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Assistant Director of the Center for Student Diversity

Job Search Status:  Currently Accepting Resumes


General Job Description

The Assistant Director of the Center for Student Diversity at Mount St. Mary's University is a crucial resource for the development of students of color and other underrepresented populations on campus. The Assistant Director shares the responsibilities for the daily operation of the Center for Student Diversity while providing leadership, mentorship, advisement, and programming for students.  This individual provides support and guidance to ensure academic and social success while promoting cultural pluralism and dialogue on matters of intercultural development for the entire campus community.  The Assistant Director works to support the initiatives created by the Director of Center for Student Diversity and the diversity goals created by University leadership.

Primary Job Responsibilities

  1. Create diversity programming that builds students’ awareness and enhance their cultural competence.

  2. Establish programs and services to promote the success of students of color, gender and sexual minorities, women, first generation, and other underrepresented populations on campus.

  3. Advise the PEACE Leaders, the Center’s diversity peer educator program.

  • Develop curriculum for the program; incorporate historical insight and theoretical insight on the development of racial, spiritual, sexual, and social identity.

  • Provide guidance to leaders on creating innovative and engaging cultural programs

  • Train leaders on facilitation, event programming, and marketing

  • Create learning objectives, measurable learning outcomes, and produce evaluations to measure said outcomes.

  • Collaborate with other campus entities to strengthen PEACE’s role and presence on campus.

  • Assist with the professional development of student leaders by staying abreast to contemporary matters that impact the lives of marginalized people, i.e. attending conferences, current research findings, reading contemporary articles, and participating in diverse experiences on- and off-campus.

  • Create academic and social requirements for leaders. Firmly adhering to the GPA protocol and student code of conduct.

  1. Serve as a supplement advisor for the Center’s 6 cultural affinity groups/student organizations. Work with their primary faculty advisor to ensure protocol is being followed. Black Student Union

  •  Black Student Union

  • Asian Culture Club

  • Student Organization of Latinos

  • Allies (LGBTQ+)

  • Pan Africa

  • Caribbean Culture Club

  1. Facilitate student leadership development.

  • Includes selecting training (retreat/roundtables etc.),

  • Collaboration with other campus offices including, but not limited to Residence Life, Athletics, Campus Activities, Orientation, and Campus Ministry for facilitation.

  1. Assume responsibility for other special projects as assigned by the Director

Minimum Job Qualifications

The appointed individual will:

  • Possess a Master’s degree in student development or a related field and a proven record of success in higher education diversity leadership and administration.

  • Be able to work with a large constituency of students, staff, faculty, parents, and friends of the University.

  • Be able to embrace in a positive, diplomatic manner complex and stressful issues.

  • Possess excellent communication skills, written and vebral. Be able to work independently as well as within a team environment. 

  • Be able to work independently as well as within a team environment. 

Job Application

  1. Apply Online - submit an application form or print and mail the MSMU Employment Application (.pdf)

  2. Submit a résumé and a cover letter to or mail to:

Mount St. Mary’s University
Department of Human Resources
Assistant Director of the Center for Student Diversity Search
16300 Old Emmitsburg Road
Emmitsburg, MD 21727

This position is open until filled.


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Mount St. Mary's University is a dynamic, catholic, Liberal Arts University with over 2,000 undergraduate and graduate students.  As a Catholic university, Mount St. Mary’s graduates ethical leaders who are inspired by a passion for learning and lead lives of significance in service to God and others. The University has a strong institutional commitment to excellence through diversity in its educational programs and employment practices; we actively seek and welcome applications from candidates with exceptional qualifications, particularly those with demonstrable commitments to a more inclusive society and world.


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