Full Job Description
The Office of Student Development is seeking applicants for a Director of the William A. McClain Center for Diversity. This position will provide leadership for William A. McClain Center for Diversity and oversee the efforts to ensure that all students on campus, particularly students of color, women, and LGBTQ+ students develop, and sustain a strong sense of belonging and inclusion on campus. The Director will work to enhance the student experience with a specific focus on the support, retention and graduation of students designated as under-represented at Wittenberg University. The Director will serve as an advocate for under-represented students at Wittenberg while developing and providing robust education and programming opportunities to the student body.
Essential function of the position include, but are not limited to:
Direct the day-to-day activities of the McClain Center for Diversity including advisement and support for culturally-based student organizations, diversity and inclusion training activities, multicultural leadership initiatives, and other duties related to the operation and maintenance of the Center.
Foster a sense of community and connection across multicultural student organizations.
Design and implement specific advocacy and support for historically underrepresented, marginalized, and under-resourced students (inclusive of all forms of identity, such as race, ethnicity, gender identity and expression, national origin, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, ability, age, etc.).
Develop programs and initiatives that provide individual and group mentoring to under-represented students.
Develop programs and services designed to increase the retention and graduation of students designated as under-represented at Wittenberg.
Develop learning outcomes and comprehensive, on-going assessments of diversity and inclusion initiatives.
Work collaboratively with faculty, staff, committees and other offices who have shared goals of diversity and inclusivity to integrate cultural competency into their individual programs.
Hire, train, and supervise student personnel.
Serve as a member of the Student Development team, including meetings, retreats and trainings, and assisting with other major programs and events.
Serve in the Student Development on-call rotation assisting with emergencies and critical incidents. (Requires that the director live within 30 minutes of campus.).
Serve as a member of the Student Care Team and collaborate with the conduct office, counseling center, health center, center for student success, and other partners to identify students of concern and respond appropriately.
Participate in appropriate staff development opportunities; serve on campus, community, and professional association committees; appropriately keep supervisor abreast of matters sensitive in nature.
Manage the departmental operating budget.
Participate in Title IX investigations and prevention initiatives.
Perform other duties related and incidental to the work described herein.
For this position, we require the following:
A master's degree in student personnel, higher education administration, counseling or related field.
At least three years of full-time professional, related experience.
Experience working with student affairs/multicultural student affairs in a post-secondary setting.
An understanding of the mission and values of a residential, liberal arts institution.
Experience creating and implementing diversity education and leadership programs.
Knowledge and demonstrated understanding of student development.
Organizational perspectives of inclusion work, and an appreciation of the complexities of inter/intra cultural interaction.
Excellent communication, interpersonal, organizational, budgeting, assessment, and management skills.
Ability to develop and deliver educational programming to students to address the complexities of privilege and oppression and appreciation of all aspects of social identity and their intersectionality.
The selected candidate must live, or be willing to relocate, within 30 minutes of campus.
Candidates must have the ability to work evenings and weekends as needed to support student events.
Wittenberg is committed to attracting and retaining highly qualified individuals who collectively reflect the diversity of our student body and society at-large. Please see our notice of non-discrimination housed on our website.
The successful candidate will demonstrate support for diversity, equity and inclusiveness as well as participate in maintaining a respectful, positive work environment.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
To apply, please set-up an account and apply through our online system. As part of the application process, applicants will be asked to upload the following documents in MS Word or Adobe Acrobat format:
A cover letter
Name, address and phone number for three professional references
If you are a person with a disability and require assistance with the application process, please contact Wittenberg's Human Resources Department at (937) 327-7517.