Assistant Director of Engagement and Pro
The Assistant Director for Engagement and Programming designs and implements a range of diversity and inclusion engagement and programming opportunities for the Berklee community. Programmatic initiatives include the design and coordination of Berklee’s signature diversity and inclusion program series, topical events and programs, community building and affinity spaces, and student-focused workshops. In addition to developing programming that engages the broader Berklee community including faculty and staff, this position also develops engagement and programming opportunities for and with students and affinity-/identity-based student organizations and groups. This Assistant Director role is supervised by the Director for Engagement and Learning in Diversity and Inclusion and works collaboratively with all members of the Diversity and Inclusion team. This position also collaborates with institutional partners to support ongoing and emerging needs reflected in institutional strategic diversity and inclusion efforts including Berklee’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Framework, plan to address systemic racism, and other institutional efforts to promote a more inclusive campus culture and climate.


Design, coordinate, implement, and manage diversity and inclusion community building programs, topical programs, and engagement opportunities across Berklee learning environments (e.g., heritage months and commemorations, Jabulani and Lavender celebrations, identity socials and hangouts, etc.).
Collaborate with institutional partners including academic units, employee resource groups, Student and Campus Life, the Boston Conservatory at Berklee, Berklee Valencia, and others across Berklee’s learning environments to develop, coordinate, and implement signature D&I programming (e.g., Black History Celebration, fall community-building event).
Work closely with Student and Campus Life to serve as the D&I Office’s primary liaison to students and identity-/affinity-based student organizations.
Develop and deliver presentations, workshops, and information sessions (particularly to students) during orientation, new student welcome, admissions events, and other forums.
Develop and curate resources, content, materials, and communications about diversity and inclusion programs and events for the Hub, calendars, social media, etc.
Work closely with all members of the Diversity and Inclusion team, as well as other institutional partners to advance strategic and programmatic D&I work and initiatives.
Triage and respond to inquiries (particularly student-focused), including requests for program support and general inquiries.


Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent professional experience required. Masters degree or equivalent professional experience preferred.
Minimum of 2 years professional work required. Work experience within a higher ed setting preferred


Significant knowledge and experience in developing and implementing diversity and inclusion programs and events within a higher education or related context.
Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and support collegiality with a wide range of constituents across the institution (e.g, diverse backgrounds, diverse identities, and a range of knowledge and understanding of diversity and inclusion concepts and practices).
Excellent communication and writing skills (including facilitating meetings, presenting, and creating documents) for a wide variety of audiences and constituencies including students, faculty, and staff.
Strong knowledge of diversity, inclusion, equity, social justice, and related concepts.
Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, ability to manage multiple tasks and projects, and excellent reliability.
Demonstrated capacity for innovative, and creative thinking and problem solving in program development, program implementation, program delivery, and working with multiple stakeholders.
Experience working with students and student leaders in educational settings, particularly in higher education settings. This experience can include serving as a student leader.
Flexibility and adaptability with the ability to work independently as well as collaboratively with colleagues (team members, institutional partners) and students.
Ideal applicants possess knowledge of and appreciation of the performing arts, as well as an understanding of the discipline and training needed for a career in the arts.
Ideal applicants have knowledge of and experience with developing and delivering virtual programming and events using web-based platforms.

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Kayleigh Thomas
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Berklee College of Music
1140 Boylston Street
Boston, 02215