Assistant Dean and Managing Director, Diversity & Inclusion Programs

Jun 30, 2017
Executive Administration Jobs
C-Level & Executive Directors, Deans
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Stanford University

Assistant Dean and Managing Director, Diversity & Inclusion Programs

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This is a one-year fixed term position which may be extended based on funding and need.

Note: Not all unique aspects of the job are covered by this job description

Would you like to use your diversity and inclusion expertise to support equity on our campus by managing our Diversity and Inclusion Team? Then the position of Assistant Dean and Managing Director in the Diversity and First Generation Office (DGen), a unit of the Division of Student Affairs, may be the right opportunity for you!

The Managing Director oversees the planning, implementation, evaluation and daily operations of the Diversity and Inclusion Team. The Diversity and Inclusion team delivers high-quality trainings, workshops, tools and programming which serve Stanford students, faculty and staff throughout the campus. In addition, the Managing Director manages the work of the Diversity and Inclusion Team and represents the office in unit, divisional and campus-wide partnerships and initiatives. This position reports to the Director of the Diversity and First Gen Office (DGen).

  • Manage people, processes, and programs to implement the diversity, equity and inclusion goals of the DGen office.
  • Independently make decisions regarding projects and initiatives within confines established by management.
  • Develop short-term and long range strategic plans.
    • Develop evaluation and reporting metrics for diversity and inclusion programs, workshops and other educational tools.
    • Improve efficiency and effectiveness by developing innovative implementation models including train-the-trainer and fee-based programs.
  • Represent DGen programs and initiatives to both internal and external constituents.
    • Act as subject matter expert in the field of diversity and inclusion; ensure that training programs are informed by current research literature related to diversity and inclusion.
  • Identify and manage relationships; negotiate with external and internal partners.
  • Identify, clarify, and resolve program issues and concerns with substantial significance in accordance with established policies and procedures. Mediate complex and sensitive issues.
  • Make hiring decisions, provide coaching and mentoring, and manage performance and staffing levels.
  • Manage, develop, and forecast department and program budgets.
    • Manage and process financial transactions.
  • Manage the implementation of technology to enhance effectiveness, visibility and accessibility of office principles, programs and tools.
* - Other duties may also be assigned MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
Education & Experience:
Bachelor's degree and five years of relevant experience, or combination of education and relevant experience. Experience in higher education setting strongly preferred.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's degree
  • Advanced experience implementing training curricula related to diversity, equity and inclusion. Significant experience training trainers in the art of facilitating conversations about identity and engaging difference.
  • Demonstrated experience successfully managing staff and working with people from a wide variety of identities, backgrounds and professional roles.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • User knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, Google Drive and social media platforms.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills to clearly and effectively communicate information to internal and external audiences, client groups, and all levels of management.
  • Strong analytical skills to review and analyze complex evaluation data and financial information.
  • Strong leadership and strategic management skills.
  • Demonstrated experience managing people.
Certifications and Licenses:
Frequently sit, perform desk-based computer tasks. Occasionally stand, walk, twist, use fine manipulation, grasp, use a telephone, write by hand, sort and file paperwork, lift, carry, push, and pull objects that weigh up to 10 pounds.

* - Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.

May require occasional evening hours for special events and programs.

  • Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
  • Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
  • Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide,
Experience a culture of excellence. Stanford University, located in the heart of California's Silicon Valley, is one of the world's leading teaching and research universities. Since its opening in 1891, Stanford has been dedicated to finding solutions to big challenges and to preparing students for leadership in a complex world. Supporting that mission is a staff of more than 10,000, which is rooted in a culture of excellence and values innovation, collaboration, and life-long learning. To foster the talents and aspirations of our staff, Stanford offers career development programs, competitive pay that reflects market trends and benefits that increase financial stability and promote healthy, fulfilling lives. An award-winning employer, Stanford offers an exceptional setting for professionals looking to advance their careers.

Stanford University is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer and is committed to recruiting and hiring qualified women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Finalist candidate must successfully pass a pre-employment background check.

Job: Student Services

Location: Vice Provost for Student Affairs
Schedule: Full-time
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To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link:

Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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