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Associate Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer

Company: Harvard University
Location: Cambridge
Posted on: November 20, 2023

Job Description:

Associate Chief Diversity and Inclusion OfficerUniversity Administration63128BRJob SummaryHarvard University is seeking an experienced individual to lead the development of a campus-wide Office for Community Conduct. This new office will support the ongoing implementation of non-discrimination and anti-bullying policies and procedures across the University.

The incumbent will be charged with coordinating and executing a comprehensive plan to support the implementation of non-discrimination and anti-bullying policies and procedures across the Harvard University ecosystem. The incumbent will lead efforts to identify necessary resources, systematize policy-related data gathering and reporting, and lead community-facing initiatives to raise visibility and understanding of policies and procedures. The individual in the role will serve as resident subject matter expert for the university and its schools and units, actively guiding efforts to investigate and ultimately resolve bullying and discrimination cases via complete informal resolution and formal investigative processes. The incumbent will work in close collaboration with numerous campus partners, including the Office for Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging, Office of the President & Provost, Office for Dispute Resolution, Office for Gender Equity, University Disability Resources, Office of Faculty Development and Diversity, Human Resources, Office of the General Counsel, School leadership, and locally designated resources.

The Associate Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer will lead the development of capacity building to effectively serve the Harvard community on all discrimination and bullying-related matters. In partnership with campus entities, the incumbent will leverage existing resources and structures across the University and help support or fill gaps where needed. This position reports to the Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer.Position DescriptionResponsibilities

  • Develop and execute a comprehensive plan to support the integration of non-discrimination and anti-bullying policies and procedures across the Harvard University ecosystem
  • Provide support and consultation to school leadership and Central departments on non-discrimination and anti-bullying policies and procedures
  • Engage with University stakeholders to guide ongoing local efforts, particular emphasis on cultivating a community of practice and creating a shared culture of prevention amongst locally designated resources
  • Guide formal complaint procedures including case intake, case review, investigator assignment and investigation oversight
  • Work in close collaboration with the Office of Dispute Resolution investigatory team
  • Formulate templated, standardized statements, reporting, and determination documentation
  • Guide informal resolution efforts, when requested and when deemed appropriate
  • Guide appeals processes, sanctions, and remedial efforts
  • Navigate complex, potentially intersectional cases, coordinating with other offices as needed
  • Oversee the development of data-collection systems and measurement tools
  • Track data, analyze trends, formulate interventions, trainings, and awareness campaigns
  • Spearhead policy and process review phase envisioned at the conclusion of year two
  • Drive recommendations regarding updates, process improvements, and future policy direction
  • Coordinate with OEDIB team on the sharing of resources focused on communications, learning and development, research/evaluation and operations
  • Provide leadership oversight for the development, delivery, and execution of regular campus-wide, large-scale capacity building and training events, including the delivery of in-person, webinar, virtual, in-classroom, and/or blended training to maximize related learning goals across Harvard
  • Responsible for the research and development of related legal trends and best practices from across higher education community
  • Identify opportunities for greater coordination and collaboration with key internal and external stakeholders including faculty, staff, students, administration, University community partners and OEDIB
  • Directly supervise staff, as needed, including administrative support
  • Support CDIO-driven strategic initiatives and projects
  • Other duties as assigned by the CDIOBasic QualificationsCandidates MUST meet the following basic qualifications in order to be considered for this role:
    • A minimum of ten years of relevant professional experience; a Ph.D. (or equivalent higher degree) or J.D. may count toward years of experience
    • Civil rights litigation background and higher education experience required
    • Experience as a leader and manager of professional staff
    • Significant demonstrated track record of successfully advancing civil rights, non-discrimination, anti-bullying and diversity, inclusion, and belonging in complex, mission-driven organizationsAdditional Qualifications and Skills
      • Ph.D. (or equivalent higher degree) and or J.D. preferred
      • Advanced knowledge of non-discrimination and anti-bullying practices and ability to identify and design effective procedures, communications, and supporting materials
      • Advanced knowledge in spearheading organizational development plans
      • Experience in assessing the effectiveness of procedures, emphasis on analytics and data-informed decision-making
      • Demonstrates agility in identifying and utilizing resources to generate a solution
      • Ability to interact professionally and build capacity among colleagues from diverse backgrounds across educational disciplines
      • Knowledge of higher education operations, human resources and services, and/or student support services/programs
      • Awareness of group dynamics and the ability to leverage dynamics and real-time dialogue to facilitate group learning and individual engagement
      • Ability to maintain poised, inclusive approach when facilitating difficult conversations
      • Excellent analytical, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills with attention to detail
      • Excellent writing and presentation skills, with experience communicating across a wide variety of audiences including different sizes, types of departments, and group composition
      • Strong computer skills, and knowledge of tracking and reporting technologies
      • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced, demanding, and complex work environment, with the ability to carry out multiple complex assignments and adapt to changing situations and priorities
      • Ability to work in a collaborative team environment
      • Capacity for flexibility and resilience when navigating ambiguity
      • Able to anticipate stakeholders' needs and deliver high levels of customer service
      • Demonstrated passion for and commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging workAdditional InformationPlease Note:
        Human Capital Consultants, LLC has been retained to manage this search. Well-Qualified and Interested Candidates should forward their Resumes / CVs to -Kevin Root at and Milton Hall at . They will acknowledge receipt and be in touch regarding your candidacy.

