Princeton University — Associate Dean for Access, Diversity, and Inclusion

Princeton University, The Graduate School | Associate Dean for Access, Diversity, and Inclusion
Princeton, NJ

Reporting to the Dean of the Graduate School, the Associate Dean for Access, Diversity, and Inclusion will have primary responsibility for planning, implementation, and assessment of the School’s goals related to access, diversity, and inclusion of the graduate student body as outlined in the 2013 Report of the Trustee Ad Hoc Committee on Diversity. The Associate Dean will partner with multiple constituencies within the Graduate School and with colleagues in the Office of the Provost, academic departments and programs, and beyond, to promote Princeton as an institution in which diversity and inclusion are core intellectual values. This individual will seek to increase the access, retention, and success of students that have been historically underrepresented or marginalized in graduate education, including racial and ethnic minorities, women, first-generation students, low-income students, LGBT students, people with disabilities, veterans, and others. The Associate Dean works with a dedicated team including the following direct reports: Assistant Dean for Access, Diversity, & Inclusion in the Natural Sciences; Assistant Dean for Access, Diversity, and Inclusion in the Humanities and Social Sciences; Diversity & Inclusion Coordinator; and Assistant Director of Diversity Initiatives.

The next Associate Dean’s responsibilities include the following:

Recruitment and retention of historically marginalized students
• Develop and implement plans, both strategic and operational, for the identification, tracking, and recruitment of individuals who will enhance the diversity of the graduate student population.
• Develop and implement a multi-level plan for recruitment for the entire Graduate School population, including partnering with external organizations and institutions.
• In advance of admission decisions, participate in the review of graduate student applications in partnership with academic departments.

Promotion of academic and career success through departmental partnerships, mentoring, and programming
• Support, track, and monitor retention and completion. Serve as an advisor to current students and student groups.
• Partner with academic affairs staff within the Graduate School and academic departments and programs on issues related to advising, academic achievement, degree completion, and placement.
• Partner with the professional development staff within the Graduate School and academic departments and programs on issues related to training and career outcomes.

Support the achievement of the Graduate School’s and the broader university’s DEI goals
• Develop, implement, and maintain methodologies to assess efforts within the Graduate School and its departments/programs with regards to diversity and inclusion. Collect, track, analyze, and present data related to diversity initiatives and climate; provide feedback to faculty, staff and students on the effectiveness of the School’s efforts; monitor national trends and seek benchmarks for success; and make suggestions for continued improvement.
• Serve as the principal liaison between the Office of the Provost and the Graduate School on topics and initiatives relevant to access, diversity, and inclusion.
• Work with colleagues in the Graduate School and across academic departments to create sustainable programming that provides opportunities for education, mentoring, training, and social engagement. Collaboratively partner with units within the Office of the Dean of the College and the Vice President for Campus Life.

Ensure the success of the ADI Team
• Manage a high-performing, dedicated team of five to ensure that all diversity and inclusion activities are carried out in a manner consistent with the School’s internal policies and goals.
• Oversee a budget that supports a broad range of diversity and inclusion programs and activities, including relevant student organizations. Responsible for prudent financial management including fiscal planning, analysis of expenditures, and reporting.

Manage key internal and external relationships in representing Princeton
• Represent Princeton with key national organizations including the Leadership Alliance, GEM, and other organizations whose work closely aligns with the goals of the Associate Dean’s portfolio.
• Engage with prospective applicants, alumni, faculty members, community members, and staff as a visible and accessible member of the Graduate School senior staff.
• As a member of the Dean’s senior staff, support other Graduate School initiatives and programs, both operational and strategic, at the direction of the Dean of the Graduate School.

The compensation range for this position is negotiable and begins at $150,000 with a generous benefits package designed to support physical, mental, and financial wellness.

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