Center for Diversity - Program Coordinator/Director

Job description

Job location: Charlottesville, VA

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2019-03-05
Req: R0003419
Student Affairs Program Specialists have front-line responsibility for executing a particular function within a student affairs office or department. They typically supervise student staff, engage in student advising and problem solving, and support specific populations of students with program planning and implementation (e.g. outreach, education). Student Affairs Program Specialists generally exercise some discretion in stewarding financial resources to advance the needs of their student populations or communities.

The Center for Diversity in Engineering in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences seeks candidate for a Program Coordinator/Director (PC/D) who will manage a dynamic portfolios of activities and initiatives supporting underrepresented and underserved students and support the Center for Diversity in Engineering (CDE). Overall duties include student advising and engagement, program development and management, strategic diversity, and serving as an advocate and champion for undergraduate and graduate students from underrepresented groups.

In addition to support of the CDE, the PC/D will be responsible for the following: (i) working with stakeholders in undergraduate education, counseling and career services to improve the engineering student experience, (ii) connecting students with academic and professional opportunities including internships, research experiences for undergraduates (REUs), and study abroad, (iii) serving as a representative on committees to facilitate student advising and interventions for underserved students in need, (iv) managing summer programming including the summer Bridge program and engineering societies, (v) collaborating with internal and external partners on CDE efforts to close outcomes gaps among student populations, (vi) and working closely with multiple student groups including but not limited to the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), Society for Women in Engineering (SWE), Society for Hispanic Professional Engineers(SHPE), the Society for Asian Scientists and Engineers (SASE), and oSTEM.

The responsibilities above will be coordinated in concert with a current longitudinal research project focusing on academic achievement in STEM education. Institutional partners on this project include the Office of the Provost, affiliated faculty researchers from the Curry School of Education, the College of Arts and Sciences, and the Batten School of Public Policy. To this end, the ideal candidate will have experience using evidenced-based and data-informed approaches to both diversity, inclusion, and equity-focused work and engaging students (particularly minorities, women first-generation, rural, socio-economically disadvantaged, LGBTQQIA+) on curricular and co-curricular matters through holistic paradigms in order to best meet individual student needs. The ideal candidate will be both automonous and highly collaboratively, a creative problem-solver, and someone with a demonstrated commitment to student development, underrepresented and underserved student populations, and knowledge of high impact practices related to student success for these populations.

Required: experience working with and supporting students from diverse backgrounds, including those underrepresented in STEM education: e.g. women, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latinx, Indingenous American, and Native Hawaiian/Alaskan, students from low socio-economic backgrounds, and first-in-family.

Summary of additional duties:

  • Represent concerns of particular student populations or groups to greater University community.
  • Design and execute programs for student groups to promote leadership, service, and scholarship.
  • Develop new and enhance existing resources for student groups as needed.
  • Collaborate with student leaders in the development and implementation of judicial processes.
  • Assess programmatic efforts to ensure efficiency and adherence to University policies.
  • Maintain accurate and detailed records of groups' compliance with University policies.
  • In addition to the above job responsibilities, other duties may be assigned.

To apply, visit Complete a Staff Application online and attach a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references. The position will remain open until filled. The anticipated hiring range will be $42,000 - $53,000.

Questions regarding the application process should be directed to Ashley Cochran, Senior Academic Recruiter at [email protected]


Education: Master's degree

Experience: At least two years of experience.

Licensure: None


This is primarily a sedentary job involving extensive use of desktop computers. The job does occasionally require walking some distance to attend meetings, and programs.

The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System and the University Physician’s Group are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff.  We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences.  We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.




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Posted: 3/6/2019
Application Due: 5/5/2019
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