Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

California, United States
Monday, 14 October 2019
End of advertisement period
Saturday, 14 December 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

About Us

The Stanford School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences (SE3) develops the knowledge and talent to understand the workings of the planet and to help solve resource and environmental challenges. 

We seek a dynamic leader to expand the scope of our diversity efforts and to lead existing, robust programs. This position will work closely with School leadership, faculty, students, and staff to develop and implement practices that support diversity, inclusion, and equity for all members of our community. The ideal candidate will be a strategist who proactively assesses and monitors School climate, and who leads both local and School-wide efforts to promote a culture of well-being, belonging, and respect for all.

As a member of the Educational Affairs team, the Director will integrate effective practices across a wide range of Stanford Earth community members and programs. Colleagues on this team collaboratively support: graduate/postdoctoral academic and professional success, undergraduate research and community-building, field education, K-12 and public outreach, early career faculty success, and course/curriculum design. The Director will also liaise with faculty via Associate Chairs for Diversity and Inclusion that reside in departments and interdisciplinary programs.

This new leader will advance our efforts to raise our standard in many areas, will serve as an expert advisor to the School, and will represent the School on a range of university committees. In addition to new initiatives the Director may bring, some areas of focus include: School climate, graduate and postdoctoral recruitment/admission/retention, diversity fellowship and URM summer research programs, faculty hiring and grant support, and our respectful community efforts.

This position will have 50% FTE direct program support as well as access to shared administrative, data, and finance resources of the Educational Affairs team. The Director reports to the Associate Dean for Educational Affairs and will have regular engagement with the Dean and Sr. Associate Deans.

Your Responsibilities will include:  

  • Lead and oversee development, implementation, administration, and evaluation of programs. Oversee analysis, reporting, and program improvements. Oversee the development, adherence to, and implementation of program policies and procedures.
  • Lead strategic planning for the program/entity.
  • Represent the entity or program to the broader university, external community, and other stakeholders. Provide expert consultation related to program development, funding opportunities, or other specialty area.
  • Develop outreach strategy related to program communications, development, partnerships and fundraising/funding. Identify external funding opportunities and may write proposals. Develop and oversee strategic financial planning and sustainability for the program/entity, as needed; monitor performance and ensure appropriate controls.
  • Teach or co-teach courses; oversee the administration of courses; create and/or advise in the development of curriculum; and/or advise students, coach and mentor clients and program staff.
  • Coach and mentor program staff.

* - Other duties may also be assigned 

To be successful in this position, you will need:

Education & Experience:

  • Advanced degree and five years of relevant experience in area of specialization or combination of relevant education, training, and/or experience. For jobs with financial responsibilities, experience managing a budget and developing financial plans. Experience developing program partnerships and funding sources.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to develop program partnerships and funding sources.
  • Advanced oral, written, and analytical skills, exhibiting fluency in area of specialization.
  • Ability to oversee and direct staff.
  • Ability to manage budgets and develop financial plans

In addition, our preferred requirements include:

  • Ph.D. preferred, STEM field is a plus.
  • Experience implementing diversity programs in a higher education setting, including direct work with faculty.

* Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of the job.

Why Stanford is for you:

Imagine a world without search engines or social platforms. Consider lives saved through first-ever organ transplants and research to cure illnesses. Stanford University has revolutionized the way we live and enrich the world. Supporting this mission is our diverse and dedicated 17,000 staff. We seek talent driven to impact the future of our legacy. Our culture and unique perks empower you with:

  • Freedom to grow. We offer career development programs, tuition reimbursement, or audit a course. Join a TedTalk, film screening, or listen to a renowned author or global leader speak.
  • A caring culture. We provide superb retirement plans, generous time-off, and family care resources.
  • A healthier you. Climb our rock wall, or choose from hundreds of health or fitness classes at our world-class exercise facilities. We also provide excellent health care benefits.
  • Discovery and fun. Stroll through historic sculptures, trails, and museums.
  • Enviable resources. Enjoy free commuter programs, ridesharing incentives, discounts and more!

How to Apply

We invite you to apply for this position by clicking on the “Apply for Job” button. To be considered, you must submit a cover letter and résumé along with your online application.

Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Stanford welcomes applications from all who would bring additional dimensions to the University’s research, teaching and clinical missions.

Additional Information

Schedule: Full-time
Job Code: 4113
Employee Status: Regular
Grade: K
Requisition ID: 84998