Assistant Director of Equity and Inclusion Initiatives

California, United States
30 Jul 2020
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29 Sep 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

Stanford Engineering has been at the forefront of innovation for nearly a century, creating pivotal technologies that have transformed the worlds of information technology, communications, health care, energy, business and beyond. Our faculty, students, and alumni are creative risk-takers who pursue excellence across a breadth of disciplines. Our staff are critical in enabling Stanford Engineering to accomplish its mission to conduct groundbreaking research that addresses pressing world problems and to educate engineers to meet the challenges of the twenty-first century.

The Assistant Director of Equity and Inclusion Initiatives works with a team that executes a vision in the School of Engineering aimed at countering the effects of institutional racism. These effects have systemically prevented specific populations from accessing, entering, and successfully completing engineering degrees. Are you energetic and dedicated to helping all students thrive? Would you enjoy running programs for incoming undergraduates? Are you an experienced diversity, equity and inclusion facilitator? Are you skilled at leading people through difficult conversations about race? Are you eager to intervene and drive change? Then this position may be right for you!

The Assistant Director of Equity and Inclusion Initiatives reports to the Director of Equity and Inclusion Initiatives in the School of Engineering.

Your responsibilities include the following:

  • Participate in the development, implementation, teaching, and administration of the curricula and programs that support equity, inclusion and belonging in the School of Engineering. Programs include on-boarding programs for incoming undergraduate and graduate students, graduate and postdoctoral recruitment programs, mentoring programs, and learning support.
  • Manage Stanford Summer Engineering Academy.
  • As a subject matter expert, review and stay abreast of best practices in national trends in institutional responses that lead to the dismantling of institutional racism.
  • Represent the Office of Student Affairs as a subject matter expert on and facilitator of difficult conversations about race.
  • Lead and facilitate trainings on institutional racism and inclusive practices for faculty, staff, and students in the School of Engineering.
  • Identify training needs by partnering with departments in the School of Engineering to determine areas of opportunity and improvement in inclusive practices for faculty, staff, and students.
  • Evaluate academic programs and departmental procedures such as admissions and degree programs in terms of their potential to preserve institutional racism. Make recommendations to the departments within the School of Engineering and the dean’s office about how to alter practices and structures to be more accessible and inclusive.
  • In coordination with the School of Engineering’s Data Analytics team, collect data using surveys, feedback from faculty and students and other methods deemed appropriate to evaluate the effectiveness of training programs.
  • Create collaborations with campus partners including other schools, University initiatives, engineering staff, and faculty.
  • Be a point of contact for student workers who are commonly engaged in our office and work to review program applications and program development under the supervision of staff.

*Other duties may also be assigned.  

To be successful in this position, you will bring:

  • Bachelor's degree and two years of relevant experience or combination of education, training, and relevant experience. Advanced degree may be required for some programs. Program administration and or research experience my be required.
  • Demonstrated experience leading facilitations and training.
  • Demonstrated oral, written, and analytical skills, exhibiting fluency in the area of equity, inclusion, and belonging.
  • Knowledge of issues affecting a wide range of students, including issues of disparities in educational background, family education history, class, race, gender, age, disability, sexuality, and immigration status.
  • Cultural sensitivity and humility across a spectrum of diversity broadly defined.
  • Familiarity with literature and studies related to the issues around race, equity, inclusion, and wellness in engineering programs, education, and in the technology industry; interest in contributing to the on-going discussion of best practices.
  • Ability to occasionally work extended hours, evenings, or weekends.

*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 his or her job.

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.

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

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Additional Information

  • Schedule: Full-time
  • Job Code: 4111
  • Employee Status: Regular
  • Grade: H
  • Requisition ID: 86862

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