Coordinator for Graduate Student Engagement and Support

Carnegie Mellon University  |  Pittsburgh, PA

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Job Overview

Posted one week ago Full-Time

Job Details

Position Title:

Coordinator for Graduate Student Engagement and Support

Onsite Event Position ID: 2612
Job Type: Adult/Commuter/Off-Campus Student Services International Student Services LGBT Services Multicultural/Diversity/ALANA Services
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Positions Available: 1
Institution Type: Private not-for-profit, 4-year
Institution Size: < 8,000 Students
Employer ID: 32490

Stated Non-Discrimination Policy

Gender Expression / Identity Sexual Orientation

Benefits

Housing for Position:
None provided
Benefits
Housing for Position:
None provided
Qualifications
Education:
Masters Preferred, Bachelors Required
Major Preference:
Counseling, Higher Education, Student Affairs, Other Education
Experience:
0-1 Year

Qualifications
Education:
Masters Preferred, Bachelors Required
Major Preference:
Counseling, Higher Education, Student Affairs, Other Education
Experience:
0-1 Year

Position Description

The Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion, or the Center as known on campus, represents the importance and influence of equity and inclusive excellence in every aspect of the Carnegie Mellon student experience. We are a team oriented unit, with dual reporting lines to the Division of Student Affairs and the Vice Provost for Education, and affect the student experience by cultivating cultural engagement, fostering a sense of belonging, and challenging systems of privilege and oppression. We work to continuously support the success of historically underrepresented student populations through developing community, active mentorship, and personal empowerment; all while collaborating with students, staff, faculty, and alumni to develop creative programs designed to increase and advance individual and collective intercultural competency development.

Are you energized by an opportunity to strengthen an existing team of student affairs professionals? Do you thrive in an environment that is working to build upon their foundation of work in the diversity, equity, and inclusion space? We are hiring for three new positions; in addition to this one, please review our Director, Student Programs and Engagement and Assistant Director, Student Leadership and Intergroup Engagement opportunities and apply if interested!

We are seeking a creative and optimistic team member with a passion for inclusion and equity to join as a Coordinator for Graduate Student Engagement and Support. This is an excellent opportunity if you thrive in an interesting and important work environment. In this new role, you will focus on encouraging an environment where graduate students with minoritized or underrepresented identities can thrive by supporting campus recruitment, providing opportunities for exploration of identity, and developing affinity group programming. Reporting to the Director of Student Programs and Engagement, you will also work to build individual capacity for our students through leadership opportunities and alumni connection.

Core responsibilities will include:
  • Mentoring and coaching graduate students in a one-on-one environment;

  • Organizing and implementing program and event planning to support the graduate student experience to include affinity-based programming and advancement of LGBTQ+ initiatives;

  • Supporting recruitment efforts of underrepresented graduate students by working with colleges across campus; and

  • Assisting with the general functions of the office via routine staff meetings, participation in campus events and signature programs, assisting with response and student support during critical incident moments on campus or in the broader global community, and assisting with business continuity planning and crisis management.

  • Flexibility, excellence, responsiveness, and compassion are vital qualities within the Center.

  • Diversity, equity and inclusion guide our values and serve as our foundation. We seek and cultivate diverse populations and perspectives. We do so because it is paramount to our commitment to having a culturally engaging campus environment for our students to thrive. Inclusion, collaboration and cultural competency are critical to academic excellence and innovation. Therefore, we are in search of a team member who is able to effectively interact with a varied population of internal and external partners at a high level of integrity. We are looking for someone who shares our values and who will support the mission of the university through their work.

You should demonstrate:
  • Strong understanding of contemporary diversity, equity, inclusion, multiculturalism concepts and issues, especially as they apply to the graduate student experience;

  • Strong and proven ties to contemporary LGBTQA+ communities and national, social, cultural, and educational initiatives;

  • Steadfast dedication to equity and justice; 

  • Success as it relates to implementing innovative planning, programming, access/recruitment, and community development;

  • Successful track record of leading projects in a multi-stakeholder environment and inspiring change;

  • Advanced interpersonal and intercultural communication skills; and

  • Capability to facilitate presentations and address large campus and community audiences.

Due to the nature of this work, you should be able and willing to work evening and weekend hours, as they may be required.

 
More Information

Please visit “Why Carnegie Mellon” to learn more about becoming part of an institution inspiring innovations that change the world.  A listing of employee benefits is available at: www.cmu.edu/jobs/benefits-at-a-glance/.

Carnegie Mellon University is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran.
Carnegie Mellon University does not discriminate in admission, employment, or administration of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, handicap or disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, ancestry, belief, veteran status, or genetic information. Furthermore, Carnegie Mellon University does not discriminate and is required not to discriminate in violation of federal, state, or local laws or executive orders. Inquiries concerning the application of and compliance with this statement should be directed to the university ombudsman, Carnegie Mellon University, 5000 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, telephone 412-268-1018. Obtain general information about Carnegie Mellon University by calling 412-268-2000.

Job Requirements

Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in a related field required; Master’s highly desired.

Minimum one year of professional experience in higher education in a role related to advancing these initiatives required; leadership experience and formal training in inter-group dialogue facilitation preferred.

Experience advising and supporting students who come from underrepresented ethnic and racial groups and LGBTQIA social identities, mentoring and coaching graduate students for academic success and career readiness, and cultivating partnerships to provide student support highly desired.
 
Requirements
Background check
Pennsylvania Act 153

Application Information

Please go to the website Careers@Carnegie Mellon (www.cmu.edu/jobs) and search for the appropriate Job Number 2015006 for the Coordinator of Graduate Student Engagement & Support position. Please create a user profile and then apply utilizing the on-line link. For Technical Assistance: Carnegie Mellon Staff Job Search Portal Monday–Friday, 8:30 am–5:00 pm ET Email: jobs-help@andrew.cmu.edu When emailing the HR Systems Help Desk, please do not include certain personal information, such as date of birth or Social Security number. Accessibility Needs for Applicants Carnegie Mellon University makes every effort to provide physical and programmatic access to individuals with disabilities. If you require an accommodation to participate in any part of the employment process, please contact Equal Opportunity Services by emailing employeeaccess@andrew.cmu.edu or calling 412-268-3930.

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