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Associate Director Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Research and Assessment

Harvard University
Job Location:
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Diversity and Multicultural Affairs
University Administration


Job Summary

Harvard's Office for Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging

The Office for Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging (ODIB) facilitates the achievement of Harvard's EDIB goals by supporting strategic planning and execution, monitoring the implementation of the Campus' strategic diversity agenda, and helping to support school, units, and central leadership in aligning offices and programs with the University's strategic priorities relative to Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging. ODIB guides Harvard's culture toward inclusive excellence by convening stakeholders, serving as a catalyst for strategic efforts, analyzing University-level progress, optimizing investments, and facilitating University-wide coordination. These efforts, working with stakeholders and partners across the institution, seeks to exponentially grow the impact of diversity, inclusion, and belonging (DIB) work across Harvard. Visit ODIB's website, more information.

Position Summary:

The Office for Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging is looking for an experienced individual to develop and coordinate EDIB research and assessment initiatives for the office and serve in a consultative role to partners across campus. As a member of the ODIB leadership team, the role will oversee the building, development, and implementation of a coordinated, multi-modal EDIB research and assessment program across Harvard. The incumbent will focus on conducting strategic analysis, developing metrics, presenting institutional data to advance projects, and addressing EDI research questions needed to advance inclusion and belonging at Harvard. In line with ODIB's role as a convener, consultant and catalyst, this role will work collaboratively with campus partners (at schools and units) to develop assessment and evaluation tools needed to advance ODIB institutional goals. This position reports to the Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer.

Job-Specific Responsibilities
  • Works closely with the CDIO and Associate Director EDI Learning to support ODIB research activities.
  • Produce regular data briefings for the CDIO and campus leadership relative to EDI goal attainment.
  • Lead research and assessment on behalf of ODIB that seeks to advance the institutional diversity, equity, and inclusion goals. This role will work closely with Harvard's Office of Institutional Research (OIR), and other school- based institutional research teams, serving as a subject matter expert in the areas of equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging to support the work of those teams.
  • Develop and manage a system for EDI program assessment and evaluation, EDI survey instrument development, including working closely with partners (schools, units, & the Office of Institutional Research) on administration of survey and assessment tools, and also providing consultative support across campus, as needed.
  • Develop research and assessment tools for use by the ODIB Leadership Team in setting the direction, strategic planning, research, and leadership for the office and campus partners.
  • This role will liaise and serve as a subject matter expert with key leaders on campus, committees, task forces, and projects as designated by the CDIO to enhance the cross-campus communication and collaborative relationships between the ODIB, shared governance groups, working committees, and task forces.
  • The incumbent will co-lead (along with the Outreach and Engagement Officer) the process of developing and issuing ODIB's annual report. The incumbent will also develop an internal audit and reporting system to allow for effective measurement of ODIB program/initiative outcomes.
  • This role will lead EDI projects related specifically to assessing outcomes related to the ODIB mission and strategic planning including:
    • Collecting, analyzing, and reporting on data from a wide variety of University/School/Unit sources
    • Developing metrics for understanding progress towards inclusion and belonging
    • Working closely with Schools/Units to better understand and improve EDI analysis and data coordination
    • Understanding the data needs of University and School/Unit diversity, inclusion, and belonging experts
    • Automating data collection, analysis, business processes, and developing visualizations
    • Analyze and develop presentations on University-wide survey data including descriptive and actionable analysis
Basic Qualifications

Candidates MUST meet the following basic qualifications in order to be considered for this role:

  • Master's degree
  • Minimum of eight years of relevant experience in research, assessment, or EDI data analysis
  • Proficiency with various relevant software applications including project management software; research and analytic software
Additional Qualifications and Skills
  • Ph.D. in related field preferred
  • The ideal candidate will also display technical strengths in several of the following areas:
    • Data management and reporting: Data collection and cleaning; data warehousing; process automation; business intelligence software; SQL and relational database design.
    • Data visualization: HTML/CSS; JavaScript-based visualization packages; advanced design of visualizations in statistical software packages such as R; Qlikview, Tableau, or similar applications.
    • Programming and "Big Data": Experience with scripting languages such as Python or Perl. Interest in large datasets and producing analyses from multiple, unstructured data sources.
    • Quantitative Analysis: Frame problems analytically; formulate and test hypotheses; explore data rapidly and generate basic insights; ability to compile, analyze and interpret data; use of a statistical package such as Stata, SPSS, or R.
  • Ability to present data in a logical, concise manner and explain data and metrics to a nontechnical audience
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite applications
  • Strong verbal and written skills to communicate effectively with others across all levels, excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced, demanding, and complex work environment, with the ability to carry out multiple complex assignments and adapt to changing situations and priorities.
  • Ability to work in a collaborative team environment
  • Able to anticipate stakeholders' needs and deliver high levels of customer service
  • Demonstrated passion for and commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion and belonging work
Additional Information

PLEASE NOTE: During the current period of Covid-19 related restrictions, this position may start as a remote position, with the transition to onsite in Cambridge when the office reopens.

We continue to monitor the evolving COVID-19 and the lifting of restrictions. We appreciate your understanding and flexibility with our interview process. We will be conducting interviews virtually for selected candidates until further notice.

DEI Commitment Statement

ODIB views diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging as the pathway to achieving inclusive excellence and fostering a campus culture where everyone can thrive. Our community is made of students, staff, faculty, and postdoctoral researchers who draw from a dynamic range of backgrounds to contribute to the pursuit of our common goals. The work and well-being of ODIB are strengthened by the diversity of our network and our differences in background, culture, experience, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, race, ethnicity, age, ability, political views, veteran status, and more. We actively seek and welcome people of color, women, persons with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTQIA, and those who are at the intersections of these identities, from across the spectrum of disciplines and methods to join us. Together, we strive to create an environment that values diversity, promotes an inclusive culture, and establishes a profound sense of belonging for each member of our community.

Job Function
General Administration

USA - MA - Cambridge

Job Code
360059 Admin Offcr/SrIndiv Contrib

Office of the President and Provost

Office Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging

Time Status

Salary Grade

00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary

Pre-Employment Screening
Education, Identity

Full time. Monday through Friday. 35 hours per week.

EEO Statement
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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