Director for Diversity Initiatives

Virginia, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Nov 06, 2020
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity (OIED) at Old Dominion University is accepting applications for the Director for Diversity Initiatives (full-time, 12 month) position. This position will assist in coordinating planning, implementation, evaluation, and enhancement of the University’s diversity agenda and to provide first-line services to develop and achieve the institution’s diversity goals. This position will also spearhead initiatives necessary to create and sustain a working and learning environment that is welcoming, affirming, and inclusive of all individuals. This includes working in collaboration with the assistant vice-president for Institutional Equity and Diversity and the President’s Task Force on Inclusive Excellence to plan, implement, monitor, and assess efforts that support the Inclusive Excellence framework (strategic diversity plan).

Required Education: Master’s degree in public administration, diversity and inclusion, human resources, higher education, or a related field of study.

Required Qualifications: Comprehensive experience demonstrating an understanding of legal concepts as they pertain to diversity, equal opportunity, and affirmative action within higher education and/or other similar work environments. Comprehensive knowledge of and prior working experience with diverse cultures, including networks in diverse communities. Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the legal framework surrounding diversity, equal opportunity and affirmative action planning. Strong consulting skills and the ability to communicate effectively with individuals at all levels of the organization. Strong problem identification and solving skills, including conflict resolution and negotiation. Strong program coordination and organizational skills. Effective and well-developed facilitation, presentation, liaison and communication skills. Demonstrated ability to develop and build effective internal and external relationships. Demonstrated ability to think strategically and analytically and to facilitate execution of initiatives. Demonstrated ability to propose creative solutions to recruit and retain diverse candidates.

Preferred Qualifications: Doctoral degree in public administration, diversity and inclusion, human resources, higher education, or a related field of study.

Review Date: This position closes on November 19, 2020.

It is the policy of Old Dominion University to provide equal employment, educational and social opportunities for all persons, without regard to race (or traits historically associated with race including hair texture, hair type, and protective hairstyles such as braids, locks, and twists), color, religion, sex or gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), national origin, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, political affiliation, sexual orientation or genetic information. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.