Director of Multicultural Academic Relations

Indiana University
October 4, 2019
Indianapolis, IN
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Department Information

The Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) leads IUPUI’s efforts to create and sustain a welcoming, inclusive and equitable campus climate. DEI is home to a range of offices, centers, programs and initiatives that educate, engage and empower IUPUI students, staff and faculty. DEI functions as a resource, ensuring that equity and inclusion are embedded in the framework of everything done and celebrated throughout the campus community.

Job Summary

The Director’s role with undergraduate and graduate/professional students includes, but is not limited to, collaborating with, supporting and managing Division funds provided to the Minority Engineering Program in the School of Engineering and Technology; working with students involved in the Atlanta Consortium in the School of Engineering and Technology; managing the institution’s participation in the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) which involves working with each IUPUI graduate studies director and faculty Assistant Dean in the IUPUI Graduate School to recruit students and faculty mentors for participation in all SREB programs. The Director manages the budget for SREB Scholars, ensures each academic unit provides required funds and represents the institution as a recruiter for both faculty and graduate students.

The Director guides the work of eight faculty and staff affinity councils and interest groups including the creation, monitoring and updating of by-laws, programs and initiatives, leadership development and budgets.

The Director supports, through development, participation and financial support, community-based academic endeavors both on- and off-campus, including the summer camps for Black Accountants, Freetown Village, etc. The Director coordinates with external and internal organizations sponsoring various recruitment fairs including Project Stepping Stone, Mapping Education towards Achievement Pre-College Conference, etc.

The Director works with, contributes to and guides IUPUI’s 17 Academic Schools in the development, monitoring and restructuring of School-level Diversity Plans ensuring each plan includes realistic goals and accountability measures.

Required Qualifications

Master’s degree and five years of experience working in higher education.  Demonstrated extensive, progressively responsible experiences related to contemporary issues of diversity, equity and inclusion.

Knowledgeable of higher education equity and social justice issues. Demonstrated experience working effectively with and across diverse communities, including specific experience with people of Color, including underrepresented and new immigrant populations; American Indians, people with both visible and invisible disabilities; women; people of various gender and sexual identities and expressions; and first-generation students from economically challenged backgrounds. Knowledge of and familiarity with Central Indiana and its various communities. Ability to read and understand basic statistical analysis necessary in the constructing of reports.

Preferred Qualifications

Grant writing experience.

Working Conditions / Demands

The Director makes decisions autonomously, with very little need to check with or seek approval from the Vice Chancellor. The Director assigns duties and responsibilities to the DEI office assistant and graduate student employee. For example, the Director approves and controls the expenditures associated with each affinity group, SREB Scholars supported by DEI, various summer programs, etc., without requiring approval from the VC. Basic computer skills and knowledge of statistical analysis. Ability to drive to multiple meetings off campus with community and business leaders. The Director attends various DEI programs and initiatives, often in the evening and on weekends.

Work Location

Indianapolis, Indiana

Job Classification

Salary Plan: PAE

Salary Grade: 4SA

FLSA: Exempt

Posting Disclaimer

This posting is scheduled to close at 12:01am EST on the advertised Close Date. This posting may be closed at any time at the discretion of the University, but it will remain open for a minimum of 5 business days. To guarantee full consideration, please submit your application within 5 business days of the Posted Date.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status. Indiana University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs and activities, including employment and admission, as required by Title IX. Questions or complaints regarding Title IX may be referred to the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights or the university Title IX Coordinator. See Indiana University’s Notice of Non-Discrimination here which includes contact information.

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