Director for the Center for Transformative Justice



Posting Details

Recruitment Number

1054

Working Title

Director for the Center for Transformative Justice

Position Type

Staff/Administrative

Appointment Percentage

100

Division/College

Diversity and Inclusion

Description of College / Department / Program / Division / Unit

The primary role of the Division of Diversity and Inclusion is to ensure that diversity, in its many forms, is understood, respected, and valued. The Division advocates for access, equity and inclusion while encouraging critical dialogue, thinking, and meaningful educational interactions on campus and in the community. The Division includes the following departments: Campus Climate, ACCESS Center, Diversity and Inclusion, Multicultural Student Services, Pride Center, Student Support Services, and Upward Bound, Equity and Affirmative Action,
Title IX, Institute for Social Justice.

Position Summary

Under the general supervision of the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Diversity & Inclusion (D&I), the Director of the Center for Transformative Justice ( CTJ ) will further the D&I mission through coordination of training development, supervision of office staff, hate/bias response, implementing campus climate assessment, and developing efforts relating to enhancing awareness, promoting inclusion and building community.

Required Qualifications

· A Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university.

· 3+ years of professional experience in higher education leading or contributing to significant student engagement efforts/initiatives with underserved students.

· Demonstrated ability to work with students and staff from varying racial, ethnic, and socio-economic backgrounds with appropriate race/ethnicity-consciousness.

· Demonstrated project management skills.

· Experience in curriculum development, instructional design, DEI training, and research.

· Understanding of equity, diversity, inclusion and anti-racism issues that affect students.

· Familiarity with university practices, policies, and issues related to campus climate, equity, diversity, inclusion, and social justice.

· Experience conducting program assessment or program evaluation of student learning outcomes for improvement.

· Experience developing educational content, including digital and multimedia presentation.

· Excellent verbal, written communication, and research skills.

Preferred Qualifications

· Advanced degree in a relevant field.

· Experience working with and supervising full-time employees.

· Familiarity with restorative justice practices and free speech

· Experience working/collaborating with faculty.

· Record of experience effectively utilizing cultural intelligence in the workplace.

· Data-driven with attention to detail.

Physical Demands

N/A

Working conditions and environment

N/A

Miscellaneous Information

Your benefits add an additional 40%+ to the overall financial package from the university.
Highlights include:
• 22 days of vacation for 12-month positions (that are non-instructional)
• excellent flexible health insurance with low co-pays and good coverage.
• paid holidays and sick days.
• sick leave may be converted at retirement to pay for health insurance post-work at UWL .
• after 5 years of employment, you become vested in our retirement system which ensures income post-career.
• benefits at UWL are highly competitive with local industry and some of the strongest in state and nation.
Learn more at: https://www.wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/benefits/download/fasl20.pdf
Benefit eligibility is determined at point of hire. This information is provided for illustrative purposes only. Benefits are also pro-rated based on the appointment percentage.

The University of Wisconsin System and the University of Wisconsin–Madison are engaged in a redesign of job title and compensation structures. The Title and Total Compensation Project will result in relevant and market-informed titles to help us keep and grow our outstanding workforce. If you are the successful candidate, your title is subject to change in November 2021. For more information, visit: https://www.wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/title-and-total-compensation-study/

Duties/Responsibilities

These are the job duties required for the position.

Responsibility Statement

Coordination and Facilitation of Training and Development

Duties to Support Responsibility

· Develop, facilitate, and assess educational training protocols addressing key climate issues (hate response, hostile environment, bullying, cross-cultural competency, inclusive language, allyhood, community building, morale, etc.) within classrooms, residence halls, departments, etc.

· Develop new training curriculum and refine existing curriculum as needed

· Explore opportunities to utilize existing training curriculum to create scalable and possibly asynchronous training modules

· Lead efforts for employee-based training and development (workplace bullying, work-life balance, incivility, etc.).

· Research best practices on institutional policies, procedures, and educational programs, curate them, and create shareable resources for college and university administrators

· Organize the D&I biannual conference with campus partners.

· Organize Anti-Racist Pedagogy Across the Curriculum ( ARPAC ) training in collaboration with other campus partners.

· Provide support for Awareness through Performance initiative.

Percentage Of Time

40

Essential

Yes

Responsibility Statement

Supervision of Center for Transformative Justice Staff

Duties to Support Responsibility

· Provide leadership for office professional staff, graduate assistants and work study staff.

· Convene Center for Transformative Justice staff meetings and lead annual staff orientation.

· Facilitate one-on-one consultation and conduct performance evaluations.

· Monitor and analyze communication workflow and make recommendations to improve operations.

· Seek out professional development opportunities for staff.

