Program Specialist, Race & Pedagogy Institute

May 18, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

University of Puget Sound

Program Specialist, Race & Pedagogy Institute

Job ID: 3599

Location: Community Projects

Full/Part Time: Full-Time


Position Description:

The Race and Pedagogy Institute (RPI) is a collaboration of the University of Puget Sound and the South Sound community which educates students and teachers at all levels to think critically about race and to act to eliminate racism (see ). The RPI Program Specialist provides fulltime support for the Institute through tasks pertinent to the planning, development, and implementation of RPI programs and mission. This includes primary administrative responsibilities for the office; supervising student workers; serving as a liaison for campus and community constituents; grant-writing and fund-raising; and advancing the technological development of the Institute.


    Work with leadership to coordinate all RPI events and programs. Supervise student workers. Serve as a liaison for campus and community constituents including the Community Partners Forum. Identify funding sources including diverse local and regional assets and write grant proposals in support of RPI. Collect and maintain all records for the purposes of ongoing reflection and assessment, archive building, and institutional memory. Develop the technological capacity of the Institute in order to advance its work and reach. Work with the Director or designated leadership to ensure that the Institute remains current on academic, community based, and funding innovations. Support and participate in the meetings of the Leadership Team. Supervise student workers. Perform other duties related to the work of RPI



    An undergraduate degree or equivalent credential or combination of education and experience Strong administrative, organizational, interpersonal and communication skills The ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds The ability to work independently

    Background in administration, grant writing, and fundraising

    Technological skills

Diversity Statement:

  • We acknowledge the richness of commonalities and differences we share as a university community; the intrinsic worth of all who work and study here; that education is enhanced by investigation of and reflection upon multiple perspectives.
  • We aspire to create respect for and appreciation of all persons as a key characteristic of our campus community; to increase the diversity of all parts of our University community through commitment to diversity in our recruitment and retention efforts; to foster a spirit of openness to active engagement among all members of our campus community.
  • We act to achieve an environment that welcomes and supports diversity; to ensure full educational opportunity for all who teach and learn here; to prepare effectively citizen-leaders for a pluralistic world.

Puget Sound is committed to an environment that welcomes and supports diversity. We seek diversity of identity, thought, perspective, and background in our students, faculty, and staff. To learn more please visit:

Compensation and Benefits: Decisions about starting salaries are made based on the extent and relatedness of the candidate's education and experience and on internal equity and market considerations.

This position is non-exempt from the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Puget Sound offers a generous benefits package. For more information, visit:

Application Deadline: Search and selection procedures will be closed when a sufficient number of qualified candidates have been identified.

Required Documents:

When prompted to upload required documents, please upload resume. All additional documents can be uploaded within the application before submission. Applications submitted without the required attachments will not be considered.

  • Resume
  • Letter of Interest
  • List of three (3) professional references

All offers of employment are contingent on successful completion of a background inquiry and if applicable for the position, drug screen, physical test and functional assessment.

The University of Puget Sound is an equal opportunity employer.

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How to Apply
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About Puget Sound
Puget Sound is a selective national liberal arts college in Tacoma, Washington, drawing 2,600 students from 48 states and 20 countries. Puget Sound graduates include Rhodes and Fulbright scholars, notables in the arts and culture, entrepreneurs and elected officials, and leaders in business and finance locally and throughout the world. A low student-faculty ratio provides Puget Sound students with personal attention from faculty who have a strong commitment to teaching and offer 1,200 courses each year in more than 40 traditional and interdisciplinary fields, including graduate programs in occupational and physical therapy and in education. Puget Sound is the only nationally ranked independent undergraduate liberal arts college in Western Washington, and one of just five independent colleges in the Pacific Northwest granted a charter by Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s most prestigious academic honorary society. Visit "About Puget Sound" ( to learn more about the college.

As a strategic goal and through our core values, University of Puget Sound is committed to an environment that welcomes and supports diversity. We seek diversity of identity, thought, perspective, and background in our students, faculty, and staff. EOE/AA


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