Assistant Dean of Student Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Intercultural Student Center
Full-time, 12 months
The Assistant Dean of Students for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion reports to the Vice President for Student Life/Dean of Students and directs the Intercultural Student Center (ISC), supervises the Director of Student Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, the Assistant Director of International and Intercultural Student Programs, BUCS BRIDGE coordinator, oversees a variety of initiatives designed to support and retain historically underrepresented students and international students, provides educational opportunities to address diversity and inclusion issues, and teaches courses as approved.
Direct campus Student Diversity, Equity and Inclusion of International Student Support programs and the portfolio of work as designated by the Vice President of Student Life.
As a member of the Student Life director’s team, oversee planning, support, and advocacy for historically underrepresented and underserved student populations.
Supervise the director of student diversity, equity, and inclusion; assistant director for international, and intercultural student programs in developing intercultural and international student services on campus.
Oversee the Intercultural Student Center (ISC) and departmental programs such as Building Unity and Cultivating Success (BUCS) Bridge and Mentoring.
Direct the Cultural Diversity Advocate (CDA) student leadership program/select, train, and supervise CDA’S (through the structure of GE 330 leadership training course).
Serve as representative on appropriate campus and community committees and task forces.
Explore and implement best and high-impact practices/programs to support historically underrepresented students. Advocate for students from historically underrepresented, underserved and marginalized communities for the purpose of supporting and sustaining a University culture of collaboration, inclusion, and equity.
Budget management for both the International, Multicultural, Student Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and additional accounts within office.
Design, support, and initiate passive and critical cultural programming in alignment with the Whitworth University mission.
Provide leadership for the Act Six scholarship program in collaboration with the Director of Student Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.
Design and initiate campus-wide informational and educational opportunities on topics of intercultural competence in collaboration with strategic campus partners.
Work collaboratively with the Vice President of Student Life and the Assistant Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion on advancing diversity/intercultural-related strategic goals and objectives.
Work collaboratively with the Admission department on advancing diversity/intercultural-related recruitment goals and objectives.
Teach courses, as negotiated with and approved by the Office of Academic Affairs and the Vice President for Student Life, including GE 330 for cultural diversity advocates (1 credit), Freshmen Seminar for Act Six students (1 credit), Senior Seminar for Act Six students (1 credit)
Master’s degree in relevant field required; exceptional relevant experience in lieu of advanced degree may be considered.
Minimum 5 years preferred experience with historically underrepresented students within higher education.
Demonstrated experience in intercultural communication, international student support services, multicultural education, and programming that addresses diversity and inclusion issues within higher education, strongly preferred.
Experience in teaching at university level, preferred.
Demonstrated awareness and commitment to effectively establishing relationships and positive communications across multiple dimensions of diversity including, but not limited to, race, gender, sexual orientation, physical limitations, class or religious perspectives
A personal commitment to the Christian faith.
A commitment to the University’s intercultural competency and diversity efforts in educating students to effectively communicate across cultures.
An active commitment to equal opportunity for all persons.
A commitment to the educational mission of Whitworth University as a Christian liberal arts university affiliated with the Presbyterian church.
A letter of interest that relates your education and experience to the qualifications of the position
The names, addresses, telephone numbers and email addresses of three academic/professional references
A one-page document describing your personal commitment to the Christian faith.
Whitworth complies with all federal, state, and local nondiscrimination laws that are applicable to religious nonprofit institutions and does not engage in unlawful discrimination because of race, color, national origin, age, sex, or disability. With our commitment to building a diverse community, the university encourages applications from populations underrepresented at Whitworth including members of racial/ethnic communities, women, and persons with disabilities.
About Whitworth University - Spokane, WA
Since 1890, Whitworth has held fast to its founding mission of providing "an education of mind and heart" through rigorous intellectual inquiry guided by dedicated Christian scholars. Recognized and ranked as one of the top regional colleges and universities in the West, Whitworth University has an enrollment of 2,900 students and offers 60 undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Located on a 200-acre campus of red-brick buildings and tall pines, Whitworth offers a beautiful, inviting and secure learning environment. More than $83 million in campus improvements have been made over the past decade, including a new center for the visual arts, a landmark general academic building, a new science facility, three new residence halls and several outdoor athletics facilities.