A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume/curriculum vitae. The cover letter should address reasons for your interest in this position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position. In addition, please include contact information for 3 individuals who can serve as references.
The National Center for Institutional Diversity (NCID) represents a commitment by the University of Michigan (U-M) to affirm the central value and undeniable importance of institutional diversity to the mission of all colleges and universities. Our vision is to empower people and institutions to leverage knowledge and skills around the benefits, challenges, and opportunities of diversity in order to create a truly equitable and inclusive society. To create a more equitable and inclusive society, we produce, catalyze, and elevate diversity research and scholarship. In this pursuit, we also build intergenerational communities of scholars and leaders to integrate these evidence-based approaches in addressing contemporary issues in a diverse society.
The Fellowships and Faculty Engagement Program Lead will manage the development and execution of several key U-M and LSA diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) plan initiatives, specifically those focused on efforts that recruit, retain, and support the overall success of outstanding scholars with demonstrated DEI commitments exhibited through their scholarship, teaching, and/or service.
Contribute to the advancement of NCID’s mission and change strategy
Drawing on research and best practices, manage the development and implementation of strategic initiatives that elevate and connect intergenerational communities of scholars who have diversity, equity and inclusion commitments. Specific programs include:
LSA Collegiate Fellows Program (50%)
University-wide and NCID fellowship and award programs (50%)
University Diversity & Social Transformation Professorship
James S. Jackson Distinguished Career Award for Diversity Scholarship
NCID Postdoctoral Fellowship
Promote and publicize the initiatives and manage efforts related to application and selection processes to ensure a pool of outstanding scholars
Coordinate efforts to ensure a diverse pool of applicants
Develop recruitment materials for distribution campus-wide and nationally
Connect with scholarly/professional communities
Develop framing and articulate change strategy for programs/events, manage logistical tasks, and coordinate evaluation and assessment efforts
Establish and maintain professional relationships with internal and external groups related to NCID, particularly U-M faculty and staff. Serve as primary liaison to these groups ensuring timely response to inquiries
Drawing on relevant scholarship and best practices, develop and execute professional development events for diversity scholars and scholars with DEI commitments to support their advancement in academia
Coordinate work to assess, demonstrate, and communicate the impact of the aforementioned initiatives
Participate as needed in special department projects
Mentor graduate and undergraduate student interns
Participate in NCID community activities and events
Passion for the vision and goals of NCID and its local and national leadership agenda
Bachelor’s degree in education, policy, social work, psychology, sociology, anthropology, ethnic studies, critical studies or related field
Three to five years experience working within an academic community, particularly with faculty
Strong background and a sophisticated understanding, grounded in the latest research/scholarship, of issues related to diversity, equity and inclusion in higher education and society, particularly related to diversifying academia
Experience framing and executing programming geared toward engaging scholarly communities, and drawing on relevant literatures to support programmatic efforts
Demonstrated project management and administrative skills. Ability to set priorities, work simultaneously on numerous tasks, strong attention to detail, and able to meet competing deadlines. Ability to self-advocate and articulate resources needed for individual and team success
Understanding and appreciation of interdisciplinary and intergenerational learning and development opportunities around scholarship and scholarship-based social action
Experience communicating and building strong working relationships with diverse groups of scholars at all career stages
Demonstrated experience communicating the work of faculty with diversity, equity and inclusion commitments to academic and non-academic audiences. Ability to summarize and represent complex information and craft it into clear and effective forms that resonate with defined audiences within short timelines
Proven experience effectively collaborating with, and working on teams with a very diverse group of colleagues, faculty, staff, and students
Experience mentoring graduate and undergraduate students
Intermediate to expert proficiency in MS Office applications, Google collaboration tools and database management. Ability to learn quickly and adapt to new computer software and technologies. Demonstrated experience with social media platforms
Master’s degree in relevant field
Experience with program evaluation and assessment
Benefits at the University of Michigan
In addition to a career filled with purpose and opportunity, The University of Michigan offers a comprehensive benefits package to help you stay well, protect yourself and your family and plan for a secure future. Benefits include:
Generous time off
A retirement plan that provides two-for-one matching contributions with immediate vesting
Many choices for comprehensive health insurance
Long-term disability coverage
Flexible spending accounts for healthcare and dependent care expenses
$58,400-$73,000. The salary offer may be higher based on equity and the selected candidate's experience
The College of Literature, Science, and the Arts seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitments to serve the diverse people of Michigan, fulfill the College’s Guiding Principles, and sustain the excellence of LSA.
The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks. Background checks are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.
The mission of the University of Michigan is to serve the people of Michigan and the world through preeminence in creating, communicating, preserving and applying knowledge, art, and academic values, and in developing leaders and citizens who will challenge the present and enrich the future.
Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. The review and selection process may begin as early as the eighth day after posting. This opening may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
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About University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
A great university is made so by its faculty and staff, and Michigan is recognized as one of the best universities to work for in the country. The Michigan culture is known for engaging faculty and staff in all facets of the university to create a workplace that is vibrant and stimulating.For two consecutive years, the Chronicle of Higher Education has placed U-M in its "Great Colleges to Work For" survey. In particular, the university earns high marks for strong relations between faculty and administrators, a collaborative system of governance, strong pay and benefits, and a healthy work/life balance.