Human Resources Manager (Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion)
Penn State University
Reporting to the Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations, and serving as a member of his senior leadership team and the central operating group (COG), the Director for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) will provide leadership and strategic direction to a wide range of DEI initiatives in the Division of Development and Alumni Relations (DDAR). Duties will involve management of daily and long-term activities, including: Developing and executing strategies to improve the diversity of the division’s staff and the inclusiveness of the DDAR working environment, and the metrics to demonstrate success in those endeavors; implementing strategies to recruit and retain individuals from diverse backgrounds to work with DDAR; formalizing a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in DDAR; facilitating DDAR’s partnership with the CASE development residency program; improving the cultural competence of DDAR staff; advising the Vice President on division-wide issues, opportunities, and challenges through energetic participation on both COG and the senior leadership team; working with staff and volunteers to implement strategies allowing for the more effective solicitation of - and service to - an increasingly diverse alumni and donor population. The successful candidate will have a proven record of leadership in, and demonstrated commitment to, working with diverse and under-represented groups. Strong written and oral communication skills are required. Knowledge and experience working in complex organizations, higher education institutions, and/or development and alumni relations operations is advantageous. This individual should have or develop a working knowledge of state and federal laws and current best practices associated with DEI. They must be able to work independently across multiple units to champion a variety of initiatives at the same time. This job will be filled as a level 2, or level 3, depending upon the successful candidate's competencies, education, and experience. Typically requires a Bachelor's degree or higher plus six years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience for a level 2. Additional experience and/or education and competencies are required for higher level jobs. This is a fixed-term appointment funded for one year from the date of hire with excellent possibility of re-funding.
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