Director, Community Engagement and Corley Diversity and Inclusion Education

7 days left

Fairfax, VA
Commensurate with education and experience.
Mar 16, 2022
Oct 14, 2022
Full Time
Director, Community Engagement and Corley Diversity and Inclusion Education The George Mason University, Antonin Scalia Law School invites applications for the Director, Community Engagement and Corley Diversity and Inclusion Education position. 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 Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment. About the Position:This is a new student affairs position designed to support and promote law student engagement, an inclusive learning community, and diversity programming. This position will support students throughout law school - from orientation to graduation - and will work collaboratively to provide an engaged and inclusive community for students. Responsibilities include planning events and programming (orientation, health and wellness, pro bono and community service, diversity education); collaborating with faculty and senior administrators on diversity and inclusion matters; and serving as the primary point of contact for discussions related to civility, inclusion (both inside and outside the classroom), and community engagement.Key qualifications for this position include a demonstrated understanding of the importance of civility and inclusion in the legal profession; experience with educational programming and event/program management; and exceptional judgement and communication skills.Responsibilities:Planning and managing community events, including orientation and graduation; coordinating with University Life and the Student Bar Association to plan and cross-promote educational and community programming to increase law school participation;Coordinating student and alumni mentor programs to support student networking, education, and community building;Managing the law school's Pro Bono and Community Service initiatives, including partnering with the student Pro Bono Society to identify and promote pro bono and community service opportunities and coordinating recognition for students participating in the Pro Bono Pledge Program;Overseeing "InBalance," the law school's health and wellbeing initiative, including providing programming and resource information to support law student wellbeing and collaborating regularly with the Virginia Supreme Court Virginia Lawyer's Wellness Initiative, the Virginia Judges and Lawyers Assistance Program, University Life, and the University's Counseling and Psychological Services offices;Coordinating diversity and inclusion programming for the law school community, including the law school's Corley diversity and inclusion certificate program, and partnering with student affinity groups, the law faculty, the law school's Centers, and the existing university diversity, equity, and inclusion offices to promote orientation programs, dynamic and diverse speaker events, and civil debate and dialogue programs;Serving on the Dean's DEI Advisory Board;Collaborating with faculty and senior administrators on diversity and inclusion matters, developing short and long-term strategic plans in relation to the law school's community engagement and inclusion efforts and assess effectiveness of such plans;Serving as the primary point of contact (providing support, advice, and resource information) for students, faculty, and staff on matters related to community engagement and inclusion;Serving as the primary administrative point of contact for the Student Bar Association and other student organizations with a focus on assisting with community building and programming and assisting with leadership transitional issues to ensure continuity in operations; supervise the Student Bar Association Administrator; andMaintaining the diversity and inclusion resources available on the law school's website.Required Qualifications:JD, LLM, OR a graduate degree in an area related to student affairs/academic administration OR an equivalent combination of education and experience;Experience building and/or supporting initiatives that promote diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI);Excellent oral and written communication skills, organizational skills, and the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously;Demonstrated critical thinking skills, sound decision making, and objectivity; andAbility to work occasional evening and weekend hours.Preferred Qualifications:A minimum of two years relevant experience related to higher education or law school administration or other comparable and demonstrable work experience.

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.

"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 Mason's 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!George Mason University, Where Innovation is Tradition."

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