Founded in 1897, the University of Denver Sturm College of Law is a Top 75 law school and the only law school in the nation whose advocacy, clinical, and legal writing programs rank in the nation's Top 10. Located in one of the nation's most dynamic and beautiful cities, the Sturm College of Law features an outstanding and diverse student body, a faculty of dedicated and nationally respected scholar-teachers, a highly expert and collaborative staff, and roughly 17,000 alumni who have achieved careers of distinction in law, business, government, public interest, and other professional domains. The founder of the American clinical legal education movement and a leader in diversifying the U.S. legal profession, the Sturm College of Law has a long-standing commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice.
Reporting directly to the Associate Dean of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion and the Director of Social Justice Initiatives and working closely with the Dean, the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, and other senior administrators in the realms of admissions, student services, career services, and alumni relations the Program Manager for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Social Justice Initiatives will be responsible for supporting and implementing an array of initiatives in the realm of diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice, with a particular emphasis on student-related initiatives (e.g., academic advising, academic success, professional development, inclusion, and well-being). The successful candidate will be a collaborator, a trusted advisor, and a staunch advocate for diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice.
- Collaborate with the Associate Dean of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion and the Director of Social Justice Initiatives to implement initiatives and programming in the areas of diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice, with a particular emphasis on student-related initiatives.
- Advise students on matters bearing on their professional and personal development, including curricular matters, co-curricular matters, professional development, and personal well-being.
- Collaborate with the Associate Dean of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion and the Director of Social Justice Initiatives, as well as other faculty members, on the development, refinement, and periodic assessment of unit-level strategic plans in the area of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
- Work closely with the Associate Dean of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion and the Director of Social Justice Initiatives, the Dean, the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, and other senior law school administrators on strategic initiatives in the areas of admissions, student services, career services, and alumni relations.
- Coordinate with University experts on efforts designed to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion.
- Alongside the Associate Dean of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion and the Director of Social Justice Initiatives, work closely with faculty members in the areas of academic support, bar success, and other areas bearing on student's professional development and personal well-being.
- Collect and analyze data bearing on diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
- Excellent listening, communication, and interpersonal skills.
- Ability to engage multiple perspectives, build trust, and achieve alignment.
- Capacity to solve multidimensional problems with creative solutions.
- Ability to influence cultural change in a complex environment.
- Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects with supervision.
- Experience with collecting, analyzing, presenting, and assessing quantitative and qualitative data.
- Enthusiasm for working in a fast-paced, collaborative work environment.
- Bachelor's degree from an accredited university.
- Experience working in the field of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
- Experience engaging and collaborating with diverse individuals, groups, and communities.
- Interest in working directly with law students in a staff role.
- Degree in law, education, or relevant field.
- Experience working in a higher education setting.
Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Occasional evenings and weekends as needed.
For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) on Monday, November 30, 2020.
Candidates must apply online through jobs.du.edu to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.
Please include the following documents with your application:
2. Cover Letter
The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of age, race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, military/ veteran status or any other status protected by law.
All offers of employment are based upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.