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.
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
- 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
- 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.
- Provide leadership and support to graduate assistant and Area
Coordinator staff members involved in diversity programming,
specifically with high-level programs and events.
- Work with university administration to respond to national and
campus trends and incidents affecting underrepresented student
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
- 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
- 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
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.