Pipe/Mech Trades I
Areas of Intereset: Legal
Functional Areas: School of Law
Department: CU School of Law
Requisition Number: 12142
Location: Boulder, Colorado
Employment Type: University Staff
Posting Close Date: 12-Aug-2018
The University of Colorado Law School is committed to doing more than talk about fostering and embedding equity, diversity and inclusive excellence into the fabric of this Law School; instead we intend to make equity, diversity and inclusive excellence a core value of our law school as an institution and therefore of importance to all who are a part of this institution. The Assistant Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusive Excellence ["Assistant Dean"] will develop strategies to achieve these goals.
The Assistant Dean will report directly to, and collaborate with, the Dean of the Law School to articulate, initiate, guide and foster diversity, equity and inclusive excellence throughout the Law School.
The Assistant Dean will develop and implement a Strategic Plan to achieve diversity, equity and inclusive excellence at all levels of the Law School; will encourage and support a proactive, comprehensive, and collaborative approach to making excellence inclusive; will work closely with the Admissions Office, the Career Development Office, faculty, administration, students and alumni to create and implement policies, practices and programs to attract, retain, and promote a diverse law school body; will work across all groups in the Law School (including faculty, administration, staff, students and alumni) to promote an environment that ensures that all members of the law school community take responsibility for fostering a welcoming and inclusive environment; and will network and collaborate with various offices (both in the Law School and on main campus, such as the Office of Diversity, Equity and Community Engagement), to leverage available resources and coordinate efforts to guide, foster and advance the goals of the law school as well as to promote the broader campus equity, diversity and inclusive excellence commitments.
The Assistant Dean will collaborate with the Senior Assistant Dean for Students regarding specific diversity, equity and/or inclusiveness issues that arise pertaining to individual or groups of law students, and will collaborate with and support the Senior Assistant Dean for Students’ efforts to design and organize an annual 1L Orientation Program that includes presentations/discussions regarding the value and importance of diversity and inclusiveness to the Law School and to the legal profession, in general.
Finally, the Assistant Dean will also work with the Dean of the Law School to further refine this role.
Who We Are
We are an engaged, diverse, and inclusive community of students, faculty, staff, and alumni who help one another succeed. Our selective admissions process keeps our student body small, enabling our faculty, staff, alumni, and community to invest deeply in each student’s success. Because we take our responsibility to educate and train future lawyers very seriously, our curriculum, research centers, and experiential learning opportunities are designed to prepare students for success in today’s changing legal environment.
What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be
- Develop a comprehensive plan to increase the diversity of law students who attend the Law School and to improve the yield rate of diverse law students who matriculate at the Law School.
- Assist with the planning of recruitment events and the development of promotional materials.
- Participate in or travel to pre-law school conferences or other relevant conferences advancing greater recruitment strategies.
- Develop an annual report for the Dean that details current strategies for achieving diversity, equity and inclusive excellence, identify areas for growth, and propose potential solutions.
- Work closely with the Human Resources Director and the Appointments Committee to assist in efforts to recruit and hire diverse staff members.
Community Building, Leadership, Support and Retention
- Consult with the Senior Director of Marketing, Communications, and Strategic Initiatives to enhance and develop marketing materials that support the mission of the law school to foster and promote an inclusive community and focus more attention on the diversity and inclusiveness of the Law School.
- Work closely with students, faculty, the Dean, the Senior Assistant Dean for Students, and other appropriate entities in order to create an environment in which all students will be given an opportunity to reach their potential based upon their individual efforts and abilities.
- Serve as a resource and advocate for diverse law students in their academic, professional and career pursuits.
- Develop and provide appropriate programs aimed at supporting diverse law students, which may include: welcome meetings for 1Ls, counseling diverse student groups (e.g., BLSA, LLSA, APALSA, etc.), and providing information on scholarships and professional opportunities.
- Develop and foster networking opportunities and connections with local and national professional organizations that advocate for and support diversity and inclusion in the legal profession (e.g., the Sam Cary Bar Association, Colorado LGBT Bar Association, Colorado Women’s Bar Association, etc.), and that sponsor social/networking events, diversity initiatives, and related events likely to support the professional experience and opportunities of diverse law students during law school and as they transition into the professional community.
- Assist and support programming related to the LILAC Fellowship/Scholarship program.
- Develop and provide programs, workshops and training on diversity, equity and inclusive excellence for the education of students, faculty, administration, staff, and alumni.
- Create and maintain an Office for Diversity, Equity and Inclusive Excellence website as a vehicle to communicate information regarding issues of diversity and inclusiveness to students, faculty, administration, staff, and alumni.
- Participate as a liaison to the Law Alumni Board Diversity Committee and work to further the committee members’ involvement in supporting equity, diversity and inclusive excellence at the law school and among fellow alumni.
- Serve as law school representative on the Board of Directors of the Center for Legal Inclusiveness [CLI].
- Participate as an active member of organizations such as Diverse Affinity Bar Associations, the National Association for Law Placement [NALP], and the Association for Law School Diversity Professionals.
- Support and assist with other internally or externally focused Law School diversity initiatives and projects at the request of the Dean, the Senior Assistant Dean for Students, or other Assistant Deans, as appropriate.
- Initiate and manage the budget for the Office for Diversity, Equity and Inclusive Excellence.
- Perform administrative duties as are required and necessary for the execution of the aforementioned responsibilities.
What We Can Offer
A competitive salary commensurate with experience.
The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.
Be Ambitious. Be Inclusive. Be Boulder.
What We Require
- Masters degree, and at least five years of professional academic administration experience, or comparable industry experience.
What You Will Need
- Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively communicate with a wide range of individuals and constituencies in a diverse community.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills, including a professional demeanor/presence and the ability to establish credibility with small and large groups.
- Strong leadership and supervisory skills that promote productivity, dedication, and creativity.
- Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
- Skills in planning and organizing, integrating information, making decisions and attaining results.
- Demonstrated history of successful work in demanding environment(s), requiring the ability to execute multiple priorities, communicate and coordinate with various constituents, and follow through effectively.
What We Would Like You To Have
- Five years experience with diversity, equity and inclusive excellence programming and program development.
- Familiarity with the law school setting and the expectations of law students, faculty, and staff.
To apply, please submit the following materials:
1. A current resume.
2. A cover letter that specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications.
You will not be asked to upload references at this time.
Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources
Posting Contact Email: HRESmail@colorado.edu
The University of Colorado is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer