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Assistant Dean for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Justice

Company: Seattle University
Location: Seattle
Posted on: August 6, 2022

Job Description:

Assistant Dean for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Justice

FLSA Status: Exempt

Months Per Year: 12

Employment Status: Full-Time

Seattle University will be one of the most innovative and progressive Jesuit and Catholic universities in the world, educating with excellence at the undergraduate, graduate, and professional levels. We embrace an intersectional framework for defining diversity in its broadest sense, including differences in gender, gender identity, race, ethnicity, generational history, culture, socioeconomic class, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, citizenship status, political perspectives, geographic origin and physical ability. Seattle University strives to be a welcome, open and safe campus climate for all who learn, live and work at Seattle University.

Position Description

PURPOSE The Assistant Dean for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Justice (DEIJ) in the College of Arts & Sciences is a staff leadership position sharing responsibility for the development, implementation, and ongoing work of the CAS Strategic Plan Key Initiatives 2022-26, with emphasis on helping develop and sustain the Inclusive Academic Excellence components of those initiatives. The first four years of the position will involve serving as a Co-Director of the Strategic Action Committee for Inclusive Academic Excellence (SACIAE) along with two faculty members, jointly overseeing and leading implementation of the plan. The Assistant Dean for DEIJ and the Faculty Co-Directors will serve as the chief liaisons between the School and the SU Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion ensuring alignment with university DEI philosophy, direction, and initiatives such as LIFT SU and Seattle University's Reigniting Our Strategic Directions 2022- 2027 including Goal 4 – Promote Inclusive Excellence.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

--- Co-Lead implementation of the 23 CAS Strategic Plan Key Initiatives from the CAS Strategic Plan with the Faculty Co-Directors, from Fall 2022 through Spring 2026.

--- Co-Lead infusion of Inclusive Academic Excellence as noted in Goal 4 of the University Strategic Directions and incorporation of the Inclusive Academic Excellence theme into all strategic initiatives of CAS, with special emphasis on staff-related initiatives.

--- Co-Lead the Strategic Action Committee for Inclusive Academic Excellence (SACIAE) with the Faculty Co-Chairs.

--- Share liaison role between CAS and the University Office of Diversity and Inclusion with SAC Co-Director representing CAS at the University level.

--- Work with the SACIAE and other established and ad hoc University and College shared governance bodies/committees/workgroups/task forces to execute committee initiatives.

--- Co-Lead the SACIAE in monitoring progress and recommending changes to the Dean and shared governance bodies to improve progress or change approach.

--- Continue as a lead administrator in maintaining progress in Inclusive Academic Excellence beyond the end of the CAS 2020-26 Strategic Plan and the Strategic Actions prioritized from that plan, supporting the CAS Key Initiatives and the University Strategic Directions.

MARGINAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

--- Other duties as assigned

Qualifications

Master's degree or Bachelor's degree with significant professional or volunteer life experience in addressing DEIJ issues; proven Equity and Inclusion interest as demonstrated by leadership roles and/or community work; proven Equity and Inclusion expertise or deep demonstrated interest and engagement with a willingness to develop expertise through ongoing training while serving in the position.

Application Instructions

Please attach a cover letter with your resume when applying. Job postings are open until filled, unless otherwise specified.

Benefits at a Glance

Consistent with its fundamental Jesuit values, Seattle University offers a wide range of benefits designed to care for the whole person. Choose from three different medical plans, a dental, and vision insurance programs. Protect your income with life, short & long-term disability coverage. Plan for your future with up to a 10% employer contribution for retirement benefits, comprised of a 5% nonelective employer contribution and an additional dollar-for-dollar match of your voluntary contributions up to a maximum of 5%. You may also take advantage of 100% paid tuition benefits for the employee and dependents, a subsidized transportation benefit, a wellness program with free access to an onsite fitness facility, and a wide variety of campus events. Enjoy a generous holiday schedule, including a paid Holiday break closure in December, vacation and paid sick leave, and paid community service leave.For more information explore the Benefits website at: [https://www.seattleu.edu/hr/benefits/](https://apptrkr.com/get_redirect.php?id=3306510&targetURL=https://www.seattleu.edu/hr/benefits/)

To apply: [https://seattleu.csod.com/ats/careersite/JobDetails.aspx?id=1993&site=2](https://apptrkr.com/3306510)





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