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University of Massachusetts Amherst Assistant Dean for Inclusion and Engagement in Amherst, Massachusetts

Assistant Dean for Inclusion and Engagement

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Work type: Staff Full Time

Location: UMass Amherst

Department:Dean's Office

Union:Non-Unit Exempt

Categories: Diversity & Inclusion

About UMass Amherst

UMass Amherst, the Commonwealth's flagship campus, is a nationally ranked public research university offering a full range of undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. The University sits on nearly 1,450-acres in the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, and offers a rich cultural environment in a bucolic setting close to major urban centers. In addition, the University is part of the Five Colleges (including Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, and Smith College), which adds to the intellectual energy of the region.

Job Description:

Assistant Dean of Inclusion and Engagement, Graduate School

The Graduate School ( Office of Inclusion and Engagement seeks an Assistant Dean to begin January 2021.

Reporting to the Dean of the Graduate School, the Assistant Dean for Inclusion and Engagement will work with administrators, faculty, graduate students and staff to develop and oversee programs that promote diversity, inclusion and engagement at all stages of graduate education. The Assistant Dean will serve as the director of the Graduate School's diversity programs in STEM and non-STEM fields, coordinating recruiting efforts with college-level administrators and other institutions; coordinating diversity fellowship nomination, review and selection processes; programming and attending events for fellowship recipients. The Assistant Dean will be responsible for collaborating with the Graduate School's Office of Professional Development and other campus partners to develop programming that promotes graduate student leadership across the disciplines and supports student efforts to communicate their research to academic and non-academic audiences. The Assistant Dean will work closely with the Dean of the Graduate School to identify areas for programming expansion and will also participate in the review and assessment of current programs. Candidates for this position must have strong interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively with top administrators as well as with students. Candidates should be knowledgeable about best practices for promoting diversity and inclusion in graduate education and should be comfortable overseeing program budgets. The Assistant Dean will join a highly collaborative leadership team and will be responsible for representing the Graduate School with strategic internal and external partners. Infrequently, this position will require night or weekend work and travel as well as access to a vehicle.


Minimum Qualifications:

Master’s Degree with at least one year of experience at an academic institution in which the candidate employed best practices to promote diversity and inclusive mentoring in graduate education. Strong organizational, interpersonal, and communications skills, with demonstrated effective leadership skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

PhD. Experience supervising diversity-related programs at an academic institution.

Additional Information:

This is a non-unit staff position and salary is commensurate with education and experience.

Application Instructions:

Candidates should submit a CV, cover letter, and contact information for three professional references. Review of applications will begin on December 18, 2020 and may continue until a suitable candidate pool has been identified.

UMass Amherst is committed to a policy of equal opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military status, or genetic information in employment, admission to and participation in academic programs, activities, and services, and the selection of vendors who provide services or products to the University. To fulfill that policy, UMass Amherst is further committed to a program of affirmative action to eliminate or mitigate artificial barriers and to increase opportunities for the recruitment and advancement of qualified minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and covered veterans. It is the policy of the UMass Amherst to comply with the applicable federal and state statutes, rules, and regulations concerning equal opportunity and affirmative action.

Advertised: Nov 25 2020 Eastern Standard Time

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