Asst Dir Inclusion and Equity Outlook and Community Engagement

Job Details

Summary and Scope of Position:

The Assistant Director, Outreach and Community Engagement (ADOCE) is a full-time professional staff member. The ADOCE is part of the team in the Institute for Inclusion and Equity (IIE) with responsibilities that support outreach, retention, and promotion of IIE services and resources to improve the overall climate around issues of difference for students and the campus community at the institution. 

As a member of the IIE, the ADOCE acts as a significant support for the Director in the promotion and marketing of services and engaging continuing students from marginalized populations and groups.


Specific Responsibilities:

  • Serve as the IIE liaison for transfer students at Ursinus College.
  • Outreach and support to provide resources for BIPOC, LGBTQ+ and other underrepresented student populations at Ursinus.
  • Serve as case manager and mentor for students with challenges as it relates to belonging and equity at Ursinus.   
  • Partners with Communications for promotion and marketing of diversity recruitment efforts. 
  • Create and maintain a marketing strategy for IIE events and social media.
  • Assist the Director of the IIE with the specific implementation of the Crigler Program.
  • Collaborate with Residential Life, Admissions, Athletics, Student Activities, and other key offices to create inclusive student engagement through educational, social, and leadership-based programming as necessary. 
  • Enhance educational initiatives and training during New Student Orientation, Ursinus Student Government Association (USGA) Training and Resident Assistant training, etc.
  • Collaborate with campus partners to ensure a strong campus-wide network of support for the recruitment and retention of diverse students. 
  • Serve as additional resource for key partnerships such as America Reads, this is including but not limited to organizations that provide access to diverse populations in the college process
  • Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree and/or at least 2+ years of progressive higher education, or related experience
  • High level of understanding of, and experience with, racial identity, socio-economic identity, religious identity, gender identity, sexual identity, gender expression, disability, transfer students and other underrepresented student populations
  • A high proficiency in multi-tasking as well and coordination
  • Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Confidentiality, care, and maturity in dealing with complex issues 
  • A collaborative and transparent approach to problem-solving and teamwork
  • Other Duties:

    The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the individual(s) assigned to this position.  They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. 

    Job responsibilities and activities may be modified or changed at any time with or without notice.  Job descriptions will be audited periodically by the Ursinus Human Resources department to ensure they are up-to-date and reflect the essential responsibilities and duties of the job. 


    Interested candidates should hit the apply button.  Once you create an applicant account, you will be prompted to upload your cover letter, resume, and a list with contact information for three references to the applicant database.  

    Ursinus is an AA/EO employer.  Ursinus College does not discriminate on grounds of race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, age, creed, ancestry, veteran status, marital status, disability, or other classification protected by applicable law in the administration of any of its educational programs or activities or with respect to employment.


    About Ursinus College

    • Founded in 1869
    • First admitted women in 1880
    • 1,650 students from 35 states and 12 countries
    • 20% students of color
    • 12 to 1 student-faculty ratio
    • Accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)
    • All students and faculty are issued laptop computers
    • Nationally renowned First-Year Experience, including the Common Intellectual Experience(CIE) Freshmen Seminar
    • Over 60 courses of study, including a variety of interdisciplinary programs.
    • The Center for Science and The Common Good offers students the opportunity to focus on the intersection of science and society.
    • Idyllic 170-acre campus 25 miles from Philadelphia
    • Member of Phi Beta Kappa, the Watson Foundation list, Project Pericles, Bonner Leader Program
    • Member of Project DEEP, the Annapolis Group, the Centennial Conference
    • Home to the Berman Museum of Art
    • U-Imagine Center for Integrative and Entrpreneurial Studies

    The College's most important assets are its faculty and staff. From time to time, a variety of job opportunities are available, both part-time and full-time. Ursinus is an ideal workplace where there are excellent resources and benefits and, of course, great people. The campus is beautiful and the students keep you young.

    Ursinus College is committed to the celebration of and respect for human diversity.

    Ursinus College does not discriminate on grounds of race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, religion, age, creed, ancestry, veteran status, marital status, disability, or other classification protected by applicable law with respect to all aspects of employment.

    Ursinus College complies with all federal, state, and local statutes and regulations governing employment practices.

    Ursinus College is an equal employment/affirmative action employer.

    All employees are expected to abide by Ursinus College’s equal employment/affirmative action policy.

    Specifically, in matters affecting employment and application for employment, the College will take affirmative action to ensure that each employee and applicant, regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, religion, age, creed, ancestry, veteran status, marital status, or disability (except as limitations may be mandate by law) is accorded equal treatment with respect to terms and conditions of employment, including recruitment, hiring, placement, and opportunities for advancement. The College will make good-faith efforts to enhance employment opportunities for minorities and women compatible with the availability of qualified candidates in relevant employment markets in which Ursinus College is able to recruit.

    Ursinus College is committed to the celebration of and respect for human diversity.  We believe that human beings derive meaning and purpose through their membership in groups as well as through their common humanity and their uniqueness as individuals.  Intellectual and personal growth are enhanced by understanding and appreciating the similarities and differences among groups and individuals.

    The celebration of, and respect for, human diversity at Ursinus is based on the following:

    • The principles of freedom and the quality of individuals as expressed in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States.
    • The practical goal of preparing students to make significant contributions in an emerging global community.  All communities -- local, national and global -- are stronger and richer to the extent that individuals within them are able to communicate and to affirm life-enhancing values.
    • Individuals whose education has been grounded on mutual understanding and the celebration of human diversity are best prepared to contribute to the making of a just and equitable society.

    This statement on human diversity should inform and guide the Ursinus College community as it establishes and implements educational and administrative policies and practices.  These ideals seem especially relevant to those policies and practices that touch upon race, ethnicity, age, religion, sexual orientation and gender, and all other aspects which tend to differentiate human groups.

    In making this statement on human diversity, Ursinus College at the same time acknowledges the primary importance in an educational community of the diversity of ideas expressed in the pursuit of truth by all reasonable and free minds in an atmosphere of intellectual openness.

    This statement on human diversity at Ursinus College has been developed in the context of the mission statement of the College and the institutional values generated by the mission.

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