Montana State University Senior Diversity and Inclusion Officer in Bozeman, Montana

Position Details

Position Information

Announcement Number STAFF - VA - 19003

For questions regarding this position, please contact:

Confidential inquiries, nominations, and application materials should be directed to:

Jan Greenwood or Betty Turner Asher

Greenwood/Asher & Associates, Inc.

42 Business Center Drive, Suite 206

Miramar Beach, FL 32550

Phone: 850.650.2277

Fax: 850.650.2272

jangreenwood@greenwoodsearch.com

bettyasher@greenwoodsearch.com

kevinbennett@greenwoodsearch.com

For a complete position profile and list of qualifications, please visit this site.

Classification Title Administrative Director

Working Title Senior Diversity and Inclusion Officer

Brief Position Overview

The Senior Diversity and Inclusion Officer will be responsible for leading and coordinating MSU’s progress towards diversity, equity and inclusion goals.

Position Number 4C0121 (MUS)

Department President's Office

Division President's Office

Appointment Type Professional

Contract Term Fiscal Year

Semester

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FLSA Exempt

Union Affiliation Exempt from Collective Bargaining

FTE 1.0

Benefits Eligible Eligible

Salary The salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Contract Type MUS

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Recruitment Type Open

Position Details

General Statement

Montana State University seeks a creative, collaborative, strategic and results-oriented leader to assume the new position of Senior Diversity and Inclusion Officer.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Serve on the President’s Executive Council and advise the President, Provost and senior University administrative officers on issues relating to University diversity and inclusion.

  • Advise University efforts to recruit and retain a diverse community of faculty, staff and students and to promote a culture of thriving and institutional commitment to inclusivity.

  • Provide vision, leadership, coordination and strategic planning for the design and implementation of an institution-wide framework to ensure diversity, equity and respect for all students, faculty, staff, alumni and visitors/guests.

  • Assume primary responsible for coordinating implementation of the University’s strategic plan and framework recommendations for diversity and inclusion in partnership with other units to ensure that diversity initiatives are aligned with the overall University’s strategic plan.

  • Develop, coordinate and lead institutional diversity council/s to promote institutional transformation and inclusive excellence across the institution.

  • Work with University leadership to advise retention and completion strategies for American Indian students and other under-represented and minority students.

  • Serve as the point of contact and lead campus coordinator for American Indian programs and services for other under-represented and minority students.

  • Design, facilitate, analyze and disseminate results of a campus climate assessment every 3-4 years.

  • Develop and analyze actionable, proactive metrics that support monitoring, needs analysis and strategic insights regarding diversity and inclusion trends.

  • Guide the development and implementation of strategies toward creating a diverse and equitable learning, research and work environment.

  • Promote a positive image and positive external relations for the University by working with University Communications to communicate and interact with city, state and other officials in matters related to University diversity efforts.

  • Represent the President, Provost and University in various community, state and regional activities designed to promote diversity at Montana State University and higher education in general.

  • Identify, develop, foster and maintain strong internal and external relationships for integrating diversity/inclusion initiatives that advance diversity-building partnerships in the community.

Required Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

  • An excellent command of contemporary diversity, equity, inclusion and multiculturalism concepts and issues in higher education.

  • Demonstrated ability to research, identify and implement best practices of diversity and inclusion.

  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively and collegially within a complex university system. with a wide range of constituencies both on and off campus.

  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills.

  • Successful record of leading and advancing diversity and cultural inclusion initiatives.

  • Proven experience in developing and implementing outreach efforts and programs.

  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in shared governance.

Preferred Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

  • PhD or terminal degree

The Successful Candidate Will

Position Special Requirements/Additional Information

This job description should not be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements, but a general description of the job. Nothing contained herein restricts Montana State University’s rights to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Physical Demands

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodations. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

This position has supervisory duties? No

Posting Detail Information

Number of Vacancies 1

Desired Start Date Upon completion of successful search

Position End Date (if temporary)

Open Date

Close Date

Applications will be:

Greenwood/Asher & Associates, Inc. is assisting Montana State University in the search. Initial screening of applications will begin immediately and continue until an appointment is made. For full consideration, materials should be provided by August 15, 2018.

Special Instructions

Confidential inquiries, nominations, and application materials should be directed to:

Jan Greenwood or Betty Turner Asher

Greenwood/Asher & Associates, Inc.

42 Business Center Drive, Suite 206

Miramar Beach, FL 32550

Phone: 850.650.2277

Fax: 850.650.2272

jangreenwood@greenwoodsearch.com

bettyasher@greenwoodsearch.com

kevinbennett@greenwoodsearch.com

For a complete position profile and list of qualifications, please visit this site.

Greenwood/Asher & Associates, Inc. is assisting Montana State University in the search. Initial screening of applications will begin immediately and continue until an appointment is made. For full consideration, materials should be provided by August 15, 2018. Application materials, based on the MSU vacancy announcement (www.montana.edu/jobs), should include a letter addressing how the candidate’s experiences match the position’s duties, responsibilities and qualifications; an academic curriculum vitae; and contact information for at least five references. Submission of materials as PDF attachments is strongly encouraged.

Individuals wishing to place names in nomination should submit electronically a letter of nomination to include the name, position, address and telephone number of the nominee.

Diversity Statement

Montana State University values diverse perspectives and is committed to continually supporting, promoting and building an inclusive and culturally diverse campus environment. MSU recognizes the importance of work-life integration and strives to be responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

Montana State University is committed to providing a working and learning environment free from discrimination. As such, the University does not discriminate in the admission, access to or conduct of its educational programs and activities nor in its employment policies and practices on the basis of an individual’s race, color, religion, national origin, creed, service in the uniformed services (as defined in state and federal law), veteran’s status, sex, age, political ideas, marital or family status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation. In support of the University’s mission to be inclusive and diverse, applications from qualified minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are highly encouraged.

Montana State University makes accommodation for any known disability that may interfere with an applicant’s ability to compete in the hiring process or an employee’s ability to perform the duties of the job. To request an accommodation, contact the Human Resources Office, PO Box 172520, Montana State University, Bozeman MT 59717-2520; 406-994-3651; recruitment@montana.edu .

In compliance with the Montana Veteran’s Employment Preference Act, MSU provides preference in employment to veterans, disabled veterans, and certain eligible relatives of veterans. To claim veteran’s preference please complete the veteran’s preference information located in the Demographics section of your profile.

MSU’s Non-Discrimination Policy and Discrimination Grievance Procedures can be located on the MSU Website: www2.montana.edu/policy/affirmative_action/ .