SMU’s division of Student Affairs, is seeking a Director of the
Office of Social Change and Intercultural Engagement. This position
oversees the daily operations and provides strategic leadership for
the office. The Director supports existing and develops new
initiatives supporting community engagement, multicultural student
support, diversity, inclusion, and social justice education.
Additionally, the Director works collaboratively with other campus
departments and offices to support underrepresented students and
social justice efforts, develop and deliver diversity and social
justice education curriculum, and implement experiential community
engagement programs. The Director is responsible for the
operational management and supervision of the department and staff
- Management and Development: Provide leadership, vision, and
strategic management for comprehensive multicultural student
support, diversity, and social justice education, and community
engagement programming including working with and integrating
initiatives from the University's Cultural Intelligence Initiative
(CIQ@SMU). Oversee regular program evaluation, assessment and
- Partnerships: Provides training, development, and consultation
to other campus entities (schools, departments, student groups)
regarding diversity, inclusion, community engagement, and social
justice. Assists the Office of Undergraduate Admission in outreach
and recruitment initiatives. Works in collaboration with other
Student Affairs, Academic Affairs, DEA, and other departments.
- Supervision: Supervise, train, and develop full-time staff
members. Collaborate with the Assistant Director of Residence Life
and Student Housing in the supervision of one shared Residential
Community Director of the SMU Service House.
- Chairs the Bias Education and Response Team: Coordinates
responses to individuals and groups who experience, witness, and/or
report incidents of bias. Works with campus partners to facilitate
larger institutional responses when needed.
- Administration: Provide administrative oversight for the office
including: budget management, website maintenance, assessment of
program and learning outcomes, and daily operational
- Unit Contributions: Represent the office on the Student
Development Leadership team, as well as university committees.
Support the implementation and realization of the goals and
learning domains in the Student Affairs strategic plan.
- Other duties as assigned.
Qualifications Education and Experience:
Master’s degree is required.
Field of study for degree in Higher Education, Student Affairs, or
Student Development or related degree is preferred.
Five years work experience in diversity, equity, inclusion, and/or
community engagement/service learning, is required.
Work experience in a college or university is required.
Program management experience is required.
Experience supervising full-time professional staff is
Experience with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint) is
Experience conducting effective presentations is
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Candidate must have outstanding written and verbal communication
skills with the ability to build relationships with a wide range of
Must have excellent interpersonal skills. Must be able to work
collaboratively with students, faculty, staff and campus
Candidate must demonstrate strong presentation skills with the
ability to present clear and accurate information to small and
Must be able to make daily decisions on unit operations, including
Must be able to problem solve and handle disputes between students,
staff, parents, and/or others.
Candidate must have well developed organizational skills that
include effective planning, time
management and the ability to handle multiple tasks/projects.
Must be self-directed, setting goals and determine how to
Candidate must be proficient in Microsoft Office.
Candidate must be willing and able to attend programs, meetings,
retreats, and other evening/weekend programs that are required.
Candidate must be willing and able to travel occasionally.
Must be able to handle sensitive information with complete
confidentiality and professionalism.
This position must be able to sit for long periods of time and
handle objects (dexterity).
Deadline to Apply:
Deadline to Apply: July 10, 2018
SMU will not discriminate in any program or activity on the
basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age,
disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual
orientation, or gender identity and expression. The Executive
Director for Access and Equity/Title IX Coordinator is designated
to handle inquiries regarding nondiscrimination policies and may be
reached at the Perkins Administration Building, Room 204, 6425 Boaz
Lane, Dallas, TX 75205, 214-768-3601, firstname.lastname@example.org.