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Assistant Dean - Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

Employer
The University of Georgia
Location
Athens Area

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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Job Details

Posting Number:

S08766P

Working Title:

Assistant Dean - Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

Department:

COE-Education Dean's Office

About the University of Georgia:

PLEASE NOTE: On December 7, 2021, the federal District Court for the Southern District of Georgia issued a preliminary injunction against enforcing the vaccine requirement for
Federal Contractors pending further review. As a result, the requirements of the Executive Order and associated guidance, including the vaccination requirement for covered contractor employees, are currently not in effect.

The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities, is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education (https://www.uga.edu/). UGA is currently ranked among the top 15 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,700 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 39,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 9,000 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 18 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

About the College/Unit/Department:

As the 4th largest public college of education in the country and the 3rd largest college at UGA, the Mary Frances Early College of Education (MFE COE) improves the lives of residents of Georgia and beyond through our instruction, research, and service. The MFE COE is a comprehensive college with disciplines focused on teacher preparation, counseling and human development, communication sciences, human movement sciences, career development, student affairs, and educational administration and policy. We place significant emphasis on graduate education with approximately 40% of our students at the graduate level, making us the second largest college at UGA with respect to graduate education.

Named for Mary Frances Early, UGA’s first African American graduate, in February 2020, the MFE COE has a long and distinguished history as a leader in diversity, equity, and inclusion. Our other strengths include a) partnerships with multiple units on campus, in the local community, and across the state of Georgia, b) faculty expertise manifested in well- regarded scholarship and applied practice, and c) recognition of our academic programs by external stakeholders.

College/Unit/Department website:

https://coe.uga.edu/directory/diversity-equity-and-inclusion

Posting Type:

Internal (PEP)

Retirement Plan:

TRS or ORP

Employment Type:

Employee

Benefits Eligibility:

Benefits Eligible

Full/Part time:

Full Time

Additional Schedule Information:

Monday – Friday; 8:00am to 5:00pm

Advertised Salary:

Commensurate with experience

Posting Date:

06/30/2022

Open until filled:

Yes

Proposed Starting Date:

08/01/2022

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Application materials will be reviewed by the search committee to identify individuals for interviews, which will include a public presentation open to all members of the MFE COE community. Please contact the search chair ([email protected]) with questions about the position.

Location of Vacancy:

Athens Area

EEO Policy Statement:

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR ([email protected]).

UGA Statement:

PLEASE NOTE: On December 7, 2021, the federal District Court for the Southern District of Georgia issued a preliminary injunction against enforcing the vaccine requirement for
Federal Contractors pending further review. As a result, the requirements of the Executive Order and associated guidance, including the vaccination requirement for covered contractor employees, are currently not in effect.

The University of Georgia is a Federal Contractor as defined by Presidential Executive Order 14042 and subject to the requirement that Federal Contractors must ensure that all covered employees, including those working remotely, are fully vaccinated by January 4, 2022. You may be required to show proof of your fully vaccinated status at the time of your start date, or have received a medical or religious exemption from the fully vaccinated requirement at the time of your start date. For more information regarding the Federal Contractor fully vaccinated employment requirement please visit https://coronavirus.uga.edu/executive-order/ or call (706) 542-2222.

Classification Title:

Director. Subdivision/Unit AD

FLSA:

Exempt

FTE:

1.00

Minimum Qualifications:

Requires at least a baccalaureate degree in the field. Please contact your Human Resources office for an evaluation of education/experience in lieu of the required minimum qualifications.

Preferred Qualifications:

A minimum of five years of experience in a DEI role but do not need to hold a faculty rank.

Position Summary:

The Mary Frances Early College of Education (MFE COE) is seeking a new Assistant Dean to join the college leadership team. The MFE COE is a leader in diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) across campus, and we are seeking a new champion for DEI efforts. Visit the DEI Office page for more information. This will be filled as either a faculty or staff position so eligible applicants should apply to the corresponding position based on their qualifications.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies:

Demonstrate a background of

  • enacting MFE COE and/or UGA’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion;
  • effectively collaborating with a range of constituents, including students, staff, faculty, and administrators, both inside and outside the college;
  • managing multiple complex tasks that have firm deadlines;
  • interpersonal skills that serve to facilitate success and de-escalate challenging situations
  • competence in interacting with diverse individuals; skill in conflict resolution, cultural intelligence, emotional intelligence; and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion and continuous learning.

Physical Demands:

Sitting, standing, lifting 20 lbs. or less

Is driving a responsibility of this position?:

No

Is this a Position of Trust?:

No

Does this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources?:

No

Does this position require a P-Card? :

No

Is having a P-Card an essential function of this position? :

No

Does this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care?:

No

Does this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications):

No

Credit and P-Card policy:

Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website.

Duties/Responsibilities:

Lead the college in enacting its strategic goal of promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion for all people by developing and implementing strategies to ensure a climate of respect and dignity within the college and integrating attention to diversity, equity and inclusion within the scholarship, teaching, and outreach activities of the college, including providing leadership for the colleges strategic plan for Diversity and Inclusive Excellence.

Percentage of time:

40

Duties/Responsibilities:

Assess needs, design and carry out professional development programs for faculty, staff, and administrators to learn about and enhance their capacity to enact the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion including the annual MFE COE DEI Conference.

Percentage of time:

20

Duties/Responsibilities:

Facilitate courageous conversations among individuals, small groups, and larger units, and mentor and support those who are ready to hold courageous conversations without a facilitator.

Percentage of time:

15

Duties/Responsibilities:

Advance actions that support addressing systemic issues around equity and inclusion in the college, across campus, in our community, in our professional organizations and throughout the world.

Percentage of time:

15

Duties/Responsibilities:

Collaborate with fellow associate deans, department heads, and members of the Leadership Council as well as serve as a champion for DEI across campus.

Percentage of time:

10

Contact Details:

For questions concerning this position or recruitment progression, please refer to the Recruitment Contact listed below.

Recruitment Contact Name:

Edward Delgado-Romero

Recruitment Contact Email:

[email protected]

Organization

The University of Georgia, a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities, is the state’s oldest and most comprehensive institution of higher education. Founded in 1785, it is the birthplace of public higher education in America.

Today, UGA enrolls more than 40,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. The main campus has 460 buildings on 767 acres of land. The total acreage of UGA in 30 Georgia counties is 41,539. UGA has 18 colleges and schools, which include Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Arts and Sciences, Business, Ecology, Education, Engineering, Environment and Design, Family and Consumer Sciences, Forestry and Natural Resources, Graduate School, Journalism and Mass Communication, Law, Pharmacy, Public Health, Public and International Affairs, Social Work, Veterinary Medicine, and the Honors College. It offers 24 baccalaureate degrees in more than 140 fields; 33 master’s degrees in 144 fields; 8 educational specialist degrees; four doctoral degrees in 99 areas; professional degrees in law, pharmacy and veterinary medicine; and more than 170 study-abroad and exchange programs. UGA Libraries rank among the nation’s best research libraries and contain a total of 5.3 million volumes and one of nation’s largest map collections. The university has had 25 recipients of the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship, making it one of the nation’s top Rhodes producers among public universities. UGA is home of the Peabody Awards, presented annually for distinguished achievement and meritorious public service for television, podcast/radio, and digital media. It also is home of Georgia’s State Botanical Garden, state Museum of Art and State Museum of Natural History. Additionally, UGA has one of the largest and most comprehensive public service and outreach programs conducted by an American educational institution.

Find Us
Telephone
706-542-3000
Location
215 S. Jackson St.
Athens
Georgia
30602
United States
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