Job ID: 2023-18099 Type: Full-Time # of Openings: 1 Category: Diversity and Inclusion
The Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Senior Specialist (Senior Specialist) will collaborate with colleagues in Human Resources and across campus to support the advancement of employee-focused institutional and departmental DEI goals. The Senior Specialist will directly interact with senior leaders to customize and implement unit DEI plans and initiatives aligned with Princeton's DEI strategy. They will be responsible for executing DEI data reviews, identifying trends, and developing strategies customized to meet the needs of specific units. The Senior Specialist will assist units in facilitating DEI committees and developing DEI learning paths. The Senior Specialist will serve as a resource and a contact for units on a broad range of DEI matters. They will provide consultative support to a wide range of employees from diverse cultural and identity groups, with varying degrees of DEI subject matter knowledge, and among all types of positions within the institution. Therefore, candidates should have knowledge and experience in DEI, DEI data analysis, familiarity with workplace dynamics and functions, and strong coaching skills.
Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Unit Planning and Support
Build relationships with senior unit leaders to embed DEI into talent processes
Analyze, leverage, and present DEI data to guide the development of customized DEI plans
Develop and track measures of progress and success
Evaluate and provide guidance on equitable and inclusive talent processes and practices regarding performance management, giving and receiving feedback, on-boarding, sponsorship, interviewing skills, etc.
Identify connections between unit climate/practices and HR DEI learning curriculum to develop learning paths to increase capability for employees and further unit DEI goals
Partner with talent acquisition to implement strategies to develop more diverse talent pipelines and mitigate bias in the candidate life cycle
Create and deliver DEI presentations and workshops to unit staff
Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Unit Committees
Facilitate the creation and sustainability of DEI unit committees
Attend unit DEI committees to lead and offer support for employee-focused DEI actions
Research and share workplace DEI best practices and current trends
Develop, recommend, and execute creative strategies to foster DEI and engagement, that connect DEI to the work of the unit
Drive accountability to create and manage milestones and metrics
Lead a series of DEI connection events for committee leaders
Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Development and Support
Oversee the coordination of DEI professional programming for staff in collaboration with the Director of DEI, Learning & Development, and other campus partners
Customize and share appropriate tools and evaluations following programs with campus partners
Attend and contribute to DEI practitioner opportunities across campus, bringing learning back to DEI team and clients
Develop external alliances with local institutions and other organizations focused on DEI
Assist with ad hoc reports, presentations, and projects as needed
Contribute to other programs such as manager development and staff learning events that help us recruit, develop, and retain talent
Develop needed resources in conjunction with the roll-out of the climate assessment results and at other times as the need arises
Five or more years of relevant experience with the key functions of this role (i.e., human resources, project management, resource development, program coordination, outreach and visibility, coaching, and DEI teamwork)
Ability to influence without authority and work through change processes with empathy; collaborate effectively with colleagues, problem-solve, and work independently with good judgment about when to seek direction, as well as manage multiple projects and competing priorities simultaneously
Demonstrated knowledge of DEI topics, such as identity (i.e., race, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, class, disability, faith, and age), intersectionality, privilege and power, unconscious bias, micro-aggressions, improving climate, and intergroup and intra-group dynamics and dialogue. This knowledge should include current research, national trends, and theoretical models.
Comfortable with conflict and able to manage difficult conversations in programmatic and meeting contexts, as well as experience creating welcoming spaces to âœcall inâ people as a way of educating them about a wide range of DEI topics
Experience with developing and executing DEI goals and programming, project management, and performance monitoring using metrics, data analysis, and reporting to drive program outcomes
Excellent verbal, written, and oral communication skills.
High degree of professionalism and discretion in maintaining confidentiality and ability to exercise judgment, tact, and diplomacy in handling sensitive information and situations
Demonstrated proficiency in using technology, including presentation software and social media tools
Professional experience presenting to diverse audiences, utilizing dynamic facilitation skills and modalities, and creatively adapting in the moment to shift difficult conversations
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