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Director of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion for Graduate Programs, Texas McCombs

University of Texas at Austin
Texas, United States
Competitive Salary
Posted date
Aug 23, 2021

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Administrative, Student Affairs, Minority & Multicultural Affairs, Student Activities & Services
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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, Texas McCombs seeks qualified candidates for a Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for Graduate Programs will work collaboratively across the School’s Graduate Programs to support student success through DEI programming and resources. Texas McCombs offers a Masters of Business Administration (MBA), a Masters of Public Accounting (MPA), as well as five Masters of Science degree programs.

Job Details:

General Notes As an Equal Opportunity Employer, the 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:

Responsibilities Develop and drive strategic initiatives related to DEI within all MBA, MS, and MPA Programs with a focus on the entirety of the McCombs graduate student lifecycle

  • Partner with Admissions Teams in MBA, MS and MPA Programs on recruitment strategies for developing a strong pipeline of diverse students by attracting historically underrepresented populations, coordinate and contribute to outreach initiatives for prospective students, and represent McCombs at on and off campus local, regional, and national events as needed

  • Partner with the McCombs Marketing Teams on communications and marketing strategy to attract a broad and diverse audience

  • Monitor and track Year Over Year DEI metrics and reporting for the different MBA, MS, and MPA programs as it relates to alignment with the McCombs DEI plan and McCombs graduate programs recruitment/enrollment goals

  • Partner with Program Office Deans, Student Affairs teams, Career Management and Corporate Relations, student organizations, and advisory councils to develop and implement DEI strategies that support student success through a focus on student retention, curricular and co-curricular graduate student experiences. This may include providing resources and support to multicultural student organizations; structural assessments related to student organizations, student academic performance and well-being; facilitating and/or organizing DEI workshops as well as identifying programmatic gaps and developing new programs to address needs.

  • Partner with program student experience/affairs teams to run pulse climate surveys to measure program atmosphere, culture and student experience.

Contribute to the development and implementation of McCombs School of Business DEI strategic goals.

  • Coordinate with McCombs Marketing team to showcase DEI initiatives on MBA, MPA, and MS websites.

  • Work collaboratively with Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion, the Director of Inclusion and Community Engagement, and the Director of Diversity, Inclusion, and Outreach for the BBA Program to align implementation of DEI goals across the School.

  • Contribute to the development and implementation of DEI McCombs Advisory Board that includes creation of board structure and strategic goals.

  • Guide the DEI staff in MBA MPA, MS, and MSTC Programs by sharing best DEI best practices

  • Implement staff training and standards in DEI

Required Qualifications Master's degree. Five years of experience coordinating programs in an educational or corporate environment. Demonstrated experience in diversity, equity, and inclusion 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. Effective communication skills and ability to work both independently and as a member of project teams.

Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications Masters of Business Administration, Master in Educational Administration or related field.  Previous experience working in higher education. Experience working with a diverse group of peers, faculty, administrative personnel, and students. Demonstrated success in process improvement and project management.

Salary $75,000 + 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 is eligible for occasional remote work

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:



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, TX 78701.

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