Assistant Director, Latinx Student Development & Diversity
September 25, 2018
Higher Education Institution
The Assistant Director, Latinx Student Development & Diversity is responsible for acting as a support, advocate, and "accomplice" to the Latinx and undocumented communities, while supporting the vision and mission of the Center for Student Diversity. Under the supervision of the Associate Director for Student Diversity & Development, the Assistant Director ensures that services and initiatives are provided that contribute to and address the intellectual, social, and developmental needs of Latinx and undocumented students. The Assistant Director will also collaborate with Center for Student Diversity staff to educate the campus community about inequitable social structures and assist in creating a healthy, inclusive campus environment that affirms Latinx and undocumented students. Advocacy for diversity, inclusion, and social justice is a major aspect of this position.
Description Work to create an inclusive campus environment for Latinx and undocumented students, using an intersectional lens; collaborate with a broad range on campus entities - including student organizations, Office of Student Activities, Counseling Center, Career Center, Health Center, and other institutional partners - to create and execute a calendar of programs and activities that focus on Latinx and undocumented student issues and overall student development - including activities that focus on race/ethnicity, immigration, low-income/first generation status, DACA/Dreamers, intracultural diversity, etc.; coordinate, develop, and promote resources, educational materials, and online presence that support Latinx and undocumented students, across different national, ethnic, and racial backgrounds; advise Latinx and undocumented students and student organizations including the Latin American Student Organization, Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Inc., Lambda Theta Phi Latin Fraternity, Inc., and League of United Latin American Citizens; represent the Center for Student Diversity and the Division of Student Affairs on departmental, divisional, and university-wide committees, and maintain collaborative partnerships with interdisciplinary departments and initiate co-sponsorship opportunities within and outside Student Affairs; supervise a graduate assistant; and assist with other duties within the Center for Student Diversity and Division of Student Affairs as assigned.
Qualifications Master's degree and two years of experience, required. A master's degree inHigher Education, College Student Personnel, Counseling, Social Work, Cultural Studies, Latinx Studies, or a closely related field and proficiency in Spanish, preferred.The selected candidate must have knowledge of higher education, Latinx student development theories and best practices. Experience working with underserved/underrepresented student populations, specifically Latinx and undocumented students. Ability to work with a wide range of students, staff, and faculty in a diverse college setting. A Criminal Background Investigation is required for the hired candidate and the results may impact employment.
Salary and Benefits Competitive salary and full University benefits that include 22 days of annual leave, up to 14 holidays, personal and sick days; excellent health, life, and retirement plans; and tuition remission. To learn more about our benefits, click here.
This position will be open for a minimum of 14 days. Cover letter and resume are requested, but not required.
Internal Number: 180000PW
About Towson University
The largest comprehensive university in the Baltimore area, Towson University is nationally recognized for its excellent programs in the arts and sciences, communications, business, health professions, education, fine arts and computer information systems. Located in suburban Towson, eight miles north of Baltimore, our beautifully landscaped, 328-acre setting offers a pleasant environment for study and a diverse campus life, as well as easy access to a wealth of university and community resources. Towson University's educational experience branches out to off-campus locations throughout Maryland, including a number of online options. Our many interdisciplinary partnerships with public and private organizations throughout Maryland provide opportunities for research, internships and jobs. Towson University is a founding member of the Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities (CUMU).