The assistant director, LEAD is responsible for the 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 assistant director oversees the day-to-day operations of the Center for Diversity & Cultural Enrichment, and assists in hiring, supervising, and evaluating student employees. The assistant director will facilitate collaborative partnerships with a variety of constituents and assist student groups and organizations with educational programming and resources.
The successful candidate will have a Master’s degree in student affairs, student development, counseling or related field of study and at least three to four years of experience developing leadership experiences and advising multicultural, and/or student- clubs and organizations and student-led initiatives. Experience in cultivating and executing diversity focused educational campus-wide programs will be necessary for all applicable candidates. Candidate should demonstrate an inclusive style and a passion for working with a diverse student population. The Assistant Director will need to be able to work evenings and weekends and demonstrate effective experience working with diversity, facilitating social justice and diversity focused programs.
A strong understanding of student development theory as it pertains to developing experiences that support the needs and interests of multicultural and LGBTQ student identity groups is preferred. The candidate will exhibit demonstrated knowledge of best practices in diversity, multicultural and LGBTQ affairs; possess the ability to balance student advocacy and overall institutional goals and a successful track record of collaborating effectively across departments. Additionally, preference will be given to those candidates who also possess a demonstrated awareness and knowledge of identity based student needs, leadership development techniques, strong facilitation skills, and the implementation of effective cultural competency building initiatives.
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.