Doane University
  • Crete, NE, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time
  • Administration & Staff

Doane University is a mission-driven institution offering work/life balance and a competitive benefits package. Doane is an inspired and unique community committed to the liberal arts. We empower and encourage students, faculty, and staff to seize opportunities, take healthy well-calculated risks, and achieve excellence as they define it.

Doane University, a world class liberal arts university, is accepting applications for a Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Specialist. We are looking for someone who demonstrates belief in Doane University's mission and Division of DEI values: authenticity, compassion, courage, curiosity, impact, integrity, justice, and relationships. Success in this role requires a deep sense of commitment to our students, faculty, and staff and a genuine excitement in supporting stakeholders in achieving their goals in a team-based environment.

The successful candidate will work with the Doane community - students, faculty, staff, alumni, trustees, and university partners-to expand organizational capacity to develop, implement, and support evidence-based strategies that drive diversity, equity, inclusion, belonging, retention, and engagement.

In this role your responsibilities will include:

  • Cross campus collaboration and consultation
  • Training, education, and programming
  • Title IX compliance oversight

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Minimum of 3 years working directly in a diversity, equity and inclusion role
  • Experience working with people during high conflict situations
  • Experience developing, implementing, and evaluating strategic plans and curricula

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's degree and/or other advanced degree strongly preferred
  • Experience in Title IX compliance
  • Professional experience conducting investigations
  • Experience with quantitative and qualitative research methods

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Knowledge of a broad range of emerging diversity, equity, and inclusion theories, issues, models, identity and background dimensions, and practices
  • Knowledge of state and federal policies focused on addressing discriminatory practices, including Title VI and Title VII and other applicable laws and regulations is preferred
  • Strong competencies in prioritization and organization, and measuring progress among various initiatives
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and written and verbal communication

Proven abilities needed for success:

  • Ability to lead diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts in complex organizations
  • Ability to work with a multi-stakeholder community of students, faculty, staff, trustees, alumni, and community members
  • Ability to lead, collaborate, problem solve, and inspire individuals with differing interests and perspectives
  • Ability to handle confidential and sensitive situations and matters with diplomacy and sound judgment
  • Ability to deliver culturally responsive presentations and trainings in an engaging manner
  • Ability to celebrate progress and stay resilient during challenging situations

We offer top-notch benefits:

  • Health, dental, and vision insurance; 403b retirement plan with employer matching contributions
  • Free admission to Doane University events
  • Discounts through Apple, Verizon Wireless, and more!
  • We encourage our employees to take advantage of a Doane education with tuition benefits for undergraduate and graduate programs. Employees' dependents can receive tuition benefits in our undergraduate programs too.
  • A mission-driven institution. With a singular direction and focus, Doane handles its business strategically. You'll see the difference of working for a purpose-driven organization that knows where it's going and where it will take your career.

Doane University actively works to create and sustain a welcoming learning community for all members to fulfill their potential, belong, feel valued, and make meaningful contributions to the university. Doane University is an equal opportunity employer and seeks candidates who reflect the diversity of our society.

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