Assistant Director for Residential Inclusivity

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Assistant Director for Residential Inclusivity

As a bridge between Residential Life and the Center for Intercultural Life (and reporting jointly to the Associate Dean of Students for Campus Life and the Director of the Center for Intercultural Life), this twelve month, full-time, live-on position will implement programs and initiatives that support diversity, equity and inclusion within the Knox College residential community.

Responsibilities include:

  • Develop programming that promotes diversity, equity and inclusion to be delivered via the Knox College Residential Curriculum.
  • Provide direct support to seven campus cultural centers (6 residential, 1 non-residential).
  • Advise and support student organizations interested in organizing around issues related to race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, and their intersections with the goal of fostering cross-cultural interaction and promoting learning about social justice.
  • Supervise paraprofessional Resident Assistants.
  • Develop, implement, and assess fall Resident Assistant training.
  • Support the personal and academic success of students through the case management process.
  • Serve in a three-person on-call duty rotation when classes are in session.
  • Other duties and committee appointments as assigned.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in higher education, student affairs, counseling, social justice or related field.
  • One to three years experience in residential life (preferably at a residential liberal arts college). including direct supervision of resident advisor/assistant staff.
  • Demonstrated commitment to the development and implementation of diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives, and knowledge of issues that impact the retention and success of students from underrepresented populations.
  • Proven ability to work with diverse faculty, staff and students; ability to effectively collaborate with external and internal offices and stakeholders; ability to communicate with faculty, staff, students, and community members.


To apply, submit via email a letter of application describing your qualifications, resume, and a list of three references to Human Resources, at [email protected] You should also complete the Knox College Employment Application. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Founded in 1837 by social reformers strongly opposed to slavery, Knox was one of the first colleges in the United States open to all, regardless of race, gender, or financial means. The campus community maintains a strong commitment to service, and Knox was recently named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll in recognition of community service, service learning, and civic engagement.

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Knox College does not discriminate on the basis of sex, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, race, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, religion or religious affiliation, sexual orientation or preference, age, marital or family status, disability, veteran status, or other status protected by applicable federal, state, or local law in admission, financial aid, employment, athletics, or any other aspect of its educational programs or activities. Any inquiries regarding Title IX or the College’s policies that prohibit discrimination should be directed to the Title IX Coordinator or the Department of Education Office for Civil Rights.




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Job No: 12
Posted: 4/10/2018
Application Due: 6/9/2018
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