Assistant Director for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Binghamton University   Binghamton, NY   Full-time     Education
Posted on January 23, 2023
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About Binghamton University:

Binghamton University is a world-class institution that unites more than 130 broadly interdisciplinary educational programs with some of the most vibrant research in the nation. Our unique character - shaped by outstanding academics, facilities and community life - promotes extraordinary student success.

Binghamton merges rigorous academics, distinguished faculty and state-of-the-art facilities to engage and challenge its 18,000 students. The high-achieving Binghamton student body also represents a great diversity of life experiences, from first-generation college-goers to international students. Beyond their talent, these classmates share a desire to shape the future through technology, insight, intellectual exploration and community service.

Job Description:

Budget Title: Senior Staff Assistant (SL-3)

Salary: $65,000

The Assistant Director, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion works within the Thomas J. Watson College of Engineering and Applied Sciences and will play a critical role in advancing DEI principles, values, and practices throughout Watson College. Reporting to the Assistant Dean of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, the Assistant Director will support the overall mission and activities of the office, as well as specifically attends to programs that support the recruitment and retention and overall success of women and under-represented student populations. The Assistant Director will engage in recruitment activities to increase underrepresented student populations at Watson College (undergraduate and graduate), develop partnerships with colleges and universities, specifically minority-serving institutions (MSls), and assist the Assistant Dean with developing DEI training for faculty and staff.

Duties of the Assistant Director include:
  • Serve as liaison with Binghamton University undergraduate admissions to develop programs to support diverse recruiting activities
  • Serve as liaison with Watson Graduate Recruitment and Admissions and Office of Graduate Recruitment (OGR) to support diverse recruiting activities
  • Develop and maintain robust partnerships with Minority Serving Institutions (MSls) (i.e., HBCUs and HSls)
  • Administer GEM-related activities (i.e., GRAB Labs, Information sessions, application advising)
  • Assist in overseeing academic and success programs (i.e., D-Coding Program) and advise students
  • Represent Watson College at national venues (i.e., SHPE and NSBE conferences)
  • Supervises student assistants as needed
  • Work with the Assistant Dean of ADIE on faculty/staff DEI training initiatives. Develop DEI curriculum and workshops for Watson students
  • Support strategic planning activities within the office and work with the director to evaluate and revise priorities
The approximate allocation of time is
  • 50% Programming and Student Engagement
  • 25% Travel
  • 15% Administration
  • 10% Training development

  • Bachelor's degree and three or more years of professional-related experience OR Master's degree and one or more years of professional-related experience
  • Strong skills in cultural humility, diversity, equity, and inclusion practices
  • Event planning and programming experience
  • Commitment to program innovation, assessment, and metrics-based management
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with both internal and external constituents through phone, email, and video conference platforms, and in-person
  • Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to work with individuals from different nationalities, cultures, and a wide range of experience and backgrounds
  • Proactive, detail-oriented, and excellent organizational/time management skills to manage multiple priorities
  • Demonstrated initiative and the ability to work both independently and within a team
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • Proficiency in analytical and computer skills (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Zoom, Canva, Google Workspace, and other common office software)
  • Ability to work evenings or weekends to support programming
  • Ability to travel nationally and internationally
  • Visa sponsorship is not available for this position

Additional Information:

Offers of employment may be contingent upon successful completion of a pre-employment background check and verification of degree(s) and credentials.

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Application Instructions:

All applicants must apply via Interview Exchange:

Deadline for Internal Applicants: November 8, 2022

Deadline for External Applicants: Open until filled

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

Persons interested in this position should apply online.

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  1. Resume,
  2. Cover letter, and
  3. Contact information for three professional references
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