The Office of Equity and Diversity Resources advances the college’s commitment to equity and diversity by implementing and supporting campus-wide initiatives that strategically and proactively promote a culture of inclusiveness. The office develops innovative educational programs and training activities specific to equal opportunity, diversity and inclusion, and harassment prevention that will enhance intercultural competence and promote an affirming environment in which all can flourish. The office also monitors compliance with federal Equal Employment Opportunity regulations, other non-discrimination statutes, such as Titles VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, Title IX, Americans with Disabilities Act, and State of Maine Human Rights Act, and college policies.
Reporting to the Director of the Office of Equity and Diversity Resources, the Program Coordinator helps to coordinate, sustain, support and evaluate programs, including all functions related to compliance and training. The Program Coordinator provides assistance with research into best practices, policy development and review, and training necessary to preserve an equitable and inclusive work and educational environment. The position is also responsible for all administrative functions of the office such as correspondence, reports, budgets, and meeting management.
Program Development, Management and Assessment: (a) assists with research into best practices and programs for ensuring compliance with federal Equal Employment Opportunity regulations, other non-discrimination statutes, including state regulations, and college policies; (b) assists with development, implementation, and monitoring of equity, diversity, and inclusion programs; (c) works with other administrative offices, students, and faculty in program planning, development, implementation and assessment; (d) assists the Director in preparing presentations, educational materials, communications, and reports.
Representative of Equity and Diversity Resources: (a) attends meetings and participates in equity and diversity-related workshops and conferences, both on and off campus, to represent the office in a positive and professional manner; (b) takes minutes during meetings sponsored by the office and other appropriate gatherings, as directed; (c) represents Bates' institutional mission and educational philosophy to constituencies both on and off campus; (d) supervises student staff of the Office of Equity and Diversity Resources as necessary.
General Office Management Duties: (a) drafts correspondence and replies to routine inquiries; (b) manages and updates departmental website; (c) drafts letters of invitation (to speakers and presenters) and contracts for review by the Director; (d) manages the purchase of supplies and equipment for office and assists in the monitoring and management of the office’s budget; (e) schedules and organizes complex activities such as meetings, travel, conferences and office functions; (f) greets and establishes rapport with all visitors, calls and individuals contacting the office; and (g) establishes and maintains confidential historical and office files.
Other duties as assigned in order to achieve the college’s educational mission.
Hours may include occasional nights and weekends.
Bachelor’s degree required. Preferred areas: anthropology, cultural/ethnic studies, history, sociology, human resource management or related discipline.
The ideal candidate will possess a strong commitment to equity, diversity, and social justice and an ability to demonstrate intercultural competence, awareness, and sensitivity. The position requires a demonstrated knowledge of and work experience with policies and programs relating to equity, access, diversity, and inclusion. The candidate must have prior experience with program development, management, and evaluation, especially with respect to diversity programs. Significant experience working in an undergraduate institution, preferably a liberal arts college, is preferred.
The ideal candidate will have demonstrated success reaching out across such categories as race, ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, abilities, and other factors. The position requires an ability to interact and collaborate across campus constituencies, including students, staff, faculty, and alumni.
Excellent oral, written and interpersonal skills; ability to handle confidential and sensitive information discreetly; ability to work independently and with a team; and ability to prioritize deadlines effectively. Candidate must be personable and possess a professional demeanor; dependable, detailed oriented, resourceful, flexible, and a willing learner. The position requires strong organizational and research skills.
Knowledge of policies and procedures related to federal, state, and local laws such as Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employment, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Titles VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act and Title IX.
Advanced proficiency in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint required. Knowledge of Filemaker Pro, or other database management programs, and WordPress preferred.
Bates College is committed to building and maintaining a workforce that accurately reflects the diversity
of our student body, alumni network, and local community. We encourage individuals of diverse
backgrounds to apply and are committed to hiring individuals who value a diverse and inclusive work
environment. Bates is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
Applicants should submit a resume and letter of interest online at http://www.bates.edu/employment . Applications received after
December 10th cannot be guaranteed full consideration. The position will remain open until filled.
Our preference is that all documents uploaded be in a .pdf format as one document. Incomplete
applications may not be considered. Questions regarding the application process may be directed to
Amie Parker, Employment Manager, via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org .