1. Lead and collaborate with colleagues in the development of Library strategy for diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging in alignment with the university's Belonging at Yale initiative. 2. Collaborate with managers to assess, identify, and address opportunities in library services to strengthen equitable access and accessibility to services for library users. In collaboration with subject specialists and other leaders, develop strong relationships and effective communication with faculty, student advisory groups, and campus partners to ensure that the voices of all constituents are represented in the development and assessment of the library's work for equity and inclusion. 3. Convene colleagues to identify, design, and implement diverse and accessible programs (e.g., events and exhibits) for library users and community members. Partner with Yale colleagues and in local communities, as well as external experts, to develop programs that reflect the Library's commitment to building an equitable and inclusive community for faculty, students, visitors, and staff. 4. Collaborate with the Director of Collection Development, collection managers, and special collections leaders in their efforts to evaluate and strengthen equity, diversity, and accessibility in library collections. Work with library managers, curators, and subject specialists on diversity and equity-related outreach efforts with the goal of expanding accessibility and inclusive engagement with library collection materials. 5. Provide leadership for staff to continue to develop a strong culture of equity and inclusion in the library. Develop and lead strategies and programs to advance institutional change, foster a positive and inclusive work environment, and ensure that DEI considerations are incorporated into the everyday work of the library at all levels. Lead and oversee initiatives across the library system to improve retention and recruitment of a diverse workforce, including managing and leading specific initiatives. 6. Assess organizational and individual staff needs and match those needs to learning opportunities offered at Yale and beyond. Arrange for design of training roadmaps for different staff development paths, working collaboratively with Yale HR and other partners. Work with the Library's Assessment & User Experience team to gather and analyze data in support of effective decision making. Coordinate and execute training for the Library as needed. 7. Provide guidance, structure, and tools to library groups to foster connection and maximize effectiveness. Support group leaders by providing leadership, administrative guidance, and facilitating cross-communication. Be the service owner and a key stakeholder in development and implementation of tools and infrastructure for supporting teamwork. 8. Provide leadership, management, analysis and advice in other areas as needed in support of the effective operation of Yale University Library. 9. On behalf of the library, participate in and contribute to initiatives and partnerships at Yale, in the community, and with other institutions to advance equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging.
Preferred Education: Master's degree in Library or Information Science from an ALA-accredited library school.
Preferred Education, Experience and Skills: Master's degree in Library or Information Science from an ALA-accredited library school.
Required Skill/ability 5: Demonstrated ability to create and sustain an environment of mutual respect. Commitment to continually learning about the needs and experiences of Library staff and patrons, in particular those from historically underrepresented groups, in order to develop equitable and inclusive workplace, learning, and research environments.
Posting Position Title: Program Manager, Library DEI
Required Skill/ability 3: Ability to work with diverse patrons, faculty, staff, other university constituents, and external organizations. Expertise, knowledge and facility with best practices in diversity, equity and inclusion. Demonstrated ability to lead, advise, counsel, coach, and redirect individuals as necessary. Ability to present, implement, and track on DEI concepts.
Work Week: Standard (M-F equal number of hours per day)
University Job Title: Director of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Org Exl
Required Skill/ability 1: Demonstrated ability and success with developing and implementing programs and introducing innovative DEI approaches to the workplace, community, and/or profession. Demonstrated ability and a strong commitment to innovation, creativity and excellence. Demonstrated ability leading with influencing and motivational skills.
Required Skill/ability 4: Proven excellent organizational, planning and leadership skills. Experience in organizational change; recruitment, retention, training; development, implementation and evaluation of programs; facilitation. Adaptability, including being comfortable with ambiguity and change. Ability to represent the Yale University Library in multiple contexts.
Required Skill/ability 2: Ability to communicate effectively (written, interpersonal, and group communication) at all levels, with administration, faculty, staff, students, and external constituents. High emotional intelligence and ability to handle complex situations, and create thoughtful, fair, and institutionally aligned responses.
1. Master's degree in library science or a related field, and six years of professional experience in an academic or research library or similar institution or an equivalent combination of education and experience. 2. Demonstrated excellent oral and written communications and analytical ability. 3. Demonstrated problem solving skills. 4. Demonstrated experience designing and coordinating projects and bringing them to a timely conclusion. 5. Demonstrated experience working collaboratively and independently with various groups within a complex organization and rapidly changing team environment.
Internal Number: 63601BR
About Yale University
Yale University is an American private Ivy League research university located in New Haven, Connecticut. Founded in 1701 in the Colony of Connecticut, the university is the third-oldest institution of higher education in the United States.