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Assistant Director, Diversity Initiatives

Princeton University
Princeton, New Jersey

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Under the direction of the Associate Dean for Access, Diversity and Inclusion in the Graduate School, the assistant director will manage and support signature programmatic offerings and strategic communications aimed at the recruitment, retention, and success of graduate students underrepresented in higher education. This a new position that is intended to lead and support exciting diversity and inclusion initiatives in the Princeton graduate school in collaboration with academic departments, campus administrative partners, graduate student organizations, and external partners including graduate alumni, peer institutions, Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs), etc.

This professional will join an office that offers a challenging and supportive work environment. Engaged and dedicated staff members within the office collaborate to improve the educational experience of all graduate students at Princeton. The work itself is extraordinarily rewarding: it is multi-faceted, always evolving, and meaningful.

This is a full time position, with a preferred start date in August 2021. For fullest consideration, candidates should apply by June 15, 2021.

Programming and Support:The Assistant Director will create, manage, and support Access, Diversity and Inclusion (ADI) student enhancement and success programs, including but not limited to conferences, mentorship programs, workshops, trainings and co-sponsorship of events with the Graduate School’s affinity groups, faculty and other campus partners.

Communications Efforts:

The Assistant Director will be responsible for creating and implementing the ADI team’s communications and media initiatives, which will include website content creation, social media outreach across relevant platforms, and other strategic communications responsibilities as needed. Other responsibilities may include but are not limited to, data analysis; promoting events; creating high quality written, photographic, and video content; executing successful e-mail marketing efforts; and applying basic design principles within commonly used web publishing environments. The candidate will play an active role in the team’s core messaging strategy and communications plans.

Recruitment Efforts:

The position will support efforts to identify and engage prospective students to apply to graduate programs. They will organize recruiting efforts and host prospective students on campus. The position will support the recruitment of students who may be participants in existing national pipeline programs (such as Meyerhoff Scholars, Mellon Mays, McNair, and Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation); institutional initiatives including bridge and pre-doctoral programs; or studying at minority serving institutions, women's colleges, and public universities. Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s Degree is required; Master’s degree preferred.
  • Minimum of three to five year’s work experience in higher education or related work experience; mentoring experience in a research-intensive environment is strongly desired.
  • Attention to detail is key.
  • Strong administrative abilities, and excellent interpersonal skills and cultural competencies in order to interact with a wide range of individuals, from undergraduates to senior faculty and administrators.
  • Strong strategic planning and project management skills necessary to set and monitor progress against goals, to develop plans and timelines, and to measure success toward goals.

Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EEO IS THE LAW.



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