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Director of Diversity and Inclusion

Company:
Curry College
Job Location:
Milton, Massachusetts
Category:
Diversity and Multicultural Affairs

About Curry College:

Founded in 1879, Curry College is a private, four-year, liberal arts-based institution in Milton Massachusetts. In addition to the main campus classes for adult learners are also offered at our campus at Cordage Park in historic Plymouth. Curry College is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE). Curry College offers 22 undergraduate majors, over 60 minors and concentrations, as well as five graduate programs.

The Curry College mission is to educate and graduate students prepared to engage in successful careers and active citizenship with a global perspective. We are an inclusive community of diverse learners and educators, committed to continuing our legacy of developing effective communicators with reflective and critical thinking skills. We mentor and empower our students, building meaningful relationships that inspire them to achieve their ambitions.

Curry College provides rigorous and relevant academic programs to undergraduate and graduate students, and our rich blend of liberal arts and career-directed programs is enhanced by practical field experiences and co-curricular activities. Learning at Curry extends beyond the classroom and is embedded in all that we do.

Diversity and a culture of equity and inclusion among students, faculty and staff are crucial to the mission statement of Curry College.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, sex identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable state and federal law, including Title IX.

Job Description:

Reporting to the Assistant Vice President for Diversity and Engagement, this full-time, 12-month position is responsible for developing and implementing initiatives to support a diverse student population in an inclusive community. The Director of Diversity and Inclusion is responsible for coordinating efforts to foster an inclusive campus community that attracts, respects, and supports diversity in multiple forms. This person is responsible for the design, oversight and planning of related programs, workshops and training sessions that promote the institution's goals and values. The Director is also responsible for the implementation and oversight of the Diversity Center. This includes but is not limited to, management and supervision of Diversity Center student and professional staff, inventory and budget/financial needs, programming related to marketing the center and increasing awareness and participation of the center. The Director will be responsible for actively participating in the Division of Student Affairs and collaborating with students, faculty, and staff on the implementation of initiatives that support and further an inclusive learning environment for all students. The Director will work in partnership with the campus community in addressing issues related to under-represented and/or marginalized students. The candidate must have demonstrated experience presenting/leading diversity education programming as well as some familiarity with recruitment, retention and issues/conditions that impact traditionally under-represented and/or marginalized students in higher education.

Essential Functions:

1. Programming/ Student Engagement:

  • Develops programs and strategies that promote diversity and multiculturalism, and that enrich the living and learning experiences of all students;
  • Plan and orchestrate opportunities to highlight diversity and inclusion through events such as welcome week events, themed-months or weeks, marketing and communications, and other additional opportunities;
  • Create and facilitate opportunities to integrate diversity and service into student leadership and service experiences;
  • Collaborate with staff and faculty members who develop College programming in diversity and multiculturalism inside and outside the classroom;
  • May act as mentor, coach for student leaders on diversity issues;
  • Serves as a support person for Affinity Clubs and Organizations as needed;
  • Responsible for publishing a monthly newsletter to educate the Curry Community on DEI-related topics;
  • Responsible for updating and maintaining the external and internal Diversity website pages;
  • Participate in an on-call rotation throughout the academic year to respond to incidents and emergencies, as they occur, for a residential population of undergraduate students.

2. Training and Partnerships:

  • Work with members of the Division of Student Affairs to ensure diversity training is embedded in all training programs for students (Orientation, RA training, student employee training etc.);
  • Collaborate with other campus departments on diversity recruitment plans and recruitment outreach activities that increase the number of candidates from underrepresented groups;
  • Assist the Office of Admission/ Enrollment Management on strategies for recruiting a diverse student body;
  • Coordinate with the Office of Marketing & Communications to develop materials that promote goals for creating an inclusive community for students;
  • Keep abreast of best practices and current trends in diversity and inclusion and bring that knowledge to inform program and policy development work.

3. Leadership in the Division:

  • Serves as a participating member of the Institutional Diversity Committee, a campus wide committee consisting of faculty, staff and students, charged with facilitating curricular and co-curricular changes and making recommendations to the President and Senior Staff on all aspects of diversity;
  • Serves as a member of BIRT (Bias Incident Response Team);
  • Work collaboratively within and across divisions on institutional priorities;
  • Maintains the confidentiality of all departments and College information.

Additional Functions:

  • Respect and maintain confidentiality, parameters of operation, professional protocols, and individual privacy;
  • Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor of his/her designee.

Requirements:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A Master's Degree in Higher Education Administration / Student Affairs / Counseling or related Academic Field.
  • 5-7 Years of progressive experience in diversity education and programming or intercultural affairs.
  • Experience managing a team; students, graduate assistants, and/or professional staff.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with individuals and groups from a variety of identities, cultures and backgrounds.
  • A Proven record of creating strong working relationships, advising students and student organizations, developing programs, and coordinating and facilitating workshops.
  • Strong oral and written communication, interpersonal, student development skills, and proven ability to interact effectively with and engage students, parents, faculty, alumni.
  • Must be highly organized, motivated, and energetic.
  • Demonstrated ability to exercise sound judgment, make reasoned decisions and work collaboratively with others toward common goals.
  • Ability to adapt your personal and professional schedule to the unique demands of supporting the on-call rotation and the College's calendar (opening, closing, breaks, etc.).

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Work experience in a college or university environment.
  • Banner experience preferred.
  • Practices related to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence in higher education.
  • Knowledgeable of current and emerging issues and trends related to diversity and inclusive excellence.

At the College's discretion, the education and experience prerequisites may be excepted where the candidate can demonstrate, to the satisfaction of the college, an equivalent combination of education and experience specifically preparing the candidate for success in the position.

Additional Information:

Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, Curry College will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.

At the College's discretion, the education and experience prerequisites may be excepted where the candidate can demonstrate, to the satisfaction of the College, an equivalent combination of education and experience specifically preparing the candidate for success in the position.

Employment in this position is contingent upon the successful completion of all required pre-employment background checks.

Inquiries about the application of Title IX can be directed to the College's Title IX Coordinator, Rachel King at Rachel.king@curry.edu, (617) 979-3516, or King Academic Administration Building, 55 Atherton St, or US Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights ("OCR") - Boston Office, 5 Post Office Square, 8th Floor, Boston, MA 02109-3921, (617) 289-0111.

Application Instructions:

Please apply online at https://www.curry.edu/about-us/community-resources/employment/job-opportunities for consideration. Interested applicants must submit the following:

  • a cover letter;
  • a resume; and;
  • a list of three professional references, one of which must be a former or current supervisor, including complete contact information and professional titles.

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