Associate Director of the Disability Cultural Initiative, Division of Student Affairs - Georgetown University

Georgetown University

Job Description
Located in a historic neighborhood in the nation's capital, Georgetown offers rigorous academic programs, a global perspective, exciting ways to take advantage of Washington, D.C., and a commitment to social justice. Our community is a tight knit group of remarkable individuals interested in intellectual inquiry and making a difference in the world. Requirements Associate Director of the Disability Cultural Initiative, Division of Student Affairs - Georgetown University Job Overview Georgetown's Division of Student Affairs supports the University's academic mission by educating students as whole persons, promoting their intellectual, moral, spiritual, and social formation; enhancing students' learning and helping to prepare them for lives of discernment, civic engagement, and professional growth; teaching personal responsibility and respect for people of all faiths, cultures, and beliefs; and promoting the health and safety of students and others in the University community. The mission of the Georgetown Disability Cultural Initiative is to support, educate and empower disabled community members of all cultures, races, sexual orientations, genders and ages, celebrating disabled people's achievements and advocating for a climate that promotes social justice, free of all barriers and discrimination. The goal of the Disability Cultural Initiative is the establishment of a fully-fledged Disability Cultural Center that will coordinate and integrate the educational, academic, social, and support programming for disabled students, faculty, staff, allies, and people interested in learning more about disability. The Associate Director of the Disability Cultural Initiative provides leadership and program direction on all aspects of the DCI's mission. They lead the campus's efforts to ensure the well-being of its disabled community members, by making sure University policies, procedures, programs, services, and community members are informed by contemporary understanding of intersectional disabled experience and current best practices in outreach and programming. The Associate Director envisions, organizes, and implements programs, supports outreach campaigns, and collaborates with key stakeholders to advance disability culture and to advocate for people with apparent and non-apparent disabilities. They oversee the work of this initiative and will have access to resources to carry out the programming efforts; and promote an inclusive environment that facilitates the advancement, growth, and development of students, staff, and faculty with disabilities through advocacy, policy development, and institutional intervention to support diversity on campus. Work Interactions The Associate Director reports to the VP for Student Affairs & Dean of Students, and interacts with many other faculty, administrators, staff, alumni, and students in implementing the role's responsibilities, which include but are not limited to: * Guiding long-term development of the Initiative and ensuring its yearly operations are in line with the Initiative and university missions to provide educational resources about disability culture to the campus community and to increase awareness of the diverse experiences, needs, issues and assets of persons living with disabilities * Strategic planning and fundraising * Developing, implementing, and administering programs and services in collaboration with the Disability Studies Program, The Women's Center, The LGBTQ Resource Center, The Center for Minority Equity and Access, the Racial Justice Initiative, the Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity, and Affirmative Action, the Academic Resource Center, the Cawley Career Center and other campus partners * Engaging students, staff and faculty with off campus disability organizations through networking, collaboration on programs and participation in events * Ensuring accessibility of all programming and communications * Assessing programs and services * Managing resources and facilities * Recruiting, hiring, training, educating, and supervising, evaluating student staff Qualifications * Master's degree in Disability Studies, Education, or related academic discipline preferred * At least 3 years of experience with educational and cultural program development and coordination * Demonstrated knowledge of the lived disability experience, disability studies, disability culture, disability history and rights, and Universal Design * Expertise in promoting advocacy and disability justice with students, faculty, staff and in programs and curricula * Ability to engage disability culture through interdisciplinary inquiry, and to build strong relationships within the context of disability culture * Ability to be an effective leader/supervisor of diverse staff. * Strong project management skills. Strategic planning and staff management experience preferred. * Strong verbal and written communication skills. Work Mode: Hybrid 3 Days. Please note that work mode designations are regularly reviewed in order to meet the evolving needs of the University. Such review may necessitate a change to a position's mode of work designation. Complete details about Georgetown University's mode of work designations for staff and AAP positions can be found on the Department of Human Resources Mode of Work Designation. Application Deadline: March 15, 2022 Current Georgetown Employees: If you currently work at Georgetown University, please exit this website and login to GMS ( using your Net ID and password. Then select the Career worklet on your GMS Home dashboard to view Jobs at Georgetown. Submission Guidelines: Please note that in order to be considered an applicant for any position at Georgetown University you must submit a cover letter and resume for each position of interest for which you believe you are qualified. These documents are not kept on file for future positions. Need Assistance: If you are a qualified individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please click here for more information, or contact the Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity, and Affirmative Action (IDEAA) at 202-687-4798 or Need some assistance with the application process? Please call 202-687-2500. For more information about the suite of benefits, professional development and community involvement opportunities that make up Georgetown's commitment to its employees, please visit the Georgetown Works website. EEO Statement: Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, and sexual orientation), disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Benefits: Georgetown University offers a wide variety of comprehensive and competitive benefits. Benefits packages include comprehensive health, dental and vision plans, disability and life insurance coverage, retirement savings programs, tuition assistance, voluntary insurance options (including group legal, accident, and critical illness), and much more. Whatever your need, the Office of Faculty and Staff Benefits will be standing by to support you. 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