CALS Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
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CALS Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
CALS Office of Diversity and Inclusion
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Who We Are:
The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Cornell University embraces diversity and seeks candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports students, faculty, and staff of all identities and backgrounds. We strongly encourage individuals from underrepresented and/or marginalized identities to apply.
The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Cornell University is engaged in pioneering pursuit of inclusive, purpose-driven science. As Cornell University's second largest college, with discovery for impact at its core, we work across disciplines to tackle the challenges of our time through equitable, world-renowned research, education and outreach. The questions we probe and the answers we seek focus on three overlapping concerns: natural and human systems; food, energy and environmental resources; and social, physical and economic well-being.
The College of Agriculture and Live Sciences is a land grant institution that recognizes Cornell's commitment to every person, every study. We are a community of people committed to tackling some of the world's biggest challenges by working together across 19 departments and 5 research units that each address the role of agriculture and life sciences through innovative collaborations that lead to sustainability and social justice through research, extension, mentoring and teaching.
What you will do:
Reporting to the Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion, the CALS Director of Diversity and Inclusion will lead an effort to increase diversity and create and sustain a climate of belonging and inclusion, focusing on faculty, staff and graduate students. The position will support the Office of Diversity and Inclusion in foundational goals and signature initiatives that include outreach, recruitment, retention and overall success of all CALS faculty, staff and graduate students, but ensures careful and focused attention to the needs of individuals from marginalized and/or minoritized groups in CALS, including but not limited to those marginalized due to race, ethnicity, gender, sexual identity or orientation and social demographics including first-generation college students. The Director will also support the Associate Dean's efforts to recruit and retain under-represented faculty through development and implementation of targeted programs, practices and policies. The individual in this position will work with the graduate school and CALS-based graduate fields to support holistic admissions and retention of graduate students from diverse backgrounds.
Develop and design a diversity and inclusion strategy for the college.
Evaluate, assess, and benchmark existing programs.
Support action and communication for units across CALS.
Directly engage with faculty and graduate students who are developing undergraduate coursework/programs to achieve an inclusive learning environment for all.
Have responsibility for the overall administration of the office including grant writing, fundraising, budget and program development, implementation and assessment.
Build effective collaborations and partnerships across the broad spectrum of CALS constituents in order to best serve the community and our stakeholders and will be a spokesperson for DEI efforts.
Be a key member of a cohesive DEI team that includes the Director of Inclusive Advising and Student Services and the Director of Curriculum Development and Faculty Support to support equity and inclusion grant writing and programming for our undergraduate students through faculty engagement and development.
A Master's degree and three to five years of relevant experience or equivalent combination in the areas of academic affairs, diversity and inclusion administration, program development, strategic planning, evaluation and impact assessment, grant writing, and budget management.
The successful candidate will have demonstrated success in developing and implementing targeted educational and career development programs that support an inclusive learning environment for faculty, staff and students in CALS.
Program assessment and development, research, implementation, the ability to identify funding sources, and the design of strategies to meet CALS's diversity goals and objectives are required skills for this new role.
The Director must possess demonstrated leadership and team-building skills, organizational and problem-solving skills, and excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills.
The director must have a deep, proven commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, with a demonstrated capacity to connect with individuals who have intersecting racial, ethnic, cultural, religious, gender, sexual orientation, ability, and other identities.
There are a few other qualifications that that would be incredibly helpful in this role, to include:
A Master's or PhD degree in a related field.
Reputation as an outstanding, responsive communicator and an inclusive decision-maker who is successful in being transparent with faculty, staff and students.
High emotional intelligence including the ability to recognize and make full use of the field expertise of collaborators across campus.
Proficiency in developing annual goals and objectives that are clearly linked to the mission of the CALS Office of Diversity and Inclusion, its college partners and the university.
Proven critical thinking and problem-solving abilities as well as data fluency and ability to apply a data-driven approach to decision-making.
Proven ability to evaluate programmatic success using both qualitative and quantitative metrics and innovative approaches for building accountability into programming.
Personal characteristics associated with productive and successful professionals, including a vigorous work ethic, sound judgment, integrity, demonstrated initiative, efficacy at fundraising and building collaborative relationships with colleagues, senior leaders, students, and other stakeholders.
Willingness to represent the college as a DEI leader at events or in the press.
Willingness to publish efforts or results in relevant scientific or programmatic venues.
Rewards and Benefits
We hope you appreciate great benefits. Cornell receives national recognition, as an award-winning workplace for our health, wellbeing, sustainability, and diversity initiatives.
- Our benefits program includes comprehensive health care options, access to wellness programs, employee discounts with local and national retail brands, and generous retirement contributions.
- Our leave provisions include three weeks of vacation and 12 holidays: e.g., an end-of-year winter break, from December 25th through January 1st.
- Cornell's impressive educational benefits include tuition-free Extramural Study and Employee Degree Program, Tuition Aid for external education, and Cornell Children's Tuition Assistance program.
We invite you to follow this link to get more information: https://hr.cornell.edu/sites/default/files/documents/benefits_overview_cc.pdf
- Visa Sponsorship is not available for this position.
How to Apply: (non-academic and union positions)
You must submit both a resume/CV and cover letter. In your cover letter, please briefly describe any Diversity Equity and Inclusion work and/or training you have been involved with personally or professionally and your greatest takeaway from these experiences. Please also share a brief statement of your vision for Diversity Equity and Inclusion/Belonging work at Cornell and with CALS, and list which components of our Diversity Equity and Inclusion systemwide work you would be more interested in contributing to: Enhancing our demographic profile, Developing people and culture, or Transforming our structure."
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Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University's heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities. We also recognize a lawful preference in employment practices for Native Americans living on or near Indian reservations.
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Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University's heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities. We also recognize a lawful preference in employment practices for Native Americans living on or near Indian reservations. Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League university and a great place to work. Our inclusive community of scholars, students, and staff impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose, and contribute creative ideas to further the university's mission of teaching, discovery, and engagement.2021-08-31-07:00