The Director of Diversity and Inclusion is responsible for the development of programs, initiatives and services which foster a sense of culture, identity, and community. Emphasis is placed on the implementation of strategies designed to enhance the support, retention and ultimate success of students designated as underrepresented. Additionally, the Director will develop and administer programs and services that will support the academic, social, emotional, and overall success of students designated as underrepresented. Though specific emphasis is placed on students from groups historically underprivileged, in general, programs, initiatives and services will be inclusive and serve the entire New England College student body.
Assist in developing non-curricular components that support students from diverse backgrounds in the development of civic responsibilities as well as engagement with the natural environment, thus aiding them in their transitioning to the academic and social life in a new environment;
Develop and provide event programming (including at night and on weekends) directed towards the cultural acclimation and integration of international students as well as students from diverse ethnic, national, and cultural backgrounds;
Specific attention and support will be given to the Passport program and the Sisterhood and Brother’s Keeper student organizations;
Provide leadership and direction to the Manchester office of Diversity and Inclusion;
Serve as consultant to staff, faculty and administrators on a broad range of strategies, opportunities and initiatives that will further diversity and inclusion within the NEC community;
Supervise Assistant Director and Interns to ensure programs and services conducted from the Diversity and Inclusion office meet goals and objectives;
Provide direct support to student populations at NEC, including first generation college students as well as students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds and non-native speakers of English;
Provide direct support to student clubs and organizations;
Aid in College-wide efforts which promote retention through student academic success and student engagement within the NEC community;
Create programming and training opportunities for students, faculty and staff around college’s core value of diversity;
Collaborate across disciplinary divisions and work with groups with different and potentially divergent constituencies to address issues of inclusion and diversity on campus;
Submit reports and serve as a member and/or chair of college-wide committees and student success initiatives;
Participate in Directors weekly on-call rotation;
Effectively and efficiently manage budgets.
Master’s degree in higher education administration, leadership, student development, psychology, or another related field;
Experience: 3-5 years of progressive responsibility in higher education, preferably directing a college or university department/program for underrepresented students.
Knowledge of college and university curriculum requirements and policies;
A high degree of personal integrity and ethics; ability to interpret group dynamics, use humor and build consensus; excellent communication skills;
Excellent interpersonal skills, including the proven ability to establish rapport and credibility with a wide-range of constituencies;
Ability to be self-directed and to manage time efficiently; and
Must be willing to work a flexible schedule to meet the needs of the students.
New England College is a private, non-profit college, located in the quintessential New England town of Henniker, New Hampshire dedicated to providing exceptional education for undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students from all over the world.