Senior Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
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Diversity Equity & Inclusion
Minimum $86,000 commensurate with
experience plus excellent benefits.
The Senior Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion will work
to promote institutional goals for diversity, equity, and
inclusion; principles of community and belonging by creating
opportunities for access, learning, networking, and service on and
off campus; establish, promote and maintain collaborative
partnerships and relationships between the DEI Offices statewide,
University academic and administrative units, and community
institutions and organizations. This position will serve as Proxy
for the Vice President and assist with leadership of the DEI
Division. They will also have some budget oversight.
- Assist the Vice President in providing strategic leadership for
diversity, equity and inclusion departments.
- Work closely with campus units and colleagues to support the
recruitment and retention of diverse faculty, staff and
- Establish opportunities for learning to promote a sense of
belonging and inclusiveness for faculty, staff and students.
- Collaborate with academic units and other student support
services to support students' retention and enhance a sense of
community and belonging.
- Develop and implement pathways for collaboration, mentorship
and apprenticeship opportunities with alumni, career professionals,
community leaders and organizations for historically underserved
- Assist in the planning and supervision of annual USU DEI
- Work collaboratively with K-12 pipeline programs locally to
promote USU's goals of access for first-generation students, and
those from historically marginalized, underrepresented and
- Oversee the implementation of employee resource groups in
alignment with institutional and DEI goals.
- Represent the Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in
on-campus and, off-campus DEI related programs and events as
- Schedule meetings and manage communications for the DEI
- Occasional travel to all USU locations statewide.
- A Master's degree in Higher Education Administration, Student
Personnel, Human Relations, Communications, Sociology, Psychology,
Education or other related field.
- At least three to five years of experience working in higher
education or other related educational, non-governmental, community
or related settings.
- Demonstrated ability to work with diverse populations and
environments, a high understanding of intercultural and
- Leadership and supervisory experience.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Demonstrated evidence in program development, implementation
- Demonstrated experience in public speaking, formal
presentations, facilitating workshop and trainings forums.
- Financial management experience.
- An understanding of current higher education and societal
issues related to diversity, equity, inclusion, belonging and
- Superior communication and organizational skills
- Experience working with Microsoft Suite and social networking
- Demonstrated ability to multi-task in a fast-paced
- Ability to maintain confidentiality
Along with the online application, please attach:
- Resume to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in
the Candidate Profile under “Resume/CV”
- Cover Letter to be uploaded at the beginning of your
application in the Candidate Profile under “Documents 1-10”
**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**
Minimum $86,000 commensurate with experience plus excellent
Employees work indoors and are protected from weather and/or
contaminants, but not, necessarily, occasional temperature changes.
The employee is regularly required to sit and often uses repetitive
About the Division of Diversity, Equity and
The Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion promotes Utah
State University's commitment to a diverse, equitable, and
inclusive institutional culture where everyone feels welcome and
valued. Building and maintaining a sense of community and belonging
requires that DEI best practices and policies be strengthened and
ingrained in institutional goals as well as in our everyday work
Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is Utah’s
land-grant and space-grant university. USU is one of only 146
research institutions in the U.S. classified as R1 “very high
research activity” by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions
of Higher Education. As one of the two premier research
institutions in Utah, USU provides a high-quality education at an
affordable price. With its main campus in Logan, the university
serves approximately 27,500 students, including 24,255
undergraduates and 3,171 graduate students. USU Online has served
students from all 50 states and 55 countries for 25 years.
USU’s statewide system features three residential campuses, 30
total campus locations, and 23 Extension education centers. The
university employees 903 full-time faculty members, 124 executive
administrators, and 1,649 full-time support staff. USU offers 115
undergraduate majors, as well as 91 master’s and 42 doctoral
degrees. Learn more
A core characteristic of USU is engagement with communities and
people in economic development, improvements to quality of life,
and human capital. Through the practical application of knowledge,
the University and its faculty engage and share expertise with the
state, nation, and world, preserving the historical land-grant
tradition of partnering with communities to address critical
societal issues in the interest of the public good.
The USU main campus is located in beautiful Logan,
, a city of about 50,000 situated in a picturesque mountain
valley about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Outstanding
recreational opportunities abound in the nearby mountains and
USU is sensitive to the needs of dual career couples and provides a
Dual Career Assistance program
to support careers for partners who are also seeking
USU endeavors to provide reasonable accommodations to ensure equal
access in all aspects of employment to qualified persons with
disabilities. To request a reasonable accommodation for a
disability, please contact the university’s ADA Coordinator in the
Human Resource office at 435-797-0122 or submit a request at
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Notice of Non-discrimination
In its programs and activities, including in admissions and
employment, Utah State University does not discriminate or tolerate
discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color,
religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual
orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a
protected veteran, or any other status protected by University
policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law.
The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries
regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing
regulations and/or USU’s non-discrimination policies:
Executive Director of the Office of Equity
, Distance Education Rm.
Title IX Coordinator
firstname.lastname@example.org, Distance Education Rm. 404, 435-797-1266
Mailing address: 5100 Old Main Hill, Logan, UT 84322
For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit
, or contact:
U.S. Department of Education,
Office of Assistant
Secretary for Civil Rights, 800-421-3481, OCR@ed.gov
U.S. Department of Education,
Office, 303-844-5695, OCR.Denver@ed.gov
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