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Project Director, Diversity & Inclusion

Company: University of Arizona
Location: Tucson
Posted on: October 17, 2020

Job Description:

Project Director, Diversity & Inclusion Posting Number req2713 Department Ofc Diversity Incl Excellence Location Main Campus Address Tucson, AZ USA Position Highlights The Diversity & Inclusion Project Manager will manage and implement high-priority initiatives and projects that advance the University---s diversity and inclusion efforts. The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of collaboratively working with marginalized students; strong problem solving and project management skills; excellent research and writing skills; an ability to build relationships with diverse stakeholders; and a demonstrated ability to achieve results, even in the face of obstacles. This job is a match for individuals who are passionate about diversity, equity, and inclusion, comfortable with high-stress situations, willing to be persistent, and are able to effectively keep multiple initiatives and projects moving forward simultaneously. The University of Arizona offers a family friendly, flexible work environment and has been recognized for its innovative work-life programs. The University recently earned the Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) designation from the U.S. Department of Education. In fall 2019, more than 36% of undergraduate students and 30% of graduate students identified as students of color. The institution has a nationally recognized Disability Resource Center that boasts a top ranked adaptive athletics program. Tucson is culturally diverse, rich in natural beauty, and home to many recreational resources, such as hundreds of miles of hiking trails, bike lanes, and park space. Whether you are on the University of Arizona campus or enjoying the recreational activities Tucson has to offer, you will enjoy gorgeous sunsets, majestic mountain ranges, and more than 250 days of sunshine each year. New employees quickly develop a deep appreciation for the multiple cultures, languages, and traditions of Tucson and the community's commitment to creating economic opportunity while honoring and protecting our natural resources. Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more The University of Arizona has been recognized for our innovative work---life programs. For more information about working at the University of Arizona and relocations services, please click here . As a cost-saving measure related to the impact of COVID-19, Furlough and Furlough-Based Salary Programs have been approved by the Arizona Board of Regents. All new hires subject to the programs will be notified in accordance with adopted Furlough and Furlough-Based Salary Programs guidelines and will be required to comply with all measures. To learn more about the programs and whether this position is affected, please visit hr.arizona.edu/FY-2020-2021-Furlough-Program. Duties & Responsibilities Working for Diversity & Inclusion offers an opportunity to make a meaningful and positive contribution to the University community. The Diversity & Inclusion area strives to create a supportive, collaborative, and inclusive work environment for its employees. Duties may include but not limited to: Independently manage and implement high-priority initiatives and projects that advance the University---s diversity and inclusion efforts, with a specific and intentional focus on meeting expressed student demands. Keep student leaders apprised of progress on initiatives and projects while consistently incorporating their feedback in the process. Develop options and recommendations for solving complex problems that are thoroughly researched, developed, and vetted by key stakeholders. Identify and pursue opportunities for institutional improvements and efficiencies related to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Proactively identify and troubleshoot campus issues and concerns related to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Respond promptly, effectively, and sensitively to high-stress situations. Develop budgets for initiatives and projects. Establish best practice standards and metrics to evaluate the success of initiatives and projects. Communicate regularly with diverse campus stakeholders, such as shared governance groups, faculty, staff, and students to obtain input on initiatives and projects and ensure they are appropriately updated. Respond promptly and courteously to requests for information and assistance from students, faculty, staff, and community members. Represent the diversity and inclusion area at meetings with stakeholders and on campus working groups and committees. Apply an equity and inclusion lens to all work to ensure these values are consistently applied and prioritized. Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: Knowledge of current issues in higher education. Knowledge of diversity, equity, and inclusion issues in higher education. Ability to collaboratively work with and advocate for the needs of marginalized students. Strong project management and problem-solving skills. Excellent presentation, research, writing, and analysis skills. Ability to stay organized and responsive while managing multiple projects in a fast-paced environment. Ability to effectively prioritize projects and needs. Ability to summarize and effectively present data. Ability to handle sensitive or confidential matters with the highest degree of discretion and professionalism. Ability to communicate and partner effectively with diverse campus constituents. Ability to model inclusiveness, respect, and integrity. Minimum Qualifications Bachelor---s degree At least five years of relevant experience that includes working with and advocating for the needs of marginalized students. At least five years of relevant experience that includes managing projects or initiatives. Any equivalent combination of education and experience. Preferred Qualifications Master---s degree 6 or more years of relevant experience that includes working with and advocating for the needs of marginalized students. 6 or more years of relevant experience that includes managing projects or initiatives. Experience working or volunteering at the University of Arizona. Experience working at a large public research University or in higher education. Experience with large meeting facilitation. Experience advancing equity and inclusion in a complex organization. FLSA Exempt Full Time/Part Time Full Time Number of Hours Worked per Week 40 Job FTE 1.0 Work Calendar Fiscal Job Category Organizational Administration Benefits Eligible Yes - Full Benefits Rate of Pay $70,000 Compensation Type salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE) Grade 9 Career Stream and Level PC3 Job Family Administrative Strategy Job Function Organizational Administration Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive) Number of Vacancies 1 Target Hire Date Expected End Date Contact Information for Candidates Alex Robie robiearizona.edu Open Date 10/2/2020 Open Until Filled Yes Documents Needed to Apply Resume, Cover Letter, and Two Additional Documents Special Instructions to Applicant Please provide two writing samples: 1) sample content for internal stakeholders or audiences, such as a memo, report, or proposal; and 2) sample content for external stakeholders or audiences, such as website content, an email message to a large group of community members on a topic of high importance, or presentation materials. Diversity Statement At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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