The associate director is responsible for providing strategic planning and effective management of initiatives and programs related to sustaining the mission of the Leadership, Engagement, Advocacy & Diversity (LEAD) Office. The associate director will assist in coordinating the university's effort to build and maintain a campus environment that is inclusive, pluralistic, and diverse. This person is responsible for the oversight and planning of the programs, workshops and training sessions that promote goals and values of a diverse, engaged and inclusive campus for students and the entire University community. The successful candidate is also responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with a variety of constituent groups on campus (i.e. undocumented students, first generation, students of color, international students, LGBTQ students and their allies, students with disabilities, etc.).
Reporting to the director of the LEAD office, this person will help to develop and facilitate learning opportunities that affirm the university’s values focused on the awareness of and appreciation for racial, ethnic and cultural diversity, LGBTQ students, overall campus climate, retention/academic success, and advocacy. The associate director will assist in evaluating student learning outcomes and the effectiveness of programs; assist with academic monitoring of underrepresented and at-risk students and following up with students in academic difficulty; assist in managing logistics, communications, and strategy for high-profile programs; and serve on internal and external committees relating to departmental vision. Other responsibilities include strategic advocacy and policy development; assistance on programs and initiatives focused on student success related to academic support and student services, awards/recognitions, new student orientation, student leadership, and educational, social, and cultural programs. The associate director oversees the day-to-day operations of the center for diversity & cultural enrichment, and assists in hiring, supervising, and evaluating student employees.
The associate director will provide leadership in the development, implementation, evaluation and assessment of a diverse and comprehensive range of services and programs, including coordination of social justice education and outreach programs for students, faculty and staff that engage the community and foster a welcoming and inclusive environment. The associate director will facilitate collaborative partnerships with a variety of constituents and assist student groups and organizations with educational programming and resources.
Associate director will need to be able to work evenings and weekends
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Please apply online and attach resume and cover letter.
Employment is contingent upon a completed background and CORI check satisfactory to the university. Internal candidates are not subject to background check.
Salem State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Persons of color, women and persons with disabilities are strongly urged to apply.
Please Note: If there is no application deadline associated with a position, it may come down at any time. Once a posting is removed, additional applications will not be accepted.