-Bachelor's degree required in education, communication, the social sciences or a related discipline
-Three or more years of successful and progressive leadership and experience in developing, implementing and/or evaluating diversity and inclusion training and education programs in a University environment
-Strong communication (verbal, written, electronic), interpersonal, collaborative, analytical, and organizational skills.
-Experience with under-represented groups and community-based organizations
-Master's Degree in education, communication, the social sciences, or a related discipline
-At least 5 years of related diversity and inclusion leadership experience in higher education
-Evidence of skills in seeking/generating external funding
-Experience in institutional and/or diversity research and assessment
-Professional skills in diversity and inclusion program outreach and promotion
A. Training, Education and Development
1. Create, deliver, and evaluate trainings, presentations, workshops, and/or conferences and colloquia designed to support diversity, equity, and inclusion for individuals and groups within the campus community.
2. Assist in the development and implementation of a diversity and inclusion strategic plan.
3. Assist in the creation, management, and dissemination of internal (on-campus) and external (off-campus) diversity and inclusion communications, programs and services.
4. Develop publication and promotional materials, such as brochures, factsheets, newsletters, and annual reports.
5. Performs other duties as assigned.
B. Assessment and Evaluation
1. Research and identify current and emerging issues, trends and opportunities and develop programs and processes to promote diversity and inclusion throughout the University community.
2. Design and prepare a comprehensive metrics reporting system to effectively monitor, analyze and benchmark institutional progress in diversity and inclusion in accordance with UW-Parksides Strategic Plan, Academic Plan and campus-wide goals and strategic directions.
3. Develop and implement an action plan with clear aims, action items, assessment methods and timelines to address elements of the campus climate study.
C. External Relations
1. Contribute to the development of new funding strategies and proposals designed to secure external support to advance the University's diversity and inclusion projects and initiatives.
2. Serve as a liaison for the University with community and civic organizations.
1. Represent the Senior Diversity Officer at committees, meetings and events where appropriate.
2. Be a resource to students, faculty, and staff working on diversity and inclusion initiatives.
3. Other duties and special projects as assigned by the Senior Diversity Officer.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Comprehensive knowledge of diversity, equity and inclusion theory and practice.
Considerable knowledge of how to create and sustain successful diversity and inclusion programs, events, initiatives and training for the campus and the community.
Working knowledge of program assessment, research data/metrics, and analysis in order to develop tools to monitor the impact of diversity programs, initiatives and training on the University campus community.
Proficient computer skills including desktop publishing software, word processing, spreadsheets, email and internet.
Ability to have excellent organization skills which include, but are not limited to, multi-tasking, managing competing deadlines, attention to detail and time management skills.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills and ability to relate complex information in an understandable fashion to a variety of people with various levels of knowledge on the topic.
Ability to exhibit professionalism at all times and an ability to be an exemplary representative of UW Parkside.
Ability to establish and maintain positive cooperative and effective working relationships within a diverse, academic environment as well as with community and civic organizations and maintain professional relationships.
Ability to exercise discretion, good judgment and confidentiality in problem-solving and interactions with diverse employee groups.
The University of Wisconsin-Parkside is committed to academic excellence, student success, diversity and inclusiveness, and community engagement. UW-Parkside grants bachelor's and master's degrees in more than 30 academic programs and currently enrolls 5,200 students, many of whom are first-generation and nontraditional. UW-Parkside is the most ethnically diverse campus in the University of Wisconsin System with more than 20% students of color and 19% faculty and instructional staff of color. UW-Parkside benefits from the cultural diversity of the communities it serves in southeast Wisconsin. Located in northern Kenosha County in the Chicago-Milwaukee urban corridor, much of the university's 700-acre campus has been preserved in its natural wooded and prairie state.
Please go to our careers page at https://www.careers.wisconsin.edu Click the "Apply Now" button. You must create an account and login before you can apply. If you have not yet registered, click on the "Click here to Register" link to begin the registration process. If you are already a registered user, input your "User Name" and "Password' and select "Login."
Your application will not be considered complete until all required documents are attached and all required fields are completed.
Please be sure you have included:
-Curriculum Vita (Resume)
-Names and Contact information for three References
It is the policy of UW Parkside to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants with disabilities. If you need assistance, or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact us using the information below. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual's disability.
*Revised Application End Date February 8th, 2013*
If you have application questions call or email:
Barbara Farrar, HR Manager