Assistant Director for Recruitment and Planning

Posted: 05/05/17 | SHARE:


The Assistant Director for Recruitment and Planning, reporting to the Assistant Vice President of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, will be responsible for managing the administrative aspects of the various functions of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI).  The Assistant Director will serve as the liaison with the campus vendor hired to develop the required federal and state affirmative action and EEOC reports. The Assistant Director will work with colleges, academic and administrative departments regarding recruitment efforts, including reviewing and approving recommendations at the various stages of a search.  S/he will work closely with the other Assistant Director and assist with the development and implementation of the ODI diversity education program.  In addition, the Assistant Director for Recruitment and Planning will supervise office secretarial and student staff.


AA and EEOC Report Management

  • Serve as the liaison with the vendor chosen to develop required/mandated Federal and State reports and to ensure they are completed in a timely fashion
  • Assemble, review and transmit recruitment, hiring and other data necessary for reporting
  • Determine and assist with developing reports as identified by campus stakeholders
  • Ensure compliance with SUNY Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Policy

Recruitment and Hiring Management

  • Serve as the resource to search committees regarding recruitment outreach efforts
  • Meet with search committee chairs, search committees, unit directors, etc. as needed to discuss recruitment initiatives and concerns
  • Assess campus recruitment needs and develop training for search committees particularly geared towards recruitment of underrepresented minorities
  • Develop a system for inventorying and monitoring outreach efforts and compliance
  • Review and approve recruitment plans, requests to interview and requests to make offers in consultation with the Assistant Vice President for ODI
  • Serve as the liaison with the Office of Human Resources Management as related to the search process
  • Diversity Educational Plan/Program support & communications
  • Work with the other Assistant Director on diversity program initiatives, including departmental needs assessments, data collection, feedback and stakeholder communications, as well as relevant education and training development
  • Coordinate the implementation of the diversity educational plan including working with the secretarial staff to advertise and track participation at workshops and events
  • Assist with the development of the annual report on the ODI educational efforts
  • Develop the UACESS/IE Trends newsletter, news articles, media releases and/or other campus or constituency communications to support ongoing programming and campus initiatives


  • Supervise, train and evaluate the office secretarial staff
  • Supervise and train student staff as assigned to the office




  • Bachelor's degree from a college or university accredited by the U.S. Department of Education or internationally recognized accrediting organization required; MBA or MPA from a college or university accredited by the U.S. Department of Education or internationally recognized accrediting organization preferred.  


  • At least 3 - 5 years professional experience working with all levels of employees in a large, complex and dynamic organization; professional experience at an institution of higher education preferred  
  • Professional experience working in a human resources functional area; experience with AA and EEOC compliance reports preferred; and experience working with diversity initiatives preferred
  • A minimum of 1 1/2 to 2 years of supervising staff and students
  • Excellent communication and writing skills
  • Ability to manage projects to ensure successful delivery to achieve clearly stated goals
  • Demonstrated experience using spreadsheets and databases
  • Attention to detail required
  • Applicants must address in their applications their abilities to work with culturally diverse populations.

Additional Information:

Professional Rank and Salary Range: M/C; MP4

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  • Resume
  • Cover letter stating all the required minimum qualifications and any of the applicable preferred qualifications

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Closing date for receipt of applications: May 25, 2017

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