The Director of the Office of Inclusive Excellence serves as a key member of the Division of Student Affairs. Reporting directly to the Dean for Diversity, Inclusion and Student Engagement, the Director will assist the Dean with the planning and implementation of all programs and services provided by the Office. Additionally, the Director is responsible for providing support for the multicultural, religious, social justice, gender and sexual identity student organizations.
STATUS: Full-time, 12 Month, With Benefits
WORK HOURS: 8:30-4:30 Monday-Friday with some evening and weekend hours
A master’s degree in student affairs, college student personnel, educational leadership or related field. Three to five years of experience in a collegiate setting or professional environment working with people from historically underrepresented populations. The successful candidate will be knowledgeable of issues and best practices related to diversity, inclusion, social justice, equity and intersectionality. Excellent written, verbal, organizational and interpersonal skills are essential. Must be able to collaborate across departments and with constituents within the Washington and Lee and Rockbridge communities.
ESSENTIAL AND RELATED FUNCTION
Assist in the planning, execution and assessment of campus-wide programs, events, cultural celebrations and community service endeavors
Provide opportunities for diversity based conversations and forums
Recruit, hire and provide on-going training of faculty, staff and student diversity trainers and OIE student staff
Collaborate with campus constituents to provide support for diverse communities
Provide support for student organizations that fall under the OIE umbrella
Provide individual, holistic student support and mentoring
Assist with the coordination of The Black/ African-American Alumni mentoring program designed to support current undergraduate students
Serve on university committees as assigned
Perform other duties as assigned
Strategic Thinking - Keeps the University's strategic objectives in mind when developing and contributing to plans and initiatives for own work group. Is able to explain the link between team goals and the University's strategic direction to work group. Makes informed decisions based on a clear understanding of the impact and consequences involved. Considers key financial factors (e.g., budget, revenue, resources) when making decisions.
Change Adaptability - Stays focused on own work and responsibilities in a changing work environment. Is able to quickly reprioritize to ensure resources (e.g., work group members, systems, tools, etc.) are in place to achieve change objectives. Responds positively and is supportive of change initiatives.
Communication and Networking - Articulates thoughts clearly and is able to offer logical arguments to gain acceptance of an idea in a positive manner. Consistently communicates to work group and/or supervisor ensuring that everybody is well informed. Proactively builds informal networks at own level and uses them to drive results within own work group.
Drive for Results - Seeks to identify specific improvements or opportunities to combine duplicate efforts to increase efficiency. Takes personal responsibility for seeing tasks and assignments through to completion. Sets high standards for work/deadlines and demonstrates a drive to deliver quality work within the allotted time.
Self Development and Motivating Others - Establishes productive working relationships by actively participating in meetings and activities. Listens carefully, encourages and accepts other points of view. Seeks work group input and encourages their participation and involvement. Stays informed on events, trends and other developments in own field of work (e.g., regulations, policies, standards and practices).
• Fingering: Picking, pinching, typing or otherwise working, primarily with fingers rather than with whole hand or arm as in handling.
• Grasping: Applying pressure to an object with the fingers and palm.
• Repetitive motions: Making substantial movements (motions) of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers.
The worker is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions (as in typical office or administrative work).
TYPES OF WORK
Sedentary work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.This institution is using Interfolio's Faculty Search to conduct this search. Applicants to this position receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
Washington and Lee is an Equal Opportunity Employer. As such, we are interested in candidates who are committed to high standards of scholarship, performance and professionalism and to the development of a campus climate that supports equality and diversity in our faculty, staff and student body. Job description requirements are representative, but not all‐inclusive of the knowledge, skill, and abilities needed to successfully perform this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
Statement of Commitment to Diversity
Washington and Lee affirms that diverse perspectives and backgrounds enhance our community. We are committed to the recruitment, enrichment, and retention of students, faculty, and staff who embody many experiences, cultures, points of view, interests, and identities. As engaged citizens in a global and diverse society, we seek to advance a positive learning and working environment for all through open and substantive dialogue.