Executive Director for Culture, Community, and Equity
Michigan Engineering Working Title: Executive Director for Culture, Community and Equity
The Executive Director Culture, Community and Equity serves as a member of the Michigan Engineering Dean’s cabinet, with strategic responsibility for promoting and enabling inclusive excellence for faculty, students, and staff. The position reports directly to the Dean with some functional supervision received from the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and the Chief of Staff.
The Executive Director Culture, Community and Equity provides leadership, expertise, and vision for Michigan Engineering’s model for diversity and inclusion. The position serves in a collaborative and coordinating role with college leadership and department and unit employees who are responsible for diversity and inclusion activities. The Executive Director Culture, Community and Equity facilitates sharing of best practices and identifies opportunities for greater alignment and more unified efforts across Michigan Engineering. The Executive Director will also be responsible for leading the Culture pillar of the ME2020 Strategic Plan
Priorities for this role are strategy and engagement; coordination and alignment; communications and issues management; and an assessment framework. Working with the appropriate cabinet member, the Executive Director Culture for Community and Equity will focus on learning and research; recruitment and retention of students, faculty, and staff; community relations; and assist in college communications.
Lead the culture pillar of the
College strategic plan
Responsible for the College’s DEI
strategic planning and implementation activities
Coordinate and assist in the
implementation of the DEI initiatives across the College of
Serve as a DEI content and
practitioner expert for College units as needed.
Manage the Center for Engineering
Diversity and Outreach (CEDO) including direct supervision of
CEDO’s Managing Director.
Develop and consult with a high
profile external advisory board to assist with strategic planning
and metrics of success.
Assist with the recruitment and
retention of underserved student populations.
Collaborate with ADAA and
Sr.Executive Director of RPM to develop and achieve faculty and
staff DEI objectives.
Assist with communicating DEI and
culture priorities and progress.
Provide assistance and leadership in
grant writing and fundraising
Qualities and Qualifications:
Michigan Engineering seeks a proven leader with demonstrated vision and the ability to execute for results. The successful candidate must have a thorough understanding of the challenges and opportunities present at a large, comprehensive research university or comparably complex enterprise; a record as a champion of diversity and inclusion; and an enthusiasm for advancing Michigan Engineering’s strategic initiatives. In addition, candidates should possess the following:
Master’s degree (Doctorate preferred)
in a related field with five years of relevant experience.
Ability to develop a clear vision and
strategy consistent with Michigan Engineering’s mission and
Demonstrated leadership skills that
result in the production of high-quality services and exceptional
Strategic thinking with the
capability of contributing at the senior administrative level and
leading other leaders.
Experience implementing and managing
effective diversity change efforts.
Exceptional communication and
interpersonal skills that reflect effective listening and authentic
engagement with individuals at all levels.
Strong collaboration skills with
individual and group partners
Ability to facilitate and sustain a
culture of trust and confidence.
Knowledge of contemporary issues of
inclusion, social justice, diversity, access, and equity, including
the current scholarship and educational approaches that inform and
address these issues.
Fundamental knowledge of how varied
forms of institutional data can be leveraged to benchmark and track
accountability for the diversity mission.
Understanding of laws, regulations,
and policies related to equity and diversity in higher
Michigan Engineering’s vision is to be the world’s preeminent college of engineering serving the common good. This global outlook, leadership focus and service commitment permeate our culture. Our vision is supported by a mission and values that, together, provide the framework for all that we do. Information about our vision, mission and values can be found at: http://strategicvision.engin.umich.edu/ .
The University of Michigan has a storied legacy of commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI). The Michigan Engineering component of the University’s comprehensive, five-year, DEI strategic plan—along with updates on our programs and resources dedicated to ensuring a welcoming, fair and inclusive environment—can be found at: http://www.engin.umich.edu/college/about/diversity.
A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.
To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to: https://careers.umich.edu/job_detail/197021/executive_director_for_culture_community_and_equity