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Director of Equity Assessment

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Job Duties

The Director of Equity Assessment provides leadership for the review and assessment of equity, diversity and inclusion initiatives that focus on student success, campus climate, diversity recruitment, hiring and retention, and procurement practices. The incumbent provides guidance for evaluating, adopting, and integrating effective equity and inclusion practices for campuses and the system office. Specific attention is prioritized on the use of an equity lens based approach to policy review and assessment. The Director works collaboratively within the Office for Equity and Inclusion and partners with the Academic and Student Affairs division, Human Resources, Campus Diversity Officers across the Minnesota State system, and other divisions to coordinate and develop strategies, as well as replicate and promote best practices.

Job Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field.
  • Minimum of five (5) years or progressive experience leading and directing equity & diversity programming, supporting, and/or assessing diversity initiatives.
  • Experience in research development and analysis assessment, survey development, analysis, and reporting.
  • Experience in developing learning outcomes, assessment plans, and conducting assessment projects.
  • stakeholder groups.
  • Demonstrated knowledge or excellent command of contemporary diversity, equity and inclusion practices.

Institution Description

The Director of Equity Assessment position is in the Office of Equity & Inclusion at the System Office of Minnesota State Colleges and Universities.

Minnesota State is the largest and most diverse provider of higher education in the state. We are a vibrant network of 26 colleges and 7 state universities, across 54 campuses, that provide a safe and inclusive environment for all students, faculty, and staff on our campuses. We are committed to Equity 2030, a systemwide shared vision to close the educational equity gaps at all our institutions by the year 2030.  Minnesota State serves 300,000 students each year.


At Minnesota State, we have a GREAT BENEFITS PACKAGE! Our generous benefits include 11 paid Holidays, Vacation Time, Sick Time, six weeks of Paid Parental Leave, low cost medical ($37.74 per month single and $257.50 per month family) and dental insurance with low deductibles ($250 - $1500), a Pension Plan, 457(b) and 403(b) retirement plans and other retirement investment options, pre-tax medical and dental expense (with roll-over option) and dependent care accounts, employer paid life insurance, short and long term disability, as well as professional development and a tuition waiver program for employees and their dependents, etc. We promote the health and well-being of our employees and take work/life balance seriously.
Application Due Date: 2022-08-19
Job Start Date: 2022-09-30
Salary: Dependent on qualifications and experience.
City: St. Paul
State/Province/Region: MN
Institution: Minnesota State Colleges and Universities
Reports To: Associate Vice Chancellor for Equity and Inclusion
Staff # Reporting to Position: 0
Reports In Office: Office Equity and Inclusion

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