Human Resources

Director of Diversity and Inclusion

Alma College is looking to hire a Director of Diversity and Inclusion.

Position Summary – This is a full-time 12-month administrative position. The Director will provide leadership to the college in fostering a campus climate that is inclusive and diverse. The Director of Diversity and Inclusion reports to the Vice President for Student Affairs and supervises the Coordinator of Financial Counseling, an administrative assistant, a Graduate Assistant, and assigned undergraduate student assistants.

Essential Functions:
• Advocate for underrepresented students’ needs and interests
• Promote systems of accountability for issues of diversity, inclusion, and equity throughout the college
• Develop and coordinate the implementation of diversity education for students, staff, and faculty
• Serve on Retention Committee to offer support and guidance as to be inclusive of all students
• Develop and collaborate with student leadership to provide training opportunities, including LGBTQ, multicultural, and interfaith groups
• Collaborate with student organizations, other Student Affairs departments, and faculty on providing programs to promote awareness and education of various cultural groups
• Supervise the King-Chavez-Parks (KCP) Initiative at Alma College, which provides support services for students who are economically disadvantaged
• Maintain up-to-date current research and best practices in the areas of diversity and inclusion
• Assure accurate and timely completion of required reports and documentation necessary to support the programs and adhere to college policies
• Oversee the Campbell Scholars program, which provides academic, social, and leadership support for Alma College students, who are alum of the four MFS high school partners in Detroit
• Lead, mentor, and encourage assigned staff in a teamwork environment to support the mission and values of the college and provide exceptional service to students, faculty, and staff

Required Qualifications:
• Master’s Degree in Student Affairs, Counseling, or related fields
• Three years of professional experience in Student Affairs, including at least one year in the development and implementation of programs specific to underrepresented groups
• Evidence of understanding small liberal arts college settings
• Experience with community outreach
• Demonstrated leadership skills
• Experience evaluating learning outcomes and designing assessment models
• Demonstrated ability to build and maintain professional relationships
• Experience building effective, sustainable programs
• Ability to analyze data and clearly communicate findings to internal and external audiences
• Experience using technology to track work and communicate with internal and external audiences
• Demonstrated organizational and analytical skills
• Demonstrated experience in supervising professional and student staff
• Proficient in the use of Microsoft applications (i.e. Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint)
• Experience with various social media platforms

Preferred Qualifications:
• Ph.D. in Student Affairs, Counselor Education, or related fields
• Experience in a higher education setting working with college students
• Experience in administering grant-funded programs
• Demonstrated experience managing webpage

Supervision Received/ Supervision Exercised:
• Position reports to the Vice President for Student Affairs
• Supervises selective Student Affairs/CSO Staff members
• Supervises graduate assistants and student assistants

Key partnerships:
• Academic community and faculty
• Office and Information Technology staff
• Assessment Committee
• Retention Committee

Physical Requirements:
• Must be able to work at a computer for extended periods of time
• Must be able to make presentations and engage in some travel
• Must be able to participate actively in collaborative meetings in various locations across campus

Application Process:

Interested candidates should submit an Alma College application, a cover letter, a current résumé, and the name, address, e-mail, and phone number of three references electronically to Roxann Harrington @

For an Alma College employment application go to:

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Alma College is a selective, baccalaureate liberal arts college committed to academic excellence and development of responsible leaders. Alma’s undergraduates thrive on challenging academic programs in a supportive, small-college environment emphasizing active, collaborative learning and close student-faculty interaction. Alma is a private Phi Beta Kappa institution located in the center of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula.

Alma College is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty, staff and student body.

Story published on July 30, 2018