University of Nevada, Reno - Diversity & Inclusion
Location: Reno, Nevada
Type: Full Time
Education, Training, Library
Internal Number: R0126686
The University of Nevada, Reno invites applications for the Diversity & Inclusion Program Development Specialist. Working in close collaboration with the University’s Diversity and Inclusion Officer, the Program Development Specialist focuses in diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) research, data analysis and program development to assess and continue to guide the university’s best practices of inclusive excellence, cultural sensitivity and equity, in support of diverse faculty, students and staff. The Specialist engages with multiple university constituencies through outreach, educational efforts that include workshops and trainings to strengthen the University’s commitment to DEI, as well as its democratic, civic engagement. The Specialist also interacts with faculty and staff-affinity groups and diversity committees, as well as other community groups, to document evolving issues and longstanding needs of underrepresented groups to assess and propose actions that evolve from collective planning. Finally, the Specialist will be particularly engaged in the planning, coordinating and execution of the annual Northern Nevada Diversity Summit.
The successful candidate will have advanced computer skills; advanced project management expertise; analytical and problem-solving skills, inclusive of quantitative and qualitative inquiry; proven experience working with a broad spectrum of publics, as well as demonstrated ability to work collaboratively, in a team-oriented work-setting.
Bachelor's Degree and three (3) years OR Master's Degree and two (2) years of related work experience.
Related Experience: Program development and implementation, data analysis, diversity, equity and inclusion training curricula, and research work on diversity and inclusion.
Master's Degree and three (3) years of related experience.
The total compensation package includes a negotiable competitive salary, moving allowance (if applicable), a rich retirement plan, health insurance options that include dental and vision, life insurance, long-term disability, thirty (30) days of sick leave provided upon start date and two (2) days of sick leave accrued per full month after the first year of service, two (2) days of annual leave accrued each full month, along with many other benefits. Additionally, there is a grant-in-aid educational benefit for faculty and dependents. For more information, please visit: UNR Benefits
Faculty Dual Career Assistance Program
The University of Nevada, Reno recognizes the importance of addressing dual-career couples’ professional needs. We offer a dual career assistance program to newly hired faculty spouses/partners that provides resources and assists them to identify career opportunities in Northern Nevada. Dual Career Assistance Program
Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) represents the University's commitment to realize and sustain a diverse, inclusive and welcoming environment for all University community members, including students, faculty, faculty colleagues and alumni. D&I works closely with academic and administrative units to attract, advance and retain a diverse faculty to strengthen academic excellence. For more information, please visit: https://www.unr.edu/diversity
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Attach the following attachments to your application
2) Cover Letter
3) Contact Information for Three Professional References
4) Please write a brief statement (one page maximum) about how you would contribute toward our mission of creating a culturally inclusive environment in the role for which you are applying.
This posting is open until filled
Qualified individuals are encouraged to apply immediately. This search will close without notice when a sufficient number of applications are received or a hiring decision has been made.
About University of Nevada, Reno - Diversity & Inclusion
The University of Nevada, Reno, is a public research university that is committed to the promise of a future powered by knowledge. Nevada’s historic land-grant university founded in 1874, the University serves 20,000 students. The University is a comprehensive, doctoral university, classified as an R1 institution with very high research activity by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education and also earned the Carnegie Community Engagement classification. More than $800 million in advanced labs, residence halls and facilities has been invested on campus since 2009. It is home to the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine and Wolf Pack Athletics, maintains a statewide outreach mission and presence through programs such as the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, Nevada Agricultural Experiment Station, Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology, Small Business Development Center, Nevada Seismological Laboratory.
The University’s main campus is located in Reno, Nevada, immediately adjacent a vibrant and growing downtown region, and has a satellite campus in south Reno. Currently underway is the acquisition of a 20 acres residential campus at Lake Tahoe wh...ich will complement the University’s presence in each of Nevada’s 17 counties. The University is part of the Nevada System of Higher Education, which includes two research universities, one state college, four community colleges and an environmental research institute, and endeavors to create and develop strong partnerships with each institution. Through a commitment to world-improving research, student success and outreach benefiting the communities and businesses of Nevada, the University has impact across the state and around the world.
Located where the Sierra Nevada meets the high desert of the Great Basin, the University’s verdant, 290-acre main campus is a 45-minute drive from scenic Lake Tahoe. Today, the University delivers on its land-grant mission of access to education and knowledge by investing in the academics, facilities, support, engagement and vibrant campus life that promote our diverse students’ cognitive growth and academic achievement — all while remaining one of the best values in American higher education, according to both Forbes and Money magazines (2018). The University is ranked in the top tier of National Universities by U.S. News & World Report and in the top tier of the WSJ/Times Higher Education World University Rankings.
The University of Nevada, Reno recognizes that diversity promotes excellence in education and research. We are an inclusive and engaged community and recognize the added value that students, faculty, and staff from different backgrounds bring to the educational experience.
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