Job no: 225263-AS
Work type: Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Management/Supervisory, Training, Employee Development, Instructional Design, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion

Position Summary:

Leads the development and implementation of proactive diversity, equity, and inclusion educational initiatives in support of the division's strategic plan to create a learning and working environment where all have an opportunity to succeed.

Develops, coordinates, and delivers diversity-related professional development opportunities for faculty, staff and students across the campus in areas such as workplace diversity, cross-cultural proficiency communication, and conflict resolution. Responsible for recognizing, creating, and implementing plans to promote inclusive excellence within the university. A significant part of the role is promoting and developing training programs to enhance employee understanding on workplace and campus inclusion issues. The incumbent will oversee 1.0 FTE during 2021-2022, with a potential reporting line expansion in future years.

The ideal candidate is deeply passionate about DEI, has strong program management skills, and can collaborate with a wide variety of employees, departments, leadership teams, and external partners as needed.

The position requires the employee to be highly organized and able to lead projects and teams. The incumbent must excel at working both independently and in collaboration with Colleges, Schools, and Divisions and campus partners.

The incumbent will participate in institutional initiatives and encourage the participation of others, while collaborating in policy and program development, implementation, and evaluation using best practices in delivering quality service.

Job Responsibilities:
- Serves as a liaison between the division and Colleges/Schools/Divisions, administrative units, and other campus partners and represents the division to the external community, organizations, and agencies.
- Participates in strategic planning initiatives and establishes divisional objectives to ensure appropriate allocation of resources
- Partners with institutional leaders, faculty, students, staff, and internal and external constituency groups to ensure programming supports the division's priorities, values, and strategic goals and assesses and monitors program effectiveness
- Coordinates staff professional development and onboarding

Position Duties:

List of Duties

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion

Degree and Area of Specialization:

Master's Degree in learning and development, human resources, gender studies, organizational development, social justice education, cross-cultural communication, cultural studies, or other relevant field.

Ph.D. or other terminal degree in education, learning and development, business, organizational development or behavior, human resources, intercultural communication, or other relevant field.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

Five years of development, instruction, and/or management of diversity, equity, and inclusion programming.
Five years of experience supervising one or more professionals in a complex public or private sector organization and/or education setting.

Over five years of development, instruction, and/or management of diversity, equity, and inclusion programming.
Over five years of experience supervising one or more professionals in a complex public or private sector organization and/or education setting.

Additional Information:

Please note that successful applicants are responsible for ensuring their eligibility to work in the United States (i.e. a citizen or national of the United States, a lawful permanent resident, a foreign national authorized to work in the United States without need of employer sponsorship) on or before the effective date of appointment.



Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $59,973 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

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You will be asked to provide a cover letter and resume addressing your skills and experience as they relate to the qualifications and duties in this job description.

As applicants move on to next steps in the process, they will be asked to provide names and contact information (e-mail address, phone number, and mailing address) of at least three references, at least one of which should be a current or former supervisor.


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Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

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The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

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Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

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Applications Open: May 28 2021 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: Jun 30 2021 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time

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