Allegheny College, a small selective national liberal arts
college, invites applications for the position of Assistant Dean
for Institutional Diversity. The position is a full-time, exempt
position reporting to the Dean for Institutional Diversity in the
Office of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (ODEI).
ODEI’s primary mission is advancing inclusive
excellence at Allegheny College by shaping, implementing, and
supporting policies, strategies, and initiatives in support of the
College’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Reporting to and working closely with the senior diversity
officer of the College (Dean for Institutional Diversity), the
Assistant Dean for Institutional Diversity (ADID) supports the
development, implementation, and assessment of campus-wide
professional development and training initiatives to promote
inclusive excellence and intercultural competence. The ADID
supports the identification, design, and implementation of
resources, training modules, workshops, presentations, programs,
and services that will cultivate and sustain diverse, equitable,
and inclusive environments for learning, working, and living across
the College. The ADID will join a dynamic team of colleagues in the
ODEI which includes the IDEAS (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity,
Access, & Social Justice) Center and the Office of Spiritual
and Religious Life and is led by the Dean for Institutional
Diversity. The ODEI also works closely with the Director of Faculty
Diversity & Inclusion.
- Shared responsibility with the College’s senior diversity
officer (Dean for Institutional Diversity) for the development and
leadership of intercultural education activities, trainings, and
programs that educate and promote awareness, understanding, and
appreciation of diversity, equity and inclusion on campus.
- Contribute significantly to ODEIs ongoing efforts to increase
the intercultural competence and intergroup dialogue skills of all
members of the campus community, including delivering DEI-related
workshops and programming
- Assist in research, development, and implementation of
strategies to measure and assess the success of institution-wide
progress on creating a diverse and equitable work and learning
- Collaborate with College Relations as regards ODEI and
campus-wide DEI-related communications, websites, and
- Along with the DID, co-chair the Bias Incident Response
- Serve on campus-wide committees representing ODEI as
- Participate in short- and long-term College-wide strategic
- Serve as liaison to local community surrounding Allegheny
College (Meadville, PA/Crawford County) and community partners on
diversity, equity, and inclusion related issues
- Provide other diversity and equity services through
programming, advocacy, and support, as deemed appropriate to the
functioning of the ODEI
- As assigned by the senior diversity officer of the College
(Dean for Institutional Diversity)
- May include but not limited to supervision of ODEI support
staff, staff/faculty diversity fellows, and student interns
- A Master’s Degree in higher education, sociology, social work,
psychology or other related field is required.
- Minimum of 3 years of successful relevant full-time
professional experience related to DEI in higher education,
- Expertise with issues of race, sexuality, gender, disability,
indigeneity, class, and the dynamics of difference, privilege, and
power, particularly in higher education in higher education.
- Relevant project management experience in support of senior
- Demonstrated experience creating and maintaining collaborative
working relationships with administrators, faculty, staff, and
- Strong verbal, written, and organizational skills.
Knowledge, Skills and
- Experience in developing and delivering diversity, equity, and
inclusion trainings, workshops, and programming.
- Experience serving on a bias act response team in a higher
education setting or other similar bias act investigating/reporting
group in a professional setting.
- Experience gathering, analyzing, and interpreting data and
statistical reports related to DEI; skillset in research, including
but not limited to survey research, focus groups, quantitative and
or qualitative research.
- Experience in designing and conducting organizational social
climate and culture assessment, preferred.
- Background in community relations and capacity-building in
regard to developing partnerships and relations with
community-based organizations, volunteer programs, and non-profit
- Proficiency in Google Workspace (e.g., Gmail, Google Docs,
Google Calendar) required
- Proficiency in conducting advanced statistical analyses using
- Proficiency using with social media platforms (Facebook,
Twitter, Instagram, Linked In), preferred
- Experience developing and managing website, preferred
As one of the nation’s oldest liberal arts colleges, Allegheny
College celebrated its bicentennial in 2015. A selective
residential college in Meadville, Pennsylvania, north of Pittsburgh
near Lake Erie, Allegheny is one of 40 colleges featured in Loren
Pope’s “Colleges That Change Lives.” Allegheny also is one of the
few colleges in the country that requires students to choose both a
major and a minor, helping to cultivate intellectual growth and the
creative, big-picture thinking desired by employers and graduate
schools. In its 2020 rankings, U.S. News & World Report
recognized Allegheny in the top 20 among all national liberal arts
colleges for best undergraduate teaching.
The Chronicle of Higher Education ranks
Allegheny as one of the best colleges in the nation to work for,
specifically in the areas of compensation and benefits.
Allegheny has a total undergraduate enrollment of approximately
1,800 with students from 47 states (plus AE, DC, PR, and VI) and 70
countries. The College’s picturesque location is ideal for outdoor
recreation, with eight freshwater lakes, ski areas and recreational
opportunities all within easy reach.
Please submit a cover letter, resume, and provide contact
information for three references to the Office of Human Resources,
Allegheny College, 520 N. Main Street, Meadville, PA 16335 or
by e-mail to email@example.com. Review of applications will
begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
An offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion
of a background check.
Allegheny College is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong
commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity. Women, veterans,
individuals with disabilities, and members of other
underrepresented groups are highly encouraged to apply. Allegheny
does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion,
gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation,
age, or national origin.