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 Subject : Assistant Director of the Inclusion Diversity Equity Access Social Jus.. 06/12/2018 04:46:41 PM 
Kristin Dukes
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Subject :Assistant Director of the Inclusion Diversity Equity Access Social Justice (IDEAS) Center

Allegheny College, a small selective liberal arts college located in northwest Pennsylvania, with an increasingly diverse student population, invites applications for the position of Assistant Director of the Inclusion Diversity Equity Access Social Justice (IDEAS) Center. This is a full-time 12-month exempt administrative position beginning August 1, 2018. Reporting to the Associate Dean/Director of the IDEAS Center this position is intended to assist the Director of the IDEAS Center with providing strategic leadership and direction to the IDEAS Center. The Center is responsible for creating and supporting co-curricular programs/initiatives that encourage community engagement and link diversity, inclusion and social equity with student academic and personal success.

It is the mission of the IDEAS Center to promote an understanding of the College’s commitment to diversity and support of the strategic imperative of developing a diverse and inclusive campus community. The Assistant Director uses a holistic approach to create opportunities that meet the unique needs of an increasingly diverse student body. The position is designed to support the College’s strategic priorities of inspiring and developing student leaders who are prepared to live and work in an increasingly diverse global community.

Primary responsibilities include providing educational programs/initiatives that enhance student learning through curricular and co-curricular programs which explore concepts and questions of diversity, social equity, social justice and intersections between forms or systems of oppression, domination, or discrimination in the collegiate experience.

The Assistant Director serves an important role as a mentor to undergraduate students. The Assistant Director will assist with developing ongoing intergroup dialogues on commonalities and differences in a pluralistic collegiate environment, in addition to advocating for and promoting global leadership, social justice and community engagement initiatives. Developing and nurturing partnerships with campus departments to cultivate an inclusive campus climate through a variety of diversity initiatives is key to this position.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A Bachelor’s Degree or relevant experience. Two to three years of increasingly responsible experiences in diversity, inclusion, social justice and social equity work. Consideration will be given to equivalent levels of education and experience. In addition, it is expected that the candidate will possess:

A history of enthusiastically embracing the value and mission of liberal arts education;
Ability to think strategically about concepts of diversity, inclusion and intercultural relations;
A collegial, friendly, flexible and collaborative approach to student development, leadership and campus culture;
A proven track record of working with historically and/or systematically underrepresented populations;
A proven track record of building strong relationships across a wide range of constituencies, including students, faculty, divisional staff, administrative colleagues, alumni, parents, and members of the surrounding community;
Extensive experience creating programs and services focused on creating common ground initiatives and sustainable dialogues across cultures;
Demonstrated understanding of identity development and concepts of intersectionality, racial justice and social justice;
Experience in crisis and risk management and overseeing the resolution of complex student issues;
A commitment to shared governance and sensitivity, fairness, compassion, empathy, objectivity, and transparency in decision-making;
A demonstrated ability to build and manage budgets and using financial resources wisely.
Please submit a letter of application, resume, salary expectations and provide contact information for three references to the Office of Human Resources, Allegheny College, 520 N. Main Street, Meadville, PA 16335 or by e-mail to [email protected]. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. An offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check.

Allegheny College is a Carnegie I national liberal arts college that ranks among the top 7% of liberal arts colleges in the production of future Ph.D.’s, business leaders and other professionals. The Chronicle of Higher Education ranks Allegheny as one of the best colleges in the nation to work for, specifically in the areas of compensation and benefits. The College is located in Northwest Pennsylvania, north of Pittsburgh, near Lake Erie. The 32nd oldest college in the country, Allegheny celebrated its bicentennial in 2015. Allegheny has a total undergraduate enrollment of just under 2,000 with students from 41 U.S. states and 47 countries. Its picturesque location is ideal for outdoor recreation, with eight freshwater lakes, ski areas and recreational opportunities all within easy reach.

Allegheny College is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity. Women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups are highly encouraged to apply. Allegheny does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, or national origin.
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