Serve as the primary liaison on inclusivity to the College of Veterinary Medicine and to the members of the Diversity and Inclusion Committee. This liaison will oversee the day-to-day activities for inclusivity in the Office of Admissions, Student Life, and Inclusivity.
Assist with furthering the mission of the College of Veterinary Medicine inclusivity efforts. These efforts include broad supervision of outreach activities, retention efforts and internal educational activities advancing inclusivity, as it relates to the King-Chavez-Parks grant (funded by the state of Michigan to develop the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math for pipeline development for veterinary medical program) and other priorities set forward by the College’s administration.
Provide intellectual leadership and vision for diversity and inclusion initiatives to align them with the College’s priorities and values. The senior manager is expected to elevate inclusiveness and implement best practices related to diversity, equity and inclusion in areas such as leadership, access, retention, and advancement (faculty, staff and students)
Work closely with diversity and inclusion colleagues at all MSU Colleges.
Provide monitoring progress in the recruitment, retention, success, and advancement of faculty, staff and students who represent diverse populations and groups traditionally underrepresented at the College.
Lead a team of professionals who are responsible for (1) compliance and legal matters, and (2) equity and inclusion; establish a collaborative, supportive, and high-performance culture that supports the success of those who work in the areas of inclusivity.
Support the dean and associate dean of the College in creating synergies and awareness across CVM to ensure that inclusivity activities are communicated effectively.
Prepare reports for presentation to senior leadership and the University community.
Represent the College on University committees and to external organizations and communities on matters of inclusivity.
Work independently and with minimum guidance. Ability to take initiative.
Maintain metrics related to goals, strategies and tactics outlined in the 2017-2022 Diversity and Inclusion strategic plan.
Work some evenings and weekends.
The senior manager, with support from the Inclusivity team members in the Office of Admissions, Student Life, and Inclusivity will:
Serve as the organizational point-of-contact for the MSU CVM outreach programs and events supporting inclusivity.
Determine types and frequency of outreach events and activities that will maximize connections between a diverse population of prospective and current students with MSU.
Identify opportunities for developing new outreach programs and expanding existing programs.
Collaborate with the outreach and retention coordinator identifying opportunities across the spectrum of STEM fields and coordinate Enrichment Summer Program (ESP).
Collaborate with units on and off campus to propose, create, and implement outreach and engagement initiatives advancing inclusivity.
The Enrichment Summer Program (ESP) is designed to attract underrepresented students to the profession and this program will be led by the Sr. Manager with support from 2 staff members and 6 to 8 faculty. ESP is an intensive summer program, which includes a simulated veterinary school curriculum. Applications are collected from November through February for this program. The Sr. Manager is responsible for coordinating the program, reviewing curriculum for instruction, onboarding of ESP students, and supervision of staff members coordinating and teaching during ESP.
Evaluate and measure impact of various programs.
Create and disseminate content for MSU CVM and the community utilizing various methods including traditional media, websites, social media, marketing and promotion efforts within and outside of MSU.
Continuously update and adapt marketing and promotion approaches and materials to effectively engage prospective, current and former students.
Maintain materials to strengthen collaborations between MSU and other departments on campus.
Maintain strategic inclusivity plan with team members in Admissions, Student Life, and Inclusivity. This position will lead strategic planning efforts and launch the new five-year plan in 2023.
Create metrics assessment tools and track and report success outcomes.
Conduct review of events and activities by collecting feedback, preparing reports and disseminating information as needed; adapt planning of future events to maximize outcomes.
Foster personal connections between students, faculty, staff and the community.
Connect students to resources, advisors and mentors.
Foster a culture of inclusiveness within the organization.
Determine best practices and develops policies and procedures consistent with organizational values and goals and recommends methods for integration of services with organizational initiatives.
Maintain advanced knowledge of key industry and organizational metrics and develops business cases for projects and initiatives.
Oversee all activities of Inclusivity team.
Partner with other staff members and supervisors with alignment of processes, procedures, and business-related issues.
Determine need for additional assistance from faculty, staff, students and volunteers; has the discretion to hire, train and supervise hourly student employees as needed.
Manages a budget supporting educational programming, supplies and events. In addition, this position manages an endowment that supports the Enrichment Summer Program, which funds instructors, activities for summer students, housing, etc. and meets all reporting requirements.
Manages yearly gift from the US Department of Agriculture, which supports veterinary medical students through 2022. Coordination of the matching funds and reporting is also the responsibility of this position.
Manages a large, state-funded grant in support of pipeline development into veterinary medical schools for underrepresented students in the profession. This grant started in 2017 and will end in 2022. The Seniority Manager of Inclusivity and the Associate Dean will begin to write for renewal of this grant in 2021. This grant requires quarterly reporting from the Inclusivity team with primary oversight of reporting by the Senior Manager of Inclusivity. In addition, this position will be responsible for identifying additional funding opportunities.
Hire, train and supervise employees
Periodic travel will be required.
Other duties may be assigned as needed as it relates to Admissions and Student Life.
Provide support and oversight for budgets.
Unit Specific Education/Experience/Skills
Knowledge equivalent to that which normally would be acquired by completing a four-year college degree program in a business-related field or in a field which corresponds to the particular department of employment; five to eight years of related and progressively more responsible or expansive work experience in office procedures and administration, or in performing responsibilities related to the operational activities of the employing unit; experience in a supervisory role; experience with word processing, data analytic software, spreadsheet development and/or presentation software, use of email and the Inter/Intranet; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
1. Business Acumen
2. Business Planning/ Business Process Improvement
3. Communication – the ability to effectively exchange with stakeholders
4. Service Focus – the ability to identify, attract and retain customers by offering high quality products and services, tailored to customers’ needs and expectations
5. Teamwork & Collaboration – the ability to work effectively with others
6. Job Mastery & Continuous Learning – the ability to seek continuous improvement
7. Analysis – Organizational Impact – Ability to understand and analyze the cost, technical, knowledge and/or technological implications of a change at an individual, department, affiliate, or regional level
8. Diversity and Inclusion – the ability to value and consider the perspectives and backgrounds of all parties
9. Ethical Practice – the ability to support and uphold the values of the organization while mitigating risk
10. Critical Evaluation – the ability to interpret information to make business decisions and recommendations
11. Work independently and with minimum guidance Ability to take initiative
12. Organizational skills
Description of End Date
This is an off dated position funded until September 30, 2023 from the date of hire with possible extension contingent upon funding renewal.
Bidding eligibility ends on 2/18/2020 at 11:55 PM
Internal Number: 635223
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