Assistant/ Associate Director of Student Affairs-Equity, Inclusion and Advocacy

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Job Overview

Posted 4 days ago Full-Time

Job Details

Position Title:

Assistant/ Associate Director of Student Affairs-Equity, Inclusion and Advocacy

Onsite Event Position ID: 2456
Job Type: Adult/Commuter/Off-Campus Student Services Multicultural/Diversity/ALANA Services Other
Location: State College, PA
Positions Available: 1
Institution Type: Other,
Institution Size:
Employer ID: 32912
Application Deadline: 04/13/2020

Stated Non-Discrimination Policy

Gender Expression / Identity Sexual Orientation

Benefits

Salary Range:
$59,000 - $70,000
Housing for Position:
None provided
Benefits
Salary Range:
$59,000 - $70,000
Housing for Position:
None provided
Qualifications
Education:
Masters Required
Major Preference:
No Preference
Experience:
2-4 Years

Qualifications
Education:
Masters Required
Major Preference:
No Preference
Experience:
2-4 Years

Position Description

Title: Assistant/ Associate Director of Student Affairs-Equity, Inclusion and Advocacy (Student Services Associate 3)

 

Job Post

 

Penn State World Campus is in search of an Assistant/Associate Director of Equity, Inclusion and Advocacy to be part of World Campus Student Affairs. In this newly added position, the ideal candidate will have demonstrated experience in advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives and provide care and advocacy to college students. Experience with developing and supporting data-driven engagement and retention initiatives for underrepresented, underserved and 1st generation student populations and providing care and advocacy support to diverse student populations is required.

 

The Assistant/Associate Director will develop, implement, and monitor programs, initiatives, and events that assist in the engagement and retention of minoritized students, and offer guidance and support to these population. This position will serve as a formal convener for a range of partner units and initiatives whose work regularly engages college access and success, diversity and inclusion and work closely with the retention steering committee to ensure that retention, persistence and graduation of underrepresented and underserved populations is a key priority.  The assistant/associate director will be responsible for providing strategic direction and oversight for equity and inclusion practices across all World Campus Student Affairs units and serve as a liaison with partner offices related to equity and inclusion within the university system.

 

Serving as a vital campus resource the Assistant/Associate Director will also provide support to students experiencing unforeseen challenges throughout their academic career. The Assistant/Associate Director will help triage students in crisis, helping to clarify and identify their issues, connect them with supportive resources and work collaboratively with the student to empower their development of an action plan. Offered services include, but are not limited to, navigating campus and community resources, referrals to campus and community partners, coordination and follow-up during and after student crisis issues and other complex student needs. The Assistant/Associate Director would be responsible for World Campus Care, Advocacy and Crisis protocol.

The Assistant Director responsibilities include:

Develop and implement initiatives, events, programs and services that support the engagement and retention of minoritized students

Lead planning and assessment efforts to determine the effectiveness of equity related student facing programs and services across student affairs and partner offices within World Campus

Lead development and facilitation of identity-based affinity groups for student in collaboration with student leaders.

Serve as a point of contact and provide consultation for students, faculty and staff who are seeking guidance and advice about how to assist students experiencing distress
 

Assist students in making use of University and/or community resources and services

 Follow up with and track students in distress to monitor progress and ensure compliance with recommendations

Complete documentation and maintain records of student cases in online case management system

Work closely with the Director, serving as second in command and partnering when needed to support students or staff

Assist with outreach and education with appropriate university and off-campus constituents.

Provide leadership for and participate in departmental, campus, and university committees.

 

Typical Education and Experience Requirements:

Typically requires a Master’s degree or higher plus three years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Associate Director title reserved for successful candidate with Master’s degree or higher plus 5 years of experience and ample demonstrated experience across required job duties. Final title will be determined upon offer

 

Additional Required Competencies:

Demonstrated experience as a collaborative leader who inspires confidence and trust. Demonstrated understanding of intersecting identities that include, but are not limited to, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religion, disability, age, and socio-economic status. Demonstrated analytical skills, in addition to project management experience. Ability to build coalitions and consensus; with proven success as an organizational change agent. Demonstrated ability in managing difficult and complex situations. Current knowledge of principles/practices in case management. Ability to work cooperatively with others within a multidisciplinary team environment; evidence of effective collaborative relationships with students, faculty, staff, and parents. Excellent administrative and organizational skills including supervision, student support, program development, assessment. Demonstrated proficiency with technology including learning management systems, video conferencing and advance computing skills. Demonstrated experience promoting dialogue among students, faculty, and staff as well as with community members, and other university constituencies. Strong proven ability to inspire and nurture a climate of inclusiveness, collegiality, and shared responsibility.


Job Requirements

The Assistant/Associate Director responsibilities include:

Develop and implement initiatives, events, programs and services that support the engagement and retention of minoritized students

Lead planning and assessment efforts to determine the effectiveness of equity related student facing programs and services across student affairs and partner offices within World Campus

Lead development and facilitation of identity-based affinity groups for student in collaboration with student leaders.

Serve as a point of contact and provide consultation for students, faculty and staff who are seeking guidance and advice about how to assist students experiencing distress
 

Assist students in making use of University and/or community resources and services

 Follow up with and track students in distress to monitor progress and ensure compliance with recommendations

Complete documentation and maintain records of student cases in online case management system

Work closely with the Director, serving as second in command and partnering when needed to support students or staff

Assist with outreach and education with appropriate university and off-campus constituents.

Provide leadership for and participate in departmental, campus, and university committees.

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