The Curry School of Education and Human Development are seeking applicants for a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Generalist for the new Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.
The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion will improve the schoolâ™s efforts to address racism and other forms of social injustice (internally and externally) and will increase contributions to the competence of professionals and applications of scholarship that serve diverse stakeholders in schools, clinics, communities, and government agencies. Working closely with other administrative units, the Office has a unique role to organize and support: 1) faculty development; 2) programmatic initiatives in units across the school; and 3) student-facing efforts related to anti-racism, diversity, equity, and inclusion. Through these mechanisms of accountability, the office will ensure the impact, quality, and breadth of efforts school-wide. To ensure engagement from all department and program areas within the school, the Office will work collaboratively with department and program chairs, as well as research center directors
The Office will be led by the Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (a member of the deanâ™s leadership team) and staffed by the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Generalist. This position will report to the Associate Dean and will be responsible primarily for implementation of Office activities, in coordination with faculty, staff, and units across the school. The Generalist will demonstrate strong capabilities in relation to communications, organization, project management, teamwork, and have background and experience that enable success in advancing efforts toward inclusion.
The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Generalist will administer activities of the office, including recruitment, mentoring, scholarship, instruction, leadership, community engagement, and outreach. The Office will provide thought leadership; communications counsel and content; mentorship to faculty and staff leaders and committees; and strategic guidance to various school units and activities. Through sponsorship of community events, the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion will increase general education and awareness of diversity, equity and social justice issues.
Internal Number: R0016552
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