A strong internal candidate has been identified for this position, however, we are still accepting applications from other qualified candidates.
Reporting directly to the Vice Dean of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) in the Dean's Office and working closely with the other members of the Dean's Office, the Director partners with the Vice Dean of DEI by overseeing programs, events and training focused on the staff population at Columbia Business School. S/he provides data analysis, and project management requirements for DEI initiatives. The incumbent will work to ensure compliance with records of both confidential and non-confidential information. The Director will create strategies to obtain and conduct analyses, write reports, and staff DEI oversight to the Vice Dean of DEI and to standing and ad hoc committees. The incumbent serve as the liaison to external consultants, along with various departments at the school, including Human Resources and External Relations and Development.
Works to strategically create programs, trainings, and workshops for the staff at the school to ensure that they are inclusive to all demographics, and consistent with metrics and feedback from internal and external constitutes. Oversees the Everfi training for new staff and ensures all staff are compliant. Works to independently resolve issues or discrepancies that arise and works closely with senior leaders in various departments as well as students, faculty, staff and external constituents.
Creates and leads the staff-focused DEI committee and DEI allies group to ensure that they are inclusive of all demographics at the school. Works to strategically develop a plan to ensure that all staff are recognized and able to participate as needed on the committee.
Partners with the External Relations and Development department on guest speaker recruitment, strategic planning, fundraising, outreach, event planning, alumni relations and related activities to ensure cohesive, highly-coordinated events as well as alumni communications.
Partners with the Human Resources department to create strategies that advance the school's diversity initiatives. This includes the creation of programs, trainings and events that further build awareness of the Initiative. Works to ensure positive and proactive communications with all levels of the organization.
Oversees and manages the collection of data on all aspects of DEI at the Business School, with a focus on staff. Conducts data analysis and benchmarking studies, writes reports, prepares briefings and slides. Provides updates in regular meetings with senior leaders.
Develops, manages and executes project management strategies for in-person meetings on behalf of the Vice Dean, including standing and ad hoc committees and subcommittees as well as planning and managing the complex calendar of activities involving these groups. Develops a plan to regularly participate at departmental staff meetings, and presents on topics that address feedback and situations at the University as well as in the current times.
Oversees all initiatives and projects with a staff focus, including, but not limited to Staff DEI survey, and the DEI Event Planning Checklist roll out for all departments at Columbia Business School. Partners with the Vice Dean of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion to identify new initiatives and projects, as needed.
Develops and implements a communication strategy with a staff focus to enhance visibility of the initiative among its internal and external constituents, working with the CBS Strategic Communications team. As part of this strategy implementation, writes, produces, edits and executes program communications as needed.
Other related duties and special projects, as assigned.
Education: Bachelor's degree required. Minimum 5-7 years related experience required.
Demonstrated ability to analyze and interpret information, and meet deadlines, along with strong data management and analyses, writing, and editing skills. Excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills required. Must have demonstrated planning and project management skills. The ideal candidate is a detailed oriented, self-starter who anticipates opportunities and challenges, takes initiative to identify and implement creative solutions, and works well under deadlines and pressure. Must be a strategic thinker with the ability to work with multiple stakeholders and adapt quickly to changing needs and priorities. Demonstrated experience successfully collaborating with diverse groups necessary. Must have proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), and a willingness and ability to learn new computer software programs. Cultural sensitivity required.
Master's degree is strongly preferred. Ideal candidates will have a background in and passion for higher education administration and issues of diversity, equity and inclusion, and a desire to work on a small, high-quality services-oriented team in a start-up phase.
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