Student Diversity & Inclusion Program Coordinator

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Position Title Student Diversity & Inclusion Program Coordinator About Susquehanna

As a living, learning and working community, Susquehanna University affirms its commitment to being an engaged, culturally inclusive campus. As we seek to embody the rich diversity of the human community, we commit ourselves to the full participation of persons who represent the breadth of human difference. The university encourages candidates from historically underrepresented groups to apply. Susquehanna University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Susquehanna University is a national liberal arts college committed to excellence in educating students for productive, creative and reflective lives of achievement, leadership and service in a diverse, dynamic and interdependent world. Its more than 2,200 undergraduates come from 35 states and 22 countries, and all students study away through Susquehanna’s unique Global Opportunities program. Susquehanna University’s 325 acre campus, noted for its beauty, is located in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania, 50 miles north of Harrisburg in the scenic Susquehanna River Valley, about a three hour drive from Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., and New York City. For more information, please visit

Position Summary

The program coordinator assists in the overall daily operations of the Center for Diversity and Inclusion, coordinates cultural awareness programs for students, and assists in the implementation of diversity and inclusion initiatives for the student body. The program coordinator provides guidance, advisement, and resource information to students from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds with the explicit goal of improving satisfaction, engagement and retention. This position partners with other campus departments on programmatic cultural activities and events that supplement classroom experiences and works closely with faculty and staff in developing co-curricular activities focused on multiculturalism and diversity, as well as assists with the coordination of diversity awareness, training, and educational programs — in conjunction with student organizations, other University departments and community partners — that intentionally relate to supporting student success.
Specific Responsibilities
Related to Multicultural Programming:
•Develops, manages, researches, and assesses programs and activities focusing on outcomes related to identity engagement, leadership, and education with special attention to underrepresented populations, collaborating with key stakeholders across the University (Academic Departments, Advancement, Admissions, Financial Aid, and Alumni Relations).
•Plans university-wide programs, including MLK Convocation, Umoja Ceremonies, Heritage Month events, and other collaborative special events as assigned, as well as the Center’s year-round weekly Let’s Talk discussions.
•Selects, trains, and advises several student workers, and assists in advising multicultural related student committees
Related to Communications and Technology Management:
•Develops and implements a marketing and communication strategic plan that raises the visibility of the Center for Diversity and Inclusion, including a significant web presence, email messaging, online and print advertisements.
•Coordinates publicity and communication to students, faculty, staff, alumni and other constituencies including through social media platforms.
•Advises student organizations on branding, marketing, and communication efforts.
Related to Advising and Student Support:
•Advises students on how to successfully navigate the university by connecting them with appropriate campus and community resources.
•Trains student leaders and peer mentors on best practices to maximize outcomes.
Related to Research, Data, and Assessment Management:
•Assesses Center programs and services, tracking student engagement and develops initiatives for the systematic and continuous improvement of departmental practices in the areas of data tracking.
•Maintains an up-to-date understanding of national best practices and literature on college student engagement, student inclusivity and belonging, and community well-being and retention.
•Provides technical expertise in analyzing and publishing data for creation of Annual Report, Bias Response Report, and other documents.

Required Qualifications

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities
Demonstrated ability to collaborate with campus partners, strong interpersonal skills, ability to advise students and organizations from diverse backgrounds and identities, ability to collect and use data to assess initiative effectiveness, project management and program planning skills, and contemporary knowledge of diversity and inclusion in higher education.
Master degree in student affairs or relevant field or combination of bachelor degree and two years of related educational experience in higher education or diversity field.
Physical Demand
Position requires the ability to stand or sit for extended periods of time. Position requires the ability to move about the campus. Position requires the ability to talk and to hear instruction. Working conditions are indoor. Evening and weekend availability may be required.

Preferred Qualifications

Prior experience working with underrepresented student populations, coordinating programs in a higher education environment and implementing diversity and inclusion initiatives strongly preferred.

Special Instructions to the Applicant Benefits Eligible Yes Number of Months 12 months Other Number of Months Full-Time/Part-Time Full Time Work Schedule/Hours per Week Administrative/Salaried Posting date 04/19/2019 Closing date 05/19/2019 Open Until Filled No Anticipated Start Date Posting Number AH00573 Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Documents for Application Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Diversity & Inclusion Statement
  2. Other Additional Documents




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Posted: 4/20/2019
Application Due: 5/21/2019
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