Director of the Office of Equity, Inclusion and Employee Well-Being

  • Full Time
  • Madison

Website University of Wisconsin

JOB NO:273903-AS

JOB SUMMARY: About the Office of Human Resources:
The Office of Human Resources (OHR) serves employees on campus in the development, implementation and evaluation of comprehensive personnel, employee learning, and employment relations matters. Through consultation, communication, and support, OHR assists campus in all human resources needs and demands of the changing higher education environment.

About the Office of Equity, Inclusion & Employee Well-being:
The Office of Equity, Inclusion & Employee Well-being is a unit within OHR that strives to provide high level consultation, support, and resources to schools, colleges, divisions, and units to support the creation and sustainability of healthy, equitable, and inclusive policies, systems, and environments for employees to engage, grow, and thrive on campus. This unit is grounded in centering our individual and collective humanity, one that is deeply embedded in and informed by the historical realities of systemic racism and requires us to continuously engage with the tensions and intersections of racial equity. Our goal is to center the needs of employees by creating and transforming our campus spaces through an equity-minded and justice-focused lens.

About the Equity, Inclusion & Employee Well-being Director role:
The successful candidate will be a strategic thinker and collaborative leader with a successful record of leading Equity, Inclusion, Diversity, Experience and/or Well-Being initiatives in a complex environment with multiple constituencies. They will direct the institutional-level development, coordination, and implementation of employee equity, diversity, inclusion, experience and well-being policy, system, environment, and programmatic strategies to support, enhance and improve the well-being, knowledge, and skills of all employees and the campus community. They will also provide strategic direction, consultation, and resources to leadership, supervise staff, and serve as a partner to campus and community stakeholders. The successful candidate will supervise a team (currently numbering 6) of specialized consultants.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Directs the institutional-level development, coordination, and implementation of employee equity, diversity, inclusion, experience and well-being policy, system, environment, and programmatic strategies to support, enhance and improve the well-being, knowledge, and skills of all employees and the campus community. Provides strategic direction, consultation and resources to leadership, supervises staff, and serves as a partner to campus and community stakeholders

  • 15% Implements institutional strategic employee equity, diversity, inclusion, experience and well-being initiatives, directs daily operations of staff, and allocates resources to achieve objectives in alignment with established initiatives
  • 25% Serves as subject matter expert and advisor to leadership, assists with the development and implementation of employee equity, diversity, inclusion, experience and well-being initiatives strategies, and disseminates best practices and provides updates on talent acquisition, talent development, health promotion and employee retention objectives and initiatives
  • 20% Develops strategy, objectives, and initiatives by reviewing and analyzing population and employee-level data and recommendations that will achieve health-supporting systems, policies and environments through employee equity, diversity, inclusion, experience and well-being goals and institutional objectives
  • 15% Conducts and evaluates population and employee-level data with internal and external key stakeholders to create, develop, facilitate, and build capacity for innovative employee equity, diversity, inclusion, experience and well-being interventions
  • 15% Exercises supervisory authority, including hiring, transferring, suspending, promoting, managing conduct and performance, discharging, assigning, rewarding, disciplining, and/or approving hours worked of at least 2.0 full-time equivalent (FTE) employees
  • 10% Develops and sustains campus and community partnerships to align employee equity, diversity, inclusion, experience, and well-being efforts across the institution.
INSTITUTIONAL STATEMENT ON DIVERSITY: Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background – people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion

Bachelor’s Degree

Master’s Degree

– At least 3 years of work in a supervisory role
– Experience creating or contributing to policy development or evaluation
– Experience initiating or supporting programs related to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and/or Well-Being
– Experience collecting, interpreting, and reporting on data
– Experience working in higher education
WORK TYPE: Full Time: 100%

This position may require some work to be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location. Some work may be performed remotely, at an offsite, non-campus work location.

SALARY: Negotiable
ANNUAL (12 months)
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Please note that successful applicants are responsible for ensuring their eligibility to work in the United States (i.e. a citizen or national of the United States, a lawful permanent resident, a foreign national authorized to work in the United States without the need of employer sponsorship) on or before the effective date of appointment.
HOW TO APPLY: To begin the application process, click the “apply now” button. Please submit a cover letter referring to your related work experience and a resume detailing your educational and professional background.
CONTACT: Emma Sippel
[email protected]
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1. See RELAY_SERVICE for further information.

OFFICIAL TITLE: Eq & Well-Being Dir (Inst)(HR068)
EMPLOYMENT CLASS: Academic Staff-Renewable
The University of Wisconsin-Madison is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, including but not limited to, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, pregnancy, disability, or status as a protected veteran and other bases as defined by federal regulations and UW System policies. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability, you can find information about how to make a request at the following website:

Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinary policies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, and on-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statistics for the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a paper copy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin Police Department.

APPLICATIONS OPEN:JAN 23 2023 Central Standard Time

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