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Director, David T. Kearns Center

David T. Kearns Center for Leadership and Diversity in AS&E
Rochester, New York
Competitive, based on experience
Posted Date
Oct 7, 2022

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Administrative, Academic Affairs, Academic Administration
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Employment Type
Full Time
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The David T. Kearns Center for Leadership and Diversity in Arts, Sciences & Engineering (Center) at the University of Rochester is seeking a full-time director. The Center is the academic home for first generation college students, and houses five federal TRIO programs as well as a host of other educational services and academic pipeline programs for low-income, first-generation and underrepresented minority students, from middle school through the doctorate. The Center employs 18 FTEs and serves ~1,500 students per year, with a budget of over $1.6M annually. The Director will provide strategic leadership to ensure that the Center's mission of transforming lives through educational opportunity remains relevant to the academic needs of target students through the next five to ten years. The Director oversees the Assistant Directors and administrative staff, ensuring that they have the resources and professional development necessary to continue to provide outstanding services and positively impact our students. The Director reports to the Dean for Diversity in Arts, Sciences & Engineering. Along with the educational and experiential qualifications listed in the full job ad, the successful candidate will exhibit a clear and thorough understanding of the issues faced by low-income, first-generation college and underrepresented minority students throughout US educational systems/pathways; an assets-based approach to working with low-income, first-generation college and under-represented minority students; and dedication to the professional development of self and all staff.  

All applicants must go to and apply to position code: 240560. The first page/s of the uploaded resume or CV must be a cover letter addressed to the hiring committee that addresses the candidate's experience and interest in this position. No phone calls or applications outside of the human resources portal will be accepted.

Diversity/AA Statement

The University of Rochester, Arts, Sciences & Engineering, and the David T. Kearns Center are committed to diversity, equity and inclusion as inextricably tied to the success of the institution. The Office of the Dean for Diversity in Arts, Sciences & Engineering fosters and cultivates an anti-racist, inclusive, and equitable climate that combats all forms of White supremacy and hatred in order for all AS&E students, faculty, and staff to thrive and grow. We recognize that White supremacy and hate takes many forms including, but not limited to, racism, antisemitism, Islamophobia, homophobia, transphobia, and misogyny. These forms of hatred manifest in all aspects and ideologies of our society and thus are complicated to combat. Our goal is for all members of our community to develop an authentic sense of belonging and be empowered with the tools necessary to prevent and to address instances of bigotry and hatred in the moment. By doing so, we envision a campus in which all students, faculty, and staff flourish in their endeavors and within their many identities and communities.


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