Program Coordinator - Department of Mechanical Engineering and Dean's Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Carnegie Mellon University
Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Internal Number: 2016512
Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) is a private, global research university that stands among the world's most renowned educational institutions. The CMU College of Engineering is ranked #4 in the 2021 U.S. News and World Report list of best engineering schools and the Department of Mechanical Engineering (MechE) is ranked among the top 10 Mechanical Engineering programs in the country. The College of Engineering Dean's Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion is partnering with the MechE department in search of a Program Coordinator.
We are looking to increase diversity among the leaders and experts in engineering to solve the most pressing problems of today. This position will assist us in guiding the next generations of problem solvers to successfully engage in an ever-changing world. This is an exciting opportunity for someone who thrives in a collaborative and progressive work environment and is committed to fostering an equitable and inclusive community.
We are looking for an energetic and engaged professional to join Mechanical Engineering and College of Engineering teams to develop and coordinate mentorship for undergraduate and graduate students primarily from populations underrepresented in engineering. This individual will also organize training for student, faculty and staff mentors to better serve our community. Additionally, this person will play an integral role in bringing an Intergroup Dialogue program to the CMU College of Engineering. Intergroup Dialogue seeks to prepare students to live and work in a diverse world and educate them in making choices that advance equity, justice and peace.
Core Responsibilities include:
Develop, coordinate and implement a system for layered mentorship in the college of engineering with a primary focus on the mechanical engineering department. This includes peer mentorship, faculty mentorship and alumni mentorship initiatives.
Communicate with and provide support to student organizations to promote sustained mentorship programs and training. Student groups could include Women in MechE, MEGSO, ASME, Pi Tau Sigma.
Collaborate with the mechanical engineering academic advisors to provide resources and support to students traditionally underrepresented in engineering.
Liaise with CMU units to introduce mechanical engineering students to opportunities (such as internships) for which they should prepare early in their careers.
Work with the Associate Dean for DEI (AD-DEI) and the college-wide DEI committee to develop and implement the Intergroup Dialogue program (see above for description of the program).
Partner with the initiatives of the AD-DEI and the Vice Provost for DEI to foster an equitable culture of inclusion.
Performs a variety of routine work within established policies and procedures.
Are you interested in this opportunity? Please apply!
Flexibility, partnership, excellence, and passion are vital qualities within Carnegie Mellon. Inclusion, collaboration, and cultural sensitivity are valued proficiencies at CMU. Therefore, we are in search of a team member who can optimally work well with a dynamic population of partners at a high level of integrity. We are looking for someone who shares our values and who will support the university through their work.
Bachelor's degree in education, psychology, social work, or a related field; Master's degree
1-3 years of experience working in the field of higher education related to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives. Experience in advising or mentoring students preferred.
You should demonstrate:
Facilitation and training skills
Excellent organization skills and attention to detail
Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
Excellent analytical, reasoning, and problem-solving skills
Ability to work in a culturally diverse environment and interact with campus community and external customers
Strong computer skills, including proficiency with MS Office (specifically Excel, Outlook, Power Point, and Word). Ability to learn a variety of software applications
Some evening and weekend hours are required.
Successful background check
Diversity and Equal Opportunity
Staff - Regular
Full Time/Part time
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Carnegie Mellon (www.cmu.edu) is a private, internationally ranked research university with programs in areas ranging from science, technology and business, to public policy, the humanities and the arts. More than 12,000 students in the university’s seven schools and colleges benefit from a small student-to-faculty ratio and an education characterized by its focus on creating and implementing solutions for real problems, interdisciplinary collaboration and innovation. A global university, Carnegie Mellon’s main campus in the United States is in Pittsburgh, Pa. It has campuses in California’s Silicon Valley and Qatar, and programs in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe and Mexico.