The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) invites applications for the position of Director of Student Diversity and Inclusion to lead the Office of Student Diversity and Inclusion. The Director of Student Diversity and Inclusion is a newly created position designed to provide dedicated leadership in the Division of Student Affairs focused on diversity, equity, access, and inclusion within the College. The Office of Student Diversity and Inclusion at The College of New Jersey is a newly formed department within the Engagement portfolio of the Division of Student Affairs that will foster an inclusive campus community, student engagement, student development, and seamless student learning experiences by overseeing existing diversity and inclusion efforts and launching new initiatives to reach these goals.
Reporting to the Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs, Engagement, the Director of Student Diversity and Inclusion is responsible for leading, visioning, developing, implementing, coordinating, budgeting, and assessing all areas within the new Office of Student Diversity and Inclusion. The Director works collaboratively with students, faculty, staff, and external partners to create an inclusive and engaged campus community that integrates student learning, growth, and development. The Director builds new and enhances existing partnerships with Academic Affairs to deepen seamless learning opportunities for students and works closely with the College’s Chief Diversity Officer within the Office of Human Resources.
Specific responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to:
Assist in leading the strategic vision for diversity and inclusion at the College in Student Affairs
Create and promote opportunities for dialogue toward an understanding of diversity and inclusion across the College
Serve as a voice and advocate for under-represented and marginalized students
Enhance intercultural understanding and competence through the development of policies, procedures and training opportunities for students that are guided by the principles of equity, diversity, inclusion, access, and transparency
Oversee the new campus-wide Sustained Dialogue program
Design and implement a campus-wide curriculum for diversity and inclusion that spans all four years of a student’s experience to positively impact diversity and inclusion at the College
Work collaboratively with the Office of Institutional Effectiveness in assessing campus climate and developing strategies/trainings to improve it
Generate regular reports, statistics and assessment data related to diversity matters and initiatives on campus, presenting this information regularly to the campus community as appropriate and making data-informed decisions
Partner with faculty, staff, students, and student organizations as appropriate to offer co-curricular programming to support understanding diversity and inclusion within the College’s mission and strategic priorities
Oversee an annual budget based on data that supports the College’s guidelines and strategic goals, monitor budget expenditures, and identify ways to generate new revenue
Other duties as assigned
Bachelor’s degree required; Master's degree in Student Affairs in Higher Education or related field preferred
At least 1-3 years of full-time professional experience in higher education or related areas required (NOTE: 2 years of a graduate assistantship counts as 1 year of full time experience)
At least 1- 3 years of full-time professional experience working directly with the student diversity and inclusion efforts on a college campus preferred
Superb communication skills (oral and written), interpersonal skills, leadership/team-building skills, facilitation skills, and organizational skills
Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion
Deep knowledge of ways to build an inclusive college campus community
Broader knowledge of the field of higher education and student affairs
Willingness to work occasional evening and weekend hours as required
The College of New Jersey, is a highly selective, comprehensive residential institution, is recognized as one of the outstanding colleges in the country. Its 289 acre tree-lined campus, located in suburban Ewing Township between New York and Philadelphia, draws upon the rich scholarly, scientific and cultural resources of the region. There are approximately 5,900 undergraduate students and 900 graduate students enrolled at the College.
This position carries the state title of Director of Student Diversity and Inclusion and is a non-aligned position. This position includes a comprehensive benefits package including pension, health, dental and prescription, as well as generous sick and vacation leave. Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter, resume or curriculum vitae. Applications will be considered through July 7, 2017. Applications received after that date will only be considered if a suitable applicant has not been identified. A final offer of employment will be contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation and receipt of official transcripts of highest degree earned.
To enrich education through diversity, The College of New Jersey is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The College has a strong commitment to achieving diversity among faculty and staff, and strongly encourages women and members of underrepresented groups to apply.
The College of New Jersey, founded in 1855 as the New Jersey State Normal School, is primarily an undergraduate and residential college with targeted graduate programs. TCNJ's exceptional students, teacher-scholars, staff, alumni, and board members constitute a diverse community of learners, The College of New Jersey, founded in 1855 as the New Jersey State Normal School, is primarily an undergra...duate and residential college with targeted graduate programs. TCNJ's exceptional students, teacher-scholars, staff, alumni, and board members constitute a diverse community of learners, dedicated to free inquiry and open exchange, to excellence in teaching, creativity, scholarship, and citizenship, and to the transformative power of education in a highly competitive institution. The College prepares students to excel in their chosen fields and to create, preserve and transmit knowledge, arts, and wisdom. Proud of its public service mandate to educate leaders of New Jersey and the nation, the College will be a national exemplar in the education of those who seek to sustain and advance the communities in which they live.