Director of Student Programs and Engagement

Carnegie Mellon University  |  Pittsburgh, PA

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Job Overview

Posted one week ago Full-Time

Job Details

Position Title:

Director of Student Programs and Engagement

Onsite Event Position ID: 2613
Job Type: Administrative Development Leadership Development/Programs LGBT Services Multicultural/Diversity/ALANA Services Student Activities/Union Facilities Student Affairs Administration
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Positions Available: 1
Institution Type: Private not-for-profit, 4-year
Institution Size: < 8,000 Students
Employer ID: 32490

Stated Non-Discrimination Policy

Gender Expression / Identity Sexual Orientation

Benefits

Housing for Position:
None provided
Benefits
Housing for Position:
None provided
Qualifications
Education:
Masters Preferred, Masters Required
Major Preference:
Educational Administration, Higher Education, Student Affairs, Other Education
Experience:
5-7 Years

Qualifications
Education:
Masters Preferred, Masters Required
Major Preference:
Educational Administration, Higher Education, Student Affairs, Other Education
Experience:
5-7 Years

Position Description

The Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion, or the Center as known on campus, represents the importance and influence of equity and inclusive excellence in every aspect of the Carnegie Mellon student experience. We are a team oriented unit, with dual reporting lines to the Division of Student Affairs and the Vice Provost for Education, and affect the student experience by cultivating cultural engagement, fostering a sense of belonging, and challenging systems of privilege and oppression. We work to continuously support the success of historically underrepresented student populations through developing community, active mentorship, and personal empowerment; all while collaborating with students, staff, faculty, and alumni to develop creative programs designed to increase and advance individual and collective intercultural competency development.

Are you energized by an opportunity to strengthen an existing team of student affairs professionals? Do you thrive in an environment that is working to build upon their foundation of work in the diversity, equity, and inclusion space? We are hiring for three new positions; in addition to this one, please review our Assistant Director, Student Leadership and Intergroup Engagement and Coordinator for Graduate Student Engagement and Support opportunities and apply if interested!

We are seeking a bold, creative and energetic leader with a passion for this work and a student-centered record of progressive leadership to fill the role of Director of Student Programs and Engagement. This is an excellent opportunity if you thrive in an engaging critical work environment. In this new role, you will manage the operations, programs, and direct student engagement within the Center. Reporting to the Executive Director, you will lead a team of five full-time staff to plan and execute programs related to access, success, campus climate and intergroup engagement.

Core responsibilities will include:
  • Leading aspects of administrative and programmatic elements to include supervision and professional development of staff, program planning and work assignment, budget stewardship, and management of day-to-day operations;
  • Building and implementing robust communication and marketing strategies to connect Pittsburgh community, faculty/staff, donor, and alumni to the life of the Center;
  • Coordinating responses and student support during critical incident moments on campus or in the broader global community; and
  • Crafting and applying formative and summative assessment programs to measure and report on the impact of programs on underrepresented students and campus climate.
  • Flexibility, excellence, responsiveness, and compassion are vital qualities within the Center.
  • Diversity, equity and inclusion guide our values and serve as our foundation. We seek and cultivate diverse populations and perspectives. We do so because it is paramount to our commitment to having a culturally engaging campus environment for our students to thrive. Inclusion, collaboration and cultural competency are critical to academic excellence and innovation. Therefore, we are in search of a team member who is able to effectively interact with a varied population of internal and external partners at a high level of integrity. We are looking for someone who shares our values and who will support the mission of the university through their work.
You should demonstrate:
  • Strong understanding of contemporary diversity, equity, inclusion, multiculturalism concepts and issues, especially as they apply to recruitment and retention, access, curriculum, the educational impact of diversity, and the policy and legal dynamics of inclusion & equity work, etc;
  • Experience in diversity infrastructures with a steadfast commitment to equity, justice, and inclusion; 
  • Demonstrated success in leadership, supervision, and financial management with proven ability for strategy development, campus programming, and community development to accentuate evidence-based standard methodologies;
  • Ability to use data to impact program development and organizational change;
  • Successful track record of leading projects in a multi-stakeholder environment as an innovative and inspirational change agent;
  • Advanced skill in staff development and performance management
  • Advanced interpersonal and intercultural communication skills; and
  • Capability to facilitate presentations and address large campus and community audiences.
Due to the nature of this work, you should be able and willing to work evening and weekend hours, as they may be required.
 
 
More Information
Please visit “Why Carnegie Mellon” to learn more about becoming part of an institution inspiring innovations that change the world.  A listing of employee benefits is available at: www.cmu.edu/jobs/benefits-at-a-glance/.
Carnegie Mellon University is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran.
Carnegie Mellon University does not discriminate in admission, employment, or administration of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, handicap or disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, ancestry, belief, veteran status, or genetic information. Furthermore, Carnegie Mellon University does not discriminate and is required not to discriminate in violation of federal, state, or local laws or executive orders. Inquiries concerning the application of and compliance with this statement should be directed to the university ombudsman, Carnegie Mellon University, 5000 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, telephone 412-268-1018. Obtain general information about Carnegie Mellon University by calling 412-268-2000.

Job Requirements

Qualifications
Master’s degree required.

Minimum five years of dynamic leadership experience in the field of higher education required with a preference for a record of progressive leadership at the graduate and/or undergraduate level related to advancing diversity, inclusion and equity work.

Knowledge of national trends associated with the LGBTQA+ community and other historically underrepresented student populations with a working knowledge of those trends in higher education is highly desired.

Experience with fund development, donor relations, and alumni engagement at the undergraduate and graduate level preferred.
Teaching experience at the undergraduate level is valued.
Requirements
Background check
Pennsylvania Act 153

Application Information

Please go to the website Careers@Carnegie Mellon (www.cmu.edu/jobs) and search for the appropriate Job Number 2015007 for the Director of Student Programs & Engagement position. Please create a user profile and then apply utilizing the on-line link. For Technical Assistance: Carnegie Mellon Staff Job Search Portal Monday–Friday, 8:30 am–5:00 pm ET Email: jobs-help@andrew.cmu.edu When emailing the HR Systems Help Desk, please do not include certain personal information, such as date of birth or Social Security number. Accessibility Needs for Applicants Carnegie Mellon University makes every effort to provide physical and programmatic access to individuals with disabilities. If you require an accommodation to participate in any part of the employment process, please contact Equal Opportunity Services by emailing employeeaccess@andrew.cmu.edu or calling 412-268-3930.

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