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Director of the Social Justice, Inclusion and Conflict Resolution Office

Apply now Job no: 493476
Work type: Regular full time
Location: Glassboro, New Jersey
Categories: Managerial

Director of the Social Justice, Inclusion and Conflict Resolution Office

Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

 

Position Summary: Reporting to the Senior Vice President of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, the Director of Social Justice, Inclusion and Conflict Resolution Office will provide leadership and oversight in the development, implementation, and evaluation of programs to promote a campus climate that is inclusive and supportive of a diverse student population; develops student awareness of social justice dynamics; and provides students with opportunities for mentoring, personal growth, and identity development. The Director will serve as the head of the Office of Social Justice, Inclusion and Conflict Resolution (SJICR) with responsibility for selection, training and evaluation of staff as well as management of budgets. The Office of Social Justice, Inclusion and Conflict Resolution is housed in the new Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI).

Vision of the Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI)

The Division of DEI will facilitate Rowan’s efforts to be the leading university committed to addressing persistent issues related to diversity, equity and inclusion that result in positive outcomes for students, faculty, and staff.

Mission of the Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI)

The Division of DEI at Rowan University leads and supports initiatives that promote diversity, equity and inclusion by:

  • Developing and sustaining meaningful partnerships with internal and external constituents that result in a more diverse and inclusive community;
  • Utilizing data to inform continuous improvement efforts and innovation; and
  • Implementing university-wide culturally responsive and relevant programming that result in equitable educational opportunities for students and an affirming culture and climate

Functional Areas of Responsibility:

Hiring, Supervision, Training and Evaluation of Staff Management of Dr. Harley Flack Mentoring Program

Oversight of Centers for Multicultural, LGBTQIA+, Interfaith, Spiritual, Exploration Center (ISEC), and Women's Resources Initiatives to promote an inclusive campus culture

Initiatives to enhance inter-group dialogue and resolve/reduce conflict

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Manage the Office of Social Justice, Inclusion and Conflict Resolution Initiatives including supervision, selection, training and, evaluation of staff

Develop and manage the budgets for the Office and respective programs including the Dr. Harley Flack Mentoring Program and centers for Multicultural, LGBTQIA+, Interfaith, Spiritual, Exploration Center (ISEC), and Women's Resources.

Provide leadership to develop, implement and evaluate program effectiveness in the areas of social justice, conflict resolution and inclusion initiatives.

Stay abreast of research regarding best practices for the development, assessment and institutionalization of successful programs and services to support a diverse student population.

Develop and implement plans to regularly assess campus climate for populations of students that are underrepresented, underserved, or who experience systemic and culturally based forms of bias and prejudice.

Develop recommendations informed by assessment data, student development theory and best practices to improve the campus climate and educate students, faculty, staff and other community members around issues of social justice and inclusion.

Oversee the Centers for Multicultural, LGBTQIA+, Interfaith, Spiritual, Exploration Center (ISEC), and Women's Resources to develop programs that will promote awareness and understanding of student's identity development and expression; issues related to sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression; as well as race, class, ability, religion, and the intersections among these identity attributes.

Oversee the Dr. Harley Flack Mentoring program to empower students and promote their academic and personal success through mentorship, academic services, professional guidance, co-curricular activities, and leadership initiatives.

Work with campus community members to create programming that promotes the appreciation and celebration of human diversity on campus.

Promote an understanding of the supports and systems that are most effective in helping students that are underrepresented, underserved, or who experience systemic and culturally based forms of bias and prejudice to succeed in higher education.

Support strategies to promote recruitment, retention, and graduation of underrepresented and underserved students.

Support initiatives for curricular infusion related to issues of diversity, cultural competency, social justice, and inclusion.

Develop and cultivate relationships with community based cultural, LGBTQIA+, women's, interfaith, and spiritual resources and organizations.

Build partnerships that support student, staff and faculty involvement in experiential education initiatives in the areas of social justice, inclusion and conflict resolution.

Serve on a variety of campus committees as assigned.

Work evenings, weekends and other times as required. Complete other duties as assigned.

Required Education:

Master's Degree in Student Personnel, Counseling, Higher Education Administration/Student Affairs, Public Administration, or a related discipline. Doctorate preferred.

Required Experience:

Five years of related and progressively responsible experience in work related to diversity, social justice and inclusion in the college/university environment; direct experience planning and coordinating programs serving populations of students that are underrepresented, underserved, or who experience systemic and culturally based forms of bias and prejudice; experience supervising professional/paraprofessional staff.

Skills and Abilities:

Understanding of issues of diversity and social justice and current best practices in Student Affairs.

Ability to work in a stressful environment and with great attention to detail.

Energy, creativity, organizational skills, tolerance for ambiguity, sense of humor, desire to challenge the status quo, and ability to work flexible/odd hours as needed.

Demonstrated commitment to university programs, policies and services intended to maximize student personal growth, education and development.

Demonstrated leadership ability and team orientation.

Demonstrated ability to foster and maintain collaborative working relationships.

Sensitivity to and ability to work with students, faculty, and staff of diverse backgrounds including varied socio/economic status, sexual identities/orientations, gender identities or expressions, cultures, ethnicities, nationalities, national origins, ancestries, races, colors, religions, abilities/disabilities and ages.

Strong commitment to working with students.

Successful supervisory experience with professional and paraprofessional staff.

 

Start date:  4/5/19

 

Rowan University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diverse people and abilities. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.

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