Assistant Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Shenandoah University
Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Oct 18, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Education Administration & Leadership, Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Affirmative Action & Equal Opportunity, Student Affairs, Minority & Multicultural Affairs, Other Student Affairs, Student Activities & Services
Employment Type
Full Time

Shenandoah University’s Office of Student Affairs is accepting applications for an Assistant Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. This is a full-time benefited position located on our main campus in Winchester, Virginia.

The Assistant Director of Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity is a full-time, salaried position with benefits. The successful applicant will manage the Mosaic Center for Diversity and oversee program initiatives that will deepen and expand Shenandoah’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. The position will report to the Assistant Dean of Students for Diversity, Inclusion, and Residential Services.

The Assistant Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion is responsible for the management of the operations of the Mosaic Center for Diversity as well as student-focused programs related to diversity, equity, and inclusion. The Mosaic Center for Diversity furthers the educational and inspirational mission of Shenandoah University by providing education, celebration, advocacy, and leadership development for the campus community. These goals focus on valuing and fostering the diversity at Shenandoah and in the world beyond our campus. The Mosaic Center for Diversity embraces all races, sexes, gender identities, gender expressions, religions, ethnic backgrounds, socio-economic classes, sexual orientations, abilities, ages, and immigration statuses.

Position Responsibilities:

  1. Provide leadership for the Mosaic Center for Diversity, including a student lounge; a resource library; hands-on resources for health, responsibility, and advocacy; and a work area for student leaders.
  2. Provide student advocacy through one-on-one support, support bias incident response, and serve in membership on the CARE Team for students of concern on as-needed cases.
  3. Provide leadership and support to graduate assistant and Area Coordinator staff members involved in diversity programming, specifically with high-level programs and events.
  4. Work with university administration to respond to national and campus trends and incidents affecting underrepresented student populations.
  5. Recruit, train, and support mentors for the Scholars’ Latino Initiative, a program that pairs college students with local Latinx high school students for three-year mentoring relationships.
  6. Work directly with providing mentorship to multicultural student organizations from their conception through their growth and development. Provide leadership development for multicultural student organization leaders.
  7. Initiate strategic partnerships with key faculty and staff in each major university department to create curricular and co-curricular collaborations that result in more culturally conscious and informed members of our community.
  8. Supervise the student employee program so that students are learning, growing, and developing cultural competency and skills that enable them to achieve their professional goals.
  • Assist with university-wide and division-wide programs such as Summer Orientation, Move-In, Homecoming & Family Weekend, Admissions events, and Welcome Week.
  • Serve as a training facilitator to campus populations involving student culture competency skill building

  • Required Skills

    Preferred Qualifications:
    • Master’s Degree in Higher Education Administration, College Student Personnel, Counseling, or a related field.
    • At least 3-5 years of experience in leadership development and student learning in a College/University setting, including staff supervision and training, financial management, and risk management.
    • Flexible schedule with the ability and passion necessary to work evenings and weekends, as needed to meet with student organizations and facilitate activities.
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills, organizational skills
    • Must value collaboration and be capable of developing exemplary working relationships with a diverse group of students, faculty, staff, and visitors on a daily basis.
    • Decision-making and the ability to troubleshoot and implement creative solutions with principle and consistency are essential.
    How to Apply:

    The complete application will include a cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references. The review of applications will begin immediately and continue until a qualified candidate is selected.

    Shenandoah University is committed to enriching its educational experience and culture through the diversity of its faculty, administration, and staff. All candidates are strongly encouraged to include a statement in their cover letters addressing ways in which they may be able to contribute to that commitment.

    **Note: A pre-employment background check and to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or on a University approved medical or religious exemption, will be required as a condition of hire.

    Shenandoah University values the unique and diverse perspectives of individuals and communities locally and globally and seeks to foster mutual understanding in an inviting community where individuals are welcome and respected. The university does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran’s status or on any other basis protected under applicable law.

    Salary Type
    Not Applicable

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