Director of Student Engagement, Temple University

Posted by Temple University on July 18, 2016

Job description
Reporting to the Assistant Vice President for Institutional Diversity, Equity Advocacy and Leadership (IDEAL), and closely collaborating with all members of the Assistant Vice President’s staff, the Director, Student Engagement provides leadership, direction and program formulation consistent with the University’s commitment to the advancement of student diversity and inclusivity themes throughout the Temple community. The Director will consult with the Assistant Vice President on strategies, policies and plans to recognize, reinforce, communicate and promote the value of a diverse community of scholars, teachers, students and staff to Temple University. The Director will also be responsible for developing student programming and training to advance IDEAL’s mission and serve as an advocate for students. The Director, Student Engagement will also perform other duties as assigned.

Required Education & Experience:
Master’s degree and a minimum of five years of directly related higher education experience in student affairs/activities, diversity/inclusivity or college student personnel administration. Experience providing strategic leadership in the areas of student engagement, program coordination, student development, and diversity, inclusion, and equity. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

Required Skills & Abilities:
* Demonstrated ability to conceive, develop, and execute effective student programs that work to increase competency and inclusivity.
* Knowledge in the areas of student development, program coordination, conflict resolution, intergroup dialogue, group dynamics, fiscal management, and professional team development.
* Demonstrated ability to review, evaluate, develop and facilitate student training programs and workshops geared at cross-cultural engagement and inclusivity to both large and small groups.
* Demonstrated ability to conceive, develop, facilitate and manage student mentoring programs for diverse students.
* Demonstrated ability to develop, implement and facilitate undergraduate coursework on diversity using a dialogue model.
* Demonstrated ability to cultivate and sustain relationships with varied internal and external constituencies.
* Excellent written and verbal communication skills and listening skills.
* Demonstrated ability to implement mechanisms to track, analyze, report, and comply with diversity objectives and goals.
* Demonstrated ability to develop communications tools.
* Willingness to work non-traditional work hours when necessary.

* Doctoral degree is preferred.

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