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Director for Inclusion & Belonging

Company: Colgate University
Location: Hamilton
Posted on: November 22, 2022

Job Description:

The Office of Equity and Diversity ( OED ) leads Colgate University efforts in building and fostering an inclusive campus climate that empowers all members of our community values our diverse and intersecting identities and affiliations. The OED works collaboratively across campus to address and eliminate institutionalized forms of bias and is a leading voice in the shaping and reshaping of Colgate's strategic plan for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion as part of Colgate's Third Century Plan. The University's commitment to diversity means understanding that each individual is unique and appreciating our differences enriches our campus culture and the quality of campus life. The OED also oversees and ensures compliance with policies and laws relating to affirmative action, discrimination and harassment. Accountabilities Reporting to the Vice President for Equity & Inclusion, the Director for Inclusion & Belonging is responsible for contributing to the University's diversity, equity and inclusion values and initiatives related to inclusion and belonging by developing thoughtful, creative, and innovative outreach and strategic initiatives by cultivating relationships and building capacity for change. This work will be most effective with exceptional cultural competency and fluency, interpersonal, and organizational-development skills that guide training and educational programs to build employee skills that center and celebrate difference and infuse inclusion and belonging strategies in management and operational policies and processes.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop and design training and development presentations and workshops related to anti-racism, addressing and minimizing implicit bias, acknowledging privilege and various other diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging skills.
  • Lead and build dialogue-skill and dialogue facilitation capacity on campus, including being trained in or the ability to be trained in Intergroup Dialogue or other/similar dialogue tradition.
  • Work collaboratively and collegially with campus and department partners, including but not limited to, student affinity organizations, student government, Human Resources, Staff Affairs Council and faculty governance committees to identify strategies and priorities related to diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging.
  • Develop and design appropriate inclusion and belonging benchmarks, scorecards and related tools to assist departments and the campus with improving the student and employee experience.
  • Assist in community building, establishing and/or supporting networks of identity based affinity groups for faculty, staff, and alumni, and participate in appropriate committee and advisory group meetings, such as the DEI Advisory Group and IGD Council.
  • Meet with students and employees to receive concerns related to culture and climate, and when appropriate, provide coaching and training to individuals and departments related to concerns about diversity, inclusion, discrimination and harassment.
  • Contribute to and support the university's strategic diversity, equity and inclusion strategic plan and initiatives outlined in the Diversity Equity and Inclusion and Third Century Plans.
  • Respond to reports of discrimination and harassment, including receiving and maintaining appropriate records and documentation to investigate incidents with students, faculty and staff, including serving as a member of the Discrimination and Harassment Response Team ( DHT ).
    This position has been designated as a Campus Security Authority ( CSA ), in accordance with the federal statutory requirements of the Jeanne Clery Act. CSAs are required to and responsible for reporting allegations of crimes they receive from students and employees to the Campus Safety Department. Name Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Description Demonstrated expertise in cultural competency including understanding the complexity of the impact of systemic oppression, implicit bias and intersecting identities. Demonstrates respect for people and their differences; understands the benefits of a diverse workforce; earns the trust and respect of others; includes and welcomes others; works to understand the perspective of others; promotes opportunities to experience diversity within our community. Name Change Management Description Responds positively to changing university initiatives and readily adapts behavior to maintain effective performance; understands the long-term direction of the university and can relate this to departmental area; adapts to new methodologies; identifies and acts on areas where change is appropriate. Name Training and Development Description Demonstrated ability to perform needs analyses to determine where to target programs to educate on diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging. Ability to develop and deliver content for required T&D. Ability to identify external resources (training, subject matter experts, etc.) to close gaps as identified by needs analyses. Ability to monitor ongoing need for education and deliver programs to continually meet the need. Name Relationship Building & Collaborative Partnerships Description Demonstrated ability to build relationships with individuals and partner with multiple departments across the University on diversity and inclusion initiatives. Serve as a trusted advisor and subject matter expert to students, faculty and staff about diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging and policies related to discrimination and harassment. Name Personal Accountability for Results Description Takes responsibility for decisions, performance, and outcomes; behaves in a responsible manner with a positive attitude; shows self-awareness and openness to feedback. Name Effective Communication Description Demonstrates effective written and oral communication skills; sharesinformation and seeks input from others; adapts communication to diverseaudiences; protects private and confidential information. Name Problem Solving and Decision Making Description Analyzes and prioritizes situations to identify and solve problems; generatessolutions to improve efficiency and quality; involves others in solvingproblems and making decisions; factors organizational goals into decisions;makes clear, transparent, and timely decisions. Name Change Management Description Responds positively to changing university initiatives and readily adaptsbehavior to maintain effective performance; understands the long-termdirection of the university and can relate this to departmental area; adapts tonew methodologies; identifies and acts on areas where change is
    appropriate. Name Leadership and Teamwork Description Applies skills and knowledge to provide a climate to achieve departmentaland organizational success; balances individual and department goals; helpsothers perform at their best; builds productive relationships to enhanceindividual and organizational effectiveness; treats others with respect;resolves conflicts among team members. Name Creativity and Innovation Description Generates, explores, encourages, and implements innovative ways ofcreating strategic value for the university, division, department, andindividual level; critically assesses the effectiveness of new initiatives. Name Diversity and Inclusion Description Demonstrates respect for people and their differences; understands thebenefits of a diverse workforce; earns the trust and respect of others;includes and welcomes others; works to understand the perspective ofothers; promotes opportunities to experience diversity within our community. Name Sustainability Description Understands the impact of decision making and personal behavior inachieving the university's commitment to a sustainable and carbon-neutralcampus; supports and advances the university's sustainability initiatives; influences others to use sustainable practices. Requirements Professional Experience/ Qualifications
    • Minimum of 3 years of experience in a counseling, education or related field, preferably working with historically underserved or marginalized communities.
    • Experience designing, developing and/or leading training for participants, trainers or facilitators.
    • The ability to handle confidential material with utmost discretion is critical.
    • Must be capable of working collegially and effectively with a diverse group of colleagues to include faculty, staff and students on a daily basis. Preferred Qualifications Education A Bachelor's degree is required.

