University of Michigan – DEI Program Manager & Investigator

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Job Summary

Reports to: Executive Director, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI)

Position Summary: As the DEI Program Manager and investigator, you will report directly to the Executive Director, DEI in the Office of University Development. This position will support DEI planning, execution, and reporting needs and support the organizational infrastructure to advance a safe and respectful fundraising environment. This includes managing the annual DEI planning and reporting process; serving as a primary investigator for unwelcome interactions involving external constituents; and analyzing our internal advancement, compensation, and reward system. This is a full time, term limited position ending after two (2) years from the hire date and is eligible for benefits. Before the end of the term limit, it could be considered for a term extension or for transition to an open-ended position.

Mission Statement
The Office of University Development maximizes private support for the University of Michigan through high-quality collaboration with the development programs of schools, colleges, and units. We also provide fundraising leadership through the stimulation and facilitation of healthy, productive and life-long relationships with our colleagues, alumni, friends, foundations and corporations.

The U-M development community is committed to attracting, developing and retaining a diverse and thriving workforce, and demonstrating respect and inclusivity for all.


Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: 50% Fundraising staff, including our U-M student staff, must be able to grow, thrive and contribute openly to a diverse, equitable, inclusive workplace. OUD works to embody principles of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) in hiring and recruiting, onboarding and training, promotions and compensation, in our day-to-day work environment and in internal activities and communications. We strive to make the University’s donor pool more diverse and inclusive, and engage our development partners in other U-M schools, colleges and units in practices of DEI.

Responsibilities include:

DEI Planning, Execution, and Reporting 25%

Oversee the annual DEI planning and reporting process, including tracking and reporting on all DEI KPIs and progress throughout the FY
In partnership with the Prospect Development and Analytics team and Data Management team, provide support around data acquisition and usage of DEI-related data

In partnership with the Development Services and Strategic Solutions team, consistently update and improve reports on DEI-related fundraising activities at U-M

Research Analysis 15%

Participate in discussions on analysis and improvement of data acquisition, collection, and usage

Aggregate analysis for presentation and discussion with senior leadership

Contribute to study reports or manuscripts by preparing tables, graphs, charts, or other displays

Create and maintain study documentation

Contribute to the development of methods to evaluate progress of data collection on new projects

Conduct semi-structured qualitative interviews and/or focus groups as needed

Program Management 10%

Serve as DEI Implementation Lead for OUD and attend monthly University-wide DEI meetings

Provide program management support around all DEI-related committees, councils, and meetings

Advancing a Safe and Respectful Environment: 50%

OUD is committed to ensuring that all staff members are valued and work in an environment that is safe and supportive. OUD employees interface with a wide community of people, both internal and external to the university. In working with constituents such as alumni, donors, and parents, OUD recognizes that employees may sometimes encounter situations that might be considered inappropriate or offensive. While the university has established policies and procedures for investigating claims of discrimination and harassment, we want to provide supplementary protocols for, organizational response to, and reporting of unwelcome interactions with external constituents.

Case Management 20%

Support the OUD Situational Response Team, a subset of the senior leadership team that provides the vice president with recommendations around concerns with external constituents raised by staff

Oversee the management of the OUD case review process as it relates to concerns with external constituents

Manage communication and reporting process around cases

Work closely with the Office of Institutional Equity, Talent Management, and University HR around each process

Conduct audits and generate trend data reports to inform training, best practices, and community dialogues

Higher Education Fundraising Collaborative Staffing Support 15%

Administratively staff the Higher Education Fundraising Collaborative to advance a safe and respectful fundraising environment. This includes, but is not limited to:

Event design and coordination including attendee guest list, calendaring, catering, room reservation and set up (tables/chairs, technology, etc.), note taking, etc.

Act as first line of support for the collaborative to assist them in completing their objectives and deliverables

Coordinate the effective scheduling of complex meetings and retreats, anticipating needs and exercising discretion and judgment as top priorities

Coordinate multiple input requests from peer institutions (e.g., collecting information for assessment and planning purposes, drafting documents for review, etc.)

Organizational Protocol and Process Development, Execution, and Review 15%

Develop and update protocol and processes on an annual or as needed timeline to ensure current and best practices related to critical incidents, mental and physical health and safety procedures

Continue to modify our organizational response system to meet the needs of care providers in case management

Convene partner meetings across the University to calibrate best practices in safety and compliance with Division of Public Safety and Security, OIE, and University HR

Facilitate protocol review and creation in response to concerns raised by stakeholders across the development community that result in consistent safety messages

Facilitate civility and bystander trainings for U-M development staff
Other responsibilities as required.

Required Qualifications*

  • Bachelor degree in a related field.
  • Minimum of four (4) years of full-time progressively responsible professional experience in organizational development, harassment prevention, or a related field.
  • Experience with qualitative interview techniques.
  • Experience with qualitative and quantitative data analysis.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Strong communication and listening skills.
  • Demonstrated leadership ability to develop strategic plans, implement programs, organize, initiate, and motivate staff and interact successfully with faculty and academic leaders.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (both oral and written), sound organizational abilities, a high level of sophistication and maturity in social and professional settings, and a high degree of creative initiative.

Desired Qualifications*

  • Working knowledge of the philosophy of restorative practices and its utility in educational settings.
  • Knowledge of Clery reporting, Title IX , FERPA and other related compliance mandates.
  • Demonstrated skill in developing and sustaining collaborative and culturally inclusive relationships.
  • Considerable leadership experience with crisis response and ability to develop and implement an organizational vision, strategy and goals.
  • The ability to communicate and relate effectively with diverse students, staff and faculty.

Additional Information
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Application Deadline
Although the Posting End Date may indicate otherwise, this job may be filled and closed anytime after a posting duration of seven calendar days.

U-M EEO/AA Statement
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.