Bryn Mawr College — Associate Dean for Equity, Inclusion, and Community Life

Bryn Mawr College has an opening for an Associate Dean for Equity, Inclusion, and Community Life.

Located in metropolitan Philadelphia, Bryn Mawr College is a distinguished liberal arts college with a student body of 1,300 undergraduates as well as 350 graduate students in programs in social work, humanities, and science.  An historically women’s college, we are a diverse and international community who shares an intense commitment to intellectual inquiry and a desire to make meaningful contributions to the world.  The College is committed to social justice, civic engagement, and inclusion.

The Associate Dean for Equity, Inclusion and Community Life provides vision and direction to the Pensby Center for Diversity and Inclusion and is a key adviser to Dean of the Undergraduate College and leader in the college’s efforts to achieve its goals for diversity and inclusion in the liberal arts education experience. The Associate Dean is a campus community leader in building strategic relationships and developing signature initiatives to support an equitable and inclusive college community, represents the College to institutional partners in the Quaker Consortium, serves as the Title IX coordinator for the College, and as an adviser on the President’s Diversity Leadership Group.

Primary Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Lead the Pensby Center for Diversity and Inclusion and provide administrative and personnel management, budget planning, and oversight for its people, programs and services including:
    • Religious and spiritual life
    • Community Diversity Advisers
    • Student affinity (AMO) and cultural group relationship- building and advising
    • International Students and Scholars advising
    • Social justice education and programs and other programs that support learning across differences
    • Program delivery and administrative support
  • Maintain important College partnerships to achieve the College’s equity and inclusion goals, e.g., Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship, Posse Foundation scholars.
  • Coordinate the College’s Title IX program including training for students, faculty, and staff on Title IX policy, receive complaints, and coordination with other campus departments, including Campus Safety, counseling, medical services, and peer support to provide responsive services to survivors of sexual harm.
  • Collaborate with colleagues college-wide including Deans, Residential Life and Student Activities and Orientation directors in the training, engagement and ongoing work of the all-student Dorm Leadership Team, particularly the Community Diversity Assistants.
  • Collaborate with campus colleagues to bridge differences and resolve conflicts.
  • Offer wise advice and demonstrate excellent judgment in intergroup or interpersonal relationships, particularly when they involve members of the College community including students, faculty, staff, and alumnae/i.

Other Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Takes leadership role in planning and presentation of annual events sponsored by The Pensby Center.
  • Plan and implement an array of diversity and leadership seminars, workshops and other learning opportunities for first-year students.
  • Serve on the President’s Diversity Leadership Group.
  • Respond to campus crises and conflicts.
  • Performs other duties as agreed upon by the Dean of the Undergraduate College.

Skills, Abilities, Education and Experience:

  • Master’s degree required.
  • Minimum of five years direct experience working with undergraduates at a college or university, preferably in a student life/affairs setting.
  • Demonstrated success engaging and collaborating with people representing diverse backgrounds and experiences.
  • Ability to display sensitivity and discretion around challenging issues.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Superior organizational skills and well-developed attention to detail; ability to work in a complex, multi-dimensional environment.
  • Flexibility to work independently or as part of a team.
  • Willingness to take on new projects and duties as assigned.

Bryn Mawr College is accessible by both public transportation and major highways. We offer an excellent benefits package that includes generous time off and a 10% retirement contribution.

Review of applications will begin February 25, 2019.  Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references via Interfolio:

Bryn Mawr College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, age or disability in its employment practices.  We are committed to building a culturally diverse environment and welcome all applicants.