Internal Job Number: P01119UF
The Department of Diversity and Cultural Engagement invites applicants for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term Associate Director of Community Dialogue and Engagement. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Director.
The Associate Director of Community Dialogue and Engagement serves as a focal point for building the capacity of OSU students to be engaged with each other across lines of difference and to advance their own academic success. This position resides within the Office of Diversity & Cultural Engagement which is the central unit responsible for student diversity efforts at Oregon State University. The Office consists of seven cultural resource centers (Asian & Pacific Cultural center, Lonnie B. Harris Black Cultural Center, Centro Cultural César Chávez, Pride Center, Womens Center, Ettihad, and the Native American Longhouse), in addition DCE is home to social justice oriented programs and initiatives, including an Arts and Social Justice Living Learning community, the Promise Civic Professionalism internship program, Men's Development and Engagement, SOL-Multicultural LGBTQ Network, and a variety of Global Diversity initiatives. All programs and centers provide transformative and experiential learning opportunities for all students. The primary purpose for DCE is to create intentionally diverse and inclusive communities by serving as a bridge builder through the active engagement of students and members of the University community of all backgrounds to ensure personal, academic, and professional growth and success. These programs and facilities serve as the cornerstone of institutional diversity at Oregon State University. Through our efforts DCE fosters intercultural engagement, academic support, and critical consciousness raising for students and the broader Oregon State University community to enhance a deeper appreciation and understanding of social responsibility, civic engagement, and civil discourse as vital components of our democratic society. We offer a robust calendar of programs, including workshops/trainings, that address current events as they impact our diverse communities and also offer individualized student support.
Reporting to the AVP/Director of Diversity & Cultural Engagement (DCE), the Associate Director for Community Dialogue and Engagement is charged with the following:
- Fostering an inclusive campus community that facilitates learning and supports the exploration of varied identities and their intersections
- Creating opportunities to engage in challenging conversations to advance a more equitable society
- Increasing knowledge and awareness of different worldviews to strengthen cultural competencies and their application in a variety of contexts
- Amplifying the voices of those campus constituents and communities that are least represented and the most vulnerable to enhance the student experience and develop an empathic understanding of community.
To accomplish this charge the Associate Director of Community Dialogue and Engagement will have the following core responsibilities:
- Provide primary leadership in the development of a campus intergroup dialogue curriculum and will lead facilitative workshops/classes and community dialogues as situations arise.
- Provide primary leadership for training a cadre of peer facilitators throughout the various programs and facilities in Diversity & Cultural Engagement that will assist the Associate Director in co-facilitating and leading various campus dialogues.
- Serve as the logistical support for various social justice retreats that are collaborative efforts with various departments throughout the Division of Student Affairs.
- Assist in the development of dialogic programming that is infused in various trainings/workshops/orientations for the Division of Student Affairs
Minimum Qualifications (Staff) / Guidelines (Faculty):
Typically requires Master's Degree in InterCultural Studies related field to program focus. Experience working with population of program participants.
- Master's degree in Higher Education, Sociology, Ethnic Studies, Cultural Studies, Peace Studies, Psychological Counseling or related field of study with a demonstrated knowledge of theory and national research, issues, and current events as regards diverse and marginalized communities.
- 3 years' experience in higher education setting with a focus on diversity, social justice, intergroup relations, conflict mediation, and various other dialogic modalities.
- Demonstrated experience working with and advising students from diverse racial/ethnic backgrounds.
- Demonstrated experience planning programs and workshops related to identity and inclusion, with a focus on intersectionality.
- Experience designing curriculum and facilitating workshops and/or dialogues –Group facilitation skills required.
- Proven effectiveness in human relations including the ability to relate well to all segments of a campus community.
- Strong written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills.
- Strong project management, organizational, and analytical skills.
- Excellent attention to detail.
- Creativity and flexibility.
- Ability to understand and work with students, staff, and faculty in a wide variety of situations.
- Ability to work across different points of view and to engage unlike minds in meaningful dialogue.
- Ability to create and execute curricular and co-curricular programs relevant to program.
- Demonstrated ability to work with diverse student populations and student organizations.
- Experience in cultivating and executing diversity focused educational campus-wide programs.
- Experience in program development and implementation.
- Demonstrated experience with student staff supervision.
- Possess a demonstrated awareness and knowledge of identity based student needs, leadership development techniques, strong facilitation skills, and the implementation of effective cultural competency building initiatives.
- Strong interpersonal, communication, self-efficacy, collaborative and diplomacy skills.
- Ability to interact and work effectively with a broad range of campus constituencies.
Evening and weekend programing work is expected as informed by the Associate Director of Diversity & Cultural Engagement
Salary (Minimum): $47,820
Salary (Maximum): $81,372
Additional Salary Information: Salary is commensurate with education and experience.