Associate Director for Inclusion & Diversity, College of Science

Virginia Tech
Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Apr 15, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Description

The Associate Director for Inclusion and Diversity reports to the Director for Inclusion and Diversity for the College of Science (COS). The Associate Director for Inclusion and Diversity will provide leadership and support for initiatives to improve the campus and college climate, with particular emphasis on under-represented minority (URM) and under-served (US) undergraduate students in the COS.

Duties and Responsibilities

• Assist the College of Science Director for Inclusion and Diversity with student initiatives college-wide, including acting as liaison to the COS departmental diversity committees to help them develop, enact, and evaluate diversity initiatives for their students
• Develop and implement co-curricular programs with an emphasis on URM/US students in the COS (e.g., mentoring program, workshops, events); this would include partnering with SOAR and the living-learning communities (e.g., Orion) to both inform and host
supports and programs that are tailored to URM/US students in the COS
• Serve as a touch point in the Dean’s Office for URM undergraduate students; this would include serving as a student facing liaison with the SOAR office – working as an informal coach to URM students in order to triage students and make referrals to SOAR as
• Assist with planning and coordination of recruitment programs for URM undergraduate students, particularly those hosted by the Office of Inclusion and Diversity (e.g., Black College Institute, Hispanic College Institute)
• Be knowledgeable about and engaged with university resources/offices/support available to URM and US student populations, and work with COS advisors as an advocate for COS students that may benefit from these programs (e.g., SOAR, MAOP, Student Success Center, First-Generation Student Support, and the Cultural and Community Centers)
• Assist the COS academic advising team and First Year Experience instructors by developing materials to assist advisors and instructors with pre-orientation, orientation, career exploration, and academic advising for working with URM and US student populations
• Serve as a liaison between the COS and identity-based student organizations and community and cultural centers
• Assist in the collection of data, data analysis, and report generation to inform, evaluate, and assess COS efforts
• Participate in service, community engagement, and college outreach efforts, which may require working on some evenings and weekends, and some travel

Required Qualifications

• Master's in STEM or educational related field, with a Bachelor's in STEM
• Experience with support programs for students in STEM areas
• Knowledge of issues specific to under-represented minorities and under-served student populations

Preferred Qualifications

• Experience planning and coordinating recruitment programs for students
• Experience with mentoring programs
• Experience in teaching, group facilitation, and public speaking
• Experience with use of qualitative and quantitative methods for program assessment and evaluation

Appointment Type


Review Date

May 18th, 2021

Additional Information

The successful Candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check. Applicants will need to submit: Resume/CV, Cover Letter, References, and Diversity/Equity/Inclusion Statement.

About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges , a school of medicine , a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School , and Honors College . The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers . A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.

If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact Amber Robinson at during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.

Advertised: April 15, 2021
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