Coordinator, Diversity and Inclusive Programs
Requisition Number: S00696P: Diversity and Unity Center
Position Category: Staff
Campus Location: Weber State University - Ogden, UT
Hours Per Week: 40
Months Per Year: 12
Pay Grade: E31
Job Summary/Basic Function:
The Diversity and Inclusive Programs Coordinator plans and implements programs, activities, and events with the involvement of students and other campus and community constituencies. The Coordinator promotes cross cultural educational opportunities on campus and works closely with other Access & Diversity areas (such as the Center for Multicultural Excellence, College Access and First-Year Transitions, and the LGBT Resource Center) and other Student Affairs areas as well as other university departments to provide opportunities for students to get involved in cultural identity programming and celebrations. The coordinator also assists those areas with program design and implementation.
The Coordinator works closely with Student Involvement and Leadership (SIL) office to develop leadership workshops, six-column model and strategic planning, consults on diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice items, and advises the WSUSA Diversity and Unity Board. In this role, the Coordinator helps guide the WSUSA Diversity and Unity Board's annual/semester events by advising members throughout the development and implementation of programs including social media, outreach, community-building, and other educational events.These large scale programs include Heritage & History Months, Block Party, the Native Symposium, the Gospel Music Festival, and Multicultural Graduations.
This position also collaborates with the University's Office of Diversity (Assistant Vice President for Diversity & Chief Diversity Officer and the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Coordinator) by helping to coordinate institutional events/programs, such as the Diversity Conference, promoting inclusivity and diversity at the campus and community level. The Coordinator reports to the Assistant Vice President in Student Affairs in Access and Diversity and the Student Involvement and Leadership Director and receives direction for institutional events from the Assistant Vice President for Diversity and Chief Diversity Officer.
This position works to develop assessment efforts within the unit; including basic tracking of activities, program evaluation, and measurement of learning outcomes. The position helps to Incorporate assessment data and best practices for learning outcomes, outcome measures, and evaluation procedures.
The portion monitors various budgets including a shared budget between the Office of Diversity and Inclusive Programs and the WSUSA Diversity & Unity Board, the Gospel Music Festival Endowment, and the Allen Holmes Diversity Symposium Endowment, and spending for these initiatives and actively seek to create new revenue streams and expand existing revenue streams.
In this position, it is expected to write up annual reports, strategic plans, 6 column model, and other documents as needed. Further, this position works to cultivate and maintain collaborative working relationships with other departments within Student Affairs, Academic Affairs, Community Partners and other areas of the university to implement programming and retention services for underrepresented students.
This position may also supervise a “Program Specialist” to assist with the daily operations of the Diversity and Inclusive Programs area. This person in this position is expected to serve on a variety of campus and community committees as a representative of Access and Diversity and the Division of Student Affairs to promote and advocate for diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice issues.
Two years of full-time experience related to development of educational, cultural, and social programs designed to improve the quality of the educational and social experiences of college age students and underrepresented students in particular.
Two years of full-time workshop facilitation and training experience for diverse audiences.
One year full-time experience providing student leadership development.
Effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
Education: Master’s Degree in Higher Education Administration, Counseling, Educational Leadership, Student Affairs, Education, Cultural Studies, or a related field.
Experience: Two years of college student advising and/or mentoring.
Proven ability to develop, implement and assess diversity-related programs that engage a university wide audience.
Demonstrated experience developing, implementing and assessing programs.
Ability to balance the institution’s policies and interests with the needs of students.
Skills: Ability to engage a diverse group of students, colleagues and stakeholders.
Ability to build relationships across campus from administrative to academic areas.
Organizational skills and ability to prioritize tasks, meet deadlines, and successfully handle multiple projects concurrently.
Proven ability to collaborate successfully with campus and community partners to develop innovative and engaging diversity programs and initiatives.
Ability to work independently, analyze and make decisions related to program content.
Public speaking, budgeting, workshop presentations, training sessions, PR and marketing experience, use of computer technology and social media.
Background Check? Yes
WSU offers a generous benefits package that includes medical, dental, long-term disability, life insurance, retirement, a wellness program with release time and paid incentives, tuition benefits, free tickets to athletic and performing arts events, and paid holidays, vacation, and sick leave.
Job Open Date: 01/12/2021
Review Date: 01/26/2021
Open Until Filled: Yes
Notes to Applicant:
To apply, please complete the online application and attach a cover letter, current resume, and the names and contact information for three professional references.
Screening of applications will begin January 26, 2021. Position will remain open until filled.
Criminal background check required as a condition of employment.
Physical Activity of this position: Expressing or exchanging ideas. Those activities in which they must convey detailed or important instructions to other workers accurately or quickly. , Ability to receive detailed information with or without assistance.
Physical Requirements of this position: Sedentary work. Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or consistently to move objects, including the human body. Sitting most of the time. Walking and standing only occasionally if ever.
Visual Acuity Requirements including color, depth perception and field of vision: Required to perform activities such as preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; using a computer terminal; extensive reading.
The conditions the worker will be subject to in this position: None. The worker is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions (such as in typical office or administrative work).
To apply, visit https://jobs.weber.edu/postings/12599
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