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University of Wisconsin-Madison
Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Sep 6, 2022

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Executive, Executive Directors
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time
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Minimum $93,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications
The University of Wisconsin-Madison Police Department (UWPD) is committed to attracting, retaining, and rewarding a highly qualified and diverse workforce by supporting competitive and equitable compensation practices through a job framework, salary structure and clear and flexible salary administrative guidelines.

Previous experience may be considered for pay above the minimum posted.

Job Summary:

The Executive Director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) is a position within the UW- Madison Police Department (UWPD) primarily responsible for providing leadership in the design, implementation, assessment, and continuous improvement of a comprehensive strategy designed to promote a diverse and inclusive organizational culture. These efforts will support the mission, values, needs, and strategic plan of the department; and ensure the UWPD is positively contributing to the realization of UW-Madison's strategic framework with respect to DEI.

UW-Madison Police Department employees will support the Department's vision and mission by operating in a fair, unbiased manner which respects the rights and dignity of all individuals. As a department employee, your everyday actions will be guided by the Department's values of Honor, Integrity, Guardianship, Health, Empathy and Respect (Reaching HIGHER) and be grounded in the highest ethical and professional standards. UW-Madison Police Department employees are expected to take an active role in creating and maintaining a positive, welcoming and inclusive work environment. Employees will assist or take part in the Department's recruiting, hiring and diversity efforts and the onboarding of new employees in the work unit. Employees will strive for excellence in fulfilling the Department's mission and vision statements, values and goals.


Leads the development and implementation of proactive diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives in support of the division's strategic plan to create a learning and working environment where all have an opportunity to succeed.
  • 20% Serves as a liaison between the division and enforcement agencies and represents the division to the external community, organizations, and agencies
  • 30% Directs strategic planning initiatives and establishes divisional objectives to ensure appropriate allocation of resources
  • 10% Partners with institutional leaders, faculty, students, staff, and internal and external constituency groups to ensure programming supports the division's values and strategic goals and assesses and monitors program effectiveness
  • 5% Develops and audits the unit budget, monitors financial activities for grant funding
  • 15% Develops operating policies and procedures to comply with regulations, institutional policies, and diversity objectives
  • 5% Required to work special events or assignments as designated by the Department.
  • 5% Advises and consults with staff in the implementation of recruitment and retention acquisition strategies.
  • 10% Leads the Department in implementing strategic initiative including the creation of a culture for DEI.
  • Develop and maintain web content related to DEI.
  • Develop and maintain comprehensive strategic plans that are informed by key performance indicators and input/direction from departmental leadership.
  • Consult with recruiting staff members to maximize departmental resources throughout the entire recruitment process in an effort to attract, hire, and retain diverse and qualified staff.
  • Lead Department DEI initiatives and committees.
  • Represent the Department on relevant campus committees, as determined by the Chief of Police/Associate Vice Chancellor and executive leadership.
  • Collaborate with stakeholders to assess the need for, and recommend, training initiatives and topics designed to increase awareness and support of equity and inclusion values, and maintaining compliance with applicable laws and accreditation.
  • Prepare reports on the department.s DEI efforts, strategies, and implementation efforts; relevant objective metrics; and other documentation needed in the execution of the department's overall diversity and inclusion strategy.
  • Coordinate with campus diversity officers, equity and diversity partners and other relevant partners and campus stakeholders.
  • Collaborates with the Executive Director of Communications to develop and plan events which help to develop a welcoming and inclusive culture surrounding UWPD and its community.
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


Master's Degree
A Master's degree in Social Justice, Post-Secondary Education, Sociology, Social Anthropology, Human Resource Management, Psychology, Counseling, Organizational Development or a related field is preferred.


*Minimum of 3 years in a professional setting with experience advancing diversity, equity, inclusion and community building in a complex organization or relevant experience in a role directly related to equity, diversity, and inclusion efforts.

*Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with all constituents of the institution and with diverse groups/populations.

*Preferred experience working with all levels of an organization including leadership and executive level positions in making critical decisions and ability to maintain confidential information.

*Experience required demonstrating commitment to the values of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the workplace and have established strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a multi-cultural environment.

*Excellent verbal and written communication skills required, including the ability to relate complex information in an understandable fashion to a variety of people with different levels of knowledge on the topic.

*Candidates should have general knowledge and experience using Microsoft Office Suite, utilizing social media and website platforms with the ability to learn Department or University specific software programs.

*Demonstrated knowledge, skills, awareness of and commitment to contemporary issues of inclusion, social justice, diversity, access, and equity, including the current research and pedagogical approaches that inform and address these issues.

COVID-19 Considerations:

UW-Madison continues to follow necessary health and safety protocols to protect our campus from COVID-19. All employees remain subject to the COVID-19 Workplace Safety Policy: . Please visit for the most up-to-date information.

Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

It is anticipated this position requires work be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location.

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Additional Information:

Persons in this position must pass the initial application screening, all steps of the hiring process, an extensive background investigation, drug screen, psychological examination prior to beginning employment

How to Apply:

To begin the application process please click on the "" button. You will be asked to upload a resume and cover letter.

For maximum consideration, please explain your qualifications, knowledge, skills, and ability in your cover letter or resume as well as address the following two writing prompts in your cover letter. The response for each prompt shall be no more than two pages (12 point font, single-spaced paragraphs).

*In what ways do diversity, equity, and inclusion promote stronger relationships between police and community and how will you work in the department and the community to cultivate these relationships?

*Who are the stakeholders you believe are important to building a strong community relationship and what strategies would you employ to communicate and leverage these connections to address a controversial emergency/crisis situation involving police?


David Theel
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1. See RELAY_SERVICE for further information.

Official Title:

Diversity & Incl Dir (C)(EI027)



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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.

If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability, you can find information about how to make a request at the following website:

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

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinary policies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, and on-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statistics for the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a paper copy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin Police Department .

Applications Open: Sep 6 2022 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: Oct 2 2022 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time

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