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Director of Equity and Inclusion Education
Bates College in Lewiston, Maine
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Date Posted 01/04/2020
Admin-Multicultural Affairs and Affirmative Action
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

Director of Equity and Inclusion Education

Bates College seeks candidates for the inaugural role of Director of Equity and Inclusion Education in the Office of Equity and Inclusion.

The Director of Equity and Inclusion Education (DEIE) will be responsible for the creation and implementation of goals, content, and the measurement of training and development initiatives for the Bates Office of Equity and Inclusion. The DEIE will identify current needs by consulting with colleagues and working with institutional research to understand existing data, trends and needs across all areas of the college. In addition, they will be responsible for identifying collaborations and consortia outside the college that further support this work. The DEIE will be an integral member of the Office of Equity and Inclusion as we develop strategic goals and work with our senior staff colleagues to assure that equity and inclusion work is sustainable and part of the long term goals of the institution. This is a 12-month appointment position.

Candidates should have expertise in a relevant academic field and experience with curricular development and teaching or training. They should also have demonstrated experience in equity and inclusion work. Those with experience recruiting and retaining underrepresented and marginalized faculty, staff and students, are strongly encouraged to apply. A strong candidate would have 3-5 years in higher education administration with a focus on equity and inclusion. A master’s degree is required with a Ph.D. or other terminal degree preferred. This position reports to the Vice President for Equity and Inclusion.

The DEIE will be responsible for the following:

  • Needs assessment for equity and inclusion training

  • Designing curricula and teaching approaches to the delivery of onsite equity and inclusion training

  • Coordinating existing training initiatives in an effort to maximize on time and exposure to these trainings

  • Managing budget for equity and inclusion training

  • Creating and managing website and social media for equity and inclusion training

  • Scheduling and coordinating on and off campus training and external contracts for training

  • Working closely with human resources and senior staff to identify need, schedule trainings and lead development efforts that will benefit all campus constituents

  • Working with the dean of faculty’s office, the Mellon Curricular Grant Committee for curricular transformation and inclusive pedagogy and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute Committee for curricular transformation and inclusive pedagogy in STEM

  • Working with campus constituents like the offices of intercultural education, purposeful work, accessible education, residence life and housing, campus activities, title IX, human resources, athletics and academic departments/programs to create trainings that will benefit our campus constituents in their development and in preparing a campus community to be a workforce skilled in supporting the persistence and success of our most vulnerable students and colleagues

  • Developing a peer racial-equity training program for faculty, staff, and students

  • Evaluating, improving and delivering existing ally/support training

  • Generating responsive group and individual training as a result of incidents that may arise

The job will require evening and weekend facilitations and trainings to maximize accessibility for various campus constituencies. Some travel will be required to attend workshops, seminars, certifications and conferences.


Bates College offers competitive salaries, excellent benefits (health, dental, 9% retirement contribution with potential for an additional 3% match, 24 days of vacation*, 12 paid holidays, free parking, access to library and athletic facilities & more) and a supportive, collegial environment in a drug- and smoke-free workplace. *Benefits may be tied to years of service or may be prorated for employees working less than full-time or 12 months.

About Bates

Bates is internationally recognized as a leading liberal arts college, attracting 2,000 students from across the U.S. and around the world.

Since 1855, Bates has been dedicated to educating the whole person through creative and rigorous scholarship in a collaborative residential community. Committed to opportunity and excellence, Bates has always admitted students without regard to gender, race, religion, or national origin.

Cultivating intellectual discovery and informed civic action, Bates prepares leaders sustained by a love of learning and zeal for responsible stewardship of the wider world. Bates engages the forces — intellectual trends, demographic changes, and technology — that are transforming higher education and the world into which our students graduate.

Bates has highly competitive admissions, graduates over 90 percent of its entering students, and more than half of its alumni earn graduate degrees. Bates employs 200 faculty members and 550 staff.

The college is proud of deep roots in the Lewiston/Auburn community, Maine’s second-largest urban area with a population of approximately 65,000. Bates is located on a beautiful, 133-acre, traditional New England campus in Lewiston, an emerging city with an entrepreneurial climate, a lively arts scene, and a dynamic business community. Bates is 35 miles north of Portland, 140 miles north of Boston, and 350 miles north of New York City.

Application Instructions
Please submit a cover letter, resume or CV, inclusive pedagogies teaching/training statement, equity and inclusion statement, training module sample (prefer something already delivered) i.e. PowerPoint or syllabus (anti-racism, Title IX, LGBTQAIP, different abilities, etc.), and teaching/training evaluations from participants/students.

This position requires the successful completion of a pre-employment background screening.

Application Process
This institution is using Interfolio's Faculty Search to conduct this search. Applicants to this position receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge.
Apply Now at https://apply.interfolio.com/72852

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
Bates College is committed to the principle of equal opportunity and providing an educational and work environment free from discrimination. The college prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, age, disability, genetic information or veteran status and other legally protected statuses in the recruitment and admission of its students, in the administration of its education policies and programs, or in the recruitment of its faculty and staff. Bates College adheres to all applicable state and federal equal opportunity laws and regulations. All college faculty, staff, students, contractors, visitors, and volunteers are responsible for understanding and complying with the Non-Discrimination Policy.

Inquiries concerning the college’s policies, compliance with applicable laws, statutes, and regulations (such as Title VII, Title IX, and ADA/Section 504), and complaints may be directed to Gwen Lexow, Title IX Officer, 207-786-6445 or via email at glexow@bates.edu.

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