Director of Student Diversity

Stratford NJ, NJ
Aug 09, 2018
Executive Administration Jobs
C-Level & Executive Directors
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution



This is an exciting opportunity for someone to establish a new Office of Diversity at Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine. The Director will serve as a liaison between students and administration regarding their needs to maintain a culture that is inclusive, respectful and in keeping with our Mission.

Working with the offices of Faculty Affairs and Admissions, the Director of Diversity will provide guidance on recruitment and retention of a diverse faculty, staff and students, in keeping with our Mission. This position will report directly to the Senior Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, and work closely with the Assistant Vice President of Equity and Diversity as well as the Director of Inclusion and Social Justice at Rowan University in Glassboro for cohesion between campuses. The Director will also work closely with the Assistant Dean for Curriculum, advising on educational programming for cultural competency, social determinants of health and health disparities.


  • Establish an Office of Diversity.
  • Directs and supervises any task force or committee on diversity at RowanSOM.
  • Serves as a resource to the Dean for the advancement of the schools mission and commitment to diversity.
  • Create a common vision for an inclusive climate at RowanSOM and outline steps to realize the vision including the identification of benchmarks to measure progress.
  • Serve as a champion, and guide the school on matters of equity, inclusion and diversity.
  • Develop workshops, presentations, learning modules and other strategies that promote diversity, equity and inclusion a resource that enhances learning for medical students and medical residents and moving towards institutional excellence
  • Meet with search and admissions committees for students, residents, staff and faculty in order to disseminate guidelines and procedures that preserve the integrity of the search process in keeping with the school’s Mission, and to provide resources for advertising, or to explain expectations for future contacts.
  • Develop appropriate reports about campus issues related to diversity to apprise the medical school’s leadership and the University’s Assistant Vice President of Equity and Diversity.
  • Write and manage grants acquired for advancing the diversity mission of the school.

    Master’s degree in related field (For example, but not limited to Sociology, Human Services, HR management, Social Work) with 5 years of higher education administration experience. Grant-writing experience a must. Leadership experience with direct supervision of individuals. Effective conflict resolution skills and the ability to find mutually acceptable solutions to difficult problems. Able to build consensus, find support and reconcile competing interests.  Strong communication skills (verbal and written). Experience in medical education is preferred, as is two years of experience as a diversity officer or other similar title.



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