University Housing and Dining is seeking an Assistant Director-Diversity Initiative and Programs. This is a full-time 1.0 FTE 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Director of UHDS
The Assistant Director for Diversity Initiatives and Programs is an employee of Diversity Initiatives and Programs (DIP) a unit of University Housing & Dining Services (UHDS). Supervised by the Director of Diversity Initiatives and Programs, the Assistant Director is primarily responsible for three, highly impactful roles: (1) the research and planning, coordination, execution and evaluation of diversity education for all student residents and student staff of UHDS; (2) the coordination of diversity support service programs with the goal of retaining minoritized student populations; and (3) in partnership with Director, contributes to the strategic direction and supports the administration of the Diversity Initiatives and Programs unit. The Assistant Director plays an integral role in engaging students in personal exploration and community building to enrich their lives and help them thrive in a highly diverse and complex campus community and beyond.
The Assistant Director will represent DIP in department wide leadership committees, as well as, represent UHDS in taskforces and committees that are campus-wide. They supervise a team of student staff and graduate interns to execute the functions of diversity education and support services. The Assistant Director serves as a subject matter expert in the area of diversity education and facilitation for UHDS and the campus community. They also serve as a first responder to incidents of bias. The Assistant Director serves as the lead for Diversity Initiatives and Programs in the absence of the Director. About UHDS: UHDS’ vision is to engage our students, enrich their lives and help them thrive. UHDS strives to provide students, faculty, staff, and guests with safe, economical, convenient, and comfortable living and dining options, and the department works to maintain the highest educational and service standards. On the Corvallis Campus UHDS houses 5,000 students and offers a variety of living and dining options in 15 residence halls, three dining centers, two coffee shops, a market, and apartments. UHDS operates the Housing & Dining program at OSU-Cascades, and is developing student housing at the Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport. UHDS is an auxiliary enterprise and is funded solely by customers who use our services — we receive no State or General fund allocation. UHDS is committed to an appreciation for diversity, and fosters an open, respectful and enjoyable living, learning and working environment.
Personal and professional commitments to providing excellent customer service and creating inclusive environments are core values of UHDS. This position will adhere to all OSU and UHDS policies and procedures, and applicable laws both on and off campus.
About OSU: Oregon State is an international public research university located in Corvallis, one of the safest, smartest, greenest small cities in the nation. Founded in 1868, Oregon State is the state's Land Grant university and is one of only two universities in the U.S. to have Sea Grant, Space Grant and Sun Grant designations as well. With $336 million in external research funding in 2016, a second consecutive year of record-breaking growth, Oregon State accounts for more research funding than all of the state's comprehensive public universities combined. With 11 colleges, 15 Agricultural Experiment Stations, 35 county Extension offices, the Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport and OSU-Cascades in Bend, Oregon State has a presence in every one of Oregon's 36 counties, a statewide economic footprint of $2.371 billion and an impact that reaches across the state and beyond.
This position will have access to student academic records and student living spaces, and will therefore be subject to a background check.
This position will be a 1.0 FTE professional faculty position reporting to the Director, UHDS Diversity Initiatives and Programs.
The anticipated salary for this position is $56,500-$61,500.
Typically requires Bachelor's degree in Social Justice or related field; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience working with regulatory requirements to program(s) focus.
Master’s Degree in Higher Education, Social Justice Education, College Student Services Administration, Ethnic Studies or a related field; OR Bachelor's Degree in Ethnic Studies, Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Sociology, Social Work, Education or a related field and five years experience in diversity and social justice education, including knowledge of applicable theories and research.
Demonstrated commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity. Demonstrated personal and professional commitment to principles and practice of diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice.
Three years experience in diversity and social justice education, including knowledge of applicable theories and research.
Two years experience directly working with students and/or staff of historically minoritized communities.
Knowledge of theory and research related to supporting students of historically minoritized communities.
Experience in dialogic education, including facilitating workshops, retreats, and dialogue groups.
Experience using collaboration to meet goals, create buy-in and address issues
Experience utilizing research and data to drive and measure programmatic outcomes.
Experience in development of educational materials, workshop scripts/curriculum and learning outcomes.
Experience supervising staff
Offers of employment will be contingent upon a satisfactory background check. This position is designated as a critical or security-sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a Criminal History Check and be determined to be position qualified as per OAR 576-055-0000 et seq. Incumbents are required to self-report convictions and those in Youth Programs may have additional Criminal History Checks every 24 months.
This position is deemed essential and the incumbent may be contacted by his/her supervisor and required to report to work during inclement weather, emergency and other University work curtailments.
This position requires significant evening and weekend work.
This position typically works indoors in an office setting, but occasionally is required to stand/walk for long periods of time in the outdoors at varying temperatures and times of day.
Oregon State is a leading research university located in one of the safest, smartest, greenest small cities in the nation. Situated 90 miles south of Portland, and an hour from the Cascades or the Pacific Coast, Corvallis is the perfect home base for exploring Oregon?s natural wonders.Oregon State University has always been a place with a purpose ? making a positive difference in quality of life, ...natural resources and economic prosperity in Oregon and beyond. Through discovery, innovation and application, we are meeting challenges, solving problems and turning ideas into reality.Founded in 1868, Oregon State is the state?s Land Grant university and is one of only two universities in the U.S. to have Sea Grant, Space Grant and Sun Grant designations. Oregon State is also the only university in Oregon to hold both the Carnegie Foundation's top designation for research institutions and its prestigious Community Engagement classification.As Oregon?s leading public research university, with $261.7 million in external funding in the 2011 fiscal year, Oregon State?s impact reaches across the state and beyond. With 12 colleges, 15 Agricultural Experiment Stations, 35 county Extension offices, the Hatfield Marine Sciences Center in Newport and OSU-Cascades in Bend, Oregon State has a presence in every one of Oregon?s 36 counties, with a statewide economic footprint of $2.06 billion.Oregon State welcomes a diverse student body of over 26,000 students from across Oregon, all 50 states and more than 100 countries. They can choose from more than 200 undergraduate and more than 80 graduate degree programs, including over 30 degrees online offered through Oregon State Ecampus. Oregon State increasingly attracts high-achieving students, with nationally recognized programs in areas such as conservation biology, agricultural sciences, nuclear engineering, forestry, fisheries and wildlife management, community health, pharmacy and zoology.Oregon State also ranks high in sustainability, fourth among universities nationwide for using renewable energy and first in the Pac-12 Conference. And our students literally help power the university: 22 exercise machines at Oregon State University has always been a place with a purpose ? making a positive difference in quality of life, natural resources and economic prosperity in Oregon and beyond. Through discovery, innovation and application, we are meeting challenges, solving problems and turning ideas into reality. For more information visithttp://www.ohsu.edu/xd/about/index.cfm.The 400-acre main campus in Corvallis includes a Historic District, making Oregon State one of only a handful of U.S. university campuses listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The district includes such icons as Weatherford Hall, the Memorial Union and Benton Hall, the oldest building on the oldest building on campus.
OSU commits to inclusive excellence by advancing equity and diversity in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.