Oregon State University seeks an accomplished diversity and inclusion educator to lead the office of Diversity & Cultural Engagement (DCE) and to assist the vice provost for student affairs in strategic diversity and inclusion efforts across the division. This is a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Vice Provost for Student Affairs .
The Director of the Office of Diversity and Cultural Engagement (DCE) will serve as an accomplished educator and assist the Vice Provost for Student Affairs in strategic diversity and inclusion efforts across the Division. The mission of Diversity and Cultural Engagement is to create and advocate for inclusive and educationally purposeful initiatives that enhance deep learning, academic success, cross-cultural fluency and self-efficacy by fostering a climate that supports social equality, community engagement, and global membership. Reporting to the Vice Provost for Student Affairs (VPSA), the Director of Diversity and Cultural Engagement provides overall leadership for the programs and services of DCE and serves as the Vice Provost's senior partner to advance diversity, equity and inclusion across the co-curricular student experience at Oregon State University. The Director leads DCE professional staff in designing and delivering programs that support the success and learning of graduate and undergraduate students from historically underrepresented backgrounds, including but not limited to, Black, African American, Latina/o/x, Asian American, Native American, multiracial, international, and LGBTQ+ students. Additionally, the Director oversees development of DCE programs that engage all students in transformative learning and promotes inclusive community, global diversity, social justice, and cross-cultural understanding. The Director oversees the central DCE office's team of associate directors who plan and deliver the DCE central office's programs and services; the University's seven Cultural Resource Centers – the Women's Center, Pride Center, Lonnie B. Harris Black Cultural Center, Centro Cultural César Chávez, Native American Long House Eena Haws, Asian Pacific Cultural Center, and Ettihad Cultural Center; and connections between all DCE programs and departments and divisions across the University. DCE is comprised of 12 professional staff, over 100 student employees, eight program facility locations (a central office and the seven stand-alone cultural resource centers), and a budget of approximately $3.5 million consisting of general funds, student fee funds, and grants/gifts. The Director works in partnership with many offices and divisions within the University and ensures positive connections between DCE programs and diverse community stakeholders internally and externally to OSU. The Director serves as a member of the VPSA's Direct Reports team and represents the Student Affairs Division on university committees and councils. This position is a designated Clery Act Campus Security Authority.
Typically requires Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, College Student Services Administration or related field. 6-8 years' experience program focus including experience in management responsibilities.
Master's degree required in Student Services/Personnel, Education Administration or related field; doctoral degree strongly preferred
Minimum seven years of progressive leadership experience in higher education
Minimum five years of experience supervising professional staff members, including demonstrated experience leading a philosophically diverse staff
Strong record of accomplishment in fostering diverse student success and engagement across a broad spectrum of identities
Demonstrated commitment to inclusion and diversity
Expert knowledge of social justice and multicultural education theoretical models and effective co-curricular educational practices, including the relationship between these and globalization.
Expert knowledge of current and emerging issues of relevance to marginalized students and a deep knowledge of best practices in Student Affairs and co-curricular learning design
Sophisticated understanding of the relationship between academic and co-curricular learning experiences
Demonstrated ability to respond effectively to challenging student and community issues including skills to lead difficult conversations and dialogues across differences
Passion for working with students and professional staff
Proven ability to build alliances with and to partner with stakeholders to promote inclusive student success
Highest degree of personal integrity
Outstanding oral and written communication
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 a designated Clery Act Campus Security Authority.
Additional Salary Information: Salary is commensurate with education and experience.
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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.