Reporting to the Associate Dean of Student Affairs, the Director of Equity, Inclusion, and Civic Engagement will serve a strategic leadership role in the Office of Student Affairs at Yale Divinity School (YDS), building upon and expanding current diversity initiatives while developing Programs and resources to foster greater inclusion and equity within the YDS community. The Director will facilitate programs and provide resources to foster an inclusive campus climate, develop multicultural competencies, and advocate and empower social and restorative justice practices. The incumbent will also liaise with other Yale University diversity offices and cultural centers to foster develop an integrated network of academic and social support for students of color at Yale Divinity School. The Director will also have significant responsibilities in cultivating relationships with local community constituents, leaders and organizations, and in developing initiatives to engage the YDS community in ethical practices of civic engagement, advocacy, and organizing.
Posting Position Title: Student Services Officer 4, Student Affairs
University Job Title: Director of Equity, Inclusion & Civic Engagement
Work Week: Standard (M-F equal number of hours per day)
Required Skill/ability 1: Extraordinary interpersonal and communication skills (written and oral), evidencing the ability and desire to connect empathetically and intellectually with student, staff and faculty constituents of the Yale Divinity School community.
Required Skill/ability 2: Demonstrated knowledge of and engagement with current trends in literature/scholarship regarding diversity, inclusion, and equity within an intersectional framework.
Required Skill/ability 3: Documented record of achievement 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 within academic communities.
Required Skill/ability 5: Knowledge of and experience working within divinity school and/or ecclesial communities.
Preferred Education, Experience and Skills: M.Div, MAR, or MA in related field. Prior experience serving as Director of Diversity or Chief Diversity Officer in academic setting. Experience developing and leading workshops on Diversity, Inclusion and Civic Engagement; and technological fluency in breadth of social media, presentation, survey, and multimedia platforms.
Required Licenses Or Certifications:
Bachelor's Degree in relevant field and five years of experience in admissions, registration, placement, financial aid, student counseling or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Yale University is an American private Ivy League research university located in New Haven, Connecticut. Founded in 1701 in the Colony of Connecticut, the university is the third-oldest institution of higher education in the United States.