Director of the Center for Student Diversity & Inclusion

Miami University
Oxford, OH

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COVID-19 Vaccination Policy:
All employees and students must be fully vaccinated by November 22, 2021. Employees must have received at least the first dose of the vaccine before beginning on-campus employment, be fully vaccinated within 30 days of beginning employment and provide proof of vaccination, unless exempted as provided for in Miami University's COVID19 Vaccination Program and Policy. If you need additional information regarding exemptions, please contact [email protected] or [email protected].

Job no: 499181
Department: Diversity Affairs
Location: Oxford, OH
Work type: Salary Staff
Categories: Student Services
Status: Full Time
Temporary: No

Job Title:Director of the Center for Student Diversity & InclusionSalary/Grade:


Job Summary:

The Director of the Center for Student Diversity & Inclusion (CSDI) at Miami University is responsible for initiatives that promote engagement and success of students as well as programs that prepare all students to lead in a diverse society. The Director will oversee the area's efforts to ensure that all students on campus develop, and sustain a strong sense of belonging and inclusion on campus, particularly students of color, women, ad LGBTQ+ students as well as other under-represented student populations.

This position will provide leadership for the Center of Student Diversity & Inclusion, which includes Intracultural Initiatives, LGBTQ+ & Gender Initiatives. A primary part of their work will be to identify ways to advance diversity as a critical component of social, academic and intellectual life on campus and to implement programs and services that promote student understanding of multiculturalism, diversity and inclusion on our campus.
The position will report to the Assistant Vice President for Student Life, serve on University committees that address diversity initiatives and will be a member of the Student Life director's leadership team.

Duties/Physical Demands:

1. Supervise and set priorities for staff who manage direct services for students of color, LGBTQ+ students, and programs related to issues of gender.
2. Oversee education and programming on diversity and inclusion topics, and create opportunities for ongoing conversations with students about diversity.
3. Provide leadership and professional development opportunities for staff consistent with professional goals.
4. Work collaboratively with the Office of Admission in attracting diverse students to campus. serve as an advocate and resource for students of color, gender, and LGBTQ+ students.
5. Monitor national trends in promoting the success of diverse students and help to educate the division and campus on the changing needs related to students of color, gender, LGBTQ+ students, and assess the impact of departmental programs as a result.
6. Develop long-range strategic planning and program development, including the assessment of such programs and services, consistent wit the university's mission.
7. Chair or serve on appropriate University and Divisional committees.
8. Manage departmental operating budget and gifts including forecasting expenditures and revenues, maintaining records, and linking program objectives and assessment to the annual budget process.
9. Prepare departmental reports and presentations as needed.
10. Provide leadership, idea and direction to the university and its initiatives focused on the needs of underrepresented students.
11. Establish relationships and partner with various offices in the Division of Student Life and other University offices, including the Office of Institutional Diversity.
12. Establish connections with local, state, and national organizations focused on diversity and inclusion.
13. Maintain active presence, collaborate with, or provide guidance to new or existing diverse student organizations with the Diversity Affairs Council.
14. Establish effective modes of communication to inform and educate the campus community about on-going Diversity programming.
15. Alon with other staff in the Center for Student Diversity & Inclusion, provide support for student recruitment, retention, inclusion, and success.
16. Utilize The Council for Advancement of Standards in Higher Education (CAS) standards for Diversity-Multicultural offices for evaluation and assessment.
17. Other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

Master's degree in higher education, student affairs, or related field
5 years of progressive professional (full-time) experience working in student affairs or other student services area on a college campus
Minimum of 2 years' experience supervising professional staff
Demonstrated knowledge, skills, abilities, and experience related to diversity and inclusion
Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with students, faculty, staff, and community constituents
Demonstrated understanding of the developmental needs of college students, particularly identity development
Experience developing new programs and services
Strong leadership abilities and excellent interpersonal and conflict resolution skills
Team orientation and inclusive philosophy
Personable and relatable to all student populations as well as faculty and staff
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Excellent presentation skills

Desired Qualifications:

Doctoral Degree in Higher Education or related field
Program assessment and evaluation expertise
Knowledge of website management

