Assistant Dean and Director, Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Multicultural Education

Fairfax, VA, VA
Mar 19, 2018
Jul 11, 2018
Full Time

Job Category : Admin or Professional Faculty

Working hours :

Salary : $75,000 to $80,000 Commensurate with education and experience.

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Assistant Dean and Director, Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Multicultural Education (ODIME)

The successful candidate for this position will serve as the Chief Student Diversity Officer for the Division of University Life. He/she will oversee diversity programming and education, advocacy, and the support of historically marginalized student populations at George Mason University - An institution with a national reputation for enrolling/graduating a diversity student body. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Masons academic and culturally inclusive environment.

ODIME engages the various Mason constituents in the awareness and exploration of the diversity of our campus community, identity development, and global and cultural competencies. With student support and advocacy as a primary focal area for our work, we offer services, resources, and experiences that assist students in recognizing, cultivating, and actualizing their potential to thrive and succeed at a Mason and beyond. We serve as a resource to members of the Mason community who seek to strengthen their capacities to meaningfully engage and interact with people with different identities than their own and co-create an inclusive and welcoming campus environment.

Specifically, this position will:

  • Serve as a member of the dean on call rotation schedule, assisting with crisis management and emergency parental notifications as needed;
  • Serve as an appellate judicial officer, responding to student disciplinary appeals as assigned;
  • Supervise eleven professional staff who supervise the following Associate or Assistant Director functions:
  • First generation student support and programming
  • LGBTQ Resource Center
  • Education and outreach
  • Student Advocacy and Support
  • Outreach and marketing
  • Signature programs;
  • Supervise the department Budget Director/Office Manager in the administration of Commonwealth and auxiliary funds;
  • Evaluate and enhance office functions utilizing CAS standards/bench marking as a best practice;
  • Assist with the academic monitoring of underrepresented students, and intervene with students who are experiencing academic and personal challenges that could negatively impact persistence;
  • Counsel, advise, and provide leadership to students, faculty, staff and alumni on how best to embrace an inclusive and welcoming campus environment;
  • Direct diversity-related workshops and programs, collaborating to promote a climate of understanding for equity, diversity and inclusion;
  • Partner with Admissions, Financial Aid, Student Involvement, University Counseling, Career Services, and other departments that aid in the recruitment, retention, and success of students;
  • Chair or serve on appropriate University and divisional committees as directed; and
  • Other duties as assigned.

    Required Qualifications:
  • Masters degree in Higher Education, Education, Counseling, or related field (Doctoral degree preferred).
  • A minimum of five years experience in collegiate diversity/multicultural affairs work at the assistant, associate, or director level.
  • Team orientation and inclusive philosophy.
  • Expertise in working with issues faced by historically marginalized students and other diverse populations.
  • Knowledge of student development theory and strong cultural competencies regarding marginalized populations.
  • Experience advising and working with student groups.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Special Instructions : For full consideration, applicants must apply at; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information.

MasonAd : Great Careers Begin at Mason!

George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason holds a top U.S. News and World Report Up and Coming spot for national universities and is recognized for its global appeal and excellence in higher education.

Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Masons diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.

If you are interested in joining the Mason family take a look at our current opportunities and catch some Mason spirit at!

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Equity Statement : George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

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