Director of Diversity Initiatives

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Position TitleDirector of Diversity InitiativesPosting NumberSta00558Recruitment TypeExternal - Open to All ApplicantsEmployment TypeFull-TimeBenefits Available Yes Position Summary Information

Nature of Work

The Director of Diversity Initiatives is a high-profile, professional staff position that works collaboratively across the campus and local community to support the recruitment, retention, and graduation of traditionally marginalized and/or underrepresented student populations. The Director is responsible for the creation, execution, and assessment of a variety of internal and external initiatives targeting minority student access and success. This position works collaboratively with the Office of Admissions, Student Affairs, Academic Affairs, and Advancement in providing services to students and will serve as a campus expert on diversity and inclusion initiatives.

This is a professional staff position reporting to the Vice President for Student Affairs & Enrollment Management. The Director regularly interacts with students, faculty, staff, and community members. An informed and innovative visionary, the Director must possess excellent interpersonal and relationship building skills while being analytical, data centered, and driven by student success. As a member of the Student Affairs & Enrollment Management leadership team, the Director will assist with Division wide programs and projects. Evening, weekend work, and occasional travel will be expected.

Essential Duties


  • Works closely with the Assistant Vice President for Recruitment & Admissions to assist with recruitment efforts of minority / underrepresented students to increase equity, inclusion, and diversity of undergraduate students at the College (i.e. communication plans, school visits, college fair visits, etc.).
  • Establishes partnerships with local institutions and agencies to create access points and pipelines for underrepresented students to access the College.
  • Assist with large-scale, on-campus recruiting events.

  • Serve as an advocate and mentor for traditionally underrepresented, marginalized students
  • Collaborates with campus constituencies to promote an inclusive and welcoming environment for all students.
  • Designs, executes, and assesses student success programming that promotes the development and support of minority students
  • Serves as the primary contact for University System initiatives related to diversity and inclusion of special populations (i.e. Minority Advising Program – MPA; African-American Male Initiative grant – AAMI; etc.)
  • Works collaboratively with the Director of Retention and Student Success to identify, communicate with, and track minority students who may be at risk of attrition.
  • Establishes formal and informal ways to connect students to campus resources to assist in academic success (i.e. TRiO, Academic Tutoring, Advising, etc.).

  • Works with key community leaders to identify and assess the needs of the local / regional minority population.
  • Actively builds relationships with community partners to establish broad-based partnerships and programs that contribute to the mission of the College.
  • Oversees the design, execution, and assessment of pre-college educational outreach programming that targets middle and high school underrepresented students.
  • Works with the Vice President for Advancement in the identification and cultivation of potential benefactors interested in support the work of the College’s outreach programming.

  • Works closely with the Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs/Dean of Students to develop and implement a strategic and high impact programming model for our traditionally marginalized and/or underrepresented student populations.
  • Supports the Coordinator of Student Engagement with student organizations whose mission focuses on diversity and inclusion through supplemental advising, coordination, and programming. (e.g. Black Student Union, International Student Association, Gay Straight Alliance, etc.).
  • Supports the Assistant Dean of Student Life in the planning and execution of large and small-scale diversity programming on campus (i.e. theme months, speaker series, etc.)
  • Leads a campus-wide diversity committee and establishes supplemental committees as needed.

  • Develop and efficiently manage operating budgets from various funding sources.
  • Assess effectiveness of programming through the use of sound assessment / evaluation techniques.
  • Serve on various College and community committees.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications and Training
  • A Master’s degree in student affairs/higher education, college student personnel, counseling, psychology, minority studies, or closely related field
  • Ability to effectively supervise students and contracted service providers
  • Strong oral and written communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to interact effectively with students, parents, faculty and community members
  • Must be highly organized, motivated, and energetic
  • Demonstrated ability to exercise sound judgment, make reasoned decisions, and work collaboratively with others toward common goals
  • A commitment to providing services in accordance with the stated mission, goals, objectives, and priorities of the College.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license and be able to pass a MVR check
Preferred Qualifications and Training
  • One to three years of experience working in community outreach, multicultural/diversity programming, or closely related field.
  • Understanding and practical application of student / identity development theory
  • A proven record of creating strong working relationships, advising students and student organizations, developing programs, and coordinating and facilitating workshops
  • Demonstrated success in planning large and small scale events for a diverse campus population
  • Experience in creation, implementation, and assessment of learning outcomes for co-curricular programs.
Work HoursM-F 8:00AM - 5:00PM - Regular evening and weekend work requiredSpecial Instructions to Applicants

The College of Coastal Georgia is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The College supports equal employment opportunities for all persons without regard to race, color, creed, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, gender, national origin, status as a war veteran, age, disability, or any other status protected by law.

CCGA Information

College of Coastal Georgia is an undergraduate college in the University System of Georgia. Located on Georgia’s coast, the College campus is in Brunswick with additional outreach through the Camden Center in Kingsland. The vision of the College is to be a college of choice for students within Georgia and beyond, providing an outstanding education for tomorrow’s leaders and citizens through service-learning, global awareness and engaged entrepreneurship. With a strong emphasis on student retention, progression and timely graduation, the College offers baccalaureate degrees in American Studies, Biological Sciences, Business Administration, Criminal Justice, Education, French, Health Informatics, Interdisciplinary Studies, Mathematics, Nursing (BSN), Psychology, Public Management, Spanish, and Workforce Management and Leadership, as well as career associate degrees in Culinary Arts, Hospitality Management, Nursing (ASN) and Radiologic Science. A veterans-friendly campus, the College is a designated Yellow Ribbon School. Approximately 3,000 students are served by more than 200 staff members and a teaching faculty of whom 52% hold doctoral degrees. CCGA is an active participant in the Complete College Georgia initiative designed to support community partnerships and develop the critical thinking, problem-solving and communication skills necessary to address the challenges of 21st century economic development and community wellbeing. For more information, visit the College website:

Posting Detail Information

Open Date09/18/2019Close DateOpen Until FilledYesPosting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you first learn of this job opening?
    • Brunswick News
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Coastal CareerLink
    • College of Coastal Georgia website (
    • Current/Former College Employee
    • Personal Referral
    • University System Applicant Clearinghouse
    • Other
    • Georgia Department of Labor
  2. * Are you currently employed by this College? If yes, enter the department name. If no, enter "No".

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Are you legally eligible for employment in the United States?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Will you now or in the future require sponsorship for employment visa status?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Do you possess a Master’s degree in student affairs/higher education, college student personnel, counseling, psychology, minority studies, or closely related field?
    • YES
    • NO
    • In Progress
  6. * Is your degree in Counseling, Clinical, or School Psychology?

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae




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Posted: 9/26/2019
Application Due: 11/12/2019
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