Training Coordinator, Student Diversity & Inclusion Initiatives

Potsdam, NY
Apr 25, 2019
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Posting Details

Position Information

Job TitleTraining Coordinator, Student Diversity & Inclusion InitiativesPosting NumberStaff 2014000963FLSANon-ExemptLevelFull-time/ Part-timeFull-timeIs this a temporary Position?No Position Summary Information

Job Description Summary

Position Summary:
Under the direction of the Chief Inclusion Officer, this position will manage co-curricular programs and initiatives supporting Clarkson’s vision of education and strategic plan. This incumbent will be responsible for setting a strategic direction in programs for all D&I student organizations and professional societies. This position is responsible for successfully managing an effective communication plan to students and the wider Clarkson community and will work collaboratively with offices across campus and external communities to drive the achievement of Clarkson’s recruitment and retention of a diverse student population while creating an inclusive community.

General Purpose:
Establish Clarkson as the best-in-class student experience related to diversity and inclusion.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Develop and manage program to lead to greater diversity, inter-personal and culture competencies for all Clarkson students.
  • In Partnership with other key campus stakeholders, including but not limited Student Affairs, Director of Center for Academic Excellence, Title IX Coordinator, to ensure the achievement of Clarkson’s D&I Strategic Plan.
  • Provide guidance and development services to the Student Professional Societies and multi- cultural student groups.
  • With guidance from and partnership with Chief Inclusion Office (CIO):
  • Develop and manage D&I training for all students and alumni.
  • Responsible for the D&I Goals for the Student populations.
  • Develop goals, assess program effectiveness, and implement improvement.
  • Oversee Develop process to gather student feedback on campus climate.
  • Create and manage or partner with other campus function to provide opportunities for cross diversity, cultural exchange, dialog, bias response, engagement for all student population.
  • Oversee and train multicultural student organizations (CIA, student leaders, etc.).
  • Develop and implement an advocacy, peer mentoring and program/workshop facilitator program.
  • Establish and grow an external network (e.g. HBCUs, local schools and community colleges, community based organizations) to build diversity pipelines.
  • Establish and maintain local and national network to stay informed of best practices.
  • Serve as ex offcio member of the Climate and Engagement Committee and D&I 5.
  • Serves as the campus Subject Matter expert in Student Diversity and Inclusion and insight.
  • Collaborate with the network of stakeholders, internal and external, (admissions, The Clarkson School, etc.) to attract a diverse body of students.
  • In partnership with support services across campus, Identify, develop, and submit proposals to secure external funding for Student D&I Initiatives / programs.
  • Supervisor the Assistant Director of Student D&I Program
  • Ongoing training and Professional Development.
  • This position will occasionally work nontraditional hours, including evenings and weekends.
  • This position includes occasional travel when necessary.
  • Perform other relevant duties & initiatives as assigned

Essential Skills:

  • Ability to relate well with all level of staff, faculty, and especially students.
  • Demonstrated high degree of effective listening and communication skills, verbal and written, including communication planning.
  • Demonstrated high degree of inter-personal and inter-cultural competencies 
* Conflict Resolution skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully collaborate across many department, functions, divisions, communities.
  • Experience in developing, managing, and/or delivery D&I function in a higher education environment.
  • Ability to articulate, develop, and manage program and improvement initiatives.
  • Demonstrated ability to multitask, be detail oriented and bringing tasks and projects to successful completion.
  • Proficient or advance competency in MS Office, google docs, social media platforms and other related productivity applications (Peoplesoft)
  • Demonstrated ability to work with culturally diverse populations.
  • Ability to excel in team environments.
Minimum Qualifications:
Include Education,
Experience, and Skills

Minimal Qualifications:

  • Bachelors’ Degree required

Minimal Experience:

  • 1-3 years of para professional experience in student engagement/programming/training and D & I in a higher education setting.
Preferred Qualifications:
Include Education,
Experience, and Skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree
  • Second language
Physical Demands

Physical Demands:
The physical demands characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Clarkson is committed to complying with the guidelines set forth under the Americans with Disabilities Act.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; bend and stoop. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
  • Ability to set up and take down small displays and tables.
  • Regular use of the telephone and e-mail for communication is essential.
  • Sitting for extended periods of time is common.
  • Other demands as required by specific position
Posting Detail Information

Close DateOpen Date04/24/2019Open Until FilledYesSpecial Instructions for this Posting

Clarkson University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer.
All offers of employment are subject to the applicant successfully passing a background check (including, but not limited to, employment verification, educational and other credential verification, and criminal records).

Reference Request Details

Maximum Number of Reference Requests3Minimum Number of Reference Requests2Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • Academic Keys
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Clarkson Website
    • Massena-Potsdam Courier Observer
    • Hispanic Outlook
    • IM Diversity
    • Insight Into Diversity
    • JTPA
    • LinkedIn
    • New York Job Bank
    • North Country This Week
    • St. Lawrence Plaindealer
    • Veterans Administration
    • Watertown Daily Times
    • Ogdensburg Journal
    • Employee Referral
    • Alumni Referral
    • Conference Referral
    • Indeed
    • List-serv
    • Discipline specific journals
    • Discipline specific website
    • Times Union
    • Other
    • I do not wish to answer
  2. * What is the highest level of completed education that you currently hold?
    • Highschool Diploma/GED
    • Associates Degree
    • Bachelors Degree
    • Masters Degree
    • ABD (all but disertation)
    • Phd
  3. * Do you have 1-3 years of para professional experience in student engagement/programming and D & I in a higher education setting?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * How do you embrace Diversity?

    (Open Ended Question)

Documents Needed to ApplyRequired Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents