Harvard's Office for Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging The Office for Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging (ODIB) facilitates the achievement of Harvard's EDIB goals by supporting strategic planning and execution, monitoring the implementation of the Campus' strategic diversity agenda, and helping to support the school, units, and central leadership in aligning offices and programs with the University's strategic priorities relative to Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging. ODIB guides Harvard's culture toward inclusive excellence by convening stakeholders, serving as a catalyst for strategic efforts, analyzing University-level progress, optimizing investments, and facilitating University-wide coordination. These efforts, working with stakeholders and partners across the institution, seeks to exponentially grow the impact of diversity, inclusion and belonging (DIB) work across Harvard. Visit ODIB's website, https://dib.harvard.edu/ for more information.
Position Summary Reporting to the Senior Director of Administration and Operations, with a dotted line to the Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, this position is a highly collaborative role that will organize, support, and implement anti-racism, diversity, inclusion, and equity initiatives, programming, and community engagement opportunities across campus in support of achieving ODIB and Harvard's diversity, equity, and inclusion goals. This role will be responsible for working with School/Unit DIB leadership on project/program planning, developing new DIB community engagement initiatives, and implementation of the projects and initiatives within their portfolio.
Plan, manage and coordinate high-quality EDI initiatives, efforts, and programming ensuring they align with the vision and mission of the ODIB
Working with the CDIO and Senior Director, develop and lead ODIB's community engagement and programming strategy in collaboration with DIB Leadership, campus partners, stakeholders, and DIB Committees, including maintaining ODIB signature initiatives such as the Community dialogue series and other annual campus-wide engagement opportunities
Administer the annual Harvard Culture Lab Innovation Grant funding process— awarding grants to pilot ideas that seek to advance a culture of belonging and build a community of EDI innovators across campus.
Partner with team members from within ODIB, DIB leadership, and campus stakeholders to deliver impactful engagement initiatives in support of ODIB's cultural change efforts.
Support planning (including agenda setting and staffing) for DIB Leadership Councils and partner with campus DIB leads to encouraging support for diversity, inclusion, equity, and belonging across the community.
Work with the CDIO and Senior Director to identify and organize internal organizations, communities of practice, stakeholders, and subject matter specialists to partner, provide guidance on best practices, and enhance EDI initiatives across campus.
Coordinate and plan diversity and inclusion community engagement events, including logistics, marketing, and evaluation.
Work with partners within ODIB to support ad hoc training/facilitation requests from across campus (schools, units, departments, allies, and affiliates)
Functions, as needed, as a subject matter expert or project lead; may facilitate programs/training in collaboration with partners in ODIB and across campus.
Contributes to web content, marketing collateral, social media platforms, partnering with ODIB Outreach and Engagement Officer on community engagement initiatives
PLEASE NOTE: During the current period of Covid-19 related restrictions, this position may start as a remote position, with the transition to onsite in Cambridge when the office reopens.
We continue to monitor the evolving COVID-19 and the lifting of restrictions. We appreciate your understanding and flexibility with our interview process. We will be conducting interviews virtually for selected candidates until further notice.
DEI Commitment Statement ODIB views diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging as the pathway to achieving inclusive excellence and fostering a campus culture where everyone can thrive. Our community is made of students, staff, faculty, and postdoctoral researchers who draw from a dynamic range of backgrounds to contribute to the pursuit of our common goals. The work and well-being of ODIB are strengthened by the diversity of our network and our differences in background, culture, experience, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, race, ethnicity, age, ability, political views, veteran status, and more. We actively seek and welcome people of color, women, persons with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTQIA, and those who are at the intersections of these identities, from across the spectrum of disciplines and methods to join us. Together, we strive to create an environment that values diversity, promotes an inclusive culture, and establishes a profound sense of belonging for each member of our community.
Salary Grade: 058
Union: 00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary
Candidates MUST meet the following basic qualifications in order to be considered for this role:
Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience required
Minimum of seven years of relevant experience
Demonstrated experience in project management and developing new programs, particularly EDI community engagement initiatives
Strong verbal and written skills to communicate effectively with others across all levels; excellent interpersonal skills
Ability to interact professionally and build capacity among colleagues from culturally diverse backgrounds and in different project settings.
Strong computer skills, and knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint), and knowledge of and/or ability to quickly learn virtual platforms (e.g., WebEx, BB Collaborate, Zoom, Qualtrics, etc.).Ability to work in a collaborative team environment
Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced, demanding, and complex work environment, with the ability to carry out multiple complex assignments and adapt to changing situations and priorities.
Ability to work in a collaborative team environment
Able to anticipate stakeholders' needs and deliver high levels of customer service
Demonstrated passion for and commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion and belonging work
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Internal Number: 54338BR
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