Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

01 Feb, 2023


Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

McDaniel College
Westminster, MD

About McDaniel College:
McDaniel College, recognized nationally among “Colleges that Change Lives” and U.S. News and World Report top-tier liberal arts colleges, is a four-year private college of the liberal arts and sciences offering more than 60 undergraduate programs of study, including dual and student-designed majors, plus 20 highly regarded graduate programs. At McDaniel College we value our employees by offering our full-time employees tuition remission, 403B retirement accounts, paid time off, medical insurance, flexible spending accounts, life insurance, and paid maternity and parental leave. For more information about the college’s benefits, please click here to review the 2023 benefits guidebook.

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Job Description:
Reporting to the Associate Provost for Equity and Belonging, the Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is responsible for providing visible leadership and direction for McDaniel College’s diverse student population through facilitation of programming and services that promote a supportive community. This is a 12-month, full-time position with a hiring salary range of $58K-$60K.

Basic Responsibilities

Provide leadership, support and effective educational training to student organizations, student organization leaders, and various constituency groups, which are based in a deep understanding of enabling an inclusive environment, power, privilege, intersectionality, and social justice.
Provide ongoing opportunities for students, student organizations, and members of the College community to participate in meaningful civil discourse about topics related to diversity and inclusion.
Offer guidance, coaching and support to help students acquire skills necessary to create an inclusive environment for all thrive within.
Collaborate with diverse student groups and groups of students on events and programming that facilitate identity development, mentorship, personal growth, understanding of social identities, and action towards social change.
Lead the development of Celebration Month steering committees and coordinate activities with student organizations that plan and execute these events. (Student organizations may include Black Student Union, Asian Community Coalition, Hispano-Latino Alliance, Allies, Jewish Student Union, Muslim Student Association, etc.).
Oversee the Edge Experience Program for first year students including identifying Edge students with the Admissions Office, communicating with students about the program, helping recruit students, and managing all aspects of the program.
Recruit, hire and train the Edge Experience Mentors who serve in this role for the entire academic year.
Facilitate the monthly Edge Experience program sessions that provide new students with ongoing social support, introduce them to valuable campus resources, and provide additional information that is time specific, i.e. how to prepare for spring class registration and the housing lottery, what to do about poor mid-term grades, campus and summer employment tips, etc.
Ensure that all bias incidents involving students are documented and reported to the appropriate authorities, if necessary.
Establish protocols for communicating with students involved in a bias incident including victims, witnesses, and the accused.
Plan, implement, and promote social justice and diversity related programming throughout the year in collaboration with other campus-wide programmers.
Facilitate restorative justice circles, including planning, preparation, and leading discussions among participants.
Build relationships with community members from diverse backgrounds and cultures to understand their needs and concerns.
Identify and develop partnerships with community-based organizations, service providers, and other stakeholders to support student initiatives and programs.
Create a vibrant semester by semester programming schedule that contributes to the larger campus community through collaborative efforts with campus departments and organizations.
Participate in departmental and campus wide committees.
Monitor budget contracts related to student programming.
Prepare reports and data metrics as needed.
Collaborate with others to develop and implement a yearly strategic plan based on College and divisional goals.
Participate in committees, workshops and conferences in the local and regional area.
Communicate effectively with multiple constituency groups (faculty, staff, external agencies, alumni and family members of students).
Actively participate in student recruitment and retention efforts.
Perform other duties as assigned.


Master’s degree in related field such as higher education, social justice, education, public health, or social sciences.
Three or more years of related experience.
A deep understanding, awareness and sensitivity to the experiences of individuals who have been historically marginalized.
Ability to facilitate effective and sensitive conversations among various constituent groups.
Ability to develop and implement training and education for student body.
Must be able to anticipate and plan for cyclical activities.
Discretion and reliability in sensitive and confidential matters.
Outstanding interpersonal skills including oral, written and presentation skills.
Working Conditions

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is routinely working in a normal office environment with minimal exposure to adverse conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually minimal.

Physical Abilities

The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job:

Sitting for long periods of time.
Some bending and stooping when working with files.
Limited lifting involved but not more than 10 pounds at a time.
Finger dexterity for typing and use of other office equipment.

Additional Information:
McDaniel College is committed to building a diverse workforce that reflects the student body. McDaniel College, in compliance with federal and state laws and regulations, does not discriminate in the recruitment, admission, and employment of students, faculty, and staff in the operation of any of its educational programs and activities. McDaniel College will not tolerate any discrimination or harassment on basis of any protected status including protective hairstyle, race, religion, color, ancestry or national origin, disability, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, pregnancy, military status, genetic information, marital status, veteran’s status, or any other actual or perceived legally protected characteristics. For more information on the College’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, please visit

Application Instructions:
Completed applications must include the following: cover letter addressing position qualifications and related experience; resume, names and contact Information of three professional references, and completed job application. Review of applications begins immediately. The position will remain open until filled.

Job posted: 2023-02-01