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Assistant Director of Student Engagement & Diversity

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Job no: 500871
Department: Farmer School of Business
Location: Oxford, OH
Work type: Salary Staff
Categories: Other
Status: Full Time
Temporary: Yes

Job Title: Assistant Director of Student Engagement & Diversity
Hours Per Week:


Job Summary:

Farmer School of Business: Assistant Director of Student Engagement and Diversity. Under the supervision of the Director of Student Engagement and Diversity, the Assistant Director will assist in recruitment and retention strategies for underrepresented students through Ryan Family Scholars, the Passport Initiative, and other pipeline programs. The Assistant Director will help promote Ryan Family Scholars and the Passport program at target institutions by cultivating relationships and developing a communications strategy with high school guidance counselors, prospective students, and families. The Assistant Director will act as a liaison with academic units across campus to ensure Ryan Family Scholars/Passport students with non-business majors receive wrap around services and are fully supported in their student experience.

Duties/Physical Demands:

The Assistant Director of Student Engagement and Diversity will be responsible for mentoring and Student Success by serving as a liaison with other academic divisions and their advisors across campus to ensure Ryan Family Scholars with non-FSB majors are receiving the highest quality advising, work with the Student Success office on tracking Ryan Family Scholars/Passport students in the university system and creating a reporting system for faculty to use to monitor progress of each student, collaborating with the Director to develop and launch life skills workshops and programs. This position will also assist the Director in identifying alumni and peer mentors for the Ryan Family Scholars/Passport and establish mentoring relationships to help nurture and develop these students; conducting office hours in Neighborhood Living Learning Community each semester with Ryan Family Scholars & Passport students; helping to coordinate and facilitate programming for Ryan Family Scholars/Passport participants in the Neighborhood Living Learning Community; and staying informed on professional, academic, and social issues impacting diverse students and develop tools to assess success of program activities. Promotion and Recruitment of Ryan Scholars and Passport Participants helping implement a recruitment strategy for Ryan Family Scholars/Passport students by encouraging and expanding student participation in high school pipeline programs such as the FSB diversity camps, shadow days, Bridges, etc., coordinating and executing outreach campaign showcasing Ryan Family Scholars and Passport students to guidance counselors, pipeline participants, and their families, coordinating with Office of Admissions on high school student recruitment initiatives targeting talented diverse students and their parents, promoting Ryan Family Scholars and Passport students by helping to create social media content, brochures, video, and website stories/testimonials, build additional “yield meal” style events to lock in and secure Ryan Family Scholars, coaching prospective Ryan Family Scholars/Passport students through college application process and track yield rate, helping create an impact report to share with high schools and future donors to the Ryan Family Scholars and Passport students and other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

Required: Bachelor’s degree and at least four years of experience in advising or supporting student success, established record of accomplishment of identifying, developing, and managing outreach programs with diverse communities (may include volunteer or experience as an undergraduate or graduate student).

Position not eligible for H-1B sponsorship.

Desired Qualifications:

Consideration may be given to candidates with a master’s degree in Counseling, College Student Personnel, or Student Affairs and Higher Education, or other closely related field; outstanding interpersonal communication skills; strong organizational skills and highly self-motivated; willingness to work outside regular hours when programs include nights or weekends; ability to work quickly and accurately with attention to detail; ability to manage multiple tasks and meet deadlines; ability to solve problems creatively and efficiently.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Submit cover letter and resume. Inquiries may be directed to Michelle Thomas at 

Diversity Statement:

Miami University is committed to creating an inclusive and effective teaching, learning, research, and working environment for all.

For more information on Miami University’s diversity initiatives, please visit the Office of Institutional Diversity & Inclusion webpage. For more information on Miami University’s mission and core values, please visit the Mission and Core Values webpage.

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Miami University, an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, encourages applications from minorities, women, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Miami University prohibits harassment, discrimination and retaliation on the basis of age (40 years or older), color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, military status, national origin (ancestry), pregnancy, race, religion, sex/gender, status as a parent or foster parent, sexual orientation, or protected veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, programs or employment practices. Requests for reasonable accommodations for disabilities related to employment should be directed to or 513-529-3560.
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Date to Begin Screening Applicants:

Screening of applications will begin September 22, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled.

Benefits Eligible:



A criminal background check is required. All campuses are smoke- and tobacco-free campuses.

For questions regarding reasonable accommodations for disabilities, or to follow-up with a request, please contact or (513) 529-3560.

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