Hood College is proud of its diverse community, and is committed to
cultivating and strengthening an inclusive, tolerant,
multi-cultural and intellectually open community with equal
opportunity for all. Under the general direction of the vice
president for community and inclusivity, the director of inclusive
excellence (Director) is responsible for developing and
implementing events and programs that educate and engage the Hood
Community in its ongoing commitment to diversity, equity,
inclusivity, and belonging. The Director also shall provide
education to undergraduate and graduate students, and staff and
faculty regarding issues and experiences of sex and gender-based
violence and assist in the development of a healthy sexual campus
culture. The Director will work collaboratively with campus
partners to prevent and respond to sexual misconduct.
include the following. Other duties may be
Diversity, Equity, Inclusivity and Belonging (65%)
Sexual Assault Prevention (25%)
- Assist the vice president for community and inclusivity (VPCI)
with the implementation and assessment of the College’s goals and
strategic priorities related to diversity, equity, and inclusion as
stated in the For the Greater Hood Strategic Plan.
- Work closely with academic and administrative offices,
including the Human Resources Office and other Division of
Community and Inclusivity staff, in fulfilling the College’s
commitment to DEI.
- Develop, coordinate and implement programming and workshops at
least bi-monthly focused on DEI and belonging for students, faculty
- Assist the VPCI with the analysis, monitoring, and
dissemination of institutional data to benchmark and promote
accountability for DEI and belonging.
- Advise and mentor designated diversity, equity and inclusion
student organizations, and related future student groups on campus
in consultation with the Director of Student Engagement and the
- Review and utilize evidence-based research, programs and
policies regarding best practices in diversity, equity, inclusion,
- Create, implement and assess campus-wide programming related to
healthy relationships, violence prevention and sexual consent.
- Create and implement a sustainable bystander training program
for all first-year and transfer students as well as for upper class
- Provide support to students and appropriate and timely
referrals to the Title IX Coordinator, medical or mental health
services providers, and other on- and off-campus resources as
- Maintain updated websites for the VPCI, DEI, the harassment,
bias, and discrimination policy, and sexual assault
- Develops and maintain active relationships with both internal
and external constituencies including Heartly House, The Frederick
Center, Frederick Health, Frederick City Police, etc.
We seek a candidate who values diversity, equity and inclusion in
all that they do. Candidates must have strong organizational skills
and a proven ability to work collaboratively with partners across
campus in support of Hood College’s mission as a student-centered,
liberal arts institution.
To perform this job successfully, the individual must be able to
perform each essential duty satisfactorily and have a demonstrated
commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion and the ability to
build a positive culture and relationships. The requirements listed
below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability
required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable
individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
Education and/or Experience
Preferred Skills and Characteristics
- Master’s degree and two or more years of experience working
with a diverse student and employee population.
- Deep understanding and experience with bystander education
- Proven experience working collaboratively with colleagues at
all levels in a complex environment to facilitate positive
processes, initiatives, and measurable outcomes and
- Embraces the concept of inclusive excellence and has a strong
desire to work in a culture that values continuous growth,
well-being, and student-centeredness.
- Strong skills in cultural humility and diversity, equity and
- Knowledge and experience in implementing and disseminating
evidence-based and research-informed sexual assault prevention
- Experience working with students with history of complex
trauma, including interpersonal violence and sexual assault and/or
- Must be available to work some nights and weekends.
Proficient in MS Office tools (Microsoft Word, Excel, and
PowerPoint), e-mail and Internet. Ability to learn new applications
quickly including organization-wide information systems and
department-specific software applications. Ability to create
dynamic and engaging slide deck presentations.
Strong oral and written communication skills. Ability to
effectively provide information and positively respond to questions
from both external and internal customers both in person and by
phone. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability
to speak effectively before groups of students, faculty, staff, and
Proficient with statistical and financial concepts. Must have the
ability to apply those concepts to tracking, projections, goal
setting and interpreting reports. Must be able to draw conclusions
from reports and make cost effective decisions regarding
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a number of
concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization
exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in
written, oral, diagram, or schedule form. Ability to work
independently and as a member of a group in developing and
executing project plans. Ability to work in theoretical arena and
apply logic as appropriate.
We invite qualified candidates to apply on-line via our electronic
application which requires submission of a cover letter, résumé and
three professional references. A reference from your current
supervisor may be requested.
If you need assistance with the on-line application process, please
email email@example.com or call (301) 696-3592.
Hood College is committed to diversity in its faculty and staff and
subscribes to a policy of hiring only individuals legally eligible
to work in the United States. EOE/AAP/M/F/Vet/Disability
Hood College does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race,
color, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or
gender expression, marital status, pregnancy, disability,
religion, or age in recruitment, admission and access to, or
treatment, or employment in its programs, services, benefits, or
activities as required by applicable laws including Title IX of the
Educational Amendments of 1972 and Section 504 of the
Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and complies with the law regarding
reasonable accommodation for disabled applicants and students.
Inquiries about discrimination or reasonable accommodation should
be referred to the Title IX and Section 504 Coordinator at Alumnae
Hall, 401 Rosemont Avenue, Frederick, MD. 21701 (AD 312), (301)
696-3592. For complete information on Hood College’s
nondiscrimination policy, please visit