Assistant Director, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for Student Success - Roger Williams University

Rhode Island, United States
Salary Not specified
Nov 18, 2020
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time
Roger Williams University

Location: Bristol, RI Category: Staff positions Posted On: Tue Nov 17 2020 Job Description:

Under the primary supervision of the Director of Institutional Diversity, Equity and Inclusion along with a critically important and shared reporting relationship to the Director of the Tutoring Center, the Assistant Director will have primary responsibility for implementing access and success activities for low-income students and 1st generation college students of color. Strategies and initiatives must be based in consideration of national best practices, research, current programs and resources available. This position requires thoughtful and strategic advocacy on academic, economic, campus environment, and social justice issues impacting underrepresented and marginalized students.

The Assistant Director will work with the Intercultural Center and the Center for Student Academic Success, as well as partners across campus, to create structures that advance the achievement of RWU's diversity, equity and inclusion, retention and student success goals. The Assistant Director will develop and implement connections with campus academic support programs in CSAS and out of classroom support resources within Student Life.

The incumbent is responsible for mentoring and advising students who are participants in programs under DEI as well as students who are not in a DEI program but who identify as students of color, low income and first generation. The Assistant Director will engage with faculty and staff to create mentor relationships, particularly for first-year students. The Assistant Director will work and interact with student clubs and organizations and may be asked to serve as an advisor.

The Assistant Director will create a coherent, centralized data collection base using campus systems such as Colleague and TutorTrac to measure student success through both quantitative and qualitative measures. The person in this position will collect, analyze and share this information on a regular basis with internal and external partners.

Serve as the primary coordinator of success and affinity initiatives for students in SOAR, P2P, and student identity affinity spaces and organizations. Co-coordinate Summer pre-college opportunities.

Direct success programs and opportunities designed to support and empower underrepresented students. Lead affinity based initiatives designed to support a welcoming climate and help retain underrepresented students. Establish positive and supportive relationships with underrepresented students and people across campus who support the students.

Data collection
Establish and maintain a collaborative relationship with Institutional Research is critically important. Data collection and maintenance of databases for tracking the success and challenges of the program and plans to make changes in the services provided.

Track student progress and be involved with communicating with faculty, advising and tutoring offices. Track warning grades, GPA, academic schedule timelines, and financial aid.

Assist the directors to facilitate grant application submission for additional funding to the operational budget of the programs.

Initiatives and Training
Engage in the development and implementation of access, success and equity programs and initiatives.

Collaborate with the Directors on the coordination and implementation of initiatives, programs and practices that support institutional strategies to foster diversity, equity and inclusion and collaborate with critical partners in Student Life, the Center for Student Academic Success, Enrollment Management and Financial Aid.

Participate in division and University-wide initiatives, programs and committees as appropriate

Assist with and develop marketing and publicity strategies for access and success initiatives and programs for underserved students (1st generation, students of color, low income, etc.).

Support the recruitment of underrepresented students by staffing open houses and accepted student days and partnering with Admissions in their outreach and pre-college program efforts.

Outreach and connect with students in the programs as well as connect with students not part of these programs who will also look to the position for support.

Organizational Assistance
Supervise work study students, interns or volunteers focused on access and success.

Perform administrative, non-clerical duties to support efforts.

Job Requirements:

Bachelor's in related field..

At least two to three years of direct, full-time experience designing and implementing access and success programs for underrepresented students (including mentoring, identity development, and advising).

Knowledge and understanding of the factors supporting the success of underrepresented students (i.e. students of color, low-income students, 1st generation, etc.).

Demonstrated knowledge and experience working with underserved and marginalized students.

Demonstrated experience working and communicating effectively with diverse populations and creating inclusive and equitable communities. Strong leadership and organizational skills.

Established record of building positive relationships.

Ability to think creatively, multi-task and work well both independently and collaboratively.

Excellent written and oral communication skills. Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.

Available to work evenings and weekends.

Preferred Qualifications
Masters degree in related field,.

Experience working in a higher education setting.

Experience advising students and program implementations.

Experience developing and facilitating trainings and programs on equity, diversity and inclusion.

Experience leading identity development initiatives.

Experience in data management.

Demonstrated history of using equity, diversity and inclusion lens in delivering programs and services.

At the University's discretion, the education and experience prerequisites may be excepted where the candidate can demonstrate, to the satisfaction of the University, an equivalent combination of education and experience specifically preparing the candidate for success in the position.

Additional Information:

Roger Williams University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and committed to a diverse workforce. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable state and federal law. For information on our Non-discrimination policy, visit here.

RWU prohibits all forms of discrimination on the basis of sex in its education programs and activities and is required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX) and its implementing regulations not to discriminate in such a manner. Complaints of Title IX sexual harassment should be reported to the Title IX Coordinator at the contact information listed below. Details regarding the formal complaint process can be found here: Title IX Sexual Harassment Policy and Procedures. All complaints of sexual harassment will be taken seriously and responded to promptly. TITLE IX COORDINATOR: Dr. Jen Stanley, 1 Old Ferry Road, Bristol, RI 02809 / Phone Number: (401) 254-3123 /Email Address:

Salaries for new hires at Roger Williams University usually fall between the minimum and midpoint of the salary range.

Minimum 25th Midpoint 75th Maximum

$45,970 $50,487 $55,006 $59,523 $64,041


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