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Director, Center for Racial & Restorative Justice

UW-Eau Claire – Eau Claire Campus, UW-Eau Claire – Barron County Campus

Full Time, Administrative

  • Official Title: Diversity and Inclusion Manager
  • Job ID: #17718
  • Date Posted:
  • Apply by: | To ensure consideration, completed applications must be received by deadline. However, screening may continue until position is filled.
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Director, Center for Racial & Restorative Justice

The Director of the Center for Racial & Restorative Justice reports to and works in consultation with the Vice Chancellor of Equity, Diversity, Inclusion & Student Affairs. The newly established Center for Racial and Restorative Justice will confront racism and its impacts by serving as a clearinghouse for research, scholarship, advocacy, and action. We aim to educate our students and the greater Eau Claire community about this history of race in America and the barriers to upward mobility for people of color in areas such as education, criminal justice, health care, commerce, and housing.

The Director will have an opportunity to make a significant impact at UW-Eau Claire and beyond. This role is designed to lead the development and expansion of university and community activism focused on eliminating racial inequity and strengthening restorative practices. The ideal candidate will be a dynamic leader with experience in higher education, community engagement, confronting social injustice and facilitating restorative practices.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Demonstrated commitment to working effectively with and providing education related to historically excluded communities: including Black, Indigenous, People of Color, underrepresented religious groups; new immigrant populations; people with disabilities and disabled communities; Veterans, women; LGBTQIA identities and expressions; and first-generation students from economically oppressed backgrounds.
  • Experience in a leadership role including administrative and supervisory experience.
  • Strong education, facilitation, and training skills and experience, especially around topics related to racism in both cross-racial and intra-racial learning environments.
  • Demonstrated excellent verbal and written communication and facilitation skills, including the ability to communicate effectively with diverse individuals and constituencies.
  • Ability to facilitate challenging conversations around equity, diversity, and social justice.
  • Ability to reflect and share lived experiences including empathy, emotional awareness, self-reflection, compassion, and courage.
  • Public speaking skills and ability to present ideas persuasively.
  • Ability to develop and maintain Center budget, support with fundraising efforts, including donor development and stewardship, grant writing and reporting, and other external relations activities.
  • Highly organized, detail-oriented, fiscally prudent.
  • Demonstrated commitment to advancing racial and restorative justice in a manner consistent with the overall mission of the Center.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • Master’s degree.
  • Experience working with government agencies, foundations, or other grants.
  • Experience building and maintaining partnerships with government agencies, non-profit organizations, businesses, community groups and individuals.
  • Experience managing and mentoring staff, including how to create a shared vision and build a supporting team environment, ensuring staff receive the training and support necessary to fulfill job duties, and designing systems and infrastructure that address program and staff needs.
  • Ability to make decisions and solve problems effectively.
  • Willingness and ability to navigate a complex institutional setting.

DUTIES:

  • Develop a strategic approach to identifying and addressing university and community concerns about race and justice.
  • Work with faculty to develop research opportunities for students focused on race and justice, including restorative practices.
  • Promote culture of inclusive excellence and demonstrate a commitment to advancing the principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion.
  • Provide leadership, budgetary oversight, and supervision, including employee development, performance management and creation of a student-centered professional environment.
  • Represent the University and effectively communicate with faculty, students, community members, and media.
  • Act as a lead trainer to teach workshops for members of the University community and facilitate small group discussions focused on racial justice and restorative practices.
  • Expanded duties as applicable to role and in consultation with division Vice Chancellor.

UNIVERSITY AND EAU CLAIRE COMMUNITY: UW-Eau Claire, an institution of approximately 11,000 students and 1,400 faculty and staff, is consistently recognized as a top comprehensive university in the Midwest and is widely known as a leader in faculty-undergraduate research and study abroad. We strive for excellence in liberal education and select graduate and professional programs through commitment to teaching and learning and dedication to our core values of diversity, sustainability, leadership, and innovation.

The City of Eau Claire, situated at the confluence of the Chippewa and Eau Claire rivers, is at the center of a metropolitan area of approximately 100,000 people located 90 miles east of Minneapolis/St. Paul.  The area features beautiful parks and trails, strong public schools, a vibrant arts scene and local food culture, and abundant recreational opportunities.  To learn more about UWEC, visit https://www.uwec.edu/human-resources/employment-opportunites/why-uwec/.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Applications are submitted electronically.  Please follow application instructions found here:  http://www.uwec.edu/Employment. Please be sure to attach the following in PDF format: 

  • Letter of application
  • Curriculum vita/resume
  • Names and contact information for three references

To ensure consideration, completed applications must be received by November 28, 2021. However, screening may continue until position is filled. Please direct requests for additional information to:  Debbie Baier

The university reserves the right to contact additional references with notice given to the candidates at an appropriate time in the process. Identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing will not be revealed, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released upon request. Wis. Stat. §. 19.36(7). Employment will require criminal and sexual misconduct background checks. View our federal Jeanne Clery Act Policy and Campus Security and Fire Safety Report.

UW-Eau Claire is an AA/EEO/Veterans/Disability employer dedicated to enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion.

The UW-Eau Claire Police Department is dedicated to maintaining a safe and secure environment for learning and working. Although crime at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire is limited, the University Police want students, faculty and staff to be aware of crime on campus and the area surrounding the campus. The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act is a federal law that requires colleges and universities to disclose annual information about campus crime. Visit Campus Security and Fire Report. Also visit our Campus Security Authority(CSA) policy.

UW-Eau Claire is an AA/EEO/Veterans/Disability employer dedicated to enhancing equity, diversity, and inclusion.

The University reserves the right to contact additional references with notice given to the candidates at an appropriate time in the process. Employment will require a background check. Employment will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding past conduct related to 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. §. 19.36(7).

The University of Wisconsin System is engaged in a Title and Total Compensation (TTC) project to redesign job titles and compensation structures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles on current job postings will change in November 2021. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit: wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/title-and-total-compensation-study/.