Student & Campus Life (SCL) inspires transformation in all Cornell students on their journey of individual, academic, and personal evolution. Our division is comprised of leading student affairs experts who support our campus on pressing student life matters including public service, health, wellness, social justice, residential living, food services, sports, recreation, career services, and student activities and organizations including sorority and fraternity life. Our nearly 4,000 staff and student employees who make up SCL embrace the opportunity to represent the division and strive for excellence as we shape the Cornell student experience, one interaction at a time.
The resource centers, advising units, and affinity groups that comprise the Dean of Students Office focus on identity development, student support, advocacy, and creates opportunities for students to explore the intersectionality of identity development. As a unit in Student and Campus Life, we work to promote a cohesive campus community that brings people together across lines of difference and allows all students to benefit from the educational and cultural value of various identities.
The Diversity and Inclusion team works to develop and implement an equity-minded and intersectional programming model that engages our students in new and innovative ways. As a unit within the Dean of Students Office, we share a dedication to transformational learning in the co-curricular guiding students towards greater resiliency and engagement across the campus. We are a growing portfolio recently adding staff members to support, First-Generation and Low-Income Student Support (FGLI) and Undocumented/DACA Student Support, deepening our holistic commitment to marginalized and underserved student communities and the multiple identities they hold.
Student Development Diversity Initiatives (SDDI) supports student leaders and student organizations with missions that serve students from diverse cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. The two assistant directors provide leadership to support students in the development of their cultural and social identities and oversee training and education for various student organizations. Reporting to the Associate Dean of Students for Student Empowerment and Director of First-Generation and Low-Income Student Support, the Assistant Director will advise several student organizations, assist students in the coordination and implementation of student run large-scale community programs, budgeting, goal setting, and support intercultural and intersectional longitudinal co-curricular programs.
If you are a team oriented, student-centered, highly collaborative professional looking to empower and positively impact the college experience of students from diverse cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds, we would love to have your join our team. We need an intentional, caring, innovative, equity-minded, and passionate professional to help students achieve their personal, professional, and academic goals.
Knowledge & Experience - one should be able to foster a supportive and student-centered environment to empower and equip students with skills and strategies to engage in self-advocacy, as well as understanding the needs of students from diverse cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds at the intersection of multiple identities.
Program & Event Management - this role requires strong program planning and event management skills to implement, assess, and support various programs and workshops for students from diverse cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds.
Strategy & Implementation - we will rely on this position to provide leadership and guidance to various student organizational leaders to achieve their goals and missions, adapt to new priorities and manage multiple relationships and projects.
Team Player - ability to work part of a dynamic and flexible team in a fast-paced professional office and to interact collaboratively with diverse audiences to effectively affect change from within systems, build relationships, maintain trust, and identify and advocate for achievable solutions.
Please note: An attached cover letter and resume is required with your application. This position is designated as a two-year renewable term position extendable for up to an additional three year term for a total maximum of five years. You should anticipate supporting student groups during non-traditional business hours including evenings and weekends in this role. There is no visa sponsorship available for this position.
Bachelor's degree and 3 to 5 years of experience, or equivalent combination of experience and education.
Multicultural competency and experience advising diverse groups of students.
Ability to advise students, showing good judgment about when to make referrals, set boundaries, and equip students with skills and strategies to engage in self-advocacy.
Strong oral, written, evaluation, and presentation skills: ability to convey complex concepts and to communicate with students, faculty, staff and community members in a manner that promotes dialogue and understanding
Master's degree preferred in College Student Development, Student Affairs Administration, Higher Education, Diversity Education, Social Justice Education Social Work or a related field
Experience advising or working closely with students from the African Diaspora and or other diverse communities
2 to 3 years' experience working with diverse college student populations in a higher education setting
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