Program Coordinator, The Center for Diversity
Job location: Charlottesville, VA
Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2021-02-17
The Center for Diversity (CDE) seeks candidate for a Program Coordinator to join its team. UVA Engineering is committed to fostering diversity through a welcoming and supportive environment for its students, staff, faculty and other constituents. We believe in nurturing a working and learning environment that respects and values differences in culture, age, gender, race, ethnicity, economic background, ability, sexual orientation, and religious affiliation, among others. We believe in the strategic value of diversity in creating knowledge and preparing future engineering leaders.
The Program Coordinator will facilitate community-building programs with a specific focus on the support of the Latinx community and Women within UVA Engineering. This position will be responsible for implementing and coordinating ongoing and one-off programs that contribute to student identity and leadership development, promoting equitable and safe environments within UVA Engineering, facilitating education on gender justice, and building a community of student leaders.
A successful candidate should be able to foster a supportive and student-centered environment to empower and equip students with skills and strategies to engage in self-advocacy, as well as understanding the needs of students from diverse cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds at the intersection of multiple identities. This role requires strong program planning and event management skills to implement, assess, and support various programs and workshops for students from diverse cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds.
Overall duties include student advising and engagement, program development and management, and serving as an advocate for undergraduate and graduate students from underrepresented groups. Additionally, the Program Coordinator will serve as a resource for underrepresented students and allies on academic, personal, social, and cultural matters in both one-on- one and group settings.
The responsibilities above will be coordinated in concert with a 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 Latinx communities and Women) on curricular and co-curricular matters through holistic paradigms in order to best meet individual student needs. The ideal candidate will be both autonomous and highly collaboratively, a creative problem-solver, and someone with a demonstrated commitment to student development, underrepresented and undeserved student populations, and knowledge of high impact practices related to student success for these populations.
A Bachelors degree with two years of relevant experience is required. Preference will be given to candidates with a Master’s degree in student affairs, higher education, or counseling. Must have experience working with and supporting students from diverse backgrounds, especially women, Hispanic/Latinx, Indigenous Americans, Asian and /or Asian Americans, students from low socio-economic backgrounds, and/or first-in-family. The ability to work some evening, weekend, and travel work required.
This position will remain open until filled. Review of applications will begin on March 5, 2020. This is an Exempt level, benefited position. The University will perform background checks on all new hires prior to employment. For questions about the position or the application process, please contact Ashley Cochran, Senior Recruiter at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please apply through Workday, and search for “Program Coordinator". Complete an application online and attach a resume/CV as well as cover letter that clearly relates the applicant’s experience to the responsibilities and requirements outlined in the position specification and describe their vision for making UVA Engineering a leader in diversity, equity, and inclusion. Multiple documents can be submitted into this one field. Alternatively, merge all documents into one PDF for submission. Internal applicants must apply through their UVA Workday profile by searching 'Find Jobs'.
The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physician’s Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, 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 or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.