Director of Student Programs and Engagement - The Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion-2015007
: Job Summary
The Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion , or the Center as known on campus, represents the importance and influence of equity and inclusive excellence in every aspect of the Carnegie Mellon student experience. We are a team oriented unit, with dual reporting lines to the Division of Student Affairs and the Vice Provost for Education, and affect the student experience by cultivating cultural engagement, fostering a sense of belonging, and challenging systems of privilege and oppression. We work to continuously support the success of historically underrepresented student populations through developing community, active mentorship, and personal empowerment; all while collaborating with students, staff, faculty, and alumni to develop creative programs designed to increase and advance individual and collective intercultural competency development.
We are seeking a bold, creative and energetic leader with a passion for this work and a student-centered record of progressive leadership to fill the role of Director of Student Programs and Engagement . This is an excellent opportunity if you thrive in an engaging critical work environment. In this new role, you will manage the operations, programs, and direct student engagement within the Center. Reporting to the Executive Director, you will lead a team of five full-time staff to plan and execute programs related to access, success, campus climate and intergroup engagement.
Core responsibilities will include:
Leading aspects of administrative and programmatic elements to include supervision and professional development of staff, program planning and work assignment, budget stewardship, and management of day-to-day operations;
Building and implementing robust communication and marketing strategies to connect Pittsburgh community, faculty/staff, donor, and alumni to the life of the Center;
Coordinating responses and student support during critical incident moments on campus or in the broader global community; and
Crafting and applying formative and summative assessment programs to measure and report on the impact of programs on underrepresented students and campus climate.
Flexibility, excellence, responsiveness, and compassion are vital qualities within the Center. Diversity, equity and inclusion guide our values and serve as our foundation. We seek and cultivate diverse populations and perspectives. We do so because it is paramount to our commitment to having a culturally engaging campus environment for our students to thrive. Inclusion, collaboration and cultural competency are critical to academic excellence and innovation. Therefore, we are in search of a team member who is able to effectively interact with a varied population of internal and external partners at a high level of integrity. We are looking for someone who shares our values and who will support the mission of the university through their work.
You should demonstrate:
Strong understanding of contemporary diversity, equity, inclusion, multiculturalism concepts and issues, especially as they apply to recruitment and retention, access, curriculum, the educational impact of diversity, and the policy and legal dynamics of inclusion & equity work, etc;
Experience in diversity infrastructures with a steadfast commitment to equity, justice, and inclusion;
Demonstrated success in leadership, supervision, and financial management with proven ability for strategy development, campus programming, and community development to accentuate evidence-based standard methodologies;
Ability to use data to impact program development and organizational change;
Successful track record of leading projects in a multi-stakeholder environment as an innovative and inspirational change agent;
Advanced skill in staff development and performance management
Advanced interpersonal and intercultural communication skills; and
Capability to facilitate presentations and address large campus and community audiences.
Due to the nature of this work, you should be able and willing to work evening and weekend hours, as they may be required.
Master's degree required.
Minimum five years of dynamic leadership experience in the field of higher education required with a preference for a record of progressive leadership at the graduate and/or undergraduate level related to advancing diversity, inclusion and equity work.
Knowledge of national trends associated with the LGBTQA+ community and other historically underrepresented student populations with a working knowledge of those trends in higher education is highly desired.
Experience with fund development, donor relations, and alumni engagement at the undergraduate and graduate level preferred.
Teaching experience at the undergraduate level is valued.
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Job Function: Student Affairs
Primary Location: United States-Pennsylvania-Pittsburgh
Time Type: Full Time
Minimum Education Level: Master's Degree or equivalent
Internal Number: 2015007
About Carnegie Mellon University
Carnegie Mellon (www.cmu.edu) is a private, internationally ranked research university with programs in areas ranging from science, technology and business, to public policy, the humanities and the arts. More than 12,000 students in the university’s seven schools and colleges benefit from a small student-to-faculty ratio and an education characterized by its focus on creating and implementing solutions for real problems, interdisciplinary collaboration and innovation. A global university, Carnegie Mellon’s main campus in the United States is in Pittsburgh, Pa. It has campuses in California’s Silicon Valley and Qatar, and programs in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe and Mexico.