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Massachusetts Institute of Technology Director for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Director for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

  • Job Number: 19352

  • Functional Area: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

  • Department: VP for Research

  • School Area: VP Research

  • Employment Type: Full-Time

  • Employment Category: Exempt

  • Visa Sponsorship Available: No

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    Working at MIT offers opportunities, an environment, a culture – and benefits – that just aren’t found together anywhere else. If you’re curious, motivated, want to be part of a unique community, and help shape the future – then take a look at this opportunity.

    Information on MIT’s COVID-19 vaccination requirement can be found at the bottom of this posting.

DIRECTOR FOR DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION (DEI), Office of the Vice President for Research (VPR), to serve in a new position in support of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) on behalf of the MIT research community, the VPR departments, labs, and centers (DLCs), the postdoctoral community, and related areas. Will advise the vice president for research, lab directors, and others in the Office of the VPR on matters related to DEI; define strategic priorities and develop and implement policies to advance the area’s commitment to DEI; collaborate on the development and implementation of programs and activities to increase diversity and inclusivity in the VPR DLCs; provide leadership in recruitment and retention efforts for underrepresented staff, postdocs, and faculty; use qualitative and quantitative data to assess and advance the achievement of goals in the VPR DEI plan; identify, implement, and communicate evidence-based best practices to ensure long-term institutional excellence through DEI; and work with Institute leadership, including the Institute Community and Equity Office (ICEO), the Office of the Provost, MIT Human Resources, and others across MIT on DEI. A full description is available at .

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: bachelor’s degree (advanced degree preferred); at least seven years’ experience in DEI; excellent oral and written communication skills, specifically related to communicating with a variety of internal/external stakeholders about DEI; demonstrated track record of handling change management in a decentralized academic environment; extensive knowledge of DEI and cultural competency programs, training, and best practices, specifically related to higher education; and ability to work collaboratively and to handle sensitive and interpersonally-complex situations with good judgment. Job #19352-13

In addition to applying online via the MIT website, all inquiries, nominations/referrals, and resumes with cover letters should be sent electronically and in confidence to Keight Tucker Kennedy, Partner, Isaacson, Miller at