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Director, Myatt Center for Diversity & Inclusion

University of New Haven   West Haven, CT   Full-time     Education
Posted on July 28, 2022
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Director, Myatt Center for Diversity & Inclusion

Myatt Center for Diversity & Inclusion

Search #22-50A

 

The University of New Haven, founded on the Yale campus in 1920, is a private, coeducational university that has been recognized by The Princeton Review and U.S. News & World Report for academic excellence. Located between New York City and Boston in the shoreline city of West Haven, the University is a diverse and vibrant community of nearly 7,000 students from across the globe.

 

Within the University of New Haven’s colleges and schools, students immerse themselves in a transformative, career-focused education across engineering, health sciences and healthcare, business, law enforcement and public service, the liberal arts and sciences, and the fine arts.

 

More than 100 academic programs are offered, all grounded in a longstanding commitment to collaborative, interdisciplinary, project-based learning. The University of New Haven ranks among the top universities in the Northeast and boasts nationally ranked programs in a number of majors across business, criminal justice, health sciences, engineering, cybersecurity, forensic science, and the liberal arts and sciences.

 

Here, the experience of learning is both personal and pragmatic, guided by a distinguished faculty who care deeply about individual student success. As leaders in their fields, faculty members provide the inspiration and recognition needed for students to fulfill their potential and succeed at whatever they choose to do.

 

Under the leadership of President Steven H. Kaplan, who was named the sixth president in 2004, the University has experienced significant growth — both in enrollment and in the expansion of the University’s West Haven campus. Full-time undergraduate enrollment has more than doubled, and first-year applications have nearly quadrupled.

 

Over the last decade, the University has completed more than $300 million in major capital projects while launching 26 new academic programs. The University has also added campuses in Tuscany, Italy, and Orange, Conn.

 

For more background on the University of New Haven please visit: www.newhaven.edu

 

The University of New Haven: Campus tour given by students and an overview message from President Steve Kaplan.

 

SEARCH DESCRIPTION:

The University of New Haven, located in West Haven, CT, seeks a Director of the Myatt Center for Diversity, Inclusion and Multicultural Education. The successful candidate for this position will provide visionary leadership for an office whose mission is to advocate for underrepresented students, educate the campus community on issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion, and facilitate interaction between diverse groups of students within an environment that respects and celebrates the uniqueness of all community members. The Director will partner with the Dean of Students’ office to optimize student learning through high quality, effective programs that develop resilient student leaders by teaching effective teamwork in a diverse community, increase student civic engagement, and support global and cultural awareness.

 

CORE DUTIES:

  • Proactively identify, strategic plan, and implement initiatives and report progress toward meeting diversity goals of the University.
  • Supervise and develop the Assistant Directors along with the Program Coordinator of the Myatt Center.
  • Partner with the School of Business to mentor and support accounting scholarship recipients.
  • Partner with stakeholders across the University to implement programs, opportunities, workshops, and events that increase a culture of inclusion and belonging.
  • Develop and implement policies, programs, and educational opportunities which actively foster and maintain an equitable learning, research, and work environment for faculty, staff, and students.
  • Collaborate with Human Resources, the Dean of Students, Admissions and the Assistant Provost for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion to develop strategies to recruit and retain a diversity community faculty, staff, and students, and to promote a cultural of institutional commitment to inclusivity.
  • Utilize assessment data to inform practice, assess effectiveness of efforts, and increase shared accountability.
  • Provide division level Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging training and development by serving as the Co-Chair of the Student Affairs Inclusion Committee.
  • Collaborate with key stakeholders in order to ensure that policies are inclusive of all members of the community.
  • Maintain a balanced budget.
  • Collaborate with advancement to enhance funding efforts in order to support underrepresented students in various capacities for greater retention.
  • In collaboration with the Dean of Students office, develop and execute effective intergroup dialogue practices which includes a Courageous Conversation semester series for faculty and staff on topics that foster an inclusive and respectful campus climate.
  • Collaborates with University Student Government Association on key initiatives and programs to foster an inclusive campus climate.
  • Collaborate with various campus partners in order to implement the University strategic plan and in particular those that pertain to student diversity, inclusion, and belonging efforts.
  • Works closely with and is available to students, faculty, and staff on an individual or group basis for issues related to social and academic adjustment, multiculturalism, inclusion, diversity, and campus climate related to student concerns.
  • Serves on the CARE team to intervene with student crisis and/or academic concerns in order to enhance retention efforts.
  • Consults with other campus departments to ensure that policies, programs, and services are attentive to and supportive of the needs of students, faculty, and staff from historically underrepresented populations.
  • Assist in the implementation of University-sponsored programs that celebrate diversity and inclusion
  • Collect data to help identify and develop diversity training as needed, and work with the faculty or administrators who oversee the identified area to propose
  • Support the bias incident response system which includes reporting, responses and restorative measures for student-related issues. Work collaboratively with the Dean of Students Office on serious incidents requiring disciplinary
  • Advise and advocate for underrepresented students and/or students, who are marginalized due to sex, race, ethnicity, national origin, language, religion, age, gender identity and expression, ability, sexual orientation, marital status and/or social
  • Other duties as assigned

 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Master’s degree in student personnel, higher education or other related fields required.
  • 3-6 years working with diverse populations, preferably in a college or university setting; or an equivalent combination of relevant education and experience.

 

QUALIFICATIONS, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS ABILIITES

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Establish and maintain collaborative working relationships with faculty, staff, students, and student organizations.
  • A minimum of one year of supervisory experience.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of principles, practices, and theories of student learning and development.
  • Understanding of the cultural, social, and educational needs of the college community.
  • Understanding of the unique needs of underrepresented individuals.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license
  • Must be COVID vaccinated

 

University of New Haven Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging Vision

The University of New Haven is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a diverse institution which celebrates, respects, and values individuals of all social identities. We believe that as members of the university community, our socio‐cultural differences ignite intellectual growth and foster a culture of understanding that embraces our ever‐changing society.  

 

HOW TO APPLY:

If you have the qualifications we are looking for and are interested in working for an institution where the experience of learning is both personal and pragmatic and one that is guided by a distinguished faculty who care deeply about individual student success, we want to hear from you!  Please submit a cover letter, resume, and three references, all of which will remain confidential, through this link: http://apply.interfolio.com/109254

 

If you have any issues with this submittal, please contact us at HRDept@newhaven.edu.

It is mandatory that UNH employees abide by all pre-determined Covid related policies and procedures.