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Associate Dean for Student Diversity and Inclusion — Student Life

August 23, 2017


Earlham College is accepting applications for the position of Associate Dean for Student Diversity and Inclusion in the Student Life Division. This is a full-time, 12-month administrative faculty appointment. Salary is commensurate with experience and includes a full-benefit package.

This position provides outreach, education and programming to a highly diverse student body. Successful candidates will have the ability to build a strong rapport with the campus community and direct experience as a positive and effective advocate for under-represented students. This position reports to the Vice President of Student Life/Dean of Students.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

  • Coordinates and develops campus cultural activities and programs celebrating diversity broadly, inclusive of race, ethnicity, LGBTQIAA, gender, ability, class and culture.
  • Coaches students in their social, leadership, academic and identity development, and advocates for their holistic well-being.
  • Facilitates trainings and workshops for student leaders broadly, i.e., residential staff, student government, student athletes and student organizations.
  • Advises and assists student organizations associated with the Office of Student Diversity and Inclusion, such as Sociedad de Estudiantes Latino, Spectrum, Black Student Union, South Asian Student Union, etc.
  • Supports and advises the Student Diversity Council, including bi-weekly meetings.
  • Establishes and maintains opportunities for structured dialogue and/or the development of ongoing programmatic activities focused on respectful discourse and understanding, i.e., Sustained Dialogue or similar programs.
  • Advises and collaborates with faculty around student issues and concerns.
  • Promotes and contributes to student retention and success efforts.
  • Serves as a member of the Student Life team, including meetings, retreats and trainings, and volunteers to assist with other major programs and events.
  • Serves as an enthusiastic member of the campus-wide Diversity Progress Committee.
  • Develops relevant learning outcomes and assessment.
  • Serves as a member of the divisional on-call rotation.
  • Cultivates positive, professional relationships with colleagues and faculty in support of student access and success.
  • Title IX experience. Will participate on the Title IX investigation and prevention team.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Experience & Qualifications


  • A master’s degree in student personnel, higher education administration, counseling or related field or equivalency in professional experience.
  • A minimum of three years full-time professional, related experience; experience in working with student affairs/multicultural student affairs in a post-secondary setting.
  • Understanding of the mission and values of a residential, liberal arts college.
  • Demonstrated commitment to holistic student well-being.
  • Experience in creating and implementing diversity education and leadership programs, i.e., Safe Zone/Ally, Sustained Dialogue, Diversity Peer Educators, Diversity Scholars, etc.; however, scholars with demonstrated leadership and administrative experience, relevant research and a successful record of classroom instruction and student mentorship, will also be considered.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills; strong interpersonal and public relations skills.
  • Experience with assessment and development of learning outcomes.
  • Demonstrated commitment to ongoing learning and dedication to the fields of student affairs and multicultural education.
  • Demonstrated experience in planning and programming.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • A reputation as a positive team player with a sense of humor, and a personal commitment to collaboration and integrity is essential.
  • Candidates must embrace direct engagement of students and demonstrate a desire to form meaningful relationships with students, faculty and staff.
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends as needed to support student events.


  • International immersion experiences, i.e., study abroad, volunteer service, etc.
  • Fluency in a second language.
  • Previous professional experience and/or scholarship in multicultural affairs, diversity education, identity formation or related work within higher education are highly preferred.
  • Previous experience or engagement with Sustained Dialogue or similar program.
  • Active participation and engagement in relevant student affairs professional associations.
  • Crisis management, BIT (Behavioral Intervention Team)/Care team experience.
  • Experience in conflict resolution and management.

Application Instructions

Please send a letter of application addressing the responsibilities of the position and qualifications of the applicant; resume; and the name, position title, email address and phone number of three professional references in a single PDF or MS Word file to:

Human Resources Office
Earlham College
801 National Road West
Richmond, Indiana 47374-4095

Phone: 765-983-1393

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Earlham College is an Equal Opportunity Employer that seeks applications from candidates who contribute to diversity in terms of race, ethnicity, age, religious affiliation, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, and veteran status, among other distinctions and contributions. As a College with a Quaker identity, Earlham also is eager to solicit applications from members of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).

Earlham utilizes E-Verify to confirm employment eligibility for all newly hired employees within the United States.

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