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Director of Diversity and Inclusion (id:52878)

Statement of the Job :
The central focus of this position is to develop and direct retention programs for underrepresented and marginalized students at the University of Maine. The Director is responsible for nurturing a campus climate that appreciates and values diversity and inclusion and is conducive for underrepresented groups including LGBTQ+ students to excel academically and socially. The Director is responsible for working with other campus offices to celebrate diversity, and in doing so, is responsible for developing experiential opportunities for students to enhance their leadership abilities, cultural affirmation, intellectual growth, and readiness in taking leadership roles in campus-wide student organizations and/or campus committees. The Director is also responsible for creating and implementing a comprehensive and strategic plan for three student centers currently known as the Multicultural Student Center, the Rainbow Resource Center and the Student Women?s Resource Center. An essential responsibility is to assure these Centers are vibrant, engaging, and highly utilized areas where students feel welcomed and can find support and services. These Centers also house some 13 multicultural student groups and the director serves as a consultant and, in some cases, the advisor, for each of these groups. The Director is responsible for production of cultural heritage celebrations, student organization officer training, and organizational development assistance. In addition, the Director will work with other campus offices to recruit a diverse student body to campus and develop programs to increase campus inclusivity efforts and the appreciation of social responsibility, diversity, and cultures for majority students. Typical hiring range for this position is $60,000 to $74,000, commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Complete Job Description
About the University :
The University of Maine is a community of more than 11,200 undergraduate and graduate students, and 2,500 employees located on the Orono campus and throughout the state. UMaine is the state land and sea grant university and maintains a leadership role as the System?s flagship university. As a result, it is dedicated to providing excellent teaching, research, and service at the university, state, and national levels.
Further information about UMaine can be found at https://umaine.edu/
The University of Maine offers a wide range of benefits for employees including, but not limited to, tuition benefits (employee and dependent), comprehensive insurance coverage including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, and short and long term disability as well as retirement plan options. As a former NSF ADVANCE institution, the University of Maine is committed to diversity in our workforce and to dual-career couples.
UMaine is located in beautiful Central Maine. Many employees report that a primary reason for choosing to come to UMaine is quality of life. Numerous cultural activities, excellent public schools, safe neighborhoods, high quality medical care, little traffic, and a reasonable cost of living make the greater Bangor area a wonderful place to live.
Learn more about what the Bangor region has to offer here.
Qualifications :
A Master?s or Doctoral degree in Higher education, Counseling, Sociology, or related field is required. Demonstrated experience and success working with, and sensitivity to, individuals of diverse cultural backgrounds including race, ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual identity and expression and those students with English as a second language. Demonstrated creative leadership skills and must possess excellent organizational skills and oral and written communications skills. Must have a contemporary and supportive approach to inclusion, diversity, equity and LGBTQ+ issues and trends, including an innovative and enthusiastic approach to assuring inclusive and welcoming collegiate experiences.
Substantial experience -7 years or more - creating and implementing multicultural programs and workshops, assisting campus organizations in planning programs that address social issues within the university community, and developing activities that enhance all students? knowledge of ethnic cultures and celebrations is preferred.
Other Information :
Materials must be submitted via "Apply For Position" below. You will need to create a profile and application; upload:
1.) a cover letter which describes your experience, interests, and suitability for the position
2.) a resume/curriculum vitae
3.) contact information for three professional references
You will also need to submit the affirmative action survey, the self-identification of disability form, and the self-identification of veteran status forms. Incomplete application materials cannot be considered. Materials received after the initial review date will be reviewed at the discretion of the University.
Search Timeline is as follows:
Review of applications to begin: February 1, 2019
Screening interviews to begin no earlier than: February 15, 2019
On-site interviews to begin no earlier than: March 15, 2019
Tentative start date: May 1, 2019
For questions about the search, please contact search committee chair Dr. Kenda Scheele at kenda.scheele@maine.edu or 207-581-1406.
Appropriate background checks are required .
The University of Maine is an EEO/AA employer, and does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender expression, national origin, citizenship status, age, disability, genetic information or veteran?s status in employment, education, and all other programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Sarah E. Harebo, Director of Equal Opportunity, 101 North Stevens Hall, University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469-5754, 207.581.1226, TTY 711 (Maine Relay System).
Position Title: Director of Diversity and Inclusion (id:52878)
Campus: Orono
Department: Division of Student Life - OSDEN
Bargaining Unit: UMPSA
Salary Band/Wage Band: 05
Location: Orono, ME
Length: Fiscal Year (12 Months)
Required Documents: Cover Letter, References, Resume/CV

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