Assistant Director for Diverse Student Development

Job description

The Assistant Director of Diverse Student Development is a member of the Office of Diversity Affairs and works with colleagues and stakeholders in creating an inclusive environment for all students. The Assistant Director will oversee the daily operations of diverse student development, facilitate and plan retention/adjustment oriented programming, and coordinate and implement intercultural, inclusive and intersectional programming centered around the three functional areas of the department, diverse student development, LGBTQ+ services and the Women’s Center.  

Duties/Physical Demands:
Plan, implement and lead programs to increase involvement of diverse student populations including, but not exclusive to, LGBTQ+ identified students, women identified students, international students, Asian/Asian American students, African/Black/African American students, and Latinx students, and other potentially, marginalized groups as needed.  
Develop and implement programs and activities that promote community through social and cultural exchange and engagement.  
Cultivate activities and programs that positively impact the retention and graduation of diverse student populations and assess their impact (e.g., Peer Mentoring Program and MADE Series initiative).
Create initiatives that promote intercultural exchange, education, dialogue, and understanding across difference (e.g., Multicultural Student Leadership Conference, Let’s Talk and Barbershop Talk).
Coordinate, assess and manage logistics of [email protected] program, a pre-semester orientation program for approximately 150 incoming diverse first-year students as well as train and supervise planning team members and peer leaders.
Directly supervise 1-2 undergraduate student interns
Responsible for the supervision, training and development of a graduate practicum student each semester from the Student Affairs and Higher Education graduate master’s program.
Advise the Diversity Affairs Council in planning campus-wide diversity programs and initiatives.
Collaborate with university divisions across campus and participate in various committees (e.g., Careers For The Culture, [email protected], Athletic Diversity & Inclusion Committee, Professional Job Search Committees, Student Activities/Armstrong Calendaring Committee).
Oversee and manage social media accounts for Office of Diversity Affairs. (e.g., Instagram, Facebook, Twitter)

Minimum Qualifications:
Master’s degree in Student Affairs in Higher Education or related field is required. Degree must be completed by the start date.
One to three years post-masters experience in Multicultural or Diversity Affairs in or other relevant services required.
Experience working with multicultural/diverse student populations.
Proven effectiveness in human relations including the ability to relate well with all segments of campus.
Act as student advocate.
Group facilitation and large event planning skills
Other duties as assigned to support the mission of the Office of Diversity Affairs and Miami University

OEEO Statement: The University is committed to equal opportunity, affirmative action, and eliminating discrimination and harassment. Miami University does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, military status, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or protected veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, programs or employment practices.  Requests for reasonable accommodations/or disabilities related to employment should be directed to [email protected] or 513-529-3560.  Miami University's Annual Security and Fire Safety Report with information on campus crime, fires, and safety may be found at: Hard copy available upon request. A criminal background check is required. All campuses are smoke and tobacco free campuses.




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Job No:
Posted: 3/5/2019
Application Due: 5/4/2019
Work Type:
Salary: 42000.00