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CRLT is searching for a Director to co-lead the Educational Development and Assessment Services (EDAS) leadership team, and to coordinate CRLT’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Initiatives, with particular focus on Racial Equity. The EDAS Director reports to, and works collaboratively with, the EDAS Managing Director, and directly supervises 6-7 EDAS consultants. The EDAS Director will also serve on the CRLT Senior Leadership Team (SLT), contributing to strategic planning for center-wide initiatives, continuing the work of shaping a vibrant, inclusive community, and building upon CRLT’s outstanding reputation on campus and nationally.
A successful candidate will have clearly demonstrated knowledge of equity focused teaching. This candidate will be knowledgeable of conversations in the field, and have experience in teaching and learning contexts discussing values of diversity, equity, and inclusion and strategies to enact these values. This candidate will have demonstrated skill at navigating complex university dynamics affecting teaching and learning.
Who We Are
The University of Michigan is engaged in a major, presidential, strategic planning process to make diversity, equity, and inclusion central to teaching and learning at all levels. CRLT partners with schools and colleges across campus to enact this vision through a variety of services. This is an excellent opportunity to contribute to the work of a well-supported center whose mission focuses on equity and inclusion in teaching and learning. Applicants should hold a doctorate and have experience working with faculty and Graduate Student Instructors (GSIs) around equity-focused teaching; we especially invite applicants with experience teaching race and ethnicity courses. Because of the University’s commitment to these values, and their relevance to the substance of this work, candidates from groups historically underrepresented in faculty development are strongly encouraged to apply.
Director’s Responsibilities (60%)
- Coordination of work of EDAS in collaboration with the Managing Director. This includes portfolio management, assignment and scoping of incoming projects, co-development of EDAS meeting agendas, leading portions of EDAS meetings
- Development of agreements with units outlining CRLT’s responsibilities for short- or long-term customized services
- Effective communication with directors of other areas to coordinate work that requires staff from multiple areas across CRLT
- Direct supervision of approximately 6-7 consultants
- Coaching and mentorship of staff on specific projects as well as overall career development
- Conducting annual reviews of staff in your area and 6-month reviews of new staff based on CRLT templates and guidelines
- Supporting staff in managing conflict in accordance with CRLT and university policies
- Supporting successful onboarding of new staff and off-boarding of staff who leave CRLT
- Leadership of searches within CRLT
- “Sponsorship” (i.e., liaison to the Senior Leadership Team) of a set of programs and processes that align either with your area or your expertise, including meeting at key moments with project lead, assisting with external or internal communications when necessary, assisting with accessing resources when needed
- Participation in discussions of CRLT’s overall budget, as well as EDAS program budgets
- Oversight of evaluation of key programs in your area
- Participation in regular SLT meetings, which include discussions of policy, strategic direction, programs that cross multiple CRLT areas, CRLT’s physical and electronic infrastructure, and issues arising; responding in a timely way to email communications concerning topics raised in SLT meetings; handling confidential matters in a professional and appropriate manner
- Participation in and/or leadership of SLT sub-committees and SLT sponsored working groups
- Ability to present at All-Staff and EDAS meetings to communicate and reinforce the strategies and practices of the area and CRLT
- Ability to represent CRLT’s organizational mission and values in presentations, writing, and interpersonal interactions
Examples of DEI Initiatives and Racial Equity Responsibilities (40%)
- Create and present programs focused on racial equity and DEI in teaching and learning
- Collaborate with the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts (LS&A) Dean’s office to support instructors teaching courses that fulfill the College’s Race and Ethnicity (R&E) requirement
- Identify opportunities for development of new expertise and/or resources and programming with a Racial Equity focus, as campus needs evolve
- “Sponsorship” (i.e., liaison to the Senior Leadership Team) of a subset of key, core programs in the EDAS portfolio [examples might include Diversity and Inclusive Teaching Program, Inclusive Teaching @ Michigan (May Series), Race & Ethnicity learning communities, LEO Inclusive Teaching program, customized inclusive teaching workshops]
- Represent CRLT in various campus contexts, including the Office of DEI, Liaisons for Inclusive Teaching, unit leaders (school, college, department), and CRLT colleagues on professional development in inclusive and equitable teaching
- Collaboration on oversight of requests for CRLT services
- An earned doctorate degree
- Demonstrated commitment to the principles of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
- 3-5 years of experience in educational development or relevant experience in developing racial equity initiatives
- University or college teaching experience
- Demonstrated ability to work effectively with faculty, GSIs, and colleagues of different disciplinary and social backgrounds
- Demonstrated ability to facilitate effective team functioning (as demonstrated through leadership of previous teams, national committee work, high-level university initiatives, or substantive projects)
- Demonstrated managerial or supervisory experience
- A record of success at managing complex, long-term projects, including working with event planning staff
- Experience teaching courses that focus on race and ethnicity
- Familiarity with scholarship on inclusive teaching and equity focused teaching
- Familiarity with the goals and objectives of university teaching and learning centers
To become more familiar with the goals and objectives of CRLT, please feel free to read more at crlt.umich.edu.
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