The University of New Haven, located in West Haven, CT, seeks a Director of the Myatt Center for Diversity, Inclusion and Multicultural Education. The successful candidate for this position will provide visionary leadership for an office whose mission is to advocate for underrepresented students, educate the campus community on issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion, and facilitate interaction between diverse groups of students within an environment that respects and celebrates the uniqueness of all community members. The Director will partner with the Dean of Students’ office to optimize student learning through high quality, effective programs that develop resilient student leaders by teaching effective teamwork in a diverse community, increase student civic engagement, and support global and cultural awareness.
The Director’s primary job responsibilities are to
Envision, develop and implement University-sponsored programs that celebrate diversity, such
as Hispanic Heritage Month, Black History Month, Native American Heritage Month, Women’s
History Month, LGBTQ History Month, and Identity Day.
Envision, develop and implement programs that increase student civic engagement through
service learning, volunteerism, voter registration, et al.
Support student-led initiatives that design and implement programs to foster
greater awareness and understanding of diverse identities.
Develop, recommend, support and/or carry out diversity/inclusion training in various University
sectors, including University of No Hate program modules, and Safe Zone Ally Training. Collects data to help identify where diversity training might be needed, and work with the faculty or administrators who oversee the identified area to propose training.
Support the bias incident response system which includes reporting, responses and restorative measures for student-related issues. Work collaboratively with the Dean of Students Office on serious incidents requiring disciplinary measures.
Advise and advocate for underrepresented students and/or students who are marginalized due to sex, race, ethnicity, national origin, language, religion, age, gender identity and expression, ability, sexual orientation, marital status and/or social status.
The Myatt Center Director reports to the Vice President for Diversity & Inclusion. A Master’s degree with at least three years of related experience is required. Must have excellent communication skills, the ability to multitask in a dynamic environment, and create and maintain collaborative relationships with University departments. Full-time professional salary and benefits package.
Internal Number: 20-21A
About University of New Haven
The University of New Haven is a private, top-tier comprehensive institution recognized as a national leader in experiential education.Founded in 1920 on the campus of Yale University in cooperation with Northeastern University, UNH moved to its current West Haven campus in 1960 and opened its Orange Campus in January, 2014. The University operates a satellite campus in Tuscany, Italy, and offers programs at several locations throughout Connecticut and in New Mexico. UNH provides its students with a unique combination of a solid liberal arts education and real-world, hands-on career and research opportunities.The University enrolls approximately 6,800 students, including nearly 1,800 graduate students and more than 5,000 undergraduates – the majority of whom reside in University housing. Through its College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business, Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences, Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts, and Tagliatela College of Engineering, UNH offers over 80 undergraduate and graduate degree programs. UNH students have access to more than 500 study abroad programs worldwide and its student-athletes compete in 16 varsity sports in the NCAA Division II’s highly competitive Northeast-10 Conference.