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Assistant Director of Diversity and Inclusion

Charlotte, NC

Job Description

Under the supervision of the Director for the Office of Diversity & Inclusion, the Assistant Director is a part-time, 28 hour per week, hourly, 9-10 month non-exempt position, 12 month live-in position that includes a University meal plan, furnished apartment with utilities, and competitive salary with tuition remission. This position works with the Director in implementing the 5 strategic imperatives of the diversity strategic plan.


Queens is committed to an academic culture that promotes inclusion, diversity, equity, and access to realize its mission "to provide educational experiences that transform students' lives and foster personal and professional success." A fluid view of diversity recognizes that human identities and qualities such as age, race, sex, religion, sexual orientation, heritage, national origin, class, language and ability influence ones world view, life choices and interpersonal relations. Our commitment to thriving in a changing world challenges us to develop cultural humility and find common ground with those unlike ourselves. Through intentional engagement, dialogue and respect, the Office of Diversity & Inclusion will create an inclusive environment distinguished by equal opportunity and accommodation, enabling the discovery and development of individual and collective potential.


The Office of Diversity and Inclusion will help implement the 5 strategic imperatives of the
university's diversity plan:


  1. Student Transformation
  2. Culture/climate
  3. Faculty, Staff and Board of Directors Diversity
  4. Community Partnerships
  5. Curricula


Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:

  • Coordinate & collaborate with key student organizations to develop or implement periodic cultural events on campus such as National Hispanic Heritage Month, International Diversity Week, Black History Month, Yom Kippur, Ramadan, etc.
  • Coordinate, organize and implement the Annual MLK Day of Service and World AIDS Day.
  • Present classroom talks and/or facilitate student dialogues regarding diversity, inclusion and cultural competence.
  • Coordinate & track student participation in affinity groups such as the C-100, LEAD Peer Mentoring Program and Women's Intercultural Exchange mentoring program.
  • Collect data, including grades, for student participation in key retention initiatives.
  • Maintain the social media efforts such as Facebook, Linkedln, Portal and Webpage for the Office of Diversity & Inclusion.
  • Complete an annual electronic newsletter for the department.
  • Research "Best Practices" regarding cultural programming on campus for new programming.


Non-Essential Duties

  • Serve on an advisory committee with faculty, staff and students.
  • Assist students and other guests who visit the office.
  • Other duties and special projects may be assigned to meet department and university goals.

Qualifications


Experience, Knowledge and Skills Required

  • 2 or more years' experience in a similar position the education or non-profit environment, preferably in diversity & inclusion or multicultural affairs with a passion for social justice
  • Strong reasoning and problem-solving skills and the ability to collect data, establish facts, define problems, and draw valid conclusions to resolve problems.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to quickly establish rapport with students and the university community.
  • Strong communication (verbal, written, interpersonal) and customer service skills.
  • Proven ability to quickly learn and apply new information.
  • Ability to complete assigned projects in a timely fashion, demonstrating organization and planning skills; strong follow- up and follow-through skills to ensure completion of objectives.
  • Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment with demonstrated ability to effectively prioritize multiple competing tasks and demands.
  • Strong general administration office skills (keyboard, filing, phone).
  • Able to work independently, and to be a team player as well.
  • Willingness and availability to occasionally work evenings &Ior weekends in support of department objectives.
  • Bachelor's degree, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Physical Requirements (with or without reasonable accommodation)

  • Eye-Hand Coordination: Requires hand-eye coordination and manual dexterity sufficient to operate a computer keyboard, copier, calculator and other office equipment.
  • Talking:  Especially where one must frequently convey detailed or important instructions or ideas accurately, loudly, or quickly.
  • Repetitive Motion:  Movements frequently and regularly required using the wrists, hands, and/or fingers.
  • Average Hearing:   Able to hear average or normal conversations and receive ordinary information.
  • Average Visual Abilities:  Average, ordinary, visual acuity necessary including close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Physical Strength:  Will regularly be required to sit, use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools and controls reach with hands and arms.  Must be able to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, or crouch.  Must regularly lift and/or move up to 20 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds. 

Additional Information

  • Work in office environment, contact with employees, students, parents, providers and vendors.
  • Work has deadlines, multiple interruptions, high volume and may be stressful at times.
  • Work has occasional evening and weekend hours.

Queens is a private, co‐ed, Presbyterian‐affiliated University with 2,400 undergraduate and graduate students. It operates the College of Arts and Sciences, the McColl School of Business, the Wayland H. Cato Jr. School of Education, the James L. Knight School of Communication, Hayworth College for Adult Studies and the Andrew Blair College of Health, which features the Presbyterian School of Nursing.

Queens offers medical and dental insurance, same‐gender domestic partner benefits, defined contribution retirement plan & supplemental retirement plan, vacation and paid holidays, tuition remission, Queens‐paid life insurance, supplemental life insurance, dependent life insurance, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, flexible spending accounts (medical, dependent care, qualified transportation expense), sick leave and long‐term disability leave, FMLA leave, reduced cost meals at Morrison Dining Hall, employee assistance program (EAP), free fitness center access.

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