Coordinator/Recruiter - Diversity Studies Programs (3 Positions Available)

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Coordinator/Recruiter - Diversity Studies Programs (3 Positions Available)

About Eastern Washington University:
Eastern is a regional, comprehensive university located in Cheney, 20 minutes from downtown Spokane. In addition to our primary campus in Cheney, we also offer programs in Spokane’s innovative University-District, plus additional teaching/learning centers located in other cities throughout Washington State. Enrollment has reached over 12,000 students. The Cheney-Spokane area is the heart of the Inland Northwest, with excellent restaurants, theater, shopping, skiing, hiking, lakes, a choice of living in a medium-sized city or a small town, and high quality schools and housing.

Job Summary:
The College of Social Sciences seeks three professional Coordinator / Recruiters for our autonomous diversity studies programs: Africana Studies, American Indian Studies, and Chicanx Studies.

At Eastern Washington University, we are committed to a campus climate that welcomes and respects diversity. These efforts are championed by our campus leadership and the Office for Diversity and Inclusion. EWU is dedicated to providing quality education and access to opportunity for all students. Because our diversity makes EWU a stronger community, we aim to foster a culture of respect, integrity and inclusiveness.

The College of Social Sciences supports and enhances the University's commitment to diversity and promoting cultural competency, and has officially taken the position that an increasing proportion of society's resources should be available to members of minority racial and underrepresented groups. Thus, the College offers academic major/minors in specific racial/cultural studies - Africana, American Indian, and Chicanx Studies - and offers related students support services including recruitment, retention, and counseling services. In this way, the College demonstrates is commitment to diversity and inclusion, and the creation of learning opportunities for all students which will help ensure its graduates enter meaningful careers that will improve their quality of life as well as enhancing the communities in which they live.

We are proud to be filling three individual professional-level positions to support each of our autonomous diversity studies programs! We have realized growth in enrollments in our programs, and recognize the importance of making this long-term commitment to foster diversity and inclusion as well as to provide the highest level of services to benefit our students.

Summary of Position Responsibilities

Primary areas of responsibility for these positions include: recruiting new students, providing guidance and support services which promote retention (such as application processes, financial aid information, etc.), and assisting with the variety of operational, administrative and outreach responsibilities of the programs.

Additional responsibilities include: provide academic support services, serve as an advocate for students, function as a key member of the Program staff, represent their individual program at various functions and events, and exercise a high degree of independent judgment, confidentiality and decision making. Positions will develop and continuously improve how their program and the College works with students to enhance student satisfaction, student persistence and retention, and ultimately the whole student experience. Responsibilities related to seeking grants and other sources of external funding in collaboration with the Program Directors, as well as fulfilling grant obligations, may be assigned to each of the positions. Participation in providing training and facilitating workshops should be expected.

Lastly, while each position focuses on outreach and retention of students affiliated with their individual program and other students of racial or underrepresented groups, the positions are also expected to support the University's overall recruitment and retention efforts.

The selected candidates must have excellent communication skills, verbal and written, the ability to communicate with both students and family members, proven attention to detail and ability to work in a high-paced environment. These positions require some travel, primarily in-state, which may involve overnight trips. The individuals hired for these positions must be flexible with work assignments and hours, may be required to work some evenings and weekends to fulfill position responsibilities.

You may access a complete job description for each of the Coordinator/Recruiter positions at the links provided below (note - if you're trying to access these job descriptions from your cell phone, the links may not operate correctly; please try again from a computer):

Screening of applications will begin during the week of November 2, 2020; applications will continue to be accepted after screening begins and until further notice. Your application materials will be held in strict confidence, and references will not be contacted without candidate notification.

Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree related to the Program, or in a relevant academic field, which could include disciplines in the social sciences and humanities, or related fields such as Counseling, Student Affairs, and Education;
  • Relevant experience, such as working in higher education in disadvantaged or underrepresented college and/or high school students; work experience in minority affairs, minority achievement, retention, college preparatory programs, recruitment, and student advising; or other relevant experience;
  • Advanced computer skills to include Microsoft Office and/or Apple, and other applications and technologies necessary for data access/retrieval and communications; experience with Excel spreadsheets and developing databases is required.
  • Understanding of the related culture and cultural protocols specific to the program and its students, and the ability to work with culturally and economically diverse populations, including first-generation students.
  • Required knowledge and abilities in at least three of the following areas:
    • Knowledge of high school to college transition
    • Ability to generate ideas for new and modified first-year transition and retention programs for upperclassmen.
    • Ability to skillfully work with and engage campus constituents with a wide range of understanding, in working with disadvantaged or underrepresented college and/or high school students, and their families (position will have contact with faculty, staff, and administrators);
    • Ability to work effectively with campus service units to disseminate information and encourage dialogue to improve cultural awareness;
    • Demonstrated ability to apply a culturally responsive and flexible approach that is supportive to the diverse needs, including universal accessibility, of our students, faculty, staff, and the public.
  • For the position in Chicanx Studies only: Spanish and English bilingual and bicultural proficiency is required.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Masters in a related racial diversity studies program, Counseling, Student Affairs, or other related fields specific to working with students represented by our programs and/or first-generation populations;
  • Teaching experience or presentation/workshop planning, design, development and implementation;
  • Work experience with students, individuals of all ages and their families, especially students of African, Chicanx, or American Indian descent;
  • Direct experience working with, developing or coordinating retention initiative or related work;
  • Direct experience or familiarity with grant writing;
  • Experience with social media such as Instagram, Twitter, and/or Facebook; desktop publishing software such as InDesign, Publisher, Adobe Suite.
  • Experience with public speaking engagements

Other Skills and Abilities:
Other Required Skills and Abilities
  • Be student-centered and have a strong sense of responsibility for student success;
  • Be detail-orientated and organized;
  • Have strong prioritization, time management, and follow-through skills;
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple priorities, pay attention to detail and produce desired results;
  • Ability to communicate in a clear and effective manner both orally and in writing;
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team;
  • Ability to take direction and possess the ability to work independently under general supervision to meet the needs of program;
  • Ability to collect data and produce reports based on data

Job Duties:
% of Time: 100
Responsibility / Duty:
Primary areas of responsibility for these positions include: recruiting new students, providing guidance and support services which promote retention (such as application processes, financial aid information, etc.), and assisting with the variety of operational, administrative and outreach responsibilities of the programs.

Detailed job descriptions are available for all 3 positions, and the links are provided above in the Job Summary section.

Essential Function Indicator: Yes

Conditions of Employment:
This position, during the course of university employment will be involved in the receipt of, or accountability for, university fund or other items of value, as well as the unsupervised access with the developmentally disabled, vulnerable adults or children under the age of 16. Employment will be contingent upon successful completion and passing of a background check.

These positions are covered by the Public School Employees’ Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Job requirements include ability to participate in evening and weekend events and multi-day recruitment trips, which will require a valid Driver’s License and clean driving record. Use of personal vehicle is reimbursed at the approved IRS rate.

Salary Information: Minimum salary is $46,375; hiring salary is dependent on available budget, experience and qualifications (hiring range is not defined).

Posting Date: 10/19/2020
Open Until Further Notice: Yes
Closing Date:
Screening to Begin: 11/09/2020

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Submit your application materials through our online applications portal provided below. If you are unable to submit through the applicant portal, please contact Human Resources Services at (509) 359-2381.

To apply, visit

EWU does not discriminate in its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship or immigration status, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, genetic information, age, marital status, families with children, protected veteran or military status, HIV or hepatitis C, status as a mother breastfeeding her child, or the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability or the use of a trained guide dog or service animal by a person with a disability, as provided for and to the extent required by state and federal laws.

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Posted: 10/22/2020
Application Due: 12/21/2020
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