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Chief Diversity Officer

Company: Fielding Graduate University
Location: Santa Barbara
Posted on: September 21, 2018

Job Description:

Chief Diversity Officer, Office of the President Reports to: President Position: Regular, Full-Time Salary Range: Salary is commensurate with education and experience and includes a benefits package. FLSA Status: Exempt-- About Fielding Graduate University: Founded in 1974 in Santa Barbara, California, Fielding is a small private non-profit graduate institution serving over 1000 diverse adult learners globally and nation- wide. With a mission of providing a student-centered distributed and relational learning model, Fielding strives to engage a community of scholar-practitioners who seek to promote a just and sustainable world. For more information about Fielding Graduate University, please visit: --SUMMARY Under the direction of the President, the Chief Diversity Officer will lead the implementation of the university's diversity and inclusion strategic plan and ensure alignment with the university's overall strategic direction, provide guidance, support, and engage faculty, students, and staff on how to build, sustain, and strengthen a teaching and learning community that values social justice, diversity, inclusion, and cultural humility. The Chief Diversity Officer will be responsible for developing and implementing a multi-level assessment process to measure progress, identify barriers, and ensure continuous improvement of the goals and actions outlined in the university's diversity and inclusion strategic plan. This is full-time twelve-month position that reports directly to the President and serves as a member of the University Leadership Team.-- Duties and Responsibilities: --- Plans, guides, and advises the President and the University Leadership Team on issues relating to diversity, inclusion, and culturally relevant practices across all areas at the university --- Champion the university's commitment to social justice and works to improve campus climate and enhance the involvement and academic/personal success of all students and other historically marginalized communities through partnerships with university leadership, faculty, and staff. --- Gather data and relevant research that informs best practices in diversity & inclusion in higher education --- Establish timelines and monitor effectiveness & progress of all aspects of the implementation of the university's diversity and inclusion strategic plan --- Lead assessment plans for learning outcomes and goals to enhance diversity, inclusion, and culturally relevant practices in all areas of the university --- Communicates and articulates university efforts and initiatives specific to the diversity and inclusion strategic plan to internal and external constituents --- Collaborate with units across the university to identify best practices and barriers pertaining to promoting and sustaining a community that values diversity and inclusion -- --- Serve as a presenter, trainer, and educational resource for programs and staff development throughout the University with a focus on issues and policies related to diversity and inclusion --- Works closely with the Provost, Vice Presidents, and deans as well as with faculty to ensure curricula and instructional strategies support the success of adult learners from diverse backgrounds. --- Assists with securing grants and fund raising efforts to foster the development of innovative and effective curricula as well as student support and other programs to reach diversity and inclusion strategic goals --- Provides analyses on the fiscal and policy implications to ensure that diversity & inclusion related issues are considered in all major budgetary, administrative, and governance decisions. --- Designs and develops metrics that demonstrate Diversity and Inclusion ROI impact --- Actively participates on committees, planning teams, sessions, and new student orientations --- Performs other duties as assigned by the President-- Degree and area of specialization: Advanced degree required; demonstrated track record working on diversity and inclusion in organizations; preferably organizations with a global/distributed reach.-- Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience: 5 years of experience in higher education or corporate sector, preferably diversity and inclusion in student or academic affairs administration-- QUALIFICATIONS The successful candidate will demonstrate experience and strength in the following areas: --- Experience in development and implementation of methodologies for education on inclusion and social justice in institutions of higher education --- Proven experience working collaboratively and effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds --- Creating and/or delivering social justice education to diverse groups of constituents such as faculty, students, and administrators --- Knowledge of student learning and development theory and practice --- Outstanding written and interpersonal communications skills --- Collaborative and diplomatic relationship style; promotes respect and practice of civility and inclusivity in the workplace --- Ability to flex style when faced with multiple dimensions of culture in order to be effective across cultural contexts --- Attention to details and ability to organize large programs and projects --- Ability to use and incorporate data in the decision-making process --- Demonstrated ability for self-initiation and creative thinking --- Ability to be flexible and thrive in a small non-profit education organization --- Developing organizational and administrative policies and procedures --- Understand, articulate, and address issues of multiculturalism, cross-cultural intersections, racism, sexism, classism, cultural appropriation, ableism, inclusive excellence etc. --- Negotiates and facilitates through cultural differences, conflicts, tensions, or misunderstandings -- --- Recognizes and addresses one's filters, privileges, biases, and cultural preferences --- Understands the history, context, geography, religions, and languages of the regions in which Fielding operates-- Location and travel requirements: This position is based in Santa Barbara; remote working may be possible based on the person's experience with remote working, and can be negotiated as part of the overall package. Travel required approximately 25% of the time. BENEFITS Fielding employees enjoy a friendly and dynamic environment with competitive salaries and excellent benefits that include a 37.5 hour work week, 14 paid holidays per year, 2 weeks of vacation per year, medical/dental/vision insurances, Flexible Spending Accounts, retirement contributions after one year of service, Childcare Assistance, Tuition Assistance, and professional development opportunities. Fielding Graduate University is committed to social justice and diversity, and encourages individuals from historically underrepresented groups to apply. APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS Please complete Fielding's online application and attached your CV/Resume and cover letter. Fielding Graduate University utilizes ADP Workforce Now for online applications. You will be prompted to create a user name and password to initiate the application process. Applications will not be considered complete unless both a resume and cover letter are uploaded. Applicants are encouraged to have their employment history, educational information, and professional references on hand while completing the application. The online application process takes approximately 30-60 minutes. Upon completion, applicants will receive a confirmation of receipt via email. Online Link: =371bf4c2-8681-458c-8b35-722b1fc8d540&ccId=19000101_000001&type=MP&lang=en_US The Chronicle of Higher Education.Category: Human Resources, Keywords: Chief Diversity Officer

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