Director of Diversity, CVPA

Fairfax, VA
Commensurate with education and experience
Sep 17, 2021
Jan 08, 2022
Full Time
Director of Diversity, CVPAThe George Mason University, College of Visual and Performing Arts seeks qualified applicants for a Director of Diversity. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment.About the Position: The Director of Diversity will partner with the CVPA community to increase and support diversity, and create an inclusive, equitable, creative, and productive artistic and academic environment throughout the college. This includes, but is not limited to, leading college-wide reviews of practices and results in recruitment and retention of faculty, staff, and students, procedures for incident reporting and response, and engagement with the national conversations about anti-racism and diversity, equity, and inclusion. The Director will also serve on a number of university-wide committees that work to advance diversity and inclusion across all schools and administrative units, and promote community engagement.Responsibilities: Develop, implement, and maintain programs to advance the college's Inclusive Excellence Plan, including recruitment and retention of a diverse faculty, staff, and student body, and enhancing the college's DEIA culture. Develop metrics to evaluate success, with an appropriate assessment and continuous improvement process. (50% effort); Serve as official representative for CVPA for DEIA activities, both internal and external, including the college's IEP. Represent CVPA and Mason at conferences, workshops, and other meetings of professional societies, and serve as liaison to professional organizations and the artistic community. Travel as necessary to fulfill this role. (25% effort); Organize and/or promote special events, workshops, seminars, and other activities to increase awareness and demonstrate importance of diversity, equity, inclusion, and access among CVPA faculty, staff, students, and other constituents. (25% effort).Required Qualifications: Master's degree and/or significant experience in one of CVPA's disciplinary areas; Experience in higher education; Knowledge of diversity and inclusion processes, including awareness of Anti-Racist programs and practices in higher education and the arts; Awareness of trauma-informed practice, transformative justice, and Critical Race Theory welcome; Experience with development of community outreach programs; Interest and experience in working with and advocating for a broadly diverse population of students, faculty, staff, and community members, including people with disabilities, LGBTQIA+ people, indigenous people, historically oppressed communities, international students, undocumented people, and low-income communities.

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"Great Careers Begin at Mason! George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason holds a top U.S. News and World Report "Up and Coming" spot for national universities and is recognized for its global appeal and excellence in higher education. Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Mason's diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create. If you are interested in joining the Mason family take a look at our current opportunities and catch some Mason spirit at! George Mason University, Where Innovation is Tradition."