Associate Director, Community and Events - Academy for Diversity and Inclusion

Washington University in St. Louis - St. Louis, MO4.1

Full-time
Job Type/Schedule

This position is full-time and works approximately 37.5 hours per week.

Department Name/Job Location

This position is in the Academy for Diversity and Inclusion. This position is for the Danforth Campus.

Essential Functions

POSITION SUMMARY:
The charge of the Academy is to be the primary vehicle for shifting climate and culture on all of the University’s campuses with a focus on staff and faculty. As a core service of the University and a new initiative, employees of the Academy must be creative, flexible, strategic and strong communicators who can work well with people from all backgrounds as well as departments of different sizes and focuses across the institution. Thinking and planning at a systems level, multi-tasking, building relationships, and representing the Academy both internally and externally are daily expectations. Ideal candidates are experienced in navigating complex organizations, identifying patterns and opportunities for evolution, and have held a leadership role in a new initiative within an existing structure.

This position is the Academy point person for developing infrastructure for and supporting signature diversity, equity, and inclusion related events that fall under the umbrella of the Academy as well as internal and external community projects/initiatives related to diversity, equity, and inclusion. This person will also lead the development of infrastructure for and also serve as liaison to staff and faculty cultural, shared interest, and affinity groups. The ideal candidate has the ability to take a systems approach in support of programmatic activities and is adept at public speaking, presentation and strategy development.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Develop and maintain an infrastructure to support staff and faculty cultural, shared interest, and affinity groups
Understand, build upon and coordinate with existing cultural, shared interest, and affinity group structures and activities
Scope, coordinate and manage resources necessary to support infrastructure and implement cultural, shared interest, and affinity group support and/or programming
Develop, articulate and maintain infrastructure goals, values, processes, etc.
Identify infrastructure success metrics
Develop infrastructure feedback mechanism
Regular evaluation and management of infrastructure
Develop and maintain an infrastructure to support Academy community partnerships
Understand, build upon and coordinate with existing processes and infrastructure built for University relationships with external partners (Gephardt Institute, Chancellor’s Office, Provost’s Office and other departments as necessary)
Develop, articulate and maintain infrastructure goals, values, processes, etc.
Identify infrastructure success metrics
Develop infrastructure feedback mechanism
Regular evaluation and management of infrastructure
Develop and maintain an infrastructure to support University-wide signature events
Understand, build upon and coordinate with existing processes and infrastructure built for University-wide signature events
Develop, articulate and maintain infrastructure goals, values, processes, etc.
Identify infrastructure success metrics
Develop infrastructure feedback mechanism
Regular evaluation and management of infrastructure
Writing, message development, meetings, facilitation and other forms of communication as necessary to support affinity group, partnership and event infrastructure
Descriptions, registration logistics and follow up
Relevant and necessary materials, emails, resource lists
Regular updates, reports, key milestones and deliverables
Budget and cost updates
Coordination with Academy
Input, direction and strategy on how specific focus area supports overall Academy goals
Coordination, collaboration and alignment with other Academy activities and focus areas
Regular department meetings
Perform other duties as assigned

Small office setting, computer work, infrequent need to move light boxes of office and kitchen supplies, and regular travel around and between the university’s multiple campuses and to off-campus meetings. Occasional tight time frame for completion of duties due to multiple calls, inquiries and program targets.

Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree.
Five years’ professional experience with demonstrated experience in group or project management, events, community partnerships, implementing and/or managing programs or related areas.
Ability to travel around and between the university’s multiple campuses and to off-campus meetings.
Ability to work occasional tight time frame for completion of duties due to multiple calls, inquiries and program targets.

Preferred Qualifications

Seven or more years of related experience, particularly in the areas of group or project strategy and management, large-scale collaborative events, or community partnerships; experience working toward diversity, equity and inclusion goals within an organization; experience in an educational environment a plus
Highly organized and detail-oriented
Interpersonal skills, sensitivity to and ability to navigate group and organizational dynamics
Advanced verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills
Advanced knowledge of the mechanics of change management in relationship to diversity, equity and inclusion goals
Ability to communicate complex ideas clearly
Comfort with cost estimates, managing budgets
Complex reasoning and critical thinking abilities
Working knowledge of general office equipment, computers, calculator; proficient in MS Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint; strong working knowledge of digital communication platforms
Ability to design, plan and manage multiple projects with minimal supervision and meet deadlines

Salary Range

The hiring range for this position is $65,559 - $85,293 annually.

Benefits

  • Retirement Savings Plan
  • 22 vacation days
  • 8 Paid Holidays
  • Sick Time
  • Tuition benefits for employee, spouse and dependent children
  • Free Metro Link/ Bus pass
  • Free Life Insurance
  • Health, Dental, Vision
  • Health Savings Accounts (HSA)
  • Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Flex Spending Plan
  • Other Benefits
Human Resources website (hr.wustl.edu)

Applicant Special Instructions

Please submit cover letter and resume as one dcoument with your application. In your cover letter, please address why this position is of interest; your understanding of the mechanics of working toward diversity, equity, and inclusion goals in an organization; and specific experience that matches job duties and skill sets mentioned in the job description.

Applications without cover letters will not be reviewed. You may upload a cover letter after submitting the application by going to "My Activities" and upoading the Document.

EOE Statement

Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.