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Assistant/Associate Director of Inclusion and Engagement

Virginia Tech
Job Location:
Blacksburg, 24061
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Services
Job Description

The Assistant/Associate Director of Inclusion and Engagement in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences (CLAHS) develops structures and supports to build a climate of inclusion and belonging for students. This position is housed in the CLAHS Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion office and reports to the Assistant Dean of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in CLAHS. The successful candidate will assist in the implementation of activities designed to achieve college-level goals related to student inclusion, belonging, and retention, with a particular focus on underrepresented and underserved students, and will utilize proven strategies to enhance academic success and belonging for diverse student populations.

Key responsibilities:
  • At the College level, develop, implement, and assess co-curricular programs with an emphasis on underrepresented and underserved students in CLAHS (peer mentoring program, academic and professional development workshops, events) and partner with campus entities to develop high-impact initiatives tailored to underrepresented and underserved students in CLAHS
  • Provide consultation to and programming for departments and schools in the College to strengthen climate of belonging and  inclusion for students and to assist departments and schools to enact diversity initiatives in their units
  • Serve as a touchpoint in CLAHS DEI for underrepresented minority students and connect students to relevant campus resources as needed 
  • Assist with recruitment activities, particularly those tied to underrepresented and underserved student recruitment through University Admissions and the Office of Inclusion and Diversity 
  • Develop resources and tools to assist individuals in the College in developing their capacity to respond to the needs of underrepresented or underserved students
  • Assist in the collection, evaluation, and reporting of data to inform, evaluate, and assess CLAHS DEI efforts 
  • Serve as College liaison to student-focused inclusion and diversity entities on campus, and identify strategies for effective collaboration between the College and campus partners

Some evening and weekend hours are required.

Required Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in a humanities or social science discipline 
  • Experience in implementing programming for underrepresented, underserved, and/or minoritized students
  • Knowledge of issues specific to underrepresented and underserved student populations 
  • Experience in teaching or training, group facilitation, or public speaking
Preferred Qualifications
  • Graduate degree in a humanities, social science, or higher education/student affairs or other education-related area
  • Background in Africana or African American Studies, Latinx Studies, Asian American Studies, or related fields 
  • Experience in applying student development and racial identity development theories in programming or training contexts
  • Knowledge of the ecosystem of student resources at a large research institution 
  • Experience planning and coordinating student recruitment programs 
  • Experience with use of qualitative and quantitative methods for assessment and evaluation

The College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences (CLAHS) at Virginia Tech combines the wide-ranging intellectual exploration of the liberal arts with the technological advantages of a leading university and the civic engagement of a land-grant institution. CLAHS' 13 departments and schools offer 42 distinct majors in humanities and social science disciplines, as well as programs in Africana Studies, American Indian Studies, Disability Studies, and Women's and Gender Studies. We serve 4200 undergraduate students, of whom over 40% are from underrepresented or underserved backgrounds. More details about CLAHS priorities and goals can be found in the strategic plan.

Appointment Type


Salary Information

Commensurate with Experience

Review Date

March 11, 2024

Additional Information

The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check.

About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges, a school of medicine, a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School, and Honors College. The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers. A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

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