DIRECTOR OF STUDENT OUTREACH & ENGAGEMENT, Dean of Students & Division of Student

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DIRECTOR OF STUDENT OUTREACH & ENGAGEMENT, Dean of Students & Division of Student

Tracking Code7272 Job Description

The director of student outreach and engagement will be responsible for nurturing an environment where students with different identities are welcomed, valued, given opportunities to grow, and have influence within Boston University and its communities. The ideal candidate must be able to understand and do outreach related to the experience of students who may identify as part of under-represented, marginalized, and minority groups, including but not limited to: LGBTQ-identified students; former Wheelock College students; transfer students; international students; commuting students; first-generation students; and, low-income students. The director, working in conjunction with the Office of the Dean of Students, will promote intellectual and personal growth through academic and individual support, mentoring, outreach, educational trainings, workshops, and meaningful programs. The goal of the director will be to foster initiatives and advocate for specific student population needs; build programs designed to support the success of these student populations; and connect students with the larger institution to create a greater sense of belonging and inclusion to the BU community. The director will create initiatives that seek to understand and remove barriers that stand in the way of people with marginalized identities feeling a sense of welcome and belonging at Boston University. These initiatives will be completed through survey research and focus groups, the design and implementation of various training programs, events, forums, and workshops for students, faculty and staff, as well as hands-on relationship building and outreach

Required Skills

•Masters Degree from an accredited institution

•Minimum of 7 years of relevant work experience

•Experience developing and conducting on-going training and education programs

•Demonstrated ability to work independently to meet stated objectives

•Adept at working well with all members of the academic community, including staff, faculty, students and senior-level administrators and leaders

•Demonstrated ability to take initiative and operate in a proactive, and (sometimes creative) solution-oriented manner

•Experience analyzing and interpreting, strategically, people-related data

•Possesses openness, responsiveness, approachability and understanding of others perspectives with the demonstrated ability to maintain and build relationships through collaboration

•Strong connection to the values of servant leadership, belief in the power of young people, social justice, empathy, inclusivity, equity, and teamwork

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

Job Location BOSTON, Massachusetts, United StatesPosition TypeFull-Time/Regular




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Posted: 2/12/2019
Application Due: 4/13/2019
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