Associate Director of The Center for Race, Ethnicity, & Diversity Education

  • Elon University
  • Elon, NC
  • Nov 19, 2021
Full time Education

Job Description

Summary Of Position:
The Center for Race, Ethnicity, and Diversity Education (CREDE) at Elon University advances the conversation on student diversity education campus-wide to develop intercultural competence and provides race and ethnicity related advocacy, services, and programs to promote intellectual achievement, personal success, and social belonging of all students, faculty, and staff, particularly those from underrepresented and historically marginalized communities.

The Associate Director of the CREDE is primarily responsible for coordinating student diversity education and working collaboratively with campus offices that specialize in social identities to provide diversity education campus-wide. This individual develops programs that increase students' capacity for critical thinking about identity and intercultural awareness issues and works in partnership with administration, faculty, staff, alumni, and the community to create a supportive environment for inclusion. The position will assist the Assistant Dean of Students/ Director in serving/leading divisional and university committees to enhance the ALANAM1 student experience. The Associate Director will help manage the day-to-day functions and operations in the CREDE. The position involves high student interactions and mentoring and is a full-time, 12-month position, reporting to the Assistant Dean of Students/Director of the Center for Race, Ethnicity, and Diversity Education.

1 ALANAM: African American/Black, Latinx/Hispanic, Asian/Pacific Islander, Native American/Alaskan Native, Multiracial

Education Requirements:

  • Completed master's degree in higher education, student personnel, or related field and at least 3-5 years of progressive post master's experience in diversity, equity, and inclusion work or a related functional area in higher education.
  • Theoretical knowledge of student development, identity formation, racial equity, and social justice.
  • Previous experience working and providing diversity education programs with/for college students and student groups.
  • Demonstrated effectiveness working with students to foster cohesiveness and inclusivity between and among diverse populations.

Special Skills Or Experience:
Knowledge of theories and practices for college student development and identity formation, group development, and dynamics; experience conducting programs and workshops; understanding of race, ethnicity, culture, and marginalized individuals and groups. Demonstrated commitment to diversity education, inclusion, and race equity. Effective presenter, public speaker, and administrator. Knowledge and ability to supervise, train, manage, and schedule professional staff.

Full Time/Part Time: Full-Time Regular

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Diversity Education and Identity Formation for all Students

  • Provides opportunities for positive, meaningful interactions among students of diverse populations, including students with majority identities.
  • Serves as a resource for student diversity education, particularly related to intersecting identities with race and ethnicity.
  • Serves on campus-wide committees for developing and administering diversity education opportunities and works collaboratively with other university spaces that focus on diversity and inclusion.
  • Creates and maintains resources and dialogue-based workshops on power, privilege, oppression, and equity for student organizations, programs, and classes.
  • Leads the Diversity Emerging Education Program (DEEP).
  • Works collaboratively with the Center for Leadership to provide oversight of the Intersect: Diversity and Leadership Conference
  • Provides a welcoming introduction to campus, advocacy, and identity development for all students.
  • Forms critical partnerships with Student Life and academic departments, using data to meet students' unique needs.
  • In collaboration with the Faculty Fellow, serves as a consultant to campus partners and student organizations on issues of race, ethnicity, and diversity education.

Welcoming and Supportive Environment for ALANAM Students

  • Provides oversight and implementation for strengthening the ALANAM community.
  • Oversees the coordination and implementation of the SMART mentoring program.
  • Partners with CREDE staff to support ALANAM initiatives (Ex: ALANAM Women's Institute, Int/Hersections, Masculinities in ALANAM, ALANAM Townhalls) and recommendations.
  • Provide direct oversight and management of the student coordinator program (recruitment, selection, training, and evaluation). Works collaboratively with the Program Assistant to administer the program.

OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assists the Assistant Dean of Students & Director in developing, implementing, and evaluating a departmental strategic plan.
  • Is available for occasional weekend travel or evening work related to student leadership conferences, retreats, and educational programs.
  • Serves as an Administrator On-Call (AOC) in the campus-duty rotation (two weekends when the university is in session and one week when not in session, per year).
  • Has a valid driver's license and is insurable by the University's carrier.
  • Other duties assigned by the Assistant Dean of Students & Director of the CREDE.

Additional Information:
Elon University has built a national reputation as a premier student-centered arts and sciences university that values strong relationships between students and their faculty and staff mentors. Elon is ranked among the top-100 National Universities by U.S. News & World Report, with a No. 1 ranking for excellence in undergraduate teaching and No. 9 for innovation. Global engagement is central to Elon's experience and the Institute of International Education has ranked the institution No. 1 in the nation for study abroad for 16 straight years.

In addition, Elon is the only university in the nation ranked in the top-20 by U.S. News for excellence in all eight academic programs "Focused on Student Success." Elon's more than 7,000 students prepare to become the resilient, ambitious and ethical leaders the world needs, putting their knowledge into action on campus, in the community and around the globe.