Graduate School Assistant Dean of Diversity

Connecticut, United States
15 Nov 2020
End of advertisement period
15 Jan 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

Position Focus:

Reporting to the senior associate dean for graduate student development and diversity, and working closely with colleagues throughout the University, the assistant dean provides leadership with recruitment and graduate student retention initiatives. The assistant dean will develop programming around mentoring, networking, professional development, and social justice with the goal of creating a safe, respectful, and inclusive campus culture.

Principal Responsibilities:

  • The assistant dean is charged with developing and implementing a comprehensive recruitment strategy that will include participating in national graduate school fairs and conferences, targeted campus recruiting across the US and Puerto Rico, and developing and implementing outreach webinars.
  • Develop training to address bystander intervention and implicit bias with a focus on reducing the incidence and impact of sexual misconduct and other forms of discrimination, and creating mindful, inclusive cultures with awareness of and support for a diverse group of students.
  • Serve as a Graduate School Title IX Coordinator and Dean's Designee to guide and support graduate students with sexual misconduct, discrimination, and harassment complaints.
  • Maintain post-baccalaureate database to track participant outcomes. Administer pre- and post-surveys.
  • Plan and coordinate the Office for Graduate Student Development and Diversity Fellows’ group meetings.
  • Plan and coordinate the activities that the Diversity Fellows will develop and implement throughout the academic year around: Mentoring and Networking, Communications, Transitions: First Year Experience for Graduate Students, Academic and Professional Development and Social Justice and New Haven Community Engagement.
  • Plan and coordinate the Diversity Recruitment Days and Diversity Preview Day.
  • Plan and coordinate the Bouchet Conference on Diversity and Graduate Education.
  • Assist with the administrative tasks associated with the National Bouchet Graduate Honor Society.
  • Serve as the Yale liaison for national academic consortia.

Essential Duties

  1. Increase the outreach, recruitment and matriculation of students, especially those from backgrounds traditionally underrepresented.  Plan and execute recruiting events and activities, both in-person and virtual, aimed at underrepresented populations.
  2. Support programs in delivering student services that are attentive to the needs and promote the academic success of underrepresented minority students.
  3.  Acts as the Title IX Coordinator and the Diversity Inclusion Coordinator.
  4. Stay current on document policies, laws and legal matters that relate to diversity recruitment.
  5. Work with admissions to develop and implement effective communication strategies, web and interactive media, and marketing and promotional collateral materials for recruiting and community building. Ensure that the key messages with respect to diversity initiatives are appropriately positioned and integrated and that the specific needs of diverse audiences are considered and met.
  6. Represents the school on committees.
  7. Manages projects and initiatives upon request.
  8. May perform other duties as assigned.

Required Education and Experience

Master’s degree and three years of experience or an equivalent combination of experience and education.

Required Skill/Ability 1:

Demonstrated knowledge and expertise with Title IX and social justice issues in higher education.

Required Skill/Ability 2:

Experience in program development, education and outreach efforts, and working with diverse students.

Required Skill/Ability 3:

Experience with event planning.

Required Skill/Ability 4:

Experience with graduate student life.

Preferred Education, Experience and Skills:

PhD degree and three years of experience in academic administration or management or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience with higher education recruiting. Experience with planning large national conferences.

Drug Screen No
Health Screening No

Background Check Requirements

All candidates for employment will be subject to pre-employment background screening for this position, which may include motor vehicle, DOT certification, drug testing and credit checks based on the position description and job requirements. All offers are contingent upon the successful completion of the background check. Please visit for additional information on the background check requirements and process.

Posting Disclaimer

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the essential functions that will be required of the position and should not be construed as a declaration of specific duties and responsibilities of the particular position. Employees will be assigned specific job-related duties through their hiring departments.

Affirmative Action Statement:

Yale University considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, an individual’s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 protects people from sex discrimination in educational programs and activities at institutions that receive federal financial assistance. Questions regarding Title IX may be referred to the University’s Title IX Coordinator, at, or to the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, 8th Floor, Five Post Office Square, Boston MA 02109-3921. Telephone: 617.289.0111, Fax: 617.289.0150, TDD: 800.877.8339, or Email:

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