Assistant Director for Diversity, Inclusion and Community Engagement

Emory University - Atlanta, GA
Georgia, United States
Salary Not specified
Jul 15, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Title: Assistant Director: Diversity, Inclusion and Community Engagement (LGS)  


Reporting to the Associate Dean of Diversity, Inclusion and Community Engagement, the Assistant Director in the Office of LGS-EDGE (Laney Graduate School -- Emory Diversifying Graduate Education) plays a key role in the development, implementation, and administration of diversity and inclusion programs for LGS students. This position provides comprehensive support in the implementation and growth of signature EDGE programming and events including LGS-SOAR, Learning about Laney, EDGE Workshops, and the Peer to Peer Mentor Program. This position will also support the LGS diversity recruitment strategic goals.


The candidate must be able to use flexible scheduling to cover events that occur evenings and weekends. This position will occasionally need to travel and work off-campus to represent LGS-EDGE locally and regionally.



Communication, Outreach & Recruitment

  • Directs program/project marketing and branding efforts
  • Writes and edits recruitment and communication materials and reports for EDGE
  • Incorporates social media and networking into programs/projects as appropriate
  • Engages in outreach/field relations serving several goals, including recruitment, participation, sponsorship, and relationship building to support continued program/project development and improvement



  • Coordinates and directs LGS-EDGE needs and requests for data from LGS Admissions & Academic Operations for analysis and evaluation of doctoral and masters program diversity data inputs and outcomes, and manages data for LGS Diversity Report
  • Observes program sessions and interacts with participants  to gain student and faculty insights and advance and strengthen knowledge and action for diversity and inclusion outcomes



  • Collaborate with faculty on designing and delivering recruitment presentations for prospective students and student enrichment programs such as McNair Scholars, Mellon Mays, UNCF, and other events as assigned
  • Coordinates programming, workshops, and meetings, including speakers and agendas for events that are both social and educational for graduate students, faculty, and alumni
  • Responsible for, in partnership with the EDGE Program Coordinator, ensuring event details including communication, venues, presenters, travel arrangements, materials, refreshments, and technology are arranged and completed in an appropriate and timely manner


Program Development

  • Provides leadership for planning, scheduling, delivering, and maintaining LGS-EDGE programs/projects to sustain quality instruction and the implementation and teaching of best practices for graduate education
  • Implements retention equity-based strategies for graduate students from historically underrepresented groups in graduate education sensitive to race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, and other diverse identities; develops programming and secures guest lecturers for workshops
  • Serves on the selection committee for Bouchet Graduate Honor Society and manages application processes and selection of scholars
  • Project management of annual Learning about Laney (LAL), three-day campus visit; organizes panels, poster sessions, and lab tours; manages LAL graduate student liaisons; advises prospective students as needed
  • Manages the LGS-SOAR leadership team of graduate student fellows, leads LGS-SOAR application review and faculty mentor matching process; develops evaluations and updates course materials in MS Teams; coordinates with the Office of Undergraduate Education for the Annual Summer Research Forum, social events, panels, and workshops; works with campus partners on student onboarding, and advises students as needed



  • May manage/supervise EDGE Fellows, Ambassadors, and staff as required



  • Performs other duties as assigned



  • Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree; OR appropriate combination of education and experience
  • Five years of program/project administration or other relevant experience in the higher education setting


MINIMUM COMPETENCIES: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities.)

  • Commitment to providing a high level of service and working in a collaborative team environment
  • A high degree of professionalism; ability to work with individuals at all levels of the University
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Familiarity with and commitment to protocols and management of confidential information and data
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills
  • Ability to handle multiple projects and tasks simultaneously, set priorities, and meet tight deadlines
  • Adaptable to changing priorities, with a proactive orientation, and understanding for when and how to take initiative
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite



  • Master’s degree or comparable degree
  • 5-7 years of experience working in the justice, equity, diversity and inclusion space in higher education
  • Participation in undergraduate, graduate, or professional degree diversity pipeline organizations, programming, or summer research opportunity programs
  • Experience in graduate education, specifically doctoral education
  • Experience with diversity recruitment, report preparation, student mentoring, and advising


Please submit your curriculum vitae/resume and cover letter to our job board at, Requisition 73649.


Emory University is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Emory University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. To request this document in an alternate format or to request a reasonable accommodation, please contact the Office of Accessibility Services at 404-727-9877 (V) | 404-712-2049 (TDD). Please note that advance notice of one week is preferred.

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