Student Affairs Officer III

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Job Title Student Affairs Officer III Requisition Number RE18710 Working Title CGPDI Program Coordinator Department Name 18402:Ctr for Grad/Prof Diversity Initiatives Work Location Lexington, KY Grade Level 44 Salary Range $40,872-65,395/year Type of Position Staff Position Time Status Full-Time Required Education


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3 yrs

Required License/Registration/Certification


Physical Requirements

Walking or standing periodically; and possibly lifting objects up to 20 lbs.


Monday through Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm; occasional evenings and weekends. Occasional travel.

Job Summary

This Program Coordinator role is an integral part of the Center for Graduate and Professional Diversity Initiatives team. Under supervision of the CGPDI Associate Director, responsibilities include designing and implementing support and enrichment programs for the academic, personal, and professional development of students of color and other historically marginalized graduate and professional students; increasing student participation in CGPDI student engagement programming by giving presentations at college orientations and other campus events; disseminating information in a timely manner through the use of print and electronic newsletters, social media and direct outreach to students, faculty, and staff; and promoting a supportive, professional, and responsive environment conducive to student achievement and the cultivation of healthy relationships, which foster matriculation, persistence, and increased graduation rates.

As part of CGPDI serving as a liaison with faculty, staff, and student leaders across campus, related responsibilities include promoting connections between students and mentors; forging alliances with alumni for the purpose of recruiting mentors for current/future students; supporting and empowering individual student cultural sensitivity development by providing experiences that foster self-discovery and develop the skills and relationships needed for a successful transition into diverse and global communities; assisting students with clarifying and reaching their personal and professional goals; promoting students’ networking in career development efforts; participating and leading ongoing conversations and the development of novel ways to focus on students’ needs with an academic and social emphasis across diverse issues; serving as advisor for assigned graduate and professional student organizations as needed, including supporting a community building group for graduate and professional students who are women of color; and participating in the planning and implementation of CGPDI orientation and belonging events both on and off campus.

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities

Demonstrated leadership and sound judgment; strong decision-making and organizational skills, excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication; ability to accurately assess outcomes of changes and modify approaches as needed. MS Windows, Office Suite, Excel, PowerPoint, Database

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? Yes Preferred Education/Experience

Graduate degree in social sciences, humanities, communications, social work, higher education, or related discipline. At least thee years of experience related to curricular or co-curricular student support preferred. Experience working with graduate or professional students and/or in diversity and inclusion field also preferred.

Deadline to Apply 06/30/2019 University Community of Inclusion

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Briefly describe your experience in Student Engagement and/or Student Services.

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * Please describe your work experience designing and implementing student support and enrichment programs for graduate and professional students.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Briefly describe your work experience with diversity and inclusion programs

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * Where did you first see this position advertised other than on UK's online employment system?
    • (Diverse Issues in Higher Education)
    • (Higher Education Recruitment Consortium)
    • A Colleague, Friend and/or Family Member
    • None of the Above
Applicant Documents Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
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    Posted: 6/11/2019
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