Assistant Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Assistant Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Job ID: 2023-16647
# of Openings: 1
Category: Diversity and Inclusion
The Department of Computer Science seeks a seasoned professional for the inaugural Assistant Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion position. The incumbent will oversee DEI activities for one of the largest and fastest-growing undergraduate and graduate student programs at Princeton.
In close collaboration with the department’s Climate & Inclusion Committee and the SEAS Office of Diversity & Inclusion, this position will focus on the following priorities:
• Create a welcoming environment to foster inclusion, increase diversity, and ensure equity throughout the department.
• Broaden access and participation in the computer science field among undergraduate and graduate student populations.
• Build deep connections across campus with the University’s network of 70+ DEI professionals including colleagues in the Provost’s Office of Institutional Equity and the SEAS Office of Diversity and Inclusion to connect students to the breadth of DEI opportunities and resources available to students campus-wide.
• Collaborate with the Undergraduate Program Manager and Graduate Administrators to initiate and oversee diversity and outreach programs and initiatives to build a more diverse and inclusive community targeting both undergraduate and graduate student populations.
• Identify opportunities to support students from minoritized backgrounds in developing a sense of belonging and in accessing resources.
This professional will act as a critical resource to build a more diverse and inclusive department.
Programming & Student Support
• Manage internal fellowships in consultation with various University offices.
• Manage recruitment and selection of candidates for the department’s pre-doctoral program. Provide ongoing programming and support to enrolled students.
• Revamp the department’s admissions processes for graduate students to identify candidates from minoritized backgrounds and ensure equity in the review and selection of students. Develop pipeline to master’s program.
• Create initiatives to support the development of CS students and recognize excellence.
• Serve as a resource to undergraduate and graduate students from minoritized backgrounds seeking guidance with DEI and identity issues.
Support Departmental Efforts to Broaden Participation
• Develop, implement and manage REU (Research Experience for Undergraduates) program.
• Represent the department at conferences such as the annual Grace Hopper Celebration and the ACM Richard Tapia Celebration.
• Collaborate with Engineering Communication Specialist to publicize department’s DEI initiatives and growth.
• Develop a departmental connection to professional organizations supporting minoritized groups in Computer Science.
• Host/coordinate DEI training for faculty members in consultation with the Provost’s Office of Institutional Equity & Diversity.
• Serve as a resource to faculty members on DEI issues through the Climate & Inclusion Committee.
• Develop strong relationships and collaborate with the University Data Office and Provost’s Office of Institutional Equity & Diversity to gather data on undergraduate and graduate student engagement to share with key stakeholders.
• Actively participate in LEAP (Diversifying Leadership in the Professoriate) Alliance through meeting attendance, data provision and adoption of intervention strategies.
• Bachelor’s degree required.
• 3 – 5 years of work experience with DEI initiatives.
• Documented experience and track record of success working with DEI initiatives in higher education.
• Excellent listening, interpersonal and communication skills; an ability to interact with Princeton’s diverse community of students, faculty, researchers and staff.
• Strong presentation skills.
• Strong managerial skills – this professional may supervise one or more staff to support with DEI programming.
• Creative project management skills – ability to conceptualize and execute initiatives and programs with minimal direction.
• Must be adept at fostering strong relationships across campus, building collaborations, and developing networks (both internally at Princeton and externally).
• Ability to thrive in a fast-paced academic department.
• Must be approachable and able to connect well with students. Comfort navigating difficult situations with students and providing support and consultation.
• High degree of professionalism and discretion, and ability to exercise judgment, tact, and diplomacy in handling sensitive information and situations.
• Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion principles.
• Ability to collect, analyze, interpret and report on quantitative and qualitative data.
• Occasional travel and evening work required.
• Master’s degree.
• Experience mentoring students and/or young professionals.
• Established network of DEI professional contacts.
• Knowledge of Princeton programs and systems a plus.
• Proficiency with statistics, research methods, computer-based reporting, data management, and data visualization tools.
• Strength in creating data visualizations to communicate analytics to key stakeholders.
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