The Division of Student Affairs coordinates programs, facilities, resources and support compatible with Harvey Mudd College’s academic mission to enhance students’ learning and growth. The Division of Student Affairs invites applications from qualified individuals who will advance the College’s mission and goals related to diversity, equity, and inclusion. This is a regular, full-time, benefits-eligible, position that reports to the Vice President for Student Affairs/Dean of Students. Starting salary is dependent upon qualifications. Information about HMC’s competitive benefits package is available at www.hmc.edu/hrbenefits.
About Harvey Mudd College:
Located in the heart of Claremont, California, 35 miles east of Los Angeles, Harvey Mudd College is a highly selective undergraduate liberal arts college offering degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. HMC enrolls over 800 students and is a member of The Claremont Colleges, which is comprised of five undergraduate colleges and two graduate institutions. According to students, professors and alumni, what makes Harvey Mudd distinctive is its collaborative, cross-disciplinary nature. The working environment is built on collaborative relationships between and among all members of the campus community and a deep commitment to the College’s mission to educate students “so that they may assume leadership in their fields with a clear understanding of the impact of their work on society.”
Summary of Job Responsibilities:
The Associate Dean for Institutional Diversity (ADID) directs the Office of Institutional Diversity, serves on the senior leadership team for the Division of Student Affairs, and works closely with the President and Cabinet Members. Reporting to the Vice President for Student Affairs/Dean of Students, the ADID develops and oversees programs, services, and initiatives that promote diversity, inclusion, equity, and social justice and cultivates and communicates a common vision as an essential element of the mission of Harvey Mudd College. The ADID and the Academic Associate Dean for Diversity (ADD), who reports to the Dean of the Faculty, together lead and coordinate the College’s efforts in all aspects of diversity, inclusion, educational equity, cultural understanding, and capacity building.
Advance the College’s mission and goals related to diversity, equity, and inclusion by implementing existing programs, policies, and initiatives as well as developing and implementing new ones, as needed. Work closely with the President and Cabinet Members to ensure that diversity and equity issues are an integral aspect of all institutional initiatives and strategic planning; advise and engage the Cabinet in strategies to meet goals and address issues. Serve as a resource for diversity and inclusivity for the campus community and in particular with colleagues responsible for faculty, staff, student and alumni development; collaborate with departments regarding specific initiatives. Advise and mentor students who experience minoritization and serve as their advocate and liaison. Supervise the Assistant Dean for Institutional Diversity and work with the Assistant Dean to initiate programs, training sessions, and discussions to foster awareness of, and commitment to, institutional diversity goals among students, faculty, and staff; provide training, support, coaching, recognition and ongoing feedback, and evaluate performance. Advise and support a variety of student organizations designed to help students achieve their personal and professional goals. Work closely with The Claremont College’s Office of Black Student Affairs, Chicano Latino Student Affairs, The Queer Resource Center, the Asian American Student Advisory Board and other Consortium-wide diversity resources on a variety of student development programs. Serve as an active participant in the Claremont Colleges Inclusive Excellence Committee. Represent the Division of Student Affairs as an active participant on internal and external committees and task forces. Oversee the budget of the Office of Institutional Diversity and administer Student Affairs and College business practices and policies. Keep abreast of relevant trends and issues in higher education and participate in regional and national professional development opportunities. Other duties as assigned by the Vice President for Student Affairs/Dean of Students.
Summary of Qualifications:
Education and Experience: Master’s degree in student affairs, social science or a related field with at least seven years of related experience. Experience working with students in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) fields is highly desirable, but not required.
Licenses/Certificates: Possess and maintain a valid driver’s license and driving record acceptable to the College’s automobile insurance carrier.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Demonstrated independent judgment and initiative; ability to exercise leadership and engage others to advance diversity and inclusivity, work both independently and as part of a team, manage multiple projects, and meet deadlines. Ability to establish priorities and focus on strategies that are attainable and achieve results; ability to anticipate challenges and opportunities; and strong problem-solving skills. Capacity to integrate the vision for diversity with the College’s strategic vision and academic and administrative goals. Ability to work with all internal and external constituents of a college community, especially students and faculty, and the ability to establish and maintain collaborative and productive relationships. Demonstrated effectiveness with mentoring, coaching and supervisory skills. Demonstrated ability to effect change through new practices and programs and with existing practices and programs that engage the campus community; ability to analyze data and identify modifications to programs. Knowledge of best practices, recent innovations, and the leading issues in the national discussion of diversity and inclusivity and effective strategies and programs; knowledge of relative nondiscrimination and unlawful harassment laws and regulations (e.g. Title IX, ADA and Title VII). Knowledge of effective counseling techniques for college students, as well as negotiation, mediation and dispute resolution skills. Excellent interpersonal, listening, oral, written and presentation skills; and the ability to articulate the importance of diversity and inclusivity to various campus constituencies. Ability to manage and oversee financial and administrative processes and policies. A high level of personal integrity and the ability to exercise good judgment and discretion.
Application Procedures: Please visit www.hmc.edu/employment to view a complete job description for this position and obtain information about how to submit an application.
Deadline to apply: Open until filled.
Harvey Mudd College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants will be given consideration for employment without regard to age, race, gender, national origin, sexual orientation, protected veteran’s status, disability, or any other characteristics protected by applicable law.
The Claremont Colleges, a consortium of five undergraduate liberal arts colleges, two graduate institutions, and Claremont University Consortium, which provides shared institutional support services, is reminiscent of the Oxford-Cambridge model. The undergraduate colleges include Pomona College, Scripps College, Claremont McKenna College, Harvey Mudd College, and Pitzer College. The two graduate institutions include Claremont Graduate University and Keck Graduate Institute.