Assistant Dean - Black and Indigenous Flourishing
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Reporting to the Dean, the Assistant Dean (Equity – Black and Indigenous Flourishing) will play a leadership role in moving the Faculty of Law towards being a leader in recruiting and supporting Black and Indigenous law students.
File review will begin on Monday, 8 March 2021, 23:59 ET.
In particular, the Assistant Dean will:
- Work with the Dean to advance and implement McGill’s Action Plan to Address Anti-Black Racism 2020-2025 and McGill’s Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) Strategic Plan 2020-2025 within the Faculty of Law;
- Collaborate closely within the Faculty of Law and McGill to develop initiatives and resources responsive to the distinct needs of Black law students and challenges faced by them;
- Work with Admissions & Recruitment to provide systematic and structured support to prospective Black and Indigenous students in the application process (e.g. workshop and information sessions);
- Work with the Student Affairs Office to promote the retention and success of Black and Indigenous Law students, including through academic advising, peer mentorship, and events;
- Work with the Career Development Office to provide tailored professional guidance and support, including opportunities to connect with and learn from Black and Indigenous professionals in law and other disciplines, and through the engagement of McGill Law’s Black and Indigenous alumni communities;
- Serve as a Faculty liaison for student groups and associations, including the Black Law Students’ Association of McGill, and provide leadership around the Faculty’s community outreach activities;
- Provide input and strategic advice to the Dean and members of the Faculty’s senior administration on matters related to race and equity, including anti-Black racism and decolonization;
- Champion the needs and interests of Black and Indigenous law students within the McGill community, including working with colleagues in Student Services, the Office of the Dean of Students, and Teaching & Learning Services;
- Supervise the operation and expansion of our LEX high school outreach program.
Other qualifying skills and/or abilities
English and French, spoken and written. Excellent judgment, discretion, and professionalism. A degree in law.
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