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Company: Illinois Wesleyan University
Job Title: Director of Diversity and Inclusion
Job Category: Education/Library  [ View All Education/Library Jobs ]
Job description:
Founded in 1850, Illinois Wesleyan University (IWU) is an elite private co-educational university of roughly 1,600 students located in Bloomington Illinois. Nestled between three metropolitan areas (Chicago, St. Louis, MO, Indianapolis, IN), the Bloomington-Normal community is home to four institutions of higher education, numerous eateries, and plenty of civic engagement opportunities. IWU has a distinctive goal, to help its students BE Breakthrough! As an institution IWU accomplishes this goal by providing an exceptional educational experience, and through striving to build a campus environment that resembles the world that students will enter upon graduation. Through the promotion and affirmation of diversity in all its forms, IWU creates a campus environment where students throughout their education will engage people from different backgrounds and encounter a plurality of experiences and perspectives that will help them be prepared to navigate and lead in a changing workforce.

IWU’s Division of Student Affairs invites applications for the position of Director of Diversity and Inclusion. The Director of Diversity and Inclusion serves as a member of the Division of Student Affairs by supporting and challenging MALANA (Multi-Racial, African American, Latinx, Asian, Native American), LGBQ & TGNC, and first generation students, in addition to women, through the development of programs and initiatives focused on student success related to retention, academic excellence, and graduation. With the continued goal to cultivate a multicultural environment that is welcoming, inclusive, and where all community members feel a sense of belonging and foster a mutual appreciation and respect for diversity, the Division of Student Affairs is looking for a dynamic student-centered professional who can communicate IWU’s wide definition of diversity by supporting all students in a flexible and fast paced environment. Some weekend and evening work will be required. In addition to providing leadership for campus diversity initiatives, the Director’s broad position duties will include:

•        Working with students, staff, and faculty to enhance appreciation and understanding of diversity issues.
•        Facilitating trainings and workshops for residence life staff, orientation programs, and others offices as needed.
•        Developing orientation programs for MALANA students and their families.
•        Coordinating critical programs including the Diversity, Dignity, and Dialogue Series (3D), Safe Zone Trainings, Summer Enrichment Program, and the Peer Mentorship Program.
•        Participating in campus-wide service including membership on various committees including the University Council for Diversity, Student Success Team, New Student Orientation Committee, and on-call duty rotation.

Skills:
Basic Qualifications:
•        Master’s degree in student affairs or applicable field preferred.
•        5 years of post-masters related professional experience.
•        Knowledge of student development and identity theory.
•        Established record of working with collegians of color in some of the following areas: retention and academic success programs, first-year student programs, advising, program coordination, and assessment.

Other Required Qualifications:
•        Strong written and verbal communication skills.
•        Strong supervisory and mentoring skills.
•        Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

Completed application packets will include:
1.        Cover Letter
2.        Resume or Curriculum Vitae
3.        The names, titles, & contact information for three professional references.
4.        Diversity statement that explains how you have demonstrated your commitment to diversity in your current or previous positions.

Application Process:
Please send complete application packet to:
Illinois Wesleyan University
Human Resources, Holmes 209
1312 N Park Street
Bloomington, IL 61701
Email: hr@iwu.edu
Fax: 309-556-1710 (please include cover sheet)
Review of applicants will begin on June 11th and will continue until the position is filled. The successful candidate must pass a pre-employment background investigation.

Illinois Wesleyan University’s sexual misconduct policy is accessible at www.iwu.edu/human-resources/SexualMisconductPolicy.html . Illinois Wesleyan University is an Equal Opportunity Employer Committed to Diversity and Inclusive Excellence: details at www.iwu.edu/diversity
Language requirements: English
Employment type:
  • Full Time
Salary Range: Unspecified
 
Other Information
 
Degree: Masters
Experience (year): Unspecified
Job Location: Bloomington - Illinois - USA   View a map of this job
Address: 1312 Park Street
Holmes Hall, Room 209
Bloomington, IL 61701
Zip/Postal Code: 61701
Post Date: 05/14/2018
 
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Contact/Apply Instructions: Completed application packets will include:
1.        Cover Letter
2.        Resume or Curriculum Vitae
3.        The names, titles, & contact information for three professional references.
4.        Diversity statement that explains how you have demonstrated your commitment to diversity in your current or previous positions.

Application Process:
Please send complete application packet to:
Illinois Wesleyan University
Human Resources, Holmes 209
1312 N Park Street
Bloomington, IL 61701
Email: hr@iwu.edu
Fax: 309-556-1710 (please include cover sheet)
 
 
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