Assistant Director of Education for Equity and Inclusion Middlebury College
Posting Number: S01492
Position Summary: The Assistant Director of Education for Equity and Inclusion serves as a resource to the community to help recognize barriers to inclusion, increase critical self-awareness, engage in difficult dialogues, and develop strategies for creating and maintaining more equitable and inclusive spaces both within and beyond the Middlebury campus.
Essential Functions: Offer is contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check. Develop and facilitate open-enrollment and by-request workshops/trainings for students on a wide range of topics related to diversity, equity, inclusion and social justice, including (but not limited to) inclusive leadership, cross-cultural engagement, recognizing and responding to microaggressions, providing inclusive support services, facilitating difficult dialogues, and retaining underrepresented students. Provide individual and group consultations for students and student organizations related to campus climate concerns, inclusive policies and practices, and managing interpersonal dynamics and dialogues in the workplace, classroom or residence halls. Facilitate difficult dialogues with members of the campus community in response to bias incidents or campus climate concerns. Provide conflict mediation for members of the campus community in response to interpersonal conflict in the classroom or residence halls. Provide outreach, advice, training and resources to campus student leaders to help create and maintain an equitable and inclusive environment. Advocate for inclusive policies and practices at the departmental and administrative levels to address barriers that have a disparate impact on underrepresented students. Collaborate with the CDO to identify institutional goals related to diversity, equity and inclusion and to track institutional progress toward those goals. Collaborate with the Director of Education for Equity and Inclusion on pedagogical approaches to equity and inclusion training and strategic planning in this area. Develop metrics for measuring the effectiveness of initiatives related to diversity, equity and inclusion and report results to senior leadership. Maintain current knowledge of promising practices related to diversity, equity, inclusion and social justice by maintaining contact with professional organizations.
General Responsibilities: Performs other duties as assigned.
Qualifications Education: Bachelors required; Masters preferred in Student Affairs, Higher Education Administration, Social Work, Counseling or a related area of study.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Demonstrated ability to advise and support student organizations. Demonstrated ability to develop learning outcomes and assessment tools for trainings and workshops. Knowledge of Title VII, Title IX, and other applicable federal and state laws and regulations related to EEO/AA. Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and social justice. Knowledge of the challenges facing students, staff and faculty from historically underrepresented communities, including people with disabilities, people of color, queer, transgender, gender non-conforming, first-generation, low-income, international, immigrant, undocumented, tribal and indigenous communities. Demonstrated ability to provide culturally competent and inclusive support services for students from historically underrepresented communities. Knowledge of intersectionality and how to support students with multiple marginalized identities. Demonstrated ability to develop workshop/training curricula on a wide range of topics related to diversity, equity, inclusion and social justice. Demonstrated ability to facilitate workshops/trainings on a wide range of topics related to diversity, equity, inclusion and social justice. Demonstrated ability to facilitate dialogues with all members of the campus community (students, staff, faculty and administrators). Ability to work independently and as part of a team. Ability to foster collegiality, develop relationships and build capacity for equity and inclusion work across constituent groups on campus.
Experience: Minimum of two years in higher education (with a Masters Degree or four years with a Bachelors Degree). Minimum of two years working with BIPOC students Knowledge of and experience with restorative practices preferred.
Middlebury is an equal-opportunity employer where diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values. To this end, Middlebury recruits talented and diverse faculty, staff, and students from across the United States and around the world. Middlebury encourages applications from women, people of color, people with disabilities, and members of other protected classes and historically underrepresented communities. Middlebury also invites applications from individuals who demonstrate an ongoing commitment to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace.
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