The University of Rhode Island — Assistant Dean of Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Initiatives (UCAS) – #SF01479


Reporting directly to the Dean of University College for Academic Success (UCAS) with a dotted reporting line to the Vice President of Community, Equity, and Diversity; build a vibrant culture of JEDI and social belonging for all members of the UCAS community. Responsible for working in collaboration with UCAS’s leadership team, JEDI Committee, and the URI Office of Community, Equity, and Diversity (CED) to develop, align, and/or integrate a range of new and existing initiatives, policies and procedures into a cohesive platform that will foster a more inclusive, welcoming, supportive, and diverse higher education community within UCAS. Ensure integration of JEDI/anti-racism principles and priorities regarding academic success in all facets of UCAS’s strategic plan, creating pathways and access to higher education for historically marginalized and underrepresented groups. Provide strategic leadership, oversight, and vision to help guide the UCAS community in expanding and extending the values of JEDI and anti-racism through broad engagement of students, faculty, staff, partners, and alumni.

Visit the URI jobs website at: to apply and view more complete details for job posting (SF01479). 

Please attach the following 4 (PDF) documents to your online Employment Application:

  1. Cover letter.
  2. Resume.
  3. “Other Document – References” – the names and contact information of three professional references (pdf doc)
  4. “Other Document” – One-page statement addressing Demonstrated experience and dedication to integrating issues of inclusion, equity, and social justice in your work.

The search will remain open until the position has been filled. First consideration will be given to applications received by January 18, 2023. Second consideration may be given to applications received by February 1, 2023. Applications received subsequent to second consideration date (February 1, 2023) may not be given full consideration.

Applications must be submitted online only.

The University of Rhode Island is an AA/EEOD employer. Women, persons of color, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other protected groups are encouraged to apply.