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Director of DEI Programming

Miami University
Ohio, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Sep 2, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Other Student Affairs, Student Activities & Services
Employment Level
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Full Time
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Job Summary:

This position reports to the Vice President for Institutional Diversity and Inclusion. The Director will promote and sustain the university’s commitment to inclusive excellence and an equitable, inclusive and diverse campus culture by building on existing DEI programming efforts to design, implement, lead, and assess systemic, sustainable DEI programming across the university. The Director, DEI Programming will work closely with the VP and Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion (OIDI) staff as well as campus partners to identify, prioritize, develop, and implement DEI programming for faculty, staff, external stakeholders, and, in collaboration with Student Life, support DEI programming for graduate and undergraduate students. The Director will develop both in-person and online modules, workshops, trainings, and educational sessions to ensure a systemic approach from awareness through one-time trainings or workshops to embedding DEI through more intentional and long-term programming; intentionally connect existing and new programming to national best practices to support university-wide DEI priorities; coordinate Heritage and History month programming; participate in short- and long-term university-wide strategic planning utilizing research and national and institutional data on DEI programming; and support and coordinate educational DEI programming across units. Outreach and clear communication, benchmarking, innovation, creativity, and a collaborative working style are central to the efforts of the Director as a key liaison within the OIDI for faculty, staff, and students and broader community, and to support and communicate DEI priorities across the university.

Duties/Physical Demands:

- Identify and develop clear, research-based outcomes for educational DEI programming, including workshops and trainings, to move from awareness to behavioral and cultural transformation.
- Collaborate and coordinate with campus partners to identify student, staff, and faculty needs to develop appropriate DEI programming, both online and in person.
- Collaborate across university stakeholders to implement and assess specific DEI programming focusing on gender, disability, racial, ethnic and religious diversity, and other topics designed to increase awareness and support of DEI.
- Lead, coordinate, and serve as liaison for Heritage and History month programming across the university, develop monthly programming, and coordinate a campus calendar for each Heritage and History month.
- Manage and coordinate requests for DEI trainings and workshops from OIDI.
- Ensure new DEI programming maintains compliance with applicable laws and policies, working with the Office for Equity and Equal Opportunity.
- Communicate and disseminate information about DEI programming resources to various stakeholders.
- Participate in various campus collaborative programs, coordinated training and educational outreach.
- Ensure effective external communications including program and event marketing.
- Serve as a member of various campus and community committees.
- Compile and analyze research and data, determine necessary interventions, and prepare reports.

Minimum Qualifications:

- A Master’s degree by first date of employment in sociology, social work, gender and women’s studies, ethnic studies, higher education, anthropology, psychology or other related field.
- Minimum of three (3) years of progressive leadership experience in a higher education setting.
- Minimum of (3) three years of experience designing interactive higher education campus diversity curriculum.
- Experience in these areas may be earned concurrently.
- Demonstrated success in creating and delivering educational programming with diverse audiences.

Desired Qualifications:

- Experience working with senior academic leaders.
- Experience with international faculty, staff, and students.
- Experience gathering, analyzing, and interpreting data and statistical reports related to DEI, through both quantitative and qualitative research.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

- Possess knowledge of the latest DEI research, practices, and challenges to strategically plan appropriate DEI programming.
- Strong interpersonal, organizational and conflict management skills.
- Ability to work independently, and strong planning and operational skills.
- Demonstrated ability to develop and implement assessment plans to improve the effectiveness of DEI programming.
- Excellent verbal, written, and organizational skills working across a wide range of audiences.
- Proven ability to work collaboratively with individuals (senior administrators, faculty, staff, graduate students, undergraduate students) and groups across campus and in the community.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please include cover letter, resume/CV, and list of three (3) references.

EO/AA Statement/Clery Act:

Miami University, an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, encourages applications from minorities, women, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Miami University prohibits harassment, discrimination and retaliation on the basis of age (40 years or older), color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, military status, national origin (ancestry), pregnancy, race, religion, sex/gender, status as a parent or foster parent, sexual orientation, or protected veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, programs or employment practices. Requests for reasonable accommodations for disabilities related to employment should be directed to or 513-529-3560.

As part of the University’s commitment to maintaining a healthy and safe living, learning, and working environment, we encourage you to read Miami University’s Annual Security & Fire Safety Report at:, which contains information about campus safety, crime statistics, and our drug and alcohol abuse and prevention program designed to prevent the unlawful possession, use, and distribution of drugs and alcohol on campus and at university events and activities. This report also contains information on programs and policies designed to prevent and address sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. Each year, email notification of this website is made to all faculty, staff, and enrolled students. Written notification is also provided to prospective students and employees. Hard copies of the Annual Security & Fire Safety Report may be obtained from the Miami University Police Department at (513) 529-2223.

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