Director of Student Inclusion


Position Title

Director of Student Inclusion


Division of Student Affairs


Full Time/Exempt

Position Summary

The Division of Student Affairs is responsible for programs, services, and initiatives that support student success and wellness at Jacksonville University. Student Affairs provides the resources and connections to intentionally create a unique and meaningful student experience. While we provide spaces for fun and belonging, we also provide care and individualized support to students in need. Our team is committed to acting as advocates, mentors, and safe spaces for our students. As one division comprised of many departments, we choose to support one another as teammatesrecognizing our common goal to serve students with excellence.
As the Director of Student Inclusion you will provide visionary leadership to the Department of Student Inclusion.

This office within the Division of Student Affairs is dedicated to promoting the social, cultural, and educational development of students centered around issues of diversity and inclusion. We seek a Director that is skilled at creating spaces of safety and belonging, celebrating individual identity, and strategically advocating for growth. This role includes a high volume of student contact while also fostering trusted relationships with senior leadership. This is a 12-month, full time position, reporting directly to the Associate Dean of Students. Within this role, there is opportunity to work from home 1 day a week.

Essential Job Duties

  • Provide leadership in the development and assessment of comprehensive Student Inclusion initiatives, which supports the University’s mission, vision, and strategic goals;
  • Serve as an integral part in the ongoing development of educational opportunities for all students within the Jacksonville University community on matters related to race, cultural diversity, equity, and inclusion;
  • Support students of color and students with marginalized identities through the implementation and assessment of equitable and inclusion program initiatives;
  • Develop diversity presentations to educate the campus community regarding available resources related to equity for traditionally underrepresented student populations;
  • Respond in a collaborative manner, to the needs and concerns of students, parents, and other relevant
  • Assist with the implementation of departmental, division, and University programs and initiates as needed (i.e., new student orientation, matriculation, graduation, etc.);
  • Evening and weekend responsibilities, as well as other relevant duties assigned by the Senior Vice President for Student Affairs.

Required Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in higher education/student affairs or related field from a regionally accredited college or university;
  • A minimum of 3-5 years of progressively responsible, full-time professional experience, on a college or university campus;
  • High level of comfort with frequent student contact and ability to advise diverse student groups;
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully balance, prioritize, and manage multiple tasks in an active, fast-paced environment, while providing superior constituent service;
  • Knowledge of current developments/trends, as well as best practices, in the field of equity, multicultural, and student inclusion services;
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team-oriented, student-centered environment;
  • Excellent oral, written, computer, problem-solving, critical thinking, and fiscal management skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working with diverse populations;

Important Note

This is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and/or skills required for this position. The University reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet organizational needs.

To Apply

Interested Applicants should submit responses to the questions outlined below along with a copy of their resume to

1. What drew you to this position at Jacksonville University? (250 words max)
2. What do you think is essential to creating spaces of safety and belonging? (250 words max)
3. What presentation or training have you led that you felt was the most impactful (250 words max)
4. What do you think creates effective advocacy? (250 words max)
5. What unique lens personally or professionally would you bring to Student Inclusion? (250 words max)