The Manager of Faculty Diversity Initiatives in the Office of the Vice President and Associate Provost for Community & Inclusion will join BU Diversity & Inclusion, a relatively new unit within Boston University focused on aligning the University's stated values regarding community, diversity, equity, and inclusion to its policies, practices, structures, climate, and institutional culture. The manager will play an essential role in helping to ensure that faculty diversity initiatives run smoothly, and that the University's efforts to attract and retain a world class faculty are robustly supported through the development and maintenance of affirmative programming focused on recruitment, retention, and promotion.
The Manager of Faculty Diversity Initiatives will support, track, assess, plan, and/or manage the following areas: assess efficacy, manage communications related to, and work with the financial managers within schools/colleges for the University Scholars and Target of Opportunity programs; track usage of programs and attendance at trainings; create, support, update and disseminate information based on network development efforts to better and more strategically benefit from the contacts and connections faculty are making; support, track, and implement search chair and search committee trainings; develop and implement additional strategic trainings to help departments think earlier and more holistically about their planning in relation to faculty diversity; identify relevant conferences and meetings and manage BU attendance and follow-up, including the creation and maintence of a CRM system; track and schedule the strategic planning work with deans and associate deans currently overseen by the Vice President and Associate Provost; generate and respond to increased requests for data; generate and respond to the increased need for the strategic production of candidate pool data; create an ongoing system to train school/college admins and/or faculty regarding the use of IPEDS as a strategic tool in faculty recruitment; manage and track the Recruitment Committee outcomes and management of the Recruitment Committee itself; manage and track any additional URG committee outcomes and manage those committees (ex: LGBTQIA Recruitment Committee); create and maintain all related diversity hiring materials and resources; ensure that new and current URG faculty are engaged by the VP/AP for Community & Inclusion and that BU D&I appropriately engages with and supports chairs and deans to ensure the success of faculty; and, develop a consistent infrastructure for tracking the outcomes faculty engagement at conferences, on recruitment trips, etc. The Manager will also work closely with colleagues in the Provosts office to develop survey tools and to assess outcomes that will help develop effective strategies going forward.
An entirely new position, the inaugural Manager of Faculty Diversity Initiatives must be able to effectively interact with a broad range of faculty, thrive in a team environment and also while working independently, be able to multitask, managing multiple large projects at once, and have a deep understanding of Higher Education and, in particular, the professoriate. Additional qualifications include strong management and project management skills; exemplary writing and communication skills; and the ability to host gatherings and create open, welcoming, spaces. Candidates who have helped to develop vibrant networks and who have worked to do so collaboratively will be preference. Advanced degree required. Terminal degree in ones field preferred. Candidates with deep knowledge of higher education and, particularly, faculty culture and promotion and tenure processes are preferred.
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.
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