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Assistant Director of Student Diversity

General Position Description

The Assistant Director of the Center for Student Diversity at Mount St. Mary's University is a crucial resource for the development of students of color and other underrepresented populations on campus. The Assistant Director shares the responsibilities for the daily operation of the Center for Student Diversity while providing leadership, mentorship, advisement, and programming for students. This individual provides support and guidance to ensure academic and social success while promoting cultural pluralism and dialogue on matters of intercultural development for the entire campus community. The Assistant Director works to support the initiatives created by the Director of the Center for Student Diversity and the diversity goals created by university leadership.


Some of the major responsibilities include

  1. Create diversity programming that builds students’ awareness and enhances their cultural competence.
  2. Establish programs and services to promote the success of students of color, gender and sexual minorities, women, first generation, and other underrepresented populations on campus.
  3. Advise the P.E.A.C.E. Leaders, the Center’s diversity peer educator program.
    • Develop curriculum for the program; incorporate historical insight and theoretical insight on the development of racial, spiritual, sexual, and social identity.
    • Provide guidance to leaders on creating innovative and engaging cultural programs.
    • Train leaders on facilitation, event programming, and marketing.
    • Create learning objectives, measurable learning outcomes, and produce evaluations to measure said outcomes.
    • Collaborate with other campus entities to strengthen P.E.A.C.E.’s role and presence on campus.
    • Assist with the professional development of student leaders by staying abreast of contemporary matters that impact the lives of marginalized people, i.e. attending conferences, current research findings, reading contemporary articles, and participating in diverse experiences on- and off-campus.
    • Create academic and social requirements for leaders. Firmly adhering to the GPA protocol and student code of conduct.
  4. Serve as a supplement advisor for the Center’s seven cultural affinity groups/student organizations. Work with their primary faculty advisor to ensure protocol is being followed.
    • Black Student Union
    • Asian Culture Club
    • Student Organization of Latinos
    • Allies (LGBTQ+)
    • ASA (African Students Association)
    • Caribbean Culture Club
    • VOICE (Visionaries Of Inclusive Cultural Experiences)
  5. Facilitate student leadership development.
    • Includes selecting training (retreat/roundtables etc.),
    • Collaboration with other campus offices including, but not limited to Residence Life, Athletics, Campus Activities, Orientation, and Campus Ministry for facilitation.
  6. Assume responsibility for other special projects as assigned by the Director.

Minimum Qualifications

The appointed individual will:

  • Possess a master’s degree in student development or a related field and/or a proven record of success in higher education diversity leadership and administration.
  • Be able to work with a large constituency of students, staff, faculty, parents, and friends of the university.
  • Be able to embrace in a positive, diplomatic manner complex and stressful issues.
  • Possess excellent communication skills, written and verbal.
  • Be able to work independently as well as within a team environment.
  • This role requires work outside of core business hours to ensure adequate coverage for night and weekend student events.

Salary and Benefits

This is a full-time position with full benefits and annual, holiday and sick leave. The university offers a generous benefits package, including tuition remission for graduate and undergraduate classes at Mount St. Mary’s University, retirement program with a match as well as a generous paid time off schedule. Competitive salary commensurate to experience.

Ways to Apply

Applicants are requested to submit a resume and cover letter with three letters of recommendations along with salary requirements to:

Mount St. Mary’s University
Department of Human Resources
Assistant Director of Student Diversity search
16300 Old Emmitsburg Rd.
Emmitsburg, MD 21727

Or email resume materials to:

Mount St. Mary's University is a dynamic, Catholic, liberal arts university with over 2,000 undergraduate and graduate students. As a Catholic university, Mount St. Mary’s graduates ethical leaders who are inspired by a passion for learning and lead lives of significance in service to God and others. The university has a strong institutional commitment to excellence through diversity in its educational programs and employment practices. We actively seek and welcome applications from candidates with exceptional qualifications, particularly those with demonstrable commitments to a more inclusive society and world. EOE.

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