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University of Wisconsin–Madison

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University of Wisconsin–Madison



Apply now(opens in a new window) Job no: 270484-LI
Work type: Partial Remote, Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Equity, Diversity, and Inclusivity Services

Job Summary:

Reporting to the Associate Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs Student Affairs for Health & Wellbeing, the Diversity and Inclusion Director for Health and well-being will partner with University Health Services and Recreation and well-being stakeholders to advance the health and well-being theme areas of inclusion, equity, and diversity (IED) IED strategic plan; develop strategies to build greater diversity among the staff, and increase staff retention and engagement; and provide expert consultation, resources, programs, and initiatives that improve climate and both educate and promote inclusion, equity, and diversity as core values of Student Affairs; and manage diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice related training and programs. This position has the potential to supervise direct reports.

The inaugural D&I Director will prioritize and champion IED to bring about the change necessary to create and maintain an anti-racist organization. The successful candidate will be a collaborative, results-oriented individual who has successful experience leading IED initiatives and driving organizational change in a complex environment with multiple constituencies. Minimum qualifications include an advanced degree, subject matter expertise in IED, and 2 years of relevant experience.

1. Provide leadership to University Health Services and Rec Well to develop and implement strategic initiatives that address identified impediments and promote Health and Wellbeing's mission for promoting, protecting, and restoring health and well-being via inclusion, equity, and diversity, and creating and maintaining a climate that promotes the achievement and personal development of all in the Health and Wellbeing community. Serve on the Associate Vice Chancellor's leadership team; collaborate with and provide guidance and recommendations to the Associate Vice Chancellor, Directors, and their leadership teams on matters of inclusion, equity, and diversity. Serve as the AVC's representative for diversity-related matters on campus. In collaboration with the leadership of the Office of Student Affairs, advance, implement, and execute the various components of the University's Diversity priorities and plans.

2. Assess, create, implement, deliver, and review diversity-related policies and procedures that support staff programming and planning to foster a diverse and inclusive community. Develop accountability measures and establish benchmarks for diversity-related initiatives across Health and well-being. Work with Health and Wellbeing (Rec Well and UHS) units and departments and lead Health and Wellbeing's Inclusion, Equity, and Diversity Committee's efforts to implement programs that enhance the ways in which inclusion, equity, and diversity is fostered at each level within Health and Wellbeing. In partnership with the AVC, Directors, and their leadership teams, provide support, guidance, and recommendations for the recruitment, hiring, and retention of staff to increase the diversity of our community.

3. Lead and develop Health and well-being Inclusion, Equity, and Diversity Strategic Plan, and champion the vision and plan to lead to its acceptance and implementation across the theme area.

4. In partnership with the leadership teams, co-sponsor educational experiences, curricular and co-curricular, that foster student learning.

5. Create and provide high-quality professional development to Health and well-being staff on diversity-related topics that may include inclusive teaching, student learning, climate, implicit bias, and cultural responsiveness.

6. Build relationships across the Health and well-being and campus, and with community partners to enhance climate and culture in Health and well-being. Collaborate with trained campus mediators when acute differences of understanding need to be bridged.

7. Hire, train, and potentially supervise staff. Evaluate staff by providing ongoing feedback and conducting annual performance reviews and resolving personnel issues.

Responsibilities: Leads the development and implementation of proactive diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives in support of the division's strategic plan to create a learning and working environment where all have an opportunity to succeed.
  • 10% Serves as a liaison between the division and enforcement agencies and represents the division to the external community, organizations, and agencies
  • 40% Directs strategic planning initiatives and establishes divisional objectives to ensure appropriate allocation of resources
  • 25% Partners with institutional leaders, faculty, students, staff, and internal and external constituency groups to ensure programming supports the division's values and strategic goals and assesses and monitors program effectiveness
  • 10% Exercises supervisory authority, including hiring, transferring, suspending, promoting, managing conduct and performance, discharging, assigning, rewarding, disciplining, and/or approving hours worked of at least 2.0 full-time equivalent (FTE) employees
  • 5% Develops and audits the unit budget, monitors financial activities for grant funding
  • 10% Develops operating policies and procedures to comply with regulations, institutional policies, and diversity objectives
Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion


Bachelor's Degree


Required - Minimum of 2 years experience in Diversity and Inclusion related work in higher education.

Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

This position may require some work to be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location. Some work may be performed remotely, at an offsite, non-campus work location.

Appointment Type, Duration:



ANNUAL (12 months)

Additional Information:

UHS is part of Student Affairs at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, led by the vice chancellor for student affairs. Our staff is dedicated to serving students and to helping them succeed in and out of the classroom in areas including health and well-being, identity and inclusion, leadership and engagement, and student advocacy. Student Affairs includes a department led by the dean of
students; departments that provide identity-based spaces and leadership resources; the Wisconsin Union; University Health Services; and University Recreation and Wellbeing.

Successful applicants are responsible for ensuring their eligibility to work in the United States (i.e. a citizen or national of the United States, a lawful permanent resident, or a foreign national authorized to work in the United States without the need for employer sponsorship) on or before the effective date of appointment.

A criminal background check will be conducted prior to hiring.

How to Apply:

We are eager to learn more about how your experience and passion may align with this position. Click the Apply Online link above or below to apply. You will be required to create an account or log in to an existing account. Please upload a cover letter and resume or CV to apply. Please keep in mind, applicants need to articulate all required qualifications in their cover letter and/or resume. Applicants who have preferred qualifications should share those too in the cover letter and/or resume. The application reviewers will be relying on written application materials to determine who may advance to preliminary interviews.

We are committed to reducing bias in the recruitment process and utilize a redacted application process, which is the practice of removing personally identifiable information from application materials, before the screening of applicants begins. This may include, but is not limited to, name, gender, age, education, address, dates (such as graduation dates), photos, references, links to personal web pages, supervisor names, and/or citizenship.


Liz Valentine
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1. See RELAY_SERVICE for further information.

Official Title:

Diversity & Incl Dir (C)(EI027)



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  The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability, you can find information about how to make a request at the following website:

Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contain current campus safety and disciplinary policies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, and on-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statistics for the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a paper copy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin Police Department.

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