The Assistant Director of Diverse Student Development is a member of the Office of Diversity Affairs and works with colleagues and stakeholders in creating an inclusive environment for all students. The Assistant Director will oversee the daily operations of diverse student development, facilitate and plan retention/adjustment oriented programming, and coordinate and implement intercultural, inclusive and intersectional programming centered around the three functional areas of the department, diverse student development, LGBTQ+ services and the Women’s Center.
Duties/Physical Demands: Plan, implement and lead programs to increase involvement of diverse student populations including, but not exclusive to, LGBTQ+ identified students, women identified students, international students, Asian/Asian American students, African/Black/African American students, and Latinx students, and other potentially, marginalized groups as needed. Develop and implement programs and activities that promote community through social and cultural exchange and engagement. Cultivate activities and programs that positively impact the retention and graduation of diverse student populations and assess their impact (e.g., Peer Mentoring Program and MADE Series initiative). Create initiatives that promote intercultural exchange, education, dialogue, and understanding across difference (e.g., Multicultural Student Leadership Conference, Let’s Talk and Barbershop Talk). Coordinate, assess and manage logistics of MADE@Miami program, a pre-semester orientation program for approximately 150 incoming diverse first-year students as well as train and supervise planning team members and peer leaders. Directly supervise 1-2 undergraduate student interns Responsible for the supervision, training and development of a graduate practicum student each semester from the Student Affairs and Higher Education graduate master’s program. Advise the Diversity Affairs Council in planning campus-wide diversity programs and initiatives. Collaborate with university divisions across campus and participate in various committees (e.g., Careers For The Culture, MADE@Miami, Athletic Diversity & Inclusion Committee, Professional Job Search Committees, Student Activities/Armstrong Calendaring Committee). Oversee and manage social media accounts for Office of Diversity Affairs. (e.g., Instagram, Facebook, Twitter)
Minimum Qualifications: Master’s degree in Student Affairs in Higher Education or related field is required. Degree must be completed by the start date. One to three years post-masters experience in Multicultural or Diversity Affairs in or other relevant services required. Experience working with multicultural/diverse student populations. Proven effectiveness in human relations including the ability to relate well with all segments of campus. Act as student advocate. Group facilitation and large event planning skills Other duties as assigned to support the mission of the Office of Diversity Affairs and Miami University
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Master’s degree in Student Affairs in Higher Education or related field is required. Degree must be completed by the start date.
One to three years post-masters experience in Multicultural or Diversity Affairs in or other relevant services required.
Experience working with multicultural/diverse student populations.
Proven effectiveness in human relations including the ability to relate well with all segments of campus.
Act as student advocate.
Group facilitation and large event planning skills
Knowledge of Student Development Theory, Racial and Ethnic Identity Development, and Feminist, Queer and Transnationalism Theory.
Experience designing and implementing programs to serve programs to serve Multicultural, Women identified and LGBTQ+, African/Black/African American, Asian/Asian American, and Latinx populations including outreach to International Students. (Identity listing not all encompassing nor exclusive).
Experience counseling, mentoring and assisting diverse student populations such as; women identified, LGBTQ+, African/Black/African American, Asian/Asian American, Latinx, and International student populations with personal, academic, and other university concerns.(Identity listing not all encompassing nor exclusive).
Ability to work in a team oriented and collaborative environment.
Must possess strong written and oral communication skills.
Must possess strong computer competence, including but not limited to word, excel, Google Suite and social media and marketing mediums.
Willingness to work flexible hours including evenings and weekends.
Internal Number: 6880
About Miami University
“Miami University, a student-centered public university founded in 1809, has built its success through an unwavering commitment to liberal arts undergraduate education, with complementary quality graduate programs, and the active engagement of its students in both curricular and co-curricular life. With a student body of 16,000, Miami effectively combines a wide range of strong academic programs with faculty who love to teach and the personal attention ordinarily found only at much smaller institutions. Faculty and staff are highly valued for their contributions toward the Miami experience. Employees enjoy a competitive benefits package and stable work environment as they work to support the university’s educational mission. Miami’s main campus is located in Oxford, Ohio, 35 miles northwest of Cincinnati, with regional campuses located in Hamilton and Middletown, Ohio, and a center in Luxembourg. Known as one of the most beautiful campuses in the nation, Miami, the nation's tenth oldest public university, is recognized for its striking red brick Georgian-style architecture and tree-shaded lawns. Take a Virtual Tour from our website.”