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.
Carlow 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
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
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 groups.
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
- 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
- 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
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
- 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
- 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
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
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