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Director of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

John Carroll University

Last Updated: 7/22/22

Job Description

Director of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

Posting Number: AS602P

The Director of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (DEI) reports to the Vice President for Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion. The Director of DEI will provide leadership and insight in offering a range of successful practices that will enhance and further a diverse, equitable, and inclusive campus climate for all members of John Carroll University. The Director will be responsible for the development and implementation of training, workshops, and programs for faculty, staff, and students that equip the campus community with DEI knowledge and skills while furthering the goals of the Strategic Plan for Inclusive Excellence. The position will create, review, and manage all DEI policies, processes, and protocols which include Bias Reporting, Title IX, and Disability Grievances. The Director will also work closely with the VP for DEI to carry out strategic plan goals, objectives, and action steps for the division. Additionally, the Director will serve as the Deputy Title IX Coordinator for the university working closely with the designated Title IX Coordinator.

Duties and Responsibilities:
● Innovate, expand, and manage existing and new DEI training and programming for faculty, staff, and students including the RISE Series, DEI Champions, and Cultural Programming Council.● In consultation with other University offices, develops, implements and/or facilitates bias, sexual harassment and interpersonal violence training and gender equity education programs. Such programs are to be targeted toward a variety of populations, including but not limited to students for awareness and bystander intervention training; for faculty, staff, and any other persons with responsibilities in resolving reports; faculty and staff who are responsible employees with mandatory reporting responsibilities; and those whose day-to-day responsibilities involve working closely with students.● Build and sustain a campus-wide intergroup dialogue program addressing issues of identity, power, privilege, and equity.● Ensure collection and upkeep of relevant DEI data. This includes managing systems and spreadsheets aimed to track key initiatives, metrics, and progress across campus. The Director will continually assess and develop effective and efficient data collection and update processes.● Initiate strategic partnerships with students, community, and faculty and staff in each major university department to create curricular and co-curricular collaborations that result in more culturally conscious, inclusive, and equity-minded members of our community.● Coordinate ongoing campus-wide climate surveys to assess the university community’s overall understanding of bias, harassment, and gender-based violence; to identify trends and barriers that are counterproductive to a respectful, harassment, and bias-free environment; and customize training programs to eliminate the conduct and its effects on the well-being of the campus community. Effectively implements the information learned from the surveys.● Develop and implement a record-keeping system to organize and maintain Title IX, Bias Reporting System, and Disability Grievance complaints, track investigative activities, and compile and review records including the number, nature, and disposition of complaints filed on an ongoing and annual basis.● Monitor and identify, through campus climate surveys, focus groups, and other assessment efforts, opportunities for improvement in the University’s Bias Reporting System, Disability Grievance Process, and Title IX response, programs, and services.● Regularly review University policies and procedures to ensure compliance with federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Oversees the development and monitoring of all Title IX-related University policies and implementation of procedures as appropriate.● Maintains up-to-date knowledge and information regarding Title IX law, regulations, and regulatory guidance, as well as best practices for Title IX.● Produce and maintain content for DEI Divisional webpages/social media accounts.● Oversee the creation and dissemination of periodic and DEI annual reports, strategic plans, and communication materials as appropriate and requested.● Regularly attends DEI and Title IX education programs to ensure compliance with Title IX investigative standards, remain up to date on DEI trends and issues in higher education, and continuously identify and integrate best practices as they relate to DEI efforts and the Title IX processes.● Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:
● Bachelor’s degree required.● Three years of DEI work, risk management, human resources and/or student life experience in a higher education setting.● Demonstrated commitment to and knowledge of diversity, equity, and inclusion trends and issues in a higher education setting● Highly developed communication skills (written and verbal), project management/leadership, facilitation/presentation, and organizational skills.● Ability to act in a collaborative manner with other University offices to facilitate Title IX compliance, coordinate issues involving Title IX matters, and reduce risk to the University.● Strong presentation and facilitation skills with an emphasis on education and training for a variety of constituencies including students, faculty and staff, including the ability to create and deliver a variety of content as necessary.● Demonstrated knowledge of and/or ability to interpret Title IX law, and related federal and state regulations and guidance, including Title VII, The Clery Act and FERPA, and equal opportunity and non-discrimination laws and regulations.● Working knowledge and experience with higher education best practices and institutional policies and issues involving DEI, bias, sexual harassment; sexual assault; relationship violence; and sex/ gender-based discrimination.● Demonstrated ability to exercise mature judgment, maintain objectivity and neutrality, and maintain the confidentiality of sensitive information, as appropriate.● Ability to foster positive relationships with diverse constituencies.● Must have a sense of urgency in approaching responsibilities in light of Title IX law and guidance as well as the University’s Non-Discrimination policy.● Interest in understanding and supporting John Carroll’s mission to inspire individuals to excel in learning, leadership, and service in the region and in the world.

John Carroll University requires all employees to be Fully Vaccinated from COVID-19 and to present proof of full vaccination as a condition of employment with the University. Individuals who are offered and accept positions at the University may seek medical and non-medical exemptions from the Vaccination Requirements.

Preferred Qualifications:
● Graduate degree in higher education, counseling, social work, conflict mediation, law or related field.● Experience with creating and/or assessing virtual based content for presentations, facilitation, and training DEI related matters, policies, and procedures.● Working knowledge of higher education climate and institutional policies and issues involving student conduct, fraternities and sororities, athletics and other student organizations.● Demonstrated understanding and support of the University’s Jesuit Catholic mission, vision and core values.

Normal Working Hours and Conditions:
Normal business hours are 8:30 AM to 5 PM, Monday through Friday. However, this position may require that work be performed outside of normal business hours.

Physical Requirements :
Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in an office setting; to stand or sit for prolonged periods of time; to occasionally stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, reach, and twist; to lift, carry, push, and/or pull light to moderate amounts of weight; to operate office equipment requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination including use of a computer keyboard; to travel to other office locations and to verbally communicate to exchange information.

About John Carroll University:
John Carroll University is a private, coeducational, Jesuit Catholic university, founded in 1886, dedicated to developing women and men with the knowledge and character to lead and to serve. The University is located in University Heights, Ohio, an attractive residential suburb 10 miles east of downtown Cleveland. Academically, the University consists of the College of Arts and Sciences and the Boler College of Business, which both include graduate programs. The University offers 70 Academic Programs in the arts, social sciences, natural sciences, and business at the undergraduate level, and in select areas at the master’s level.The University enrolls approximately 3,000 undergraduate students and 500 graduate students and has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13:1. John Carroll University is one of 27 Jesuit universities in the United States and has been listed in U.S. News & World Report magazine’s top 10 rankings of Midwest regional universities for more than 30 consecutive years.

EEO Statement:
John Carroll University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer. The University is committed to diversity in the workplace and strongly encourages applications from women and minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities.

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Cleveland, Ohio, United States
John Carroll University is a private, coeducational, Jesuit Catholic university, founded in 1886, dedicated to developing women and men with the knowledge and character to lead and to serve. The University is located in University Heights, Ohio, an attractive residential suburb 10 miles east of downtown Cleveland. Academically, the University consists of the College of Arts and Sciences and the Bo...