Assistant Dean, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Massachusetts, United States
06 Jan 2021
End of advertisement period
06 Mar 2021
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.

ASSISTANT DEAN, DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION (DEI), School of Engineering (SoE), to serve as a strategic partner to the dean and Institute and Community and Equity Office (ICEO) and collaborate with colleagues on the Engineering Council and in MIT central administration. Will work closely with the dean and have broad responsibility for overseeing SoE diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts and special projects/priorities.  This includes strategic planning leadership, training oversight and program management, priority setting, thought leadership, content knowledge expertise and monitoring, and leading the implementation of plans and initiatives within the SoE. 

Job Requirements

REQUIRED:  bachelor’s degree; at least ten years’ relevant/related experience; demonstrated ability to lead and manage a wide variety of responsibilities in a fast-paced, dynamic organization; demonstrated success implementing diversity initiatives; understanding of the implications of DEI in the workplace; in-depth knowledge of principles, practices, and theories in DEI and social justice; diplomacy and effective interpersonal communication skills; familiarity with student services, pipeline initiatives, and enrollment management practices designed to support the recruitment, retention, and graduation of students of diverse backgrounds; understanding of evolving issues and demographic trends impacting higher education institutions; excellent organizational, project management, active listening, analytical, and written and verbal communications skills; ability to prioritize multiple and often competing demands under deadline pressure, synthesize information from multiple sources, and provide succinct and actionable briefing materials and action plans; strong consultation, presentation, meeting design, and facilitation skills; detail orientation but with ability to view larger policy concerns; ability to innovate and solve complex problems; proven good judgment, tact, and discretion with sensitive/confidential matters; and ability to make effective decisions while working collaboratively with others.

PREFERRED:  master’s or Ph.D.  Job #19068-13

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, Isaacson, Miller at where additional information about the position and the School of Engineering is also available.

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