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Higher Ed Administrative Careers - Diversity, Higher Ed Administrative Careers - Other
As an inherent part of fulfilling our mission, we are establishing this Diversity, Equity and Inclusion role to support the manifestation of the Kingdom mandate to disciple nations. Jessup is committed to reflecting “heaven on earth” so we are a diverse people in our community.
MAJOR PURPOSE: The DDEI champions the importance and value of a diverse and inclusive environment and contributes to the development of a vision and effective strategy to create a university-wide culture for equity, inclusion and unity. The DDEI chairs the Diversity Committee and leads the development and implementation of proactive diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives. The DDEI models a vibrant and authentic Christian faith and worldview consistent with the University’s values and Community Covenant. The DDEI demonstrates an experiential history applicable to the essential duties listed below.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: • Actively engage students, faculty, and staff to further behaviors, attitudes, and policies that support diversity, equity, and inclusion in accordance with Jessup’s Community Covenant. • Collaborate with University stakeholders to assess potential barriers and coordinate opportunities for learning and engagement on issues of cultural competency, gender differences, disability, and other topics designed to increase awareness and support of equity and inclusion values and maintaining compliance with applicable laws. • Leads the implementation of strategic initiatives related to equity, diversity, and inclusion, partnering with campus leaders, faculty, students, staff, and internal and external constituencies to ensure programming supports Jessup's values and academic and strategic goals. • Coordinate the development and implementation of recruiting rubrics, outreach and screening methodologies to foster a more diverse and inclusive applicant pool. May participate in the recruiting process for key leadership positions. • Coordinates with Admissions to foster a diverse student population based on data and related information. • Coordinates forums, workshops, and training initiatives on cultural competency and building a climate of equity and inclusion, and other topics designed to increase awareness and support of equity and inclusion values for students, faculty and staff. • Participates as a representative on committees and conversations beyond the University as assigned by the supervisor. • Partner with the Director of Campus Ministries in advancing the college’s vision for diversity and global engagement in chapel and other venues. • Keep abreast of the cultural climate and tone on campus in regards to diversity and inclusion and respond to “teachable moments”, cultivating dialogue to deepen understanding about the challenges and realities of diversity and global engagement and escalate to appropriate stakeholders as needed. • Models caring relationships with students, faculty and staff through personal interaction and as an effective role model of a Christian life according to the Jessup’s Community Covenant. • Other duties as assigned
WORKING ENVIRONMENT: The employee agrees to promote the values and mission of WJU as a private Christ-centered University and live a life consistent with biblical principles. The employee shall conduct himself/herself in a manner consistent with the Community Covenant and Statement of Faith. Additionally, the employee may play a formative role in the spiritual lives of students in a manner consistent with the Community Covenant and Statement of Faith. This may include leading devotions and/or spiritual formation groups and seeking other opportunities consistent with a biblical spiritual formation role.
EDUCATION: M.A. Degree in a related field required. Terminal degree is preferred. Experience performing the duties described above may substitute for the education requirement on a year-for-year basis.
EXPERIENCE: • Experience advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in a complex organization. • 3-5 years of relevant experience in student development and intercultural and international programs is strongly preferred • A background in biblical and theological studies and an understanding of and commitment to Jessup’s priority of diversity and global engagement through the lens of biblical and theological foundations is vital.
SKILLS/ABILITIES: • Leadership skills • Ability to coordinate, delegate, and track projects to completion while handling interruptions, etc. • Analytical skills and ability to interpret data • Excellent interpersonal skills • Excellent communication and writing ability. • A self-starter, relational, detail-oriented and goal-oriented • Committed to establishing and maintaining positive relationships with students, faculty, and staff, and the general constituency of Jessup. • Demonstrated culturally competent communication skills. • Demonstrated commitment to working with and engaging diverse students and colleagues • Demonstrated Christian faith
William Jessup University, a quality Christian University, is located in Rocklin, CA, at the base of the Sierra Foothills in Placer County and one of the fastest growing campuses in California. William Jessup University has experienced record enrollment and offers students academic excellence and rich learning communities at a state-of-the-art, award winning campus.
Founded in 1939 by William Jessup, the University moved to Rocklin, California, in August 2004. Jessup is a WSCUC-accredited private four-year university, located in the greater Sacramento area, offering degrees in many different disciplines, including Bible & Theology, Biology, Business, BS Business Administration (Online), Computer Science, Criminal Justice, Education/Liberal Studies, English, Environmental Science, Family & Children’s Ministry, History, Intercultural Studies, Kinesiology, Mathematics, Music, Pastoral Ministry, Psychology, Public Policy, Theater, Visual Arts and Youth Ministry. Jessup also has WASC-accredited master's programs: a Master's in Arts in Teaching, an online Master's in Leadership an MBA, MAEd and MA Psych (Counseling). Single-subject English and Math are also offered. Jessup also of...fers a School of Professional Studies (SPS) at its campuses in Rocklin and San Jose, with program concentrations in Business Administration, Christian Leadership and Counseling Psychology. For more information, please visit www.jessup.edu.