Director of Diversity Student Programs

Emporia State University  |  Emporia, KS

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Job Overview

Posted about 2 weeks ago Full-Time

Job Details

Position Title:

Director of Diversity Student Programs

Job Type: LGBT Services Multicultural/Diversity/ALANA Services
Location: Emporia, KS
Positions Available: 1
Institution Type: Public, 4-year
Institution Size: < 5,000 Students
Employer ID: 31021

Stated Non-Discrimination Policy

Gender Expression / Identity Sexual Orientation

Benefits

Additional Compensation:
Comprehensive benefits package: https://www.emporia.edu/humres/current-employee/employee-benefits.html
Housing for Position:
None provided
Benefits
Additional Compensation:
Comprehensive benefits package: https://www.emporia.edu/humres/current-employee/employee-benefits.html
Housing for Position:
None provided
Qualifications
Education:
Masters Required
Major Preference:
Educational Administration, Higher Education, Student Affairs, Other Education
Experience:
2-4 Years

Qualifications
Education:
Masters Required
Major Preference:
Educational Administration, Higher Education, Student Affairs, Other Education
Experience:
2-4 Years

Position Description

Emporia State University (ESU) is seeking a passionate, motivated, and dedicated individual to fill the position of Director for Diversity Student Programs. The Office of Diversity Student Programs is housed within the Center for Student Involvement (CSI). The CSI is a collaborate department which also houses Union Activities Council, Community Hornets, Fraternity and Sorority Life, Campus Engagement and New Student Programs, as well as supporting Associated Student Government and over 100 Recognized Student Organizations.

Within the context of the University’s mission statement of “preparing students for lifelong learning, rewarding careers, and adaptive leadership” the CSI works to create high impact learning opportunities outside the classroom, while working towards a strategic vision which includes becoming a model for diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Job Summary

Focusing on planning, developing, and assessing a variety of programs and initiatives focusing on supporting underrepresented student, the Director will interact with a wide range of campus departments, the staff of the CSI, the Emporia community, and students of ESU. In collaboration with various University Departments, the Director will develop recruitment and retention efforts for underrepresented student populations on campus. The Director will interact with students through support, training, and development of advocacy, cultural competence and social justice initiatives which support underrepresented students. Additionally, the Director supervises the Program Coordinator for Diversity Student Programs.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Establish and maintain an assessment program to allow for effective measurement of Diversity Student Programs initiatives.
  • Assess and monitor program effectiveness, and adjust trajectory of programming based on the data gathered.
  • Manage a budget, including developing budget proposals, justifying expenses, and monitoring accounts.Develop and implement diversity education curriculum which will be utilized in partnership with academic classrooms, as well as campus wide settings.
  • Collaborate closely with Residential Life in developing a diversity, equity and inclusion learning community
  • Collaborate with the Office of International Education to increase intercultural awareness.
  • Develop student recruitment initiatives in collaboration with Undergraduate Admissions.
  • Develop new and support current retention initiatives for underrepresented populations.
  • Support and develop advocacy initiatives to support underrepresented student populations.
  • Supervise and evaluate the Program Coordinator
  • Maintain communication with all appropriate university departments.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

Application Process

Those interested should submit a cover letter and resume including the name and contact information (phone and email) of three current references to Jennifer Rosales, jrosale2@emporia.edu, chair of the search committee. Review of applications will begin immediately, and continue until the position is filled. A pre-employment background check is required.

Emporia State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, national origin, ethnicity, religion, gender, sex, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other factors which cannot be considered by law.

About Emporia State University

Emporia State University offers over 200 academic programs in the School of Business, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, School of Library and Information Management, and The Teachers College. ESU is the only public university in Kansas to have earned national recognition as a College of Distinction, an honor for universities that demonstrate innovative application of high-impact education. In addition, in the Best Colleges 2018 guidebook by U.S. News and World Report, ESU is ranked No. 2 in lowest student debt of all Midwest regional universities. U.S. News also cited ESU’s School of Business as a best value for both in-state and out-of-state students and ranked the online graduate education and non-MBA online programs in the Top 100 programs in the nation.  For more information, visit www.emporia.edu.


Job Requirements

Minimum Qualifications

  • A Master’s degree in student affairs, social justice, post-secondary education, or other related field,
  • One to three years of experience within higher education, not including any graduate assistantship work.
  • Knowledge of budgeting principles, programming development and implementation, and student development.
  • Effective communication skills, both written and verbal.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience developing and implementing curriculum for diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice trainings.
  • Experience with recruitment or admissions work
  • Experience with retention programming
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