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Associate Dean of Diversity & Inclusion - School of Arts and Sciences
Tufts University

Date Posted Jun. 4, 2021
Title Associate Dean of Diversity & Inclusion - School of Arts and Sciences
University Tufts University
Medford\/Somerville, MA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Associate/Assistant Dean
  • Multicultural Affairs/Diversity

Associate Dean of Diversity & Inclusion – School of Arts and Sciences – (21001418)


The Division of Student Diversity and Inclusion is comprised of six identity Centers; Africana, Asian American, FIRST, LGBT, Latinx and Women’s, centered around creating inclusive community, equity, justice and collective action. A seventh center to serve Indigenous and Native American students is in planning. The Division serves as a resource for all undergraduate and graduate students interested in thinking about social identities and the ways they impact our lives and the world. The Division offers students opportunities for events, discussion and leadership on issues of identity and social justice.

Reporting to the Dean of Arts, Sciences and the Dean of Engineering, the Associate Dean of Student Diversity and Inclusion works as part of a network of support to raise the profile of diversity and inclusion at Tufts and to enhance and provide services to students, faculty and staff, goals that are shared by AS&E. The Associate Dean leads the Division of Student Diversity and Inclusion to supervise the center directors and to strategize about ways to better support students on the Medford and Fenway campuses around identity development, diversity, and equity. The Associate Dean works with the leaders of the student facing Divisions in Arts, Sciences & Engineering to integrate diversity, equity and inclusion across a student’s experience from matriculation to graduation. The Associate Dean of Diversity and Inclusion also works in collaboration with the other Assistant and Associate deans of Diversity and Inclusion to provide leadership and strategic visioning for the Schools of Arts, Sciences and Engineering. DEIJ Strategic Plans in the two schools were issued in 2020-21, and the Associate Dean will be deeply involved in the implementation of these plans. The Associate Dean also may serve as a mediator and counselor when conflicts arise on campus.


Basic Requirements:

Knowledge and experience typically acquired by:

Master’s degree
Deep demonstrated knowledge in DEI topics, including current research, national trends, and current theory as evidenced by leading DEI initiatives and programing across multiple schools/departments/units.
4 to 6 years of relevant experience in student affairs, student-facing university programs, and/or supporting traditional college age students.
Superior organizational skills; excellent critical thinking and problem-solving skills; excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills.
Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects/tasks with thorough attention to detail and consistency; ability to set and attain goals while working both collaboratively and independently on various projects.
Experience successfully addressing campus climate issues through co-curricular student-focused programs a plus.
Preferred Qualifications:

Experience working with young adults/adolescents, families, faculty, senior administration, and staff members within a similar higher education setting is strongly preferred.
Experience supporting innovative student leadership initiatives and developing thoughtful student-faculty-administrative programs preferred.

An employee in this position must complete all appropriate background checks at the time of hire, promotion, or transfer.

Equal Opportunity Employer – minority/females/veterans/disability/sexual orientation/gender identity.

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