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Center for Inclusion Assistant Director
|Job Type:||Multicultural/Diversity/ALANA Services|
|Location:||Rapid City, SD|
|Institution Type:||Public, 4-year|
|Institution Size:||< 2,000 Students|
The Center for Inclusion at the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology invites applications for an Assistant Director to help move forward campus inclusion and diversity initiatives. As a member of the Division of Student Development, this full-time position will play an important role in building and promoting programs, services, and resources that serve to create and sustain an inclusive campus community as well as adhere to the SD Mines Inclusion Statement found at: https://www.sdsmt.edu/Inclusion-and-Diversity/. A successful candidate will be one who has a grasp of their personal identity and how it is perceived by others, especially students. Other qualities include someone who is motivated, organized, creative, takes initiative, and handles stress and feedback well.
A Bachelor’s degree is required. A Master’s degree in Student Affairs/Development, Higher Education Administration, Counseling or related field or an equivalent level of education, training and one to three years of work experience is preferred. However, a new Master’s degree could substitute for years of experience.
Established in 1885, the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology is a science and engineering research university located in Rapid City, South Dakota. South Dakota Mines is a public university offering bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees in engineering and science. Known for our academic rigor, we maintain a 15:1 student-to-faculty ratio. Our students benefit from immersive learning experiences including undergraduate research, co-ops/internships, and numerous nationally competitive engineering teams. Our graduates have a 97% placement rate. Our Research Programs are concentrated in four areas: energy and environment; materials and manufacturing; STEM education; and underground science and engineering.
South Dakota Mines is a growing university that enrolls around 2,700 students from 45 states and 35 countries. Rapid City is the state's second, largest city (with an urban population of 74,421 and metropolitan population of 199,656) and is nestled at the foot of the beautiful Black Hills. Mount Rushmore, the Badlands National Park and Crazy Horse Memorial are all within an hour of the University. Rapid City enjoys a relatively mild climate and offers year-round recreational opportunities, including, hiking, bicycling, skiing, snowboarding, fishing, and hunting, to name a few. For more information about South Dakota Mines and Rapid City, visit: www.sdsmt.edu and http://visitrapidcity.com/.
South Dakota Mines does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, gender, gender identification, transgender, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability, genetic information or veteran status in employment or the provision of service.
The primary responsibility of the Assistant Director is to provide programming related to inclusion, diversity and culture for the university. This includes bolstering efforts that focus on experiences, issues, and concerns of underrepresented student populations as well as topics that give attention to challenges these student communities face. This will be achieved through internal and external collaborations, direct student contact, and programming. The Assistant Director will interact with students, faculty and staff members as well as other campus resources. Expectations are that this person will provide excellent customer service, excel at communication, and have knowledge of inclusion, diversity, and cultural issues.
South Dakota Mines is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and offers an excellent comprehensive benefits package including paid medical and life insurance for our employees, as well as medical, dental and vision coverage for spouses and dependents; retirement plans; paid holidays; and a generous vacation and sick day allowance. Individuals interested in this position must apply online at http://www.sdsmt.edu/employment. Human Resources can provide accommodation to the online application process and may be reached at (605) 394-1203. Review of applications will begin May 23, 2019, and will continue until the position is filled. Employment is contingent upon completion of a satisfactory background investigation. After clicking on the link within this description, click on the box that says, “Search – Employment Opportunities”. You should now see a gray “Search Jobs” button. Select “South Dakota School of Mines & Technology-Rapid City” from the drop down menu. If you start scrolling down you should see the Center for Inclusion Assistant Director link.
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