Detailed Job Description
Founded in 1863, Saint Mary's is a residential campus nestled 20 miles east of San Francisco in the picturesque Moraga Valley. Based in the Catholic, Lasallian and liberal arts traditions, Saint Mary's currently enrolls more than 4,000 students from diverse backgrounds in undergraduate and graduate programs. The De La Salle Christian Brothers, the largest teaching order of the Roman Catholic Church, guide the spiritual and academic character of the College.
As a comprehensive and independent institution, Saint Mary’s offers undergraduate and graduate programs integrating liberal and professional education. Saint Mary’s reputation for excellence, innovation and responsiveness in education stems from its vibrant heritage as a Catholic, Lasallian and liberal arts institution. An outstanding, committed faculty and staff that value shared inquiry, integrative learning and student interaction bring these traditions to life in the 21st century. The College is committed to the educational benefits of diversity.
ResponsibilitiesReporting to the Director of the Intercultural Center, the Assistant Director provides inclusive excellence education for students, primarily focusing on the first-year residential experience and campus-wide leadership positions. The Assistant Director collaborates with key groups across Academic Affairs and Student Life to raise cultural competency and to address campus climate issues that especially impact students from historically underrepresented and/or traditionally marginalized groups.
Inclusive Excellence Education: (A) Develop and coordinate co-curriculum for students, primarily first-year residential students and student leaders in official campus positions, to increase cultural competency and inclusive excellence. (B) Expand and deepen Safe Zone workshops into a developmental train-the-trainers model that addresses intersectionality within the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning, Intersex, and Ally community. (C) Serve as a Campus of Difference facilitator for faculty, staff, and administration. (D) Participate in the Bias Incidents Response Team. (E) Stay current on trends and best practices in higher education regarding inclusive excellence.
Campus Relations: Serve as the liasion between the Intercultural Center and key groups on campus regarding inclusive excellence training. Key individuals/groups on campus include but are not limited to the Director of Residential Experience, the Director of New Student and Family Programs, the Campus of Difference Coordinator, the Dean of Students, the Associated Students of Saint Mary's College, Interactive Theater, and the Disciplinary Hearing Board.
Management and Supervision: (A) Recruit, train, support, and evaluate inclusive excellence facilitators. Facilitators may include students, staff, and/or faculty. (B) Hire, train, supervise, and evaluate one to two student office assistants.
Student Advocacy and Support: (A) Offer support and guidance to Saint Mary's diverse student population, especially those from historically underrepresented and/or traditionally marginalized groups. (B) Directly advise student executive teams for one to two Cultural Nights. (C) Assist the Director in co-facilitating the Annual Diversity Retreat for diversity student organizations. (D) Advise students who may experience academic difficulty, personal issues, or become the target of a hate crime/bias-motivated incident.
Assessment: (A) Assist the Director in establishing learning outcomes for the inclusive excellence co-curriculum. (B) Develop and implement various methods of measuring its effectiveness around individual learning and campus climate issues. (C) Track, analyze, and report assessment findings for the Intercultural Center's Annual Report. (D) Continuously modify/improve the inclusive excellence co-curriculum based on assessment findings.
Budget Management: (A) Develop, monitor, and reconcile the budget(s) for programs, services, and resources of the Intercultural Center that are directly related to inclusive excellence education. (B) Oversee the budget(s) for one to two Cultural Nights. (C) Execute all related financial paperwork, such as contracts, check requests, expense reports, purchase orders, etc.
Experience and Qualifications:Master's Degree in Sociology, Higher Education Administration, or related field
A minimum of two years experience in diversity training, cultural programming, and/or advising college students, especially from historically underrepresented and/or traditionally marginalized groups. Knowledge and application of student development and identity development theories.
Excellent oral and written communication skills, including public speaking and facilitating difficult dialogues around difference. Outstanding initiative, organizational skills, attention to detail, and team player mentality. Ability to multi-task and manage a budget. Proficiency with Microsoft Office, e-mail, and internet usage. Understanding of and commitment to the College's mission and Catholic, Lasallian, and liberal arts traditions.
May frequently require evening/weekend work and may occasionally require travel.
Depends on Qualifications
Application Instructions: Please apply on-line at http://jobs.stmarys-ca.edu. Include a cover letter that specifically addresses how you meet the qualifications and are prepared to support the mission of the College. A complete application includes: A letter of interest and how you are prepared to support the Mission of the College A resume and an on-line application The name and contact information for three (3) professional references. Candidates who submit names of references should expect that references will be contacted, in confidence, by the College and that credentials will be confirmed prior to hire. Candidates who become finalists will be expected to sign a consent authorizing a broader inquiry. Saint Mary's is an equal employment opportunity employer. We support inclusive excellence and are committed to creating a safe and welcoming community for all.