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Assistant Director for the Office of Multicultural Engagement (OME)

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Gettysburg College, in historic Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, is seeking an experienced professional for a full-time position as Assistant Director for the Office of Multicultural Engagement (OME). Gettysburg College is a highly selective, residential undergraduate liberal arts college, which enrolls approximately 2,600 students.  The College is seeking an experienced, dynamic individual to provide support for this newly reorganized office focusing on traditionally underrepresented populations and first-generation students. The Assistant Director joins the College at a particularly exciting time, as the office is expanding in size and mission and the College is engaged in a campus climate study and inclusion action planning process to advance community action and understanding around diversity, equity and inclusion.

Gettysburg College enrolls over 350 traditionally underrepresented students with high rates of retention and graduation.  The Assistant Director is responsible for first-year student mentoring and support to further the retention of historically underrepresented populations and first-generation students.  The individual acts as the key resource for underrepresented and first-generation students in transitioning to college and offers first-year mentoring and support. Specifically, this person will develop and oversee a peer mentoring system, and recruit and oversee faculty and staff mentors for this student population. This position reports directly to the Director of OME Programming and Outreach.

A Master’s degree in Higher Education, College Student Development, Student Affairs or College Counseling is required along with a minimum of one to three years of experience in Student Affairs/College Life.  In keeping with its strategic focus, Gettysburg College is interested in candidates who have demonstrated a commitment to providing leadership in building an inclusive, equitable and diverse campus community. Applicants must be student-centered and able to connect with a broad array of faculty and administrative colleagues. Candidates should demonstrate qualities of innovation and creativity that help foster vibrant and engaged residential communities and a demonstrated record in supporting and advocating for inclusion across a broad spectrum of campus life.  Excellent verbal and written communication skills in both English and Spanish are a plus.

Competitive candidates will also have demonstrated skill in working within cross-cultural contexts; strong interpersonal and intercultural communication skills and demonstrable organizational and management skills.  Previous experience in working in a liberal arts context is preferred or ability to translate past work to a liberal arts context is required. Candidates are also expected to have demonstrable experience with data utilization and learning assessment as a tool to measure the effectiveness of the department’s program. 

This is a 12-month, full-time administrative appointment.  Salary is commensurate with experience and complemented by an excellent benefits package. 

Please visit our website to submit application materials (cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references) through our on-line system  http://gettysburg.peopleadmin.com/postings/2495.  Application materials will be accepted through March 16, 2018
Gettysburg College is committed to creating a more diverse community. As part of that process, the College encourages candidates from historically underrepresented groups to apply.

Gettysburg College, an equal opportunity employer, complies with all applicable federal, state, local laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and admission. The College prohibits discrimination and harassment, and provides equal opportunity without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, marital/familial status, possession of a General Education Development Certificate (GED) as compared to a high school diploma, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, sex, age, or genetic information in all aspects of employment, educational programs, activities, and admissions. Pursuant to Title IX of the Education Amendment of 1972, Gettysburg College prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex (i.e., which includes but is not limited to the prohibition of sexual misconduct and relationship violence, including sexual assault and harassment) in all of its educational programs and activities.




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Job No: 2495
Posted: 2/22/2018
Application Due: 3/16/2018
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