• Assistant Director of the HHMI Inclusive Excellence Grant Program

    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(10/29/2018 9:34 AM)
    Number of Openings
    Closing Date
    Open until Filled
    Type of Search
    Who May Apply
    This position is open to all qualified applicants.
    Position Number
    St Paul
    College of Arts and Sciences
    FLSA Status
    Employment Type
    Full-Time Staff
    Assigned Months per Year
    Benefits Eligible

    The University of St. Thomas invites qualified candidates to apply for an Assistant Director of the HHMI Inclusive Excellence Grant Program.


    This is anticipated to be a five year, grant-funded position. The position is subject to ongoing funding during that period. To learn more about the HHMI Inclusive Excellence Grant, click HERE

    Inspired by Catholic intellectual tradition, the University of St. Thomas educates students to be morally responsible leaders who think critically, act wisely, and work skillfully to advance the common good. A successful candidate will possess a commitment to the ideals of this mission statement.

    The University of St. Thomas offers a competitive and comprehensive benefits program, which includes:

    • Up to 100% tuition remission for employees, spouses, and dependents upon eligibility
    • A generous Employer retirement contribution of 9.4% of annual salary upon eligibility
    • Medical, dental, and vision options
    • Employer-paid disability, life, and AD&D benefits


    The University of St. Thomas was recently awarded a five-year HHMI Inclusive Excellence grant to improve inclusivity in the STEM education environment. The Assistant Director (AD) of the grant program will help develop, direct, and assess grant related programs at the University of St. Thomas. The assistant director would support multiple organizations and help build bridges between programs and create new opportunities related to inclusive excellence and STEM education. 



    • Network, recruit from and act as liaison with STEM departments, faculty, staff and student organizations to promote inclusive excellence. Develop collaborations with related organizations and programs, both on and off campus, to enrich student experiences and leverage opportunities that arise.  
    • Help initiate, coordinate, and oversee a new STEM mentoring program, including faculty and peer mentor training and program planning, recruitment, and assessment.  
    • Research and collect data to analyze grant progress toward grant objectives; evaluate impact of programming on faculty, students, staff; and produce other reports as requested.
    • Develop means of sharing projects and findings with internal and external stakeholders and professional networks including, for example, a web presence, project displays, academic papers and presentations, and related products.
      • Internal stakeholders may include the Center for Faculty Development, Grants and Research Office, Student Diversity and Inclusion Services, Center for Student Achievement, Center for the Common Good, Office of Student Affairs, and academic departments and programs
    • Provide leadership and input in conceptualizing, planning, and implementing additional inclusivity-related initiatives connected to teaching, research, policy, and service.
    • Develop and maintain Inclusive Excellence communications including websites, internal communication programs, and social media.
    • Supervise student workers and other staff, as appropriate.


    Minimum Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field
    • Five years of program management experience

    Preferred Qualifications 

    • Master’s degree or greater from an accredited college or university in a field with an emphasis on Inclusion and Diversity, Organizational Learning, STEM Education, or a related field, plus three years of recent experience in higher education or in a similar role.

    On the University of St. Thomas Jobs page, follow the instructions to complete an online application which includes uploading a resume and copy/pasting a job specific cover letter.

    In light of its commitment to create and maintain a safe learning and working environment, employment with the University of St. Thomas requires consent and successful completion of a background screening.

    The University of St. Thomas, Minnesota Human Resources Department advertises the official job listing on its website at www.stthomas.edu/jobs.

    The University of St. Thomas is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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