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24 Jun 2017

Full-Time Assistant Director for Diversity Programs/Commuter Outreach

SUNY College at Old Westbury – Posted by SACJobs Old Westbury, New York, United States

Job Description

SUNY Old Westbury seeks an enthusiastic, creative, motivated higher education professional with a commitment to social justice and an appreciation for a liberal arts-based education for this position.  Reporting to the Director of the Center for Student Leadership and Involvement, the Assistant Director for Diversity Programs/Commuter Outreach will be responsible for developing innovative programming for a diverse student population.  This professional will work collaboratively with faculty to engage students outside of the classroom regarding critical issues pertaining to diversity and multicultural education.  The qualified candidate will design and successfully implement an extensive outreach program to the commuter student population and will oversee student interns and a student staff to assist with commuter outreach.  This position will be responsible for assessment and data analysis of student engagement, satisfaction and review of services offered and needed by these student populations and make recommendations for improved and increased services.

Reporting to the Director of the Center for Student Leadership and Involvement, the Assistant Director for Diversity Programs/Commuter Outreach will coordinate and be responsible for specific aspects of programming and student engagement, including but not limited to:

  • The coordination and successful implementation of Fall and Spring Commuter Appreciation Week and monthly signature programming.
    In accordance with best practices and national standards, design, implement and assess the efficacy of a Commuter Assistant Program to increase retention of commuter students.
    Effectively advocate and develop programming for the LGBTQ student community, including SafeSpace training program and educational workshops for the campus community pertaining to LGBTQ issues and current events.
    Develop monthly meeting series with learning objectives to promote dialogue and intercultural understanding between student affinity groups. Collaborate with faculty to enhance academic discussion.
    Coordinate efforts with the Commuter Student Organization, PRIDE and all cultural and religiously-affiliated student organizations. Facilitate collaborative programming within these organizations. Serve as adviser when requested by student affinity organizations.
    Timely and thorough review and response to issues pertaining to commuter students, LGBTQ community, and concerns related to diversity and multicultural programming. Prepare and provide reports to Director of CSLI for Vice President for Student Affairs/CDO pertaining to any diversity issues/concerns.
    Plan and implement Culture Café series programming.
    Effectively plan and implement cultural awareness months including, but not limited to, Black History Month, Hispanic Heritage Month and other cultural awareness months to be planned in conjunction with review of student population reported race/ethnicity.
    Initial planning of opening event calendars for Fall/Spring.
    Assist in general oversight of student programming and events, including off-campus travel, building coverage and late night programming.
    Develop collaborative programming with faculty and various departments within the institution to increase outreach to targeted student population.
    Assist with promotion of events and information via sanctioned departmental social media.
    Oversee undergraduate interns including evaluation of learning outcomes and coordination of grading with sponsoring faculty.
    Counsel students regarding policies and procedures and assist with event oversight and office operations in the absence of the director.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Higher Education or related field.
    Progressive professional experience in areas related to student affairs and higher education.
    Thorough working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
    Candidate must have strong interpersonal and organizational skills.
    The candidate must be available to work a flexible schedule, including evenings and occasional weekend hours.

Additional Information:
The successful candidate must be authorized to work in the United States.

The State University of New York at Old Westbury is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

The Annual Security and Fire Report is filed as required by federal law. The purpose of this report is to provide faculty, staff and students with campus safety information, including crime statistics and safety policies and procedures. The report contains information regarding security and personal safety, including topics such as crime prevention, fire safety, crime reporting policies, disciplinary procedures and other matters of importance related to security and safety on campus. The report also contains information about crime statistics for the previous three calendar years. You can obtain a copy of this report by contacting the University Police Department (516) 876-3333 or by downloading a copy.

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at

Position Type:  Professional

Official Budget Title:  Senior Staff Assistant

Campus Title:  Assistant Director of Diversity  Programs/Commuter Outreach

Department:  Center for Student Leadership & Involvement

FTE:  Full-time

Negotiating Unit:  UUP

Salary Grade:  SL-3

FLSA Status:  Exempt

About SUNY Old Westbury:
SUNY Old Westbury is a dynamic and diverse public liberal arts college that fosters academic excellence through close interaction among students, faculty and staff. Old Westbury weaves the values of integrity, community engagement, and global citizenship into the fabric of its academic programs and campus life. In an environment that cultivates critical thinking, empathy, creativity and intercultural understanding, we endeavor to stimulate a passion for learning and a commitment to building a more just and sustainable world. The College is a community of students, teachers, staff, and alumni bound together in mutual support, respect, and dedication to the Mission.


  • Start Date: 8/15/2017 – Approximate
  • Education: Master’s Degree Required
  • Work Experience: 2 – 4 years
  • Part/Full Time: Full-Time

How to Apply

A cover letter with a resume and contact information for three (3) references should be submitted online at: Only applications submitted online will be considered. CLOSING DATE FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS: July 25, 2017

Job Categories: Disability Services. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: Assistant Director and Diversity Programs.


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