The Office of Institutional Diversity (OID) seeks an Assistant Director of Outreach. 



The Assistant Director is a key member of the Office of Institutional Diversity (OID) team, and has three highly impactful roles that advance the university’s strategic diversity, equity and inclusion goals:

First, in collaboration with the Director for Institutional Education for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, the Assistant Director is responsible for designing and delivering educational programming to advance the Office of Institutional Diversity’s guidance for diversity learning. Areas of responsibility include educational programming for students and student organizations, and university-wide professional development experiences.

Second, the Assistant Director is responsible for designing and leading signature university-wide OID outreach initiatives, events, and programs, including the annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration, and educational campaigns.

Third, in collaboration with the Assistant Vice President for Strategic Diversity Initiatives, the Assistant Director is responsible for the coordination and administration of the university’s Reported Bias Incident Response Protocol, and the operational coordination of the university’s interdisciplinary Bias Response Team. Areas of responsibility include day-to-day case management of reported incidents, designing and implementing educational interventions, collaboration with partner offices, and assessment of reported bias incident data.


Position Summary

The Assistant Director will join a university community actively engaged in building more diverse, equitable, inclusive and socially just learning and working environments at its main campus in Corvallis, branch campuses in Bend and Portland, its marine science center in Newport, within Ecampus, and at agricultural experience stations and county extension offices throughout the state of Oregon. 

Opened in 2016, the Office of Institutional Diversity is responsible for the coordination of efforts across the university to advance the institution’s strategic diversity, equity and inclusion goals embodied in Strategic Plan 4.0 and Innovate & Integrate: Plan for Inclusive Excellence, Oregon State University’s first diversity strategic plan. Led by the Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer, the Office of Institutional Diversity enhances Oregon State University’s commitment to social justice, equity and inclusion by closely partnering with Diversity & Cultural Engagement, the Educational Opportunities Program, the Office of Equal Opportunity and Access, the Division of Student Affairs, the Division of Extension and Engagement, the Office of the Provost, the Office of the President, the OSU Foundation and Alumni Association, each of the university’s 13 colleges, and units across the university engaged in transformational equity work. The Office of Institutional Diversity complements and enhances these efforts by providing leadership and advocacy to advance inclusive excellence at the institutional level.

Oregon State University is the state’s largest university and premier research institution. Corvallis, Ore., the location of the university’s flagship campus, is a thriving university community with plentiful opportunities for personal and professional development. Located centrally in the Willamette Valley, Corvallis is within close driving distance of the Pacific Ocean, mountains in the Coast and Cascade ranges, the Portland metro area and its many museums, restaurants, and venues, and a multitude of local and regional recreational activities. Oregon State University is committed to supporting employees’ “whole selves” by offering competitive compensation, comprehensive benefits, and multiple employee affinity groups for community building. 



Minimum/Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in education, psychology, ethnic studies, sociology or related field, or 4 years commensurate professional experience
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and deliver educational curriculum and programming related to diversity, equity and inclusion to adult learners
  • Demonstrated ability to navigate complex, nuanced, sensitive topics with tact and diplomacy
  • Demonstrated commitment to advancing diversity, equity and inclusion in professional settings
  • Demonstrated ability to develop ongoing working relationships with diverse communities
  • Demonstrated ability to design, lead and coordinate public events
  • Demonstrated experience collecting and synthesizing data
  • Demonstrated experience synthesizing information to produce written reports, website content, presentations and other educational materials for a variety of audiences
  • This position is designated as a critical or security-sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a criminal history check and be determined to be position qualified as per OSU Standard 576-055-0000 et seq. Incumbents are required to self-report convictions and those in youth programs may have additional criminal history checks every 24 months.

Preferred (Special) Qualifications

  • Master’s or terminal degree in education, psychology, ethnic studies, sociology or related field
  • Demonstrated experience facilitating dialogue and dialogic processes
  • Demonstrated experience in trauma informed care practices
  • Demonstrated experience with university bias incident response processes
  • Demonstrated experience utilizing Maxient or other case management platforms
  • Demonstrated experience working in a higher education setting



Applications are no longer being accepted.

For additional information please contact:  Emily Bowling at [email protected] or 541-737-7673.

About the Search Committee

Emily Bowling, Director, Community Engagement and Leadership, Search Committee Chair

Shoshana Shabazz, Purchasing Analyst for Construction Contracts Administration, Search Advocate

Pamela Johnson, Executive Assistant to Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer, Office of Institutional Diversity, Search Administrator

Jeff Kenney, Director of Institutional Education for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Office of Institutional Diversity

Roni Sue, Intake Assessment Associate, Equal Opportunity and Access

Molly Chambers, Associate Advocate, ASOSU Office of Advocacy

Sara Smith, Event Coordinator & Alumni Relations,Carlson College of Veterinary Medicine,

Janet Nishihara, Executive Director, Educational Opportunities Program

Josh Brenne, Student, Leadership Liaison at Asian Pacific Cultural Center

Lucas Schnell, Student, 2021 ASOSU Speaker of the House