Daemen College is currently searching for a strong, visionary leader for the Center for Diversity and Inclusion. With a particular emphasis on creating and sustaining a culture that embraces and promotes diversity and inclusion in their broadest meanings, the new director will need to be a true leader in every sense of the word- creating a program from the ground-up that emphasizes holistic diversity education and programming for all members of the campus community. The primary focus for this role will be on creating an environment where students of all color, race, nationality and sexual orientation feel accepted on campus and can view the world through other’s eyes. The new director will serve as a student advocate and will be knowledgeable in what diversity in the broadest sense means.
The ideal will candidate will have a minimum of an earned Master’s degree in Higher Education, Education, or a related field and be able to place a particular emphasis on provide strategic leadership and have administrative responsibility for researching, developing, implementing and maintaining a range of successful practices for supporting a College climate that values and prioritizes equity, diversity and inclusiveness.
The position is open until filled with the ideal candidate being in place during the fall 2019 semester.
Daemen College is a private, nonsectarian, co-educational, comprehensive college of approximately 2,700 students in Amherst, New York, and is chartered to award both undergraduate and graduate degrees. Located in a safe and attractive suburban setting, Daemen offers convenient access to one of the country’s most vibrant regions, spanning Buffalo-Niagara, the Great Lakes, and a cross-border corridor with Ontario, Canada, less than a two-hour drive from cosmopolitan Toronto. Daemen has a diverse student population that represents its deep roots in Western New York but also a remarkable sector of international students, minority students (18% of the student population), and first-generation college students.
Daemen College offers over 40 undergraduate majors, and 50 student organizations thrive on the campus in Amherst. The College offers graduate programs in Arts Administration; Athletic Training; Education; Executive Leadership and Change; Global Business; Nursing; Physical Therapy; and Physician Assistant Studies.
About Amherst, New York
Amherst is situated in one of the nation’s safest neighborhoods, in the suburbs of Buffalo, New York. The Colleges location in Western New York provides our students with access to one of the art and cultural centers of the State of New York; easy access to the beautiful Finger Lakes Region; and a thirty-minute drive to Canada. Amherst and the adjacent communities surrounding the College provide some of the best schools in the State and access to extraordinary health care services and providers.