CASE is a global not-for-profit and membership association whose vision is to advance education to transform lives and society. Its mission is to inspire, challenge and equip communities of professionals to act effectively and with integrity to champion the success of their institutions. Advancing education in over 3,600 member institutions, CASE serves over 85,000 members in 82 countries.
Broad and growing communities of professional practice gather under the global CASE umbrella. Currently these include advancement services, alumni relations, communications, fundraising, government relations, institutional leadership and marketing. Individual members are at all stages of their career and may be working in universities, schools, colleges, cultural organizations or other not-for-profits. CASE membership also includes many corporate partners. CASE uses the intellectual capital and professional talents of an army of volunteers to advance its work.
CASE works across all continents from its regional offices in Washington DC, London, Singapore, Australia and Mexico City. CASE works to achieve a seamless experience for all its stakeholders: particularly its members, volunteers and staff. Working together across time zones and borders, CASE staff in all offices seek to make the ambitious OneCASE aspiration a reality.
We are excited to announce we are developing an Opportunity & Inclusion Center within our Development, Culture & Talent Division and are seeking our first Senior Director!
As our inaugural Sr. Director, OIC, your current purpose is:
Provides leadership and oversight of the OIC: Opportunity and Inclusion Center in developing and executing a comprehensive strategy of diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging for CASE members with the goal of building DEIB acumen for the profession
Builds advancement capacity for minority serving institutions and indigenous communities with the goal of sustaining access and creating opportunities for future generations of minority, first-generation and low-income students
Drives activities to promote growth of diversity and successfully attracts, hires and maintains a continuous global talent pipeline including the CASE Advancement Internship Program, Graduate Trainee Program and student initiatives
Provides oversight to CASE Career Central
Positively and successfully manage two additional roles.
Essential functions include but are not limited to:
Envisions, prioritizes, and launches outreach efforts of the OIC: Opportunity and Inclusion Center.
Develops and guides initiatives to serve minority serving institutions (MSIs) and indigenous communities in creating capacity building.
Provides leadership to enhance and promote growth of the profession including student advancement and mid-career professionals.
Provides leadership to Career Central to ensure a robust and dynamic online career hub as a member service. Determines strategies for revenue enhancements, promotion, functionality, usefulness and integration with other CASE products and services.
5. Oversees the development and implementation of an internal organization-wide talent management strategy through execution of various initiatives, programs, and resources.
Fiscal Management/Budget Responsibilities/Judicious Use of Resources
Oversees multiple related annual budgets
Exercises fiscal responsibility in the utilization of all resources including DEIB and talent management programs and other general expenditures.
Maintains ongoing contact with key CASE volunteers and members to solicit customer feedback and input, to enhance customer satisfaction, and to cultivate potential members and volunteers.
Explores opportunities to speak and present at conferences, MSI activities and student events.
Collaborates with respective CASE district volunteers in implementation and execution of coordinated efforts between DEIB, MSI and student initiatives.
Liaises with CASE colleagues in other parts of the world to ensure the best sharing of ideas, expertise, and knowledge.
Ensures that plans and programs are in place to advance CASE’S inclusivity goals. Demonstrates by example and communicates ways in which each CASE employee can enhance his or her awareness of the importance of inclusivity to the organization.
Supervises two staff member who reports directly to this position and holds direct reports responsible their work
In keeping with the CASE Values Statement, ensure that CASE is well represented by exercising a high degree of professionalism, accuracy, and ethics, in all activities, services, and products.
Performs Other Duties and Responsibilities as Assigned by the Supervisor
This position may be eligible for partial telecommuting. Unable to provide sponsorship at this time.
Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time. This document represents a description of intended job content and should not be construed in any way to be a contract of employment.
Experience and Education
A bachelor’s degree in a related field
A minimum of seven (7) years of progressively responsible work experience in diversity and inclusion. Recognition as an accomplished leader in the DEI profession
A demonstrated commitment to DEI’s diverse and underserved constituencies.
A clear understanding of the challenges and opportunities for diversifying the educational advancement profession.
Experience in talent management best practices.
Experience in current trends and innovative tools and methods.
Management and budgetary experience in a related setting required.
Master’s degree or other post-graduate degree in an appropriate field/DEI certification preferred.
Skills and Abilities
Ability to think and act strategically
Exercise sound judgment
Participate in executive-level decision making and policy setting
Able to address complex DEIB issues
Engage leadership across the organization and its volunteer groups
About Council for Advancement and Support of Education
The Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) is a professional association serving educational institutions and the advancement professionals who work on their behalf in alumni relations, communications, development, marketing and allied areas. CASE helps its members build stronger relationships with their alumni and donors, raise funds for campus projects, produce recruitment materials, market their institutions to prospective students, diversify the profession, and foster public support of education. Key facts about CASE:
Founded in 1974 as the result of a merger between the American Alumni Council and the American College Public Relations Association
Maintains headquarters in Washington, D.C., with offices in London (Europe, 1994), Singapore (Asia-Pacific, 2007) and Mexico City (Latina America, 2011)
Is one of the world's largest nonprofit educational associations in terms of institutional membership
Includes more than 3,600 colleges and universities, primary and secondary independent and international schools, and nonprofit organizations in more than 82 countries around the globe
Serves nearly 90,000 advancement professionals on the sta...ffs of member institutions
Led by volunteers with more than 4,850 advancement professionals serving as board members, speakers, authors, conferences planners and more