Assistant Director, Diversity Programs & Support Services

Job description


The Assistant Director, Diversity Programs Support Services reports to the Special Assistant to the President, Diversity and Equity, Title IX and Compliance and assists in the delivery of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion goals outlined in the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Strategic Action Plan as directed by the Office of the President. Serves as liaison for the Office of Diversity and Equity and the Executive Director, Human Resources as it relates to employment recruitment. This position will also provide support services for the Minority Initiative on Leadership Excellence (M.I.L.E.) and the Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF) Programs.

Examples of Duties

  • Assists with support for special projects and initiatives for the Special Assistant to the President for Diversity and Equity/Title IX and Compliance. Some initiatives will be identified in the Foundational Excellence Through: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: A Strategic Action Plan.
  • Consults with the Office of Diversity and Equity/Title IX and Compliance and the Human Resources department to create, coordinate, implement and enhance recruitment strategies.
  • Works collaboratively to plan and implement targeted recruitment activities for underrepresented student populations, provide resources, and referral service information to aid in student retention.
  • Assists M.I.L.E. and EOF in the planning and on-going recruitment schedule designed to inform, attract, and recruit new economically disadvantaged students in the community and on campus.
  • Maintains communication and collaborates with various Student Services, Athletics, the Rowan University Center, and other departments to recruit potential M.I.L E. and EOF students.
  • Assists M.I.L.E. and EOF students with advisement, registration, and applying for financial aid/EOF.
  • Assists with the general. M.I.L.E. and EOF email accounts and phone calls to current and prospective students.
  • Assists with the development of new M.I.L.E. and EOF initiatives.
  • Provides a full range of services and support to students in the M.I.L.E. and EOF programs.
  • Supports the Special Assistant TTP, Diversity and Equity in other related supervisory and administrative duties.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree preferred.
  • Minimum 3-5 years in advising, recruitment, supervision, and other duties in an academic environment is required
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Must have demonstrated experience maintaining confidentiality
  • Knowledge of the admission and financial aid and EOF timelines is required
  • Must have demonstrated experience working with students from underrepresented communities/marginalized backgrounds and outreach to external stakeholders
  • Must have demonstrated experience working with prospective students and families/or support persons through initial phases of the recruitment/process
  • Demonstrated experience with regional schools and/or community organizations
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office with emphasis on Excel, Word and Access; Banner experience preferred
  • Knowledge of marketing is preferred
  • Ability to multitask and work in a fast-paced environment
  • Possess the ability to work well and communicate effectively with prospective and current students, staff, faculty, administration, colleagues and community partners in large and small settings.
  • Demonstrated cultural competency, sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty, and staff and a commitment to a student-centered environment.
  • If certain conditions exist, this position requires you to have access to personal technological equipment and capabilities to perform your duties.

    Supplemental Information

    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    Physical activity of the position: WalkingTalkingHearingRepetitive motion of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers such as picking, pinching, typingPhysical requirements of the position:Sedentary work- exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionallyVisual acuity requirements of the position:The worker is required to have close visual acuity Workplace conditions of the position:The worker is not substantially exposed to adverse conditions.Women and Minorities Encouraged to Apply
    Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer

    As a New Jersey First Act Employer, new employees must establish a primary residence in New Jersey within one year unless an exemption applies.




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    Job No:
    Posted: 3/4/2021
    Application Due: 3/8/2021
    Work Type: Full Time