Student Diversity Advisor

Position number: 
Open date: 
Thursday, April 13, 2017
Position summary: 

Provide collaborative leadership for student retention and assist with recruiting a diverse student population to WSU Vancouver. 
Serve as an on-campus resource and general (non-academic) advisor for underrepresented and diverse student populations.

Implement effective recruitment and retention programs to support students’ academic persistence and success.
Work closely and collaboratively with Student Affairs (including: Admissions, Student Financial Services, Student Involvement, the Student Resource Center), faculty, departments, and the Diversity Council to promote and advance diversity on campus.

Manage day-to-day operations of the Student Diversity Center. Assist in developing and sustaining a culture of both inclusiveness and collaboration within the Student Diversity Center.

Provide leadership in the planning and execution of Student Diversity Center events that serve to educate the campus community about diversity-related issues.

Hire, train, and supervise Student Diversity Center student staff.

Minimum requirements: 

Positions require a Bachelor’s degree and two (2) years of professional work experience in student services or related education/experience. A Master’s degree in a related field may substitute for one (1) year of professional work experience. Any combination of relevant education and professional experience may be substituted for the educational requirement on a year‐for‐year basis.

Additional Requirements:

Ability to travel and work some evenings and weekends

Preferred qualifications: 

Master’s degree, preferred in related field (i.e. student personnel, counseling, education)

An additional 3 years related work experience.

Demonstrated experience with event planning

Demonstrated experience and successful involvement working with diverse student populations

Experience using computer software such as Microsoft Office Suite (word, excel, etc.)

Demonstrated ability to develop, implement and assess student retention programs

Experience communicating with the public via e-mail, phone, and in person

Experience writing reports and making oral presentations

Experience working in a higher education environment

Supervisory experience

Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
To apply: 

Please visit and on the upper left corner you will find “Search Postings”. Once you click that please select “Vancouver” for work location and search.

Applicants must include a resume, cover letter, and contact information for at least three (3) professional references with the online application. Application materials should clearly communicate how the applicant meets the required qualifications and additional requirements.

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