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Center For Diversity - Interim Director Resume Example

Jack Carter
  • XX XX XXX XXX, Potsdam, NY 13676
As a seasoned employee and passionate educator at SUNY Potsdam, I seek the permanent position as Director of the Center for Diversity serving the needs of our student's transitional and educational experiences, particularly those students from diverse backgrounds and underrepresented groups.
  • Highly motivated/strong work ethic
  • Accomplished supervisory experience
  • Creative leader willing to take on new challenges
  • Excellent writing, communication, and active listening skills 
  • Passionate and seasoned program presenter
  • Dedicated to social justice and creating an environment of equity and inclusiveness
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Publisher; Moodle Learning Community; and website management.
  • Mindfulness Meditation (actively earning teacher certification)
Interim Director, 08/2015 to Present
Center for Diversity, SUNY Potsdam Potsdam, NY
  • Responsible for the administration and management of the Center for Diversity; meet all reporting requirements, hire, supervise, and evaluate staff.
  • Provide services and program opportunities that meet the academic and personal goals of multicultural students and diverse cultural backgrounds.
  • Serve as a resource for existing multicultrual student organizations.
  • Manage department budgets
  • Project Director of the $900,000 Native American Teaching Initiative grant. 
  • Work collaboratively with the offices of Admissions and Financial Aid, Student Affairs Division, and Faculty to recruit and retain a diverse student population.
  • Serve as an academic advisor for several undeclared/exploratory students.
  • Serve as a focal point for the SUNY Native American Initiative and lead the Northern Consortium of Native American Initiatives.
  • Serve on the Diversity In Action Collation (DIAC) Steering Committee and Campus Climate, Outreach, and Bias Response subcommittee.
Director, 01/2003 to 08/2015
Student and Family Transitions, SUNY Potsdam Potsdam, NY
  • Planned, developed, and implemented Orientation and Family Weekend programs for first-year, transfer, and adult learner students and their family members.
  • Facilitated an annual 3-week Orientation Leader Training program.
  • Developed, administered, and taught the First Year Success Seminar (FYSS) course.
  • Developed and facilitated an annual one-day FYSS Instructor Training workshop.
  • Coordinated the First Year Success Seminar Common Reading Program and Guest Author Speaker Series for FYSS students.
  • Proposed and successfully modified the FYSS course from a 1-credit hour to a 2-credit hour course.
  • Planned and hosted the annual New Student Convocation Ceremony.
  • Served on the Welcome Weekend Committee and planned and organized the annual Welcome Weekend Comedian.
  • Implemented and coordinated the Bear Bus program for students traveling to the Capital, Rockland County, New York City, and Long Island regions during college breaks.
  • Presented Student and Family Transitions programs at Admissions Open Houses, New Faculty Orientation, College Council, Residence Life Programming, and at A Major Affair.
  • Presented as a Diversity Awareness Educator at countless FYSS classes, graduate classes, Residence Life Programming, Student Government Association groups, College Writing Center Tutorial Training, and several non-profit agencies such as Reachout, Renewal House, etc.
  • Academic Advisor for over thirty undeclared/exploratory first-year and sophomore students. 
  • Served as a FYE Fellow for first-year students in the Residential Life's "First Year Experience" program.
  • Served as a faculty advisor for three student groups (Gender and Sexuality Alliance, formerly the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Ally Association, Potsdam Women's Rugby Team, and the Non-Traditional Student Association) 
  • Supervised the Coordinator of Veteran and Military Services, the former Assistant Director of Student and Family Transitions, Orientation Leaders, and undergraduate and graduate students.
Adjunct Instructor, 01/2001 to 01/2014
English and Communication Department, SUNY Potsdam Potsdam, NY
  • Instructor for COMM 106: Basic Principles of Speech
  • Instructor for COMM 105: Mass Media Communication
  • Instructor for COMP 101: Writing and Critical Thinking 
  • Instructor for COMM 390: Gay and Lesbian Communication
Graduate Assistant, 10/2000 to 01/2002
Campus Civility Center/Multicultural Affairs, SUNY Potsdam Potsdam, NY
  • Developed and implemented the Students Teaching Tolerance (STT) diversity awareness training program.
  • Coordinated and facilitated a "train the trainees" program for student volunteers interested in Students Teaching Tolerance (STT) diversity awareness program.
  • Marketed, organized, and facilitated the STT programs in the college's residential halls and at North Country middle and high schools.
  • Facilitated workshops for campus and non-profit agencies in Conflict Resolution and Mediation and in Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Sensitivity/Safe Zone Training.
  • Managed public relations and marketing of the Campus Civility Center and Mediation Center 
  • Submitted six grant proposals seeking funding for the Campus Civility Center; received a $5000 grant to support the STT program.
  • Recipient of The Research and Sponsored Program Grant Writing Initiative Award, May 2002 Professional Development.
  • Attended the National Multicultural Diversity Conference.
Master of Arts: English, Communication, and Discourse, Dec 2003 State University of New York - Potsdam
English, Communication, and Discourse
Bachelor of Arts: May 2000 State University of New York - Potsdam, NY
Major: Sociology
Minor: Women's Studies
National Omicron Delta Kappa Leadership Society
Sigma Tau Delta International English Honor Society
Committees and Memberships
  • Member, Diversity In Action Coalition (DIAC)
  • Member, Enrollment Management Committee
  • Member, Retention Task Force
  • Member, Campus Safety Advisory Board Member
  • Member, American Association of University Women
  • Member, National Association for Orientation, Transition, and Retention
  • Graduate, SUNY Leadership Institute "Rising Stars" 
  • SUNY Potsdam, October 2015, "Embracing Diversity: Words Have Power!" open campus-wide workshop and student panel discussion
  • SUNY Potsdam, October 2015 "Safe Zone Training for RAs"
  • SUNY Potsdam, September 2015, Women and Leadership Program, moderated "Diversity and Leadership" panel discussion
  • SUNY Potsdam, September 2014, Women and Leadership Program, "Gender and Leadership" panel discussion
  • SUNY Potsdam, September 2013 Women and Leadership Program "Gender Role Stereotypes and Leadership"presenter.
  • National Conference on First-Year Experience, Orlando, FL, February 2013 "Let's Talk About Civility" presenter
  • NODA Regional Conference, Burlington, VT, March 2012 "Getting a Fresh Start with Mother Earth: Team Retreat in the Adirondack Park" presenter
  • NODA Regional Conference, Ithaca, NY, March 2010 "Healthy Choices: SUNY Potsdam Takes a 'Bear Talk' Break" co-presenter
  • PFLAG Chapter, Staff Development Day, SUNY Potsdam, March 2010 "Creating a Safe Zone for LGBT Youth"co-chair 
  • National Conference on First Year Experience, Orlando, FL February 2009 "A Huge Success: How to Bridge the Gap Between Academic and Residential First Year Programs" co-presenter
  • 2006 NODA Regional Conference, Mystic, CT March 2007 "Hook, Line, and Sinker: Connecting Through the NODA Internship Experience" co-presenter
  • NODA Regional Conference, Saratoga Springs, NY March, 2004 "Everyday Zen Orientation: Balancing New Career Expectations and Personal Life" presenter
  • ECAC, April, 2004, masters thesis: "It's All in a Joke: A Rhetorical Analysis of Kate Clinton's Stand-up comedy Routine" presenter
Community Service
  • Volunteer, Canton-Potsdam Hospital, Alcohol and Drug Rehab Unit, Mindfulness Meditation (2015)
  • Co-Presidentand At-large Board Member of Parents and Friends and Families of Lesbians and Gays( 2005 – 2011) 
  • Past Treasurer and Vice President of PRISM, TheGay and Lesbian Concerns Group of Northern New York (1998 – 2001)  
  • TrainedHospice Volunteer (March 1999) 
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Previous Companies:

  • Center for Diversity
  • SUNY Potsdam
  • Student and Family Transitions

Previous Job Positions:

  • Interim Director
  • Director
  • Adjunct Instructor
  • Graduate Assistant


  • State University of New York

Level of Education:

  • Master of Arts
  • Bachelor of Arts

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