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Director, Male Scholars Initiative

Binghamton University, State University of New York
Binghamton, NY

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Category:: Professional
Department:: Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Locations:: Binghamton, NY
Posted:: May 15, 2024
Closes:: Open Until Filled
Type:: Full-time
Ref. No.:: 02645
Position ID:: 175615

About Binghamton University:

Binghamton University is a premier public R1 research institution in the State University of New York (SUNY) system that unites more than 130 broadly interdisciplinary educational programs with some of the most vibrant research in the nation. Our unique character - shaped by our mission, outstanding academics, facilities, and community life - promotes extraordinary student success, research, and service; Binghamton University is where our students, faculty and staff thrive.

Working at Binghamton University is more than about having a great job - it is about having the opportunity to flourish in an exciting, engaging environment. Our faculty and staff appreciate Binghamton's collegial and inclusive culture and its commitment to excellence, education, innovation and civic engagement. Our diverse campus community contributes to our success.

Binghamton merges rigorous academics, distinguished faculty, exceptional staff, and ultramodern facilities to engage and challenge its 18,000+ students. The high-achieving Binghamton student body also represents a great diversity of life experiences, from first-generation college-goers to international students. Beyond their talent, these classmates share a desire to shape the future through technology, insight, intellectual exploration, and community service.

We are an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and in keeping with this commitment, we welcome all to apply, including veterans and persons with disabilities.

Job Description:

Budget Title: Senior Staff Associate (SL-5)

Salary: $80,000 - $90,000

The director of Male Scholars Initiative, under the supervision of the Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, offers strategic direction to improve the academic success, retention, and graduation rate of undergraduate men at Binghamton University. The incoming director will use data-driven, research-based decision-making, and a strengths-based modeled approach to student success, and facilitate collaborations across campus to provide programs and services that proactively empower students to succeed and support the University's goals of increasing the retention, graduation, participation in high-impact practices, career outcomes, and wellbeing of male students. The director will work closely with the directors of Intercultural Affairs, Student Affairs, Student Transition and Success, Educational Opportunity Program and other university constituencies to build close collaborations with campus partners across divisions, including University Tutorial Services, Academic Affairs and advising offices, Financial Aid, Admissions, New Student Programs and others. The director also will help support the division's Vice President.


  • The director will be responsible for envisioning, designing, and executing the initiative, which includes program development, planning, and implementation, including establishing strategy, initiatives and programmatic goals and objectives, and assessment measures.
  • Consult with the Office of Institutional Research; Director, Intercultural Affairs, Director, Student Transition and Success, Director, Educational Opportunity Program; and others across campus to develop longitudinal and track key performance indicators to improve performance outcomes and adjust as needed, collect, analyze, and report data, and identify key performance indicators for continuous improvement.
  • Works cooperatively with colleges and departments on programs that support undergraduates including Student Transition and Success, University Tutorial Services, Academic Affairs and academic advising offices, Financial Aid, Admissions, New Student Programs, and others to include developing a pipeline for graduate school.
  • Serves as a point of contact and provides coaching on a walk-in or appointment basis and makes referrals to the Student Transition and Success Office or other appropriate campus resources, school advising offices, academic departments, Fleishman Career Center, CARE Team, and other resources as necessary, and provides relevant presentations to students.
  • Develops, oversees and assesses programs and services that are informed by best practices in higher education to improve retention and graduation rates and empower undergraduates to succeed academically.
  • Supports student success (retention, graduation, participation in high-impact practices).
  • Works collaboratively with the division's communications manager to create and push-out communications, promotions and program initiatives (i.e., Men of Color Summit)
  • Teach one FYE course per academic year; conduct workshops and presentations to departments and student organizations.
  • Stays abreast of developments in the field of student persistence and academic success.
  • May supervise graduate student or peer mentors.
  • Serves on University committees as appropriate.
  • Assists the vice president with occasional projects.
  • Occasional evening, night or weekend work required.

