Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Coordinator

Job description

The Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (IMSA) is committed to an equitable, diverse and inclusive teaching and learning environment.  Through a model of Equity and Excellence, IMSA has committed to advancing equity in STEM education and representation and creating a diverse, inclusive community of global citizens who can realize their full potential, and execute our mission to advance the human condition.

This Equity and Excellence Model is the intentional integration of Cultural Competence, Diversity, Equity, Equity-Minded Frame, Excellence and Inclusion into every facet of the Academy, with the understanding that it is an active and ongoing process involving structures, processes and people and not an isolated initiative. 

The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Coordinator position participates in and supports the development, delivery and communication of programs, services and curricula that address racial equity and social justice, as set forth in the Equity and Excellence Plan.  Additionally, the DEI Coordinator serves as a resource and consultant to students and staff, including faculty, on the development and implementation of culturally responsive, differentiated, and equitable practices and curriculum. 

The DEI Coordinator is supervised and evaluated by the Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.  This position is a full-time, 12-month, exempt position.  Hours worked: Monday-Friday 8-4:30pm with some evenings and weekend hours required. Currenly, most operations at IMSA are remote, the duties of this position included, due to the Covid-19 pandemic. There is an anticipated return to campus once it is deemed safe for staff and students.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable Accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Develop and implement a comprehensive, evidence-based, equity-minded educational program that is rooted in social justice and develops cultural competence, with an intentional focus on anti-racist education for students.
  • Assist in the creation and implementation of an anti-racism education curriculum for staff, including faculty to address systemic racism and advance racial equity.
  • Assist in developing and implementing a process to assist Culturally, Linguistically and Economically Diverse (CLED), as well as other marginalized students, in transitioning into and through IMSA.  
  • Approach all work through an equity lens with a view towards achieving the outcomes of IMSA’s Equity and Excellence Policy.
  • Assist in managing bias incident reporting database, related investigations and interim and final investigative reports.
  • Stay abreast of and inform community about best practices and trends in social justice, STEM Equity, and anti-racism.
  • Develop collaborative partnerships with departments across the academy to enhance relationships and promote the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion as an equity-minded educational resource.
  • Represent IMSA and Office at Diversity, Equity and Inclusion focused meetings, events, and conferences.
  • Build upon and maintain Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion virtual spaces, web site and Digital Commons.
  • Assist in development and delivery of other DEI trainings, research, and projects.
  • Other duties as assigned.

    The successful candidate is deeply passionate and knowledgeable about racial equity and social justice, and comfortable naming, examining and addressing issues related to racism, classism, sexism, heterosexism, ageism, ableism, xenophobia, privilege and oppression, as well as willing to interrogate personal privileges and biases within the context of their own race, racial identity and intersectionality.  

  • Master’s Degree in Education, Cultural Studies, Psychology, Sociology or related field.
  • 3-5 years of relevant, progressive experience in designing, implementing, sustaining and advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion programming, training, and strategies. A combination of education and experience may be taken into consideration based on the applicants’ credentials.
  • Innovative problem-solving abilities and excellent interpersonal skills with ability to interact with diverse internal and external constituents.
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, organize, coordinate and direct multiple projects and activities with varied deadlines.
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills and strong problem-solving ability.
  • Bilingual in English/Spanish is a plus, but not required.

The successful candidate is deeply passionate and knowledgeable about racial equity and social justice, and comfortable naming, examining and addressing issues related to racism, classism, sexism, heterosexism, ageism, ableism, xenophobia, privilege and oppression, as well as willing to interrogate personal privileges and biases within the context of their own race, racial identity and intersectionality.  

  • Master’s Degree in Education, Cultural Studies, Psychology, Sociology or related field.
  • 3-5 years of relevant, progressive experience in designing, implementing, sustaining and advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion programming, training, and strategies. A combination of education and experience may be taken into consideration based on the applicants’ credentials.
  • Innovative problem-solving abilities and excellent interpersonal skills with ability to interact with diverse internal and external constituents.
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, organize, coordinate and direct multiple projects and activities with varied deadlines.
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills and strong problem-solving ability.
  • Bilingual in English/Spanish is a plus, but not required.

This position will support IMSA's Equity and Excellence Policy by ensuring the delivery of quality, equitable, and inclusive constituent-centered support, while promoting and maintaining an inclusive work environment and culture, that embraces the diversity of people and perspectives collaborating at IMSA, to ignite and nurture creative, ethical, scientific minds that advance the human condition.  

To continue moving diversity, equity and inclusion forward, IMSA seeks to recruit, support, and retain diverse, talented individuals who are culturally competent, equity- minded, and constituent–centered.

WORKING CONDITIONS AND PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

Work is performed in an office setting with minimal exposure to health or safety hazards.  Substantial time is spent working on a computer.  This role generally requires mobility, written and verbal communication, hearing and visual capabilities. However, reasonable accommodations, including assistive technology, may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform such requirements.

COMPENSATION:

Salary is commensurate with experience and education and no less than $53,800. IMSA offers an excellent comprehensive benefits package, including health and retirement benefits.  The State Universities Retirement System (SURS) is reciprocal with other Illinois public retirement systems such as the Teachers’ Retirement System of Illinois (TRS) and the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF).

 

 

 

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Posted: 3/2/2021
Application Due: 5/1/2021
Work Type: Full Time
Salary: Salary is commensurate with experience and education and no less than $53,800.