The Director of Diversity and Inclusion reports to the Vice President of Student Affairs and is responsible for the overall functioning of the Center for Diversity and Inclusion, and coordination of efforts related to advancing inclusion and cultural competency in collaboration with all campus departments.
Management of the Center for Diversity and Inclusion includes budget oversight; hiring, supervising and evaluating full-time and student staff; and the development and implementation of programs and services for under-served/under represented student populations. Through various programming efforts, the Center advocates a pluralistic and integrated university environment by fostering understanding and cultural competence among University entities.
Coordination of efforts related to advancing inclusion and cultural competency, in collaboration with all campus departments, includes serving as a resource regarding equity, diversity and inclusion efforts and training. This may involve identifying internal and external training facilitators and awareness programs, as well as implementing training and awareness programs as appropriate. Through a strategic planning process, the University is currently reimagining its commitment to diversity and inclusive excellence with clear metrics and accountability. The Director will play an integral role in the implementation and monitoring of the plan that results from this process.
The Center for Diversity and Inclusion collaborates with the Office of Admission in regard to the recruitment of students of diverse backgrounds, collaborates with the Director of Retention and the Center for Academic Excellence to support and assist students in their transition from high-school to Truman State University, and with other departments who support the success of all students.
Ultimately, the Director is responsible for overseeing the achievement of the mission of the Center for Diversity and Inclusion which is as follows:
The Center for Diversity and Inclusion serves the Truman State University Community by supporting diverse groups academically, emotionally, and socially. We are grounded in inclusive excellence that invites the campus to engage academically and socially with identity development, intersectionality, inter-group relations and justice in order to develop a consciousness for the common good at Truman State University and the global community. We do this by:
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Serves as an advocate for issues of diversity and inclusion in regard to policy and procedure, as well as programming efforts coordinated by various departments across campus for under-served/under represented student populations
Provides support to Truman State University’s under-served/under represented student populations by offering leadership, input and collaboration of the development of programs which focus on academic success and/or racial and ethnic issues.
Provides support to other marginalized student populations at Truman State University by role modeling and engaging the campus in regard to inclusion as it pertains to gender identity, religious or spiritual diversity, intersecting identities and other populations.
Offers, in collaboration with other campus departments, academic and personal advising that supports the academic and personal success of under-served/under represented populations.
Develops and maintains collaborative relationships (partnerships) with students, the campus community, and when required, community groups regarding issues of racial and cultural diversity.
Provides general support for multicultural student organizations and coordinates specific diversity programs, and advocates for the enculturation of inclusion across the curriculum, first year student programs such as Orientation and Truman Week, and throughout all aspects of the University environment.
Collaborates with the Center for Academic Excellence and Academic Affairs on the Bulldog Scholars Program to ensure the needs of students of color are met through participation in the program.
Collaborates with the Academic Professional Development Center (APDC) to establish programs designed to broaden the repertoire of inclusive pedagogy and teaching practices at Truman.
Organizes and implements programs for all under-served/under represented student populations that provide opportunity for community building, networking, understanding of campus resources, and meets each students’ academic needs based on their level of academic preparation.
Other duties as assigned.
Submit a cover letter, resume, academic transcripts and contact information for five professional references online at employment.truman.edu or by mail to:
Truman State University
Human Resources MC101
100 E. Normal Ave.
Kirksville, MO 63501
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