Director of the Center at Moore Hall

Founded in 1917, Providence College (PC) is a premier Catholic liberal arts institution steadfastly committed to academic excellence through a dynamic core curriculum, a distinctive Development of Western Civilization Program, and abundant experiential learning opportunities. The only U.S. higher education institution administered by the Dominican Friars, PC is committed to providing a variety of opportunities for intellectual, social, moral, and spiritual growth in a supportive environment. Providence College believes that cultural and intellectual pluralism is essential to the excellence of its academic programs, and strives to foster an academic culture and campus community reflecting the global environment in which we live and work.

The approximately 105-acre campus is situated in Rhode Island’s capital city and is close to the many cultural and educational offerings of Rhode Island’s “renaissance city.” Additionally, Providence is located an hour from Boston and just a few hours from New York City.

For years, Providence College has been recognized in the U.S. News & World Report “Regional Universities – North Category” and has been commended by several other ranking publications.

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Position Title Director of the Center at Moore Hall Overview

Provide vision, planning, and implementation of the office of Institutional Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion ( IDEI ) arts, cultural, intellectual and community engagement events, programs and initiatives through the management of daily operations, and supervision, of the Center at Moore Hall and the PC Smith Hill Annex. In keeping with the College’s Catholic and Dominican Mission, cultivate a supportive community environment that promotes, equity, inclusion, and sense of belonging responsive to the diverse backgrounds from which our students, faculty, and staff. Create a climate that values the identities of historically marginalized people, and that celebrates and honors the collective identities and perspectives of people within the community. As a multi-purpose, multi-cultural, student-centered space focused on the arts, culture, and social justice, the Director will facilitate connections between faculty, students, staff, student organizations, members of the local Smith Hill, Elmhurst neighborhoods, and the Providence Community. Ensure a vibrant social, intellectual, and cultural, environment guided by the foundational themes of creativity, collaboration, and intellectual engagement. Provide leadership on the PC Community Advisory Committee, and work toward building and maintaining strong community relationships with off-campus stakeholders in order to further develop and advance the College’s presence in the community and civic spaces.

Essential Duties:

1. The Director, working with graduate and undergraduate students, will monitor and manage the use of the space within the Center at Moore Hall for the academic, arts/culture, social, intellectual and community activities consistent with the vision to ensure quality and relevance of programs/activities, and equity in access to a broad range of campus stakeholders.

2. Drawing on the College’s Strategic Plan, PC200,Goal 2, “A Model of Love, Inclusivity, and Equity in a Diverse Community” and in collaboration with Mission and Ministry, Student Affairs, student organizations, academic departments, and other divisions of the College, the Director will develop a range of academic, educational, cultural, and social experiences for the campus community that will further the College’s progress toward greater equity, inclusion, and excellence. These include working with the Faculty in Residence at the Center more to develop, the “Intellectual Engagement Clusters Project”, and establishing exciting educational initiatives around a range of common priorities, through partnerships that include, but, not limited to, arts and humanities programs, the departments of Asian Studies, Black Studies, Global Studies, Sociology, Theater, Women and Gender Studies, the Feinstein Institute, STEM, business programs, and PC Galleries.

3. Actively participate in institution-wide strategic priorities around diversity such as cultural intelligence education and DEI certificate programs developed in conjunction with the IDEI Director of Education, Training, and Assessment, employee-wide DEI professional development programs, Difficult Dialogues initiatives, etc.

4. Develop a variety of effective quantitative and qualitative assessment tools related to participation in, and quality of, programs and initiatives as well as space utilization. Convene the Center at Moore Hall Committee.

5. Oversee the PC/Smith Hill Annex located in the Providence community on Douglas Avenue. Work with the PC Annex Committee and a graduate assistant to strengthen the connection between the College and the greater external community. Provide access and opportunities for collaborative programs, events, and projects in a space that will serve community organizations, members of the neighbor communities and Providence College.

Marginal Duties:

1. Perform all other duties as may be required.

Education and Experience Required

• Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution required. Master’s Degree in higher education, counseling, sociology, or a related field preferred.

• Minimum of five years’ experience in higher education or an equivalent combination of education and experience required.

• Strong background in successfully supporting the personal, cultural, and academic development of first generation college students.

• Specific knowledge and skills addressing the needs of students of color and undocumented students.

• Ability to engage and collaborate with a diverse range of campus stakeholders on campus and in the local Providence community (artists, educators, scholars, and community activists).

• Ability to work with artists, community based organizations, and local leaders sin advancing an organization’s mission.

Physical Demands Employee Status Full Time Union Status Non-Union Shift: If other, please enter regular schedule. EEO Statement

Providence College does not discriminate against any person because of race, color, national and ethnic
origin, sex, gender, except where gender is a bona fide occupational qualification, sexual orientation,
gender identity, religion, disability, age, veteran status, or genetic information. The College will develop,
and from time to time update, an affirmative action program and will insist on a good-faith effort on the
part of its employees to comply with the program. The College will request and expect its agents and
those with whom it conducts its affairs to meet the commitment of this important program.

Requisition Number AS464P Closing Date Open Until Filled Special Instructions to Applicants Supplemental Questions

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Documents Needed To Apply
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Letter of Recommendation

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