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Assistant Director, Diversity and Inclusion

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Work type: Staff Full-time
Location: UMBC Campus
Categories: Student Affairs


Office of Student Life


The incumbent will report to the Associate Director of Diversity and Inclusion and will provide support for the Division of Student Affairs and Student Life specifically focused on training students in cultural competencies and providing support for historically marginalized populations. Specific duties include: training students in cultural competencies and collaborating with student organizations, staff, faculty, Office of Student Life and Division of Student Affairs partners; coordinating multicultural, diversity and inclusion-based program development and student outreach efforts; managing the operational needs and resources for the Interfaith Center and LGBTQ+ Student Lounge (Queer Student Lounge); informal, secondary advising to  cultural, religious/spiritual and LGBTQ+ student organizations; assisting in supervising intern and student staff; assisting and supporting students with their developmental issues and concerns; serving on other programming committees for Student Life as able; representing the Office of Student Life at various campus activities including admissions preview days, Welcome Week, Involvement Fest, and Orientation sessions;  serving as a resource to the University community regarding broad diversity and inclusion concerns, LGBTQ+ support resources, sexual orientation and gender identity education and advocacy;  coordinating and attending training and retreats for cultural and LGBTQ+ student organization leaders; and performing other duties as assigned.

Required Minimum Qualifications:

Requires a Master’s degree Student Affairs, College Student Development, Higher Education Administration or related field and two years of full time experience preferably in intercultural education, student training and multicultural affairs or related area. Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to establish working relationships with a highly diverse campus community is required. Ability to work both independently and with a team of professionals is essential. The person in this position must have the technical, creative, and communication skills necessary to communicate our mission, vision and purpose to a large and diverse student population - including, but not limited to, meeting management, written work, social media, verbal presentations, and assessment reporting.

Preferred Qualifications: 

An intersectionality-based, LGBTQ+ focused diversity and inclusion related experience is highly desired.  Cross-cultural, religious and spiritual student development awareness and knowledge is a plus.  Strong commitment to and understanding of multicultural, international, diversity and inclusion issues is highly desirable.  Knowledge of instructional system design principles in order to train college students in a developmental capacity is strongly preferred.

Background Screening Statement:

A background check will be required.  

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please submit resume, cover letter and a list of three professional references (including current telephone numbers and email addresses).

Closing Date: Open until filled
Screening of Applications Begins: For best consideration please submit resume, cover letter and a list of three professional references (including current telephone numbers and email addresses) by October 27, 2017 (resumes will be accepted until position is filled).
Salary: Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. 
Hours: Full-time
Type: Regular
FLSA Status: Exempt
 Equal Opportunity Statement:  UMBC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications from women, minority group members, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Work Authorization   As required by the 1986 Immigration Act, be prepared to present acceptable documentation upon hire showing your identity and that you are a U.S. citizen or an alien who is authorized to work.


Advertised: Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: Open Until Filled

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