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Assistant Director for Diversity and Multicultural Affairs

Responsibilities: Successfully work with a wide variety of constituents in the college to assess programmatic needs that support diversity issues on campus. Assess current programs and populations regarding diversity issues and use those assessments to propose and develop new initiatives. Research best practices in diversity initiatives and use those findings to inform decisions. Develop unique programs or communications strategies to promote diversity, and assess the outcomes of those initiatives with a particular focus on their impact as related to recruitment and retention. Plan and manage budgets related to diversity initiatives; and obtain funding for programs, activities, and initiatives.

Special qualifications: Articulate an understanding of the issues and dynamics of difference. Possess a strong commitment to enhancing multicultural understanding on campus. Have a broad experience in the development of educational, cultural, and social programs designed to improve the quality of the educational and social experiences of college age students in general and women and underrepresented minority students in particular. Possess a demonstrated history of success working both independently and as part of a team. Proven ability to collaborate and work successfully with multiple constituents to deliver and improve programs and initiatives. Possess superb communication skills.

Education: Bachelor’s and master’s degrees usually are required, although some institutions will recognize several years’ experience for the latter. Preferred major fields of study are higher education and student development, counseling, the social and behavioral sciences, and liberal arts..


Core competencies: Communication, Intercultural Proficiency, Planning, Student Learning

Updated Jan. 20, 2013