The Coordinator of Diversity and Inclusion works within the University Career Center to maximize opportunities for under-represented students to connect with career advisors and with employers. The position serves as the primary liaison to JUM offices, programs and student organizations that attract, support and develop under-represented students, including those for racial and ethnic minority populations, first-generation and low-income students, students with disabilities, military veterans, and various non-traditional students.
1. Create, implement and evaluate programs, services and resources that support the career development and job search of under-represented students (racial and ethnic minorities, first-generation, low-income, students with disabilities, veterans, etc.).
2.Increase the number of under-represented students that engage with our office and its programs, who specifically participate in on-campus recruiting events, and who secure internships and jobs with select employers.
3.Serve as the liaison to other offices, programs and organizations (e.g. Center for Multicultural Student Services, Centennial Scholars, Madison Scholars, Black Alumni Chapter, etc.) that support our diversity and inclusion mission and are able to link us to under-represented students.
4.Participate in university events that provide opportunities to engage with potential and admitted students – admission fairs, CHOICES programs, freshman and transfer orientation.
5.Supervise a student assistant, coordinate programs and messaging with Career Educators, serve as a resource to the Student Advisory Board, and interact periodically with the leaders of relevant student organizations.
Required: 1. Bachelor’s degree
Preferred: 1. Master’s degree in a related field 2. At least two years of experience designing, conducting, and evaluating programs and services that specifically support under-represented college students or young adults. 3. Knowledge of theories, models and best practices related to diversity, equity and inclusion, particularly in educational settings. 4. Experience and ability creating and sustaining collaborative relationships with other departments, agencies and organizations. 5. Demonstrated effective writing and oral communication skills, culminating in the capacity to influence others toward the pursuit of common goals. 6. Understanding and appreciation of college student engagement, learning and success theories and practices, including the relationship between learning environments and college outcomes. 7. Ability to work effectively as part of a diverse team. 8. Ability to effectively supervise professional and student staff.
Additional Salary Information: JMU’s Dual Career and Community Resources Program is available for candidates that will be relocating to the area. For more information, please visit https://bit.ly/2OTF1NG.