EO/AA Statement/Clery Act:Miami University, an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, encourages applications from minorities, women, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Miami University prohibits harassment, discrimination and retaliation on the basis of age (40 years or older), color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, military status, national origin (ancestry), pregnancy, race, religion, sex/gender, status as a parent or foster parent, sexual orientation, or protected veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, programs or employment practices. Requests for reasonable accommodations for disabilities related to employment should be directed to [email protected] or 513-529-3560. As part of the University’s commitment to maintaining a healthy and safe living, learning, and working environment, we encourage you to read Miami University’s Annual Security & Fire Safety Report at:, which contains information about campus safety, crime statistics, and our drug and alcohol abuse and prevention program designed to prevent the unlawful possession, use, and distribution of drugs and alcohol on campus and at university events and activities. This report also contains information on programs and policies designed to prevent and address sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. Each year, email notification of this website is made to all faculty, staff, and enrolled students. Written notification is also provided to prospective students and employees. Hard copies of the Annual Security & Fire Safety Report may be obtained from the Miami University Police Department at (513) 529-2223.Benefits Eligible:


A criminal background check is required. All campuses are smoke- and tobacco-free campuses.

For questions regarding reasonable accommodations for disabilities, or to follow-up with a request, please contact [email protected] or (513) 529-3560.

Advertised: 20 Aug 2021 Eastern Daylight Time


Nationally recognized as one of the country's most outstanding undergraduate institutions, Miami University is a public university located in Oxford, Ohio (35 miles north of Cincinnati), with regional locations in Hamilton, Middletown, and West Chester, Ohio, and the John E. Dolibois European Center in Luxembourg. Miami combines a wide range of strong academic programs with the personal attention ordinarily found only at much smaller institutions. A liberal education core complements the more specialized studies of the majors.

Along with an impressive number of opportunities to gain practical, hands-on and immersive experiences, Miami is distinguished by a faculty who enjoy teaching and mentoring students. Recognized as a "Public Ivy" by Richard Moll in his 1985 book about America's flagship universities, Miami is consistently recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the nation’s best schools for “unusually strong commitment to undergraduate teaching.” This commitment to teaching is demonstrated in the University's record of exceptional retention and graduation rates-which are among highest for NCAA Division I schools. Miami also regularly ranks among the top public doctoral university in the country for study abroad participation by undergraduate students.

Chartered in 1809, Miami is the 10th oldest public university in the nation. Enrollment includes almost 15,000 undergraduates and more than 2,200 graduate students on the Oxford campus, which is lauded for its exceptional beauty. The charming, historic uptown area of Oxford is adjacent to the campus.

Miami offers bachelor degrees in over 100 areas of study and master's degrees in more than 50 areas; the University also offers a number of doctoral degrees.

More information on Miami may be obtained via

Miami University is deeply committed to the success of every member of the community. At Miami, our mission is to empower each student, staff, and faculty member to promote and become engaged citizens who use their acquired knowledge and skills with integrity and compassion to improve the future of the community and the world.

The Office of Equity and Equal Opportunity (OEEO) exists to provide an inclusive, equitable, working, living, and learning environment to members of the Miami University community. OEEO provides members of the university community a place to obtain guidance for providing equal opportunity in personnel matters, and to resolve issues of harassment and discrimination

The Office of Equity and Equal Opportunity (OEEO) ensures that Miami University provides an equitable environment for students, faculty, and staff. This will be achieved with compassion, understanding, and fairness to all parties involved and act as a resource for all members of the university community.

Office of Diversity Affairs is located at 336 Shriver Center 3rd Floor. The Main Office line is (513) 529-6504.

Janine Todd, Program Associate
Mr. Gerald Yearwood, Senior Administrative Director
Dr. Juanita S. Tate, Director of Divisional Initiatives
Demere Woolway, Assistant Director of ODA & Coordinator of GLBTQ Services
Yvania Garcia-Pusateri, M.S., Assistant Director & Coordinator of Diverse Student Development

Office of Equity and Equal Opportunity is located at 219 E. Spring Street Oxford, OH 45056. The Main line is (513) 529-7157.

Kenya Ash, Director, Title IX Coordinator & Section 504/ADA Coordinator
Kristie Marcum, Associate Director
Tandy Hamm, Assistant Director
Janet Fink, Administrative Assistant

For a list of contacts involved in diversity-related efforts, see Diversity Contacts (PDF 229KB).

As part of institutional diversity and inclusion goals, our efforts diligently center on four core areas: recruitment, retention, curriculum and climate. These core areas are addressed through key initiatives that are tailored to faculty, staff, and students and are executed either through programs and support from our office or in collaboration with other university offices, departments, and programs. In addition, we also value relationships with our community partners who also work with us to promote diversity and inclusion at Miami.

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