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Asst Director, Diversity & Inclusion Programs

Rosalind Franklin Univ. of Medicine & Science
North Chicago, IL 60064
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Rosalind Franklin Univ. of Medicine & Science

Job Type: Full-Time Staff
Location: North Chicago, IL, US

Position Summary:

The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine & Science invites applications for a full-time Assistant Director for Diversity and Inclusion Programs. The University encourages applications from individuals belonging to groups underrepresented in their field and those that can add new and valuable perspectives to the academic environment. The Assistant Director for Diversity and Inclusion Programs holds primary responsibility for developing University-wide inclusion initiatives. In this role, the incumbent will provide leadership, advocacy and support for diverse faculty, staff, and students through the provision of direct service and coordination of organizational structures for support. The Assistant Director reports to the Executive Director.

Who We Are

The Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DDEI) leads the efforts in the development and implementation of a proactive diversity, equity, inclusion and community engagement vision that supports the mission and vision of Rosalind Franklin University. The DDEI provides supportive measures that enhance the universitys learning and working environment where all have an opportunity to succeed by promoting a culture of inclusion where individuals from all racial and ethnic identities, ages, religions, nationalities, educational background, social and economic status, sexual orientations, gender identities/expressions, and physical and mental abilities are able to thrive and learn.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Direct and implement cultural educational series for students at Rosalind Franklin University.
  • Initiate university-wide programs to provide networking, socialization and development for individuals under-represented in education and healthcare.
  • Provide supervision and training for two graduate assistants.
  • Supervise peer mentors (50 plus per academic year).
  • Develop and facilitate University-wide affinity groups for faculty, staff and students.
  • Collaborate with Student Affairs, Human Resources, Faculty Affairs and Academic Administrators to provide effective on-boarding and orientation to diverse communities.
  • Provide supervision and advising to student organizations with culturally focused missions.
  • Manage the implementation of campus-wide cultural series and celebrations.
  • Provide primary support and service to international students and staff including providing primary visa support for students and visiting scholars.
  • Develop and implement programs and activities for international students.
  • Develop and implement effective diversity practices with university workplace practices, educate campus of current social issues and trends and monitor and evaluate progress in creating a more diverse and inclusive work environment.
  • Advocate and provide assistance for campus climate and culture issues related to diversity and social justice to ensure a successful student and employee experience.
  • Collaborate with Institutional Advancement to develop and maintain relationships with greater community partners in order to strengthen localized pathways for education.
  • Lead and serve as appropriate on committees in order to ensure a diverse and inclusive mindset/practice.
  • Provide formative and summative evaluation to assess program and service level effectiveness.
  • Manage and maintain allocated budget for program resources.

Required Education and Experience:
  • Advanced degree and minimum four (4) years prior training, education and/or related higher education experience including preparation and implementation of inclusive services and support mechanisms.
  • Must achieve a background check clearance.
  • Must have proof of covid19 vaccination or a university approved exemption.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Candidates should possess:
  • a deep commitment to issues of diversity and social justice;
  • a well-defined guiding philosophy about developing and maintain inclusive environments in higher education;
  • experience designing, implementing and assessing support programs and services to diverse students, faculty and staff
  • demonstrated communication skills, both verbal and written, especially the ability to relate to and interact with a diverse student body and workforce across the university
  • effective supervisory skills;
  • an ability to function independently while at the same time operating in a dynamic leadership team.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Experience working with International Students to include providing visa support.

Typical physical demands and working conditions:
  • Selected candidate must have the mental and physical capabilities to perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.
  • Work is performed in a typical office environment and will be conducted in a climate- controlled office with extensive use of computers, telephones and other office equipment.
  • Work is normally performed in a typical office environment. Some weekend hours will be required, and hours with fluctuate to meet demands of programs on campus, though is usually limited to 2-3 occurrences each month.

EOE, including Disability/Vets


Posted: 2021-11-10 Expires: 2021-12-12

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