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Assistant Dean for Diversity and Inclusion

Thiel College

Greenville, Pennsylvania 16125
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Assistant Dean for Diversity and Inclusion
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Full Time, Seasonal
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Thiel College Department of Student Life is currently seeking a qualified individual for the position of Assistant Dean for Diversity and Inclusion.


Reporting to the Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students, this full-time, 12-month position will be responsible for leading efforts to foster and maintain an increasingly inclusive environment that welcomes, embraces, supports, and celebrates diversity in all its forms at Thiel College.   Thiel’s definition of diversity includes ethnicity, race, age, gender identity, whether a person has physical or mental limitations, religion, country of origin, veteran’s status, socio-economic backgrounds, cultural backgrounds, etc. Serving as a resource to all students, faculty, and staff, the Assistant Dean’s role will include advocacy, student services, program development, and training/outreach. The Assistant Dean will collaborate with offices and individuals across campus to advance inclusion and support students through recruitment and retention efforts, advising student organizations, enhancing curriculum, eliminating barriers to success and participation, and serving as a Designated School Official to assist with immigration services and support.


Preferred Education and Experience:

  • Advanced degree in Student Affairs, Counseling, Diversity, or related field, and 4-6 years of progressively responsible experience in higher education.

  • Previous experience working with diverse student populations.

  • Experience serving as a Designated School Official (DSO) for the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVIS)


    Essential Job Functions:

  • Ensuring superior delivery and assessment of Diversity and Inclusion services and initiatives.

  • Engaging the campus community in diversity and inclusion initiatives and best practices, and developing and implementing diversity and multicultural programs and activities.

  • Advising, providing support, and advocating for underrepresented student populations and clubs and organizations with goals associated with advancing diversity and inclusion.

  • Collaborating with faculty and staff advisors for club and organizations that focus on diversity and inclusion.

  • Assisting in the planning and implementation of peer mentor programs.

  • Providing consultation and support to staff, faculty and administrators on a broad range of strategies, opportunities, and initiatives that will further diversity and inclusion within the College (including consultation with faculty on curriculum development and teaching pedagogies).

  • Assisting with the development and implementation of campus-wide educational programs that enhance an appreciation for, and understanding of, gender and cultural differences

  • Monitoring operations and functions within the Office of Student Life to insure proper diversity awareness, training and educational programs.

  • Marketing and promoting all Diversity and Inclusion activities, including the coordination of publications and the construction, development, and maintenance of all websites and social media tools associated with the D&I and its programs.

  • Assisting in the recruitment and retention efforts aimed at increasing campus diversity.

  • Supervising professional and paraprofessional staff within the Office of Student Life.

  • Serving as a Designated School Official (DSO) and planning and facilitating services and programs specific to the International student population.

  • Representing the College on student related matters to parents, community members and other constituents.

  • Completing other duties as assigned by the Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students.


    In addition to the duties and responsibilities specific to the role of Assistant Dean for Diversity and Inclusion, successful leadership at Thiel requires commitment to the College’s mission and vision, participation in the academic, athletic, social, and artistic life of the campus, and interaction with the Greenville community. Understanding of and respect for the concept and process of shared governance in academia, the highest integrity in all actions, and clear, consistent communication with all constituencies are also critical to success at Thiel.


    Thiel College is committed to attracting a culturally and professionally diverse faculty and staff who engage our students by providing a rich and fulfilling curricular and co-curricular experience.


    Knowledge and Skills:

    Knowledge of:

  • Homeland Security rules and applicable laws, codes, regulations, policies, etc.
  • Federal and state laws relating to the development of student personnel programs at the college level; principles of student development administration at the college level; leadership and management principles and techniques.
  • The mission, services and policies of the College; principles of employer-employee relations; and principles in the administration of personnel services.
  • Understanding of FERPA, HIPPA, Clery Act, Title IX, and other appropriate laws and guidelines.


Skilled in:

  • Facilitating diversity and inclusion educational programming.
  • Leadership, asset and fiscal resource management.
  • Establish rapport with, build relationships with, and mentor students.

  • The interpretation and development of policies and operational procedures.

  • Interpersonal and written communication.
  • Exercising discretion and independent judgment.
  • Using tact, patience, and courtesy.


Working Conditions:

Fast paced office and campus environment with standard office hours of 8 am to 5 pm with a one hour lunch, frequent evening and weekend work, occasional overnight travel. Everyday contact with students and other groups, both college and external. Requires ability to operate a computer keyboard, hearing and speaking to communicate with a diverse population, and seeing to read a variety of materials.


To Apply:

Email (in Microsoft Word or pdf format) a letter of interest, resume, and contact information for at least three professional references to Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. EOE


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