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Senior DEI Consultant/DEI Consultant

University of Colorado Boulder
Colorado, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jan 14, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Education Administration & Leadership, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Institutional Research & Planning, Business & Administrative Affairs, Other Business & Administrative Affairs, Executive, Executive Directors, Other Executive
Employment Type
Full Time
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Job Summary

The Office of the Senior Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion encourages applications for a Senior DEI Consultant/DEI Consultant ! We have three openings available as we are building this new team.
These positions support and advise units and offices at CU Boulder regarding issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion through providing expertise in the areas of diversity in higher education, research, assessment, student success, inclusive talent acquisition, leadership development, and/or organizational change. They will assist colleagues in operationalizing strategic goals and evaluating policy and programmatic impact in support of the campus’ priorities. The roles may be filled at either a consultant or senior consultant level based on qualifications.
The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Who We Are

The University of Colorado Boulder’s vision is to be a leader in addressing the humanitarian, social, and technological challenges of the 21st century. In all our actions, we must be committed to a social justice approach to DEI. This is especially important to operationalizing our strategic imperatives:
  • Shape tomorrow's leaders
  • Be the top university for innovation
  • Positively impact humanity

This quality defines our passion for being at the forefront of change for a more sustainable and understanding world.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

Assessment, evaluation, and project management
  • Assist units and campus partners in operationalizing strategic goals for diversity, equity, and inclusion (e.g., assessment plan creation, data collection and analysis, communication of results).
  • Perform sensitive or high-level administrative support functions (e.g., project or team lead, writing, planning, editing) needed to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion for new initiatives.
  • Build relationships and consult for leadership development (e.g., standing meetings, communications, creating and/or implementing curriculum and models, consensus building).
  • Research and benchmark diversity and equity in higher education (e.g., creating annotated bibliographies, standard methodologies, presentations, models, evaluating research, networking with colleagues at other universities).
  • Engage administrative support and organize general office duties; archive and organize; provide leadership within the SVC-DEI office (i.e., onboarding new team members).
  • Assist colleagues in analyzing climate survey results, action planning, and evaluating policy and programmatic impact in support of the campus’ priorities.
What You Should Know

On average, work will be during traditional business hours with occasional evening and weekend needs; potential for flexibility.
All University of Colorado Boulder employees are required to comply with the campus COVID-19 vaccine requirement . New employees must provide proof of vaccination or receive a medical or religious exemption within 30 days of employment.

What We Can Offer

These positions will be filled at either a senior or consultant level. Senior DEI Consultant Salary Range: $82,000 - $132,00. DEI Consultant Salary Range: $65,000 - $107,000. Onboarding assistance is available.

The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits , including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder .

Be Statements
Be diverse. Be inclusive. Be Boulder.

What We Require

Minimum requirement for all applicants: Master's degree or higher, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
At the Senior DEI Consultant level: 3+ years of related experience is required.

What You Will Need

Effective knowledge

Knowledge of strategic planning and national diversity landscape, particularly in, but not limited to, higher education. Ability to critically apply and provide assistance to others for engaging assessment as a process and approach to program evaluation and development; management and analysis of data and budget. Ability to create curricula for DEI and assessment programs and apply knowledge of principles, practices, and procedures of a particular field of specialization to complete difficult assignments.
  • Content knowledge applicable for advancing DEI in higher education (e.g., student success, education and training, leadership or organizational development)
  • Assessment and evaluation for advancing DEI (e.g., creating goals, outcomes, assessment plans, identifying metrics and indicators)
  • Synthesizing information for diverse audiences (e.g., translating climate survey results, creating research briefs and literature reviews)
Accountability and self-management

Self-management of tasks with supervisor consultation; high degree of personal accountability and organizational skills required.

Teamwork and leadership

Ability to work with a team of approximately four other professionals and two administrative assistants, ad hoc work groups, and project management teams; perform consensus building and collaboration. Ability to function at level immediately below executive leadership and to support and create conditions for productive and functional team dynamics; take ownership for team goals and inspire others.
The senior consultant will serve as a team lead, and thus strong leadership skills are essential.


Writing and editing proficiency for university-level and external publications and communications; engagement and effective relationship building with campus community members; must demonstrate attention to detail and professionalism.

Innovation and problem solving

Must work with myriad colleagues across campus to develop solutions for a wide variety of challenges; continuously evaluate processes with a focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion. Ability to use a high level of skill, discretion, creativity, and professional judgment for navigating interpersonal and complex leadership challenges. Ability to incorporate new facts, research, and ideas into group processes and apply creative thinking to develop new solutions.

Commitment to learning

Demonstrate a commitment to learning as it pertains to tools (e.g., electronic applications, software) and content matter (e.g., research to advance DEI in higher education).

What We Would Like You To Have
  • Preferred qualifications for the Senior DEI Consultant: Minimum five years relevant experience; Ph.D.
Special Instructions

We will begin reviewing applications on January 28, 2022. This position will remain open until filled.

To apply, please submit the following materials:
  1. A current resume.
  2. A cover letter that specifically tells us how your background and experience align with the requirements, qualifications, and responsibilities of the position.

We may request references at a later time.

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, please apply through CU Boulder Jobs .

Posting Contact Information

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

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