Carlow University invites applications for the position
of Assistant Director of Equity and Inclusion.
This individual serves as the leader responsible for building,
leveraging and fostering diversity, equity and inclusion in support of the
University’s mission, vision and strategic plan. The Assistant Director will lead diversity
and inclusion programs and initiatives, including the development and
implementation of a vision and effective strategy that champions the importance
and value of a diverse and inclusive University environment.
University is a comprehensive Catholic University located in Pittsburgh,
Pennsylvania. Founded in 1929 by the Sisters of Mercy, Carlow is situated in a
culturally rich and diverse urban setting.
Carlow is recognized for educating traditional students and adult
learners for a lifetime of ethical leadership and service.
With an emphasis on creating a center of excellence
and engaging faculty, staff and students, the Assistant Director will build a
welcoming and inclusive culture at Carlow University as well as assess
potential barriers and develop strategies focused on recruiting and retaining a
diverse workforce. The Assistant
Director will be a powerful advocate for diversity and inclusion with Carlow’s
students, providing education, leading retention and recruitment initiatives,
acting as a resource for student groups, and working with others in the
community to create a strong and welcoming campus culture in keeping with Carlow’s
mission and values.
As an advocate for inclusion and equity, this role is
charged with building innovative, diverse, inclusive communities that can
prepare Carlow University students for their success as leaders in the global
communities where they will serve. The
Assistant Director will work with diverse groups, including the LGBTQ
community, to assure a sense of welcome and safety and create opportunities for
members of the Carlow community to learn about and engage with members of other
Recognizing the many facets represented in our
University culture, the Assistant Director will integrate diversity and
inclusion into all that we do. Through
establishing and fostering partnerships across campus and externally, the
Assistant Director will ensure a focus of through the University on
programming, learning and collaboration that will provide a positive and
productive learning and work environment at Carlow University.
- Fosters a campus climate that respects and
values diversity among students, faculty and staff through an integrated
strategy and focus on innovation, engagement and outcome-driven goals.
- Develops, implements and monitors systemic
structures, initiatives and programs to recruit, retain and promote diverse
students, staff and faculty as well as establishes metrics to monitor and
measure the impact of diversity and inclusion initiatives and to externally
benchmark the University’s progress.
- Supports the co-chairs of the President’s
Council on Diversity and Inclusion and Council goals to include: coordinating
ongoing assessments of diversity that use a range of data-gathering approaches
and creating an umbrella of educational initiatives on diversity and inclusion
for students, staff, and faculty.
- Advises the two University EEOC officers on
diversity-related policies and procedures, and assists with investigations of
harassment or other misconduct as needed as well as consistently monitors
University climate and engages others on campus in implementing necessary
education and interventions.
- Works with the Vice Presidents of Enrollment
Management and Student Engagement to identify diverse pipelines for student
recruitment, as well as plans and strategies for the retention and persistence
of a diverse student body.
- Ensures facilitation and coordination of
diversity and inclusion training to include intergroup dialog experiences on campus.
The intent of this list of primary duties is to
provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities of
this job. Incumbents perform other related duties as assigned. Specific duties
and responsibilities may vary based upon departmental needs.
- Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s Degree in higher education, student
affairs, human resources, administration or related field strongly preferred.
- Minimum of 5 years of post-graduate experience
in the diversity and inclusion field and an understanding of the structure,
culture and politics that impact change within the higher education community.
- Understands and is able to articulate in verbal
and written form, the importance of equity, inclusion and diversity within the
university mission, strategic plan and core values.
- Understands the current and historical issues
related to nondiscrimination, access and equity specifically as it relates to
marginalized individuals and communities.
- Strong communication skills, written skills,
computer skills, and ability to work flexible hours, including some evenings
- Training in group facilitation, student
development, leadership development, and conflict management.
- Demonstrated commitment to the use of
institutional data and best practices to inform the effectiveness of
programming and staff accountability.
Carlow University employees commit themselves to the
highest standards of ethical conduct.
They commit to act with integrity, treat others with respect and dignity,
carefully steward the University's resources, avoid conflicts of interest or
commitment, maintain confidentiality, and to comply with legal and professional
Send cover letter and resume to HR6@carlow.edu.
Carlow University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative
Action Employer. We strive for a campus that reflects our urban setting and is
inclusive of underrepresented groups to enhance our University community.