Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer
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.
DIVERSITY, EQUITY AND INCLUSION (DEI) OFFICER, Biology-Headquarters, to collaborate with all members of the department to coordinate, develop, implement, and monitor programs/activities that strengthen the diverse, inclusive culture within the Biology community and advance inclusion of community members of all races, genders, disabilities, sexualities, nationalities, social classes, and religious backgrounds. Responsibilities include partnering on conceiving, developing, and implementing new DEI programs, activities, and initiatives; developing and offering training opportunities; staying abreast of community ideas and concerns; functioning as part of a local network supporting employees and students with personal concerns; meeting students individually and in group settings about experiences inside and outside the classroom; helping recruit, welcome, and retain students from diverse backgrounds; collaborating on all DEI-related communications; gathering data to assess and advance achievement of goals; representing the department at DEI-related events; forging connections with DEI colleagues across MIT and at peer institutions; and performing other duties as requested.
REQUIRED: bachelor’s degree; five years’ relevant experience; track record of successfully advancing diversity, inclusion, and belonging in complex, mission-driven organizations, preferably in higher education; knowledge of DEI cultural competency programs, training, and best practices; experience establishing metrics, analyzing data, producing narrative and data reports and presentations to measure progress; ability to foster dialogue/relationships among individuals at all levels and grow support for new initiatives, work independently and as part of a team, and remain flexible as situations demand; excellent administrative, interpersonal, analytical, communication, and project management skills; initiative; and good judgment and tact with sensitive confidential information/issues
PREFERRED: advanced degree with relevance to leadership, diversity and inclusion, justice, organizational development, human resources, or related field.
Must be willing to travel and be available for occasional evening and/or weekend work.
This is a two-year appointment.