Executive Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
- Kean University
- Union, NJ
Under the direction of the Associate Vice President for Employee Relations, the Executive Director for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion leads the development and implementation of proactive diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives in support of the University’s commitment to create a learning and working environment where all have an opportunity to succeed. The Executive Director for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion actively engages students, faculty and staff to further behaviors, attitudes and policies that support diversity, equity and inclusion and will collaborate with University stakeholders to assess potential barriers and develop strategies to recruit and retain a diverse workforce. They will also collaborate with stakeholders to assess the need for, and recommend training initiatives on, cultural competency, gender differences, disability, sexual harassment and other topics designed to increase awareness and support of equity and inclusion values and in maintaining compliance with applicable laws and regulations.
The Executive Director for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion champions the importance and value of a diverse and inclusive university environment and leads the development of a vision and effective strategy to create a culture for equity, diversity and inclusion. They will review compliance with Affirmative Action, Equal Employment Opportunity and other applicable requirements, including serving as the University’s Title IX Coordinator. Primary areas of accountability include compliance, advocacy and education. The incumbent serves as an advisor and resource for management and staff in the areas of diversity, equity, inclusion and intake and investigation of concerns across the University that pertain to discrimination or harassment. The Executive Director for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion also serves as a referral person to outside agencies in the areas of Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action.
Qualifications: Master’s degree in social justice, post-secondary education, sociology, social anthropology, public administration, human resource management or other related field and five years of experience advancing diversity, equity and inclusion in a complex organization or the equivalent as determined by the University is required. Experience in a university setting is preferred.
Application: Please send cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references to: Search Committee Chairperson, Office of the Associate Vice President for Employee Relations, by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Candidacy review begins immediately and continues until appointment is made. Official transcripts for all degrees and three current letters of recommendation are required prior to appointment.
Kean University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer