Capital University
  • Columbus, OH, USA
  • Full Time

Capital University offers a rich benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, retirement, family education benefits, short-term and long-term disability, life and critical illness insurance and free parking.

Capital University's mission embraces inclusion through its commitment to preparing individuals to be knowledgeable, independent, critical thinkers educated for lives of leadership and service in an increasingly diverse society. Reporting to the Executive Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, the Associate Director role would develop and implement programs and services which promote the matriculation, retention, and graduation of students from underrepresented/unserved populations and their allies. The associate director also encourages the leadership development of students through cultural organizations, employment, and internship opportunities and peer education programs. In addition, the associate director sponsors and provides university-wide educational and cultural awareness programming that not only stresses diversity and inclusion, but is often in collaboration with other campus and community entities.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Implement D&I programming to support campus cultural development in collaboration with student interns.
  • Advise and support diverse student populations, particularly those from underserved and underrepresented backgrounds, as well as affinity groups and culturally specific student organizations.
  • Co-develop, implement, evaluate and assess programs to support student retention and persistence and success.
  • Provide outreach services to encourage student engagement. Facilitate student participation through leadership development opportunities, training programs, university wide events, and local/regional/national conferences.
  • Provide on-going development and support for the Smooth Transitions Program, including implementation of year long program.
  • Participate in student development staff meetings and professional development opportunities.

Education and Programming

  • Lead and develop university-wide programs including, but not limited to, MLK Day of Learning, Pizza and the Paper, and the Celebration of Diversity, and Donuts & the Divine.
  • Collaborates with faculty, staff, and administration to provide training and increase university-wide cultural competency.
  • Collaborate and co-program with strategic partners and allies (Bonner Program, Campus Ministries, the Seminary, the Law School and the broader Community).
  • Facilitate workshops and trainings in collaboration with the Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching.
  • Co-lead the Bias Incident Response Team; provide strategic support to the University regarding issues related to diversity, inclusion, and equity.
  • Seek grant opportunities; develop and implement funded programs.


  • Bachelor's degree (B. A.) or equivalent and three to five years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience working with Diversity and Inclusion at a small institution desired, including an understanding of data, retention, and scholarship of underserved students.
  • Knowledge of mentoring, student success, and bridge program models preferred.
  • Knowledge of current higher education diversity, inclusion, and equity trends.

Effective August 27, 2021 - Capital University requires all employees in all positions to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 no later than January 3, 2022 or before the first day of employment, whichever is later. If hired, you will be required to provide proof of having the full COVID-19 vaccination OR file and be granted approval for a valid religious or medical exemption. If you have any concerns regarding compliance with this requirement, you will need to discuss your concerns with Capital University's HR Department after you receive an offer of employment. Capital University does not require applicants to discuss vaccination status prior to receipt of an offer of employment and complies with all applicable laws requiring reasonable accommodation.

Capital University is committed to increasing the diversity of the Capital community and curriculum. This commitment includes Capital's dedication to the development of faculty and staff who are committed to inclusive practices in teaching, learning, working and all other campus and community interactions. Candidates who can contribute to that goal are particularly encouraged to apply.

For more information on Capital University, visit our website at

Capital University offers a rich benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, retirement, family education benefits, short-term and long-term disability, life and critical illness insurance and free parking.

Capital University is an equal opportunity employer, and supports a diverse and inclusive campus community. Capital University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, religion, sex, gender, age, disability, veteran status, or other characteristics protected by the law.

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