Assistant Director of Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging

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Date: March 25, 2021

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

QualificationsMinimum 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.

An independent, residential liberal arts college enrolling approximately 1,200 full-time undergraduates, Hartwick embraces the teacher-scholar model, with teaching excellence as the first priority, and seeks to recruit, retain and promote a diverse workforce.

Located in the scenic Susquehanna River valley in Oneonta, NY, near the northern foothills of the Catskill Mountains, the College features a Liberal Arts in Practice general education curriculum and aspires to “be the best at melding liberal arts education with experiential learning.”

Hartwick offers health benefits to domestic partners of benefits eligible employees, and prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation/preference and gender identity/expression. Hartwick is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to broadening “the understanding, awareness, and appreciation of diversity among all members of the Hartwick community.” Women, minorities, and other underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. 

Hartwick College is committed to providing a safe and secure educational and employment environment. Employment at Hartwick College is therefore contingent upon a successful background check on every new employee. Candidates to whom an offer of employment is made will be required to sign a Release of Information Form authorizing the College to conduct a thorough background check.

Hartwick College is committed to a diverse candidate pool, values an inclusive workforce and workplace environment, and wishes to minimize or eliminate the impact of implicit bias during the search and hiring process. 

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).
Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.





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Posted: 4/2/2021
Application Due: 6/23/2021
Work Type: Full Time