Reporting to the Assistant Dean for Student Services, the College of Public Health at the University of Iowa seeks a full time Manager of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) activities (75%) with responsibilities in one other area (25%) based on the candidate's qualifications. This is a new position to the College and will give the individual an opportunity to shape and foster a culture to achieve the vision, mission, and goals of the College through operational support, project management, and quality improvement. The College is seeking a dynamic individual who can build relationships with stakeholders and advocate for the continued development of a more inclusive environment. Since 2016, the College has increased its enrollment of underrepresented students and adopted a DEI Strategic Plan. The College plans to support additional training opportunities as they arise. It is expected that the candidate will have three main areas of focus: students, College-wide, and partnerships with the University.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion tasks will account for 75% of effort.
Serve as the primary resource for students within the College to voice their experiences and lend support to address any concerns. Foster holistic well-being and belonging for students from underrepresented students
Plan, implement, and evaluate multiple types of student-centered DEI initiatives and programs
Demonstrate awareness of current trends or topics that influence programmatic content
In partnership with student leaders, build upon and institutionalize student-led equity initiatives that enhance student climate and connect student leaders across degree programs
Create and conduct a DEI program during the College's New Student Orientation
Develop and implement strategies to help underrepresented students throughout their lifecycle in the College. This would include strategies for pathway/pipeline programs, recruitment of prospective students, orientation, experiential learning, alumni, and so on
Advise the Dean, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, and Assistant Dean of Student Services on strategies to enhance students' experiences related to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the College
Plan, implement, and evaluate DEI activities and make changes to programs and initiatives as needed
Conduct training for faculty and staff focusing on the creation of an inclusive environment
Participate in the College's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee as a standing member
Assist with Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion training to members of search committees when requested
Continually provide consulting and advising to faculty members to create more equitable and inclusive classroom environments
Assist with the strategic planning initiatives outlined in the College's DEI Strategic Plan.
Represent the College to the campus community and relevant external constituencies, including other schools of public health, in the area of DEI
Interpret institutional policies and procedures, such as student codes of conduct and academic policies, and their effect on orientation, transition to the College, and retention of students
Utilize appropriate reporting structures on campus for varying situations regarding student behavior, staffing and program implementation
One of the following responsibilities will account for 25% of effort:
Admissions Recruitment Assistant
Admissions Processing Assistant
Online Marketing Coordinator
Undergraduate Academic Advisor
Master's degree and one year of relevant experience and/or equivalent combination of education and experience
Demonstrated skills in problem identification and creative problem solving, sound judgment and decision making, critical thinking and analysis, organizational skills, emotional intelligence, and cultural humility
Understanding of issues affecting historically underrepresented/underserved students, in all dimensions, including issues of disparities in educational background, socioeconomic status, race/ethnicity, gender, disability, age, sexuality, and immigration status
Knowledge of multicultural competencies; demonstrated ability to work with diverse populations including undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, staff, and outside agencies
Excellent verbal and written communication skills, specifically as it relates to communicating to a variety of internal and external stakeholders about diversity, equity, and inclusion; comfort presenting to diverse audiences, large and small
Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively across the organization at all levels; demonstrated effectiveness in building teams and collaborations; ability to adapt as needed
Academic or professional background in the areas of diversity, equity, and inclusion
Ability to support and empower those who are less experienced in leading conversations about diversity and inclusion to build the College's internal capacity for equity minded leadership
Thorough knowledge of State of Iowa and Federal regulations applying to student life and DEI initiatives
Ability to effectively employ conflict management skills, including mediation, collaboration, and group facilitation
Experience with program assessment and evaluation
Ability to advise and assist in the implementation of inclusive and equitable classroom environment techniques
Ability to travel (when public health conditions allow) and represent the program externally, including ability to meet UI fleet safety standards
Experience in fundraising and/or grant writing
Application Process: In order to be considered, applicants must upload a cover letter and resume (under submission relevant materials) that clearly address how they meet the listed required and desired qualifications of this position.
Job openings are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days.
Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background check.
Additional Information: * Classification Title: Program Manager * Appointment Type: Professional and Scientific * Pay Level: 5A
Percent of Time: 100
Benefits Highlights: Fringe benefit package including paid vacation; sick leave; health, dental, life and disability insurance options; and generous employer contributions into retirement plans. The University of Iowa offers a generous benefits package, including 24 days paid vacation per year to start, prorated for part time employees, and paid sick leave.
The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.
With over 31,000 students, the University of Iowa is one of the nation's top public research universities, a member of the Big Ten conference and the Association of American Universities. The University of Iowa is composed of eleven colleges and is known around the world for its balanced commitment to the arts, sciences, and humanities. It is home to one of the nation's largest academic medical centers and the pioneering Iowa Writers' Workshop. The University of Iowa promotes work/life integration and is located in the casual yet cosmopolitan environment of Iowa City, widely recognized as one of the country's most livable communities.