The Associate Director of Student Diversity & Inclusion Initiatives will assist in fostering the empowerment of Questrom School of Business undergraduate students to become skillful problem-solvers and experienced decision-makers, well positioned to emerge as business leaders of tomorrow. This position will report to the Director of Student Diversity & Inclusion Initiatives and will primarily support the undergraduate student population with a focus on select student cohorts.
This position will work with Questrom and Boston University's faculty, administration, and external stakeholders to help meet the needs and ensure success of Questrom students. Furthermore the Associate Director position will oversee and manage all areas of technology, systems, mass communications and reporting functions associated with the undergraduate identity based and inclusion programming.
The Associate Director will serve as Program Manager for the Questrom Ascend Fellowship, a program open to African-American/Black, Hispanic, Latino, Native American, Pacific Islander, and first-generation college students at Questrom. Admitting up to 25 first-year undergrads each year, the program helps develop innovative and ethical leaders who understand the impact of business on society and strive to create value for the world. This individual will continue to grow, develop, manage, assess and support Questrom Ascend initiatives. In addition to advising Ascend students, the Associate Director will be required to develop and manage programming including, but not limited to: Ascend Week, Mentor training, Alumni engagement, signature programming experiences, and the end of year events for all Ascend stakeholders including students, parents, alumni and corporate partners.
The Associate Director will also oversee undergraduate programming initiatives and reporting directed towards retention, college engagement, and student success.
The Questrom School of Business believes that the cultural and social diversity of our faculty, staff, and students is vitally important to the distinction and excellence of our research and academic programs. To that, we are especially eager to have join our ranks a colleague who supports our institutional commitment to ensuring BU is inclusive, equitable, diverse, and a place where all constituents can thrive. The Questrom School of Business seeks to continue diversifying our faculty, student and staff ranks, recognizing that diversity of experience and thought deepens the intellectual endeavor.
3-5 years of related job experience in advising, supporting undergraduate programs, admissions and/or recruiting
Bachelor's Degree required, Master's Degree preferred in Higher Education or Counseling
Documented Project Management skills
Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills
Commitment to outstanding concern and service to customers (students, faculty and staff)
Knowledge of identity-conscious practices and demonstrated initiative for diversity and inclusion related programs and services
Able to work independently and take initiative in directing own work, as well as working efficiently and effectively with others
Demonstrated excellence at planning and organizing own work and records, as well as, coordinating with related parties and seeking task through to a timely and successful conclusion
Ability to handle exceptions to processes and work assignments with professionalism, efficiency and effectiveness
Ability to work some evening and weekend hours
Must include a cover letter in order to be considered.
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.
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