Director of Student Equity and Outreach

Position number: 
Open date: 
Friday, August 31, 2018
Position summary: 

The Director of Student Equity and Outreach within Student Affairs and Enrollment is a key position to cultivate equity leadership on the Washington State University (WSU) Vancouver campus.

The leadership areas and programs include: increasing diversity in student recruitment and retention, management of outreach programs (K-12), diversity education/training for students and Student Affairs and Enrollment staff, writing, obtaining, and implementing grants for student diversity and retention, and supervision of three full-time employees.

The position requires an outcomes-focused leader with demonstrated experience and passion for access to education for all students, including students of color, LGBTQA students, students with disabilities, and students who are undocumented and/or DACA students, low-income and first-generation students. This position serves as a member of the Student Affairs and Enrollment leadership team.

Minimum requirements: 

Positions require a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field and six (6) years of progressively responsible relevant experience, which has included at least three (3) years of managerial experience. A Master’s degree in a related field may be substituted for up to one (1) year of the required experience. Education and experience can be tailored to fit the specific organizational entity/directorial assignment.

Additional Requirements:

Minimum of four (4) years’ experience working in Higher Education Student Affairs, Diversity or related field

Demonstrated commitment to diversity and equity initiatives through experience working with diverse students and communities.

Ability to travel and work some evenings and weekends.

Preferred qualifications: 

Master’s Degree or certification in equity/diversity programs.

Excellent written and oral communication and presentation skills.

Demonstrated ability to collaborate with others.

Community advocacy, non-profit experience, or academic/teaching experience in equity/diversity/social justice fields.

Experience teaching and leading professional development workshops on equity topics concerning students from underrepresented and/or marginalized communities.

Experience developing, leading, and administering student outreach programs (K-12).

Grant writing and program development and implementation experience.

Demonstrated success supervising professional staff and students.

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience
To apply: 

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