Job Description
Req Id:  29280
Job Title:  Associate Director, Diversity Initiatives
City:  West Lafayette
Job Description: 

The Daniels School of Business is seeking an energetic and enthusiastic Associate Director of Diversity Initiatives to enhance diversity and inclusion within the School.  The Associate Director will primarily support The Dr. Cornell A. Bell Business Opportunity Program (BOP), furthering its mission, meeting goals, and program growth.  This position will assist the Director of Diversity Initiatives with the general operations of BOP, including (but not limited to) marketing, student recruitment of undergraduate and graduate students, coaching and mentoring, and administration for new and ongoing programs.  The Associate Director will substitute for the Director in the classroom, meetings, recruitment events, and other matters when needed.  This position will also support student success initiatives designed for the entire community of historically underrepresented minority students in the School of Business.


About Mitchell E. Daniels, Jr. School of Business: The Mitchell E. Daniels, Jr. School of Business aspires to take a top 25 program and transform it into a top 10 program that competes for the best students in the country.   The key components of this transformation are:
Career Bound and the Larsen Leader’s Academy.  Programs that sharply improve students’ professional competencies by providing enhanced coaching and mentoring alongside an integrated curricular/co-curricular approach to professional development.


  • Curriculum Innovation.   A systematic process for: creating new degree programs that leverage the unique strengths of Purdue and the School of Management; engaging in continuous quality improvement via external program reviews for existing programs; and strengthening the integrated management core.


  • Integrated Learning Ecosystem.   Programs that enhance learning outcomes by: improving faculty course design and classroom presence; expanding alumni- and executive-in-residence programs; developing peer mentoring and tutoring networks; adopting advanced learning technologies; and building out core tools digital libraries.


  • Transformational Experiences.  Growing undergraduate research, study abroad, and case competitions while significantly expanding experiential learning via internal programs and corporate engagement.


A cover letter is required to be fully considered


  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 4 years of professional work experience 
  • Prior experience working with teenagers, pre-college, or undergraduate students
  • One year of experience in an industry/corporation setting
  • High degree of professionalism and knowledge of corporate culture
  • Strong verbal/written communication and presentation skills 
  • Tendency to be detail-oriented 
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to facilitate student learning, network with alumni, and interact with corporate recruiters
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Understanding of an appreciation for inclusion, including the ability to work with students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds and identities
  • Ability to work some nights and weekends that are occasionally required by the nature of BOP programs and services



  • Master’s degree


Additional Information: 

  • To learn more about Purdue’s benefits summary CLICK HERE
  • Purdue will not sponsor employment authorization for this position   
  • A background check will be required for employment in this position  
  • FLSA: Exempt (Not Eligible For Overtime)  
  • Retirement Eligibility:  Defined Contribution Waiting Period  
  • Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply

Career Stream

Professional 3
Pay Band S070
Link to Purdue University's compensation guidelines: 
Job Code #20002057
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Posting Start Date:  11/22/23