Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Penn State University
Penn State University Police and Public Safety (UPPS) is in search of a Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion to be part of the department’s leadership team. In this newly added position, the ideal candidate will be committed to developing overall diversity, equity and inclusion programming for UPPS and to serving the community of Penn State students, faculty, and staff across 22 campus locations. Candidates will be working for a world-class university that is committed to the safety and security of all members of the Penn State community that also offers its employees a full benefits package that includes a 75-percent tuition discount for employees and their family members. The Director will focus on the development and implementation of internal training and programming for the UPPS department, external outreach and community building, and diversity recruitment. Responsibilities will include but are not limited to providing overall direction and guidance, planning, policy input, strategic communication and technical and internal support for University Police and Public Safety around Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion initiatives; Serving on internal university committees, including the Finance and Business Strategic Priority Team on Advancing Diversity and Inclusion; representing the UPPS department on external committees in the community such as Community and Campus in Unity (CCU); acting as the liaison between UPPS and concerned public or committees; identifying training needs around Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for police officers, staff members and UPPS leadership across the Commonwealth, developing and implementing communications, programming, and training strategies to support the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion message; and engaging with employees to impact the campuses and communities they serve across the Commonwealth. 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. The successful candidate should be interested and committed in serving the diverse community of students, faculty, and staff across 22 campus locations; have experience leading diversity and inclusion initiatives, community relations, and training; possess a genuine appreciation for fostering diversity and equal opportunity; the ability to work independently and cooperatively with various levels of administrators, faculty and staff; have superior verbal and written communication skills, excellent judgment and organization skills, a demonstrated experience as a collaborator who inspires confidence and trust; have excellent organizational skills, experience in program development, and a demonstrated experience promoting dialogue among students, faculty, and staff as well as with community members, and proven ability to inspire and nurture a climate of inclusiveness, collegiality, and shared responsibility. Working out of Happy Valley, the Director will find no shortage of things to do in their free time with a developing downtown that offers festivals, farmers markets and other family-friendly events along with a fusion of locally-owned and familiar chain dining options. The area also offers locally owned breweries and wineries; a concert and performance venue, the Bryce Jordan Center, which hosts the biggest performers from all genres; and an airport with direct flights to Chicago, Detroit, Orlando, Philadelphia, and Washington D.C. The area also offers a high-quality local school district with one of the best high schools in Pennsylvania, according to U.S. News and World Report. During it all, the director will be surrounded by the Rothrock State Forest and Appalachian Mountain range, which proudly boasts hiking, skiing and biking opportunities, not to mention a beautiful view.
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