MSU – Associate Director in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANR) Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (ODEI).

Announcement: Associate Director in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANR) Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (ODEI)

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Job no: 665731

Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff

Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Agriculture And Nat Resources

Department: Office Of Diversity Equity And Inclusion 10002157

Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience

Location: East Lansing

Categories: Full Time (90-100%), Fixed Term Academic Staff, Agriculture, Non-Union

Position Summary

This position will serve as Associate Director in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANR) Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (ODEI). The position is responsible for implementing, facilitating, and supporting diversity and inclusion training efforts in the ODEI. Will create and implement programming for faculty, staff, and student professional development, and structural and cultural diversity and equity initiatives in the college. Will also advise and support currently enrolled graduate students in CANR and represent graduate student concerns. Will collect and analyze data on diversity and inclusion efforts within CANR departments to develop best practices for an inclusive CANR. Will represent CANR to industry and higher education organizations as part of diverse recruitment strategies. Will be part of the CANR DEI Committee. Will work to develop and produce DEI content in ODEI and CANR newsletters, magazines and social media. Will represent the Associate Dean for DEI when needed. Will work with the Associate Dean for DEI in the development of evaluations and assessment of college climate and programs and initiatives that focus on DEI. This position is a one-year, fixed-term position, renewable annually based on funding and satisfactory performance.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.

Required Degree

Bachelors -Any field of agriculture and natural resources

Desired Degree


Minimum Requirements

Bachelor’s degree in any field of agriculture and natural resources, education, business, business administration, sociology, communications, or agribusiness. Minimum of three years’ experience in program or project development and coordination, preferably in a higher education setting.

Desired Qualifications

Master’s degree preferred. Three years’ experience working in diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). Experience facilitating, developing, and conducting presentations related to DEI. Knowledge of higher education organizations.

Required Application Materials

1) Resume/CV.

2) Cover letter describing your interest in the position with an emphasis on your experience and philosophical approach(es) to achieving a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

3) Names and contact information for three professional references.


MSU Statement

Michigan State University has been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 160 years. One of the top research universities in the world, MSU pushes the boundaries of discovery and forges enduring partnerships to solve the most pressing global challenges while providing life-changing opportunities to a diverse and inclusive academic community through more than 200 programs of study in 17 degree-granting colleges.

Advertised: Aug 13, 2020 Eastern Daylight Time

Applications close: Aug 27, 2020 Eastern Daylight Time