Massachusetts Institute of Technology — Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Specialist

MIT seeks a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Specialist to collaborate on advancing a diverse, equitable, and inclusive culture in the departments of Biological Engineering, Chemical Engineering, and Materials Science and Engineering.  Will research, design, and implement best practices that strengthen inclusivity–across race, gender/gender identity, disabilities, sexual orientation, nationality, ethnicity, social class, and religion–among faculty, students, and staff; work with each department’s DEI committee and department head to facilitate the development and/or implementation of DEI strategic plans, evaluate progress, and update as needed; serve on DEI committees; disseminate and share best practices; create policy; collaborate on implementing and evaluating programs, education activities, and convenings; provide feedback on existing programs; and establish and strengthen community ties through engagement with student and staff diversity groups.

A full description is available at https://deis.mit.edu/docshare/DEI-Specialist-Job-full.pdf.

Required Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Five years of professional work experience.
  • Demonstrated track record leading DEI efforts in higher education.
  • Understanding of social justice, the dynamics of power and privilege, and social identities.
  • Evidence of strategic and tactical thinking about DEI and ability to scale projects to achieve maximum impact.
  • Knowledge of non-quantitative metrics, including understanding of data culture and biases embedded in data collection processes/analysis; knowledge of federal, state,and local laws/regulations/guidelines related to affirmative action and civil rights enforcement.
  • Knowledge of community organization.
  • Experience working with students/staff/faculty to create DEI events and facilitate learning opportunities.
  • Excellent organizational, analytical, problem-solving, consultation, presentation, meeting design, facilitation, and oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and collaborate across teams.
  • Experience with successful change and project management.

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • A master’s or doctoral degree with coursework in higher education administration, human resources, social justice, or cultural diversity.

Interested candidates may apply online at https://hr.mit.edu/careers. Please reference job number 19356.

MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. 

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin. MIT’s full policy on nondiscrimination can be found at https://policies.mit.edu/policies-procedures/90-relations-and-responsibilities-within-mit-community/92-nondiscrimination.

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