Assistant Director - 502223

Employer
University of Richmond
Location
Richmond, VA
Closing date
Oct 21, 2021

Job Details

Assistant Director - 502223

SUMMARY:

The Center for Student Involvement (CSI) staff prides itself on teamwork, ingenuity, progressive best practices, collaborative problem solving, community engagement and professionalism. A successful candidate will be one who demonstrates a passion for inclusion, diversity, equity work and values student-centered leadership and innovative student learning experiences. The CSI employs a team approach with office colleagues and with faculty/staff in the greater University community.

The Assistant Director will serve as a primary advisor and resource to culturally based student organizations. The Assistant Director will develop programming to include programs and training for emerging leaders, as well as, assist with organization management and mentoring for all student organization members. The Assistant Director must be able to lead complex conversations, bridging across differences, in order to lead transformative change among all student organizations. The Assistant Director will serve as the CSI’s representative to Divisional and University-wide DEI work and be a designated partner with the University’s new Student Center for Equity and Inclusion.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Leadership Development & Training with focus on Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility:

  • Responsible for the oversight and management of an array of student programming tailored towards culturally based organizations and their needs.
  • Actively work to create and maintain collaborative working relationships with all student organizations, as well as, campus and community partners.
  • Participate as an integral member of the Center for Student Involvement team to develop and implement a comprehensive student organization leadership development program, inclusive of emerging leaders, positional training, organization management and skill development assessment.
  • Assists in developing strategic learning outcomes to enhance the value of the cocurricular experience, with a focus on inclusivity, diversity, equity and accessibility.
  • Supports technological expertise, program development and implementation to Presence, the comprehensive student organization management system.
  • Participates as a primary resource within the University, Division of Student Development and Center for Student Involvement on IDEA focused initiatives and committees.

Inclusion, Diversity, Equity & Access and Leadership Training:

  • Lead, and partner with colleagues to develop and implement DEI programming and leadership training for the student organizations and student leaders, as well as, related constituencies.
  • Develop and administer regular assessments to identify strengths and gaps in order to inform strategic improvement in DEI trainings and education.

Office related duties:

  • Assist with events and programs sponsored by the Center for Student Involvement.
  • Serve as a WELL 100 class facilitator.
  • Actively contributes to the operation of the Presence platform and CSI social media outlets.
  • Serve on University committees as needed.
  • Supervise student employees.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Values, respects and celebrates difference.
  • A ‘can do”, positive attitude with high levels of initiative and collaborative spirit
  • Thrives in a team-oriented environment.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of, and respect for the student experience and student organizations.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of student development theory, experiential application and organizational behavior.
  • Demonstrates initiative to develop creative, collaborative programming in a team oriented environment.
  • Ability to handle a wide variety of tasks and projects and make independent decisions using sound judgment with minimal supervision and direction.
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, complex and multi-faceted workspace.
  • Understanding of conflict resolution processes.
  • Working knowledge of standards in supervising student employees, including principles of performance management.
  • Requires excellent, organizational, time management, and overall computer skills.
  • Ability to gather, organize, and present data and other information in a clear and logical manner.
  • Must be detail-oriented, including the ability to perform work accurately and thoroughly
  • Very strong organizational, time management, and event planning skills.
  • Banner experience preferred
  • Excellent writing and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to write and implement policies and procedures.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Master’s Degree preferred; Bachelor's degree in a business or related field required; combination of education and experience strongly considered
  • 2-3 years of inclusion, diversity, equity and accessibility related experiences
  • 2-3 years of professional experience with the college student population

WORK HOURS:

  • Full-time, exempt position
  • Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; 7.75 hrs./day; 38.75 hrs./week
  • Some nights and weekends may be required

SALARY STRUCTURE:
Pay Grade 6 (Hiring Range $44,775.00 to $59,325.00 annually)

ABOUT UR:

At the University of Richmond, we’re creative, inclusive, and determined. We’re Spiders, and our mission is to create positive change in the UR community and beyond. Located minutes from downtown Richmond, Virginia, the University of Richmond (www.richmond.edu) blends the intimacy of a small college with exceptional academic, research, and cultural opportunities usually found only at large institutions. There’s only one place like Richmond.

UR is committed to developing a diverse faculty, staff and student body, and to modeling an inclusive campus community which values the expression of differences in ways that promote excellence in teaching, learning, personal development and institutional success. In keeping with this commitment, our academic community welcomes candidates from diverse backgrounds and candidates who support diversity. EOE

Organization

Working at University of Richmond

Founded in 1830, the University of Richmond is one of America's premier private universities. The University blends the intimacy of a small college with exceptional academic, research, and cultural opportunities usually found only at large institutions. A nationally ranked liberal arts university, Richmond offers a unique combination of undergraduate and graduate programs through its schools of arts and sciencesbusinessleadership studieslaw, and continuing studies. The 350-acre suburban campus, including a 10-acre lake, is consistently cited by The Princeton Review as one of the most beautiful campuses in the nation.

With approximately 3,000 undergraduate students, Richmond offers 55 majors, 42 minors, and 12 concentrations at the bachelor's level. Graduate students can choose from six master's degrees programs, an MBA program, a juris doctorate, and six dual-degree programs in law. Continuing studies options include programs at the associate, bachelor, and master levels, in addition to numerous non-credit offerings.

Richmond faculty members are outstanding leaders in their fields. Of the 312 full-time faculty at the University, 98 percent hold doctorate or terminal degrees. Richmond has a student-faculty ratio of 9:1, with zero classes taught by teaching assistants. Our faculty members are in the classrooms and the labs, working closely with students to maximize their educational experiences.

U.S. News & World Report ranked Richmond one of the best liberal arts universities in the nation and in the top 35 for undergraduate research. BusinessWeek ranked The Robins School of Business in the top 20 nationally and fourth for academic quality, as well as among the top 15 part-time MBA programs. Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine named Richmond in the top 25 for best value among private colleges and universities

As locals like to say, Richmond is "easy to love" because of its rich history, stunning architecture, natural beauty and quality of life. It's been named one of the top cities in which to live and work by numerous national sources, including Forbes magazine. As the capital of Virginia, Richmond is home to the state legislature, a growing number of Fortune 500 companies and industries ranging from finance to agriculture. In fact, Forbes also recently ranked Richmond as the sixth best city to get a job in the U.S. Nearly one million people live in the Greater Richmond region and enjoy an array of cultural opportunities including 35 museums; numerous theatre companies; a symphony, a ballet and an opera; a thriving public forum; three professional, minor-league sports teams; a coliseum for major concerts and sporting events; and much more. Located just 100 miles south of Washington, D.C., Richmond is only 90 minutes from Virginia's beaches and 90 minutes from the spectacular Blue Ridge Mountains.

UR is committed to developing a diverse faculty, staff and student body, and to modeling an inclusive campus community which values the expression of differences in ways that promote excellence in teaching, learning, personal development and institutional success.  In keeping with this commitment, our academic community welcomes candidates from diverse backgrounds and candidates who support diversity. EOE

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