Assistant Director of Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging

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Assistant Director of Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging

Date: July 1, 2020
Title: Assistant Director of Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging

Description: The Assistant Director of Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging is responsible for planning and management of student focused programs and initiatives that have a specific charge towards racial and ethnic development, advocacy, and support. This position reports to the Director of Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging.


  • Works collaboratively on strategic efforts designed to enhance student development and learning, as well as advance a diverse student, staff and faculty environment.
  • Provide advising and liaison support to identity-based groups.
  • Support includes adequate advising for organizations and individuals, workshops, retreats, and as appropriate, referral to specific student services (e.g., Passages, Center for Student Support, Counseling Center, etc.)
  • Engage in a programming portfolio that expands the Hartwick students, faculty, and staff knowledge of the African American culture and history. In addition, this individual will lead the schools program calendar to honor Black History Month.
  • Graduation Celebrations for identity-based groups.
  • Develop annual program outcomes, evaluations, and annual reporting for above-stated programs, including relevant national, local, and campus-wide trends and needs for identified student populations.
  • Assist in the community building and development of identity-based alumni and faculty and staff networks to support students more broadly.
  • As a member of the department, provide direct support for students from other underrepresented identities in higher education, included but not limited to, students who are first-generation, racial and ethnic heritage identities who constitute a minority, and gender and sexual orientations, represented in the multicultural and intersecting identities college students possess. Preparation to support these students include training required of all staff within the department.
  • Monitor work hours for supervised staff, as well as responsibly manage funds
  • Serve on the departmental professional staff team. Attend staff meetings, small team meetings, large area meetings, and other meetings as assigned.
  • Serve on Student Experience and Hartwick College-wide committees, to include search committees, as assigned/approved by Supervisor.
  • Serve as a student conduct officer.
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor/director.
  • Participation in significant campus activities including Welcome Weekend, True Blue Weekend, and Commencement Weekend
  • Expected to comply with all applicable College, Federal, State, local and associational regulations
  • As a representative of the College, expected to comport oneself in a professional manner at all times, both on and off campus

Qualifications: Minimum requirements for this position are a Bachelor’s Degree (Master’s Degree preferred) in counseling, education, or a related field from an accredited college or university, and at least one year of related experience. Membership in a student affairs professional organization is preferred.

  • Proficient in Microsoft word and excel
  • Preferred proficiency in Maxient, and Navigate.
  • Strong communication skills across multiple disciplines
  • Supervisory experience a plus
  • Public speaking skills necessary
  • High organization and time management skills
  • Ability to work on multiple projects at once
  • Demonstrated knowledge of student development theory
  • Strong written and verbal skills
  • Experience in budget management
  • Event planning and teaching preferred
  • Position frequently requires standing and walking for long periods of time when running events in a variety of weather conditions. These events may occur 2 – 4 times per month and vary in length of time.

To apply for the Assistant Director of Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging position, please click here. All applicants are asked to submit the following materials with their online applications:

  • A cover letter;
  • A resume;
  • A Diversity Statement that addresses how your past and/or potential contributions to diversity will support Hartwick College’s Diversity Statement (; and
  • The names and contact information for three references, with annotation regarding how the reference is related to you and your work (at least one of your references must be from a current and/or previous supervisor).

Applications may also be mailed to the Office of Human Resources, Hartwick College, P.O. Box 4020, Oneonta, NY 13820 or faxed to 607-431-4329. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.




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Posted: 9/26/2020
Application Due: 11/30/2020
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