Unit-specific Responsibilities 1) The inaugural Executive Director will direct the day-to-day operations of FAN and work closely with a range of stakeholders within and beyond the consortium to advance the following three initial goals. 2) Rethink recruitment: Build collaborative programs to enable member institutions to increase diversity at their institutions and across academia to ensure that talented scholars find the support they need to identify an academic home. Â Bring more underrepresented individuals onto the professorial pathway, with a focus on graduate students and postdocs. 3) Transform inclusion: Enable underrepresented scholars at member institutions to reach their full academic and professional potential by positioning the consortium as a resource on structure, climate, and culture issues within departments and institutions. 4) Establish connections: Create and support cross-institutional partnerships to mitigate isolation and a lack of critical mass by providing faculty members with opportunities for networking, skills development, and academic coaching and support.Â 5) Define and driving achievement of key milestones in the initial year of the consortium, which will include conducting a landscape analysis, establishing a method and platform for data sharing, identifying and piloting key programs prioritized by consortium members, and creating a communications plan. Â 6) Create a technological platform for communication across member institutions and program participants and developing a white paper on diversity and inclusion in private higher education in the 21st century. 7) Support efforts to garner funding from external sources to expand and sustain the organization.
Unit-preferred Competencies 1) Ability to exercise sound judgment in making decisions and interacting with internal and external constituencies with diplomacy and tact. 2) Strong capacity for project management and the ability to work on multiple projects. Proven ability to work independently and complete assignments on time with great attention to detail. 3) Demonstrated flexibility, adaptability, creativity, problem solving abilities, critical analysis skills, and comfort with ambiguity. 4) Ability to accomplish goals working through formal and informal channels.Â A high degree of social facility in obtaining cooperation and support from a broad range of faculty, staff and individuals at all levels both within and outside the institution. 5) Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly, effectively, and persuasively, especially in writing. 6) Excellent judgement, organizational skills, and a sense of humor. 7) Ability to handle sensitive and confidential matters with discretion. 8) Entrepreneurial approach and the ability to operate in âœstart-upâ mode, adapting to the changing needs of a new and evolving organization. Â 9) Regular travel and work on evenings and weekends will be needed.
Preferred Qualifications Education 1) Doctorate or other terminal degree.
ExperienceÂ 1) Experience in a higher education setting as a faculty member or administrator. Deep understanding of academic cultures and processes, especially in the doctoral and faculty context. 2) Experience with evidence-based approaches and design thinking, and/or familiarity with technology-based solutions. 3) Experience with foundation and institutional fundraising.
Required Documents 1) Resume 2) Cover Letter 3) Reference list NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application.
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