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Director, Center for Diversity & Community

Posting Details

Posting Details

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Institution University of South Dakota
Working Title Director, Center for Diversity & Community
Posting Number NFE00067P
Department USD-Student Services
Physical Location of Position (City) Vermillion
Posting Text

The University of South Dakota is seeking a full-time energetic, creative, goal-oriented, and self-motivated person for the position of Director of the Center for Diversity & Community. The position reports to the Vice President of Student Services.

Primary responsibilities of the Director of the Center for Diversity & Community (CDC) are:

Directing the day-to-day activities of the Center for Diversity & Community including supporting diverse student organizations, supervising professional staff, graduate students, and work study, undertaking diversity and social justice training activities, multicultural leadership initiatives, and other duties related to the operation and maintenance of the Center.

Directing programs and supporting initiatives that promote Inclusive Excellence within the CDC and the University of South Dakota.

Directing programs and initiatives that create intergroup interaction and collaboration between many different social identities including the social dimensions of sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, race/ethnicity, socio-economic status, religion, disability, veteran’s status, first-generation status, nationality, citizenship, age, and other group identities;

Directing programs and initiatives that educate about specific social identities including the sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, race/ethnicity, socio-economic status, religion, disability, veteran’s status, first-generation status, nationality, citizenship, age, and other group identities;

Developing, undertaking, marketing and evaluating programs and initiatives that invite the participation of all USD students (particularly majority populations, White/European Americans, Greek Life, graduate students, commuter students, for example) in the CDC;

Establishing and assessing learning outcomes of programming and services sponsored by the CDC;

Working with and supporting all USD faculty, staff, and students in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness;

Developing and undertaking social justice and intergroup relations programs and training workshops;

Developing engaging/interactive programs and initiatives that promote the talent and success of students, staff, and faculty.

Directing grant, scholarship, and internship initiatives that support the success of Native Americans, Latino, African Americans, and Asian American, Women, and LGBTIQA+ students.

Working with University departments/units to increase diversity of students, staff, and faculty.

Masters in Higher Education, Student Personnel Administration, Counseling, or related field required.

Skills (demonstrated experiences):
—Ability to write (grant and program proposals, vision statements, etc.)
—Experience working with students on a one-to one basis and in groups
—Experience in Programming, Student Advocacy, Counseling, or Advising
—Experience in group facilitation
—Supervision experience (student, staff)
—Diversity/Social Justice/Cultural Awareness Training experience
—Experience in program, workshop, and curriculum development
—Budget development and management experience
—Experience working with students, staff, and faculty
—Experience working with two or more social identities
—Experience with in coalition building and collaboration

Knowledge
—Knowledge of higher education, counseling, and theory based practice
—Knowledge of diversity on college campuses
—Knowledge of marginalized communities (e.g., Native American, African American, Latinos, LGBTIQA+, Women)
—Knowledge of social identity development
—Knowledge of asset based strategies for student retention and recruitment
—Knowledge of intergroup relations
—Knowledge of inclusive excellence theory and practice

Posting Date 12/20/2017
Closing Date
Open Until Filled Yes
First Consideration Date 01/04/2017
Advertised Salary commensurate with qualifications
Duration of the Term 12 months
If Other, describe duration
Appointment Percent 100
Work Hours

Normal office hours, with evenings and weekends required.

Typical Hours Worked Per Week
Appointment Type Regular
Faculty Status No
Scope of Search External (includes Internal)
If internal, define scope of search
This position requires Weekends/Holidays
If other, please indicate
Department Description and Cultural Expectations
Affirmative Action Statement

EEO/AA

Diversity Statement

Diversity and Inclusiveness are values that are embraced and practiced at the University of South Dakota. Candidates who support these values are encouraged to apply.

Contact Information

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Reference List
Optional Documents
  1. Other
  2. Graduate Transcripts