Utah State University

Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion| Education and Learning

City Logan Campus
Posted Date 2 months ago(7/20/2023 2:20 PM)
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Benefited Full-Time
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Diversity Equity & Inclusion
Vice President-DiversityEquity&Incl
Advertised Salary
Commensurate with Experience and Education plus Excellent Benefits
Telework Eligible


The Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Education & Professional Learning (Associate Director) will work under the leadership and supervision of the Vice President for the Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. This position works to build, align, connect, and assess synchronous/asynchronous institutional education that meets high impact learning objectives and outcomes, and in alignment with the USU Roadmap to Inclusive Excellence as well as USU Aggie Action 2028 Strategic Plan. The person in this position will also be expected to implement, facilitate, and assess educational initiatives and ongoing learning opportunities for all USU campuses in collaboration with academic colleges and administrative units, provide guidance on professional learning, content, convene workshops, and facilitate community dialogues and town halls that promote inclusive excellence and increase a system-wide sense of belonging.


40% | Divisional Leadership & Supervision

  • Supervise staff in management of yearly professional learning opportunities and programs,
  • Provide leadership within the Center for Diversity & Inclusion at USU Eastern (Price),
  • Lead DEI Data conversations with campus partners to create tools that measure impact and identify trends,
  • Promote a culture of assessment on all DEI educational programs; compile and distribute impact reports,
  • Publish educational materials online and in-print and coordinate distribution and outreach to USU campuses,
  • Provide mentorship for peer mentors in different DEI programs.

40% | Institutional Education & Learning Leadership

  • Expand and/or develop new curriculum models including assessment and evaluation tools that promote comprehensive understanding on intersectionality, restorative justice, inclusive practices in teaching, research, and intercultural communication,
  • Provide on-boarding training for new staff and student leaders within the Office of DEI and statewide as requested by colleges and administrative departments,
  • Schedule town-halls, focus groups, speaker series and related opportunities for community conversations on critical areas in DEI,
  • In collaboration with other key stakeholders, coordinate professional learning for faculty, staff and student organization and be a content expert as needed.

20% | Institutional Development & Service

  • Serve on divisional, institutional and state-wide committees that impact relevant DEI learning, assessment/evaluation, student success through an equity lens framework, identifying evidence-based practices and integrating into educational programs.
  • Serve in the following: ( list is not exhaustive)
    • EDI USHE Convening & Conference Committee
    • State of Utah Expect the Great Conference
    • DEI Scholarship Committee
    • Inclusive Excellence Council
    • Aggies Think Care Act Committee
  • Other duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • A master's degree in Higher Education Administration, Student Personnel, Human Relations, Communications, Sociology, Social Work, Psychology, Education or other related field.
  • At least three years of experience working in higher education or other related educational, non-governmental, community or related settings.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated ability to work with diverse populations and environments, a high understanding of intercultural and interpersonal competencies.
  • An understanding of current higher education and societal issues related to diversity, equity, inclusion, accessibility, belonging and social justice.
  • Demonstrated evidence in program development, implementation and assessment.
  • Superior communication and organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated experience in public speaking, formal presentations, facilitating workshops and trainings forums.
  • Experience working with Microsoft Suite and other learning management systems.
  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality with highest levels of integrity.

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

  1. Resume to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Resume/CV”
  2. Cover Letter to be typed/pasted at the end of your application 

**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**

Advertised Salary

Commensurate with Experience and Education plus Excellent Benefits


Employees work indoors and are protected from weather and/or contaminants, but not, necessarily, occasional temperature changes.  The employee is regularly required to sit and often uses repetitive hand motions.

College/Department Highlights

About the Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion:
The Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion promotes Utah State University's commitment to a diverse, equitable, and inclusive institutional culture where everyone feels welcome and valued. Building and maintaining a sense of community and belonging requires that DEI practices and policies be strengthened and ingrained in institutional goals as well as in our everyday work and interactions.

University Highlights

Founded in 1888, Utah State University is Utah’s premier land-grant and space-grant university, with a strong commitment to excellence, access, and inclusion. USU serves approximately 27,500 students throughout the state at three residential campuses, eight statewide campuses, and 23 education centers. USU Online has served students from all 50 states and 55 countries for over 25 years, and USU Extension provides outreach and service to all counties in Utah.  


As a land-grant university, USU engages communities and empowers people to lead successful lives of involvement, innovation, and impact. As an R1 research institution, USU provides a high-quality undergraduate and graduate education at an affordable price. Washington Monthly has consistently ranked USU in the top 10 among public universities for contribution to social mobility, research, and public service.  


Utah State is committed to cultivating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community where different perspectives, values, cultures, and identities are acknowledged, welcomed, and valued. We seek to recruit, hire, and retain people from all walks of life who will champion excellence in education, research, discovery, outreach, and service. We believe that promoting a strong sense of community and belonging empowers and engages all members of USU to thrive and be successful. Learn more about USU. 


The university provides a Dual Career Assistance Program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment. Additionally, USU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities. To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability, contact the university’s ADA Coordinator in the Office of Human Resources at (435) 797-0122 or hr@usu.edu. 


About the Region

U.S. News and World Report ranked Utah first for its strong economy, fiscal stability, education, and health care. Outstanding outdoor recreational opportunities abound throughout the state, including five national parks, 43 state parks and recreation areas, and 15 alpine ski resorts. The home of USU’s main campus, Logan, is a city of 54,000-plus people in a picturesque mountain valley 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. The Logan metro area claimed the top spot in the Milken Institute’s 2022 ranking for best-performing small cities in the nation. 


*updated 7/2023

Notice of Non-discrimination

In its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Utah State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or USU’s non-discrimination policies:


Executive Director of the Office of Equity Matthew Pinner, discrimination@usu.edu, Distance Education Rm. 401, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Cody Carmichael, titleix@usu.edu, Distance Education Rm. 404, 435-797-1266

Mailing address: 5100 Old Main Hill, Logan, UT 84322

For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit https://equity.usu.edu/, or contact:

U.S. Department of Education, Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 800-421-3481, OCR@ed.gov


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