Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

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Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

FLSA status:


Hiring Salary:

Commensurate with education & experience.


College of Criminal Justice

Open Date:


Open Until Filled:


Educational and Experience Requirement:

Bachelor’s degree in higher education administration, ethnic studies, organizational management, or closely related field. Master’s degree preferred. Five years of relevant professional work experience in a management or leadership role within higher education including oversight of students or staff with the ability to recruit and retain diverse students and/or employees. A combination of education, experience, and training that would produce the required knowledge and abilities could be considered.

Nature & Purpose of Position:

Responsible for the development and implementation of strategies to recruit, retain, and develop students, faculty, and staff who are under-represented or historically marginalized within the College of Criminal Justice.

Primary Responsibilities:

Serves on the College of Criminal Justice Executive Leadership Team as the head of diversity efforts. Assists in the development and implementation of plans for recruiting and retaining diverse students, staff, and faculty. Ensures that the College of Criminal Justice (COCJ) and Criminal Justice Center (CJC) efforts align with the needs of increasingly diverse populations in Texas and nationally. Develops and supports supportive networks for Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) faculty to enhance retention efforts. Assists in the identification of the changing needs of an increasingly diverse Texas population relative to criminal justice systems and developing the COCJ/CJC responses thereto. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Other Specifications:

Works closely with the Dean and the directors of the various centers and institutes that compose the Criminal Justice Center. Solid visioning skills, including an understanding of both institutional and national trends and best practices. Strong communication and presentation skills. Ability to work collaboratively with external constituencies and to think critically to integrate complex operational, practical, systemic, and pedagogical considerations. Demonstrated ability to coordinate, facilitate, and chair meetings for the purpose of resolving differences and working towards institutional goals. Excellent organizational skills in identifying and prioritizing work activities. Ability to exercise sound, independent judgement.

This position may be designated as a Campus Security Authority (CSA).

Full Time Part Time:

Full Time


EEO Statement:

Sam Houston State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Plan Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, ancestry, marital status, citizenship, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, or gender identity. Sam Houston State University is an “at will” employer. Employees with a contract will have additional terms and conditions. Security sensitive positions at SHSU require background checks in accordance with Education Code 51.215.




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Job No:
Posted: 3/17/2021
Application Due: 4/17/2021
Work Type: Full Time