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Executive Director of Campus Culture & Climate

Bradley University

Bradley University

People & HR
Peoria, IL, USA
Posted on Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Position Summary:

The Executive Director for the Office of DEI Training and Assessment is a 12-month management position within newly formed division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, and will report to the inaugural Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. The Executive Director will provide strategic leadership for developing and implementing a comprehensive training and assessment protocol to advance a culturally competent Bradley University. These training and assessment initiatives are critical to support Bradley University’s first strategic goal – Ensuring a Welcoming, Caring, Diverse, and Inclusive Bradley University.

The incumbent will be expected to develop a comprehensive schedule of relevant, timely, and effective training for the students, faculty, and staff members of Bradley University. This includes preparing, conducting, and evaluating training activities and related initiatives. Further, the Executive Director will develop content, participant materials, and follow-up activities to ensure that training is ongoing, and remains relevant to meet the outcomes of the university strategic plan. Finally, related to training, the Executive Director will work with university leadership to develop critical policies for student and employee training – both required and optional.

The Executive Director will work collaboratively with Bradley University Offices of Inclusive Excellence, Institutional Excellence, Sponsored Research, and other university officials to collect, analyze, and interpret data related to DEI, including graduation, hiring, retention, promotion, persistence, and other areas critical to students and employees belonging to historically excluded populations (race, ethnicity, low-SES, gender, orientation, identity, religion, caste, etc.), and develop related trainings. The Executive Director will collaborate with faculty, staff, students, and administrators to design and implement programs and interventions that continuously assess campus climate as a whole, and within specific populations (e.g. – minority student satisfaction, employee satisfaction, communities of practice, etc.).

This is a new position to Bradley University, and the incumbent will work with the Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion to identify specific needs, opportunities, and related divisional goals.

The Executive Director will be expected to provide leadership in the following areas:

  • Diversity, equity, and inclusion trainings/workshops (50%)
  • Strategic Planning and Assessment (10%)
  • Collaboration with academic and non-academic units (20%)
  • Serve on university committees (10%)
  • Other duties as assigned by the Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (10%)

Required Education: Master’s Degree (Education, Education Statistics, Counseling, or related field) required

Required Knowledge and Experiences:

  • Minimum of three to five years developing comprehensive training in the support and advocacy of constituents belonging to historically excluded, disadvantaged, and or marginalized populations
  • Experience delivering DEI trainings in various formats, including classrooms, one-on-one sessions, group sessions, in-person and/or virtual, etc.
  • Experience with survey design and data analysis
  • An obsession with details, including identifying gaps and must have impeccable follow-through
  • Experience determining realistic timelines to address identified training needs
  • Experience drafting workshops and training reports, summaries, and highlights, for internal and external utilization
  • Demonstrated understanding of quantitative and qualitative research methods, and using these methods to assess culture and/or climate
  • Experience utilizing institutional data to develop strategy to enhance outcomes related to diversity, equity, and inclusion – both for students and employees
  • Evidence of developed partnerships and collaborative initiatives within a university setting
  • Demonstrated experience with the development of strategic, assessment and training plans – department and university-wide
  • Willingness to offer trainings, workshops, and other programmatic during weekend and evening hours

Special Instructions for Applicants:

Applicants for the position of Executive Director for the Office of Campus Culture and Climate will be required to submit a one-page diversity statement that speaks to his/her/their commitment to the principles of diversity, equity, inclusion, social justice, and how they plan to use data to contribute to the goal of ensuring a welcoming, caring, diverse, and inclusive Bradley University.

Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and complete contact information for a minimum of three professional references with telephone numbers. Please submit all materials at the time of initial application.

Employment with Bradley University is contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check. This position is not eligible for visa sponsorship.

Bradley University is a top-ranked, private university in Peoria, Illinois, offering nearly 6,000 undergraduate and graduate students’ opportunities, choices, and resources to build their futures. Innovation, action, and collaboration drive Bradley students to generate ideas and create solutions that remake the world around them. Our comprehensive array of undergraduate and graduate academic programs includes business, communications, education, engineering, fine arts, health sciences, liberal arts and sciences, and technology.

Bradley University offers a competitive benefits package including health, dental, vision, life and disability coverages, FSA, HSA, and retirement plan options. Bradley also offers significant higher education cost savings for employees and dependents through the Tuition Remission program.

Bradley University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The administration, faculty and staff are committed to attracting qualified candidates from underrepresented groups.