        Harvard University supports a hybrid workplace model which will actively support some remote work. Specific days and schedules for on-site work and remote work will be discussed during the interview process. Please note hybrid workers must reside in a state where Harvard is registered to do business (CA, CT, GA, IL, MA, MD, ME, NH, NJ, NY, RI, VA, VT, and WA). The health of our workforce is a priority for Harvard University. With that in mind, we strongly encourage all employees to be up to date on CDC-recommended vaccines.
        • Paid Time Off: 3-4 weeks of accrued vacation time per year (3 weeks for support staff and 4 weeks for administrative/professional staff), 12 accrued sick days per year, 12.5 holidays plus a Winter Recess in December/January, 3 personal days per year (prorated based on date of hire), and up to 12 weeks of paid leave for new parents who are primary care givers.
        • Health and Welfare: Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision benefits, disability and life insurance programs, along with voluntary benefits. Most coverage begins as of your start date.
        • Work/Life and Wellness: Child and elder/adult care resources including on campus childcare centers, Employee Assistance Program, and wellness programs related to stress management, nutrition, meditation, and more.
        • Retirement: University-funded retirement plan with contributions from 5% to 15% of eligible compensation, based on age and earnings with full vesting after 3 years of service.
        • Tuition Assistance Program: Competitive program including $40 per class at the Harvard Extension School and reduced tuition through other participating Harvard graduate schools.
        • Tuition Reimbursement: Program that provides 75% to 90% reimbursement up to $5,250 per calendar year for eligible courses taken at other accredited institutions.
        • Professional Development: Programs and classes at little or no cost, including through the Harvard Center for Workplace Development and LinkedIn Learning.
        • Commuting and Transportation: Various commuter options handled through the Parking Office, including discounted parking, half-priced public transportation passes and pre-tax transit passes, biking benefits, and more.
        • Harvard Facilities Access, Discounts and Perks: Access to Harvard athletic and fitness facilities, libraries, campus events, credit union, and more, as well as discounts to various types of services (legal, financial, etc.) and cultural and leisure activities throughout metro-Boston.Job FunctionGeneral AdministrationDepartment Office LocationUSA - MA - CambridgeJob Code361061 Administrative ManagerWork FormatHybrid (partially on-site, partially remote)Full time. Monday through Friday. 35 hours per week. -Commitment to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and BelongingHarvard University views equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging as the pathway to achieving inclusive excellence and fostering a campus culture where everyone can thrive. We strive to create a community that draws upon the widest possible pool of talent to unify excellence and diversity while fully embracing individuals from varied backgrounds, cultures, races, identities, life experiences, perspectives, beliefs, and values.EEO StatementWe are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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