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Company: Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Location: Worcester
Posted on: May 25, 2020

Job Description:

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  • Identify and implement best practice approaches to ensure continued and long-term institutional excellence fueled by the institution's commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Collaborate with the Vice-President, Talent and Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer to coordinate and align DEI efforts across company and ensure the achievement of institutional strategic goals.
  • Develop dynamic and intentional diversity, equity and inclusion programs and initiatives for faculty and staff. Partner with the Director of the Office of Multicultural Affairs to identify opportunities to support student related DEI efforts.
  • In partnership with institutional stakeholders, implement and lead the Bias Incident Response--Program. Utilizing knowledge of federal, state, local, laws, rules, regulations, policies and procedures, facilitate appropriate resolution to reports of bias-related incidents. Identify and coordinate appropriate actions for any identified trends or patterns.
  • Co-char and provide operational management for company's newly formed Institutional Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Leadership Committee.Cultivate and promote an inclusive learning environment that encourages and supports community-wide programs such as the MLK Commemorative Address, workshops, multicultural events, and advocacy for affinity groups that support and promote campus learning that is diverse and inclusive.
  • Partner with the Office of the Provost to lead the Diversity Advocate Program and develop strategies and opportunities to recruit and retain diverse faculty.
  • Engage in efforts to ensure alignment with Institutional commitment and compliance efforts related to Title IX.
  • ´╗┐Serve as the research lead for DEI initiatives to improve the impact and efficacy of strategic initiatives, develop case studies and white papers related to internal DEI efforts. Collaborate with the Office of Institutional Research to conduct ongoing analysis of quantitative and qualitative data to identify trends, patterns and short and long-term impacts of Project Inclusion recommendations and implementation strategies.
  • Develop metrics and dashboards to ensure accountability, tracking, and monitoring of divisional and institutional efforts towards inclusive excellence. Work closely with appropriate offices to identify tools and instruments, including valid and reliable surveys, to compile reports that create benchmarks and assess institutional progress.
  • Collaborate with the Division of Marketing Communications to develop materials to promote DEI goals and successes. Contribute to the design and creation of communications and public relations tools.
  • Serve as a liaison with external consultants, coordinate meetings with campus constituents and publicize DEI sponsored events and activities.Identify opportunities to integrate DEI initiatives to strengthen partnerships in the local and regional community.
  • Manage the division's social media and technology platforms using official division and institutional communications and messaging.
  • Participate and engage in other duties as assigned to support institutional and divisional success.---
    • Master's degree from an accreditation program in higher education, leadership, business, social sciences, or related field.
    • 7+ years' experience leading related initiatives and programs in an academic environment with a demonstrated understanding of the culture in higher education, including shared governance and respect for diverse views and opinions. Experience in working with diverse constituents. Bilingual skills are preferred.
    • 5+ years' in a leadership role with proven success in developing and leading diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives and programs which demonstrate upward progression.
    • Experience leveraging talent management best practices to enable institutional diversity recruiting and retention efforts.
    • Demonstrated knowledge of federal, state, and local laws, regulations and guidelines related to Title IX and civil rights enforcement.
    • Ability to conceptualize and execute programs and initiatives with demonstrated abilities to set priorities, possess sound analytical skills and think systematically from both a detailed and strategic perspective.
    • Must possess a record of personal and professional integrity; understanding of change management; strong communication skills; and a commitment to cultural diversity.

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