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Assistant Dean of Inclusion and Diversity

Yale University
Connecticut, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Aug 9, 2023

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Administrative, Deans
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Assistant Dean of Inclusion and Diversity

University Job Title: Assistant Dean of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Bargaining Unit: None - Not included in the union (Yale Union Group)
Time Type: Full time
Duration Type: Regular
Compensation Grade: Administration & Operations
Wage Ranges: Click here to see our Wage Ranges
Work Location: Central Campus
Worksite Address: 165 Whitney Avenue
New Haven, CT 06511
Work Week: Standard (M-F equal number of hours per day)
Searchable Job Family: Administration
Total # of Hours to be Works: 37.5

Position Focus:
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.

DEI Initiatives:
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.

Community Support:
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.

Stakeholder Partnership:
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.

Essential Duties:
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 workshops.

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 preferred.

Required Skill/Ability 1:

Ability to advance Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in an academic environment.

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 judgment.

Required Skill/Ability 5:

Exceptional interpersonal, presentation, and communication skills (written and oral).

Preferred Education, Experience and Skills:
Supervisory experience.

Drug Screen: No
Health Screening: No

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 Support Resources section of Careers on the It's Your Yale website.

COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement:
The University maintains policies pertaining to COVID-19. All faculty, staff, students, and trainees are required to comply with these policies, which may be found here:

Posting Disclaimer:
The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the essential functions that will be required of the position and should not be construed as a declaration of specific duties and responsibilities of the particular position. Employees will be assigned specific job-related duties through their hiring departments.

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