Chief Diversity Officer/ Director, Center for Diversity and Inclusion

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Job Title: Chief Diversity Officer/Director, Center for Diversity and Inclusion

Division: Enrollment Management and Student Engagement

Evaluation Group: Staff

FLSA Status: Exempt

Starting Salary: $ 69,015.00 +

Reports To: Associate Vice President, Student Development and Community Equity and Inclusion

Positions Supervised: None

Job Summary

The chief diversity officer/director of the center for diversity and inclusion provides the strategic direction to the university regarding equity and inclusion initiatives. This position manages the day-to-day operations of the Center for Diversity and Inclusion (CDI). This position also serves as the university’s deputy title IX coordinator.

Essential Job Functions and Performance Indicators

The intent of this job description is to provide a representation of the types of duties and level of responsibility that will be required of positions given this title. This job description shall not be construed as a declaration of the total of the specific duties and responsibilities of any position. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.

Job Responsibilities and Execution

  • Collaborates with campus partners to develop, implement and operationalize campus-wide diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives
  • Organizes and implements campus-wide communications to support Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) initiatives
  • Assists associate vice president with university strategic planning surround DEI
  • Monitors and stays up-to-date with DEI emerging best practices
  • Facilitates DEI training activities for campus communities
  • Creates and analyzes assessments for DEI training activities and communicates results
  • Understands university non-discrimination policies as well as corresponding laws and functions of regulatory agencies
  • Identifies and integrates best practices in DEI, title IX and other student- and employee-related regulatory investigative fields
  • Assists title IX coordinator with inquiries or complaints of discrimination and sexual harassment
  • Monitors the university’s DEI social media content
  • Organizes and implements the Black Student Excellence and Enrichment (BSEE) retention program

Service Excellence

  • Supports the mission of the university and serves as an ambassador of the Q2 culture of service excellence
  • Models, supports and holds others accountable to the university’s values – integrity, dedication, excellence, creativity and teamwork
  • Commits to the holistic development of diverse student populations
  • Promotes the university’s diverse student organization offerings

Communication, Teamwork and Collaboration

  • Collaborates with faculty, staff and student groups to discuss equity and inclusion initiatives and needs
  • Collaborates with faculty, staff and students to provide DEI training events
  • Conducts campus climate surveys to assess the needs of the university community
  • Serves on the DEI Task Force and the President’s Equity and Inclusion Council
  • Provides DEI resources to faculty, staff and students

Job may require other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications – An equivalent combination of education, training and experience will be considered. Additional requirements may be designated by position.

  • Master’s degree
  • Minimum 5 years’ higher education leadership experience
  • Prior experience in title IX office
  • Prior related work experience

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities – May be representative, but not all inclusive, of the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform this job competently.

  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse communities and cultures
  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills
  • Effective problem solving skills
  • Excellent organizational and prioritization abilities, including the ability to multitask
  • Strong professional integrity and ability to maintain strict confidentiality
  • Ability to use good judgment and think critically
  • Ability to work not only independently but also cooperatively

Work Environment – Environmental or atmospheric conditions commonly associated with the performance of this job’s functions.

  • General office setting

Physical Abilities – The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform this job’s essential functions. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

  • Ability to work effectively at a computer for up to eight hours daily
  • Ability to sit for extended periods of time
  • Regular attendance is a necessary and essential function

Equal Opportunity Employer

Lindenwood University is an Equal Opportunity employer. The University complies with appropriate federal, state, and local laws and provides equal employment opportunities and access to educational programs without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, disability, or any other protected status to all qualified applicants and employees. Lindenwood University is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and dedicated to providing a positive discrimination-free educational work environment.

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