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Director of Inclusion and Community Engagement, Texas McCombs

University of Texas at Austin
Texas, United States
Competitive Salary
Posted date
Aug 20, 2021

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Administrative, Academic Affairs, Academic Administration
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Full Time
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As part of the academic mission of the University of Texas at Austin, the McCombs School of Business (Texas McCombs) is committed to building a community of faculty, staff and students with a wide range of backgrounds, ideas, and viewpoints.

Texas McCombs is dedicated to the principle that individuals be respected, equitably included, and enjoy equitable access to opportunities, regardless of their race, ethnicity, nationality, religious background, sexual orientation, gender identity- and expression, disability, or marital, parental, age, veteran, health history, socioeconomic, or citizenship status.

We consider a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) to be critical for the education, employment, advancement, recognition, and satisfaction of all individuals in our community. Accordingly, we endeavor to pursue excellence in our mission to create a diverse, equitable, and inclusive “University of the First Class.”

Driven by this philosophy, reporting to the Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (AD DEI), Texas McCombs seeks qualified candidates for a Director of Inclusion and Community Engagement whose education, perspectives, and experience enable them to provide strong leadership and the ability to plan and coordinate school-level activities that build and maintain a diverse and inclusive faculty, staff and student community.   General Notes As an Equal Opportunity Employer, Texas McCombs believes that diversity in our faculty, student, and staff populations is integral to our core purpose of educating leaders that create value for society. We welcome applicants from under-represented groups and those who can demonstrate a commitment to inclusion.

Texas McCombs is a top business school at the center of one of the most innovative cities in the U.S. The McCombs community champions hands-on experiences alongside the ground-breaking research and thought-leadership of a world-class faculty. The collaborative spirit and enterprising drive of the Longhorn alumni network, one of the largest university networks in the world, is embedded in our culture, making us human-centered and future-focused in all our endeavors. We are shaping those who will shape tomorrow, and solving challenging problems while remaining committed to creating a community that is diverse, supportive, and challenging. What starts here really does change the world.

For more information about the McCombs School of Business please visit:

  • Provide leadership, vision, integrity, and a team-oriented philosophy to McCombs leadership for developing DEI best practices for diversity and inclusion efforts in recruitment, selection, appointment, on-boarding, and retention of students, faculty, and staff.
  • Proactively plan and implement DEI programs and activities that both educate and promote equity and inclusion as core values to be collectively practiced at the School. Create new partnerships with Diversity and Community Engagement at UT Austin as well as other university offices and other institutions to bring new educational experiences to the McCombs School of Business.
  • Work collaboratively with the School’s DEI committee to develop and implement programs. Assist with identifying ways to promote diversity and inclusion within the School; coordinate with individuals who oversee diversity and inclusion efforts across various units on the University of Texas at Austin campus.
  • Guide and support Undergraduate and Graduate Directors of DEI in the School’s academic programs in developing and executing best practices for program-specific student recruiting, DEI programming, and inclusion initiatives.
  • Assist the AD DEI in implementing the Provost’s Strategic Action Plan for Diversity as well as the University Diversity’s Action Plan and curating required DEI metrics.
  • Coordinate with the McCombs marketing team to ensure strong and updated digital reporting of DEI metrics to various McCombs’ stakeholders including current students, alumni, faculty and staff.
Required Qualifications Master's degree. A combination of five to seven years of experience coordinating DEI programs in an educational or corporate environment. Demonstrated experience in DEI training. Excellent command of contemporary diversity, equity, inclusion, and multiculturalism concepts and issues in higher education. Demonstrated ability to manage multiple responsibilities simultaneously in a fast-paced environment. Demonstrated success in managing relationships with multiple stakeholders and navigating organizations in order to resolve complex situations. Demonstrated success in process improvement and project management. Effective communication skills and ability to work both independently and as a member of project teams.

Relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications Masters of Business Administration, Master in Educational Administration or related field.  Experience working in an environment making strategic decisions. Experience managing and supervising a team. Experience working with a diverse group of peers, faculty, administrative personnel, and students.

Salary Range $90,000 + depending on qualifications

Working Conditions
  • Working in a standard office, Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation, work schedule is generally 8am – 5pm with nights and weekend work when needed. Occasional event set up and break down management which can involve some lifting. 

  • This position is Austin, TX based and eligible for occasional telework

Required Materials
  • Resume/CV

  • 3 work references with their contact information; at least one reference should be from a supervisor
  • Letter of interest
Important for applicants who are NOT current university employees or contingent workers: You will be prompted to submit your resume the first time you apply, then you will be provided an option to upload a new Resume for subsequent applications. Any additional Required Materials (letter of interest, references, etc.) will be uploaded in the Application Questions section; you will be able to multi-select additional files. Before submitting your online job application, ensure that ALL Required Materials have been uploaded.  Once your job application has been submitted, you cannot make changes.


Important for Current university employees and contingent workers: As a current university employee or contingent worker, you MUST apply within Workday by searching for Find UT Jobs. If you are a current University employee, log-in to Workday, navigate to your Worker Profile, click the Career link in the left hand navigation menu and then update the sections in your Professional Profile before you apply. This information will be pulled in to your application. The application is one page and you will be prompted to upload your resume. In addition, you must respond to the application questions presented to upload any additional Required Materials (letter of interest, references, etc.) that were noted above.

Employment Eligibility:

Regular staff who have been employed in their current position for the last six continuous months are eligible for openings being recruited for through University-Wide or Open Recruiting, to include both promotional opportunities and lateral transfers. Staff who are promotion/transfer eligible may apply for positions without supervisor approval.


Retirement Plan Eligibility:

The retirement plan for this position is Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS), subject to the position being at least 20 hours per week and at least 135 days in length.


Background Checks:

A criminal history background check will be required for finalist(s) under consideration for this position.


Equal Opportunity Employer:

The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.


Pay Transparency:

The University of Texas at Austin will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.


Employment Eligibility Verification:

If hired, you will be required to complete the federal Employment Eligibility Verification I-9 form.  You will be required to present acceptable and original documents to prove your identity and authorization to work in the United States.  Documents need to be presented no later than the third day of employment.  Failure to do so will result in loss of employment at the university.



The University of Texas at Austin use E-Verify to check the work authorization of all new hires effective May 2015. The university’s company ID number for purposes of E-Verify is 854197. For more information about E-Verify, please see the following:

E-Verify Poster (English) [PDF]

E-Verify Poster (Spanish) [PDF]

Right To Work Poster (English) [PDF]

Right To Work Poster (Spanish) [PDF]



Employees may be required to report violations of law under Title IX and the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act). If this position is identified a Campus Security Authority (Clery Act), you will be notified and provided resources for reporting. Responsible employees under Title IX are defined and outlined in HOP-3031 

The Clery Act requires all prospective employees be notified of the availability of the Annual Security and Fire Safety report. You may access the 2020 report here or obtain a copy at University Compliance Services, 1616 Guadalupe, Suite UTA 2.206, Austin, Texas, 78701

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