      A Graduate degree is preferred. Certifications Physical Requirements Other Information A strong internal candidate is preferred.

      Diversity Statement:
      Colgate values the individual and intersectional diversity of its student, faculty, staff, and alumni populations representing a variety of abilities, races, gender identities, religion, social economic status, sexual orientations, languages, and national origins. Our Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Plan presents a framework for continuing the creation of an inclusive campus and engaging the Colgate community in this effort in the years ahead.

      Please describe how you would connect and work with a diverse community. The statement can be any length (e.g. paragraph or page). You can upload the statement under the Diversity Statement document heading. For information on how to write a diversity statement, see our Guidance on Crafting Diversity Statements . Requisition Number 2022S139Posting Temporary No Work Schedule Weekdays, with occasional evenings and weekends. Job Open Date 10/24/2022 Job Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions Summary EEO Statement It is the policy of Colgate University not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of their race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, pregnancy, national origin, marital status, disability, protected Veterans status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, being or having been victims of domestic violence or stalking, familial status, or any other categories covered by law. Colgate is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Candidates from historically underrepresented groups, women, persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Clery Act CAMPUS CRIME REPORTING AND STATISTICS
      The Campus Safety Department will provide upon request a copy of Colgate's Annual Security and Fire Safety Report. This report includes statistics as reported to the United States Department of Education for the previous three years concerning reported: 1. crimes that occurred on-campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Colgate University; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus and 2. fires that occurred in student housing facilities. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security and fire safety, such as policies concerning sexual assault, life safety systems, and other related matters. To obtain a copy, contact the Campus Safety Compliance Manager via e-mail at cusafety@colgate.edu . You may also access the report from the Campus Safety web page at: www.colgate.edu/offices/support/campussafety .Supplemental Questions Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
      • * Are you currently a Colgate employee?
        • Yes
        • No
        • * Have you ever been a Colgate employee?
          • Yes
          • No
          • * Have you completed, or do you anticipate having completed, the minimum of a Bachelor's Degree program by the start date of this position?
            • Yes
            • No
            • * Do you have a spouse/domestic partner who currently is, or will be, employed at Colgate University?
              • Yes
              • No
              • * Are you at least 18 years of age?
                • Yes
                • No
                • * Please let us know how you heard about this position.
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