Assistant Director, Inclusion and Engagement

Northeast Ohio Medical University

Northeast Ohio Medical University

Posted on Tuesday, February 6, 2024

Assistant Director, Inclusion and Engagement

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

The process will include phone interviews for those candidates who meet the qualifications.

To continue our efforts to keep the campus community as healthy and safe as possible, NEOMED will now require COVID-19 and influenza vaccinations as a condition of attendance and employment. This policy will allow for exemption of the vaccination requirement for those individuals with valid medical reasons, sincerely held religious beliefs and matters of conscience.

Posting Details

Position Information
Position Title Assistant Director, Inclusion and Engagement
Position Type Admin/Professional
Full or Part Time Full Time
Position Summary Information
We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel welcome, included, and secure. The Assistant Director of Inclusion and Engagement will report to the Sr. Executive Director of Academic Affairs and Student Services and foster a deep commitment to and understanding of intercultural competencies, advancing inclusion and belonging in the campus community, and promote student engagement and inclusion through collaboration, cultural competency education and programming, and campus-wide initiatives and programs to advance student engagement and inclusion.

Northeast Ohio Medical University is an AA/EEO Employer. The university has a strong commitment to the principles of diversity and inclusion and to maintaining working and learning environments that are free from all forms of discrimination. Women, individuals with disabilities, veterans and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Pay Grade: 9
Starting Salary: $52,087 – $54,331, commensurate with experience
Location: Rootstown, OH

Benefits Offerings Include:
- Hybrid Workplace
- Training Offerings, including LSS Green & Yellow Belt and other professional development
- Competitive Health, Vision, Dental
- Flexible Spending Account
- State Retirement with 14% matching
- Excellent Vacation and Sick Time
- 11 Paid Holiday Days
- Wellness Offerings
- Short and Long Term Disability Coverage
- Long Term Care Coverage Offerings
- Life Insurance
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Principal Functional Responsibilities
1) Community Engagement: Identify goals and opportunities for enhancing equity, inclusion, and belonging in collaboration with various constituents. Develop and lead community-wide programs and initiatives to achieve these goals while regularly evaluating progress. | 25%
2) Programming and Engagement: Plan, implement and assess programming and training that fosters cultural and intercultural humility, communication, celebration and education utilizing strong organizational and project management skills with the ability to track multiple tasks concurrently and meet goals and aggressive timelines. | 20%
3) Advocacy and Support: Advise, collaborate, and support student organizations and their programming to ensure engagement and inclusiveness. Commitment to further refine communication skills, intercultural competency, and sensitivity in interactions with constituencies across various ethnic, social, cultural, economic, and educational backgrounds and demonstrated strong commitment to advancing cultural competence and humility, inclusiveness, and equity at NEOMED. | 20%
4) Partnership and Collaboration: Collaborate with various stakeholders, including academic departments, Student Services (programming and student organizations), Learning Center and other campus partners to develop and implement support for all students, particularly for students who feel marginalized for whatever reason. | 15%
5) Inclusive Focus: Attend to the needs of students who feel marginalized for whatever reason in order to support their engagement, inclusion and success. | 15%
6) Perform other duties as assigned. | 5%
Required: Masters degree in education, social science, or related field.
Preferred: Masters degree in higher education and student affairs/student development.

Experience: 4+ years of related work experience, or a combination of education and related experience. Cultural competence skills and ability to work with diverse populations.
Key Skills, Personal Characteristics, and Key Competencies
  • Ability to work with, support and build coalitions with diverse groups of students with an emphasis on those who are underrepresented minorities and LGBTQ+
  • Demonstrated success in designing, implementing, and presenting educational programs.
  • Must possess excellent communication and problem-solving skills.
  • Program development, event planning, project coordination, communications and/or marketing strategies
  • The ability to work effectively with little direction and to make appropriate decisions based upon policy, accepted practices, and/or procedures.
  • The ability to collaborate effectively and professionally with a variety of staff, faculty, and students.
  • Ability to meet deadlines while working in a complex and fast-paced organization.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite and database management.
  • Strong level of work ethic, strict confidentiality, discretion, and ability to use diplomacy
  • Effective oral and written communication skills, including but not limited to, the ability to converse with many people of diverse backgrounds
  • Must be able to support the University’s commitment to fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive culture
  • Be able to respect, support, and contribute to the University’s mission
  • Ability to problem-solve and follow through with assigned tasks
  • Attention to detail with minimal errors

Core Competencies
  • Leadership: NEOMED creates positive change by educating and training Ohio’s next generation of health professionals, educators and researchers through experiential learning, high-impact research, strategic partnerships and innovation. By designing an environment where ideas and connections can flourish, NEOMED is transforming health care.
  • Exceptional Experience: By creating a welcoming, supportive and well-resourced environment, NEOMED sets the stage for meaningful interactions among its students, faculty, staff, alumni, partners and community members. The University empowers every individual to participate fully in the campus experience and the community that NEOMED serves.
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: NEOMED recognizes, appreciates and celebrates all of the ways-from backgrounds to viewpoints-that people are different. The University’s culture is grounded in respect and thrives on the uniqueness of each individual. NEOMED encourages everyone’s participation by fostering policies and practices that ensure fair and just access, treatment and opportunities for all.
  • People: Talent is NEOMED’s most valuable asset. The University invests in developing its faculty and staff to realize their fullest potential. As it works to attract and retain a diverse workforce and student body, NEOMED embraces opportunity and growth across all levels of the institution.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Knowledge of higher education, student development, and university environments preferred.
  • Experience conducting administrative investigations preferred.
Physical Requirements
Must be able to utilize a phone, computer and screen and other office equipment. While performing the duties of the job, the employee is frequently required to sit; talk; or hear and occasionally stand, walk, reach, stoop, or kneel. Must be able to occasionally lift up to 25 pounds.

Posting Detail Information
NEOMED EEO Statement
NEOMED is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to qualified applicants without discrimination on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, status as a parent during pregnancy and immediately after the birth of a child, status as a parent of a young child, status as a foster parent, veteran status or any other category protected by applicable state or federal law. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, NEOMED also affirms its commitment to nondiscrimination in its employment policies and practices. In compliance with Title IX (20 U.S.C Sec. 1681 et seq.), NEOMED prohibits sex discrimination, including sexual harassment.

For concerns regarding discrimination, please contact:
Molly O’Malley
Title IX Coordinator
Northeast Ohio Medical University

NEOMED requests that you provide the voluntary information requested below. It will be kept separate from your application, in a confidential and limited access file, to be used for statistical compilation and analysis for Human Resources record keeping and reporting purposes. Your response will not be used in any way to determine your eligibility for employment. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.
Notification of Annual Security Report.
The Northeast Ohio Medical University is committed to assisting all members of the NEOMED community in providing for their own safety and security. The annual security report is available on the NEOMED website at
The annual security report contains information regarding campus security and personal safety including topics such as: crime prevention, authority of university police and security officers, crime reporting policies, and other matters of importance related to security and safety on campus.

Additionally, the report contains information about crime statistics for the three previous calendar years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by NEOMED; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus.

If you would like a paper copy of this report, please email or call the Department of Public Safety at 330.325.5911 to request a copy.

This information is required by law and is provided by the Northeast Ohio Medical University Department of Public Safety.
Close Date

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have at least a masters degree in education, social science or related field (higher education and student affairs/student development)
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you meet the minimum experience requirements of 4 or more years of related work experience, or a combination of education and related experience?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
Optional Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae