Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer

Job description

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Job No: 510267
Work Type: On Campus
Location: Normal, Illinois

Title: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer

Employee Classification: Col of Ed Div Eqty Incl Ofcr

Division Name: Academic Affairs

College/Unit: College of Education

Department: Dean of Education

Campus Location: Normal, IL

General Summary

The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer will occupy a unique position in the College of Education at Illinois State University. The DEI Officer will report to the Dean and will serve as a member of the College leadership team. The overall responsibility of the DEI officer will be to support all undergraduate and graduate education and administration majors in the college, and all teacher education candidates in the five colleges across the university. The DEI officer will develop and implement strategic initiatives that help the College of Education attain measurable diversity, equity, and inclusion goals that contribute to a diversified educator workforce.

Additional Information

In this new position within the College of Education, the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer will work with the Dean to provide a supportive college climate for underrepresented teacher candidates and faculty. As a thoughtful advisor for the College, the DEI Officer will expand and deepen discussions about diversity, inclusion, and related issues in the curriculum;
coach and support underrepresented teacher candidates and faculty; interact with College-sponsored registered student organizations; and help identify practices that will lead to the successful recruitment and retention of diverse teacher candidates and faculty.

Required Qualifications

1. Bachelor's degree
2. 5+ years of related experience, with progressively responsible experience in the field of diversity, equity, and inclusion
3. Evidence of successfully developing and implementing an antiracist, equity, social justice agenda in the community or workplace
4. Strong communication and conflict resolution skills needed to navigate socially- and politically-charged situations to resolve problems, build consensus, and reconcile competing interests
5. Antiracist and equity work experience that reflects a critical, analytical examination of social institutions (Critical Race Theory, Intersectionality, or other similar theoretical frameworks)
6. Experience in planning professional development
7. Demonstrated leadership skills, including effective teamwork skills

Desired Qualifications

1. Master’s Degree or higher
2. Experience in a higher education setting or in community/grassroots organizing
3. Successful experience with creating and implementing institutional diversity, equity, and inclusion programs in a collaborative way

Work Hours

Generally, Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. with occasional evenings and weekends as dictated by College needs.

Mandatory Physical Requirement

Must be able to complete the following with or without a reasonable accommodation:
1. Ability to effectively communicate daily.
2. Ability to use a computer in day-to-day work (i.e. type on a keyboard and use a mouse).
3. Ability to maintain a high level of concentration.
4. Ability to conduct or attend meetings in various locations on and off campus.

Proposed Starting Date

January 2021

Salary Rate / Pay Rate

Commensurate with experience and qualifications

Required Applicant Documents

Resume / C.V.
Cover Letter
Reference List

PLEASE NOTE: These documents are required to be submitted online in order to complete the application process. Please have these documents ready prior to clicking on "Apply"

Optional Applicant Documents

Certification of Retirement Annuity

PLEASE NOTE: These documents may be submitted online in order to complete the application process. Please have these documents ready prior to clicking on "Apply"

Special Instructions for Applicants

Initial application review will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

All application materials must be submitted online. Application materials submitted via fax, email, or mail will not be accepted.

Please prepare in advance separate documents representing a cover letter, reference list (specifically, the names, addresses, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses of at least three professional references), and resume/C.V. to attach to this application.

Contact Information for Applicants

Jan Olson
[email protected]

Important Information for Applicants

If this position is Security Sensitive or if you are subject to a criminal background investigation based on University policy, employment is contingent upon you passing a satisfactory criminal background investigation. You may not begin work until the criminal background investigation results have been received and cleared by Human Resources.

Illinois State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

If you are an individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or other state or federal law you may request an accommodation by contacting the Office of Equal Opportunity and Access at (309) 438-3383. The Office of Equal Opportunity and Access will hold any confidential information you provide in confidence.

If you are having difficulty accessing the system, please call Human Resources at (309) 438-8311.

Application Opened: 09/30/2020 09:00 AM CST
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Posted: 10/2/2020
Application Due: 11/17/2020
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