Assistant Dean for Diversity, Equity, Belonging and Student Support

Massachusetts, United States
06 Jan 2021
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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 FOR DIVERSITY, EQUITY, BELONGING AND STUDENT SUPPORTSchool of Architecture & Planning (SA+P),  to lead efforts to further a respectful, caring culture that embraces diversity and enables everyone in SA+P’s departments, labs, and centers (DLCs) to learn and work at their best, with particular focus on improving the representation and experience of women and underrepresented minority students.  Responsibilities include supporting DLCs in their continued development and implementation of strategic plans for diversity, equity, and belonging; serving as a DLC resource for building skills and capacity, problem-solving, training, facilitation, mediation, and consultation; working with the dean, faculty, and other administrators/offices to address individual student issues and policy matters; acting as liaison to the Institute community and equity officer and Office of the Vice Chancellor; representing the school on relevant committees; budget development/management; analyzing data to identify trends/opportunities and assess progress; championing programming that strengthens community, increases knowledge/skills, and supports the development of underrepresented groups. 

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: ten years’ experience with recruiting and retaining women and underrepresented minority talent; in strategic program design, delivery, and evaluation around issues of community/climate; and working with students directly and with faculty to support students.  Also required are a bachelor’s degree; discretion with confidential information; experience with budget management, planning events, mediation, and facilitating discussion of challenging topics; facility with standard office and database software; sensitivity to organizational dynamics; and excellent written and verbal communication and presentation skills.  Must be able to function autonomously in a highly visible position; build and foster relationships; anticipate issues, analyze data, and solve problems creatively and effectively; and handle varied tasks concurrently in a fast-paced setting. 

PREFERRED: graduate degree and experience working in higher education. Job #19045-13

Must be available to work occasional evenings and/or weekends. 

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