Massachusetts Institute of Technology Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Officer in Cambridge, Massachusetts
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Officer
Job Number: 19023
Functional Area: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Department: Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
School Area: Engineering
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.
DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION (DEI) OFFICER, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS), to develop a diverse and inclusive culture and bring knowledge from the field of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) to promote best practices in the department. Will design and implement outreach activities to attract and retain a diverse population of students and faculty; promote a diverse and inclusive culture within the department; and work with internal/external partners to develop tools, resources, and a range of solutions to grow this culture. Responsibilities include working with faculty, the leadership giving officer, and EECS' senior leadership to raise the financial resources needed to effectively recruit a diverse population of students and faculty and create an inclusive environment; working with the EECS community to implement best practices that strengthen inclusion around race, gender, disabilities, sexuality, nationality, social class, and religion; working with the faculty equity officers and relevant committees/task forces to define EECS’ community values, develop and implement plans of action to promote DEI, and assess and report on the outcomes; and assisting with creating policy, identifying the needed resources, and implementing the resulting actions.
REQUIRED: bachelor’s degree; at least five years’ professional work experience with a track record of leading DEI efforts in higher education; demonstrated evidence of strategic and tactical thinking about diversity and inclusion and scaling projects to achieve maximum impact; knowledge of laws/regulations/guidelines related to affirmative action and civil rights enforcement; excellent problem-solving, organizational, analytical, and oral and written communication skills; and ability to collaborative across teams and manage multiple complex projects. PREFERRED: master’s degree or doctorate with coursework in higher education administration, human resources, social justice, or cultural diversity. Job #19023-9 10/14/20