The Assistant Dean of Community and Inclusion leads ongoing efforts and envisions new directions for growth at the School of Forestry & Environmental Studies in the areas of community, inclusion and diversity. The Assistant Dean will support efforts to further the School's mission to be an organization that is relevant, inclusive and responsive to all people ensuring that we can think, act, and engage most effectively with the wide breadth of environmental challenges. The incumbent with a demonstrated passion and commitment to the environmental field reports to the Dean of the School and is responsible for working collaboratively across the School's administrative leadership team and faculty, in addition to with key partners across the university and externally. The Assistant Dean for Community and Inclusion will supervise a part-time professional staff member dedicated to supporting work in this area, as well as mentor and collaborate with the Director of Enrollment Management and Diversity Initiatives. The Assistant Dean will lead efforts to (1) increase the diversity of students, staff and faculty (recruitment and retention); (2) infuse core values of diversity, inclusion and equity into the education, research, practice and outreach activities of the School; and (3) promote a cohesive community within the School around its strategic mission and goals.
Posting Position Title: Assistant Dean, Program (FES)
University Job Title: Assistant Dean of Community and Inclusion
Work Week: Standard (M-F equal number of hours per day)
Required Skill/ability 1: Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (written and oral), evidencing the ability and desire to connect and build productive relationships with students, staff, and faculty of the Yale F&ES community.
Required Skill/ability 2: Demonstrated knowledge of and engagement with current trends in literature/scholarship regarding diversity, inclusion, and equity.
Required Skill/ability 3: Demonstrated ability in fostering inclusive and equitable communities through advocacy, collaboration, development, and empowerment.
Required Skill/ability 4: Extensive experience in program development, resource creation, strategic planning, and workshop facilitation for diversity and inclusion initiatives.
Required Skill/ability 5:
Preferred Education, Experience and Skills: 1. Earned PhD/EdD – or similar. 2. Administrative experience and/or experience implementing inclusion and diversity efforts in the environmental field preferred.
Required Licenses Or Certifications:
1. Master's degree in related field and a minimum of eight years of progressively responsible experience in either educational administration or related corporate roles with direct experience in one or more of: admissions, recruitment, or diversity programming. 2. Experience working with and/or serving diverse populations. 3. Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.
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