Fitchburg State University — Director of Student Diversity, Equity and Belonging Programs

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The Director will provide visionary leadership for the student’s Center for Diversity and Inclusiveness, whose mission is to cultivate a safe space and a sense of belonging for the Fitchburg State University community through education and partnerships while respecting all cultures, perspectives and experiences. The Director’s work will help support the attraction, recruitment, retention, academic and professional development of underrepresented student populations including, but not limited to, BIPOC students, first generation students, and LGBTQIA+ students. The Director will lead the collaborative effort to provide a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment committed to the success of all of our students and a shared sense of belonging. This position will create programming, educational opportunities, and services that address diversity initiatives and topics affecting the student body and will cultivate, support, and work in close partnership with colleagues across student facing offices.

Will work to enhance the student experience as it relates to matters of identity-based support & development, leadership development, education and co-curricular engagement and infuse diversity, equity and inclusion principles into co-curricular and student life experiences. Will collaborate with other university staff, faculty, and offices to develop and implement programs that promote students’ development of intercultural competence, organize programs that promote the social, cultural, and educational development of students and that increases students’ capacity for critical thought around issues of diversity and inclusion, as well as their ability to engage across difference and create inclusive spaces in their immediate environment.