Assistant Dean of Community and Inclusion

New Haven, Connecticut
Commensurate with experience.
Aug 10, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Yale University offers exciting opportunities for achievement and growth in New Haven, Connecticut. Conveniently located between Boston and New York, New Haven is the creative capital of Connecticut with cultural resources that include three major museums, a critically-acclaimed repertory theater, state-of-the-art concert hall, and world-renowned schools of Architecture, Art, Drama, and Music.

General Purpose:  The Assistant Dean of Community and Inclusion leads ongoing efforts and envisions new directions for growth at the School of Forestry & Environmental Studies in the areas of community, inclusion and diversity. The Assistant Dean will support efforts to further the School’s mission to be an organization that is relevant, inclusive and responsive to all people – ensuring that we can think, act, and engage most effectively with the wide breadth of environmental challenges. The incumbent – with a demonstrated passion and commitment to the environmental field – reports to the Dean of the School and is responsible for working collaboratively across the School’s administrative leadership team and faculty, in addition to with key partners across the university and externally. The Assistant Dean for Community and Inclusion will supervise a part-time professional staff member dedicated to supporting work in this area, as well as mentor and collaborate with the Director of Enrollment Management and Diversity Initiatives. The Assistant Dean will lead efforts to (1) increase the diversity of students, staff and faculty (recruitment and retention); (2) infuse core values of diversity, inclusion and equity into the education, research, practice and outreach activities of the School; and (3) promote a cohesive community within the School around its strategic mission and goals.

Required Education and Experience: 

  • Master's degree in related field and a minimum of eight years of progressively responsible experience in either educational administration or related corporate roles with direct experience in one or more of: admissions, recruitment, or diversity programming.
  • Experience working with and/or serving diverse populations.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.


  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (written and oral), evidencing the ability and desire to connect and build productive relationships with students, staff, and faculty of the Yale F&ES community.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and engagement with current trends in literature/scholarship regarding diversity, inclusion, and equity.
  • Demonstrated ability in fostering inclusive and equitable communities through advocacy, collaboration, development, and empowerment.
  • Extensive experience in program development, resource creation, strategic planning, and workshop facilitation for diversity and inclusion initiatives.
  • Preferred Education, Experience and Skills: Earned PhD/EdD – or similar. Administrative experience and/or experience implementing inclusion and diversity efforts in the environmental field preferred.

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