Blue Flaire is excited to assist our client in seeking a dynamic STEM leader to join our team as the Head of STEM Equity and Inclusion for our client that has an office in College Park, MD. This position is 95% remote. The Head of STEM Equity and Inclusion will develop and advance high impact physics programs designed to enhance diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives in STEM and physics education. This leader will engage key stakeholders to define and advance diversity priorities, and will work synergistically with other program areas and departments.
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Education: PhD (preferred) or MS in higher education, social sciences or a related field with a concentration on issues of diversity, equity and inclusion is required. STEM degree preferred.
Experience, Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Minimum of 10 years of experience leading diversity programs in STEM education or equivalent is required. Experience with proposal writing and project management is required. Supervisory experience is preferred.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
General: Needs to possess a deep knowledge of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) in STEM education, including effective practices and peer-reviewed literature for leading organizational change in higher education. Strong, polished interpersonal, written and oral communication skills are necessary. Must have the ability to handle several complex projects simultaneously, possess excellent organizational skills, and meet deadlines. Must be able to proactively identify and respond to needs, and exercise judgment. Computer skills and high level of proficiency in standard office software are essential. Customer service orientation desired, including ability to resolve conflicts constructively. Ability to empathize and understand perspectives from people with widely varying backgrounds. Needs to demonstrate willingness and ability to work as a team player. Must be able to travel several times per year.
Leadership and Management: Must be able to manage up, manage down, and manage across effectively. Must demonstrate a collaborative style to engage committee members and membership units in advancing DEI objectives, and partner effectively with staff in synergistic areas. Needs to build and maintain good relationships with key stakeholders in the DEI community. Needs to be able to gather strategic input and use results of strategic analyses to identify new directions and refine existing programs, in consultation with the department director and key organizational leaders. Must understand and employ principles of project management and program evaluation. Competence in managing grants, proposal writing and budgetary management practices is required.
Supervisory Skills: Must be able to set expectations, monitor and assess performance, and establish accountability. Needs to understand and apply basic supervisory principles involved in allocating resources, delegating work, motivating people and resolving conflicts. Needs to be sensitive to the reactions of others and offer appropriate responses, so they feel their perspectives are heard and taken into account.
Internal: Works closely with the Director of Programs, other program heads and DEI programs staff to develop and implement programs. Partners with Membership, International Affairs, and other synergistic areas on DEI initiatives. Works with service departments as needed to support implementation of activities.
External: Engages with and supports physicists in academia, national labs and industry regarding DEI activities.
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