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Director, Inclusive Excellence

Company: REGIS COLLEGE
Location: Weston
Posted on: May 14, 2022

Job Description:

Job Location: Regis College Campus - Weston, MA Salary Range: Undisclosed Job Category: Education Collegiality. Collaboration. Diversity. Dialogue. Openness. Opportunity. It's all here for you. Consider your past work. What mattered to you most? Ask any student, staff or faculty member at Regis College and you'll hear words like inclusiveness, community, and supportiveness. It's no coincidence. The mission at Regis, a non-profit college near Boston and the 9th fastest-growing college in the U.S., reflects our Catholic identity which calls on us to serve our "dear neighbor without distinction." Here, we've cultivated a climate of innovation and entrepreneurship in which every staff member is encouraged to contribute based on ideas, not job titles. At Regis, diversity and inclusion, social justice, and community are not marketing buzzwords-they are core values. We are committed to recruiting a staff and faculty that reflects the diversity of our student body. A recipient of the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award, Regis is proud to have a student population including 28% of undergraduates who are first-generation and 32% who identify as minority. Now, think of what matters to you most in your next job. If your colleagues are a key priority, you couldn't have come to a better place. Aspire Higher. Join Us. Position Summary Reporting to the Vice President for Inclusive Excellence, the Director of Center for Inclusive Excellence (CIE) manages the operations, programs and resources of the CIE. The Center operates from an intersectional approach to diversity and social justice that fosters meaningful community engagement, academic success and personal enrichment. The Director of the CIE collaborates with a wide range of stakeholders to promote academic and co-curricular engagement of all community members, centering those from minoritized groups (Black, Indigenous, people of color, LGBTQIA+, undocumented, people with disabilities, first-generation, and more). The Director provides guidance and support to individual community members and groups; makes referrals to appropriate resources and offices; develops, implements, and/or collaborates on educational, cultural, and developmental programs focusing on diversity and intercultural fluency; and serves as an advocate for students, staff, and faculty from groups that are historically underrepresented in higher education. The Director is responsible for promoting an environment which affirms equity, intercultural exploration, and community development. The Director will maintain the Center for Inclusive Excellence as a highly visible space on campus and develop programming that increases a sense of belonging. The Director will manage a variety of initiatives to drive sustained developmental programming, financial resources, and advocacy programs designed to support Regis' diverse population. Essential Functions CIE Operations

  • Manage the day-to-day operations of the CIE.
  • Manage the CIE's programming budget.
  • Hire and supervise CIE staff members and student employees.
  • Elevate communication strategies (web, social media, etc.) to promote CIE engagement.
  • Execute strategic planning and assessment of the CIE and its programs. Community Development & Support
    • Maintain a visible and highly accessible presence on campus and within the online community.
    • Direct the Partners in Excellence Mentoring Program and further develop the program to meet the needs of past, present and future participants.
    • Assist the pre-college program and dual enrollment staff and the Vice President for Inclusive Excellence with the Lorraine's Leaders summer program for minoritized high school students who wish to pursue careers in health sciences.
    • Enhance the quality of minoritized students' Regis College experience through programming, training, and leadership initiatives.
      • Lead Regis' First-Gen Task Force and other first-gen student initiatives.
      • Coordinate Heritage Month programming.
      • Collaborate with other departments on any Regis programs that center diverse experiences.
      • Design and facilitate diversity, inclusion, equity and antiracism trainings for the community.
      • Serve as a member of campus committees & subcommittees (Institutional Action Plan to Address Racism, Inclusive Excellence Council (IEC), Campus Pride Index, Leading for Change Consortium / REJI and other IEC subcommittees) with the aim of advocating for the needs of minoritized community members.
      • Serve as a member of the Case Management Team and associated sub-committees, with emphasis on providing strategic interventions to diverse members of the Regis community.
      • Assist the Vice President for Inclusive Excellence with bias response and Title IX requirements.
      • Engage in professional development activities to ensure knowledge of best practices and the current landscape (examples could include ACPA, NCORE, NASPA, etc.).
      • Work with Department of Human Resource on recruiting and retaining diverse applicants.
      • Manage faculty and staff affinity groups and encourage faculty and staff community building. Other Responsibilities
        • Perform other related duties as required.
        • Organize and coordinate special programs, as assigned. Supervisory Responsibility
          • 1-2 graduate interns, 1-2 graduate assistants, and 1-2 work-study students each semester. Requirements
            • You will help build a more inclusive community through a demonstrated commitment to justice, diversity, inclusion, equity, and antiracism and an ability to uphold the University's commitment to inclusive excellence in a diverse educational community.
            • You will bring relevant work, life, or educational experiences working effectively with people and teams with a variety of identities, cultures, and backgrounds.
            • You will have an ability to respond effectively to challenging student and community issues including skills to lead difficult conversations and dialogues across differences.
            • You will form strong coalitions with internal and external constituencies.
            • You will build and maintain the presence and relevant of the Center for Inclusive Excellence through strong project management, organizational, and supervisory skills; the ability to work independently and handle multiple tasks with strong attention to detail; and through effective verbal and written communication with a wide variety of people.
            • You will bring your ability to resolve problems, to develop relevant alternatives and recommendations, and use problems as a way to intervene systemically and by executing diversity, inclusion, equity, and antiracism programs, and facilitating diversity, inclusion, equity and antiracism trainings. Working Conditions/Physical Demands
              • Normal office environment, not subject to variations of temperature, noise, odors, etc.
              • May use computer keyboards requiring eye-hand coordination and finger dexterity.
              • May require travel in automobile; there is a shuttle to campus from public transportation.
              • As with all of our student-facing position, requires work outside of normal hours, including evenings and weekends, with advanced notice.
              • This can be a hybrid position with flexible work hours, as determined in consultation with the CIE team and office needs. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to do this job. The above is not intended to be an exhaustive list - of all responsibilities and duties required. Protecting the Regis Community - At Regis the safety of our campus community is our highest priority. We invite all applicants to review our health and safety protocols at our -COVID-19 Updates -page. The most powerful measure we can take is vaccination, and all campus community members must be fully vaccinated and boosted against COVID-19, with the exception of certain medical and religious exemptions. New employees without an approved medical or religious exemption are required to have their first dose by their date of hire. And all new employees will join the campus community in using the -CoVerified -app to upload vaccine information, report symptoms, and schedule regular campus COVID tests. We're in this together! External and internal applicants, as well as position incumbents who become disabled as defined under the Americans With Disabilities Act, must be able to perform the essential job functions (as listed) either unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation to be determined by management on a case-by-case basis. In employment, as in education, Regis College is committed to equal opportunity and affirmative action. Regis does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, religion, creed, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, ethnic or national origin, ancestry, citizenship, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, pregnancy, veteran's status, membership in uniformed services or any other protected status.

Keywords: REGIS COLLEGE, Fort Lauderdale , Director, Inclusive Excellence, Executive , Weston, Florida

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