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:
- Student Transformation
- Faculty, Staff and Board of Directors Diversity
- Community Partnerships
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.
- 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.