Director for Diversity and Inclusive Excellence

Job description

Current Staff and Administrative Openings

Resumes may be submitted at: [email protected].

Clark University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer. We strongly encourage members from historically underrepresented communities – inclusive of all women- to apply.

Internal applicants should have at least one year's experience in their present position. Transfer of successful applicants will be effected at a time mutually agreeable to both departments.

Clark offers regular full time staff outstanding benefits including: free life and disability insurance; choice of health plans with University contribution; 3-4 weeks vacation depending on appointment; free evening undergraduate and master’s level courses for employee plus various tuition discounts for family members; 10% University contribution to retirement plan after 2 years of employment in higher education; free use of athletic and fitness center, and many more.

Office of Diversity and Inclusion :
Director for Diversity and Inclusive Excellence

Code: Job Code 190246


Clark University

Director for Diversity and Inclusive Excellence

Job Code 190246

Office of Diversity and Inclusion

Full-time/40 hours/12 months


The Clark University Chief Officer of Diversity and Inclusion (CODI) seeks a highly-motivated individual with demonstrated experience in actualizing strategic vision and goals, coupled with a high-level of experience coordinating data-informed institutional programming, to serve in the newly created Director for Diversity and Inclusive Excellence position in the Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI). This position will work with the CODI to lead ongoing internal assessments to identify and overcome barriers to the goals of achieving standards of excellence for diversity, equity, and inclusion. They will help to develop and implement strategic plans that produce measurable results in climate and community change. The Director must demonstrate an overarching commitment to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence in higher education.


The Director will work in close collaboration with the CODI in advancing institutional initiatives through a data-driven approach, conducting research, and translating empirical findings into programmatic initiatives. The Director must have the ability to conduct workshops/trainings and manage programs aimed at furthering diversity and equity-related goals for the campus.


Duties and Responsibilities




• Together with the ODI team, the Director will manage program initiatives that advance diversity and inclusive excellence and help implement the university’s diversity-related goals.

• Manage and coordinate the logistics for the Diversity and Inclusion Certificate Program, recommend new developments, and serve as the main point of contact for instructors and participants.

• Manage and implement the re-design of the Bias Incident Response Program, specifically overseeing the case management process and designing and implementing a restorative justice mechanism.

• Translate empirical findings into recommendations on programmatic and policy interventions for the institution to address specific needs of the campus community.




• Serve as the research lead for office initiatives. In collaboration with the Office of Strategic Analytics and Institutional Research (STAIR), conduct ongoing analysis of quantitative and qualitative data in order to identify high-level trends and patterns related to diversity and equity-related institutional needs.

• Specific research responsibilities include designing survey instruments to measure issues of marginalization and oppression, administering surveys, coding and analyzing data, and using research findings to improve the impact and efficacy of ODI initiatives. Additional duties may entail conducting research on topical issues and policies concerning diversity and inclusion in higher education at a local and national level.


Communications and Public Relations:


• The Director will design and manage public-facing aspects of office research initiatives, such as a campus-wide marketing campaigns and managing partnerships with other campus constituents. In addition, the Director will serve as a representative for ODI at campus spaces, contribute to the design and creation of communications and public relations tools, serve as a liaison with external consultants, and coordinate meetings amongst campus constituents, in order to advance office initiatives. The Director will manage the ODI social media presence, update platforms with official department communications, and publicize ODI-sponsored events and activities.


Other duties as assigned.




• The successful candidate will have a Master’s degree in higher education, student affairs, the social sciences or a related field and a minimum of three years of work experience in diversity and inclusion, affirmative action, or multicultural education and programming.

• Candidates should possess the ability to conceptualize, organize, and coordinate programs, and demonstrate the ability to set priorities, possess sound analytical skills, and think systematically from both a detailed and a strategic perspective.

• Candidates must have a strong background or relevant experience in research, data analysis, and responding effectively to data trends.

• Candidates must be able to work in a fast-paced environment, work both independently and as part of a team, strong written and verbal communication skills, and display a high level of initiative and attentiveness to detail.

• It is of vital importance that candidates possess in-depth experience in and a thorough understanding of complex and intersectional issues related to equity, inclusion and diversity, and seek to further their skills, intercultural competency, and sensitivity in interactions with diverse constituencies across various ethnic, social, cultural, economic, and educational backgrounds and demonstrate strong commitment to advancing diversity and inclusive excellence in higher education.

• Technical qualifications include a strong background in research design, data analysis, and responding effectively to data trends. Computer skills and knowledge appropriate to carry out duties of the position include but are not limited to: MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and SPSS as well as the ability to manage social media platforms.


This is a full-time, 12-month position with excellent benefits, which include employee and family tuition benefits, 4 weeks’ vacation, generous retirement plan, free use of campus fitness center and more.


Application Materials:


Review of applications will begin on June 14, 2019. Salary is commensurate with experience. Please email resume and cover letter to <[email protected]> . Applicants must reference Job code 190246 in the subject line to be considered for this position.


Clark University embraces equal opportunity and affirmative action as core values: we believe that cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity is fundamental to the success of our students, our employees and our community. This commitment applies to every aspect of education, services, and employment policies and practices at Clark. Our commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring and retention. All positions at Clark share in the responsibility for building a community that values diversity and the uniqueness of others by exhibiting integrity and respect in interacting with all members of the Clark community to create an atmosphere of fairness and belonging. We strongly encourage members from historically underrepresented communities, inclusive of all women, to apply.









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Posted: 6/4/2019
Application Due: 8/3/2019
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