Director of Diversity Initiatives and Programs and Associate Director for UHDS
Oregon State University
Location: Corvallis, Oregon
Internal Number: 137313
Internal Job Number: P06860UF
University Housing & Dining Services (UHDS) is seeking a Director of Diversity Initiatives and Programs, Associate Director, UHDS. This is a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, professional faculty position.
The Director of Diversity Initiatives and Programs, Associate Director, UHDS, provides the strategic vision, leadership, and management of diversity and social justice related initiatives and programs for UHDS. Serves as a member of the UHDS leadership team and engages in discussions and selected decisions that affect both their unit as well as the department as a whole and provides overall management for the department. The Director is responsible for the vision, development, and execution of multiple programs related to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) initiatives for students, faculty, and staff within the department.
Examples include, but are not limited to, leadership in developing a diversity strategic plan for the department, assessing needs and developing DEI trainings for staff and students, developing and leading peer-led programming for students in housing and dining, and leading the bias response process in UHDS and consulting with leaders in preventing and responding to bias incidents. This position has broad discretion to make planning and implementation decisions in the areas of DEI for UHDS. Both UHDS and the Division of Student Affairs are highly collaborative organizations and it is expected that the Director develop and maintain strong and effective relationships with other departmental leaders and others within the Division and across campus including, but not limited to, the Office of Institutional Diversity, Diversity and Cultural Engagement, and the broader DEI community at OSU. A personal and professional commitment to providing excellent customer service and creating inclusive environments is a core value of UHDS.
This position will adhere to all OSU and UHDS policies and procedures.
UHDS recognizes the importance of learning both in and out of the classroom and supports the concept of education as an individual as well as a community experience. UHDS strives to provide students, faculty, staff and guests with safe, economical, convenient and comfortable living and dining options, and the department works to maintain the highest educational and service standards. UHDS houses more than 5,000 students and offers a variety of living and dining options in 16 residence halls, more than 25 restaurant locations across campus, a catering department, a campus market and family apartments. UHDS is an auxiliary enterprise that is funded solely by customers who use its services — UHDS receives no state or education and general fund allocations.
Typically requires Master's Degree in Business Administration, College Student Services Administration or related field. 5 years' experience in student affairs related work including management responsibilities.
Masters degree in College Student Administration, Educational Leadership, Student Affairs, Counseling, Ethnic Studies, Social Justice Education, or related field.
5 years of experience in leading DEI programming and/or support of minoritized, first generation, or low income students
5 years of related work experience in student services including management responsibilities
Demonstrated experience in working with minoritized students such as students of color, first generation students, and/or students with high financial need
Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to create strong professional relationships with internal and external partners, stakeholders and collaborators
Demonstrated effective written and oral communication skills both in interpersonal and public settings
Demonstrated ability to think strategically about supporting minoritized students at a PWI
Experience and success with roles and responsibilities that require empathy and interpersonal skills that allow for meaningful student connections relevant to navigating challenging events and crisis
Experience and success in displaying tact, sensitivity, independent judgment, diplomacy, discretion, and flexibility in interactions and initiatives involving confidential or sensitive information
This position is designated as a critical or security-sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a criminal history check and be determined to be position qualified as per University Standard: 05-010 et seq. Incumbents are required to self-report convictions and those in youth programs may have additional criminal history checks every 24 months.
This position will require semi-regular night and weekend work as well as occasional travel. This position is deemed essential and the incumbent is expected to report to work during inclement weather, emergency and other university work curtailments or closures.
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