Assistant Director for Social Justice & Involvement

Newton, MA
Jul 12, 2017
Executive Administration Jobs
C-Level & Executive Directors
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Success happens here. Founded in 1899, Mount Ida College is a small, private college in Newton, Massachusetts, just minutes from Boston which provides career focused programs built upon a strong foundation in the social sciences, humanities and the arts, all developed and implemented to prepare our approximately 1,400 students for success in their chosen fields of endeavor.

As a member of the Mustang Involvement Center staff, this individual will provides direct oversight for student programs and initiatives that are geared toward encouraging a celebratory, inclusive and involved campus environment where principles of social justice and civic engagement are intentionally integrated to advance community engagement. The incumbent will work to enhance campus climate and support programs for the college community to explore and celebrate identities and experiences in a safe and secure way. The individual will be primarily responsible for providing programs and resources that allow members of the Mount Ida community to reflect, enhance awareness, and develop strategies to be culturally competent, contributors to a global society. As a member of the Mustang Involvement Center (MIC) the successful candidate will play a key role in campus-wide programs including: new student orientation, welcome weeks, class cabinet, fall fest, and other campus traditions programming. The incumbent will supervise a Student Coordinator (1) to assist with program development, and execution.

1. Provide vision and strategic management for intentional diversity, intercultural, and inclusion programs to including the following:

* Planning and implementing a variety of experiential opportunities with for students to explore, learn, and celebrate intersecting identities honoring the similarity and diversity present in our community. The Programs to include: Heritage and celebration events, Martin Luther King Jr. remembrance events, awareness programming, reflection and identity development programs, and current issue programming.
* Planning and implementing a variety of campus wide initiatives to explore and advance principles of Intercultural education in building both a campus and a global climate where the individuals are supported, valued, and empowered.
* Serve as the coordinator of all student diversity trainings/workshops for specific student populations, orientation programs, iLead, etc. including but not limited to: Safe Space training, train-the-trainer initiatives and other similar programming.
* Collaborate with the Center for Community Engagement in its partnership with faculty and staff. Specifically, to serve as a resource to incorporate social justice, inclusion, and civic engagement themes and education in conjunction with community engagement and service-learning opportunities.

2. In collaboration with campus Student Organization advisors, provide advisement and support to a cohort of cultural student organizations as their programs relate to the broader mission and strategic direction of the Mustang Involvement Center. Provide guidance with this cohort of organizations in the development and implementation of student initiated programming.

3. Collaborate with the staff of the Center for Community Engagement to advance the Center's strategic goals in implementing and planning social justice oriented civic engagement programming.

4. Liaison with the Student Affairs Representative of the Community Engagement Advisory Committee in reviewing, advising, implementing, and assessing social justice, inclusion, and intercultural programming as its related to the charge and mission of the advisory committee.

5. Conduct research, outcomes assessment and prepare reports that assess the needs of the campus community in regard to the programs and services provided in the advancement of the diversity and inclusion program.

6. Establish and insure high standards for student services by updating and maintaining standard operating procedures, processes, and managing relationships with cross-divisional administrative personnel.

7. Work collaboratively with all colleagues departments within the Mustang Involvement Center, the Division of Student Affairs, student organizations, Center for Community Engagement, Conferences & Events, ARAMARK Dining & Facilities Departments and other departments and individuals within the campus in advancing the purpose and strategic priorities of the college with regard to the advancement of the mission of the Mustang Involvement Center and the specific role of this position.

8. Serve in the "Engagement On-Call" rotation. Work alternative shifts during events or on weekends to accommodate event schedules as determined with the Dean for Student Leadership & Transition Programs.

9. Ensure that the College's vision & strategic priorities with regard to inclusion are at the forefront of programs created for student involvement.

10. Participate in other College wide meetings and committees as assigned.

* Interacts regularly with students, faculty, staff and parents.
* Works collaboratively with other departments within the division of Student Affairs, as well as with other College constituents.
* Maintains memberships in appropriate professional organizations and attends professional conferences.
* Night and weekend work required.Mount Ida College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to building a culturally diverse faculty and staff and strongly encourages applications from individuals who would increase the richness of the College's diversity.

* Master's degree in student affairs, student personnel, business, counseling or other related field.
* 1-3 years' experience in student activities, event management, operations or related fields.
* Ability to maintain an environment of quality and consistency, resulting in student trust in the department and the department's work.
* Demonstrated experience in student activities, leadership development, social justice education, multicultural organization programming and support, and program management.




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