Assistant Director for Program Management

Description  The Office of Multicultural Programs (OMP), in the College of Agriculture, at Purdue University is seeking a dynamic, self-starter interested in joining our organization as an Assistant Director. The Assistant Director will assist the Director of OMP and others in the development and execution of a comprehensive approach to diversity/inclusion - related programs and services designed to build a culturally intelligent and inclusive community within the college. Primary responsibilities will include:  Organizing existing programs and activities in accordance with the missions and goals of the College of Agriculture Developing new programs to support the strategic direction of the college' diversity, equity and inclusion goals Ensuring goals are met through appropriate assessment of program impact for administrators, faculty, staff and students  Ensuring that all programs deliver the desirable outcomes to our organization in order to achieve a more robust and integrated diversity approach that builds on prior diversity and inclusion models and operates in a strategic, evidence-based and data-driven manner where accountability is paramount Conceiving, organizing, promoting and implementing effective programmatic initiatives to broaden our efforts to include a narrative focused on achieving academic and institutional excellence that positions our faculty, staff and students to be more competitive in today's global marketplace Coordinating participation of faculty and professional staff in educational forums for professional development Collaborating with faculty and staff to infuse intercultural competencies into their coursework and programs Assisting with grant writing and generate appropriate reports (budgets, expenditures) for specific program areas Fostering a welcoming environment for all people in the College of Agriculture as well as meet the goals of the College by increasing diversity among faculty, staff, and graduate students Collaborating with the Agriculture Research and Graduate Education (ARGE) Office to provide assistance on program assessment, grant writing, support and retention programs, and data collection and analysis for URM graduate students Collaborating with the Center for Intercultural Learning, Mentoring, Assessment and Research (CILMAR) and the Center for Instructional Excellence (CIE) to provide College wide professional development and assessments for Faculty and Staff in the area of intercultural competence and learning Developing and tracking metrics to measure and assess the effectiveness of the college's diversity and inclusion programs Publishing papers in peer-reviewed journals and presenting papers/posters at academic conferences Assisting the Dean/Director with lectures, labs and technology for the Multicultural Understanding requirement for the College of Agriculture Serving on committees and special projects within the college and across the university campus with the possibility of serving in place of the Director as needed Supervising, evaluating and motivating clerical and student staff to ensure day-to-day operations run smoothly and efficiently Qualifications  Required:  Master's degree Three years of relevant experience in multicultural, diversity, inclusion, or similar program management or administrative experience in a higher education setting Experience working with student organizations focused on student-led approaches to cultural diversity, social action, or closely related topics in a collegiate setting Strong practical experience in project management gained through managing projects Proven record of creating and delivering innovative programming Advanced intercultural competency and comfort level interacting with diverse groups of individuals, both internal and external to the University Vast working knowledge of current and historical theories, practices, and trends related to diversity and inclusion in higher education Demonstrated ability to organize and manage multiple projects and priorities with a high degree of professionalism, attention to detail, and follow through as well as flexibility and collegiality Ability and desire to thrive while working independently and collaboratively Excellent communication, interpersonal, and strong organizational skills Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing with faculty, staff and graduate students from diverse backgrounds Skills in researching, writing, and competing for external grants/funding for the office  Valid US or Canadian driver's license 1801880
Salary Range: NA
Minimum Qualification
5 - 7 years

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