Associate Director of Cultural Engagement and Inclusion
With the recent creation of the Center for Cultural Engagement and Inclusion, Muskingum University is eager to welcome its first Associate Director of Cultural Engagement and Inclusion. The Associate Director will be part of dynamic team supporting Muskingum’s commitment to inclusive excellence by coordinating and providing programming to the campus community, especially around issues of racial equity and social justice. The successful candidate will be a critical partner and ally to those with a variety of identities and life experiences, such as race/ethnicity, socio-economic status, gender, sexual orientation, and religion. This is a full-time, 11-month position.
- Provide ongoing implementation and support for the strategic priorities of the university-wide Inclusive Excellence Council addressing issues of equity for historically under-served and marginalized groups, with a special emphasis on racial equity.
- Serve as chairperson of a campus-wide inclusion and diversity education advisory committee that assists with needs assessment, planning and evaluation of educational, cultural, and social programs that foster awareness and appreciation of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
- Work closely with a diversity student advising group to implement programming that meets student needs and priorities for education, awareness, and equity and social justice action steps.
- Coordinate the design and implementation of heritage, diversity, equity, and inclusion programming with a focus on educating and celebrating the campus community.
- Collaborate with academics, student life, athletics, and other key departments to create and deliver professional development around issues of diversity and equity, and to build inclusive student engagement through educational, social, and leadership-based programming.
- Provide support and consultation regarding issues of diversity and inclusivity to leaders and advisors of student clubs and organizations.
- Collaborate with campus partners to ensure a strong, campus-wide network of support for the recruitment and retention of diverse students.
- Assist with coordinating international student support services and international student programming, such as orientation, off-campus excursions, and the International Dinner.
- Maintain documentation of programming, including the development and utilization of metrics and tools to assess success of program activities.
- In collaboration with the Office of Human Relations & Risk Management, participate in the University’s response plan for bias-related incidents, including accepting and communicating reports, advocating for those impacted by the event, and, where appropriate, providing educational support or assistance to restore the community.
- Maintain the website for the Center of Cultural Engagement and Inclusion, providing timely and educational content that promotes diversity and social justice.
- Serve as an academic coach.
- Participate on University committees, such as the Academic Concerns Team.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
- Master’s degree in college student development or related area highly preferred; Bachelor’s degree with significant professional experience in higher education acceptable.
- At least 3 years’ experience developing and implementing diversity, equity, and inclusion programming.
- Demonstrated competency working with individuals from a wide array of identities and life experiences.
- Ability to establish and maintain productive and meaningful relationships with members of the campus community and external stakeholders.
- Demonstrated ability to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives while engaging stakeholders who may have a variety of ideas and needs.
- Excellent interpersonal skills and an ability to inspire and influence others, across multiple groups and settings.
- Strong verbal and written communication skills, including being an active listener and facilitator.
- Strong organizational skills in order to manage concurrent projects with a high level of detail.
- Ability to maintain discretion and privacy.
- Knowledge of and appreciation for the ideals and unique qualities of a residential, liberal arts university preferred.
- Experience advising or supporting student success preferred.
How to Apply
Applications must include a letter of interest, a resume, and 3 professional references and should be sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to 740-826-6131. Please include the position title in the subject line of your correspondence. This position will remain open until filled with review of applications to begin immediately.
Muskingum University actively seeks out and welcomes administrators and staff who are committed to excellence in student learning, consider the engagement of diverse communities in the University’s educational programs and activities, and are committed to full inclusivity at the University. As an equal opportunity employer, Muskingum welcomes applications from individuals from populations, which have been historically underrepresented in higher education and/or have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds.
Muskingum University does not discriminate in its employment or educational programs or activities. Please visit https://www.muskingum.edu/non-discrimination-statement to review the university’s official non-discrimination statement.