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Assistant Director of Diversity Initiatives and Curriculum (Residence Life Leader)

Indiana University

This is a Contract position in Baton Rouge, LA posted November 20, 2021.

Department RESIDENTIAL PROGRAMS & SERV (BA-RPAS-IUBLA) Department Information The Assistant Director of Diversity Initiatives and Curriculum directs provides leadership and oversight for the CommUNITY Education Program (CUE) and assistants with other Residential Life diversity initiatives.

This position will also lead the department’s Residential Curriculum develop, implementation, and assess.

To learn more about our department, please visit our websites below: Residence Life Residential Curriculum CommUNITY Education Program Job Summary Department-Specific Information: Recruits, selects, trains, and supervises three graduate assistants and 16 undergraduate staff in coordination with the Assistant Director Residential Life
– Selection and Training.

Works to assess the CUE program and oversees the programs budget.

Works with the Associate Director Assistant Director Residential Life
– Training to develop and present diversity and social justice training for full-time, graduate, and undergraduate staff.

Works on building cooperative relationships with campus partners in programming and advocating for underrepresented students.

Works with the Associate Director to plan and execute campus-wide sponsored events including the Civil Rights Immersion Trip, Conversations on Race, etc.

Provides leadership and department level oversight for the Residential Curriculum.

Serves as chair (or co-chair with an experienced in center staff member) of the Residential Curriculum committee.

General Responsibilities: Provides day-to-day operational management of residence life staff.

Establishes short-term operational objectives.

Identifies operational issues and/or areas of improvement and implements solutions to improve processes and/or operational efficiency.

Analyzes, monitors, and evaluates performance of assigned staff; establishes work priorities, conducts performance reviews, and provides corrective action as needed.

Ensures adequate staffing and effective scheduling; participates and informs employment decisions for assigned staff.

Provides direct supervision and oversight of assigned staff and activities; impacts, and is held accountable for, the performance of team and/or assigned staff.

Ensures and provides training to assigned staff to improve residence life operations; researches and identifies development opportunities for assigned staff.

Researches and stays up-to-date on new industry residence life standards, best practices, and emerging technology; keeps next-level leader(s) informed of trends as well as significant problems.

Qualifications EDUCATION Required Bachelor’s degree in a related field.

Preferred Master’s degree in higher education student affairs or a related field.

WORK EXPERIENCE Required 2 years of experience in residence life, higher education student affairs, or a related field.

Combinations of related education and experience may be considered.

SKILLS Proficient communication skills.

Maintains a high degree of professionalism.

Demonstrated time management and priority setting skills.

Demonstrates a high commitment to quality.

Excellent organizational skills.

Excellent collaboration and team building skills.

Effectively coaches and delivers constructive feedback.

Instills commitment to organizational goals.

Demonstrated analytical skills.

Demonstrated problem solving skills.

Working Conditions / Demands This role requires the ability to effectively communicate and to operate a computer and other standard office productivity equipment.

The position involves sedentary work as well as periods of time moving around an office environment and the campus.

The person in this role must be able to perform the essential functions with or without an accommodation.

Job Classification Career Level: Operational FLSA: Exempt Job Function: Student Services Job Family: Residence Life Click here to learn more about Indiana University’s Job Framework.

Posting Disclaimer Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there may be differences in the working conditions as advertised in our standard job postings (e.g., the ability to travel from one campus to another, etc.).

If you are invited for an interview, please discuss your questions or concerns regarding the working conditions at that time.

This posting is scheduled to close at 11:59 pm EST on the advertised Close Date.

This posting may be closed at any time at the discretion of the University, but will remain open for a minimum of 5 business days.

To guarantee full consideration, please submit your application within 5 business days of the Posted Date.

If you wish to include a cover letter, you may include it with your resume when uploading attachments.

New employees will be provided with information regarding Indiana University’s COVID-19 vaccine policy, which includes the opportunity to request an exemption.

To learn more, view our COVID-19 vaccine information page.

Equal Employment Opportunity Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status.

Indiana University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs and activities, including employment and admission, as required by Title IX.

Questions or complaints regarding Title IX may be referred to the U.S.

Department of Education Office for Civil Rights or the university Title IX Coordinator.

See Indiana University’s Notice of Non-Discrimination here which includes contact information.

Campus Safety and Security The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report, containing policy statements, crime and fire statistics for all Indiana University campuses, is available online.

You may also request a physical copy by emailing IU Public Safety at or by visiting IUPD.

Contact Us Request Support Telephone: 812-856-1234