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Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (71101)

Pratt Institute
New York, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Dec 7, 2022

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Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (71101)

Location: Brooklyn, NY

The Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Pratt Institute welcomes you to apply for the Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion ( DEI) position. Reporting to the Executive Director of DEI, this position will be responsible for developing targeted engagement, professional development, and retention strategies, events, and initiatives for faculty and staff at the Pratt Brooklyn and Manhattan Campuses. The Director will also collaborate with the Center for Teaching and Learning, Human Resources, and the Office of the Provost to develop training curricula and workshops for faculty and staff that advance inclusive excellence across the Institute.

Located in the Clinton Hill neighborhood of Brooklyn, NY, Pratt Institute is a top-ranked college with opportunities in art, design, architecture, liberal arts and sciences, and information studies. Pratt Institute gives the creative leaders of tomorrow the knowledge and experience to make a better world. Since its founding in 1887, Pratt has prioritized diversity and inclusion, welcoming students from all walks of life while developing and sustaining pathways to more equitable workplaces and careers. Today, Pratt and its exceptional faculty pride themselves on being academically excellent as well as adaptable to both in-person and online learning. Pratt students are part of a collaborative, interdisciplinary, research- and inquiry-based education that prepares them for professional and personal success in creative fields and with the goal of contributing to a more just and sustainable world.

On a typical day, you will be required to:
  • Develop and execute innovative engagement and belonging strategies, programs, and events for faculty and staff to support the Pratt DEI Strategic Plan.
  • Create and support leadership development, academic research, and mentoring programs for underrepresented faculty groups; develop and manage the DEI Faculty Fellowship Program.
  • Provide strategic guidance and support for Pratt Staff Council initiatives; develop and manage Employee Resource Networks for underrepresented faculty and staff groups.
  • Partner with the Executive Director of DEI to develop the curriculum and facilitate training workshops for the DEI Allies Training Certificate Program.
  • Partner with the Center for Teaching and Learning to create trainings and workshops for faculty on inclusive pedagogy, curriculum design, classroom management, etc.
  • Collaborate with the DEI Team on special projects as needed and perform other duties as assigned. Serve on various institutional committees as needed.

This position is located on the Pratt Brooklyn campus with a hybrid work schedule. Salary Range: $83,000 - $102,000 + Generous Benefits including:
  • 403B Retirement Program
  • Supplemental Retirement Account
  • Tuition Benefits for Employees and Dependents
  • Tuition Exchange Program
  • Summer Hours
  • Flexible Spending Accounts - commuter, medical, dependent care
  • Childcare Benefit
  • Basic life and AD&D insurance provided by Pratt
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Care Coverage
  • Paid Time Off - vacation days, sick leave, winter break, and major holidays off
  • Additional Perks - free entry to select museums and cultural institutions, free use of campus recreation facilities, affordable on-campus parking

Education: Master's degree required. Ph.D. preferred.

Experience: Five to seven years experience in higher education administration; diversity, equity and inclusion; academic, co-curricular, and training curriculum development, facilitation, and assessment.

  • Knowledge of diversity, equity, and inclusion best practices; ability to work well with diverse constituents at all organizational levels; and demonstrated cultural competence and humility.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office and Google applications, websites, and social media.
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills.
  • Strong leadership, strategic, analytical, and project management skills.
  • Self-directed with strong creative problem-solving ability.
  • Expertise in program development, budget management, and event coordination.

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Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, color, creed, religion or belief, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, marital or domestic partnership status, sexual orientation, sex, gender identity or expression, age, disability, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. Pratt Institute recognizes and values the benefits of a diverse workforce.


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