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Executive Director of Hispanic-Serving Institution Initiatives

Weber State University
Utah, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
May 16, 2022

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Administrative, Student Affairs, Minority & Multicultural Affairs
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Executive Director of Hispanic-Serving Institution Initiatives

Requisition Number: S01064P: Chief Diversity Officer
Position Category: Staff
Campus Location: Weber State University - Ogden, UT
Hours Per Week: 40
Months Per Year: 12
Alternate Work Schedule:
Pay Grade: E34
Hourly Pay Rate:
FLSA: Exempt

Job Summary/Basic Function:
Under the direction of the President and Vice President of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, in collaboration with other campus stakeholders, this position will help WSU achieve and sustain eHSI status through active strategic planning participation and building institutional capacity to enhance long-term growth.
The Executive Director of HSI Initiatives will act as the liaison and develop effective strategies, relationships and communications with faculty, staff, students, community groups, educational entities and funding agencies to achieve the eHSI goal. The Executive Director will be responsible for advancing, supporting, and evaluating equity, diversity, and inclusion programs related to eHSI activities across the campus to ensure equity and promote a culture of inclusiveness.

Required Qualifications:
  • Master’s degree
  • A minimum of three years of full-time related professional experience.

Preferred Qualifications:
Seeking applicants with the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills.
  • Project management skills with the ability to manage multiple projects at once.
  • Demonstrated commitment to, sensitivity and understanding of equity, diversity and inclusion work and needs in an educational setting.

Preferred qualifications include:
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) written, reading and verbal skills
  • Excellent analytical and organizational skills
  • Skilled in leading difficult conversations around equity, diversity, and inclusion issues and experience in workshop facilitation and/or teaching
  • Experience working with Hispanic/Latino/a/x populations
  • Experience developing and managing budgets, evaluating project-level activities & making recommendations for continuous improvement of success initiatives and strategic planning
  • Ability to conceptualize, plan, and implement major initiatives supported by diverse university & community stakeholders
  • Knowledge of HSI best practices & funding opportunities (Title V, etc.) for HSIs, barriers that limit participation in higher education for Hispanic/Latino/a/x, underrepresented & under-served students
  • Experience building collaborative partnerships with a broad range of organizations (public agencies, K-12, non-profits, community, business, governmental & national)
  • Completed coursework or certifications in diversity, equity, inclusion; race and ethnic studies; and/or social justice
  • Technical and analytical skills, including creativity and initiative, to conceptualize, plan and implement programs that support enterprise goals and objectives.
  • Knowledge of principles and practices of grant funding, including techniques and methods of researching grant opportunities, identifying federal, state, private and corporate grant funding organizations, securing and maintaining funding from external agencies, and complying with the reporting requirements. Experience in grant writing and/or securing external funding.
  • Ability to research, compile, analyze, and interpret information and data.
  • Ability to effectively train, supervise, and evaluate the performance of assigned staff.
  • Advanced/doctoral degree

Background Check? Yes

Benefits Summary:
WSU offers a generous benefits package that includes medical, dental, long-term disability, life insurance, retirement, a wellness program with release time and paid incentives, tuition benefits, free tickets to athletic and performing arts events, and paid holidays, vacation, and sick leave.

Job Open Date: 03/14/2022
Review Date: 04/14/2022
Job Close Date:
Open Until Filled: Yes

Notes to Applicant:
The annual salary for this position starts at $80,000 and may go up from there depending on candidate qualifications. The position comes with a generous benefits package.

To apply, please complete the online application and attach a cover letter, current resume, transcripts, philosophy statement, and the names and contact information for three professional references. Applications materials should clearly address the required and preferred qualifications of the position.

For qualification determination, your application and/or resume must contain average number of hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e., month/year to month/year or month/year to present). If your resume does not contain this information, your application may be considered incomplete.

Screening of applications will begin April 14, 2022. Position will remain open until filled. Criminal background check required as a condition of employment.
Physical Activity of this position: Expressing or exchanging ideas. Those activities in which they must convey detailed or important instructions to other workers accurately or quickly. , Repetitive motion. Substantial movements (motions) of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers.

Physical Requirements of this position: Sedentary work. Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or consistently to move objects, including the human body. Sitting most of the time. Walking and standing only occasionally if ever.

Visual Acuity Requirements including color, depth perception and field of vision: Not required

The conditions the worker will be subject to in this position: None. The worker is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions (such as in typical office or administrative work).

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Weber State University is an EOE/Minorities/Female/Vet/Disability employer with a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged. jeid-e72ea4c473e4b645a0578ec906ccefc7
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