Reporting to the Dean for Diversity, Inclusion and Student Engagement, the Assistant Director serves as a key member of the Division of Student Affairs. The Assistant Director of Inclusion and Engagement will assist the Dean and affiliated staff with the planning and implementation of all programs and services provided by the Office. Additionally, the Assistant Director is responsible for providing support to the multicultural, religious, social justice, gender and sexual identity organizations.
To achieve our mission as a liberal arts college, we continually strive to foster an inclusive campus community, which recognizes the value of all persons regardless of identity. The Office of Inclusion and Engagement is committed to contributing to an educational environment that is rich with cultural, social, and intellectual diversity.
Contributes to the day-to-day operations of the Office of Inclusion and Engagement.
In coordination with the Dean or Vice President for Student Affairs, performs research and analysis on special and related projects.
In the absence of and in conjunction with the Dean, represents the OIE at university events and special programs.
Assists in the planning, design, marketing, execution and assessment of campus-wide programs, events, cultural celebrations and community service endeavors.
Works with administrators, faculty and students across campus to identify and develop opportunities for diversity-based conversations and forums.
Assists with diversity and inclusion trainings for members of our campus community. Researches and analyzes topics, methods and techniques for group trainings to develop engaging presentations.
Supervises and coordinates the activities of the OIE Student Work-study staff.
Collaborates with campus constituents to provide support for diverse communities.
Serves on university committees as assigned.
Additional related duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree required. Advanced degree in student affairs, college student personnel, educational leadership or related field is preferred. Equivalent of 1-3 years of experience in a collegiate setting or professional environment working with people from historically underrepresented populations. The successful candidate will be knowledgeable of issues and best practices related to diversity, inclusion, social justice, equity and intersectionality. Excellent written, verbal, organizational and interpersonal skills are essential. Must be able to collaborate across departments and with constituents within the Washington and Lee and Rockbridge communities.
Please submit the online applications forms, a cover letter, resume, and list of three professional references with contact information. Review of applications begins July 6, 2020.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
Washington and Lee is an Equal Opportunity Employer. As such, we are interested in candidates who are committed to high standards of scholarship, performance and professionalism and to the development of a campus climate that supports equality and diversity in our faculty, staff and student body. Job description requirements are representative, but not all?inclusive of the knowledge, skill, and abilities needed to successfully perform this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
Statement of Commitment to Diversity
Washington and Lee affirms that diverse perspectives and backgrounds enhance our community. We are committed to the recruitment, enrichment, and retention of students, faculty, and staff who embody many experiences, cultures, points of view, interests, and identities. As engaged citizens in a global and diverse society, we seek to advance a positive learning and working environment for all through open and substantive dialogue.
About Washington and Lee University
Washington and Lee University is an independent liberal arts university founded in 1749, named for an early benefactor (George Washington) and an innovative president (Robert E. Lee). The campus is a national historical landmark, the city offers small-town charm, and the Allegheny and Blue Ridge Mountains provide unparalleled surroundings. Students govern themselves in a community based on trust and honor. The faculty of teacher-scholars pursues a student-oriented approach to scholarship and nurtures lifelong relationships with the pupils. The curriculum blends traditional liberal arts and sciences with pre-professional programs in business, journalism and law. W&L prepares graduates for a life of learning, achievement, leadership, service and engaged citizenship in a global society.