The Assistant Dean for Inclusive Excellence in the College of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Colorado Boulder provides vision and leadership for the recruitment, retention and success of outstanding and diverse students, faculty and staff. The position leads the Broadening Opportunity through Leadership and Diversity ( BOLD ) Center, including initiatives to build the pipeline of students with interest and preparation for engineering study and careers, and initiatives to improve student performance and graduation rates. The Assistant Dean for Inclusive Excellence is a member of the College’s senior leadership team, as a participant in the Dean’s Cabinet and the Administrative Council. The incumbent works closely with the Dean, the Associate Dean for Education, the Associate Dean for Research, and other college leaders to promote college excellence and inclusion at all levels.
The Assistant Dean for Inclusiveness Excellence will supervise the BOLD Center team of approximately 6-8 employees. The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:
BOLD Center Leadership (50%)
• Direct the BOLD Center, lead its strategy, and guide its staff in meeting ambitious goals
• Oversee BOLD Center financials and engage in fundraising for its programs and students
• Lead the BOLD Advisory Council, including membership, meeting agendas, and reports
• Guide the participation of BOLD team members in educational and outreach activities that support inclusive excellence and increased participation of students from underrepresented groups, as part of the broader impacts of college research grants
• Teaching responsibilities, at most one to two courses per academic year, may be included in this role
Student Pipeline Development (20%)
• Provide strategic leadership to encourage students from underrepresented groups to pursue study in engineering and applied science and to move the enrollment of underrepresented students toward parity with the Colorado population of high-school graduates
• Develop and nurture K-12 partnerships and initiatives to enhance student preparation and interest in undergraduate engineering study
• Develop and nurture college-level partnerships and initiatives to enhance interest in graduate study in the College of Engineering and Applied Science, with broadened inclusion of outstanding students from underrepresented groups
Student Performance Development (20%)
• Partner with the Associate Dean for Education to provide leadership and oversight for undergraduate student development and retention programs, including initiatives that build community and enhance skills
• Evaluate graduation rates for graduate students and partner with the Associate Dean for Education and the Associate Dean for Research to develop programs to enhance graduate-student performance and retention, especially for at-risk populations
Leadership Participation (10%)
• Participate in the Dean’s Cabinet and the Administrative Council of the College of Engineering and Applied Science
• Provide guidance on effective recruitment processes for diverse faculty and staff, and offer informational or orientation sessions on inclusive excellence and community
• Organize and lead the College’s Diversity Action Committee ( DAC )
• Serve as a lead participant in campus efforts to improve diversity and inclusion
• Be a national leader in understanding, implementing and communicating effective strategies for broadened participation and improved performance of students in engineering
Note: This position will require local travel, such as to visit schools, corporations, and program supporters. Occasional national travel, such as to conferences or funding agencies is also expected. Events associated with this position may include evenings and weekends.
Salary and Benefits:
The salary range for this position is $90,000 to $130,000, commensurate with skills and experience.
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Resume and other application materials will be reviewed to determine if you meet the required qualifications for the position. If it is determined that you meet the required qualifications, your application materials will be used to identify a top group of the most highly qualified candidates. Please, specifically address the qualifications, competencies and desired qualifications in your resume and application materials. There may be questions at the end of this application related to these qualifications and competencies; your answers to these questions will be verified against your application materials and may be checked with references. False information could lead to your removal from the hiring process.
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• Master’s degree or higher in engineering, science or related field
• Five years of experience in leadership as an executive, manager, director or related roles in one or more multi-faceted organizations
Required Competencies/Knowledge, Skills and abilities
• Leadership qualities that include the ability to provide vision and leadership; ability to apply innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship toward substantial and positive change; the ability to effectively interact and achieve outstanding results with teams; and the ability to independently manage multiple priorities and attain key objectives
• Strong organizational, communication, and time-management skills
• Sensitivity to and appreciation of cultural, political, and geographical differences, with ability to work well with faculty, staff, and individuals from diverse backgrounds
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications
Preferred qualifications may be used to further reduce the pool of applicants to those who are most highly qualified.
• The ideal candidate will have a unique passion for education and seeing students succeed, especially in the engineering fields
• The ideal candidate will have an intimate understanding of the needs and challenges facing diverse populations and have experience building programs to meet those needs
• The ideal candidate will know how to build relationships in a community and will have built successful outreach and recruitment programs; knowledge of the University of Colorado Boulder community as an employee, alumnus/a, and/or volunteer is helpful
• The ideal candidate will have extensive leadership experience as an executive, manager, or director in one or more large, multifaceted organizations and a passion for sharing and imparting leadership skills to others
• The ideal candidate would have prior experience in teaching within engineering, science or related fields
• A candidate with a Doctoral degree in engineering, science or related field, knowledge and interest in engineering education literature and trends, and suitable qualifications and interests may be considered for a faculty appointment and with a modest engagement in scholarly work and teaching as part of the position
Special instructions to applicants
This position is open until filled. Applications submitted by October 7, 2013 will receive full consideration.
To apply, please submit the following materials to this posting at www.jobsatcu.com:
1) A cover letter that specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications
2) A current resume
3) The names, addresses, daytime telephone numbers and e-mail addresses for three professional references
Please Note: The final candidate will be required to provide proof of completed academic degree in the form of a transcript or diploma copy if the candidate will be using a completed academic degree to fulfill a minimum requirement for the position.
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