Director of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (Revised
Detroit, MI•Office of the President
FT Administrator - Major Director
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until position is
University of Detroit Mercy invites applications for the inaugural
position of Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Guided by
goal three of our strategic plan, "To passionately serve students
and each other". We seek an individual who can lead institutional
change and educational effectiveness by cultivating organizational
capacity for diversity, equity, inclusion and by garnering support
for a culture of equity-mindedness.
1. Collaborate with University colleagues tasked with the
responsibility of developing, implementing and monitoring programs
that foster an inclusive climate for students, staff, faculty and
administrators. Facilitate the integration of initiatives and
programming to maximize resources, synergy and outcomes.
2. Oversee assessment activities that include an internal audit
process to measure, monitor and report on the University's progress
toward diversity. Develop and implement methodologies to measure
the success of the University's diversity initiatives and
programming. Provide reports to the University leadership and
3. Provide strategic direction for training initiatives on cultural
competency, gender differences, disability, sexual harassment,
building a climate of equity and inclusion, and other topics
designed to increase awareness and support of equity and inclusion
4. Collaborate with the Human Resources Department and academic
units to identify strategies to attract a diverse applicant pool,
provide or coordinate training to search committees and offer
consultation during the hiring process.
5. Collaborate with Enrollment Management, Student Affairs,
Residence Life, TRiO Support Services, Student Success Services,
Athletics and other relevant units to implement strategic planning
initiatives to recruit, admit, retain, graduate and support
students of diverse backgrounds.
6. Work closely with the Assistant to the President for Mission
Integration to develop and articulate a vision for inclusive
excellence that values a rich and diverse community working
together with a shared responsibility to achieve the University's
7. Promote diversity, equity and inclusion in research, teaching,
service and training across all campuses.
8. Identify, define, develop, implement and evaluate present and
future educational needs of University students, faculty and staff
to ensure awareness and understanding of Detroit Mercy's mission
centered vision of diversity.
9. Collaborate with faculty, the Center for Excellence in Teaching
and Learning (CETL) and academic units in curriculum development
efforts and the creation of an inclusive, respectful educational
10. Work with constituent groups to foster an environment where
dialogue and meaningful conversations about diversity, equity and
inclusiveness occur. Facilitate periodic campus climate surveys for
students, faculty and staff.
11. Partner with the Office of Title IX and Disability and
Accessibility Support Services on issues related to diversity,
equity, and inclusion.
12. Assist the Workgroups responsible for implementing the
strategies outlined in the 2019-2024 University Strategic Plan that
support diversity, equity, and inclusion goals and values.
Minimum Education and Employment Experience
• Master's degree or PhD in a relevant field
• Minimum of 3-5 years of progressive DEI leadership experience in
• Leadership and managerial principles
• Strategy development and management principles and
• Diversity, equity and inclusion best practices
• Jesuit and Mercy values
• Providing strategic leadership
• Advancing cultural competence
• Working with diverse academic, cultural and ethnic
• Managing change and sensitive topics
• Offering viable solutions for problem-solving
• Analyzing and making recommendations on complex management and
administrative issues, including identifying alternative solutions,
projecting consequences of the proposed action and making a
recommendation in support of goals
• Planning, implementing, improving and evaluating programs,
policies and procedures
• Developing, administering and managing budgets
• Supporting and empowering leaders who are less experienced in
leading conversations about diversity and inclusion to build
institutional capacity in equity leadership
• Establish and maintain the inaugural Office of Diversity, Equity,
• Develop policies and procedures
• Effectively communicate (oral and written) with a variety of
internal and external stakeholders about diversity, equity and
• Comfortably present to large and diverse audiences
• Show sensitivity to and respect for the diverse academic,
socio-economic, ethnic, religious and cultural backgrounds,
disabilities and sexual orientation of students, faculty,
administrators and staff
The Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion reports to the
President of the University and serves as a member of the
University Leadership Council (ULC).
Job may require lifting light weight objects (1 to 10 pounds) with
no repetitive bending or stooping. Occasionally lift average weight
objects (1 to 10 pounds).
Regular exposure to favorable conditions such as those found in a
Annual Salary of $78K -$88K, commensurate with experience.
Anticipated Work Schedule
Monday – Friday, 8:30am-5:00pm
Interested applicants may apply at https://recruiting.paylocity.com/Recruiting/Jobs/Details/1001685