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Job no: 492654
Work type: Exempt Staff
Location: Gambier, OH
Kenyon College is conducting a search for a qualified candidate to fill the position of Assistant Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. The Assistant Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (ADDEI) – who reports directly to the Associate Dean of Students and Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion within the Division of Student Affairs – is committed to student success in the classroom, residence, and co-curricular experience. The Assistant Director has direct responsibility and administrative oversight as the coordinator of the Kenyon Educational Enrichment Program (KEEP)* and the Recognizing Each Other’s Ability to Conquer the Hill (REACH) Peer Mentoring Program**. The Assistant Director works closely with the Associate Provost for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, College faculty, and staff to support the retention of students from diverse ethnic, socioeconomic, religious and national backgrounds. The Assistant Director also assists the Associate Dean/Director and the Associate Provost for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in providing campus-wide programming to enrich the campus climate and quality of life for the Kenyon College community. Within the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (ODEI), this position will have a particular focus on supporting students of color by identifying and addressing barriers to their success, and carrying out efforts to support them.
Multicultural Campus Programming
Liaison with Admissions Office
Student Affairs Division/College Responsibilities
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES
The Assistant Director must have a demonstrated commitment to working for and knowledge about how to achieve cultural diversity, inclusion, and equity, and must appreciate the value of a liberal arts education. The Assistant Director also must have demonstrated experience and effectiveness in working with faculty, staff, and students to achieve program goals. Program planning, implementation and evaluation skills are required, as are excellent oral and written communication skills. Demonstrated effectiveness in advising students and student organizations is essential, as is creativity and the ability to manage multiple priorities. This position also requires working with multiple constituencies.
The Assistant Director supervises the KEEP summer graduate intern, student coordinators of REACH, and the Snowden student managers.
This is a full-time, 12-month salaried position. The work of the ADDEI does not lend itself to a regular 8:30am-4:30pm day, and includes evening and weekend responsibilities, including the on-call/on- duty rotation (approximately 2-3 weeks each semester)
*KEEP is a selective four-year program that provides academic, intellectual, and social encouragement and support to under-represented students. Twenty-four scholars from diverse ethnic, racial, and socioeconomic backgrounds are selected from each incoming class to participate. KEEP scholars represent a broad range of curricular and co-curricular interests and possess strong academic and social leadership potential. Membership in KEEP begins with a six-week intensive summer academic experience during which the KEEP scholars work with faculty and staff in unit-bearing courses, participate in educational opportunities outside the classroom, and work with faculty and staff on skill building.
** Consistent with best practices in the field, Kenyon's mentoring program – The REACH program recognizes the need to assist first-year and second-year under-represented and first-generation students in adjusting academically, emotionally, and socially to Kenyon College.
Kenyon College is a nationally prominent, private liberal arts college where academic excellence goes hand in hand with a strong sense of community and close relationships among students and professors.
Compensation and Benefits
Salaries at Kenyon are competitive and commensurate with experience. In addition to an attractive salary, Kenyon offers benefits for employees and their family members. Children of employees are eligible for 100% tuition waivers at Kenyon, and through the Great Lakes Colleges Association, children of employees are eligible for 85% tuition waivers at fifteen other of the nation's finest liberal arts colleges.
We also offer health and dental insurance, TIAA/CREF retirement, and many other benefits, including provisions for a spouse, families, and domestic partners. Details about benefits as well as conditions of employment are described more fully in our Staff Handbook.
Kenyon is a unique place to live and work. To discover why it should be your next home, click here.
Kenyon College is an equal opportunity employer and applications from members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged. It is the College's policy to evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, physical and/or mental disability, age, religion, medical condition, veteran status, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by institutional policy or state, local, or federal law. Kenyon College has a strong commitment to supporting diversity, equity and inclusion. Please visit our Diversity at Kenyon website.
Advertised: 20 Mar 2020 Eastern Daylight Time
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