This is an in-person position


Visa sponsorship is not available for this position

  • Master's degree, and significant demonstrated progressively responsible experience
  • Knowledgeable of, and practitioner of, strength-based approaches in student attrition and retention, success coaching, analytics, programming for new students, and leadership programs
  • Demonstrated commitment to student success
  • Previous teaching experience
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, including public speaking
  • Ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others
  • Excellent leadership and supervisory skills
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Effective project management, analytical, and problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrated ability to bridge academic and student affairs partnerships
  • Ability to negotiate and bring differences to successful resolution
  • Strong marketing skills
  • Strong leadership skills with ability to attract, motivate, coach and successfully navigate a diverse and inclusive work environment
  • Knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet and database applications


  • Ph.D./Ed.D. in higher education, social psychology, counseling, social work or related field OR a Ph.D./Ed.D. with demonstrated work experience).
  • Experience leading a similar program, or previous experience in student affairs /academic affairs to include program development; demonstrated experience in meeting the needs of college students from diverse backgrounds, including first-generation college students; experience within the areas of student advisement, success coaching, and leadership programs
  • Ability to interpret and analyze data and make data-driven, data-informed decisions
  • Previously demonstrated experience with academic advising/intrusive counseling

Additional Information:

Offers of employment may be contingent upon successful completion of a pre-employment background check and verification of degree(s) and credentials.

Binghamton University is a tobacco-free campus.

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor's Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at

Payroll information can be found on our website

Cover letters may be addressed "To the Search Committee."

Postings active on the website, accept applications until closure.

For information on the Dual Career Program, please visit:

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer
The State University of New York is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. It is the policy of Binghamton University to provide for and promote equal opportunity employment, compensation, and other terms and conditions of employment without discrimination on the basis of age, race, color, religion, disability, national origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, veteran or military service member status, marital status, domestic violence victim status, genetic predisposition or carrier status, or arrest and/or criminal conviction record unless based upon a bona fide occupational qualification or other exception.

As required by Title IX and its implementing regulations Binghamton University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the educational programs and activities which it operates. This requirement extends to employment and admission. Inquiries about sex discrimination may be directed to the University Title IX Coordinator or directly to the Office of Civil Rights (OCR). Contact information for the Title IX Coordinator and OCR, as well as the University's complete Non-Discrimination Notice may be found here.

Application Instructions:

All applicants must apply via Interview Exchange:

Deadline for Internal Applicants: May 30, 2024

Deadline for External Applicants: Open until filled

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the vacancy is filled.

Please submit:

  1. Resume,
  2. Cover letter, and
  3. Contact information for three professional references

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Working at Binghamton University

Message on working at Binghamton University from President Harvey Stenger    


Binghamton University opened its doors as Triple Cities College in 1946, to serve the needs of local veterans returning from service in World War II. Originally located in Endicott, N.Y., five miles west of the present campus, the fledgling school was a branch of Syracuse University.

Four years later, the college was incorporated into the State University of New York (SUNY) and renamed Harpur College in honor of Robert Harpur, a Colonial teacher, patriot and pioneer who helped settle the area west of Binghamton.

In 1961, the campus moved across the Susquehanna River to Vestal. Growing enrollment and a reputation for excellence soon led to the selection of Harpur College as one of four doctorate-granting University Centers in the SUNY system.

In 1965, the campus was formally designated the State University of New York at Binghamton, and in 1992, Binghamton University was adopted as our informal name.

Mission Statement

Binghamton University is a premier public university dedicated to enriching the lives of people in the region, state, nation and world through discovery and education and to being enriched by partnerships with those communities.

Vision Statement

Binghamton as an institution is dedicated to higher education, one that combines an international reputation for graduate education, research, scholarship and creative endeavor with the best undergraduate programs available at any public university.

We are an academically selective community that shares ideas across departments, disciplines and borders. We encourage faculty, students and staff to ask unexpected questions, foster open dialog and develop innovative solutions to important problems.

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