Assistant Dean of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Allegheny College, a small selective national liberal arts college, invites applications for the position of Assistant Dean of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

The Assistant Dean of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion is a grant funded, full-time, exempt position and will report to and work closely with the senior diversity officer of the College (Dean of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion). The Assistant Dean of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion supports the development, implementation, and assessment of campus-wide professional development and training initiatives to promote inclusive excellence and intercultural competence. The Assistant Dean supports the identification, design, and implementation of resources, training modules, workshops, presentations, programs, and services that will cultivate and sustain diverse, equitable, and inclusive environments for learning, working, and living across the College. This individual will join a dynamic team of colleagues in the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (ODEI) which includes the IDEAS (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Access, & Social Justice) Center.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Shared responsibility with the College’s senior diversity officer for the development and leadership of intercultural education activities, trainings, and programs that educate and promote awareness, understanding, and appreciation of diversity, equity and inclusion on campus.
  • Contribute significantly to ODEIs ongoing efforts to increase the intercultural competence and intergroup dialogue skills of all members of the campus community, including delivering DEI-related workshops and programming
  • Assist in research, development, and implementation of strategies to measure and assess the success of institution-wide progress on creating a diverse and equitable work and learning environment
  • Along with the senior diversity officer, co-chair the Bias Incident Response Team.
  • Serve on campus-wide committees representing ODEI as assigned
  • Participate in short- and long-term College-wide strategic planning.
  • Serve as a liaison to the local community surrounding Allegheny College (Meadville, PA/Crawford County) and community partners on diversity, equity, and inclusion related issues
  • Provide other diversity and equity services through programming, advocacy, and support, as deemed appropriate to the functioning of the ODEI

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS        

  • A Master’s Degree in higher education, sociology, social work, psychology or other related field is required.
  • Minimum of 3 years of successful relevant full-time professional experience related to DEI in higher education, preferred.
  • Expertise with issues of race, sexuality, gender, disability, indigeneity, class, and the dynamics of difference, privilege, and power, particularly in higher education.
  • Relevant project management experience in support of senior administration.
  • Demonstrated experience creating and maintaining collaborative working relationships with administrators, faculty, staff, and students.
  • Strong verbal, written, and organizational skills.

ALLEGHENY STATEMENT OF COMMUNITY

Allegheny students and employees are committed to creating an inclusive, respectful and safe residential learning community that will actively confront and challenge racism, sexism, heterosexism, religious bigotry, and other forms of harassment and discrimination. We encourage individual growth by promoting a free exchange of ideas in a setting that values diversity, trust and equality. So that the right of all to participate in a shared learning experience is upheld, Allegheny affirms its commitment to the principles of freedom of speech and inquiry, while at the same time fostering responsibility and accountability in the exercise of these freedoms. This statement does not replace existing personnel policies and codes of conduct.

As one of the nation’s oldest liberal arts colleges, Allegheny College celebrated its bicentennial in 2015. A selective residential college in Meadville, Pennsylvania, north of Pittsburgh near Lake Erie, Allegheny is one of 40 colleges featured in Loren Pope’s “Colleges That Change Lives.” Allegheny also is one of the few colleges in the country that requires students to choose both a major and a minor, helping to cultivate intellectual growth and the creative, big-picture thinking desired by employers and graduate schools. In its 2020 rankings, U.S. News & World Report recognized Allegheny in the top 20 among all national liberal arts colleges for best undergraduate teaching.

The Chronicle of Higher Education ranks Allegheny as one of the best colleges in the nation to work for, specifically in the areas of compensation and benefits.  Allegheny has a total undergraduate enrollment of approximately 1,800 with students from 47 states (plus AE, DC, PR, and VI) and 70 countries. The College’s picturesque location is ideal for outdoor recreation, with eight freshwater lakes, ski areas and recreational opportunities all within easy reach.

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and provide contact information for three references to the Office of Human Resources, Allegheny College, 520 N. Main Street, Meadville, PA  16335 or by e-mail to employment@allegheny.edu.  Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. An offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check.

Allegheny College is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity. Women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups are highly encouraged to apply. Allegheny does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, or national origin.

Visit the Allegheny College Web Site at www.allegheny.edu

 

posted 07/11/2022