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Mount Saint Mary's University is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse student population and workforce as a reflection of our commitment to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives and ways of learning. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, the University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy and parenting status), disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or genetic information in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. We encourage people of all backgrounds to apply to be a student or to work for the University.
The Director for Diversity and Inclusion will have several wide-ranging administrative responsibilities. Reporting to the Associate Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion, the Director will develop, implement and administer campus wide programs in the areas of gender and multiculturalism and is responsible for the mentoring, supervision and diversity leadership training of students. In addition, the director is expected to carry out a longstanding support and outreach relationship with student clubs, organizations, all student related offices and faculty and staff. The director will perform other duties required to carry out the mission of MSMU/the Office for Diversity and Inclusion as identified and articulated by MSMU's President, the President's Cabinet, the University's Diversity Task Force and the AVP for Diversity and Inclusion. This includes representing the University and the Center regarding local diversity initiatives, assessment and retention efforts as well as maintaining and establishing working relationships with other members of the campus community.
Mount Saint Mary's University has a diverse student body (15% Asian/Pacific Islander, 7% Black/African American, 58% Hispanic, 12% White, 8% Other/Multiracial) and the traditional Baccalaureate program is a women's college. Thus we highly value and seek candidates who can serve as role models to our students and/or are exceptionally committed to working with and empowering a diverse student body.
Duties and Responsibilities:
The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by an individual selected for position. Other duties may be assigned.
The Director will:
Serves as a representative and advocate of the University's Diversity and Inclusion initiatives
Provides leadership in developing and implementing strategic D & I initiatives to engage the campus community
Contributes to the design and delivering of learning experiences, presentations, and workshops and provide consultation and support of efforts of diversity, equity and inclusion for individuals and groups within the campus community
Serves as a consultant to staff, faculty and administrators on a broad range of strategies, opportunities and initiatives that will further diversity and inclusion within the University
Leads the Multicultural Center and serve as supervising administrator for the Center
Assists with the development and implementation of campus-wide educational programs that enhance an appreciation for and understanding of gender and cultural differences
Monitors the operations and functions of the Multicultural Center including: facilities, staff, and program management including administrative responsibilities for the Multicultural Center
Works to develop diversity awareness, training and educational programs in conjunction with student organizations and other campus departments
Coordinates the selection process, personal and professional development, training and supervision of the Multicultural Center's student staff
Markets and promotes the Multicultural Center and Office for Diversity and all of its activities, including the coordination of publications and the construction, development, and maintenance of all websites associated with the ODI and its programs
Works with the AVPODI to develop, monitor and implement assessment procedures
Performs other duties as required
Other Duties and Responsibilities:
University committee responsibilities
External community committee responsibilities (advisory boards, events, meetings, conferences)
Occasional evening and weekend responsibilitiesas necessary
Represent AVP for Diversity and Inclusion as requested
A minimum of five (5) years of working with a diverse student population.
Knowledge of and commitment to diversity and social justice related issues
Have some knowledge of grant initiatives and management
Working knowledge of video and graphic arts
Abilities and Skills:
Ability to initiate and maintain professional relationships with diverse groups.
Excellent computer and social media skills
Planning and organization skills
Excellent interpersonal skills
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Event management and logistical planning skills
Must be organized and a self-starter
Master's degree plus a minimum of 5 - 7 years of related experience,or an equivalent combination in education and experience
Have experience in budget management
Have supervisory experience
Familiarity with diverse cultures and diversity related program design
Sensitivity and understanding of the needs of a diverse student population, including LGBTQ, students of color, women, etc.
Must have a commitment to the mission of a liberal arts college
Work Location: Both Chalon Campus (West Los Angeles) and Doheny Campus (Downtown Los Angeles)
Start Date: July 1, 2017
Applications Deadline: Open until filled
The University is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse student population and workforce as a reflection of our commitment to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives and ways of learning. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, the University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy and parenting status), disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or genetic information in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. We encourage people of all backgrounds to apply to be a student or to work for the University.
Mount Saint Mary's University is an independent, Catholic, liberal arts university which provides a values-based undergraduate education for women, as well as innovative programs for professional men and women on two historic campuses in Los Angeles. The Mount is the only Catholic university primarily for women in the Western United States. It is also nationally recognized for its academic program...s, its culturally diverse student body, and its focus on preparing the next generation of citizen leaders.