Full-Time Assistant Director for Diversity Programs/Commuter Outreach
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.
- 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.
The successful candidate must be authorized to work in the United States.
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Position Type: Professional
Official Budget Title: Senior Staff Assistant
Campus Title: Assistant Director of Diversity Programs/Commuter Outreach
Department: Center for Student Leadership & Involvement
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