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Associate Dean of Students and Director of the Center for Diversity and Inclusion
|Job Type:||Administrative International Student Services LGBT Services Multicultural/Diversity/ALANA Services Student Affairs Administration|
|Institution Type:||Private not-for-profit, 4-year|
|Institution Size:||< 2,000 Students|
Associate Dean of Students for Diversity and Inclusion and Director of the Center for Diversity and Inclusion
This new position, under the direction of the Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students, will bring a collaborative vision and provide leadership in the development, coordination and implementation of a comprehensive program relative to an intercultural approach to diversity and inclusion campus programming, training, and mentoring. The Associate Dean/Director will support Ringling College’s multicultural, international, LGBTQ, First Generation and Veteran students, as historically underrepresented populations, and work collaboratively with the President, Vice Presidents, Associate and Assistant Vice Presidents and Deans, faculty, staff, students and external constituents to advance the institution’s commitment to all aspects of diversity and inclusion that are essential to academic excellence. The Associate Dean will work closely on diversity initiatives within Student Life as well as Academic Affairs to champion diversity and inclusion best practices across the College. The Associate Dean/Director will be student-centered.
The Associate Dean/Director leads Ringling College’s diversity and inclusion program by establishing a Center for Diversity and Inclusion, and working closely with the other Student Life Associate Deans, Director of International Affairs, Academic Affairs, Human Resources, Student Access Services and Veteran Student Affairs to provide a partnership approach to identity-based resources and support. Focus on building a framework that is “intercultural in approach (meaning a collaborative, intersectional approach) in order to create and sustain an environment of inclusivity across cultures, socio-economic class, sexual orientation, gender, first generation status and other identities.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Demonstration of a supportive and accessible leadership/management style and willingness to collaborate with students, faculty and staff; the proven capacity to build meaningful and effective relationships at all levels of an organization.
Ability to be a good listener who can understand issues from multiple viewpoints, respond appropriately, and facilitate shared understanding among diverse individuals and groups.
Documented history of successfully developing and advancing diversity and inclusion programs.
In depth knowledge of theory and practice of diversity and inclusion, cultural awareness, gender identity, sexuality and gender identity, intersectionality of identity in college student development in a global context, and intercultural concepts and issues as they apply within higher education.
Ability to negotiate courageously the complex issues that emerge at the intersection of art, expression and creative making in terms of diversity and inclusion.
Scholarly expertise in intercultural education in higher education.
Knowledge of relevant federal and state laws as well as knowledge of higher education compliance regulations, particularly Title VI, Title IX and Section 504.
Comfort and sophistication with data and analytical tools that support decision making.
Experience with program evaluation, assessment and learning outcomes.
An understanding of best practices in recruitment and retention of underrepresented students, faculty and staff.
Knowledge of the grant application process.
Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.
Strong organizational and budget management skills.
Personal demeanor that inspires excellence and collaboration.
An appreciation and commitment to art and design education.
Please submit a cover letter and resume'/vitae at https://ringling.simplehire.com.
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