The Assistant Director of Diversity and Campus Engagement is responsible for assisting with the implementation and management of comprehensive diversity programming that meets the needs of a diverse student body. As a member of the Student Affairs staff, the Assistant Director provides leadership in enhancing the quality of life for students and developing a strong sense of community on campus.
Advise, support, and advocate for LGBTQIA, student of color student, and religious/spiritual identity organizations and publications in event planning, budgeting, and promoting events. Attend evening meetings and events throughout the year.
Supervise student managed spaces including Common Ground, the LGBTQIA Space, and the Spiritual Space.
Recruit, hire, train, and supervise one Graduate Assistant in charge of social media and event coordination.
Create, plan, and implement a Fall Organizing Retreat (weekend event) for student leaders on issues such as racial literacy, queer/LGBTQIA ally-ship, organizing, mobilizing, community building, and self-care. Assess impact on students and follow up with workshops based on needs and interest.
Co-implement first six weeks programming, focused on activating their activism and leadership.
Organize monthly student community check-ins to assess student needs, concerns, and support student identity development and self-advocacy.
Negotiate, review, and approve performance contracts associated with the identity group events and office events.
Assist with bias incidents and mediation in residence halls in the evenings.
Co-Create a Restorative Justice program-to expand on the current mediation service provided.
Co-Advise the Diversity and Activism Programming Subcommittee (DAPS).
Assist the Director with the development, implementation and assessment of the Office Diversity and Campus Engagement and DAPS Events.
Manage the marketing strategy and social media platforms for the Office of Diversity and Campus Engagement.
Serve on the Student Life Committee.
Help develop programs, policies and procedures to enhance the quality of student life.
Participate in Student Affairs staff meetings and professional development activities.
Assist with and manage evening and weekend events as needed.
Other duties as assigned.
Serve as an advocate for students and their needs.
Be open and receptive to student ideas, needs and concerns.
Treat students in a fair and equitable manner.
Use good judgment in the execution of duties including in advising and decision-making.
Engage in positive working relationships with colleagues and students.
Uphold College policies, procedures and bylaws and help students/student groups to do so.
Demonstrate knowledge of current issues, laws, trends, strategies, and effective practices regarding diversity and social justice in higher education
Perform duties in a professional manner.
A master’s degree in higher education, college personnel administration or related field. Minimum of 2 years full-time work experience. Essential skills: demonstrated awareness of, and sensitivity and ability to respond to, the needs of a diverse student population (race, ethnicity, sexuality, gender identity and expression, ability, national origin, religion, etc.); ability to foster a supportive and student-centered environment, flexibility, strong organizational skills, attention to detail, ability to multi-task, good interpersonal and written communication skills, proven ability to work collaboratively, build coalitions, and sustain partnerships, ability to successfully navigate incidents of bias and hate-related microaggressions, prejudice, harassment, and discrimination, experience with facilitating dialogues and public speaking, must be proficient in multiple social media platforms. Experience in community organizing, mediation and restorative justice is a plus. Candidate must be able and willing to work a flexible schedule, including nights and weekends as necessary.
Sarah Lawrence is a prestigious, residential, coeducational liberal arts college. Founded in 1926 and consistently ranked among the leading liberal arts colleges in the country, Sarah Lawrence is known for its pioneering approach to education, rich history of impassioned intellectual and civic engagement, and vibrant, successful alumni. In close proximity to the unparalleled offerings of New York ...City, our historic campus is home to an inclusive, intellectually curious, and diverse community.
Talented, creative students choose Sarah Lawrence for the opportunity to take charge of their education. In close collaboration with our dedicated, distinguished faculty, students create a rigorous, personalized course of study, conduct independent research, and connect a wide array of disciplines. They graduate knowing how to apply the knowledge, skills, and critical thinking necessary for life after college.