Associate Director for Diversity and Inclusion Education - Medford/SMFA Campuses - (19001078)
The Office of the Provost is responsible for setting and guiding institutional and budgetary priorities that advance the University's academic mission. Together with deans and senior administrators, the Provost directs and supports the partnerships, collaborations, and planning initiatives on four Massachusetts campuses and an international center in Talloires, France. This team of academic leaders ensures that our educational and research programs are of the highest quality by working closely with faculty, staff, alumni, and students to fulfill the University's goals and aspirations. The Office of the Provost is also responsible for the library system, international and industry collaborations, and the ten Boards of Advisors and support two Chief Diversity Officers that provide strategic vision and oversight for diversity and inclusion across the university
This position directly supports the Associate Provost/Chief Diversity Officer for Medford and SMFA campuses, and will work in close collaboration with the AP/CDO and Assoc Director Diversity and Education for the Tufts Health Science Schools. The Office of the Provost is committed to diversity and inclusion and recognizes that the need to develop educational opportunities regarding power, privilege, uniqueness and the ways we as a community co-exist. In order to address this need, preparation centered around unconscious/implicit bias, anti-racism, restorative justice, Whiteness, anti-Blackness, bridging cultural gaps, sensitizing about LGBT and disabled community, etc. need to be implemented. We aim to be racially conscious and demand racial equity as well as raising consciousness for all historically silenced and marginalized groups.This position will collaborate with different stakeholders at Tufts in order to plan, develop and implement these trainings. These trainings will reinforce the foundational values that are core to the Tufts ethos: authenticity, civility, dignity, humility, open-mindedness, curiosity, excellence, social justice and a sense of belonging and will help to bridge the gaps and harness a spectrum of learning so that all Tufts community members experience a sense of belonging. Most importantly this position will be dedicated to the intersectionality between race, cultural responsiveness, and social justice. The expected outcome of this preparation is to establish the Tufts community of faculty, staff, students and alumni as a group of individuals committed to each other's success, health and wellbeing. This commitment to each other will be reflected in their attitudes and behavior towards one another and in how they apply the knowledge and skills they have acquired through experience provided by the Chief Diversity Officers and this position. This position will develop university-wide training and development agenda to improve the overall cultural competence and capacity of the Tufts community members and also help to develop institutional programs that promote a culture of inclusion and mutual respect. Additionally, this person will manage pipeline programs and support other functions and programs as needed by the AP/CDO.
Knowledge and skills as typically acquired through completion of Master's degree, with preference for terminal degree in a related field), or related fields and 5 -8 years of experience in role supporting Diversity and Inclusion efforts in an institution of higher education, corporation, organization, etc., creating, managing and delivering high quality, comprehensive training.
Demonstrated understanding of, and support for, key precepts in Diversity and Inclusion training, including critical race theory, feminism, queer theory, privilege, protected classes, micro-aggressions, cognitive empathy, nonviolent communications etc
Demonstrated ability to effectively work in an office environment that is diverse by race, gender, sexuality, religion, etc.
Subject matter expertise in diversity & inclusion, unconscious bias, talent development, and organizational development within a global environment.
The ability to develop curriculum and deliver impactful presentation materials tailored to the needs of a wide range of audiences (students, faculty and staff) on all of Tufts' campuses. Effectively facilitate and deliver curriculum.
Influence and consultative skills
A track record of leading and managing institutional change
Results oriented and data-driven, able to gather relevant data to measure the impact of educational interventions
Dedication to continuous improvement and excellence
Strong programming experience
Feedback and coaching skills
Written and Verbal Communication: o Handles broad based complex information across departments with university-wide impact o Presents to diverse audiences o Coaches and mentors supervisors and staff o Can negotiate, motivate, and persuade others
o Regular contact with others both inside and outside the university
o Results have significant broad implications on the management and operations of a major department or multiple departments
o Problems are broad, complex and abstract, often involving university-wide issues
o Must develop solutions using substantial creativity, resourcefulness, innovation, negotiation, and diplomacy
Independence of Action: o Sets goals and priorities for functional area
o May make recommendations for department policies, practices, and programs
Must be diplomatic, strategic, highly organized, creative and tactical, visionary, relational, and have excellent event planning skills.
Special Work Schedule Requirements:
Travel between Boston, Grafton, and Medford, required. Some evening and weekend hours are required.)
An employee in this position must complete all appropriate background checks at the time of hire, promotion, or transfer.
Primary Location: United States-Massachusetts-Medford/Somerville
Organization: Provost's Office
Employee Status: Regular Schedule: Full-time
Job Posting: Jan 31, 2019, 1:29:55 PM
Internal Number: 93200
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