7 Jan 2013

Full-Time Senior Adviser to the President for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

St. Norbert College – Posted by mindy.leitermanDe Pere, Wisconsin, United States

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Job Description

St. Norbert College, a thriving, nationally ranked, Catholic liberal arts college, seeks a Senior Adviser to the President for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. The primary function of this position is exactly what the title suggests—to enhance and promote on campus a comprehensive culture of equity, diversity, and inclusion.

St. Norbert College is located in De Pere, Wisconsin, just outside of Green Bay. It is a residential campus with 2,230 undergraduate students. Founded in 1898 by the Norbertine order of priests, the College embraces the Norbertine vision of community in an educational environment that is intellectually, spiritually, and personally challenging. Candidates from all faith traditions who can contribute to the College’s mission are welcome to apply. Please visit the website at www.snc.edu/mission to learn more about St. Norbert College and its mission.

St. Norbert College offers a traditional residential education experience, in a beautiful campus setting along the Fox River. De Pere is a vibrant community, and it is located near the gateway to Door County. The College is noted for its intense commitment to educating the whole person; its radical hospitality; preparing each person for leadership and service of the common good; supporting its deep sense of community; and maintaining the cohesive design and beauty of its campus. The College has been cited by the Templeton Fund for building character in its students and the American Council of Education for exemplary international programs.

In this same Norbertine spirit, the College is also committed to furthering a campus environment that is equitable for all, inclusive of all, and diverse in all its constituencies.

The Senior Adviser will play a leadership role in ensuring that the College’s commitment to these values is integrated into its mission, strategic goals, policies and procedures. This is a full-time position reporting directly to the President. The Senior Adviser will work across divisions, with all campus constituencies, to create multicultural initiatives; develop, implement, and assess diversity goals; and coordinate the institution’s approaches to equity and diversity, in recruitment, retention, programs, interaction with the wider community, and in many other ways.

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, advising the President on diversity and equity matters; leading the campus’ standing Committee on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion; overseeing diversity and equity initiatives in the Strategic Plan; collaborating with all campus areas to promote diversity in our recruitment and retention of faculty, staff and students; engaging various college and community groups to initiate, develop, nurture and sustain relationships to promote an inclusive campus; assisting Human Resources in developing and implementing training; and serving as our Title IX coordinator to ensure compliance with federal, state and campus regulations and requirements.

The preferred candidate will have:
• A terminal degree (Ph.D, Ed.D, J.D., etc.) or equivalent.
• A minimum of three years of demonstrated leadership experience addressing institution-wide diversity initiatives within a higher education setting.
• In-depth knowledge of diversity issues in higher education (climate, curriculum, recruitment and retention, cultural competence, student, faculty and staff development), organizational change, and laws and policies related to equity in the context of higher education.
• Experience working with diverse populations, including historically underrepresented groups.
• Demonstrated success at collaborating with different campus constituencies to build consensus and meet inclusive excellence goals.
• Demonstrated ability to successfully design and deliver diversity and cultural competence education and training programs in a higher education context.
• Record of successful grant applications.
• Strong organizational, research, writing, speaking, supervisory, and budget management skills.
• Academic teaching and scholarly record to warrant the appointment of faculty status considered a plus.

How to Apply

For best consideration, applications should be received by January 30, 2013. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. An application should include a letter detailing the potential reciprocal fit between the applicant and the position/College, a resume, and a list of at least three references (including contact information, although references will not be contacted without the candidate’s permission). Email applications are encouraged and should be directed to Jamie McGuire (Jamie.mcguire@snc.edu). Mailed applications should be sent to Jamie McGuire, President’s Office, St. Norbert College, 100 Grant Street, De Pere, WI 54115. Telephone is (920) 403-3166 and fax is (920) 403-4063. Start date is flexible, but ideally the successful candidate will be in the position by July 15, 2013.

St. Norbert College is an Equal Opportunity Employer dedicated to enhancing the diversity and cultural competence of its students, faculty, professional staff and administration.

Job Categories: Diversity Executive/Officer Jobs. Job Types: Full-Time.

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