Diversity, Equity, and Inclusivity Student Services Director (C)
University of Wisconsin River Falls
Location: River Falls, Wisconsin
Internal Number: 8839
Working Title: Director of Diversity, Inclusion, & Belonging
Appointment Type: Limited
Reporting to the Vice Chancellor, the Director of Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DIB) provides management, strategic guidance, vision and leadership for multiple programs including pre-college transition programming, the Pride Center, and the DIB Center as well as any subsequent related units, initiatives, and grants. The Director will be responsible for developing and directing the implementation of strategic student outreach, academic support, and engagement initiatives to support student access and success, promote diversity and equity, and foster a supportive, inclusive environment. The individual in this role will assist in developing and advancing the mission and vision of the university by promoting a culture of diversity and inclusion while initiating, facilitating, and assessing community-building and academic success programs to support and guide low income, first generation and under-represented student populations at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls (UWRF). The position supervises staff and student personnel, works directly with the Division of Student Success staff, Academic Affairs staff, university faculty, administrators, and community members to retain and graduate under-represented minority students, paying particular attention to closing the retention and graduation equity gaps at UWRF. Some nights and weekends are required.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Master's degree in Student Affairs, Counseling, or related field.
5 years of experience in student services in a higher education setting.
2 years of experience leading and/or supervising.
Demonstrated experience in building and advancing student-centered diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives.
Demonstrated experience in working collaboratively and problem-solving with multiple stakeholders including but not limited to students, faculty, staff, and community partners.
Demonstrated experience in implementing, managing, and completing multiple projects and priorities simultaneously.
Experience in the development of diversity plans and reports.
Certification and/or training in areas of /Intercultural Awareness/Diversity.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Applicants are required to apply online. UWRF will not consider paper, emailed or faxed applications. Applicants are required to provide:
Letter of interest specifying qualifications and experience (cover letter)
Diversity Statement addressing your experience and commitment to creating a diverse and inclusive working environment
Names, addresses, telephone numbers and email addresses of at least three references who can specifically comment upon your experience and professional preparation (references)
Inquiries should be addressed to: Alicia Reinke-Tuthill
Deadline to Apply: Initial review of applications will begin upon receipt. For full consideration, applicants should submit all required materials by April 27, 2023.
UW-River Falls does not offer H-1B or other work authorization visa sponsorship for this position. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States at the time of hire and maintain work authorization throughout the employment term. If you have questions regarding this, please contact Human Resources at 715-425-4941.