Director for the Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville  |  Edwardsville, IL

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Job Overview

Posted one week ago Full-Time

Job Details

Position Title:

Director for the Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion

Job Type: Administrative LGBT Services Multicultural/Diversity/ALANA Services
Location: Edwardsville, IL
Positions Available: 1
Institution Type: Public, 4-year
Institution Size: < 11,000 Students
Employer ID: 30396
Application Deadline: 11/04/2019

Stated Non-Discrimination Policy

Gender Expression / Identity Sexual Orientation

Benefits

Salary Range:
$75,000 - $75,000
Additional Compensation:
SIUE offers an exceptional array of benefits to all full-time employees including medical, dental and life insurance; tuition waivers; financial savings plans; vacation and sick leave; and pension plan as part of a total compensation package to eligible employees.
Housing for Position:
None provided
Benefits
Salary Range:
$75,000 - $75,000
Additional Compensation:
SIUE offers an exceptional array of benefits to all full-time employees including medical, dental and life insurance; tuition waivers; financial savings plans; vacation and sick leave; and pension plan as part of a total compensation package to eligible employees.
Housing for Position:
None provided
Qualifications
Education:
Masters Required
Major Preference:
Higher Education, Student Affairs, Other
Experience:
5-7 Years

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

Position Description

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE) is seeking a Director to lead the recently formed Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion under the Office of Student Affairs.  Established in July 2018, the Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion provides resources and support through programming, mentorship and advocacy. It is a space for students to engage socially, culturally and intellectually. Staff members work directly with students to help them develop a sense of belonging and achieve success in the SIUE campus community.

Reporting to the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, the Director of the Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion will work with the SIUE community to enhance the student campus climate regarding issues of diversity and inclusion and foster a campus culture that is welcoming and accepting for all. The Director will develop innovative and creative intercultural and inclusive programs, services, trainings, communications and events to promote diversity, cultural awareness and inclusion on the SIUE campuses.

The selected candidate will provide leadership, strategic vision, organization and administrative oversight for the Center, including supervising of an assistant director, (2) graduate assistants and (1) office support specialist. Responsibilities for the Director will include chair/organization of the annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration, coordination and development of identity-based welcome and graduation celebrations, management of the university-wide Inclusive Conversation series, and development of nationally recognized history and heritage month programs. The Director will also support and collaborate with students and student organizations to organize and sponsor diversity and inclusion activities and promote student welfare through advocacy, academic support, and mentoring.

Additionally, the Center Director will collaborate with the Assistant Provost to develop new and support existing co-curricular programs (Sustained Dialogue) that promote learning related to diversity, inclusion and social justice and support leadership development as well as serve as a member of the Diversity and Inclusion Institutional Leadership and Bias Incident Response Teams.

Further duties and responsibilities may be assigned based on the needs and goals of the University. 

SIUE is a nationally recognized university that provides students with a high-quality, affordable education that prepares them for successful careers and lives of purpose. Situated on 2,660 acres of beautiful woodland atop the bluffs overlooking the natural beauty of the Mississippi River’s rich bottomland and only a short drive from downtown St. Louis, the SIUE campus is home to a diverse student body of more than 13,000 individuals from 45 different states and over 58 nations.

This is a current Administrative / Professional vacancy at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.  The position posting will close to applicants at end of business day, 4:30 pm CST, on the posting end date.  SIUE offers an exceptional array of benefits to all full-time employees including medical, dental and life insurance; tuition waivers; financial savings plans; vacation and sick leave; and pension plan as part of a total compensation package to eligible employees.

Candidates must upload and attach the following documentation to their application package in SIUE’s HireTouch system: letter of application; resume; unofficial academic transcripts, including those for SIUE (MUST have for educational qualification verification); and list of at least three professional references with current contact information.  Applicants will also need to complete the full Administrative / Professional application forms package located under the Applicant Profile box in HireTouch. Incomplete application packages will result in a delay of review and/or non-review. 

To start the application process, click the “Apply for Position” button at the top of the job description page.  This will prompt you to access your HireTouch account or create a new account.  Only create a new account if you have NEVER done so previously.  After logging in or completing your new profile, you can then complete the application process for individual positions.  When uploading your required documents, please ensure you attach them to the correct position using the drop down box. 

Applicants will be subject to a background check and/or drug screening prior to an offer of employment. 


Job Requirements


Minimum Acceptable Qualifications:

-Master's degree in multicultural education, student affairs, higher education, or a related field.
-Minimum of 5 years of relevant full-time employment in a higher education setting. 
-Must demonstrate a record of success in leading programming and other initiatives focused on inclusive excellence that have contributed to the engagement and success of students from traditionally underrepresented groups.
-A reputation as a positive team player and a personal commitment to collaboration and integrity is essential.
-Experience managing a unit's budget and supporting grant development and fundraising efforts.
-A proven record of direct engagement with students, faculty, staff and the local and regional community.

Preferred Qualifications:

-Experience as a Director or as an Associate/Assistant Director of a multi-cultural center.

Application Information

Candidates must upload and attach the following documentation to their application package in SIUE’s HireTouch system: letter of application; resume; unofficial academic transcripts, including those for SIUE (MUST have for educational qualification verification); and list of at least three professional references with current contact information. Applicants will also need to complete the full Administrative / Professional application forms package located under the Applicant Profile box in HireTouch. Incomplete application packages will result in a delay of review and/or non-review.

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