The Assistant Dean of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion will lead
collaborative efforts to develop and implement a strategic vision
and plan that inculcates diversity and inclusion excellence as a
core value throughout all aspects of the Law School community. The
Assistant Dean also will lead collaborative efforts to develop and
implement a comprehensive strategy to recruit, retain, and assist
the academic and professional development of a diverse student
population, especially students from backgrounds traditionally
underrepresented in the legal profession. The Assistant Dean will
report primarily and directly to the Dean while also reporting
secondarily to and collaborating closely with the University's
Executive Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. The
Assistant Dean will serve as a critical member of the Law School's
senior leadership team and the University's bias incidents response
team. This position will collaborate closely with Law School
stakeholders including students, faculty, staff, alumni and the
Primary roles and
Strategic Planning. Lead efforts among Law
School stakeholders to develop and implement a strategic plan that
inculcates diversity and inclusion excellence as a core value
throughout all aspects of the Law School community.
- Monitor national trends, peer institution efforts, and seek
benchmarks for successful diversity, equity, and inclusion
- Collect and analyze data, information, and stakeholder input to
inform decision-making and make recommendations.
- Benchmark, analyze, and report on progress toward diversity,
equity, and inclusion.
Student Support. Lead collaborative efforts to
develop and implement a comprehensive strategy to recruit, retain,
and assist the academic and professional development of a diverse
student population, especially students from backgrounds
traditionally underrepresented in the legal profession.
- Design and implement multi-faceted support services for
students from backgrounds traditionally underrepresented in the
legal profession to enhance their academic and professional
- Develop and administer regular programming to support a diverse
student population and to promote cultural competency and
- Advise individual students with a special focus on advising and
addressing the academic, professional, cultural, and
social-emotional concerns of students from traditionally
underrepresented backgrounds (e.g. religious, socioeconomic,
racial, gender/sexual identity, political, immigrants, veterans,
and individuals with disabilities).
- Provide support and guidance for affinity organizations
including but not limited to Black Law Student Association,
Hispanic Law Student Association, Women's Law Student Association,
Asian Pacific American Law Student Association, First Generation
Law Student Association, and Capital Equity Alliance.
- Facilitate communication, collaboration, and connection among
student affinity organizations and between student affinity
organizations and the Law School community.
- Collaborate with student-facing offices, including Student
Affairs, Professional Development, Graduate Studies, Law Library,
and Academic Success & Bar Services, as well as with senior
leadership, faculty, student affinity organizations, and alumni, to
shape strategy and coordinate school-wide efforts to foster a
welcoming and inclusive learning environment and to align
departmental work and needs.
Dean's Advisory Council on Inclusion, Diversity, and
Equity. Support ACIDE, a student-initiated,
multi-stakeholder working group, created to advance diversity,
equity, and inclusion goals at the Law School. Collaborate with
ACIDE on the design and execution of programming and projects and
communications with and outreach to Law School stakeholders.
Compliance and Enforcement. Lead efforts to
comply with and enforce University anti-discrimination and human
dignity policies, including serving as the Law School
representative and pipeline to the University bias incident
Community Outreach, Education, and Training.
Lead efforts to foster a welcoming and inclusive learning
environment for a diverse student population through programming
and training opportunities for the Law School community. Lead
efforts to establish the Law School as a thought leader and
champion for diversity in the legal profession and community
through outreach to relevant external stakeholders and
Student Recruitment. Partner with the Admission
Office to develop and implement new strategies and enhance current
strategies to enroll students from backgrounds traditionally
underrepresented in the legal profession. Partnerships and
opportunities with Columbus City Schools are of particular
interest. Support student recruitment efforts through participation
in targeted recruiting events and conferences and engaging with
prospective applicants from traditionally underrepresented groups
who are considering applying to and/or enrolling at the Law
Required Skills and Abilities:
- Advanced degree of master's level or above.
- A minimum of three years of professional experience in
advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion goals in an
- Demonstrated understanding and commitment to diversity, equity,
and inclusion issues as they relate to the legal profession or
students in a law school or in a professional school
- Strong interpersonal and counseling skills, including the
ability to work collaboratively and communicate effectively with
individuals from diverse backgrounds.
- The ability and/or skill to work professionally without
supervision and demonstrate considerable initiative.
- Demonstrated enthusiasm for working with and a commitment to
serving diverse student populations, including part-time and
Preferred Skills and Abilities:
- J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school.
- Formal professional experience in diversity, equity, and
inclusion programming in legal organizations or higher
Capital University Law School was founded in 1903 with a
commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. At a time when most
law schools in the United States accepted neither women nor people
of color, Capital University Law School not only admitted, but
graduated, members of these historically underrepresented groups.
Capital University remains committed to its historic mission of
providing access and opportunity to a legal education for members
of populations traditionally underrepresented in the legal
Please submit a resume, cover letter, and list of three (3)
professional references. In your cover letter/letter of interest,
please explain: (1) how your qualifications and experience meet the
requirements of the position and (2) how you would contribute to
Capital's diversity, inclusivity, and equity goals.
Capital University requires all employees in all
positions to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 before the first day
of employment. If hired, you will be required to provide proof of
having the full COVID-19 vaccination OR file and be granted
approval for a valid religious or medical exemption. If you have
any concerns regarding compliance with this requirement, you will
need to discuss your concerns with Capital University's HR
Department after you receive an offer of employment. Capital
University does not require applicants to discuss vaccination
status prior to receipt of an offer of employment and complies with
all applicable laws requiring reasonable
Capital University is committed to increasing the diversity of
the Capital community and curriculum. This commitment includes
Capital's dedication to the development of faculty and staff who
are committed to inclusive practices in teaching, learning, working
and interacting with other on campus and in the community.
Candidates who can contribute to that goal are particularly
encouraged to apply.
This position offers a competitive salary, professional development
opportunities, and Capital University's benefits package that
includes medical, dental, vision, retirement, family education
benefits, long-term disability, life insurance and free
For more information on Capital University, visit our
website at www.capital.edu.
Capital University offers a rich benefits package that includes
medical, dental, vision, retirement, family education benefits,
short-term and long-term disability, life insurance and free
Capital University is an equal opportunity employer, and
supports a diverse and inclusive campus community. Capital
University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color,
national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, religion, sex,
gender, age, disability, veteran status, or other characteristics
protected by the law.