Job ID: 2019-6398 Type: School of Social Work (SW1019) # of Openings: 1 Category: Business/Professional Administrative New York University
The Director, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion [DEI] is responsible for coordinating the administrative and operational aspects of the NYU Silver School of Social Work’s DEI initiatives, with a primary focus on the implementation and management of strategies to foster a diverse and inclusive environment at the School, including its academic and continuing education programs, its centers and institutes, and its educational sites in New York City, Westchester and Rockland Counties, and Shanghai. The Director, DEI will report to the Assistant Dean, DEI, who is a faculty member and the Chair of the School’s Social Justice Praxis Committee [SJPC], and with additional oversight from the Dean, will serve as a supportive thought-partner with the SJPC in the creation of initiatives to advance diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging for all members of our community, including students, faculty and staff. Working with School leadership, the Director, DEI will plan, execute and track DEI efforts in 3 key areas: Development and implementation of initiatives; pedagogy and curriculum enhancement; and pipeline design for and promotion of students, faculty and staff from underrepresented groups, who are working toward professional advancement in social work education and scholarship.
Required Education: Master's Degree, MSW or equivalent Graduate Degree in Higher Ed. or Public Service
Required Experience: 7+ years progressively responsible professional level experience in a higher education, non-profit, or corporate setting, or equivalent combination of education and experience, with extensive experience in managing institutional diversity programs within an academic environment or other relevant experience addressing issues of diversity and equity.
Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities: Excellent interpersonal, communication, presentation, strategic, organizational, management and systems skills. Strong relationship management and project management skills. Proven ability to plan and implement programs with quantifiable results.
Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Abilities: Competence to work directly with, and on behalf of, diverse students, faculty, administrators, staff, and alumni to advance values of equity, diversity, and inclusion; Ability to be a collaborator and a convener, to work with judiciousness and diplomacy; and the capacity to build bridges and work toward consensus.
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