Director, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Massachusetts, United States
30 Sep 2020
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30 Nov 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

Working at MIT offers opportunities, an environment, a culture – and benefits – that just aren’t found together anywhere else. If you’re curious, motivated, want to be part of a unique community, and help shape the future – then take a look at this opportunity.

DIRECTOR, DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION (DEI)Sloan School of Management, to assume an inaugural position with primary responsibility for developing and executing a vision for a more inclusive and diverse community. Will act as a trusted advisor and collaborate closely with members of the school’s senior leadership team; develop inclusive practices and policies; identify and develop new DEI programs for the MIT Sloan community and partner with its departments to implement and evaluate DEI action plans; collaborate with Sloan’s associate deans for DEI and serve as a thought leader with in-depth knowledge of DEI; help shape and implement Sloan’s vision of a respectful, inclusive community that embraces diversity; support the recruitment, development, and retention of a diverse faculty, staff, and student body; and serve as a key ambassador for Sloan. 

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: bachelor’s degree; at least seven years’ related experience in DEI; excellent oral and written communication skills, specifically related to communicating with a variety of internal/external stakeholders about DEI; comfort presenting to large, diverse audiences; demonstrable leadership experience in academic, corporate, and/or nonprofit organizations, effectively working with historically underrepresented groups (African American, Chicano/Latino, and Native American/Alaska Native); managerial experience, both with direct reports and cross-functional teams that do not have a direct, formal reporting structure; and a track record of program implementation, strategic planning, and managing across multiple important priorities.  Must be able to work with a dynamic and diverse group of faculty, staff, and students; and to support and empower leaders who are less experienced in leading conversations about diversity and inclusion to build the school's capacity in equity leadership. 

PREFERRED: advanced degree in a related area. Job #18972-11

Must be able to travel to represent MIT Sloan externally as necessary. 

In addition to applying online via the MIT website, all inquiries, nominations/referrals, and resumes with cover letters should be sent electronically and in confidence to Keight Tucker Kennedy, Partner and Alycia Johnson, Senior Associate, Isaacson, Miller at, where additional information about the position and the Sloan School is also available.

MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin.

MIT considers equivalent combinations of experience and education for certain jobs. All candidates who believe they possess equivalent experience and education are encouraged to apply.