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Director of Diversity and Inclusion

University of Oregon
Oregon, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
May 9, 2022

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Director of Diversity and Inclusion

Job no: 529418
Work type: Officer of Administration
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Department: Division of Graduate Studies
Appointment Type and Duration: Regular, Ongoing
Salary: Starts at $60,000 per year; commensurate with experience
Compensation Band: OS-OA07-Fiscal Year 2021-2022
FTE: 1.0
Application Review Begins
May 23, 2022; position open until filled
Special Instructions to Applicants
In addition to your online application, please include the following:
1) A current resume.
2) A cover letter that clearly articulates how your knowledge and experience make you an ideal candidate for this position and how you meet the minimum and if applicable, preferred qualifications for the position.
Department Summary
The Division of Graduate Studies is the administrative office with ultimate responsibility for policy and procedures relevant to graduate education and graduate students. Its programs and services affect nearly 4,000 graduate students and almost 90 graduate degree programs. The Division of Graduate Studies' core purpose is to promote graduate education by fostering excellence, innovation, and inclusive communities. The Division of Graduate Studies values discovery, inclusiveness, service, fairness, responsibility, excellence, and community.
Position Summary
Reporting to the Vice Provost of Graduate Studies, the Division of Graduate Studies Director of Diversity and Inclusion will develop, implement, manage, and evaluate initiatives that promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in graduate education. The Director will work with stakeholders across campus and in our communities to develop graduate education initiatives that align with best practices in graduate education and students' needs. The Director will develop and manage recruitment initiatives and serve as a resource to departments by advising and consulting on best practices related to recruitment and retention, will develop and lead professional development and retention programming for underrepresented and under-served graduate student populations, and will create data tracking systems to evaluate the effectiveness of initiatives that promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in graduate education.
Minimum Requirements
  • Bachelors degree
  • Three years of related experience
  • Experience creating, leading, implementing, and evaluating initiatives that promote diversity, equity, and inclusion
    Professional Competencies
  • Demonstrated understanding of the needs of underrepresented and under-served graduate students and an understanding of, and a commitment to, the importance of diversity, inclusion, and equity
  • Demonstrated ability to identify how policies and processes create structural inequities
  • Understanding of education research on underrepresented and under-served student recruitment and retention
  • Track record of success in diversity, equity, and inclusion programming, including demonstrated and measurable results from strategies and practices implemented
  • Superior project management skills with a track record of strategic planning, program implementation, and managing multiple priorities within a complex environment
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience presenting to and engaging diverse audiences of varying styles and backgrounds
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and grow collaborative relationships with students, faculty, and staff across campus and stakeholders in off-campus communities
  • Demonstrated ability to define metrics and collect and analyze data to evaluate the effectiveness of initiatives
    Preferred Qualifications
  • Graduate degree
  • Leadership experience in working with and supporting historically underrepresented groups
  • Experience creating, leading, and implementing initiatives that promote diversity and inclusion in higher education
  • Experience with assessment and evaluation of initiatives that promote diversity and inclusion in higher education

    FLSA Exempt: Yes

    All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background inquiry.

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    The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit

    The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact us at or 541-346-5112.

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