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Associate Dean, Student Equity & Success

New Jersey City University

Last Updated: 5/19/22

Job Description

JOB SUMMARY: The Associate Dean of Student Equity and Success at NJCU reports directly to the Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer (CDIO) and is responsible for developing and implementing NJCU MAP a strategic initiative to improve the retention, academic success, and graduation rates of underrepresented students, with a focus on men of color. The Associate Dean has administrative oversight of NJCU MAP, including fiscal management, resource development, assessment, and advising and coordinating related support. Anticipated Start date Summer 2022.


  • Provide an evidence-based, data driven vision and direction for retention initiatives, with a particular focus on Black and Latinx male students, and serve as an advocate for the interests of students from backgrounds that have been historically excluded and underrepresented in higher education
  • Lead and oversee the administration of the retention initiatives
  • Provide day-to-day management of retention initiatives, ensuring that they follow federal, state, and university policies and guidelines
  • Advise, mentor, and coach graduate students on various issues, including academic paths, research plans, and professional development
  • Develop, implement, and coordinate programming and events that complement and enrich student academic experiences, promote identity exploration, and enhance leadership skills
  • Collaborate with departments, academic programs, faculty, and staff to develop and implement diversity, equity, and inclusion policies and strategies
  • Create and oversee peer mentorship program for Black and Latinx male students in collaboration with other university peer mentoring programs
  • Chair the Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI) advisory board for Black and Latinx male student success programming
  • Engage in identifying and addressing institutional barriers to student retention and graduation
  • Connect students to opportunities for academic and personal development including student organizations, conferences, workshops, grants and scholarships, and careers and graduate school
  • Provide training and workshops on topics surrounding diversity, equity, inclusion, and sense of belonging to various departments as needed
  • Collect data to assess programmatic effectiveness and report data as requested.
  • Assess and evaluate the effectiveness of program activities and interventions using various metrics, including surveys, focus groups, and institutional data
  • Assist the CDIO on divisional grant applications, research, and assessment
  • Work with other offices to achieve the ODI mission and serve as a member on various committees representing the ODI as needed
  • Serve as the Title IX representative for diversity and inclusion concerns
  • Collaborate with faculty and staff to develop and implement policies and strategies to better support students from diverse backgrounds
  • Remain informed on trends in diversity, equity, and inclusion, as well as state and federal regulations relevant to programs and the populations served by the programs
  • Attend events and work flexible hours as needed. Some evenings and weekends will be required
  • Other duties as assigned as appropriate to rank and departmental mission
  • Apply safety-related knowledge, skills, and practices to everyday work


  • Experience with working university students and faculty
  • Experience working across multiple teams
  • Strong verbal and written communication
  • Experience managing budgets


  • Terminal degree in higher education or a related field required
  • 10 years of experience with higher education project/program development and management
  • Experience working with underrepresented/marginalized student populations
  • Experience using data-driven approach to project planning
  • Experience engaging with high-level stakeholders

EDUCATION: Master’s Degree in higher education or a related field required.

EXPERIENCE: Five (5) years of experience with higher education project/program development & management

To apply for this position, refer to NJCU website at:

We offer a competitive Compensation and Benefits Package

New Jersey City University is an equal opportunity institution encouraging a diverse pool of applicants.

As a condition of employment, new employees are required to provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination prior to their start date. Candidates wishing to request a medical or religious exemption must advise Human Resources at the time of job offer.

New Jersey City University is a Tobacco and Smoke Free Campus. For the health of our employees, students and visitors, smoking, vaping, and tobacco use is not permitted on campus. This includes all buildings, grounds, and parking lots.


Company Details

Jersey City, New Jersey, United States