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Director of Diversity Student Programs

Emporia State University
Emporia, Kansas
$37,000 - $62,000
Posted Date
Nov 10, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs
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Full Time
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Emporia State University is seeking highly qualified candidates for the position of Director of Diversity Student Programs. Reporting to the Senior Director of Diversity, the Director will be responsible for developing and implementing a strategic vision for student programming and development as it relates to diversity, equity, inclusion, access, and belonging.

The Director will lead innovative efforts to provide an integrated approach to identifying, developing, implementing, and evaluating programs and practices in direct support of student outreach, academic success, leadership development, and enrichment opportunities for historically marginalized student populations at Emporia State University.  The Director will interact with students through support, training, and development of advocacy, cultural competence and social justice initiatives which support historically marginalized student populations.

The Director, in collaboration with other initiatives within the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, along with other campus partners, serves as a resource for students to obtain resources and to promote student success, retention, and completion by removing barriers to their education while promoting systematic change that fosters community-building and dialogue. Emporia State University is seeking a visionary leader who understands the challenges of historically marginalized college students and can support ESU’s goal to become a model for diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Program Development Develop and manage educational programs that speak to the particular needs and experiences of students of color, low-income and first-generation college students, and LGBTQ+ students and other historically excluded student populations in conjunction with DSP student workers and multicultural RSO student leaders. Support Diversity Ambassadors, a student-led group focused on DEI Partner with ODEI and students to provide workshops, trainings, and dialogues around inclusion, equity, and social justice Develop recruitment initiatives in collaboration with Undergraduate Admissions focused on historically excluded student populations Advise multicultural RSOs on event planning and implementation Establish and maintain an assessment program to allow for effective measurement of Diversity Student Programs initiatives. Assess and monitor program effectiveness and adjust trajectory of initiatives based on the data gathered. Utilize assessment to inform annual goals and objectives of DSP


  • Student Development
  • Support and develop advocacy initiatives to support historically excluded student populations Develop new and support current multicultural RSOs through advising, leadership development, and programmatic support Hire, mentor, supervise and evaluate undergraduate and graduate student employees



  • Campus and Community Relations Build strong connections within the Emporia community to support student retention and recruitment. Fostering a stronger sense of community and increased collaborations. Produce publications and marketing as a tool to bring greater awareness of the work of the office.   Increase visibility of DSP on campus and in the community

Administrative Responsibilities

  • Budget Management and Reporting Manage a budget, including developing budget proposals, justifying expenses, and monitoring accounts. Facilitate contracts and payments of invited speakers, student reimbursement, student payroll management, and tracking budget transfers

Facilities management Manage reservations of space including diversity lounge Oversee space for cleanliness and organization Create schedule with student workers to ensure coverage for space during open hours

Minimum Qualifications

  • Requires a Bachelor's Degree in Education Administration or a related field. Must have at least eight years of experience with administration or similar industries. A Master's Degree is preferred and may substitute for a portion of the required experience.
  • Knowledge of budgeting principles, programming development and implementation, and student development.
  • Experience building relationships across constituencies
  • Communication skills that include leading dialogue across constituencies

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bilingual or multilingual Experience with trauma-informed care

Compensation: salary range: $37,000 - $62,000

Priority will be given to applications submitted by November 17th.

Estimated position start date is January 5th.

  • Application:

To apply, upload a letter of interest, resume, and contact information for at least three professional references to . A pre-employment background check is required.


Emporia State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, national origin, ethnicity, religion, gender, sex, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other factors which cannot be considered by law.

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