Assistant Director of Student Life for Diversity Education

Job description

Category:: Administrative/Staff
Department:: Student Life
Locations:: Springfield, MA
Posted:: Jun 4, 2021
Closes:: Open Until Filled
Type:: Full-time
Ref. No.:: 2956
Position ID:: 131859

About American International College:

American International College is a private, coeducational institution of higher education located on a 70+ acre campus in Springfield, Massachusetts. The campus has 42 buildings on two sites approximately 1/2 mile apart with a total of approximately 660,000 gross square feet. Included in the inventory of buildings are student residences for a resident population of 900 students. Founded in 1885, the College has approximately 3200 graduate and undergraduate students. AIC offers a variety of undergraduate and graduate programs through the Schools of Business, Arts and Sciences; Health Sciences; and Education. The mission of the College is to transform student lives through career focused learning, with a strong foundation in the liberal arts, a commitment to serving the community, and a high level of involvement in the global economy.

AIC strives to create a diverse and inclusive campus community that is representative, at all job levels, of the students we serve. We are an EEO employer and we welcome applications from individuals for positions where they are underrepresented.

Job Description:

  • Oversee academic, social, and cultural programs and services that promote the success of students of color and other under-represented populations on campus.

  • Develop diversity and inclusion workshops for both students and employees including learning outcomes and assessment components.

  • Serve as advisor to multicultural and identity based student organizations including but not limited to P.R.I.D.E. (Persons Ready in Defense of Ebony), Student of Color Working Group (SOCWG) and Greek Life (National Pan-Hellenic Council).

  • Assist in coordination of annual events including Action in the Community Day (AIC Day), Black History Month Dinner, Let's Get Real Series, and the Student Speaker Series.

  • Collaborate with other offices and departments to provide programmatic support to programs including Summer Orientation and Welcome Week.

  • Manage hiring, selection, and associated responsibilities of the College's off-campus work study students at the Boys and Girls Club, Dunbar Community Center, and Martin Luther King Center.

  • Prepare budgets, monitor expenditures, and complete all paperwork in a timely manner for all programs assigned and ensures proper maintenance of records.

  • Participate in and support general Student Engagement programming and management and departmental, divisional, and institutional goal setting, committees, and special projects.

  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Required Degree(s): Master's degree

  • Preferred Field of Expertise: Higher Education Administration, Student Affairs Administration, Diversity and Multicultural Studies, or similar field.


  • Experience with diversity on college/university campuses; fraternity/sorority issues in higher education; student leadership, activities and programming

  • Experience with making new positive relationships/connections with community as well as maintaining current relationships

  • Ability to work well with students, alumnae/alumni, faculty, staff and community leaders

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

Additional Information:

Work Schedule

The Assistant Director of Student Life for Diversity Education is a full time, exempt level, benefit eligible position. Normal business hours are Mondays through Fridays, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm, flexible to the needs of the department. Evening and weekend event supervision is required.

AIC reserves the right to fill this position at a level above or below the level included in this posting.

AIC is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Application Instructions:

Qualified applicants should save and submit the following documents with the online application.

  • Brief cover letter
  • Current resume
  • Contact information for three professional references (one of which must be a current or prior supervisor)

Review of applications will continue until the position has been filled.




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Job No:
Posted: 6/5/2021
Application Due: 8/4/2021
Work Type: Full Time