Department Coordinator Diversity, Equity, and Belonging

Job description


Looking to Transform and Change Lives every day? Think about joining our Jackson College team and be a part of one of the elite League for Innovation Colleges. Located in the Midwest, with four beautiful seasons, miles of golf courses and beautiful lakes parks, trails, and active downtown. Jackson has an Amtrak stop, bus service, and we are an hour from an international airport. Our employees enjoy working on a beautiful campus complete with state-of-the art facilities, a fitness trail, disc golf, on site mental, dental, and physical care and childcare. We believe in serving our community and making a positive difference to the life and future of our region by making socially responsible decisions that have real, beneficial and measurable impacts on people and the world around us. While we offer many of the amenities of larger institutions, our students, and our Total Commitment to Student Success (TCS2), is our focus. We provide small class sizes, individual professional development opportunities and a family atmosphere.

Assists in the administration of the services offered by the VP of Equity Diversity Belonging/Chief Diversity Officer and the Director of Multi-Cultural Affairs. Coordinates day to day operations, department initiatives, special campus and community events, and the production of special publications.

Essential Functions

Include the following. Other duties may be assigned:
Provide assistance to the Vice President of Diversity, Equity, and Belonging in coordinating strategic plan initiatives, informational reports for the board, budgeting, invoice processing, policies and benchmarking. Sends invitations, take reservations, record revenues, coordinate menus, and other associated details.

Coordinate day to day operations for Chief Diversity Officer and Multicultural Affairs. Overseeing communications (emails, phone calls, etc.), coordinating schedules, scheduling meetings, and other efforts as needed.

Assist in project and event management: (ex. MLK Events, Juneteenth Events, Kente Graduation Ceremonies, Ready, Set, Jet completion ceremony, etc.) reserve facilities, order food, prepare materials, certificates, etc.

Managing the details and assist in coordinating efforts to support the Jackson College Affinity Groups and Equity Committees (Committee for Equitable Outcomes, Diversity/Equity/Belonging Committee, Lux et Veritas, Equity Audit Committee, Equity Initiatives Documentation committee). Maintain current contact information, meeting invites, meeting minutes, and other aspects of the initiative.

Assist in the development of special publications (ex. Multicultural CIP Newsletters, Multicultural Affairs CIP Special Event Programs), including soliciting advertisements, when appropriate. Assist in maintaining web page for the Multicultural Affairs.

Assist in coordinating applications and intake information for the Jackson College Ready, Set, Jet Summer Bridge program.

Data entry and tracking of Ready, Set, Jet students by year. Create databases and keep information current.

Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills and strong organizational skills. Possess the ability to work with a high volume of contacts with a wide range of constituents.

Responsible for understanding, supporting and actively demonstrating the College’s beliefs, values, mission and vision and being in agreement to be evaluated by same.Minimum Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience

Associate degree or equivalent from two-year College or technical school required; two or more years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Bachelor’s Degree preferred.

Other Skills and Abilities
Must be able to work independently to complete assignments in a timely manner. Work in coordination with others in a team atmosphere. Must be able to function under pressure and to manage stressful or delicate situations.

Language Skills
Excellent written and oral communication skills, and note taking skills as defined by the supervisor. Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.

Computer Skills
Must have experience with personal computers. Knowledge Microsoft Office™ including Word™, Excel™ Internet Explorer, Publisher, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Access™. Knowledge of and skills in web page development and graphic design desirable. Experience creating, developing and hosting virtual meeting in sites such as ZOOM and Microsoft Teams.

Mathematical Skills
Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts to basic algebra and geometry.

Reasoning Ability
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to sit. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to ten pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include ability to adjust focus.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those and employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

“This description is intended to indicate the kinds of tasks and levels of work difficulty that will be required and shall not be construed as declaring the specific duties and responsibilities. It is not intended to limit or in any way modify the right of any supervisor to assign, direct, and control the work of employees under his or her supervision. The use of a particular expression or illustration describing duties shall not be held to exclude other duties not mentioned that are of similar kind or level of difficulty.”Supplemental Information

Jackson College only accepts on-line applications though this system. For assistance with this, please call 517-796-8468.

It is important that your application show all the relevant education and experience you possess (even if you are repeating it from your resume or cover letter). For instance, do not say, "See Resume or C/V." Your resume, cover letter, and an unofficial transcript must be attached to your application. Applications will be rejected if incomplete.

When you apply for the position, you will get to the document upload area where you will be given an opportunity to attach your documents such as your vita, transcripts, etc.. Instructions will also be found there.

The College reserves the right to request proof of degree or certification at a later date if these documents are required as part of the qualifications for the position.

Final candidates will be subject to a criminal background as part of the employment process.

If selected you will be required to complete the US Citizenship and Immigration Services, Employment Eligibility Verification form I-9 and provide documentation verifying identity and eligibility to work in the United States. Jackson College is NOT able to support Visa applications for employment at the college. Applicants must already be eligible to work in the United States to be considered.

Applicants with disabilities may request accommodation to complete the application and interview process. Please notify Human Resources at least three (3) working days prior to the date of need.

A copy of Jackson College's Annual Security Report and Annual Fire Safety Report is available on the JC Campus Safety & Security website. The security report contains crime statistics for the previous three years (2014-2016) for all of our campus locations and the annual fire safety report, which contains statistics for any reported fires in campus housing units and fire safety systems in these buildings. Additionally, the report contains policies, available resources and information concerning personal safety, fire safety and reporting procedures for both crimes and fires.

Jackson College is an Equal Opportunity Employer that actively supports workforce diversity.




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Posted: 4/1/2021
Application Due: 4/20/2021
Work Type: Full Time