Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion - Division of
Development and Alumni Relations
The Pennsylvania State University is seeking a Human Resources
Manager to lead the Division of Development & Alumni Relations
(DDAR) efforts to improve diversity, equity, and inclusion
throughout the organization through the formalization of these
values in programs, processes, structures, and policies in DDAR.
They will oversee and assess the diversity, equity, and inclusion
goals for the DDAR Strategic Plan and be a resource to staff,
alumni, and volunteers, providing leadership in serving
increasingly diverse alumni and donor populations. This individual
- Serve as an advisor to the VP for Development and Alumni
Relations and their leadership team regarding equity, inclusion,
- Lead initiatives to improve the diversity, equity, and
inclusiveness of the division. This person will, in concert with
the vice president and DDAR leadership, identify, develop, and
implement strategies and tools that will effect measurable change
in DDAR's DEI efforts, including solidifying the infrastructure for
the office and institutionalizing successful programs throughout
the Division. Institutionalize diversity, equity, and inclusion
into the processes and structures of DDAR. Represent the division
with related university-wide efforts.
- Develop and execute strategies designed to encourage a more
diverse and welcoming environment, as well as fostering a positive
climate of inclusion throughout Development and Alumni
- Play a leadership role for DDAR in the university's and
industry's efforts to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion.
This includes recruitment and retention, assessments and reporting,
and interaction with alumni. Where appropriate, serve on
university-wide initiatives aimed at furthering Penn State's
efforts on inclusion, equity, and diversity.
- Provide consultation and coaching to units in the Division to
improve intercultural agility to more effectively solicit and
impact DE&I fundraising for the institution and its various
units and engage with an increasingly diverse alumni constituency.
Develop, execute, and/or coordinate training opportunities for DDAR
staff to improve, understanding, and skills related to diversity,
equity, and inclusion.
- Establish and monitor the progress of accountability metrics to
assess DDAR diversity and inclusion efforts.
This position typically requires a Bachelor's degree or higher plus
8 years of related experience or an equivalent combination of
education and experience. Additional years of experience preferred.
This position will require successful completion of standard
The Pennsylvania State University is committed to and accountable
for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all of its forms.
We embrace individual uniqueness, foster a culture of inclusive
excellence that supports both broad and specific diversity
initiatives, leverage the educational and institutional benefits of
diversity, and engage all individuals to help them thrive. We value
inclusive excellence as a core strength and an essential element of
our public service mission.
A Greater Penn State for 21st Century Excellence Campaign and
Penn State is a leading institution in furthering the public good
while fulfilling our land-grant mission for a new era. This
record-setting strategic fundraising initiative reflects our
commitment to three core imperatives: greaterpennstate.psu.edu;
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