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University of Washington Bothell
Washington, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Apr 12, 2023

Req #:220889
Department:UW BOTHELL
Job Location: Bothell Campus
Posting Date:05/10/2023
Closing Info: Open Until Filled
Salary:$7,747 - $8,178 per month
Other Compensation:
Shift:First Shift
Benefits: As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For a complete description of our benefits for this position, please visit our website, click here.

As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world.

UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty.

The Office of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion at the University of Washington Bothell has an outstanding opportunity for a Director of DEI: Strategic Initiatives and Capacity Building. The Director of Strategic Initiatives & Capacity Building will advance high-priority programming and initiatives that deepen diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) efforts across the UW Bothell campus.
Under the direct supervision of the Associate Vice Chancellor for DEI, the Director of Strategic Initiatives & Capacity Building will monitor and lead a range of strategic equity efforts from design, implementation, and evaluation in collaboration with campus stakeholders. The goal for this position is to create resources, programming, and initiatives that build the campus-wide capacity to embed DEI into our culture, practices, and procedures.

This position resides within the Office of DEI which includes the Student Diversity Center. Uniquely, the Office of DEI at UW Bothell operates as a collective of people who are committed to each other’s growth and well-being in this work. The Office of DEI invites candidates who enjoy working in community to apply to become a part of this tight-knit and dedicated team.



• Advance a range of institutional initiatives connected to the Office of DEI’s strategic priorities, as directed by the Associate Vice Chancellor of DEI.
• Ensure thoughtful strategy and effective project management from design, to implementation, to evaluation, and iteration in collaboration with key stakeholders across the campus.
• Provide leadership and oversight of professional development and coaching that builds capacity of staff and faculty to incorporate DEI practices into their respective roles and responsibilities.
• Communicate through meaningful and organized methods to strengthen projects and initiatives, providing regular updates to a wide set of stakeholders, as needed and as directed by the Associate Vice Chancellor of DEI.
• Alongside the Associate Vice Chancellor of DEI and the Director of DEI, function as a strategic and tactical partner to advance key departmental priorities and meet campus-wide DEI goals.


• Oversee the recruitment, hiring, training, supervision, and evaluation of professional staff.
• Create and support professional development opportunities for staff so that they are aware of cutting-edge practices in DEI.


• Function as a strategic partner to faculty and staff to advance equity-based initiatives and programming.
• Develop short-term and long-term strategic goals for DEI campus-wide initiatives and programming that builds capacity of staff and faculty to engage, implement, and embed DEI into their everyday work.
• Responsible for maintaining internal controls and ensuring compliance, with university policies and procedures, as well as local, state, and federal regulations.
• Oversight of budgetary management and forecasting, including operational and programming budgets to ensure activities are carried out in a fiscally responsible manner.


• Serve and participate on University committees as assigned or designated.
• Other duties as assigned by their supervisor, Associate Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.


• Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Social Work, or other related field.
• 4-5 years experience working in a higher education setting and/or direct experience of designing and implementing equity practices in an organization.

Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.


• Substantive experience leading diversity and inclusion programming.
• Supervisory experience of professional staff or student staff is required.
• Well-developed skills in listening to and responding to people from diverse backgrounds across the institutional spectrum that includes students, faculty, staff, and community partners.


•Master’s degree (or equivalent) or higher.
•Direct experience with change management and shifting organizations for the purpose of equitable culture change

Application Process:
The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. These assessments may include Work Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select “Apply to this position”. Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your “My Jobs” page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.

Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, the University of Washington will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.

The University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 or .

Applicants considered for this position will be required to disclose if they are the subject of any substantiated findings or current investigations related to sexual misconduct at their current employment and past employment. Disclosure is required under Washington state law .

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