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Assistant Director/Coordinator for Diversity, Retention, and Student Services

Categories: Northeast Region 1



Student Services, College of Education and Social Services


University of Vermont

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Position Description
The College of Education and Social Services (CESS) at the University of Vermont (UVM) is seeking applications for a full-time Assistant Director/Coordinator for Diversity, Retention and Student Services. This position will help direct and coordinate expansion for CESS student diversity recruitment and retention, social justice engagement, student mentoring, and inclusive excellence initiatives and programs.

The position will create, promote, and present learning enhancement services and programming dedicated to the enrichment of and outreach to CESS undergraduates, graduate-level, and student organization membership; providing focused attention to the needs and goals of students of color, low income, first generation, and in general, underrepresented populations. The position will provide assistance with vital, first-tier, student case management, and help to advance student success and high impact educational practices. Administrative, program development, student development and academic advising, enrollment management, educational engagement or mentoring, outreach, mandatory reporting, and data analysis roles are important functional aspects of this position. This position reports directly to the Assistant Dean for Academic and Student Affairs, and joins a highly collaborative team.

Application Process
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION: Review of applications will begin April 10, and will continue until a suitable candidate has been identified.
For more information about the CESS and UVM, visit our website at http:/
APPLICATION PROCESS: Applicants should submit a cover letter detailing their qualifications and interests, a current CV/resume, and a list of three references with contact information online at
For any questions about the application process or problems with website, please contact Pam Blum, at
The University of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Applications from women, veterans, individuals with disabilities and people from diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds are encouraged.

Institution Information
Founded in 1791, UVM has been called one of the "public ivies" and is consistently ranked as one of the top public universities in the United States. The University is located in Burlington, Vermont, also rated as one of the best small cities in America and is a preferred refugee resettlement site. The greater Burlington area has a diverse population of about 125,000 and enjoys a panoramic setting on the shores of Lake Champlain, between the Green Mountains of Vermont and the Adirondack Mountains of New York.

Additional Information

Contact Information
Applications accepted online only at:


Required Qualifications
•Bachelor degree with a specialization in diversity programs, enrollment management, academic or student advising and/or a related education field, and four or more years’ experience required.
•Experience working with diverse populations or communities, and planning, developing, and implementing programs, services, high impact educational practices, and strategies that promote critical dialogue and social change around multiculturalism, campus climate, and issues of equity and inclusion required.
•Knowledge and experience with academic advising and/or student development standards and practices required.
•Effective organizational, interpersonal, computer, and oral and written communication skills required.
•Ability to prioritize and organize multiple tasks to meet deadlines required.
•Strong skills in working effectively and collaboratively in a team environment required.

Preferred Qualifications
Master’s degree. Familiarity with Education and Social Services fields or related fields preferred. Experience liaising with faculty and external university partners, managing or coordinating complex student or academic services, developing student peer mentoring models, and implementing continuous improvement tactics.