St Edwards University
  • LIFE - Student Life Office
  • Austin, TX, USA
  • Full Time

Assistant Director of Diversity and Inclusion

Office of Diversity and Inclusion



The Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI) is one of seven departments within the Division of Student Affairs. The Office of Diversity and Inclusion inspires values that recognize, first and foremost, the inherent dignity of every person. We cultivate an inclusive environment where differences are recognized and respected by serving as a catalyst, providing support, and ensuring collaboration and accountability. Our purpose is fulfilled when our campus influences the global community through critical dialogue and action, challenging societal injustices to create positive social change. Reporting to the Director of Diversity and Inclusion, the Assistant Director of Diversity and Inclusion will provide direct student mentoring and oversight for student-led programming.


  • Maintain oversight of social justice-oriented student programming through supervision of Equity and Justice Council
  • Provide advising, developmental experiences, and leadership opportunities for multiple identity-based student organizations including the Latino Student Leaders
  • Organization, Black Student Alliance, PRIDE, Asian Student Association, and Hilltop Student Veterans Association
  • Assist key student organizations (e.g. Monarchs on the Hilltop, League of United Latin American Citizens, African Students Organization) with supplemental advising and
  • leadership training
  • Actively participate on university and divisional work teams including Common Theme Committee, International Entry Committee, and Title IX Advocate Program
  • Plan and execute signature welcome and graduation events targeting identity-based populations including Black Student Welcome, Queer Camp, Latinx Graduation, Lavender Graduation, and Black Student Graduation
  • Assist in planning and leading Social Justice Journey, an alternative break-style experience focused around a social justice theme.
  • Advance campus engagement around equity issues, international vibrancy, and inclusion efforts for underrepresented populations
  • Supervise multiple student staff members and occasionally supervise graduate student interns and practicum students
  • Support community programs and processes that increase anti-bias awareness, equity and inclusion strategies, and diversity in general through collaboration with campus community stakeholders
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications

  • Master's degree in college student personnel, education, or related field
  • One to two years of experience in diversity affairs, student activities, or related functional areas
  • Evidence of significant supervisory or advisory experience of student leaders
  • Engaged in practice informed by a consideration to social justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion
  • Knowledge and understanding of student development and leadership theory
  • Strong communication skills, including interpersonal, written and oral
  • Ability to collaborate with diverse faculty, staff and students
  • Must be able to work evenings and weekends as appropriate
  • Successful candidate must complete an employment and/or criminal background check

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experienced trainer and facilitator for diverse populations around issues of diversity, inclusion, and social justice
  • Practiced in programming for and advising identity-based student groups
  • Strong skills in advising, programming, assisting in student development, and communication
  • Demonstrated commitment to the concepts explicit in the university mission of community, collaboration, holistic education, and service within the context of a value-based, progressive Catholic university.
  • Ability to manage multiple budgets associated with student programs and activities

About St. Edward's University
Founded in 1885 by the Congregation of Holy Cross, St. Edward's University is a private, Catholic liberal arts institution of more than 4,600 diverse students located in Austin, Texas. St. Edward's emphasizes critical thinking and ethical practices, as well as small classes, personalized learning and exciting internship opportunities. The community atmosphere extends to the approximately 800 faculty and staff who work together to make the university a welcoming yet challenging environment for students. An overview of St. Edward's University employee benefits is available at

About Austin, Texas
Consistently ranked as one of the "top metropolitan areas to live in," by numerous independent media outlets, Austin attracts approximately 50 new residents a day and has been one of the nation's fasting growing cities. St. Edward's is in the heart of this thriving, entrepreneurial and cosmopolitan city, providing students, faculty and staff with opportunities to live, learn and grow in an environment that offers a wealth of resources and opportunities. In fact, Austin is home to 17 companies on the Inc. 5000 list and boasts 1.7 times the national average of startups. Additionally, as one of the world's great technology centers, Austin, sometimes referred to as "Silicon Hills," is home to technology heavyweights like Dell, National Instruments and Silicon Labs.
For more on the City of Austin's offerings, visit The Austin Convention & Visitors Bureau webpage.

How to Apply
Interested applicants should submit an online application at
Please include resume, cover letter, and three employment references. No Calls Please.

St. Edward's University is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage women and minorities to apply to our vacancies and hire only U.S. Citizens and documented workers. We do not offer sponsorship at this time.


Reference #: J18067

Posted: 6/26/2018

Available: Immediately



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