Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (Graduate School of Education)

Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Not specified
Feb 24, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (Graduate School of Education)

University Overview

The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn's distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.

Posted Job Title
Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (Graduate School of Education)

Job Profile Title
Director B

Job Description Summary
The Penn Graduate School of Education is committed to cultivating a workplace that values equity, diversity, inclusion, and collaboration. We seek talented individuals who will help lead our efforts to create a more inclusive workplace in a community with a substantive institutional commitment to equity and justice. Diversity is prized at Penn as a central component of our mission and helps create an educational and working environment that best supports the University's commitment to excellence in teaching, research, and scholarship.

Job Description


The Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion will serve as the lead DEI staff member at GSE. The position will create and implement School-wide DEI initiatives including a strategic plan that promote an inclusive learning and workplace environment. The Director will be charged with collecting, analyzing and assessing data to inform training and development opportunities, and then implement these training and development opportunities accordingly. The Director will work collaboratively across the School with leaders, committees and task forces to create and drive best practices among DEI policies and procedures. The Director will serve as the primary point of contact and as a central resource for students, staff and faculty on DEI issues and matters. A key responsibility will be building relationships with collaborators and constituents across GSE and the University. The Director will provide advice and counsel on pertinent communications and messaging.


A master's degree and 5-7 years of relevant experience is required, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Qualified candidates must have demonstrated experience/expertise in the following:
  • Subject matter expertise in diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • A history of working collaboratively across complex institutions
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to convey complex issues and objectives through quantitative, qualitative, and visual means
  • Capacity to build relationships with diverse stakeholders and inspire others to share in a commitment to social justice and community building
  • Experience in strategic planning, implementation, and outcome assessment of DEI initiatives/programs

The following experience is highly preferred:
  • DEI experience in an academic environment
  • Familiarity with relevant frameworks, such as Affirmative Action, Titles VI and IX, ADA, etc.

Penn GSE actively seeks and welcomes people of color, women, the LGBTQIA+ community, persons with disabilities, and people at intersections of these identities, to apply.

Job Location - City, State
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Department / School
Graduate School of Education

Pay Range
$59,703.00 - $113,435.00

Affirmative Action Statement
Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

Special Requirements
Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.

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