The Associate Dean for Institutional Diversity (ADID) directs the Office of Institutional Diversity, serves on the senior leadership team for the Division of Student Affairs (DSA), and works closely with the stakeholders across Harvey Mudd College. The ADID develops and oversees programs, services, and initiatives that promote diversity, inclusion, equity, and social justice and cultivates and communicates a common vision as an essential element of the mission of Harvey Mudd College. The ADID and the Academic Associate Dean for Diversity (ADD), who reports to the Dean of the Faculty, together lead and coordinate the College’s efforts in all aspects of diversity, inclusion, educational equity, cultural understanding, and capacity building. The Associate Dean is expected to participate in the DSA senior staff on-call duty schedule on a rotating basis and respond to crises when appropriate.
About Harvey Mudd College:
Located in the heart of Claremont, California, 35 miles east of Los Angeles, Harvey Mudd College is a highly selective undergraduate liberal arts college offering degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. HMC enrolls about 900 students and is a member of The Claremont Colleges, which comprises five undergraduate colleges and two graduate institutions. According to students, professors, and alumni, what makes Harvey Mudd distinctive is its collaborative, cross-disciplinary nature. The working environment is built on collaborative relationships between and among all members of the campus community and a deep commitment to the College’s mission to educate students “so that they may assume leadership in their fields with a clear understanding of the impact of their work on society.”
Duties and Responsibilities:
Advance the College’s mission and goals related to diversity, equity, and inclusion by implementing existing programs, policies, and initiatives as well as developing and implementing new ones, as needed.
Drive the development and implementation of a strategic plan for the Office of Institutional Diversity.
In collaboration with appropriate offices, set metrics and collect, analyze, recommend and disseminate institutional qualitative and quantitative data to measure the progress of diversity initiatives and programs, including leading campus climate studies when appropriate.
Identify, design and implement modifications and improvements.
Identify evolving trends in diversity and technology to develop innovative learning strategies for social justice education in the curriculum and in the co-curriculum, as well as cultural competence and capacity building programs, for students, faculty and staff.
Work closely with faculty, staff, students, and alumni to ensure that diversity and equity issues are an integral aspect of all institutional initiatives and strategic planning; advise and engage with the College in strategies to meet goals and address issues.
Supervise the Assistant Deans for Institutional Diversity and work with the Assistant Deans to initiate programs, training sessions, and discussions to foster awareness of, and commitment to, institutional diversity goals among students, faculty, and staff; provide training, support, coaching, recognition and ongoing feedback, and evaluate performance.
Serve as a resource for diversity and inclusivity for the campus community and in particular with colleagues responsible for faculty, staff, student and alumni development.
Supervision of Title IX Coordinator and assist with case management, as needed.
Serve as a resource on campus for training students, faculty and staff about Title IX.
Prepare, publish and distribute Clery Act Reporting.
Advise and support a variety of student organizations designed to help students achieve their personal and professional goals.
Work closely with The Claremont College’s Office of Black Student Affairs, Chicano Latino Student Affairs, The Queer Resource Center, the Asian American Student Advisory Board and other Consortium-wide diversity resources on a variety of student development programs. Serve as an active participant in the Claremont Colleges Inclusive Excellence Committee.
Represent the Division of Student Affairs as an active participant on internal and external committees and task forces.
Oversee the budget of the Office of Institutional Diversity and administer Student Affairs and College business practices and policies.
Keep abreast of relevant trends and issues in higher education and participate in regional and national professional development opportunities.
Perform DSA Senior Staff on-call duty coverage on a rotating basis along with other DSA staff and respond to student crises when appropriate.
Other duties as assigned by the Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Demonstrated independent judgment and initiative; ability to exercise leadership and engage others to advance diversity and inclusivity, work both independently and as part of a team, manage multiple projects, and meet deadlines.
Ability to establish priorities and focus on strategies that are attainable and achieve results; ability to anticipate challenges and opportunities; and strong problem-solving skills.
Capacity to integrate the vision for diversity with the College’s strategic vision and academic and administrative goals.
Ability to work with all internal and external constituents of a college community, especially students and faculty, and the ability to establish and maintain collaborative and productive relationships.
Demonstrated effectiveness with mentoring, coaching and supervisory skills.
Demonstrated ability to effect change through new practices and programs and with existing practices and programs that engage the campus community; ability to analyze data and identify modifications to programs.
Knowledge of best practices, recent innovations, and the leading issues in the national discussion of diversity and inclusivity and effective strategies and programs; knowledge of relative nondiscrimination and unlawful harassment laws and regulations (e.g. Title IX, Clery Act, ADA and Title VII).
Knowledge of effective counseling techniques for college students, as well as negotiation, mediation and dispute resolution skills.
Excellent interpersonal, listening, oral, written and presentation skills; and the ability to articulate the importance of diversity and inclusivity to various campus constituencies.
Ability to manage and oversee financial and administrative processes and policies.
A high level of personal integrity and the ability to exercise good judgment and discretion.
Education: Master’s degree in student affairs, social science or a related field required.
Experience: At least seven years of related experience. Experience working with students in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) fields is highly desirable, but not required.
Licenses/Certifications: Possess and maintain a valid driver’s license and driving record acceptable to the College’s automobile insurance carrier.
While performing the duties of this job, the staff member is regularly required to sit; stand use hands and fingers and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms. The individual must regularly lift and/or carry up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
This is an exempt, full-time, benefits-eligible position.
The anticipated starting salary range is $90,000 - $100,000/year. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
This position reports to the Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students.
Please visitwww.hmc.edu/employmentto view a complete job description for this position and obtain information on how to submit an application. Information about HMC’s competitive benefits package is available at www.hmc.edu/hrbenefits
Deadline to apply:
Position will remain open until filled.
This job description defines the essential job duties of the position. Harvey Mudd College expects that employees hired for this position can perform the essential functions of the job without imposing risk of substantial harm to the health or safety of themselves or others. It may also include marginal functions, generally defined within Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Regular employment at the College is for no specified period; conditions and status of employment (hours, pay, title, duties, etc.) are subject to change at any time. Employment is at-will and employees, and likewise the College, are free to end the employment relationship at any time, for any reason, with or without notice or cause, unless otherwise prohibited by law.
The Claremont Colleges, a consortium of five undergraduate liberal arts colleges, two graduate institutions, and Claremont University Consortium, which provides shared institutional support services, is reminiscent of the Oxford-Cambridge model. The undergraduate colleges include Pomona College, Scripps College, Claremont McKenna College, Harvey Mudd College, and Pitzer College. The two graduate institutions include Claremont Graduate University and Keck Graduate Institute.