Reporting to the Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI), the Director will work to strategically address diversity and inclusion efforts in partnership with faculty and staff that advance the College’s mission and vision; oversees all programming for the Days-Massolo Center (DMC), whose mission includes offering broad, innovative and relevant student-centered educational programs; and is primarily responsible for departmental management, development, and assessment of programs focusing on identity development and understanding of issues on diversity, inclusiveness, and social justice.
The Director reports to the inaugural Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and works with members of the community to advance strategic goals. The Director supervises student employees.
Collaborate with members of the campus community to develop and implement innovative programming that educates students about multiculturalism, diversity, social justice, and intersections of identity through community building
Facilitate dialogue across student groups focused on social complexity, ethnic and racial difference, social class, religious identity, gender, LGBTQ issues, and the intersection of these identities.
Collaborate with faculty, staff, and administrators to promote a diverse and open learning environment in and out of the classroom to develop student-centered programming including cultural events, talks, film series, panels, and other educational programs
Advise cultural organizations utilizing a cluster-advising model in collaboration with Student Activities
Partner with the Division of Student Life on strategic initiatives for the developmental support and growth of students
Provide leadership and education in diversity awareness and inclusive practice
Engages widely with the college community around issues of diversity, inclusion, and intersections of identity
Serves as a resource for students, student organizations, faculty and staff about related matters.
Management and Administration:
Oversee the daily operations of the Days-Massolo Center (DMC);
Lead long-range planning, strategic direction, service, and efficient facility utilization for departmental programs and services;
Develop and manage assigned budgets, approve expenses, and provide fiscal oversight of the DMC;
Collaborate with the Vice President of DEI on initiatives and strategic goals;
Serve on various campus-wide committees as needed;
Lead, plan and attend trainings, retreats, and planning sessions as needed;
Maintain a high profile at student programs and events;
Attend evening and weekend events as necessary;
Perform other duties as assigned
Must have demonstrated experience working with various constituencies to promote diversity initiatives with a deep understanding of issues related to culture, race, ethnicity, gender and gender identity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic class, and religious and spiritual backgrounds as well as their intersectionality; and a commitment and ability to center and engage students in the learning process through intentional planning and a high level of personal contact.
A master's degree required, doctorate preferred, and a minimum seven (7) years at college/university setting in student affairs or in student affairs or related field
Experience advising college students, individually and as members of student organizations, with an emphasis on identity development and leadership skills
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Ability to work with diverse communities in an academic setting
Prior work experience in diversity education within a higher educating setting preferred
Prior experience supervising and managing budgets is preferred
Equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.
Please submit a cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references. Consideration of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
Hamilton College is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to creating an accessible, supportive environment and an educational experience that recognizes diversity in all of its forms and a wide array of cultural experiences as integral components of academic excellence. Candidates who can contribute to those goals are encouraged to apply and to identify their strengths in these areas.