The Manager, Diversity and Inclusion is an essential member of the Center for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Berklee College of Music. Reporting directly to the Assistant Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion, the Manager develops and implements programs and initiatives in support of advancing knowledge, conversation, and practice that are directly connected to the college’s strategic initiative of Inclusion. The Manager will be charged with developing a strategy that advances the college’s goal of being an even more inclusive campus community through the development and implementation of a comprehensive prevention and education strategy that addresses campus climate and culture. This position serves as the first point of contact for the Employee Resources Groups, Identity-based student clubs and organizations, and serves as a planning member of the Summer Success Initiative.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Develop and Implement a program and service strategy for the Center for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.
Develop and implement a strategy to address key areas of campus climate and culture identified through the campus climate survey.
In partnership with the Marketing and Communications department, develop a strategy to share information regarding diversity, equity, and inclusion to the campus community through promotion materials, campaigns, publicity, and passive programming.
Work closely with the Employee Resource Groups to ensure appropriate support, training and resources are available.
In partnership with the Student Activities Center, serve as a primary resource to identity based student club and organizations.
Develop trainings and dialogues that promote diversity, equity, and inclusion, that specifically address macroaggression.
Develop a prevention and intervention strategy that addressing underrepresented/underserved populations within the campus community.
Strong knowledge of assessment in order to evaluate campus climate data, and therefore address climate concerns.
Work in collaboration with various departments in the division of Student Affairs, Diversity, and Inclusion and across the campus community to advance knowledge and understanding of diversity related topics.
Develop and deliver trainings and presentations to advance Orientation, and various student leader programs (Resident Assistants, Orientation Leaders, Student Academic Mentors)
Work in collaboration with Human Resources, specifically the Talent Manager in training search committees to be inclusive. In addition, develop a strategy with the Talent Manager to cultivate a diverse pool of candidates for all open roles with the college.
Serve as a mentor and advocate for students, providing support and connecting them with the many resources available at the campus.
Serve as the campus liaison in anticipating and providing constructive responses to challenging student and community issues.
Serve as a consultant to the Admissions Committee
Serve as a consultant to the Career Center.
Provide support to the Valencia Campus as it relates to diversity and inclusion initiatives.
Work collaboratively with various campus partners in the development and implementation of bias-free University policies and procedures.
Responsible for search, hiring and supervision of student employees and office volunteers (should we have the coordinator and student assistants report to this person)
WORK ENVIRONMENT: Berklee College of Music is a highly diverse, private institution with approximately 4,500 traditional full time students, 6,000 online students and 1,400 employees
The mission of Berklee College of Music is to educate, train, and develop students to excel in music as a career. Developing the musicianship of all our students is the foundation of our curriculum. We believe that the lessons and qualities derived from that work?the self-discipline needed for excellence, the empathy required of music making and the openness and inquisitiveness essential to creati...vity?are critical to achievement in any pursuit, musical or otherwise; and that music is a powerful catalyst for personal growth, which is central to any collegiate experience. Founded on jazz and popular music rooted in the African cultural diaspora, our comprehensive curriculum is distinctly contemporary in its content and approach, and embraces the principal musical movements of our time. Through a course of scholarly and practical learning experiences integrating performance and writing, our curriculum covers the variety of influential styles, relevant technologies, and career opportunities open to today's music professional.