Specialist - Outreach-Fixed Term

Job description

Job no: 708497
Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: International Studies And Programs
Department: International Studies And Programs Dean 10054474
Sub Area: FAS- Fac./Acad Staff
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Full Time (90-100%), Fixed Term Academic Staff, Administrative/Business/Professional, Advising/Counseling, Education/Training, Student Services/Student Affairs, Non-Union
Working/Functional Title

DEI Program Coordinator

Position Summary

The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Program Coordinator will work alongside the Assistant Dean and Director for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in International Studies and Programs (ISP) to develop and implement a wide range of programming for faculty, staff, students and other stakeholders. The position will assist with daily operations and coordination of DEI initiatives and activities; and is responsible for creating, implementing, marketing and assessing diversity program initiatives as well as developing and implementing cross-cultural programming focused on global perspectives. ISP is committed to achieving excellence by facilitating and sustaining an accessible and inclusive culture that includes global diversity.

This position will be responsible for the following duties:

  • Develop new, and enhance existing, diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives focused on global engagement
  • Communicate with faculty, staff, students, and other stakeholders concerning programming needs with a DEI focus
  • Develop materials and coordinate events for programs and initiatives including, but not limited to, coordinating speakers, and events
  • Collaboratively work with University and ISP committees to address issues surrounding global diversity, equity and inclusion through program development
  • Work with communication partners to publicize programs broadly
  • Facilitate and/or host trainings, workshops and other presentations as needed
  • Work with ISP and other campus units to develop unit-specific trainings
  • Co-develop evaluative tools to measure impact and develop reporting on initiatives
  • Collect and maintain data on programs and initiatives to help guide future efforts
  • Contribute to ISP DEI website and social media channels
  • Serve on ISP and university-wide DEI committees as appropriate
  • Understands, appreciates, and can contribute to, ISP Core Values
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or protected veteran status.

Required Degree

Masters -Student Affairs, Higher Education, or related

Minimum Requirements
  • Experience working in diversity, equity, and inclusion role or office.
  • Experience in facilitating trainings, workshops or other presentations focused on diversity, equity and inclusion.
  • Ability to exercise sensitivity, discretion, and empathy towards colleagues and others.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills;
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively;
  • Computer skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Office programs.
Required Application Materials
  • Resume
  • Letter of Interest
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Department Statement

Michigan State University has been intentionally global for more than 60 years, and is known worldwide as a top research university. It is home to renowned scholars and scientists from around the globe and a vibrant and diverse community of undergraduates and graduate students. MSU leverages international partnerships with scientists and practitioners from academia, the government, private sector, and strategically chosen research and development organizations to create new knowledge and explore innovative and practical solutions to the world’s most pressing problems.

The growth of Michigan State University’s international work can be tied to the development of the Office of International Studies and Programs (ISP). ISP is the hub for international research, teaching and outreach at MSU. As a university-level office under the leadership of an associate provost and dean, ISP supports international activities throughout the institution, working to mobilize MSU's research and scholarship, enhance study abroad and other educational programs, form and strengthen international partnerships, and welcome and support international visitors, scholars and students.

Within ISP are seven global thematic and area studies centers, programs for students and scholars, and resources for international travel and safety, international research collaboration, and faculty and student support. ISP also has strong ties to affiliated international units across campus focusing on agriculture, business, education, engineering, health, international development, and language study.

A defining characteristic of the MSU model is that ISP does not have its own solely assigned faculty. Consistent with the goal of spreading the international dimension throughout the university, all faculty members have their major academic appointments in university departments and schools across campus. This allows ISP to serve as a convener of interdisciplinary groups of faculty drawn from throughout MSU’s 17 academic colleges.

ISP’s efforts expand and deepen MSU’s global research and help create the scientific knowledge needed for responding to the world’s emerging opportunities and global goals. ISP works to position MSU as a leader in international research and scholarship, the internationalization of higher education, and as an indispensable partner in global collaborations.

MSU Statement

Michigan State University has been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 160 years. One of the top research universities in the world, MSU pushes the boundaries of discovery and forges enduring partnerships to solve the most pressing global challenges while providing life-changing opportunities to a diverse and inclusive academic community through more than 200 programs of study in 17 degree-granting colleges.

Advertised: Jun 2, 2021 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: Jun 2, 2023 Eastern Daylight Time




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Job No:
Posted: 6/3/2021
Application Due: 6/2/2023
Work Type: Full Time