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Associate Director for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Employee Exper

Company: The University of Iowa
Location: Iowa City
Posted on: February 23, 2021

Job Description:

The Associate Director for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Employee Experience is responsible for partnering with Finance and Operations Human Resources & senior leaders to lead the development of the foundation, structure and action plan needed to build organizational and cultural change that support diversity, equity, inclusion (DEI) and the employee experience. The position will ensure alignment with university and organizational core values. The person in this role will lead the implementation of the plan and manage the change process necessary to improve diversity and inclusion results and operationalize the link between diversity, inclusion, and the employee experience. Duties will include:

  • Enhance leadership awareness, commitment, and accountability for employee experience and diversity, equity, and inclusion action plans across the organization in addition to efforts that advance our core values that impact employee engagement.
    • Proactively support the assessment and development of learning and recognition focused programs and initiatives to enhance the employee experience, ensure that the knowledge building needs of Finance and Operations are met, and better enable leaders to manage performance and professional development for their teams.
      • In partnership with Finance & Operation Human Resources, develop, implement, and evolve our division-wide DEI strategy in with key stakeholders and aligned to organization core values, goals and objectives, with focus in areas of recruitment, talent management, leadership development, learning & development, and retention that advances our overall employee experience.
        • Collaborate with campus partners and/or develop training programs with a D&I-focused curriculum to educate employees and leaders about unconscious bias and inclusion and diversity best practices and behaviors.
          • Maintain knowledge of current and emerging diversity and inclusion principles and best practices in both the public sector and private industry on diversity, inclusion, and employee engagement and recommends appropriate changes to programs, policies and/or practices. For a full job description, please send an e-mail to the contact listed below. About Finance & Operations Finance and Operations is a multifaceted organization providing services to the campus in the areas of business services, finance, public safety, and facilities. We have over 1,100 employees committed to serving the University community in a variety of ways. We strive for excellence to meet or exceed the expectations of University colleagues through continuous process improvement of our services, resources, and products. Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Finance and Operations is committed to fostering advancement and respect for equity, diversity, and inclusion for all staff. We strive to create a community that celebrates differences and lets individuality thrive. As part of this commitment, we actively value diversity in our workplace and learning environments as we seek to take advantage of the rich backgrounds and abilities of everyone. The diverse voices of our staff represent an invaluable resource for Finance and Operations in its efforts to fulfill its mission and strive to be an example of excellence in higher education. Qualifications Required:
            • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent related experience.
            • Professional experience (typically minimum of 3 years) in a leadership role, with specific responsibilities for leading strategic projects and/or programs.
            • Deep commitment to and demonstrated success discussing, integrating, and promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion throughout a complex and dynamic organization.
            • Demonstrable presentation skills to clearly convey complex messages to a range of audiences, to articulate points clearly and concisely, and to negotiate effectively with diverse stakeholders.
            • Demonstrable verbal and written communication, and interpersonal skills with the ability to work and communicate with a diverse group of individuals. Possesses organizational awareness and cross-cultural sensitivity.
            • Demonstrable ability to drive change: to transform, align and inspire across all levels within an organization.
            • Proven track record of facilitating organization-wide initiatives with multiple stakeholders.
            • Project management experience
            • Must have superior MS office skills including report development and presentation. Desired:
              • Continuous improvement attitude, the ability to suggest and implement best practices, and demonstrable cognizance of conceptual thinking skills.
              • Experience with engagement, survey, and employee input tools and technology.
              • Experience as a working professional managing a program or department in a large, complex organization.
              • Experience translating data and analytics to develop insights, drive decision-making, and measure impact.
              • Produce regular internal communications that promote initiatives, programming, events and progress as well as those that promote the overall employee experience. Job openings are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days and may be removed from posting and filled any time after the original posting period has ended. Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background check. Up to 5 professional references will be requested at a later step in the recruitment process. The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.
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