Assistant Dean for Diversity, Inclusion, Climate, and Equity - College of Fine Arts-2013852
The College of Fine Arts (CFA) at Carnegie Mellon University invites applications for the position of Assistant Dean for Diversity, Inclusion, Climate, and Equity (DICE). This administrative position within the CFA Office of the Dean is an uncommon opportunity for an individual who, through an intersectional lens, will provide leadership, coordination, consultation, assistance, strategic oversight, vision, and direction in support of the CFA's efforts to create a diverse, equitable and inclusive learning and work environment for all members of its community.
We see this as a highly specialized, hands-on position that is dedicated to increasing awareness and enhancing the capacities of students, staff and faculty to address DICE issues; supporting the schools and units within CFA in developing meaningful and impactful DICE principles, practices, and plans; tracking progress toward these goals; and communicating that progress to an engaged community.
You should be a catalyst for change; be passionate about infusing values around diversity, inclusion, climate and equity into all programs and activities; and be able to work in collaborative and dynamic ways within a complex and diverse environment of faculty, students and staff.
We value clear communication, initiative, innovation, empathy, responsiveness, a high degree of sensitivity, a demonstrated analytical ability, and the ability to use good judgment in decision making.
The Assistant Dean for DICE is a salaried, 12-month administrative staff position reporting to the CFA dean and is a member of the senior leadership of the college.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Assist the college and schools in developing holistic and integrated plans for DICE strategies and initiatives to ensure that every member of the University community is afforded the right to study and work in an environment free of biases based on ancestry, color, race, ability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, family status, or any other protected grounds.
Partner with the heads of school and instructional entities to address and embed best practices in the development of equitable and inclusive practices around curricula, pedagogy, creative practice, and research.
Provide DICE-related assistance, information, resources, and referrals as appropriate to staff, faculty, and students.
Meet one-on-one and in groups with students to address issues of concern, and serve as a resource for faculty and staff on issues related to diversity and inclusion.
Collaborate with school-based and central admissions staff to identify more effective outreach strategies for increased diversity among prospective students.
Partner with Human Resources to develop, implement, monitor and track recruitment and hiring strategies to attract and retain a diverse employee workforce within CFA.
Partner with Human Resources and other college entities to enhance, develop and implement employee professional development initiatives to support a climate of equity, diversity, and inclusion.
Develop metrics and dashboards to ensure accountability, tracking, and monitoring of equity, diversity, and inclusion efforts
Analyze and report on efforts and results, and recommend and assist in the development of improvements in practice and policy that will reduce barriers to CFA achieving its DICE goals and aspirations.
Stay abreast of best practices and current trends in diversity, equity and inclusion and use that knowledge to inform program and policy development work.
Collaborate with the staff in the CMU Office of Diversity and Inclusion and other college-based partners.
At least five to eight years of professional experience in higher education or a related field.
A Master's degree in a relevant field.
In-depth experience in and a thorough understanding of complex and intersectional issues related to inclusion, equity and diversity as they relate to the student experience and the workplace.
Demonstrated commitment to the principles and issues of equity and human rights, and a track record of success with these issues in a complex and diverse environment.
Experience developing and facilitating DICE-related operating plans within a higher education or related context.
Assessment experience strongly preferred.
Qualifications: Core Competencies
Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and collegially with a wide variety of diverse constituents across the college and university, and to successfully develop cultural fluency across a range of audiences of varying levels of understanding.
Demonstrated capacity for strategic, innovative, and creative thinking in goal setting, program development, implementation, and delivery.
Strong research, project management, and program development skills.
Outstanding analytical, verbal and written communication, and presentation skills.
How to apply:
Your application should include a cover letter, resume, and contact information for at least three professional references. Applications should be submitted as a single .pdf document.
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled; you are encouraged to submit early.
The College of Fine Arts is a community of nationally and internationally recognized artists, designers and scholars within a constellation of five professional schools - Architecture, Art, Design, Drama and Music - and associated centers and programs. The schools are internationally renowned for their transdisciplinary capabilities and distinctive pedagogical approaches, for the success and influence of their students and alumni, for the visionary leadership in the development and transformation of the professions, and for their vital roles in melding the exceptional capabilities of a great university with culture and society. CFA's dedication to transformational leadership in the creative professions enables its schools to provide the very best professional education to students, and to attract and retain the best faculty.
Carnegie Mellon University is a private, internationally ranked research university with programs in areas ranging from science, technology and business, to public policy, the humanities and the arts and design. More than 13,000 students in the university's seven schools and colleges benefit from a small student-to-faculty ratio and an education characterized by its focus on creating and implementing solutions for real problems, interdisciplinary collaboration, and innovation. The main campus is in Pittsburgh, a city that has been consistently ranked as the most livable city in the United States by The Economist, Forbes , and Places Rated Almanac .
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Carnegie Mellon University is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran.
Job Function: Administration / Management
Primary Location: United States-Pennsylvania-Pittsburgh
Time Type: Full Time
Organization: CFA DEAN'S OFFICE
Minimum Education Level: None Specified
Internal Number: 2013852
About Carnegie Mellon University
Carnegie Mellon (www.cmu.edu) is a private, internationally ranked research university with programs in areas ranging from science, technology and business, to public policy, the humanities and the arts. More than 12,000 students in the university’s seven schools and colleges benefit from a small student-to-faculty ratio and an education characterized by its focus on creating and implementing solutions for real problems, interdisciplinary collaboration and innovation. A global university, Carnegie Mellon’s main campus in the United States is in Pittsburgh, Pa. It has campuses in California’s Silicon Valley and Qatar, and programs in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe and Mexico.