Director of Diversity Equity & Inclusion
The Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is a newly created position responsible for the development of campus-wide strategy designed to ensure that LSU Alexandria is meeting the needs of faculty, staff, and students while adhering to the core mission and vision of the Diversity and Inclusion Strategic Roadmap. The successful candidate is expected to educate and influence the campus community on matters of diversity, equity and inclusion; serve as the EEO officer; and design, coordinate and implement programs in alignment with the university-wide directive to ensure diversity, equity and respect for all employees.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Develop and implement short-term and long-range diversity programming, including the assessment of such programs and services.
• Utilize assessment data to drive decisions impacting the university, including faculty and student recruitment, development, engagement, and retention.
• Work directly with search committees to ensure best practices are followed in sourcing, interviewing, hiring, and orientating new team members.
• Develop and implement diversity initiatives that increase the support, retention, matriculation, and graduation of students at LSUA, especially under-represented (minority) students.
• Serve as a liaison with Colleges, Departments, and professional units, to create strategies to support recruitment and retention efforts for employee and student diversity.
• Create and implement communication strategies for trainings, web resources (internal and external audiences), and distribution of materials to support diversity, inclusion, and equity among various populations.
• Maintain strong collaborative working relationships with key leaders throughout the community to foster mentoring relationships with students and collaborative relationships with faculty and staff
• Compile annual diversity report card by collecting data to assess institutional effectiveness at achieving diverse and inclusive environment.
• Promote anti-discrimination philosophy while educating the campus about the effects of various forms of discrimination.
• Serve as a first point of contact for student, faculty, and staff grievances regarding discrimination counseling.
• As EEO/AA Coordinator, this individual will be responsible for creating and promoting a workforce culture of equity and inclusion, ensuring compliance with all federal and state anti-discriminatory laws and regulations.


QUALIFICATIONS:
• 4-7 years working in change management, with preference given to applicants with experience in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.
• Master’s degree preferred in business, public administration, human resources management, organizational behavior, psychology, or related field.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including strong public speaking and presentation skills which are essential for success in this role
• Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints.
• Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups, and/or other University employees.
• Ability to negotiate and defuse conflict.
• Self-motivator, independent, cooperative, flexible, creative.

HOURS: Eight (8) hours per day, Monday –Friday 40 hours a week. Additional hours worked as needed.

Application Instructions:
Please attach a Resume/CV, a cover letter, 3 references and unofficial transcripts. Official transcripts will be required upon hire.


To apply and see full job responsibilities and requirements, please visit https://lsu.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/LSU/job/LSU---Alexandria/Director-of-Diversity--Equity-and-Inclusion_R00051143

Additional Information
Position Type: Employee
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Contact Information
June Guillory
juneg@lsua.edu
Louisiana State University at Alexandria
8100 Hwy 71 South
Alexandria, 71302
3184274419