Reporting to the Dean of the Faculty, the Chief Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging Officer will serve as a knowledgeable and thoughtful adviser, catalyst for change, and institutional resource for improving diversity, inclusion, and belonging at the School. The Chief will work with the Associate Dean of Student Services to create a more vibrant and supportive campus climate for underrepresented students and an inclusive student experience; collaborate with Associate Director of Faculty Affairs and the faculty to expand and deepen discussions about diversity, inclusion, and related issues in the curriculum; coach and support underrepresented faculty and academic appointees; collaborate with the Senior Director of Human Resources on DIB issues related to staff; interact readily and effectively with student affinity groups and students who are from underrepresented groups or who are especially committed to diversity and inclusion; and help to identify policies and practices that would lead to hiring, promotion, and retention of more diverse faculty, academic appointees and staff.
Specifically, the Chief Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging Officer will work closely with other senior leaders across the School and University to:
Demonstrate an overarching vision, develop strategic plans, propose specific changes to policies and practices, and provide day-to-day management oversight for initiatives to increase the diversity of the school community, strengthen the inclusion of members of its diverse community in all activities; and improve the sense of belonging by those members
Ensure that initiatives are prioritized and operationalized, especially regarding student recruiting and admissions, curriculum, faculty and academic appointee recruiting and retention, staff recruiting and retention, and visiting speakers and events all in collaboration with senior leaders with oversight of students, faculty, academic appointees and staff
Devote particular attention to the experiences of students both in and out of the classroom, including advising students individually in response to their concerns and needs
Report to the SPH community on progress and challenges in enhancing diversity, inclusion and belonging by assessing the effectiveness of new initiatives -Develop and implement DIB content, tools and training
Contribute to strategic institutional discussions and planning
Participate in the Dean's Advisory Committee on Diversity and Inclusion and collaborate and work across Harvard to learn and share best practices
Oversight of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI) budget
Management, development, and mentorship of a staff of professional and union employees
Other related duties as assigned
Harvard University requires pre-employment reference checks and background screenings.
This position has a 90 day orientation and review period.
The Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health does not provide visa sponsorship for administrative and staff positions.
---------- The Harvard T.H. Chan of Public Health is dedicated to building a diverse community of individuals who are committed to contributing to an inclusive environment – including fostering respect for all, serving the greater good, and welcoming individuals from diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. To learn more about the Chan School's mission, objectives, and core values, please visit our website here. Harvard offers an outstanding benefits package including:
Time Off: 3- 4 weeks paid vacation, paid holiday break, 12 paid sick days, 11.5 paid holidays, and 3 paid personal days per year.
Medical/Dental/Vision: We offer a variety of excellent medical plans, dental & vision plans, all coverage begins as of your start date.
Retirement: University-funded retirement plan with full vesting after 3 years of service.
Tuition Assistance Program: Competitive tuition assistance program, $40 per class at the Harvard Extension School and discounted options through participating Harvard grad schools.
Transportation: Harvard offers a 50% discounted MBTA pass as well as additional options to assist employees in their daily commute.
Wellness Options: Harvard offers programs and classes at little or no cost, including stress management, massages, nutrition, meditation and complimentary health services. Harvard access to athletic facilities, libraries, campus events and many discounts throughout metro Boston.
Join the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health to support our mission of health research and education, and to be a part of the oldest institution of higher learning in the country!
Salary Grade: 060
Union: 00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary
- Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience required - 10+ years of related experience, with progressively responsible experience in the field of diversity, inclusion and belonging, required - Prior supervisory experience required
- Master's degree preferred - Experience in higher education or research setting strongly preferred - Experience garnering the trust and respect of senior colleagues and students preferred - Significant successful experience with creating and implementing institutional diversity programs in a collaborative way preferred - Strong problem solving and analytical skills, as well as strong communication skills, preferred - Excellent interpersonal skills and flexibility preferred - Demonstrated commitment to building and sustaining relationships preferred - Experience effectively communicating with staff, faculty, and students and at all levels, working as a team and work with confidential data preferred
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Internal Number: 50747BR
About Harvard University T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Harvard University is devoted to excellence in teaching, learning, and research, and to developing leaders in many disciplines who make a difference globally. The University, which is based in Cambridge and Boston, Massachusetts, has an enrollment of over 20,000 degree candidates, including undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. Harvard has more than 360,000 alumni around the world. The University has twelve degree-granting Schools in addition to the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, offering a truly global education. Established in 1636, Harvard is the oldest institution of higher education in the United States.