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Director, Student Diversity and Inclusion Services
|Job Type:||LGBT Services Multicultural/Diversity/ALANA Services Student Activities/Union Facilities|
|Location:||St Paul, MN|
|Institution Type:||Private not-for-profit, 4-year|
|Institution Size:||< 8,000 Students|
The University of St. Thomas invites qualified candidates to apply for a Director opportunity within the Student Diversity & Inclusion Services team.
The University of St. Thomas embraces diversity, inclusion, and equal opportunity for all. Our convictions of dignity, diversity and personal attention call us to embody and champion a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment. We welcome applicants of diverse races, ethnicities, geographic origins, gender identities, ages, socioeconomic backgrounds, sexual orientations, religions, work experience, physical and intellectual abilities, and financial means. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. This commitment is consistent with our mission to inspire our students, using the Catholic intellectual tradition, to think critically, work skillfully, and act wisely – all for the common good. A successful candidate will possess a commitment to the ideals of this mission.
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The University of St. Thomas offers a competitive and comprehensive benefits program, which includes:
The Director of Student Diversity and Inclusion Services position is the senior leadership position within the Student Diversity and Inclusion Services Office (SDIS). The position reports directly to the Executive Director of Campus Inclusion and Community within the Division of Student Affairs.
The Director of Student Diversity and Inclusion Services will provide the vision, leadership, and assessment for SDIS. The Director is responsible for creating an intellectually vibrant and caring environment where student engagement, education, and cultural exploration occurs, with particular focus on race, gender, sexuality, ethnicity, social justice, decolonization, equity and inclusion; guiding and shaping student-centered programs where intersectionality is acknowledged and utilized to honor the differences and shared experiences of the entire community; and collaborating with St. Thomas students, faculty and staff to create an environment that values diversity and enacts inclusion.
In addition, this position manages, develops, and assess programs which aid in the transition and retention of students at the University of St. Thomas, with a special focus on diverse students (diverse in terms of national origin, race/ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, ability, economic status, etc.) As one of the institution’s convictions states, “We strive to create a vibrant diverse community in which, together, we work for a more just and inclusive society.” This includes leading long-standing signature programs such as the Reaching Excellence in Academics & Leadership summer program, the Linkages Mentor program, and the Diversity Activities Board (DAB), as well as developing new programs and initiatives designed to attend to the changing demographics as well as increase majority students’ abilities to connect across and amongst cultures with a heightened sense of responsibility for creating just and inclusive environments, using our Tommie Advantage curriculum to plan, implement, and assess the educational experiences for students.
We are seeking candidates who possess communication and interpersonal skills sufficient to work effectively with an increasingly diverse array of students and colleagues and who have demonstrated a commitment to creating, fostering and sustaining an inclusive environment.
Master’s degree in Counseling, Higher Education Administration, Student Personnel, or related field from a regionally accredited institution
Three years of experience in direct supervision and progressive experience in a leadership and/or supervisory role directly related to diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) in higher education
Previous supervision of professional staff, budget management, research and assessment, community building, and project management
HOW TO APPLY
On the University of St. Thomas Jobs page, follow the instructions to complete an online application which includes uploading a resume and copy/pasting a job specific cover letter.
In light of its commitment to create and maintain a safe learning and working environment, employment with the University of St. Thomas requires consent and successful completion of a background screening.
The University of St. Thomas, Minnesota Human Resources Department advertises the official job listing on its website at www.stthomas.edu/jobs.
The University of St. Thomas is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Follow the link provided to apply. Complete an online application which includes uploading a resume and copy/pasting a job specific cover letter.
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