Reporting to the Assistant Vice President for Diversity and Engagement, this full-time, 12-month live on 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 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.
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- Diversity Matters;
Responsible for updating and maintaining the external and internal Diversity website pages;
Assist with the advising of International Students in collaboration with Admissions, Academic Services, etc.;
Assist with the advisement of students who are participating in the Colleges study abroad programs related to Student Affairs resources. The Director will maintain monthly communication with students who are on study abroad;
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.).
Work experience in a college or university environment.
Banner experience preferred.
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.
Additional Salary Information: Excellent benefits package including Medical and Dental Insurances, generous paid time off, free parking and more.
About Curry College
Founded in 1879, Curry College is a private, four-year, liberal arts-based institution located on a wooded 131-acre campus in Milton, MA just seven miles from downtown Boston. Accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), Curry College offers 27 undergraduate majors, over 60 minors and concentrations, as well as four graduate programs and a variety of continuing education certificates and programs.
Curry College is an equal opportunity employer that encourages diversity in the workplace and is committed to a policy of equal opportunity in every aspect of its operations.