Assistant Director of Equity and Diversity

Montclair, NJ
Sep 08, 2017
Executive Administration Jobs
C-Level & Executive Directors
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Montclair State is New Jersey's second largest university. It offers the advantages of a large university - a broad undergraduate curriculum with a global focus, a wide variety of superior graduate programs through the doctoral level, and a diverse faculty and student body - combined with a small college's attention to students.

Posting Date September 7, 2017

Position Title Assistant Director of Equity and Diversity

Vacancy # V-1368

Department Office of Equity and Diversity

Division Student Devel And Campus Life

Job Description

Under the supervision of the Director of Equity and Diversity, the Assistant Director will assist the Director with managing the Office of Equity and Diversity which includes diversity and inclusion activities; the University Women's Center; the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer (LGBTQ) Center, the Center for Faith and Spirituality and the Bias Education Response Taskforce. The Assistant Director also serves as the Coordinator of the LGBTQ Center. The Assistant Director of Equity and Diversity will work closely with students, staff, administration, faculty, and others to positively influence the development of a vibrant, inclusive, and affirming campus community that encourages active, responsible citizenship in an increasingly diverse and multicultural environment.

In addition, the Assistant Director organizes, plans, and manages the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer Center and its programs, staff, resources, and services. The Assistant Director creates, develops, and assesses educational, social, cultural and recreational programming, outreach, advocacy, and training efforts to improve campus climate and awareness of LGBTQ issues, and provides leadership opportunities for LGBTQA students. The Assistant Director serves as the University specialist for LGBTQ issues, collaborates with administrators, university departments, faculty members, community organizations, and students to promote safety and social justice initiatives.

  • Assist the Director of Equity and Diversity with daily management of the Office of Equity and Diversity including development of mission, strategic plan, program development, budgeting, and supervision of staff (when necessary)
  • Lead the Office of Equity and Diversity in the absence of the Director. Supervises staff and directs the work operations, develops performance standards, makes performance evaluations, provides guidance and counsel to staff and approves personnel actions within the program or unit including promotions, hiring and disciplinary actions in accordance with college policies and state regulations in the Director's absence.
  • Assist in the development and facilitation of programs and training opportunities for the campus community focusing on intersectionality, power and privilege, multi-cultural competency, social justice, and effective ways to support marginalized/underserved students and colleagues
  • Assist in the supervision of graduate and student staff
  • Responsible for the oversight, development, management, and daily operation of LGBTQ resource center that includes a resource library, student lounge, and multiple office spaces.
  • Provide mentoring, advising, support, advocacy, and resources to LGBTQ-identified students.
  • Develop, facilitate, and assess discussion groups and clubs based on student interest and identity including but not limited to Men's Group, Womyn's Group, Transcending Boundaries, Beyond Binaries, Q-mmunity, Queer Graduate Students, Queer People of Color Group, Montclair Aces, LGBTQ Athletes, LAMBDA, and Coming Out Group
  • Develop and implement annual LGBTQ Center programs including but not limited to: National Coming Out Day/Coming Out Week, Celebrate Bisexuality Day, Transgender Visibility Week, International Transgender Day of Remembrance, Asexual Awareness Week, World Aids Day/HIV Awareness Week, Ally Appreciation Week, Black History Month, NYC/NJ Pride Celebrations, etc.
  • Coordinate campus-wide LGBTQ support services and resources for the Montclair State community, which includes creating, implementing, and assessing social, cultural, recreational and educational trainings and programs, advocating for individuals facing obstacles, and proactively and actively responding to LGBTQ hate and bias incidents
  • Oversee strategic vision for the Stonewall Suites LGBTQ Residential Community and develops proposals, plans, and programming for the community in collaboration with Residence Life
  • Performs other duties as assigned

  • Ability to acquire knowledge of the laws and regulations that impact the University
  • Ability to acquire knowledge of the University's philosophy, goals, policies, procedures and organization
  • Knowledge of the principles of budget planning, development and administration
  • Knowledge of the principles of organizational and personnel management
  • Ability to acquire knowledge of state agencies, federal, state and local governments and private organizations that have a strong working relationship with the department
  • Ability to assist in the management of the general department, including setting goals, planning and implementing work programs and developing policies and procedures
  • Ability to speak in public
  • Ability to write reports, letters and other documents, using correct and appropriate language and grammar

Qualifications & Requirements

  • Master's Degree in Student Personnel, Student Affairs or Higher Education Administration, or related field is required
  • Experience in developing and conducting diversity training, leadership skills, and the ability to motivate volunteers
  • Three (3) years of full-time professional experience working in higher education
  • Four (4) years of experience with LGBTQ programming, training, and outreach
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Computer skills and webpage management are highly desired

Salary Range
Commensurate with experience.

Anticipated Start Date November 1, 2017

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Organizational Marketing Statement:

Building on a distinguished 105-year history, Montclair State University is proud to be a leading institution of higher education in New Jersey. The university's six colleges and schools serve more than 19,000 undergraduate and graduate students in 300 majors, minors, concentrations and certificate programs. Situated on a beautiful, 250-acre suburban campus just 14 miles from New York City, Montclair State combines the instructional and research resources of a large public university in a dynamic, sophisticated, and diverse academic environment.

EEO/AA Statement:

Montclair State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution with a strong commitment to diversity. Additional information can be found on the MSU website at



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