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Director of Multicultural Education and Training

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Type: Full-time
Campus: Mount Carmel - Hamden, CT
Categories: Staff

Overview: Quinnipiac University has an exciting opportunity for a Director of Multicultural Education and Training. Reporting to the Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs & Chief Diversity Officer, in this role, you will be charged with the development of competency-based trainings and workshops surrounding topical areas related to diversity, inclusion and social identity development for students, faculty, and staff. You will support the AVP/CDO in the execution of strategic initiatives and additional programming in alignment with the University’s strategic plan related to inclusive excellence. You will design and implement strategies to facilitate student success and support retention initiatives for underrepresented student populations, create cross-cultural and diversity programs for students, faculty and staff and provide educational and cultural support to student organizations.
About Quinnipiac: Quinnipiac is a private, coeducational, nonsectarian institution located 90 minutes north of New York City and two hours from Boston. The university enrolls 7,000 full-time undergraduate and 3,000 graduate and part-time students in 100 degree programs through its Schools of Business, Communications, Education, Engineering, Health Sciences, Law, Medicine, Nursing and College of Arts and Sciences. Quinnipiac consistently ranks among the top regional universities in the North in U.S. News & World Report’s America’s “Best Colleges” issue. Quinnipiac also is recognized in Princeton Review’s “The Best 380 Colleges.” The Chronicle of Higher Education has named Quinnipiac among the “Great Colleges to Work For.” For more information, please visit www.qu.edu.
Responsibilities:
  • Develop, execute, and benchmark workshops and trainings focused on diversity, social identity development, cultural competence, intersectionality, allyship and related topics for the University community
  • Assist AVP/CDO in the development of a university-wide diversity and inclusion curriculum for online and in-person delivery to the campus community
  • Assist AVP/CDO in collaboration with the Office of Academic Innovation and Effectiveness to raise cultural competencies and provide on-going educational dialogue about inclusive excellence to faculty
  • Foster multicultural awareness and cross-cultural interaction among students, faculty and staff
  • Develop goals, assess program effectiveness, and implement improvement in programs sponsored by the Department of Cultural and Global Engagement
  • Recruit, train, and provide ongoing support for a network of University facilitators to lead student, faculty, and staff trainings and workshops
  • Create and manage or partner with other campus functions to provide opportunities for cultural exchange, dialogue, bias response, and engagement for all students, faculty, and staff
  • Work with the Department of Cultural and Global Engagement staff to integrate students' international experiences back to the campus and the community
  • Work closely with Student Affairs to create a Cultural Competency Certificate that creates leadership opportunities for all students to help promote a University community that is equitable and inclusive
  • Collaborate with Student Affairs and Human Resources to facilitate and promote Safe Space training to raise awareness of LGTBQ issues on campus
  • Oversee the development and implementation of new and already-established diversity dialogue programs that demonstrate specific learning and assessment outcomes
  • Continue to identify and execute both formal and informal means of delivery for diversity and inclusion training to the faculty who teach the freshmen seminar courses
  • Supervise the Associate Director of Multicultural Education, who is focused on working with students and developing cultural programming on campus
  • Other duties as assigned
Education Requirements:
  • Master's degree in Student Leadership, Multicultural Education, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion or related field required
Qualifications:
  • Minimum 3-5 years of experience in a role directly related to diversity, equity, inclusion training and assessment programs and services at a college/university. 5-7 years of experience preferred
  • Demonstrated experience working with diverse populations in a college/university setting with demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with faculty, students, and staff
  • Experience with programming, facilitating large groups, and understanding of issues of multicultural education
  • Must possess a high degree of knowledge and sensitivity to the concerns of underrepresented student communities, diversity and social issues, and a dedication to student growth and development
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the intersections of race, class, gender, sexual identity, gender identity and expression, and other areas of diversity experienced in an institution of higher education
  • Ability to take initiative and exercise leadership skills and communicate effectively in written and oral form
  • Conflict resolution skills
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully collaborate across many department, functions, divisions, and communities
  • Knowledge and experience with anti-bias trainings and the development of educational programs with learning and assessment outcomes
  • Demonstrated ability to work with diverse populations and/or a commitment to diversity and inclusion
Special Instructions to Applicants: Quinnipiac University is considering only those applicants who have valid authorization to work in the United States. Quinnipiac University does not sponsor employment based visas for this position.

TO APPLY:

Applications must be submitted electronically and include a resume, cover letter addressing how your experience supports the requirements of this position and Quinnipiac’s commitment to diversity and inclusion, and contact information for three references on the application form.

Quinnipiac University has a strong commitment to the principles and practices of diversity and inclusion throughout the University community and welcomes candidates who enhance that diversity.

Quinnipiac University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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