Assistant Director of Student Involvement – Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Programs

Kenosha, Wisconsin
Apr 07, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Carthage College Seeks an Assistant Director of Student Involvement- Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Programs. As a member of the division of student affairs and leader within the student involvement team, the successful candidate will participate in planning, goal setting, decision-making, policy formulation, programming, and implementation. The Assistant Director of Student Involvement Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Programs will work closely with the Director of Student Involvement and Assistant Director of Student Involvement Campus Activities on daily leadership, management and administration of the Student Involvement functions with an emphasis on underrepresented student population programming, organizations, and orientation/transition program initiatives. Specifically, this position facilitates educational and developmental programs with a mission to enhance the students' overall experience and connection to Carthage to support retention and completion rates.

This is a new position in the division of student affairs created as a result of the dramatic growth in underrepresented student populations at Carthage College over the last several years as part of the strategic goal to increase diversity among the student population to at least 20% by 2022.  Over the past three years, Carthage's diverse student populations have grown from 10% to 17% overall with 27% the fall, 2016 class of new students identifying diverse racial backgrounds.  The individual identified for this position has an exciting opportunity to serve a growing population of students and a campus that is transforming.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Coordinate/participate in the planning process of office programs and events designed to advance the college's mission by promoting educational and co-curricular learning in the areas of diversity, multiculturalism, and inclusion.
  • Implement programs that develop awareness of others cultures, beliefs, and practices which contribute to positive communication on issues of gender, race, religion, gender identity and expression, ethnicity, culture, sexual orientation, ability, socio-economic status, etc.
  • Provide diversity, equity and inclusion education and training workshops for students.
  • Serve as a presenter or collaborator for campus-wide diversity, equity, and inclusion and leadership training initiative such as SAFE Zone, Bystander Intervention, etc.
  • Advise/convene the diversity and equity student organization leadership council.
  • Serve as a liaison to the diversity, equity, and inclusion student organizations to assist them in securing advisors, facilitating collaborations/partnerships, and training.
  • Serve on the college orientation planning committee, facilitated by student affairs.
  • Serve as a lead staff person on optional pre-orientation programs for underrepresented populations (first generation college students and international students).  Assist with key components of the formal new student orientation program.
  • Serve as a campus advocate for a wide array of historically underrepresented student populations at Carthage.  These populations include students from diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds, women, veterans, students with disabilities, students who identify as being LGBTQ+ and students who identify as international.
  • Serve on campus-wide committees and councils to represent the division of student affairs, student involvement office, and underrepresented populations.  One such committee is the College Equity and Inclusion Committee.
  • Potentially serve as a Title IX Investigator.
  • Assist in long-range planning, staff, and program development.
  • Coordinate various other programmatic and administrative projects as needed.
  • Facilitate departmental research, assessment, and annual reporting.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Education, Experience, and Licensure

  • Master's Degree in College Student Personnel, Counseling or appropriate related field is required.
  • At least three (3) years of professional experience in campus programming, multicultural affairs, or related student affairs functional area with an emphasis on diversity, equity and inclusion are preferred.
  • Experience in the development of and facilitating diversity and inclusion, orientation/transition programs is preferred.
  • Experience with Title IX investigation is preferred.
  • A demonstrated knowledge of the role of student affairs at a private liberal arts institution.
  • Experience advising students and advocating for students and underrepresented student groups.
  • Experience collaborating with other departments in the development programs.
  • Experience with contracting as it relates to event planning.

How to Apply

For best consideration, applicants should apply no later than Wednesday, April 26, 2017.  All applicants must submit a cover letter, resume and a list of three references including contact information. Apply online using the link below, and submit all materials through the "Resume Upload" section.

About Carthage

Founded in 1847, Carthage College combines an environment of reflection and self-discovery with a culture of high expectation, so that our students uncover and ignite their true potential. As a four-year private liberal arts college with roots in the Lutheran tradition, we place a strong emphasis on both moral and intellectual values. Our prime location in Kenosha, Wisconsin, midway between Chicago and Milwaukee, allows students the opportunity to learn in a professional context. Our beautiful campus, an 80-acre arboretum on the shore of Lake Michigan is home to 150 scholars, 2,600 full-time students, and 400 part-time students. Our rich academic experience equips students with foundational knowledge and skills, preparing graduates to be lifelong learners and to lead meaningful, productive lives.

Carthage College is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse community.  We welcome applications from a broad spectrum of people, including members of ethnic minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status or status as an individual with a disability.

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