhance employee knowledge and skills and creates path for continuous learning and career progression.
Evaluates program outcomes through the collection of stakeholder feedback and data obtained from focus groups, surveys, one-on-one interviews and other methodologies. Conducts regular analysis of data and recommends new and improved programs and tools to support the learning needs of staff and faculty.
Other duties as assigned
Master’s degree in cultural diversity, education, counseling; human resources or other related areas of specialization.
Minimum of 5+ years of experience in a similar role.
A track record for creating effective diversity and inclusion and training initiatives for faculty and staff.
Expertise in current diversity, equity, inclusion and multiculturalism concepts and issues.
Demonstrated experience with researching, identifying and implementing best practices of diversity and inclusion.
Working knowledge of performance management, training platforms, and experience in a variety of delivery tactics, leadership development training, learning management systems, data analytics and change management.
Strong analytical skills and the ability to think strategically.
Proven ability to work independently, take ideas from concept to execution – strong project management skills required.
Excellent communication skills with colleagues of all levels, with demonstrated leadership skills to be able to guide teams.
High-level facilitation and presentation skills.
Strong interpersonal skills with an understanding of the importance of confidentiality as it relates to many different levels of diversity and inclusion matters.
About William James College
From our new campus in Greater Boston, William James College educates students for careers that meet the growing demand for access to quality, culturally competent psychological services for individuals, families, communities & organizations both locally & around the globe. We offer graduate programs attentive to the needs of vulnerable populations including children of adversity and the needs of specific populations such as Latinos and veterans, as well as organizations and leaders on the forefront of creating social change.
William James College is committed to building a diverse faculty and staff dedicated to teaching, working and bringing psychological knowledge to the multi-cultural world community. We strongly encourage applications from persons with diverse backgrounds and experiences.