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13 Mar 2023

Full-Time Director of Equity

BridgewaterSU – Posted by BridgewaterSU Bridgewater, Massachusetts, United States

Job Description

Director of Equity

Department Summary:

Bridgewater State University is an inclusive community dedicated to the lifelong success of all students, focused on the continuous improvement of its people, and responsible for leading innovation that benefits Southeastern Massachusetts, the commonwealth, and the world. Bridgewater’s accessible environment of teaching and learning stimulates critical thinking, pursuit of new knowledge, and deeper understanding, the cultivation of meaningful and diverse interpersonal relationships, and fostering an appreciation for global engagement, all aimed at transforming lives and improving the human condition.

Our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion is reflected in our, which ensure that all students are supported and succeed.

Bridgewater State University is equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer. Members of underrepresented groups, and those committed to working in a diverse cultural environment, are strongly encouraged to apply.

Position Summary:

The Director of Human Resources Equity is responsible for providing institution-wide leadership and guidance on human resources and talent management matters pertaining to diversity, inclusion, and equity at Bridgewater State University. The Director will partner with leaders in the division of Human Resources and Talent Management (HRTM) to catalyze the development and implementation of equity-oriented HRTM practices and strategies and ensure that all HRTM policies, procedures, operations, services, and initiatives use an equity-practice framework and focus on the core practices of equity. The Director will collaborate with key institutional leaders and serve on committees such as the Racial Justice Equity Council, the Disability Access and Inclusion Committee for Employees, and the Racial Equity and Justice Institute, thus supporting the overall mission of the institution.

Position Type: Professional Non-Unit

Essential Duties:

• Direct the implementation of approved recommendations and initiatives proposed by the Racial Justice Equity Council and involving HRTM; serve as an HRTM representative on the Council.

• Lead the development of Employee Resource Groups (ERG) program at the university.

• Participate in the divisional strategic planning process and the development of annual goals using an equity lens and emphasizing equity-minded practice in HRTM initiatives.

• Collaborate with the vice president of HRTM to review policies, procedures, and practices using an equity-minded lens.

• Partner with HRTM leaders to ensure a consistent and inclusive approach in the delivery of HR services and the administration of HR policies and procedures.

• Partner with the Talent and Development department and the Division of Student Success and Diversity to deliver professional development that builds employee equity-minded competence and fosters an inclusive and equitable culture.

• Coordinate with the director of labor & employee relations to assist managers with culturally sensitive issues and facilitate equity-minded employee relations conversations.

• Collaborate with Talent Acquisition to ensure effective outreach, recruitment, and retention strategies.

• Researches, develops, and implements equity-minded outcomes and metrics and use data to guide and inform improvements in the division of HRTM’s equity-minded practice.

• Collaborate with other equity leaders at the university and meet regularly with staff in the division of Student Success and Diversity.

• Research and recommend best practices related to an equity-minded practice framework with an emphasis on human resources and talent management policies and practices.

• Participate on committees as assigned by the vice president.

• Perform related work and projects as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s degree.

• Demonstrated leadership advancing equity-minded practice, cultural and equity competencies.

• Ability to work collaboratively with a diversity of people, thought and perspective, and practices.

• Capable of influencing others outside direct supervisory lines.

• Experience developing and maintaining relationships with key stakeholders and partners both internally and externally.

• Demonstrated success applying analytics and metrics to assess program outcomes.

• Ability to work in an environment demanding exceptional levels of confidentiality.

• Project management experience and leadership resulting in progress of initiative.

• Ability to work under deadlines and adapt to changing priorities.

• Demonstrated organizational skills, strong attention to detail, strong verbal, and written communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Master’s degree.

• Experience as an HR practitioner developing and implementing programs designed to support equity-minded objectives.

• Knowledge of federal and state employment laws.

• Experience in higher education.

• Bi-lingual ability.

• Experience in a unionized environment.

• Formal training or certification in diversity, equity, and inclusion concepts.

• Certification from the Human Resources Certification Institute (HRCI) and/or Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM):

• HRCI Professional in Human Resources (PHR)

• HRCI Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR)

• SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP)

• SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP)

Work Environment:

Bridgewater State University complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified applicants and employee with disabilities. To request a reasonable accommodation for the application process, please complete and submit this electronic form:

Special Conditions for Eligibility:

Please be aware that employment at Bridgewater State University is contingent upon completion of a successful background check.

This position is not eligible for H-1B sponsorship.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement This position must comply with the University Covid-19 Attestation requirement. All employees must be fully vaccinated and complete the Covid-19 Attestation upon hire.Medical or Religious ExemptionsAn employee may request an exemption to the vaccination requirement based on the existence of medical contraindication to vaccination. In addition, an employee may request an exemption to the vaccination requirement based on a sincere religious belief. In both cases, an employee will be required to submit documentation to support the request for an exemption. Employees who secure an exemption may be required to take additional precautions in the workplace and are strongly encouraged to test weekly through the university’s Wellness Center.

Salary Range: $85,000 – $95,000

Posting Number: S00922P

Open Date: 02/07/2023

Close Date: 3/12/2023

Open Until Filled:

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please note the following information is required to complete your application for this position:

a minimum of one (1) employment history entry.

a minimum of three (3) professional reference entries.

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Bridgewater State University (BSU) is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer which actively seeks to increase the diversity of its workforce. We are dedicated to providing educational, working and living environments that value the diverse backgrounds of all people.

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