Reporting to the Chief Diversity Officer, the Director of Institutional Diversity, Equity and Inclusion will be a strategic and visionary leader and collaborative partner focused on the retention and thriving of minoritized students, the creation of a welcoming and inclusive climate, and the intercultural development of all students. The director will be joining the campus at a critical time as the University develops and begins to implement an institutional Strategic plan that foregrounds equity, diversity and inclusion.
The Director will supervise multicultural student initiatives, LGBTQ student initiatives and International student initiatives, each led by an Assistant Director. Each of these areas has a renewed focused on student success and equity with new mentoring and support programs launching in the fall. It will be the Director's responsibility to build a cohesive team made up of the three area Assistant Directors, the office manager, an Americorps VISTA, and student workers that collaborate at the intersection of identities, connect with partners across campus and support institutional goals. Currently, there are two centers: the Intercultural Center and the Queer and Trans Resource Center. The director will have an opportunity to shape the future structure of the Unit.
As a seasoned practitioner grounded in research, theory and practice that supportequity, the Director will work will be a trusted advisor to the Chief Diversity Officer and a critical partner with leaders in student life, Academic Affairs, the center for student academic success, CSALTT, Enrollment Management, faculty and others to build and support an infrastructure that fosters equity and embeds diversity and inclusion into all core operations of the institution.
The Director will be expected to serve as an educator, role model and advocate for students in a visible and interactive manner. Other responsibilities include assisting students, faculty and administrators in creating a pluralistic, respectful, campus community that appreciates and supportsdiversity.
Administration and Budget Duties:
Leadership in the Division
Minimum of 5 years of progressively responsibleexperience
Deep knowledge of access and success and factors that impact inclusion
Understanding of intersectionality and the needs of multiple minoritized groups including populations served by the three Assistant Directors
Experience designing intercultural and social justice development programs, especially faculty, staff and student training that is developmental, scaffolded and draws from a variety of disciplines and approaches
Experience using disaggregated data to drive decisions and design programs
Evidence of the ability to develop and maintain strong, collaborative relationships with a wide variety of constituents
Supervisory experience, especially serving as an administrative leader and a coach and mentor to early career professionals
Demonstrated success creating, developing, and implementing programs and services related to the position
Strong understanding and commitment to multicultural, international and LGBTQ diversity issues of students
Excellent interpersonal skills demonstrated across all levels of the University
Knowledge of federal reporting systems and regulations related to international students, including SEVIS
Excellent oral, written, and technology skills with advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and utilization. Ability to prioritize multiple projects and work in a fast-paced environment and meet deadlines
Openness to feedback and coaching
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