Assistant Dean for Diversity and Inclusion/Director of the Carl A. Fields Center for Equality
Internal Number: 201983098
Assistant Dean for Diversity and Inclusion/Director of the Carl A. Fields Center for Equality and Cultural Understanding
Job ID: 2023-16303 Type: Full-Time # of Openings: 1 Category: Student Affairs and Services
The Assistant Dean/Director provides visionary leadership in the expansion of the Carl A. Fields Center's mission and goals to cultivate space and a sense of belonging for the Princeton student community through education and partnerships while respecting all cultures, perspectives and experiences. The Assistant Dean/Director serves as a strategic Institutional leader in the integration and understanding of BIPOC and other under-represented students in their development, well-being, equity and inclusion in the implementation of initiatives that support student success, belonging, and the development of inclusive and equitable communities. The Assistant Dean/Director leads a collective effort to provide a dynamic, equitable and inclusive programs and events dedicated to the success and sense of belonging of BIPOC and other underrepresented students. The Assistant Dean/Director develops and assesses programs, provides resources, and creates opportunities that address the university's diversity and anti-racism initiatives in partnership with colleagues across student-facing offices; partners with offices and senior administration to address discrimination, safety, and policy concerns. The Assistant Dean/Director employs research informed practices to improve student experience as it relates to topics of identity-based support and development, leadership development, co-curricular involvement that infuses co-curricular and student life experience with diversity, equality and inclusion values. This position provides co-curricular learning opportunities and serves as a resource on diversity, inclusion, and social justice issues. The Assistant Dean/Director contributes to the overall mission and efforts of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion-Campus Life.
CENTER & BUDGET MANAGEMENT (25%)
Oversee and manage the day-to-day operations of the CAF Center and its staff; Serve as a strategic leader in integrating and understanding BIPOC and other under-represented students in their development, well-being, equity, and inclusion; implement initiatives that support student success, belonging, and inclusive development in equitable communities; Conduct strategic planning and programmatic visioning efforts; Remain attentive to the changing needs of diverse students about the university's institutional commitment to diversity and inclusion; Design and implement a formative and summative assessment program to measure and report on the impact of Center programs, diverse students, and campus climate; Monitor all departmental expenditures and reconcile accounts prepared by support staff; Plan budget projections to reflect programmatic priorities; Oversee the operational budgets for departmental diversity programs and co-sponsorship funds for student organizations/departments/groups that support diversity initiatives; Supervise full-time professional staff and undergraduate/graduate student/staff.
LEADERSHIP & STRATEGIC VISION (25%)
Provide campus leadership, vision, and direction for BIPOC student support, services, and best practices while upholding the Center's mission; Serve as a campus resource and internal expert about BIPOC student issues and participate in campus-wide leadership discussions about issues affecting students; Engage with students, staff, faculty, and alumni around the mission of the Center and establish meaningful working relationships with important stakeholders; Continually seek to understand the campus climate; share findings and develop collaborative programmatic initiatives and responses when appropriate; Review University policies, procedures, and materials and advocate for change, if needed, to ensure campus is safe and welcoming. Deliver campus-wide programming that supports ODIs broader DEI events (e.g., CAF/ODI speakers' series, etc.); Build on and institutionalize student-led equity efforts in collaboration with student leaders and key stakeholders to continue to improve the student environment, such as the development of a Multicultural Student Council.
STUDENT ENGAGEMENT & SUPPORT (20%)
Provide one-on-one advising to students (i.e., identity exploration, discrimination, adjustment to University environment, mental health issues, etc.) and ensure the Center is viewed as a supportive environment and resource for the community; Connect students to appropriate resources on and off-campus (i.e. religious worship opportunities, local services catering to ethnic groups; residential college staff; University Health Services, etc.) Support and coordinate programs that promote student social, cultural development, and sense of belonging; Engage in the development and implementation of connections with academic departments to support CAF programs in the creation of out of the classroom DEI initiatives; Provide individual support (including referrals) to students in their social, leadership, and identity development; Provide advocacy and support for students on campus issues and bias incidents; Assist the Dean for Diversity and Inclusion with the development and implementation of campus education projects following campus bias incidents; Gathers data and prepares annual reports; Reviews, develops, and conducts regular assessment of signature Carl A. Fields Center programs, etc.
COMMITTEE ENGAGEMENT & STRUCTURAL DEVELOPMENT (15%)
Participate in University meetings and committees to share BIPOC issues and concerns; Collaborate with the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, other Campus Life offices, as well as critical campus partners, to coordinate and create structures and programs to advance anti-racism, intersectional, diversity, equity and inclusion programs and events; focus and help build out ODls anti-racism initiatives (racial/ethnic identity, programming series, etc.) such as diversity and inclusion learning series; Serve as a programming resource to student groups; Build and implement faculty/staff and alumni engagement structures to support the ongoing connections and associated educational benefits for students.
CAMPUS PARTNERSHIPS (15%)
Develop and maintain relationships with academic, administrative, and other Campus Life partners to foster a strong working team and better serve our overlapping constituencies; Work collaboratively with and provide support for other campus programs and offices, including but not limited to: residential colleges, the Office of the Dean of Undergraduate Students, the Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity, PACE Center for Civic Engagement, Center for Career Development, Office of Civic Engagement, Alumni Relations, USG, GSG, First-Year Families + Weekend, Office of Admission, etc. Provide formal and informal guidance and support to campus groups that have an interest in race, ethnicity, culture, BIPOC, etc. issues; Lead campus-wide initiatives to explore and inform campus community about the impact of racial inequalities on campus.
Master's degree and 5+ years of related experience.
Five to seven years of experience with programming and outcomes assessment/evaluation
Significant knowledge of race, ethnicity, culture, etc., and issues of concern related to BIPOC students and other identities
Significant knowledge and experience serving and supporting BIPOC students and other underrepresented student communities
Experience working with college students in a university setting
Strong interpersonal skills as a well as a demonstrated ability to work as part of a team and to interact effectively with students, faculty, and other administrators
Preferred knowledge, skills, abilities, experience, and other education:
Five to seven years relevant experience developing programs and facilitating training on a wide range of diversity and inclusion topics, concepts, and social constructs, etc.
Extensive knowledge of D&I topics, including current research, national trends in higher education and theoretical models
Ability to customize training, read one's audience, and adapt creatively to the needs of a diverse group of students
Experience with strategic planning processes and community outreach
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