Assistant Director of Diversity and Inclusion

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Assistant Director of Diversity and Inclusion

Stanford University

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Job Series Academic Program Professional Job Code: 4111 Grade: H Job Description Assistant Director of Diversity and Inclusion Description Assistant Director of Diversity and Inclusion (APP1), H, 100%, Exempt, Continuing School of Engineering, Office of Student Affairs The School of Engineering at Stanford University is excited to offer a position engaged with its expanding diversity initiatives, the Assistant Director of Diversity and Inclusion. We seek an energetic colleague, one who will thrive on the opportunity to assist in executing the vision of our new Director of Diversity and Inclusion to meet the challenges articulated in the SoE Future White Paper on Diversity ( Our existing Engineering Diversity Programs ( have had a tremendous impact at the undergraduate level and have started to improve outcomes at the graduate level. With increased resources, however, there can be improvement at all levels, with the greatest opportunities for new initiatives at the graduate and postdoctoral level. These initiatives will shepherd forward a critical culture change currently underway within Stanford's School of Engineering to meet the twin goals of having Stanford engineers at all levels experience the success that comes from working with diverse teams and having Stanford engineering students experience an environment inclusive of all aspects of their personal identities (race/ethnicity, nationality, gender, sexuality, disability status, first-generation status, socioeconomic level, and broader diversity). Our goal is for Stanford engineering to become the go-to destination for students of all backgrounds with interest in success through excellence and diversity. The position reports to the Director of Diversity and Inclusion for the School of Engineering within the Office of Student Affairs. Website: Job Purpose Work under the direction of the Director of Diversity and Inclusion to implement and administer the vision, strategy, and goals of the diversity and inclusion efforts at the School of Engineering. Core Duties*

  • Participate in the development, implementation, and administration of programs which support diversity and inclusion in the School of Engineering. In consultation with our senior academic analyst, analyze data, create reports, and review trends, leading to program improvement recommendations. Programs include on-boarding programs for incoming undergraduate and graduate students, graduate and postdoctoral recruitment programs, and mentoring programs.
  • Assist in the development, teaching, and administration of curriculum for on-boarding programs for incoming first-year undergraduates (residentially based Stanford Summer Engineering Academy) and first-year graduate students, as well as bias trainings for faculty, staff, and students in the School of Engineering. Advise students in SSEA. Work closely with Math and CS departments to recruit and train TAs for courses which assist students coming from under-resourced high schools.
  • Advise engineering diversity societies.
  • Perform outreach activities, including program communications, events, conferences, partnerships, and fundraising.
  • Recruit potential graduate students through events and diversity conferences around the country.
  • Write and edit content for proposals, funding grants, and other program activities.
  • Monitor expenses, budgets, and finances of the program.
  • May supervise student staff.
  • * - Other duties may also be assigned
    Qualifications Education & Experience Bachelor's degree and two or more years of relevant experience or combination of education, training, and relevant experience. Preferred qualifications: advanced degree, program administration experience, research experience, engineering background. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Demonstrated oral, written, and analytical skills, exhibiting fluency in area of diversity and inclusion.
  • Knowledge of issues affecting diverse students, including issues of disparities in educational background, family education history, class, race, gender, age, disability, sexuality, and immigration status. Cultural sensitivity and humility across a spectrum of diversity broadly defined.
  • Familiarity with literature and studies related to the issues around diversity and inclusion in engineering programs, education, and in the technology industry; interest in contributing to the on-going discussion of best practices.
  • Familiarity with processing and analyses of quantitative information, such as student financial aid policies, different kinds of internal and external financial aid, and the issues related to using combinations of aid sources.
  • Ability to oversee and provide basic direction to staff.
  • Physical Requirements* Frequently stand/walk, sitting, grasp lightly/fine manipulation, perform desk-based computer tasks. Occasionally use a telephone, write by hand, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 40 pounds. Rarely sort/file paperwork. Ability to use voice to present information/communicate with others. On-campus mobility. * - 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. Working Conditions Occasionally work extended hours, evenings or weekends. Local travel as well as overnight travel to conferences, academic institutions, or other partner organizations. Work Standards Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford faculty, staff, students, and clients and with individuals at all levels in 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. Promote Culture of Respect: Demonstrates commitment to respecting diversity in all forms and promotes inclusion for all members of the Stanford community. 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, Understand and communicate program goals and procedures within the context of prevailing legal standards and consistent with university policies and federal policies, for example, FERPA and Title IX. Applicants are encouraged to apply by March 26 with a cover letter and resume. About Stanford University Stanford University, located between San Francisco and San Jose 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 to promote healthy and fulfilling lives. An award-winning employer, Stanford offers an exceptional setting for professionals looking to advance their careers. Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer and is committed to recruiting and hiring without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Thank you for your interest!


    Location: School of Engineering, California, United States
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    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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    Posted: 5/4/2018
    Application Due: 6/8/2018
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