Unit Director for the Center for Student Inclusiveness
Northern Kentucky University
Location: Highland Heights, Kentucky
Internal Number: 10602
Purpose of Position:
The Unit Director will provide leadership and direction for the Center for Student Inclusiveness (CSI)., which includes the following offices: African American Student Initiatives, Latino Student Initiatives, and LGBTQA+ Student Initiatives. Additionally, the Unit Director is responsible for the day to day operations of one of those offices.
Primary Responsibilities :
Center for Student Inclusiveness (CSI) Oversight
Serve as the Unit Director for the CSI and also as a direct report and liaison to the Vice President for Student Affairs
Cultivate an environment that coordinates DEI (diversity, equity, and inclusion) initiatives, collaborative co-curricular programming with CSI and campus departments, and the promotion of a sense of belonging for students within the center and in the campus community
Oversee the creation of strategic goals, translate them into specific goals and objectives within the CSI; communicate these goals to center members and campus constituents
Supervise the Unit leadership and provide indirect supervision for approximately seven of the following positions: graduate assistants, VISTAs, and other undergraduate student staff positions
Evaluate CSI progress by conducting ongoing assessments with members of the center, divisional leadership, students, and departmental stakeholders
Research, plan, develop and present new ideas to University that may affect students
Provide initial orientation to new students
Coordinate co-curricular programming
Serve as community outreach liaison for cultural educational initiatives, as well as assistance with community organizations
Supervise and collaborate with others on student program development and implementation geared towards certain student recruitment, retention and graduation success, cross-cultural awareness with campus, community population, etc.
Advise students on academic, financial and personal matters and assesses when referral is necessary
Develop goals and an annual and long-range plan for the office, which include strategies and programs to promote recruitment, retention and success of students
Maintain office budget with assistance from the Coordinator for CSI
Collect and organize data, maintain records and generates institutional reports to demonstrate success
Train, supervise, and evaluate professional and paraprofessional staff as needed
Work closely with the Offices of Admissions and Financial Aid to determine students eligibility for admission and scholarships
Must have a Master's degree with 5 years total related work experience and 3 years related management experience.
Must have strong written and oral communication skills, ability to work well with the public, organizational skills, and interpersonal skills.
Experience with Inclusive Excellence programming, knowledge of student development theory and practice, understanding of the needs and experiences of diverse college students, familiarity with university administrative practices and procedures, ability to envision, plan and organize innovative programs and services that promote student achievement.
NKU is a growing metropolitan university of more than 14,000 students served by more than 2,000 faculty and staff on a thriving suburban campus near Cincinnati.
Located in the quiet suburb of Highland Heights, Kentucky—just seven miles southeast of Cincinnati—we have become a leader in Greater Cincinnati and Kentucky by providing a private school education for a fraction of the cost.
While we are one of the fastest growing universities in Kentucky, our professors still know our students' names.