The Office for Social Justice and Diversity is a powerful student space and acts as a supportive voice of unity, advocacy, response and action. The office creates educational programs and advocacy opportunities collaboratively with students and campus partners about social justice issues. The Director will engage in open discourse about diversity topics, develop advocacy campaigns, and support the student community to use their voices for social change. The Director will supervise the management of the office and lead 2 full-time staff, 4 graduate students, and 15 volunteer peer leaders. The Office for Social Justice and Diversity houses the LGBTQ Center, Women's Center, Multicultural Center, and the Center for Faith and Spirituality. The Director reports to the Associate Dean of Students and Deputy Title IX Coordinator.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Manage a portfolio of special interest groups and co-curricular programs to foster inclusion, personal exploration and open discourse on social justice topics in a diverse residential and commuter population.
Engage and build relationships with student leaders to raise the profile of the Office for Social Justice and Diversity as a leading voice in combating social inequality on issues of race, diversity, privilege, identity, and all forms of oppression by promoting advocacy to influence change.
Provide training and educational opportunities for the community via speakers and peer leaders on topics specific to diversity, inclusion, and unique populations e.g., Safe Space, identity, cultural competency, unconscious bias, micro-aggression, and awareness of accessibility.
Build networking opportunities and a robust slate of programs for students and student groups to dialogue on topics of diversity and inclusion, gender and sexuality, intersectionality, identity and advocacy, accessibility, faith and spirituality and women's issues in a safe and welcoming environment.
Develop relationships with 20 multicultural student organizations to drive social impact and activism.
Build an intimate partner violence education and outreach program to provide education and awareness.
Direct bystander intervention programs supporting prevention and awareness of harmful situations.
Manage and direct programming theme days, weeks, and months such as Accessibility Awareness, Ally Week, Coming Out Week, Transgender Visibility Week, HIV/AIDS Awareness, Interfaith Week, Social Justice Week, Black History Month, Women's History and Sexual Assault Awareness Month.
Create opportunities to engage students in interfaith collaborations and advocacy across relevant issues.
Advises leadership issues of faith, identity, diversity, social justice, multiculturalism and beyond.
Recruit, train and guide peer leaders as educators for classroom presentations and community events.
Evaluate and investigate reports of bias and discrimination and provide support to students.
Analyze outcomes to evaluate annual engagement, event attendance, and population interest.
The Director will provide fiscal oversight for operational budgets and is expected to maintain a financially sound operation emphasizing continuous improvement.
Collaborates with staff, and faculty academic areas such as the Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies department and the College of the Arts to sponsor joint programs and advocacy activities.
Present at orientation on social justice, LGBTQ, partner violence/Title IX and other topics.
Assist the Associate Dean of Students and Dean of Students team with ad hoc projects.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Management retains the right to add or change job duties at any time.
Master's degree in higher education administration, student affairs, or a closely related field.
Five years of relevant full-time progressive experience (post-MA) in education or related field.
Strong work ethic, self-starter, with personal initiative to seek out continuous improvement.
Proven ability to drive student engagement supporting topics of social justice and beyond.
Demonstrated experience managing teams and collaborating with leadership with diplomacy.
Proven ability to prioritize tasks effectively and adapt easily to changing or conflicting priorities.
Candidate must have the flexibility and willingness to work evenings/weekends as needed.
Experience applying best practices on behalf of underrepresented causes and/or communities.
Demonstrated in-depth understanding of the university and higher education environment.
Excellent oral and written communication; experience presenting to large audiences.
PROCEDURE FOR CANDIDACY
Applicants should include a resume and cover letter describing how their background, skills and education match the needs of the University. When applying, please take a moment to carefully read and follow the steps in the application instructions.
Department Associate Dean of Students 1
Position Type Administrative
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