Skidmore College — Director of the Office of Student Diversity Programs

The Director of the Office of Student Diversity Programs (OSDP) provides leadership and administrative direction for the planning, organization, and implementation of co-curricular diversity programs on campus.  In collaboration with campus partners, including the Director of Religious and Spiritual Life, Director of Opportunity Programs, Center Director/Deputy Chief Diversity Officer, VP for Strategic Planning and Institutional Diversity, Director of Intergroup Relations, and Director of Black Studies, among others, the Director of the OSDP is responsible for creating an intellectually vibrant and caring environment where student engagement, education, and cultural exploration occurs with particular focus on race, gender, sexuality, ethnicity, nationality, social justice, anti-bias, equity and inclusion.  The Director creates, coordinates, and assesses integrative learning for development of students that advances institutional goals regarding diversity, equity and inclusion.  The DSDP develops and ensures program opportunities that meet the needs of underrepresented students, including, but not limited to students of color, LGBTQ+ students, international students, and first-generation students, and the student organizations that promote diversity awareness, understanding, and affinity.

Key characteristics of the Director of OSDP include:

  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with diversity education and intercultural competency program design, organization, implementation and assessment.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of student development with the ability to form strong advising, mentoring, and working relationships with students of diverse backgrounds and to collaborate with campus and community partners.
  • Budget management, program assessment, and reporting skills.
  • Strong knowledge and appreciation of diversity and a sincere and demonstrated commitment to social justice, diversity, equality and inclusion.
  • Experience in conflict mediation is a plus.
  • Attentiveness to broad vision as well as administrative task details.

Minimum Qualifications: Master’s degree with a combination of five or more years’ experience in student diversity programs required.

Nominations should include a statement of qualifications and description of nominees’ experience.  Applications should include a cover letter, resume and list of three references who could be contacted by the search committee.  Nominations and applications can be submitted online at https://careers.skidmore.edu/postings/4300.  The search committee will begin reviewing applications on November 23, 2020, and the position is open until filled.

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