Assistant Dean of Inclusion and Diversity
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Assistant Dean of Diversity, Equity
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The Assistant Dean of Inclusion and Diversity leads Diversity,
Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) efforts for the School of Management
(SOM). Reporting directly to the Dean, the Assistant Dean guides
and leads SOM in its aspirations to create a diverse and welcoming
environment where all members can find a sense of belonging. In
partnership with the Dean and senior leadership across the
university, develop and oversee implementation of an effective
strategy to best achieve the school's mission to educate leaders
for business and society. Act as a resource for all community
members including faculty, students, and staff to provide
intentional support to historically under-represented groups in
business education. Identify and track school-wide progress along
key metrics, and coordinate, collaborate and communicate regularly
with program and administrative offices at SOM and with peers
across the University.
Set DEI strategy and goals for the school. Lead the Office of
Inclusion and Diversity (OID) office. Manage and engage a team of
individual contributors. Communicate the school's Inclusion and
Diversity values and initiatives internally and externally.
Participate as a member of the dean's leadership team at the
school. Represent SOM's Inclusion and Diversity efforts to the rest
of Yale University. Deliver the school's required 5-year DEI Unit
Plan a part of the Belonging at Yale initiative; meet regularly
with university partners. Benchmark the outcomes of diversity
initiatives against data from other nationally ranked programs.
Develop key metrics, track, and use data to drive improvement. May
coordinate efforts with the City of New Haven on issues related to
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DEIB). Effectively
manage the fiscal resources allocated to OID initiatives. Prepare
an annual strategic budget proposal and manage area expenditures
relative to the approved financial allocation.
Design strategy for and oversee implementation of programming for
all students, beginning with orientation and offering opportunities
to learn across differences throughout their time at SOM. Lead
efforts for rolling out the school's first mandatory diversity
training and offer bespoke programming and education around DEIB
for staff and faculty. Chair SOM's Council on Anti-racism and
Equity (CARE) - a group of selected students, staff, faculty, and
alumni who advise the Dean on antiracism efforts. Establish support
for marquee initiatives resulting from CARE, including immersive
speaker series and video podcasts. Act as a center of excellence
through creation of school-wide resources and toolkits.
Act as one of the school's appointed Discrimination and Harassment
Resource Coordinators. In concert with appropriate senior leaders,
facilitate timely community responses to social and racial justice
incident. Provide strategic guidance to affinity-based groups
across the school. Approve plans for celebrations and programming
in recognition of national diversity months.
Imbed DEI into the school's operations - work with senior
leadership across departments to infuse values of DEI into their
strategy and programming and ensure department resources are
secured to operationalize goals. Provide guidance and support to
colleagues responsible for DEIB-related work across the school;
create a community of practice for DEIB at SOM. Partner with
faculty and student leaders to integrate topics of DEI within the
academic experience and curriculum. Work to ensure school policies
are fair and equitable in nature.
1. Serve as a critical member of the Senior Leadership Team,
providing guidance to the team on diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Works with students, faculty, and staff to envision, implement, and
manage a variety of programs that develop an inclusive and
equitable community. 2. Serve as a DEI representative in various
School and University-wide committees. 3. Contribute to the
development of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) strategic
planning including collecting information on, studying and
assessing, and summarizing past DEI efforts and strategic plans,
and conducting research to assess the state of diversity in
recruitment, admissions, hiring, and retention. 4. Organize,
convene, and chair the DEI committee to assist with the development
of a culture of inclusion. 5. Collaborate with deans and directors
to organize DEI activities for the School. Work collaboratively to
help teams across the organization produce DEI reports related to
(a) student recruitment, admissions, retention, and graduation; (b)
staff recruitment, hiring, and retention; (c) faculty recruitment,
hiring, promotion, and retention. 6. Develop key metrics that
capture DEI performance, track, and report the measures, and use
data to drive continuous improvement. Help to manage DEI databases.
7. Maintain expertise on best practices, in addition to laws and
guidelines, that relate to diversity, equity and inclusion in
recruitment, hiring, outreach, and teaching. Document, implement
and disseminate to appropriate constituents within the School. 8.
Develop and implement effective DEI communication strategies, web
and interactive media, and marketing and informational materials
for recruiting, outreach, and community building. Ensure that the
key messages with respect to diversity initiatives are
appropriately positioned and integrated and that the specific needs
of diverse audiences are considered and met. 9. Develop DEI
teaching and training materials and resources for staff, faculty,
and students and oversee planning of a DEI speaker series and
Required Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree and eight years of progressive responsibility in
education administration or related corporate roles with direct
experience in diversity programming, HR, and/or program management.
Experience working with and/or serving diverse populations.
Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion
throughout career and/or lived experience. Advanced degree
Required Skill/Ability 1:
Ability to advance Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in an academic
Required Skill/Ability 2:
Demonstrated ability building out an inclusion, talent, or cultural
strategy in a matrixed environment.
Required Skill/Ability 3:
Comfort working across diverse constituencies.
Required Skill/Ability 4:
Influencing and stakeholder management skills. Strong
Required Skill/Ability 5:
Exceptional interpersonal, presentation, and communication skills
(written and oral).
Preferred Education, Experience and Skills:
Background Check Requirements:
All candidates for employment will be subject to pre-employment
background screening for this position, which may include motor
vehicle, DOT certification, drug testing and credit checks based on
the position description and job requirements. All offers are
contingent upon the successful completion of the background check.
For additional information on the background check requirements and
process visit "Learn about background checks" under the Applicant
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