The Assistant Director, Diversity, Inclusion, and Student Engagement (AD) will create and implement critical diversity and inclusion initiatives at the Boston Conservatory at Berklee. The AD will also work collaboratively with the Diversity and Inclusion team in the Center for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (CDEI) to design and implement primarily student-focused diversity and inclusion programs, trainings, events, dialogues, and other initiatives. The AD has a dual report to the BCB Chief of Staff and the Associate Director for Diversity and Inclusion in CDEI. The AD will be a strong point of contact for students, through support with the planning and implementation of diversity programming ideas, student leadership development, and student identity-based organizations and groups. The AD will also work collaboratively with the team in CDEI and other institutional partners, to support the ongoing and emerging needs reflected in Berklee's DEI Framework, which addresses the following areas: campus climate; equity; inclusive and accessible campus; recruitment, hiring, promotion, and retention; student access, engagement, and success; and training, dialogue, and practice. The ideal candidate will demonstrate commitment to the mission of enhancing diversity and inclusion in a higher education setting, knowledge and appreciation of the world of the performing arts and the issues that face the industry, and a proven track record of successful programming in a creative environment.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Project management duties will include Conservatory specific DEI initiatives such as student mentoring, programming to address issues specific to a conservatory learning environment, international student support, student ambassadors program, resource to the Faculty Advisory Council, the Executive Director's Cabinet, and the Deans and Chairs.
Collaborate with the Diversity and Inclusion team in the Center for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion to support ongoing and emerging needs and initiatives reflected in Berklee's DEI Framework.
Design, coordinate, implement, and manage diversity and inclusion programs and events (particularly those with a student focus) across Berklee's learning environments.
Facilitate trainings, dialogues, information sessions that promote diversity and inclusion, particularly for students.
Support student identity-based organizations and leadership development.
Community engagement - collaborate with and serve as a resource to campus and external partners in support of the Conservatory's diversity, equity, and inclusion work.
Triage and respond to inquiries (particularly student-focused), including requests for program support and general inquiries.
Develop communication and messaging about diversity-related programs, events, and initiatives
MINIMUM JOB QUALIFICATIONS:
Bachelors degree required.
1 to 3 years professional work required, within a higher ed setting preferred.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND EXPERIENCE:
Knowledge and experience working with Diversity, Equity and Inclusion programs and strategies.
Experience working with students and student leaders in educational settings (this experience can include serving as a student leader).
Experience developing and facilitating diversity, equity, and inclusion programs and events within a higher education or related context.
Strong communication and writing skills (including facilitating meetings, presenting, and creating documents)
Demonstrated capacity for innovative, and creative thinking and problem solving in program development, implementation, and delivery.
Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and collegially with a wide variety of constituents across the institution and from diverse backgrounds.
Knowledge/appreciation of the performing arts and conservatory-style training a plus.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:
Demonstrated experience leading diversity and inclusion initiatives in higher education settings will be given preference. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with a variety of constituents. Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication and problem-solving skills. Ability to work independently and collaboratively with faculty and students is essential.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: N/A
This position is housed both at the Conservatory and the Center for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. This is a dual reporting role unique to this merged environment. This role and its responsibilities will be overseen by Assistant Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion and the BCB Chief of Staff at the Conservatory and managed by the Associate Director for Diversity and Inclusion. 50% of the time will be at the Conservatory working on strategic programming and 50% will be spent in the Center for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion working on student-focused diversity and inclusion initiatives, programs, and events, as well as supporting the implementation of Berklee's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Framework.
Applicants who are both interested and qualified should submit the following materials: * Cover letter that addresses the applicant's capabilities and experiences. * A resume or CV.
Currently enrolled Berklee students may not apply for staff or faculty positions.
The above information on this position description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by individuals within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. Requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate qualified individuals with disabilities. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an "at will" employment relationship.
External and internal applicants, as well as position incumbents who become disabled as defined under the Americans With Disabilities Act, must be able to perform the essential job functions (as listed) either unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation to be determined by management on a case-by-case basis.
Incomplete applications will not be considered. The position will remain open for applications until filled.
Berklee is committed to increasing the diversity of the college community and the curriculum. Candidates who can contribute to that goal are encouraged to apply and to identify their strengths in this area.
Employee Type: Staff
Internal Number: R0001870
About Berklee College of Music
The mission of Berklee College of Music is to educate, train, and develop students to excel in music as a career. Developing the musicianship of all our students is the foundation of our curriculum. We believe that the lessons and qualities derived from that work?the self-discipline needed for excellence, the empathy required of music making and the openness and inquisitiveness essential to creativity?are critical to achievement in any pursuit, musical or otherwise; and that music is a powerful catalyst for personal growth, which is central to any collegiate experience. Founded on jazz and popular music rooted in the African cultural diaspora, our comprehensive curriculum is distinctly contemporary in its content and approach, and embraces the principal musical movements of our time. Through a course of scholarly and practical learning experiences integrating performance and writing, our curriculum covers the variety of influential styles, relevant technologies, and career opportunities open to today's music professional.