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Director, Multi-Ethnic Engineers Program

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Work Type: Staff Full Time (1500 hours or greater)
Location: Dayton, OH
Category: University Staff
Department: Minority Engineering Prog - 220032
Pay Grade: B - Exempt
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Position Summary:

Are you interested in a career opportunity that offers a great benefits package, supports personal and professional growth through wellness programs and life-long learning with tuition assistance, and advances the growth of engineering for the common good? Would you like to be part of a highly collaborative team focused on increasing diverse representation among engineering students and enhancing the culture and climate for students in the School of Engineering? At the University of Dayton, we value inclusive excellence because we recognize that diversity, equity and inclusion are fundamental to academic and institutional excellence and seek a community with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, so we encourage all interested candidates to apply.

The Director of the Multi-Ethnic Engineers Program is a key team member of the Diversity in Engineering Center. The position involves leading the Multi-Ethnic Engineers Program and directing other initiatives relative to the recruitment, retention, matriculation and graduation of underrepresented minority engineering students. Primary responsibilities include managing recruiting and outreach initiatives including summer camps managing the Multi-Ethnic Engineers Program, advising student organizations, being active in related national organizations and coordinating with industrial partners. The Director will assess initiatives and benchmark current best practices. The Director will work closely with School of Engineering faculty, staff and students as well as collaborate with other key campus partners and industry partners. This position is key in moving forward diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives in the Diversity in Engineering Center and the School of Engineering.

Minimum Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s degree in a STEM field OR Bachelor's degree with experience working with, guiding, supporting, or mentoring engineering undergrad students
• At least one year of experience working with historically underrepresented domestic students
• At least one year of professional experience
• General knowledge about various engineering fields alongside career and graduate school pathways
• Effective written and verbal communication skills
• Ability and willingness to work some evenings and weekends and travel occasionally
• Knowledge and familiarity with Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint and Word
• Openness to enhancing the Catholic and Marianist culture of the School of Engineering and university including promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion

Preferred Qualifications:

While not everyone may possess all of the preferred qualifications, the ideal candidate will bring many of the following:

• Bachelor's degree in an engineering or related field, or in a discipline advancing knowledge of diversity, equity and inclusion
• Master’s degree in an engineering or related field, or in a discipline advancing knowledge of diversity, equity and inclusion
• Demonstrated experience designing and implementing strategies to support the recruitment, retention and academic success of historically underrepresented domestic students
• Three years of post-graduate professional experience
• Two years of experience working with historically underrepresented domestic students
• Ability to manage multiple projects and prioritize to establish goals and follow through on their implementation, working in an independent manner
• Demonstrated and successful experience in engaging individuals from diverse backgrounds and supporting the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion
• Effective interpersonal and collaboration skills
• Demonstrated successful experience motivating or collaborating with internal and external constituencies
• Demonstrated successful experience working with faculty

Special Instructions to Applicants:

To apply please submit a cover letter addressing each minimum qualification and applicable preferred qualifications that you meet.

A federal court on December 7, 2021, issued a ruling that suspends the COVID-19 vaccine requirement that applies to federal contractors nationwide. With this development, the University will pause any enforcement action against employees who have not complied with the requirement to be fully vaccinated by Dec. 8, 2021 or to have requested an exemption to maintain their employment status.

The University will continue to monitor the state of the pandemic on campus and in the community as well as developments in federal and state requirements, and also will continue to regularly consult with public health officials and our medical panel. As has been the case throughout the pandemic, our protocols and requirements are subject to change depending on conditions on campus or in our community, and government requirements.

Closing Statement:

Informed by its Catholic and Marianist mission, the University is committed to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Informed by this commitment, we seek to increase diversity, achieve equitable outcomes, and model inclusion across our campus community. As an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, we will not discriminate against minorities, women, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, or on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity.

 

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