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Stanford University has an immediate opening for the Director for Inclusion, Belonging and Intergroup Communication (IBIC) to provide strategy, vision and direction regarding diversity, inclusion, belonging and equity (DIBE) objectives impacting students as part of the division of student affairs. We seek candidates who can support the vision, mission and values of the Division of Student Affairs, and support Our Most Important Work.
Stanford University's Office for Inclusion, Belonging and Intergroup Communication works to build communication and understanding across difference. Our mission is to engage students and those who work with students in continuous learning and praxis toward social justice, liberation and a sense of belonging amongst the diverse members of the Stanford University community.
In this role you will liaise with senior management and cross-functional areas and work with critical stakeholders across campus to implement IBIC's vision and strategy. We are looking for someone who will collaborate, engage, and support the development and delivery of DIBE education for students, staff and faculty, with a focus on creating and sustaining impactful DIBE engagements across campus. This role will serve as a key campus leader helping to advance intersectional racial and social justice. This position will manage and develop four full-time staff and report to the Assistant Vice Provost for the Centers for Equity, Community, and Leadership.
Leading the IBIC Team
- Hire, develop and manage professional staff. Promote and support an environment of collaboration, dedication and continuous learning across the IBIC team.
- Devise an adaptive strategic vision for the office with a renewed focus on supporting students and student affairs staff. Ensure operational clarity and alignment.
- Oversee the work of the office such that processes and outcomes align with the IBIC Office Mission as well as VPSA's Our Most Important Work priorities.
Programming, Projects and Initiatives
- Create a suite of capacity-building opportunities offered at regular times during the year focused on integrative learning opportunities for students
- Design and manage diversity education programs offered to students and staff. This includes overseeing: the development, marketing and delivery of these programs, and collaborating with faculty and co-teaching intergroup communication courses.
- Partner with VPSA HR to offer a DIBE orientation for new Student Affairs staff.
- Manage strategic projects, aligned with campus and divisional DIBE priorities.
- Proactively develop and implement policies, plans, programs and activities that both educate and promote DIBE as core values of the institution.
- Develop long range planning and policy development for the department, including forecasting, planning, and managing the IBIC budget.
- Lead university- or division-wide initiatives and campaigns.
Division and University-level Responsibilities
- Serve as advisor to Assistant Vice Provost on programmatic and policy development.
- Represent Student Affairs, ICIL and department programs and initiatives at senior level meetings, conferences, and to both internal and external constituents.
- Assist senior leadership with the design of experiences and systems to ensure that students have equitable access to opportunity and engage students, faculty and staff in critical thinking and practice around identity, diversity and inclusiveness.
- Support university wide efforts to welcome students to campus, including New Student Orientation, by providing impactful DIBE programming and training.
To be successful in this role, you will bring:
- A Bachelor's degree and eight years of relevant experience, or a combination of education and relevant experience. Master's degree and experience in higher education/student affairs setting preferred.
- A deep understanding of and expertise in the issues of race, sexuality, gender, disability, indigeneity, class, intersectionality and the dynamics of difference, privilege and power.
- Demonstrated experience with and deep commitment to providing quality programming to students, faculty and staff representing diverse identities.
- The ability and willingness to engage with people with varying experience and knowledge of DIBE concepts and practices.
- Advanced communication skills to clearly and effectively communicate information to internal and external audiences, client groups and all levels of management.
- The ability to establish credibility and collaborate and work effectively with leaders of other offices across a complex university structure to develop an excellent student residential experience.
- Strong leadership, organizational and strategic planning/management skills.
- Demonstrated experience managing a team.
- Demonstrated experience with significant and complex budgetary/financial management.
- Able to work evenings and weekends, as needed.
- The university requires all staff to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and provide proof of vaccination prior to their start date, unless granted a medical or religious accommodation.
- This position is designated as hybrid, working onsite a minimum of 3 days per week.
How to Apply:
We invite you to apply for this position, please submit your resume and a one-page cover letter along with your online application.
Why Stanford is for You
Imagine a world without search engines or social platforms. Consider lives saved through first-ever organ transplants and research to cure illnesses. Stanford University has revolutionized the way we live and enrich the world. Supporting this mission is our diverse and dedicated 17,000 staff. We seek talent driven to impact the future of our legacy. Our culture and unique perks empower you with:
- Freedom to grow. We offer career development programs, tuition reimbursement, or audit a course. Join a TedTalk, film screening, or listen to a renowned author or global leader speak.
- A caring culture. We provide superb retirement plans, generous time-off, and family care resources.
- A healthier you. Climb our rock wall, or choose from hundreds of health or fitness classes at our world-class exercise facilities. We also provide excellent health care benefits.
- Discovery and fun. Stroll through historic sculptures, trails, and museums.
- Enviable resources. Enjoy free commuter programs, ridesharing incentives, discounts and more
The job duties listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification and are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary depending on department or program needs without changing the general nature and scope of the job or level of responsibility. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.
Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.
Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law