Director, Diversity Programs and Initiatives, Watson School - Binghamton University
December 19, 2017
Binghamton, New York
Location: Binghamton, NY Category: Professional Posted On: Mon Dec 18 2017 Job Description:
Budget Title: Staff Associate (SL-4)
Salary: Commensurate with experience
The Watson School at Binghamton University (SUNY) seeks a dynamic professional to serve as the position of Director, Diversity Programs and Initiatives. The Watson School is dedicated to the goal of building a diverse and inclusive teaching, research, and working environment. Potential applicants who share this goal, especially underrepresented minorities, women and persons with disabilities, are strongly encouraged to apply.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Administer all aspects (student support/guidance, budget management, annual report completion, hiring/managing staff, summer programs, etc.) of the Watson School's participation in grants and programs that attract, support, and retain low-income, first-generation-to-college, and underrepresented students to STEM programs at Binghamton University
Pursue additional grant funding opportunities that support student success, as they arise
Assist with the academic monitoring of underrepresented students, and intervene with students who are experiencing academic and personal challenges that could negatively impact their persistence
Work to increase the number and success of underrepresented students pursuing engineering, computer science, and other STEM degrees at Binghamton University
Work to connect Watson School faculty with talented prospects to increase the proportion of URM and women students enrolled
Represent the Watson School at top venues for recruiting URM faculty and students; work to achieve Watson School prominence at these events, develop and maintain effective professional networks
Serve as campus representative to GEM Consortium
Work collegially and professionally with all constituents at all times, interface with and support other campus programs with similar missions
Master's degree required, PhD or J.D. preferred
Demonstrated commitment to the mission of diversity, inclusion, and equity
3 to 5 years of successful professional experience
Understanding of, and sensitivity to, diverse socio-economic and cultural backgrounds
Proactive, detail-oriented, with ability to juggle complex set of responsibilities
Demonstrated ability to supervise others and to work successfully as part of a team
Ability to work collegially with a diverse community and all constituents
Experience developing and managing budgets
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Available to work evenings/weekends
Offers of employment may be contingent upon successful completion of a pre-employment background check and verification of degree(s) and credentials.
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