Director, Office for Inclusive Excellence



Posting Details

Posting Number N00690 Classification Title Tactical Leadership/Sr. Professional 190 Working Title Director, Office for Inclusive Excellence Employee Group Manager Bargaining Unit Management Location Main Campus Department Student Affairs Pay Rate Employment Type Regular FT Work Schedule
Position Summary

The Director, Office for Inclusive Excellence is a 12-month management position which serves as a member of the leadership team for the division of Student Affairs. Reporting to the Chief Student Affairs Officer, the Director provides leadership and strategic vision for building an inclusive, vibrant campus community for all students in order to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion. To this end, the incumbent leads efforts designed to assist students in succeeding in college (defined as graduating within six years). Activities to support this work may include: assisting with the transition to college, creating dialogues across communities of difference, and establishing spaces for students around identity and intersectionality. As such, the incumbent will work collaboratively with faculty and staff across the University to create educational support opportunities and teach students to effectively self-advocate. The incumbent will lead a team of professionals to design programs and interventions necessary to these efforts and supervise multiple professional, clerical, graduate, and student staff. The Director must effectively work with all university stakeholders to help ensure the success of all students with a particular focus on students with identities that have typically been marginalized or underrepresented in higher education.

Strategic Planning and Assessment (25%): Create and communicate a comprehensive and unifying vision for the Office for Inclusive Excellence. Create an environment in which students and staff can execute programs related to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Engage OIE students and staff in strategic planning, evaluation, and assessment of programs and activities. Establish cooperative relationships with other departments in the Division of Student Affairs and the university at large. Serve as a resource and consultant to staff within the division and across the university regarding student issues.

Program Development (25%): Supervise professional staff, graduate assistants, and student employees to facilitate programs and activities including, but not limited to: JumpStart First-year transition program, identity, advocacy, privilege and oppression, history and heritage celebrations, and intergroup dialogues. Create and implement innovative programs to support and affirm underrepresented students with their transition to college, create dialogues across communities of difference, and establish spaces for students around identity and intersectionality. Work collaboratively with faculty, staff and students across the university to create new initiatives and review current programs. Collaborate with academic programs to align curricular and co-curricular offerings. Programmatic efforts must be designed to educate and foster persistence to graduation.

Supervision and Management (20%): Supervise professional, graduate assistant, and student employee staff. Supervise interns. Conduct regular performance reviews. Review and modify position descriptions as appropriate. Provide leadership for the daily management of the office, including oversight of all technological, budgetary, contractual and office management matters.

Inclusive Environment (20%): Create a supportive and inclusive physical and metaphorical space for students who have identities that have typically been marginalized or underrepresented in higher education. Provide oversight of physical spaces for students, which currently includes: the Multicultural Student Lounge, the Pride Center, the Women’s Center, and the Veteran’s Center. Continually assess and evaluate which student groups the office should be serving.

Other duties as assigned (10%): Serve on university committees as appointed or assigned. Implement special projects as directed.

Minimum Qualifications

Master’s Degree in Higher Education Administration/Student Personnel or related field.
A minimum of seven years of experience as a professional staff member working in a student affairs or student services capacity. Experience planning and executing diversity, equity, and inclusion programming. Experience supervising professional and/or graduate staff.
Successful candidate must perform well in an interview and successfully deliver a formal presentation.

Preferred Qualifications

Direct experience managing a university office of multicultural affairs, diversity and inclusion, or similar area. Demonstrated ability to positively impact recruitment, retention, and student success.


Posting Date 03/23/2021 Closing Date Open Until Filled Yes Notice of Non-Discrimination

Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, age, disability, age/or veteran status in its programs or activities in accordance with Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and University policies.

The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:

Assistant Vice President of Diversity and Equal Opportunity/Title IX Coordinator
305 Old Main Building
104 Maltby Avenue
Slippery Rock University
Slippery Rock, PA 16057
724.738.2016

Respect for Individuals in the Community

Slippery Rock University provides an environment that respects, encourages, and promotes the talents and contributions of all. Slippery Rock University values a community with a shared sense of purpose, where people demonstrate mutual respect and appreciation. Slippery Rock University values diversity that honors and includes all persons regardless of age, creed, disability, ethnic heritage, gender, gender identity, race, religion, sexual orientation, or socioeconomic status in academic and extracurricular endeavor, in the working environment, and in the daily life of the university community.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Undergraduate and graduate transcripts are required for this position. Applicants may upload either official or unofficial transcripts using the “Transcript” selection under Required Documents. Official transcripts will be required prior to appointment.

Full consideration will be given to applications received by April 9, 2021.

Recommended candidates will be required to complete criminal background check, including Act 34 Background Check and Act 151 (Child Abuse) Background Check and Federal Criminal ( FBI ) clearance prior to appointment.

Please provide three professional references in the application form.

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Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  3. Unofficial Transcripts
  4. Unofficial Transcripts 2
Optional Documents

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