Percentage Of Time

20

Essential

Yes

Responsibility Statement

Hate/Bias Response and Advocacy

Duties to Support Responsibility

· Convene Hate Response Team and Hate/Bias Advisory Council.

· Analyze hate/bias incident reports, look for environmental patterns, respond accordingly.

· Work closely with key stakeholders to mentor and assist impacted communities.

· Develop End of Year reports for hate/bias response efforts.

Percentage Of Time

20

Essential

Yes

Responsibility Statement

Management of Assessment

Duties to Support Responsibility

· Provide leadership for Campus Climate surveys in collaboration with D&I leadership.

· Oversee the evaluation and assessment of the Center for Transformative Justice sponsored trainings/programs and help monitor office usage rates regarding services and library resources.

Percentage Of Time

10

Essential

Yes

Responsibility Statement

Collaboration with diversity related committees, councils, and organizations

Duties to Support Responsibility

· Serve as the Center for Transformative Justice representative for D&I subdivision meetings.

· Serve as the Center for Transformative Justice representative for D&I Council meetings.

· Advocate and communicate initiatives, proposals and recommendations for institutional policy revisions.

· Foster communication and collaboration with members of other campus committees, councils and organizations

Percentage Of Time

5

Essential

Yes

Responsibility Statement

Oversight of office administration and miscellaneous

Duties to Support Responsibility

· Oversee Center for Transformative Justice budget.

· Submit and present budget request to Academic Initiatives Differential Allocation Committee ( AIDAC )

· Provide support for website and marketing materials.

· Conduct internal End of Year reports, and present findings to campus partners

· Maintain the Center for Transformative Justice website, and social media platforms.

· Other responsibilities as assigned.

Percentage Of Time

5

Essential

Yes

Posting Detail Information

Special Instructions

Posting Date

06/09/2021

Close Date

Continuous Recruitment

Yes

Continuous Recruitment First Review Date

07/09/2021

Position Contact Name

Antoiwana Williams or Victor Macias-Gonzalez

Position Contact Email

hrinfo@uwlax.edu
Required Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  3. Reference Contact Information
Optional DocumentsSupplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identities of finalists must be revealed upon request. See Wis. Stat. §. 19.36(7).
    • I wish for my name to remain confidential until the university is no longer able to do so.
    • I waive my right to keep my name confidential through the application process.
  2. Are you currently under investigation or have ever left employment during an active investigation in which you were accused of sexual violence or sexual harassment? (Required under UW System Administrative Policy 1275)
    • Yes
    • No
  3. Were you ever found to have engaged in any sexual violence or sexual harassment in a previous work assignment? (Required under UW System Administrative Policy 1275)
    • Yes
    • No
  4. Are you an alum of the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • Chronicle of Higher Education Web Site
    • Discipline-Specific Publication/Web Site
    • HERC Web Site
    • HigherEdJobs.com Web Site
    • Job Center of Wisconsin Web Site
    • Minority Publication/Web Site
    • University of Wisconsin - La Crosse Social Media (i.e. Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter)
    • University of Wisconsin - La Crosse Web Site
    • La Crosse Tribune
    • Personal Referral
  6. After you retire from a Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS) employer, you may return to work with a WRS employer as a rehired annuitant, provided certain requirements are met. There are no restrictions on what type of position a rehired annuitant can hold. Under the WRS, there is no limit to how much you may earn as a rehired annuitant. (Learn more: https://www.wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/benefits/life-events/empcha/ra/). Are you currently collecting an annuity from the Wisconsin Retirement System, (WRS)?
    • Yes
    • No
  7. Are you currently employed by or have you been employed by a UW System institution or a State of Wisconsin agency during the last seven (7) years? Please answer yes or no. If yes, provide the institution or agency name, your supervisor and contact information, including phone number and email address.
    • Yes
    • No
  8. Please provide your most recent employer, supervisor name and contact information, including phone number and email address. (Pursuant to UW System Administrative Policy 1275, UW System requires reference checks related to sexual harassment and sexual violence to be conducted at a minimum with a final candidate’s most recent employer and with all previous UW System institution and State of Wisconsin agency employers from the past seven years. UW-L will notify you prior to contacting your supervisor).

    (Open Ended Question)

  9. Will you now or in the future require visa sponsorship for employment at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse? (UW-L and UW System institutions pay for some or all of the sponsorship costs. Some candidates may require an H1B or another form of employment sponsorship to work in the US. This question is asked so that if you are the successful candidate, Human Resources can work with your work unit to begin the process of obtaining this visa).
    • Yes, I will require sponsorship prior to employment.
    • Yes, I will require sponsorship for continued employment if hired.
    • No, I do not require sponsorship and am eligible to work in the US.


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