Department: Office of Diversity, Inclusion and Multicultural Education (ODIME)
Director, Coalition Building and Diversity Education
The George Mason University, is looking for an enthusiastic and energetic person for the Director of Coalition Building and Social Justice Education is a part the collaborative Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion team that works with campus partners to foster an inclusive campus climate through the engagement, enrichment, and education of the George Mason Community. The position is convener for a range of partner offices and programs in efforts to create more inclusive, thriving learning environment for George Mason. The Director works in direct connection and collaboration with the Associate Dean for University Life, and the Assistant Dean/Director for ODIME & LGBTQ Resources +.
This position is responsible for:
Serve as member of the Associate Dean for University Life's leadership team.
Provide leadership and supervision to the Coalition Building and Diversity Education unit with University Life. This includes the hiring, training, development, and supervision of professional and student staff.
Provide expertise in the development and facilitation University Life diversity training and education programs including the Mason National Coalition Building Institute affiliate and the Inclusive Learning Communities workshops.
Develop, implement, and coordinate programs, services, and initiatives that support the work of the George Mason University Campus Climate Committee.
Collaborate with key campus and community stakeholders (including but not limited to Center for Advancement of Well-Being; Human Resources, Compliance Diversity, & Ethics, Continuing and Professional Education; Faculty Diversity, Inclusion, and Well-Being) in the development and advancement diversity, inclusion, well-being, and conflict resolution initiatives.
Develop and oversee division-wide diversity, inclusion, and well-being education and training initiatives for students and staff. This includes but it not limited to coordinating the University's National Coalition Building Institute initiative.
Examine climate studies, demographic data, institution policies, and other data sources to enhance diversity and inclusion initiatives.
Coordinate the bias incident reporting and response process and responses to each report until an appropriate resolution has been reached and approved by the Associate Dean.
Serve as the University Life designee for issues of Freedom of Expression and Free Speech, coordinating/facilitating educational programming as appropriate. This includes coordinating responses to Freedom of Speech Disruption reports.
Work in collaboration with campus partners to coordinate University Life response to campus activism and demonstrations.
Provide assistance to students in confronting discrimination and marginalization on campus.
Coordinate mediation and intervention, when appropriate between groups with differences around personal or cultural identities, experiences, or perspectives.
Serve as the University life liaison to individuals/entities who desire to engage in, and respond to activism on campus. This includes maintaining an ongoing database of campus activism, hate groups, and controversial campus issues.
Establish/oversee institutional practices and responses to campus-based activism. This includes programmatic responses to local, state, and national issues.
Work with campus partners to implement special diversity, inclusion, and equity program collaborations that serve the broader mission of the division, and University.
Other duties as assigned.
Applicants must have a Master's degree in counseling, higher education, or related field and previous higher education experience. The ability to engage diverse communities in problem solving strategies, interpersonal and/or group conflict resolution skills. A commitment to the principles of freedom of expression and free speech. The ability to apply qualitative and quantitative assessment practices.
Salary: Commensurate with education and experience.
Location: Fairfax, VA
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George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason holds a top U.S. News and World Report “Up and Coming” spot for national universities and is recognized for its global appeal and excellence in higher education.
Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Mason’s diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.
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Special Instructions to Applicants:
For full consideration, applicants must apply at https://jobs.gmu.edu/; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information.
George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.
Internal Number: 46544
About George Mason University
George Mason University is Virginia's largest public university located in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. With strong undergraduate and graduate degree programs in engineering, information technology, public policy, economics, visual and performing arts, life sciences and biotechnology, Mason prepares its alumni to succeed in the workforce and meet the needs of the region and the world.