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Program Director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion and Alumni Engagement

University of Notre Dame

This is a Contract position in Las Vegas, NV posted August 2, 2022.

Program Director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion and Alumni Engagement University of Notre Dame The University of Notre Dame ( ) is accepting applications for a Program Director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion and Alumni Engagement .

Applications will be accepted until 8/8/2022.

Position Description: The new Program Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and Alumni Engagement will support the mission of the School of Architecture (SoA) to foster a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment that allows all members of the School to thrive.

The position will report to the Dean or his/her designee and will also serve as a liaison to the University’s diversity and inclusion resources, initiatives, and programs as well as other University departments, offices, and supporting services.

The Program Director will lead the continued development of strategies and implementation of proactive initiatives in furtherance of the School’s DEI statement of intentions and goals, including but not limited to: Improve the culture of the School, so it will be a more welcoming and supportive place for all members of the SoA community; Strengthen the School’s degree programs and curricula to be more accessible to and supportive of students from all demographic backgrounds and life experiences; Support the identification, recruitment, ongoing support, and successful graduation of a diverse student cohort at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and Support the identification, recruitment, and professional flourishing of a diverse cohort of faculty and staff members in the School.

Ongoing communications and engagement with Architecture alumni broadly.

The Program Director will work closely with senior leadership, faculty, staff, and students in the SoA, industry collaborators, alumni, professional organizations, and other academic units on or outside of the Notre Dame campus, including SoA colleagues in the Rome Studies Program.

Notre Dame’s architecture curriculum is unique in its focus on traditional architecture and urbanism and in its dedication to principles that encourage community, a sense of place, and a built environment designed at a human scale.

The School is firmly committed to its pedagogy and recognizes that incorporating strategies for diversity, equity, and inclusion will only strengthen it and make it more meaningful, accessible, and relevant to addressing society’s most pressing issues and challenges.

The School offers academic degrees at both the undergraduate and graduate level, with the unique experience of required curriculum taught in Rome.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities: DEI Programming Build relationships with University individuals and offices providing DEI resources to increase awareness of programs on campus to better assist our diverse population at the SoA.

Help create, organize, and conduct training workshops and meetings relevant to the DEI goals of the School for members of the SoA and others, including external workshops.

When appropriate, the Program Director will represent the School in relevant meetings.

Identify and implement best practices for inclusive excellence
– on an ongoing basis and as an integral part of the School’s next strategic plan
– in all aspects of the School in pursuit of the success and flourishing of the School’s faculty, staff, and students, on both the South Bend and Rome campuses.

Serve on the DEI working group of faculty, staff, and students that leads the continued development of the School’s DEI initiatives and efforts, as evidenced in the School’s Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Statement of Intentions.

Recruitment & Retention Activities Help create, conduct, and organize outreach and recruitment activities that can aid in diversifying the student, faculty, and staff bodies within the School.

In partnership with senior leadership, help create, update, and maintain a streamlined process for new hire communication across the School, and ongoing review and updating of onboarding presentations for new faculty and staff.

Data Collection, Metrics, and Reports Develop evaluation tools, collect data, and establish metrics to measure progress and promote continuous assessment and improvement of the School’s DEI efforts.

Assist in developing appropriate documentation on the School’s DEI activities and resources as required for National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) review and reporting.

External Engagement Serve as the primary liaison to the School’s Commission on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, an advisory group of diverse alumni and friends of the School.

Organize and facilitate biannual meetings of the Commission, including regular communications, meeting agendas and minutes, key deliverables, and follow-up action items.

Strengthen existing and build new relationships with outside professional organizations and other key partners to expand the School’s network and solicit new ideas on DEI initiatives.

Represent the SoA for purposes of networking and recruitment at the annual meeting of the National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA).

Administrative Management and Coordination Manage administrative aspects tied to DEI initiatives as delineated above.

Coordinate with School and campus partners to ensure that the logistics, budgets, and communications related to these activities are effectively implemented and conducted, executing the relevant day-to-day administrative tasks providing support for School goals and events surrounding DEI.

Alumni Engagement Lead engagement, outreach, and communications with all School of Architecture alumni, inclusive of the broad spectrum of backgrounds, experiences, and interests.

Minimum Qualifications: REQUIRED: Bachelor’s Degree
– open to any degree discipline.

7 years experience Subject matter expertise in DEI.

Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills, especially as it relates to communicating to a variety of internal and external stakeholders about DEI.

Entrepreneurial, self-starter who is able to work both independently and as an integral part of cross-disciplinary teams.

Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues and leaders across the School of Architecture and the University.

Willingness to work occasional evenings and weekends for DEI related programming, workshops, and/or activities.

Preferred Qualifications: PREFERRED: Master’s degree.

Prior DEI experience in an academic environment or relevant, transferable skills and experience from outside of higher education (e.g.

institutional, corporate, design/allied industries, etc.).

Direct experience engaging senior leadership for a minimum of 3 years.

Background or interest in architecture and design.

International exposure and/or experience.

ABOUT NOTRE DAME: The University of Notre Dame, founded in 1842 by Rev.

Edward F.

Sorin, C.S.C., of the Congregation of Holy Cross, is an independent, national Catholic university located in Notre Dame, Ind.

For the fifth consecutive year, the University of Notre Dame has received Honor Roll distinctions as one of the top 10 higher education workplaces in the country in the Chronicle of Higher Education’s annual “Great Colleges to Work For” surveyand we are proud of it This appointment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check.

Applicants will be asked to identify all felony convictions and/or pending felony charges.

Felony convictions do not automatically bar an individual from employment.

Each case will be examined separately to determine the appropriateness of employment in the particular position.

Failure to be forthcoming or dishonesty with respect to felony disclosures can result in the disqualification of a candidate.

The full procedure can be viewed at

Equal Opportunity Employment Statement The University of Notre Dame seeks to attract, develop, and retain the highest quality faculty, staff and administration.

The University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to building a culturally diverse workplace.

We strongly encourage applications from female and minority candidates and those candidates attracted to a university with a Catholic identity.

Moreover, Notre Dame prohibits discrimination against veterans or disabled qualified individuals, and requires affirmative action by covered contractors to employ and advance veterans and qualified individuals with disabilities in compliance with 41 CFR 60-741.5(a) and 41 CFR 60-300.5(a).

APPLICATION PROCESS: Please apply online at to Job S23031 .

For additional information about working at the University of Notre Dame and various benefits available to employees, please visit .

The University of Notre Dame supports the needs of dual career couples and has a Dual Career Assistance Program in place to assist relocating spouses and significant others with their job search.