Director, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (36406)
University of Health Sciences and Pharmacy in St. Louis
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
Internal Number: 2667298
Director, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (36406)
Job Details Job Location : UHSP main campus - St. Louis, MO Position Type : Full-time staff Education Level : Masters Degree Job Category : Student Affairs or Academic Support
Summary SUMMARY OF POSITION
The Director of the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion is responsible for the development and execution of services that helps the University achieve its strategic diversity goals. The specific areas of focus include pipeline development, recruitment, retention, training, campus education, and program development. The Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion will work with the UHSP community to enhance the campus climate regarding issues of diversity, equity and inclusion and foster a campus culture that is welcoming and accepting for all. The Director will develop innovative and creative intercultural and inclusive programs, services, training, communications and events to promote diversity, cultural awareness and inclusion on the UHSP campus. The Director will report to the Assistant Vice President Student Engagement and Campus Inclusion.
SPECIFIC MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Within the limits of authorized University policies, procedures, programs and budgets, the Director is responsible to accomplish duties as follows:
Develop, coordinate, facilitate and assess educational programs and services that deepen faculty, staff, and students cultural competency (knowledge, attitudes, skills) to increase cultural awareness and sensitivity
Develop and lead cultural and LGBTQIA & Safe Zone campus-wide programming
Research, collect, analyze and disseminate data that provides information to support and enhance equity, diversity and inclusion initiatives (recruitment, retention, improving learning)
Collaborate with UHSP faculty and staff, on the design of courses and learning sessions to embedded and track diversity initiatives within the undergraduate, graduate and professional program curriculums.
Co-chair the bias incident response committee and resolution of bias related issues
Design and implement programs, special events, and services that support student success and development through annual programming (Tunnel of Oppression, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Annual Celebration, Women in Leadership Dinner).
Manage a retention initiative to help ensure students successfully progress and graduate in partnership with academic and student affairs through the supervision of a graduate assistant.
Support the development and execution of DEI pipeline initiatives for faculty, staff, and students.
Serve on the logistical interprofessional planning committee for the Medical Campus Diversity Week
Manage fundraising efforts in the areas of grants, and corporate and individual gifts to support diversity initiatives in collaboration with the AVP and coordinator
Develop and deliver trainings/workshops for students, faculty, and staff in collaboration with AVP
Develop, deliver, manage, and assess the Social Awareness and Cultural Sensitivity Curriculum for undergraduate, graduate, and professional students.
Provide leadership, support of AVPs strategic vision, organization and administrative management for the Office, including supervision of a coordinator, and graduate assistants.
Manage the operational budget for the department with oversight from the AVP
Supervise graduate practicum students.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Qualifications MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Masters degree in higher education, college student affairs personnel, or a similar field from an accredited institution of higher education.
At least 5 years of experience in higher education.
Effective written and oral communication and organizational skills.
Ability to present effectively to small and large groups.
Commitment to the Universitys Mission, Vision and Values including a commitment to diversity and Inclusion
Doctorate degree in higher education, college student affairs personnel, or a similar field from an accredited institution of higher education.
Effective interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
Demonstrated experience developing and accessing diversity education programs
Knowledge of diversity and inclusion programs, student recruitment, retention issues, and standards of practice.
At least 2 years of experience as Director or Assistant Director in diversity and inclusion.
Ability to manage multiple tasks.
Ability to exercise sound judgement.
Prior supervisory experience.
Proficient in computer skills and use of presentation software.
University of Health Sciences & Pharmacy in St. Louis values the benefits of a diverse student body and workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or status as an individual with a disability. The University's employment policy shall be supported through a continuing affirmative action commitment that embodies the standards of equal employment opportunities for all persons. EOE/M/F/Veteran/Disabled.
University of Health Sciences & Pharmacy in St. Louis values the benefits of a diverse student body and workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or status as an individual with a disability. The Universitys employment policy shall be supported through a continuing affirmative action commitment that embodies the standards of equal employment opportunities for all persons. EOE/M/F/Veteran/Disabled.
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For more than 155 years, University of Health Sciences and Pharmacy in St. Louis has provided a world-class education for health care leaders and innovators. Since its founding, the campus has been a place where future professionals and practitioners come together to learn, grow, challenge each other, and find new ways to tackle society's most pressing health care problems.
The University offers both undergraduate and professional degrees. Undergraduate degrees prepare students for health professions careers and also serve as the foundation for graduate or professional study, while the University’s Doctor of Pharmacy program prepares students to be leaders and innovators in the profession of pharmacy.
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