The University of Utah Graduate School is accepting applications
for the position of Assistant Dean for Diversity. This professional
staff position is part of the leadership team of the Graduate
Candidates must have a master’s or higher degree in an area
related to diversity education. Candidates should also have
demonstrated oral and written communication and interpersonal
relations skills. They must be proactive, direct and supervise
staff and projects, pay attention to detail, and possess excellent
Remote Work Opportunity: The Graduate School is currently
piloting a hybrid office model, with a minimum of three days on
campus. For the first 90 days of employment, the candidate is
required to work on campus. Hybrid work schedules may be available
after 90 days of employment. The Assistant Dean for Diversity must
reside in the state of Utah.
University of Utah Job ID# PRN28612B 00152 - Graduate
Full Time, Mon – Fri, Some Travel Required
The Assistant Dean for Diversity in the Graduate School is
responsible for developing, initiating, and engaging in practices
supporting graduate students’ recruitment, retention, and
graduation from historically underrepresented groups.
The Assistant Dean for Diversity’s efforts can be summarized
across four focus areas: 1) recruitment, 2) retention, 3)
collection and examination of institutional data for equity
analysis and accountability, and 4) leading the discourse on equity
and diversity in graduate education.
Special projects or new initiatives are developed at the
discretion of the Assistant Dean and serve to advance the academic
success of underrepresented graduate students across any of the
four focus areas.
The Assistant Dean collaborates with faculty of graduate
programs, Directors of Graduate Studies, department chairs,
relevant program staff, and university community members. In
particular, the Assistant Dean closely coordinates their work with
programmatic and leadership activities of the University’s Office
of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion.
- The Assistant Dean serves on the following
committees: S.J. Quinney Law School Deans Diversity Council,
Diversity Collective, and the Senate Committee on Diversity.
- The Assistant Dean manages an operational
budget and tracks expenses, performs monthly spending reviews, and
completes an annual budget forecast.
The Assistant Dean supervises a full-time Assistant Director and
a part-time Administrative Program Coordinator.
Candidates must have a master’s degree or higher in an area
related to diversity in higher education. The Assistant Dean
must possess exceptional interpersonal and communication skills due
to the importance of partnering and collaborating with faculty,
staff, administrators, and graduate students.
The Assistant Dean must be proactive; able to identify, define,
and evaluate problems; able to plan and develop immediate and
long-term strategies and solutions; have excellent organizational
skills; have strong attention to detail, and must be able to direct
and supervise projects.
Competitive applicants should have a strong track record of
developing successful initiatives related to recruitment and
retention of historically underrepresented students, especially
African American, Hispanic/Latino, Native Hawaiian/Pacific
Islander, and American Indian/Alaskan Native groups.
Possessing an understanding of organizational and strategic
planning is highly desired. Previous experience with the US
Department of Education TRIO programs, such as the McNair
Scholars program, is a plus.
The University of Utah is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative
Action employer and educator. Minorities, women, and persons with
disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans preference.
Reasonable accommodations were provided. For additional
The University of Utah values candidates who have experience
working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds, and
possess a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher
education for historically underrepresented students.
- D. or Ed.D. Preferred.
- Previous experience with successful grant writing and
fundraising is highly desired.
- Experience in recruiting and retaining a diverse student
population is preferred.
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EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal
Opportunity employer. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in
the application process will be provided to individuals with
disabilities. Please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and
Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365
(V/TDD), for further information or to request an accommodation.
The University of Utah is committed to diversity in its workforce.
Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.