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Chief Diversity Officer and Director of Office Identity, Culture, and Inclusion

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Randolph College Incorporated - Lynchburg, VA
Full Time
Masters Degree
Up to 25%


Chief Diversity Officer and Director of Office Identity, Culture, and Inclusion

FLSA Classification: Full-time, Exempt

Reports to: President

Date: Updated August 2023

The Chief Diversity Officer and Director of the Office of Identity, Culture, and Inclusion (ICI) serves as a campus leader on issues of inclusion, equity, social justice, and diversity. The director oversees an office that seeks to affirm the unique identities of people while building a community that strengthens itself from these identities and cultivates leaders who will integrate the value of human diversity to the world. Represented in the office are services and support for students of color, international students, LGBTQ+ students, first-generation students, and spiritual life.

Essential functions
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential functions.
Must effectively carry out the essential duties and responsibilities of this position in a manner that consistently demonstrates Randolph College’s mission and core values in a positive manner.
Create, implement, and assess diversity and cultural initiatives and programming that are consistent with student development and cultural identity theory-based learning outcomes and promote cultural diversity, access, inclusion, awareness, and equity including:

  • Cultural competence, diversity, and social justice educational workshops that build cultural capacity
  • Intercultural pre-orientation program(s), in collaboration with the Office of Student Life and the Office of Student Success
  • Coaching or instruction for student facilitators to provide effective modules and presentations on diversity-related topics
  • Academic support for international students

Work in partnership with colleagues across the College to enhance a growing sense of community by fostering students' awareness and appreciation of differences on campus.

Serve as Principal Designated School Official (PDSO) and SEVIS Coordinator, managing SEVIS reporting and compliance
Oversee budget, websites, and social media for the office
Oversee winter break housing for international students and international student storage
Chair the Community Advisory Committee & African American student experience taskforce
Partner with other members of the President’s Leadership Team on special projects for the College
Lead the College’s diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives

Student Advising
Advise students on immigration as well as other issues such as financial, academic, social, adjustment to campus life and to the United States, health insurance, taxes, campus jobs, Social Security, and personal issues
Advise F1 students (prospective, current, and alumni) on OPT/CPT
Advise culturally based student organizations

Student Enrollment and Retention
Work with the Office of Admission to recruit students from historically underrepresented communities; support recruitment of international students and ensure their smooth transition to the College, to include reviewing and determining eligibility of prospective students when needed; and keeping the Office of Admission informed of changes and updates to laws and procedures relevant to international students.
Serve as an advocate for historically underrepresented communities ensuring that they connect with appropriate campus resources
Collaborate with the Office of Student Success to develop strategies to retain students from traditionally underrepresented communities

Divisional Leadership
Attend bi-weekly divisional staff meetings and supervision meetings with the President
Serve as a conduct hearing officer
Represent the Office of the President through committee work, other administrative assignments, and community events
Perform other duties as assigned


Excellent interpersonal skills
Excellent written and public communication skills
Flexibility in managing multiple projects simultaneously
Excellent problem solving and organizational skills
Ability to work independently
Ability to represent the College positively and professionally to a variety of constituents
Demonstrated experience in advancing equity, diversity, inclusion, and multiculturalism within a complex organization
Sense of diplomacy, sensitivity, and objectivity
An understanding and respect for a liberal arts education

Supervisory Responsibilities
Diversity, Identity, Culture, Inclusion Coordinator

Work environment
The work characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Must be able to perform complex tasks requiring independent knowledge and its application to non-routine situations.

The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet. May be exposed to dust, fluctuation in inside temperatures.

Regular contact with faculty, staff, students, and third parties to provide information and resolve issues.

Physical Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

FINGER DEXTERITY: Using primarily just the fingers to make small movements such as typing, picking up small objects, or pinching fingers together.

TALKING: Especially where one must frequently convey detailed or important instructions or ideas accurately, loudly, or quickly.

AVERAGE HEARING: Able to hear average or normal conversations and receive ordinary information.

AVERAGE VISUAL ABILITIES: Average, ordinary visual acuity necessary to prepare or inspect documents or products or operate machinery.

PHYSICAL STRENGTH: Sedentary work; sitting most of the time. Exerts up to 10 lbs. of force occasionally

Mental Activities and Requirements
REASONING ABILITY: Ability to deal with a variety of variables under only limited standardization. Able to interpret various instructions.

MATHEMATICS ABILITY: Ability to compute commissions or bonuses. Able to perform very simple algebra.

LANGUAGE ABILITY: Ability to read a variety of books, magazines, instruction manuals, and equivalent materials. Ability to prepare memos, reports, and essays using proper punctuation, spelling, and grammar. Ability to communicate distinctly with appropriate pauses and emphasis; correct pronunciation (or sign equivalent); and variation in word order using present, perfect, and future tenses.

Travel required
Regular local travel is required.
In-state or out-of-state travel typically several times per year for ongoing training and education.

Required education and experience
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The individual must be able to successfully pass background checks.

Master’s degree required in student personnel, higher education administration, counseling, cultural studies, or related field is required.

Four to six years of progressive experience in Student Affairs Administration.

Ability to motivate and influence others.
Significant level of diplomacy and trust.
Excellent oral and written communication abilities.
Professional image that promotes Randolph College’s brand and culture.
Excellent judgment and decision-making skills.
Solid interpersonal abilities.
Excellent presentation and organizational skills.
Ability to write clear, concise emails, facilitate meetings and give presentations.

Preferred education and experience
Experience working in a higher education environment, preferably in areas working with historically underrepresented communities.

Additional eligibility requirements
Pre-employment criminal and credit background check

Work authorization/security clearance requirements
Must be authorized to work in the United States.

Affirmative Action/EEO statement
Randolph College is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate or allow discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, sex (including pregnancy), gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, veteran status, political beliefs, or any other classification protected by applicable law. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to hiring, promotion, termination, placement, transfer, layoff, recall, compensation, and training.

Other duties
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.