The Director of Equity and Inclusion/Intercultural Center is
responsible for three areas of student engagement: (a) a sense of
belonging, especially for but not limited to students from
underrepresented groups; (b) intercultural development for all
students, especially through the ARISE program; and (c) assisting
in creating and executing strategies to eliminate equity gaps in
retention and graduation, as part of the college’s commitment to
the Moon Shot of Equity. The Director leads the Intercultural
Center of Equity, Advocacy, and Engagement toward these three
purposes, meeting annual goals defined in terms of metrics which
measure the Center’s impact. This work will involve connections,
collaboration, and engagement with college departments and faculty.
The Director of Equity and Inclusion reports directly to the Vice
President of Student Affairs/Dean of Students and the department
falls within the Division of Student Affairs.
- Supervise the Assistant Director of Equity and Inclusion.
- Lead the vision of the Office of Equity and Inclusion to
support the programming, support and operations as outlined in
these essential functions.
- Design and coordinate programming and initiatives to support
underrepresented student success, belonging, retention, and
graduation, collaborating with, as appropriate, Athletics, The
Center for Faith and Spirituality, The Center for Student Success,
Student Involvement, and faculty and staff more broadly. Provide
support, promote collaboration between cultural and identity based
student organizations (ex: BSU, Mi Gente, Muslim Student
- Provide training and development programming for the general
student body focused on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion,
especially intercultural development.
- Provide training and development opportunities for student
staff (ex: RA’s, Peer Coaches, Orientation Leaders, Writing Center
Tutors and Academic Coaches) and professional staff focused on
serving underrepresented populations and personal development (ex:
understanding implicit bias, micro aggressions, learning about race
and identity, etc.)
- Coordinate and facilitate Safe Zone training for the campus
- Serve as a Title IX Investigator.
- Lead the Bias Education Response Team (BERT.)
- Support, as requested, Moon Shot for Equity initiatives
undertaken by Moon Shot Program Owner (currently Vice President
- Collaborate with Vice President of Students Affairs/Dean of
Students (VPSA/DOS) and other institutional leaders on strategic
community partnerships, that can support underrepresented students
by creating opportunities for connections, experimental learning,
mentors and career success.
- Serve on the Student Success Team (Front-line cross functional
- Measure and monitor the impact of programming, and assist with
providing any needed student data for the Institutional Diversity
- Collaborate with Vice President of Student Affairs/Dean of
Students to review and assess Division of Student Affairs practices
and procedures for inclusivity.
- Establish and maintain year-over-year metrics in collaboration
with Institutional Effectiveness to show progress in the retention,
graduation rates of unrepresented groups, as well as the
elimination of equity gaps as it relates to Moon Shot
- Manage budget, assessment projects and annual reporting
(year-end reporting, mid-year and year-end dashboards, quarterly
board reports) for the department.
- Act on behalf of the Dean of Students as requested (public
engagements, withdrawal interviews, special projects, policy work,
- Other duties as assigned.
- Master’s Degree in College Student Personal, Counseling or
appropriate related field is required.
- At least 5 to 7 years of professional experience in campus
programming, multicultural affairs, or related student affairs
functional areas with an emphasis on diversity, equity, and
inclusion are preferred.
Founded in 1847, Carthage College combines an environment of
reflection and self-discovery with a culture of high expectation,
so that our students uncover and ignite their true potential. As a
four-year private liberal arts college with roots in the Lutheran
tradition, we place a strong emphasis on both moral and
intellectual values. Our prime location in Kenosha, Wisconsin,
midway between Chicago and Milwaukee, allows students the
opportunity to learn in a professional context. Our beautiful
campus, an 80-acre arboretum on the shore of Lake Michigan is home
to 150 scholars, 2,600 full-time students, and 400 part-time
students. Our rich academic experience equips students with
foundational knowledge and skills, preparing graduates to be
lifelong learners and to lead meaningful, productive lives.
Carthage College is an equal opportunity employer (EOE)
dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse community.
We welcome applications from a broad spectrum of people, including
members of ethnic minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with
disabilities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration
for employment without regard to race, color, religion,
sex,gender expression, gender identity, sexual
orientation,national origin, protected veteran status or
status as an individual with a disability.