Director of Student Diversity & Inclusion Initiatives

Potsdam, NY
Feb 19, 2019
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Arts & Humanities
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Posting Details

Position Information

Job Title Director of Student Diversity & Inclusion Initiatives Posting Number Staff 2014000908 FLSA Exempt Level Full-time/ Part-time Full-time Is this a temporary Position? No Position Summary Information

Job Description Summary

Work collaboratively with offices across campus and external communities to drive the achievement of Clarkson’s recruitment and retention of a diverse student population while creating an inclusive community.
Manage co-curricular programs and initiatives supporting Clarkson’s vision of an education and strategic plan.
Set strategic direction in programs for all D&I student organizations and professional societies.
Successfully manage an effective communication plan to students and the wider Clarkson community.

Position Responsibilities:
•Develop and manage program to lead to greater diversity, inter-personal and culture competencies for all Clarkson students
•In Partnership with other key campus stakeholders, including but not limited Student Affairs, Director of Center for Academic Excellence, Title IX Coordinator, to ensure the achievement of Clarkson’s D&I Strategic Plan
•Provide guidance and development services to the Student Professional Societies and multi- cultural student groups
•With guidance from and partnership with Chief Inclusion Office (CIO):

  • Develop and manage D&I training for all students and alumni.
  • Responsible for the D&I Goals for the Student populations
  • Develop goals, assess program effectiveness, and implement improvement.
  • Oversee Develop process to gather student feedback on campus climate.

•Create and manage or partner with other campus function to provide opportunities for cross- diversity, cultural exchange, dialog, bias response, engagement for all student population
•Oversee and train multicultural student organizations (CIA, student leaders, etc.)
•Develop and implement a peer dialogue and program/workshop facilitator 
•Establish and grow an external network (e.g. HBCUs, local schools and community colleges, community based organizations) to build diversity pipelines
•Establish and maintain local and national network to stay informed of best practices
•Serve as ex offcio member of the Climate and Engagement Committee and D&I 5
•Serves as the campus Subject Matter expert in Student Diversity and Inclusion and insight
•Collaborate with the network of stakeholders, internal and external, (admissions, The Clarkson School, etc.) to attract a diverse body of students.
•In partnership with support services across campus, Identify, develop, and submit proposals to secure external funding for Student D&I Initiatives / programs
•Supervise the coordinater Student D&I intiatives
•Ongoing training and Professional Development
•Other duties as assigned 

Essential Skills:
•Ability to relate well with all level of staff, faculty, and especially students.
•Demonstrated high degree of effective listening and communication skills, verbal and written, including communication planning.
•Demonstrated high degree of inter-personal and inter-cultural competencies

•Conflict Resolution skills

•Demonstrated ability to successfully collaborate across many department, functions, divisions, communities

•Experience in developing, managing, and/or delivery D&I function in a higher education environment

•Ability to articulate, develop, and manage program and improvement initiatives

Minimum Qualifications:
Include Education,
Experience, and Skills

Bachelors’ Degree required – preferably in related fields such as sociology, psychology, political science, etc.

At least 5 years of experience in role directly related to diversity, equity, inclusion programs or services. At least 2 years in leadership / management role.
Experience with working with complex inter-personal, inter-cultural, civic programs in higher education setting.

Preferred Qualifications:
Include Education,
Experience, and Skills

Masters’ Degree in related fields

Proficiency in a second language

Physical Demands

•Ability to work non-traditional hours and on weekend
•Travel domestically

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, sit, bend and stoop. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Clarkson is committed to complying with the guidelines set forth under the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Posting Detail Information

Close Date Open Date 10/30/2018 Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions for this Posting

Clarkson University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer.

All offers of employment are subject to the applicant successfully passing a background check (including, but not limited to, employment verification, educational and other credential verification, and criminal records).

Reference Request Details

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  1. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
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  2. * What is the highest level of completed education that you currently hold?
    • Highschool Diploma/GED
    • Associates Degree
    • Bachelors Degree
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