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Director of the Center for Student Diversity & Inclusion

Suffolk University, Center for Student Diversity & Inclusion

Job Title: Director of the Center for Student Diversity & Inclusion
Job Location: Boston , MA
United States
Status: Full-Time
Job Category: Deans, directors, registrar
Student affairs, residential life
Application Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Date Posted: 2018-03-27
Industry: Academic/Education

Job Description

Director of the Center for Student Diversity & Inclusion
Suffolk University


Suffolk University invites qualified candidates to apply for Director of the Center for Student Diversity & Inclusion. This position is responsible for managing the development and implementation of co-curricular programming, events and support services for the Center for Student Diversity & Inclusion. The Center for Student Diversity & Inclusion provides individual support, mentoring, referrals and education to foster a welcoming, safe and inclusive environment for all students, with special attention to historically marginalized students and their allies. The Center facilitates discussions and programs with students that promote the principles of equity, inclusion, access and social justice.

In addition, the staff advises several student organization affinity groups as well as the Diversity Peer Educators and provides both new and traditional initiatives, social programming and student trainings that promote the development of multicultural competencies.

As an advocate for students, the Center for Student Diversity & Inclusion collaborates with campus partners, such as Student Affairs, the Division of Student Success, Counseling, Health & Wellness, Disability Services and the Interfaith Center to foster an inclusive and affirming campus. The Center also works closely with the Center for Community Engagement and other campus groups to extend student engagement to the local community to enhance students' global perspective.

Primary/Principal Responsibilities:

Center Management

Direct all aspects of Center operations including budget, personnel, scheduling of programs and advising of student groups. Ensure regular assessment of programs and activities. Recruit, hire, supervise, train and develop support, professional and graduate student staff. Monitor performance and provide feedback.


Develop a comprehensive calendar of events and programs to promote a diverse intellectual and social environment for all students, with special attention to historically marginalized students and their allies. Examples of such programs include: Latino/a and Hispanic Heritage month activities, LGBTQ History month activities, Black History month activities, Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, Native American History month activities, Unity Week activities, new student reception, and Martin Luther King Day event. Oversee the promotion, execution, and assessment of all programs.


Recruit, hire, supervise, train and provide support for the Diversity Peer Educators. Monitor performance and provide feedback.

Policy Development

Serve as a consultant regarding the design and implementation of policy and procedures that could impact historically marginalized students and their allies. Identify gaps in services and work with programs and departments to address the identified gaps to create a more consistently welcoming and inclusive climate for people of different backgrounds, experiences and social identities.


Advocate for historically marginalized students and their allies concerning social, emotional, academic and vocational concerns. Refer students to the appropriate university resources, i.e. academic advisor, Counseling Health and Wellness Center, Center for Learning and Academic Support, Dean of Students Office, Career Development Center, etc.


Coordinate diversity and inclusion trainings for students.


Serve on various divisional and university wide committees.

Other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements


  • Master's degree in student personnel services, higher education administration or related
  • Five to seven years' experience working in higher education or a related field with historically marginalized students and their allies.
  • Proven leadership and management skills working with diverse cultures and
  • Experience supervising professional
  • Excellent oral and written skills, as well as listening and advocacy
  • Ability to work with, and refer, individuals in a
  • Experience designing and delivering highly impactful social justice and diversity trainings and workshops.

Information and Application Process Instructions

Suffolk at a Glance

Suffolk University is a private, comprehensive, urban university located in the heart of downtown Boston. Our college green is the Boston Common. We are steps from dozens of historic sites including the Old State House, Faneuil Hall, and the Massachusetts State House. We have no real boundaries to our campus—Boston and Suffolk blend together.

Since 1906, Suffolk has been committed to creating an exceptional learning experience. Our vision is to be recognized as a dynamic institution that fosters engaged learning, rigorous scholarship, innovative thinking, and community collaboration across disciplines. We will ensure that Suffolk graduates are versatile and prepared for modern society and the new world market. We will provide rich curricula, experiential learning opportunities and professional mentoring through increased collaboration with alumni and community partners. We will recruit, mentor, and support a diverse faculty of teacher-scholars who are passionately committed to preparing our students to be leaders in the global community. We will inspire investment in a Suffolk community that is built on ethical, forward-thinking leadership, teamwork, and cooperation.

Suffolk University is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse community. We are actively seeking applicants from groups that might be under-represented because of race/color, gender, religion, real or perceived disability, national origin or LBGTQ status.

See yourself here with our terrific benefits package. Benefits include, but are not limited to:

Harvard Pilgrim medical/Delta Dental at low employee costs

Retirement options including both Standard Retirement Plan (SRP) and Voluntary Tax Deferred Annuity (VTDAP). The University contributes 9% to your SRP when employees contribute 5% after eligibility guidelines have been met.

All employees and faculty members who are at least half-time are eligible for the tuition free course benefit in the College of Arts and Sciences and in the Sawyer Business School. There are additional tuition benefits for spouses, domestic partners, and children.

Generous time-off program. Vacation accrues monthly. Vacation for part-time employees is pro-rated based on the employees' regularly scheduled hours. Additional holidays are announced each year and are separate from the employee's vacation allowance.

Pre-tax commuter benefit

Discounted home and auto insurance

Suffolk University conducts Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) checks relative to prior criminal convictions and pending cases, as well as Sex Offender Registry Information (SORI) checks relative to prior sexual offenses committed as a contingent offer of employment for all positions. Suffolk University requires specific written authorization to conduct background checks. Failure to provide such authorization shall preclude candidates from being hired.

Please submit your resume along with a cover letter for the position in which you are applying to.

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