Assistant Director of Student Activities for Diversity Initiatives

Posted in on 04/17/2013

Christopher Newport University

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Newport News, VA


Newport News, VA

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Christopher Newport University invites applications for the position of Assistant Director of Student Activities (ADSA) for Diversity Initiatives. Reporting to the Director of Student Activities, the successful candidate will be responsible for assisting with campus-wide programming focused on diversity awareness and education and will assume the development of a comprehensive vision for development of cultural student organizations designed to foster growth in key diversity
areas. This position will serve as a resource, advisor, and support to current cultural and minority student organizations such as the Multicultural Student Association (MSA) and the Gay Straight Student Union (GSSU). In addition, the ADSA for Diversity Initiatives will support the academic mission of the University through collaboration with faculty and other academic departments and work with student organizations and other campus offices on campus-wide diversity programming initiatives, such as Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Hispanic Heritage Month, Women’s History Month, etc.

A Master’s degree in Higher Education, Student Personnel Administration or a related field; or a Bachelor’s degree and significant campus or community programming experience that equates to an advanced degree is required. The successful candidate must have significant campus involvement and programming experience; demonstrated experience in developing and implementing educational initiatives; knowledge of student development theories; strong organizational
and administrative skills; strong interpersonal communication skills; excellent written and verbal communication skills; computer proficiency in Microsoft Applications and e-mail applications; ability to work independently with minimal supervision; and ability to work nights, weekends, holidays, and flexible work hours. Preference will be given to candidates with direct experience working with underrepresented and underserved student populations; direct experience
creating and implementing cultural and diversity programming aspects; direct experience working with clubs and organizations on a college/university campus; experience providing leadership development programs; demonstrated experience in advising students; previous experience negotiating contracts, managing budgets, and collaborating with various constituents; and direct experience developing, implementing, and evaluating assessment measures.

Selected by The Princeton Review to be included in The 376 Best Colleges: 2012 Edition, Christopher Newport University is a public school offering a private school experience — great teaching, small classes, and a safe, vibrant campus. A “student-first, teaching-first” community, CNU is dedicated to the ideals of scholarship, leadership and service. The University is located in Newport News, Virginia and enrolls 5,000 students. Academic programs at CNU encompass more than 80 areas of study, from biology to business administration and political science to the performing arts. The University has recently completed nearly $1 billion in capital construction on its 260-acre campus, generated
nearly 9,000 applications for a freshmen class of 1,200 and has been named one of the top 10 “up and coming” liberal arts schools in U.S. News & World Report’s America’s Best Colleges guide. For further details and information about Christopher Newport University, visit the University’s web site at

To apply, send a cover letter, current resume, and the names, addresses and telephone numbers of three professional
references to:
Director of Equal Opportunity and Faculty Recruitment
ADSA for Diversity Initiatives Search
Search #7313
Christopher Newport University
1 Avenue of the Arts
Newport News, VA 23606-3072

Review of applications will begin on April 16, 2013.

Applications received after April 16, 2013, will be accepted but considered only if needed.
Search finalists are required to complete a CNU sponsored background check.
Christopher Newport University, an EO Employer, is fully committed to Access and Opportunity.

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