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The University of Washington Bothell provides a leading-edge student experience grounded in hands-on learning, close relationships with faculty members as teachers and mentors, and staff dedicated to student success. The academic work of the campus focuses on cross-disciplinary research and creative practice, connected learning, and community engagement. UW Bothell's current enrollment is approximately 5,700 students. A majority of those students are first generation college attendees or are from underrepresented groups; approximately 92 percent are from Washington. Located in the Seattle metropolitan region, UW Bothell builds vibrant regional partnerships, creates and disseminates new knowledge, and prepares students for leadership in the state of Washington and beyond.
Diversity is a core value of University of WA Bothell. We believe the power of diversity enriches all of us by exposing us to a range of ways to understand and engage with the world, identify challenges, and to discover, design and deliver solutions.
Our Diversity Center, Student Affairs, has an outstanding opportunity for a Director of the Diversity Center.
Under the portfolio of the Dean for Student Affairs, the Director will provide vision and leadership for the Diversity Center. The Director has responsibility for addressing four main goals of the UW Bothell Diversity Center.
1. Develop and maintain a strong network of campus partners to design and implement pathways for minoritized students to fully engage in all aspects of their educational experience and achieve their educational goals;
2. Develop new and expand current resource and program delivery that support the growth and success of minoritized students;
3. Collaborate with campus partners, staff, and faculty to offer educational opportunities to the broader campus about minoritized identities and social justice issues, both independently and through partnerships, that support student success; and
4. Provide vision and leadership to advocate and support institutional transformation in policy and practice toward greater diversity, equity, and social justice.
Manage and directly support the overall operations of and planning for the Diversity Center.
Develop and implement programs and strategies that promote diversity, inclusion, and social justice.
Stays informed of and follow national best practices underlying diversity and equity work.
Establish and maintain collaborative working relationships with various offices on campus including the Student Engagement and Activities, Director of Diversity, Enrollment Management, the Student Success Center, Disability Resources for Students, Veterans Services, Counseling Center, Career Services, Residential Life, Financial Aid, etc.; these working relationship will develop and implement the programs and services of the Center and to provide leadership for effective student adjustments to the college environment in order to enhance students' relationship with UW Bothell.
In collaboration with the University's Retention Committee, review and analyze retention and matriculation data to assist with evaluating policies, programs, and processes related to underrepresented student persistence and satisfaction.
In collaboration with other campus partners will facilitate activities, programs, and campus-wide trainings on how to best support minoritized students and create a socially just campus.
Develop short-term and long-term strategic goals for the diversity center, which is inclusive of, but not limited to:
Inclusive of the support and retention of minoritized students that leads to degree completion and graduation.
Development of the 5-year plan for the permanent diversity center space.
Serve as a member of the Bias Support Team.
ADMINISTRATIVE AND OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT:
Promote student thriving and success through advocacy and academic support, diversity education, leadership development, and mentoring that provide opportunities for intentional student engagement.
Responsible for maintaining internal controls and ensuring compliance, with University policies, procedures and local, state and federal regulations.
Develop methods of evaluation and assessment of programs to track progress.
Create collaborative partnerships among minoritized students (inclusive of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, immigration status, and religion) and student organizations through programming efforts that create socially just institutional transformation.
Assess the needs, learning outcomes and satisfaction of students served by the Center.
Prepare manuals, reports, proposals, and other documents to further the Center goals.
Oversight of budgetary management and development of the Diversity Center, which includes operational and programming budget to ensure activities are carried out in a fiscally responsible manner.
SUPERVISE, RECRUIT, TRAIN, AND EVALUATE PROFESSIONAL AND STUDENT STAFF:
Oversee the recruitment, hiring, training and evaluation of professional and student staff.
Directly supervise the staff of the Center including an Assistant Director and Program Manager(s).
Develop, assess, and revise learning outcomes for professional staff and students for the department.
Create and support development opportunities for staff and students working in the Center.
OTHER DUTIES AS ASSIGNED:
Serve and participate on University committees as assigned or designated.
Other duties as assigned by their supervisor, Dean of Student Affairs.
| Bachelor's degree in Education, Social Work, Social Justice, or related field. |
5+ years of experience in a higher education setting and/or experience working with student populations in an administrative setting.
Substantive experience leading diversity and inclusion initiatives and programming.
Supervisory experience of professional and student paraprofessional staff required.
Demonstrated commitment to advancing diversity, equity, and social justice for minority groups.
Demonstrated excellent record of leadership, managerial, supervisory, and administrative skills.
Demonstrated experience working with minority communities with a focus in diversity, equity and social justice.
Well-developed skills in listening to and responding to people from diverse backgrounds across the institutional spectrum that includes students, faculty, staff, and community partners.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
| Director is required to have a flexible schedule and be willing to perform duties outside of normal office hours when necessary. It is necessary to be able to work extended hours, evenings and weekends. |
Appointment to this position is contingent upon obtaining satisfactory results from a criminal background check
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