Equity and Inclusion Administrative Fellowship at Harvard University Faculty of Arts and Sciences. This is a one-year term position, to begin in September 2021 and end in August 2022. The position will report to the Associate Dean for Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DIB), the Equity and Inclusion (E&I) Administrative Fellow will be responsible for the implementation of the FAS Office of DIB’s equity engagement strategy, advising on policies and structures for the entire FAS community.
The E&I Administrative Fellowship position at Harvard University will gather data from the local level and conduct a needs assessment to inform the development of the equity engagement strategy. The E&I Administrative Fellow will also plan, recommend, and implement training for the Equity Coordinators, providing oversight and guidance for their work. Candidates at this Administrative Fellowship at Harvard University will do the following duties
- Conduct a comprehensive study of the equity engagement strategy to support the FAS in responding to incidents of harassment, discrimination, and bias-related matters.
- Oversees the Equity Coordinators (who will be appointed by School Deans), providing training and holding regular meetings.
- Provide coaching, best practices, and support for departmental reviews of culture and climate (i.e., facilitate dialogues, discussions, training; develop workshops, slide decks, etc.).
- Develop departmental data analysis, report findings, and recommendations to measure institutional effectiveness of the equity engagement strategy.
- Assist in the development, coordination, and documentation of equity practices to ensure compliance with government regulations.
- Bachelor’s degree required with a minimum of 7 years professional experience OR an advanced degree with 5+ years of professional experience in a related field required.
- Experience with diversity and/or inclusion and belonging efforts in large organizations, non-profits or academic institutions.
Additional Qualifications and Skills
- Master’s and/or doctoral degrees in related fields preferred (e.g., higher education administration, law, student affairs, counseling).
- Preferred prior work experience within an academic setting in the areas of DEI, Compliance, Ombudsman training, counseling, student affairs, or gender studies.
- Experience in establishing objectives, leading training, event planning, logistics, and strong oral and written presentation skills.
- Demonstrated success building effective partnerships, credibility, rapport, and trust with stakeholders at all levels.
- Knowledge of assessment and evaluation methods is preferred.
- Demonstrated experience transitioning projects from the “start-up” phase to enduring projects.
Harvard University is a private Ivy League research university in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The university has ten academic faculties plus the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. Arts and Sciences offer to study in a wide range of academic disciplines for undergraduates and for graduates, while the other faculties offer only graduate degrees, mostly professional. Harvard’s alumni include eight U.S. presidents, 188 living billionaires, 369 Rhodes Scholars, and 252 Marshall Scholars.
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