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Director of Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity

Shenandoah University
1460 University Drive Winchester, Virginia

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Institutional & Business Affairs, Diversity & Inclusion
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Four-Year Institution
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Director of Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity 
Job Location1460 University DriveWinchester, Virginia
Tracking Code1683 - 306

The Director of Inclusion, Diversity, & Equity (IDE) is a full-time, salaried position with benefits. The successful applicant will supervise the Mosaic Center for Diversity, the [Not Just] Women’s Center, serve as a recruitment liaison with the Office of Admissions for Student Affairs, and oversee program initiatives that will deepen and expand Shenandoah’s commitment to Inclusion, Diversity, & Equity. The position will report to the Assistant Dean of Students for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. The position may be eligible to teach 6-9 credits (pending approval and necessary teaching credentials) during the academic year, including January and Summer terms.

The Director of Inclusion, Diversity, & Equity is responsible for the daily management of the operations of the Mosaic Center for Diversity as well as student-focused programs related to inclusion, diversity, & equity. The Mosaic Center for Diversity furthers the educational and inspirational mission of Shenandoah University by providing education, celebration, advocacy, and leadership development for the campus community. These goals focus on valuing and fostering the diversity at Shenandoah and in the world beyond our campus. The Mosaic Center for Diversity embraces all races, sexes, gender identities, gender expressions, religions, ethnic backgrounds, socio-economic classes, sexual orientations, abilities, ages, and immigration statuses.


    Provide leadership for the Mosaic Center for Diversity, including a student lounge; a resource library; hands-on resources for health, responsibility, and advocacy; and a work area for student leaders. Creates and maintains resources and dialogue-based workshops on power, privilege, oppression, and equity for student organizations, programs, and classes.Provide student advocacy through one-on-one support, bias incident response, and serve in membership on the CARE Team for students of concern on as-needed cases. Provide supervision, leadership, and support to staff including the IDE Training and Education Coordinator, Graduate Assistant for the Mosaic Center for Diversity, and Area Coordinator for IDE in executing training, programming, and operational tasks.Work with university administration to respond to national and campus trends and incidents affecting underrepresented student populations. Recruit, train, and support mentors for the Scholars’ Latino Initiative, a program that pairs college students with local Latinx high school students for three-year mentoring relationships.Work directly with providing mentorship to multicultural student organizations from their conception through their growth and development. Provide leadership development for multicultural student organization leaders. Serve as a liaison to Admissions with recruitment and activities to help bolster underrepresented student support and sense of belonging. Initiate strategic partnerships with key faculty and staff in each major university department to create curricular and co-curricular collaborations that result in more culturally conscious and informed members of our community.Supervise the student employee program so that students are learning, growing, and developing cultural competency and skills that enable them to achieve their professional goals. Assist with university-wide and division-wide programs such as Summer Orientation, Move-In, Homecoming & Family Weekend, Admissions events, and Welcome Week. Serve as a training facilitator to campus populations involving student culture competency skill-building. Develop, create, and facilitate assessment activities in IDE informed by current research and trends in higher education.Liaise with IDE leaders in academics, athletics, and external partners and stakeholders to strengthen the alignment of IDE initiatives, training, and programming. Forms critical partnerships with Student Affairs staff and academic departments, using data to meet students' unique needs and population trends.

Required Skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in Higher Education Administration, College Student Personnel, Counseling, or a related field.
  • At least 3-5 years of experience in leadership development and student learning in a College/University setting, including staff supervision and training, financial management, and risk management.
  • Flexible schedule with the ability and passion necessary to work evenings and weekends, as needed to meet with student organizations and facilitate activities.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, organizational skills
  • Must value collaboration and be capable of developing exemplary working relationships with a diverse group of students, faculty, staff, and visitors on a daily basis.
  • Decision-making and the ability to troubleshoot and implement creative solutions with principle and consistency are essential.

How to Apply:

The complete application will include a cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references. The review of applications will begin immediately and continue until a qualified candidate is selected.

Shenandoah University is committed to enriching its educational experience and culture through the diversity of its faculty, administration, and staff. All candidates are strongly encouraged to include a statement in their cover letters addressing ways in which they may be able to contribute to that commitment.

**Note: A pre-employment background check, as well as a satisfactory driving record, will be required as a condition of hire.

Shenandoah University values the unique and diverse perspectives of individuals and communities locally and globally and seeks to foster mutual understanding in an inviting community where individuals are welcome and respected. The university does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran’s status or on any other basis protected under applicable law.

Salary TypeNot Applicable


We are Shenandoah

Some places radiate special qualities — Shenandoah is one. At Shenandoah lives are illuminated by a love of learning, collaboration, service and a deep, shared history. Its name and location evoke images of legends, natural beauty, exploration, and timelessness. Shenandoah University embraces and reflects its storied valley home, educating students as radiant and warm as mythical lights inspiring Shenandoah’s meaning: “the sons and daughters of the stars.”

This green, fertile, and enchanting land has attracted people for thousands of years, inspiring stories, songs, and lives marked by joy, scholarship, accomplishment, and delight. That legacy remains vibrant to this day, as the leader of the future call upon the rich echoes of the past for inspiration.

We are all part of this timeless story. We are Shenandoah.


Mission & Vision Statements

Shenandoah University educates and inspires individuals to be critical, reflective thinkers; lifelong learners; and ethical, compassionate citizens who are committed to making responsible contributions within a community, a nation and the world.

Shenandoah University will be nationally recognized for forward thinking programs that produce competitive and purposeful graduates.


Shenandoah's History

Dayton, Virginia was Shenandoah’s home for 85 years. In 1875, the university was founded there as Shenandoah High School. Over the next 85 years, the institution changed names six times but always kept “Shenandoah” as part of its name. In 1946, the school nearly closed due to financial concerns. Rather than closing the school, university president Dr. Forrest S. Racey oversaw the move to Winchester. The last classes in Dayton began in the fall of 1959 with an enrollment of 159 students. Shenandoah opened its doors in Winchester in September 1960.


In Winchester, the school began to thrive and, in 1991, became Shenandoah University. 


The Shenandoah of Today


The university now spans 5 locations: 

Shenandoah offers over 150 academic programs for undergraduate and graduate students across seven schools:

Join a university community that brings high energy to learning and activities on and off campus. With 21 men’s and women’s athletics teams and more than 90 clubs and organizations, jump into life on a vibrant campus. Countless international programs expose our students, staff, and faculty to the world and teach them to become global citizens.



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