Business Title: Director for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Employee Type: Admin. Professional
Job Family: Administrative Professional - Not OT Eligible
COVID-19 Vaccine Information:
In accordance with Washington State Governor's Proclamation 21.14.2, as a condition of employment, you must be fully vaccinated or have an approved medical/religious accommodation by time of hire. People are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving their last shot in a vaccine series. Full vaccination status or an approved accommodation will be verified prior to your first day of work. Should you not be fully vaccinated or have an approved medical/religious accommodation you will not be able to start employment with WSU. Information regarding vaccine verification and/or requesting a medical/religious accommodation is available at https://hrs.wsu.edu/covid-19/vax-verification/. Please contact HRS at [email protected] or 509-335-4521 if you have questions.
Summary of Duties:
The Director for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (Director of DEI) is a new position at the Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine. The Director of DEI will drive college initiatives around diversity, equity, and inclusion and provide guidance for the implementation of these efforts throughout the college.
As the Director, you are responsible for advancing equality and impact for the college and those it serves, creating an equitable, diverse, and inclusive environment for all students, faculty, and staff. You will be the key senior leader to guide and implement this work. In this role, you will identify strategic ways to incorporate DEI in the college culture and climate.
Working closely with the College's dean, faculty, staff and students, you are responsible for strategic planning activities and for implementing and managing programs designed to recruit, retain, and support diverse pools of undergraduate, professional and graduate students in the College. This includes collaboration with the dean, faculty, and staff increasing DEI efforts during faculty and staff recruitment process.
Competitive benefits are available. This position is available for full-time with the consideration of being part-time employment with a minimum of 50% time depending on qualifications and experience.
About The College of Veterinary Medicine
At WSU's College of Veterinary Medicine, we are dedicated to improving the lives of animals and people through enhancing health and well-being. WSU has one of the nation's top veterinary and biomedical colleges, and our distinguished faculty members are recognized as leaders in the field. Students work side-by-side with accomplished researchers in highly ranked programs for scientific investigation, clinical specialties, and diagnostic capabilities. Graduates from our college go on to be leading clinicians, diagnosticians, researchers, and professors across the globe. Within the college, we have a commitment to a diverse, equitable and inclusive community.
About Washington State University
Founded in 1890 in Pullman, Washington State University (WSU) is Washington's land-grant university with an overarching mission of improving the quality of life for all citizens - locally, nationally, and globally. WSU is committed to innovation and excellence in research and scholarship. WSU has a current enrollment of over 30,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students and approximately 6,000 faculty and staff at its five campuses (Pullman, Spokane, Tri-Cities, Vancouver, and Everett), as well as its numerous other locations across the State of Washington and online through its Global Campus. WSU acknowledges that its locations statewide are on the homelands of Native people.
The WSU Pullman campus features world-class facilities for teaching, research, the arts, and Pacific-12 Conference athletics. The campus is located on more than 620 acres among the rolling hills of southeastern Washington in a geographic region known as the Palouse. Due to significant investments from the state as well as private and federal support, outstanding new campus facilities have been constructed and others upgraded significantly during the past decade. Major new facilities include the Paul G. Allen Center for Global Animal Health, the Biotechnology Life Sciences Facility, and the Veterinary and Biomedical Research Building. Enrollment at the Pullman campus totaled 19,900 students for 2020 with 30% of our students identifying as multicultural. About 1,500 faculty, supported by 1,600 graduate assistants and 2,900 administrators and staff, work on the campus.
About the Pullman Area
Pullman is one of the biggest little cities you'll ever visit. Full of cosmopolitan amenities and down-home charm. The city has repeatedly been recognized as one of Washington's safest cities, one of America's safest college towns, and one of the best college-town neighborhoods for adults. Whether you're looking to go to school or relocating to the area, Pullman offers a diverse community committed to family values, sustainability, and a high quality of life.
A Bachelor's degree in a field relevant to area of specialization and three (3) years of experience directly related to the specialty area. Any combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted for the educational requirement on a year-for-year basis.
Three years of relevant experience in diversity, equity, and inclusion, including designing and delivering DEI content and experiences.
Demonstrated success leading and implementing diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts.
Demonstrated success in collaboration with others to achieve solutions, resolve issues, and overcome hurdles.
Excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills.
Effective communication skills.
Master's degree in a related field.
Experience working in a higher education environment.
Experience in veterinary, medical and/or scientific fields, which may include experience in medical or veterinary medical education.
Demonstrated leadership experience.
Experience in program assessment, reporting, and evaluation
Demonstrated organizational skills.
Knowledge of equal opportunity, affirmative action, and other compliance regulations in the context of higher education.
Screening Begin Date: Applicant screening will begin January 10, 2022
This position has been designated by the department to require a background check.
Applicants must attach the following documents to their online application: 1) resume and 2) cover letter. In your cover letter, please explain your interest in this specific position and highlight your experience with strategic diversity and inclusiveness initiatives in the area of biomedical sciences, veterinary medicine, and related field (2 pages maximum).
Applicants are required to include contact information for professional references within the application. Application materials should clearly communicate how the applicant meets all required qualifications and additional requirements.
2) Cover Letter
Time Type: Full time
Position Term: 12 Month
WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EDUCATOR AND EMPLOYER. Members of ethnic minorities, women, special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam-era, recently separated veterans, and other protected veteran, persons of disability and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply.
WSU employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.
WSU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resource Services: 509-335-4521 (v), Washington State TDD Relay Service: Voice Callers: 1-800-833-6384; TDD Callers: 1-800-833-6388, 509-335-1259(f), or [email protected].
Founded in 1890 in Pullman, Washington State University (WSU) is Washington’s land-grant university with an overarching mission of improving the quality of life for all citizens – locally, nationally, and globally. WSU is committed to innovation and excellence in research and scholarship. WSU has a current enrollment of over 30,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students and approximately 6,000 faculty and staff at its five campuses (Pullman, Spokane, Tri-Cities, Vancouver, and Everett), as well as its numerous other locations across the State of Washington and online through its Global Campus.
U.S. News & World Report's 2016 "America's Best Colleges" rankings place WSU in the top 75 public national universities. WSU was one of only three Northwest universities to be placed in the top two tiers, along with the University of Washington and the University of Oregon. WSU is ranked as a "highest research activity" institution by the Carnegie Foundation and is in the top 12 percent of research universities as reported by the National Science Foundation. Also, WSU was recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching for its engagement activities with i...ts Community Engagement Classification.
WSU employs approximately 6,000 faculty and professional staff and the University deeply values diversity among its faculty, students, and staff. WSU students represent diverse social, economic, and ethnic backgrounds: approximately 10 percent of WSU students hail from outside the state of Washington, and approximately 6.8 percent are international students. WSU annually awards more than $280 million in scholarships and financial aid to approximately 17,000 undergraduate students.