Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion - Part-time
The Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion provides strategic leadership and direction for a campus-wide commitment to and active support of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) efforts. The Vice President provides guidance to the campus that supports under-represented populations and education to students and employees in an effort to increase knowledge, understanding, and skills related to DEI. The Chief Diversity Officer will be highly engaged in the recruitment and retention of under-represented populations of students and employees and will advise senior leadership in developing the campus response to emerging DEI issues, challenges and initiatives.
Serves as a member of President's Council and the Leadership Team
Coordinates the University's multiple efforts that promote DEI to ensure consistency, eliminate redundancy and promote a unified vision (DEI Council, HHMI, Grace Scholars, Title III, others as determined by the VP)
Assist in developing strategies for recruiting, hiring and retaining more faculty, staff and administration of color
Propose, support and/or facilitate events related to diverse populations such as Martin Luther King Day, Heritage Months, and other special relevant holidays
Facilitate, in collaboration with campus leadership, the institutional response to issues related to DEI
Attend Board of Trustee Meetings and present as requested.
Serve as a source of guidance and conflict resolution related to issues of DEI
Perform other duties, responsibilities, or special projects as assigned
Skills and Experience:
Experience working at the senior director or C-suite level
Minimum 5 years of progressively higher level professional experience
Experience in diverse employee hiring and retention, conflict resolution, and collaborative teamwork
Work experience in the area of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Evidence of success in working with under-represented populations
Outstanding verbal, written, and presentation skills; must be able to communicate and interact effectively with Mount Mary students, employees and Board members
Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality
Excellent attention to detail
Highly organized and self-motivated
Master's degree in relevant area.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform all primary duties satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or ability required. Given this is the inaugural VP for DEI some modifications of the job description may be necessary as the position evolves. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform primary functions.
May be required to lift up to 20 lbs.
Must reach, bend, stoop, lift
Must sit, walk or stand
Some repetitive motion may be required
Complete work required according to deadlines.
Mount Mary University practices equal opportunity employment as part of our ongoing commitment to diversity in our workplace. Mount Mary University encourages applications from all qualified candidates and is vitally committed to all aspects of diversity, equity and inclusion. We welcome and encourage applications from qualified candidates and all will receive consideration for employment regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, ethnicity, pregnancy, disability, genetic information or any other groups protected by law. Mount Mary seeks to hire and retain personnel who will make a positive contribution to its mission, vision and values.
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