Diversity Engagement Specialist

Binghamton University, State University of New York
Binghamton, NY
Closing date
Oct 21, 2021

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Job Details

Category:: Professional
Department:: Fleishman Center for Career and Professional Development
Locations:: Binghamton, NY
Posted:: Jun 18, 2021
Closes:: Open Until Filled
Type:: Full-time
Ref. No.:: 08128
Position ID:: 132389

About Binghamton University:

Binghamton University is a world-class institution that unites more than 130 broadly interdisciplinary educational programs with some of the most vibrant research in the nation. Our unique character - shaped by outstanding academics, facilities and community life - promotes extraordinary student success.

Binghamton merges rigorous academics, distinguished faculty and state-of-the-art facilities to engage and challenge its 18,000 students. The high-achieving Binghamton student body also represents a great diversity of life experiences, from first-generation college-goers to international students. Beyond their talent, these classmates share a desire to shape the future through technology, insight, intellectual exploration and community service.

Job Description:

Budget Title: Senior Staff Assistant (SL-3)

Salary: $51,000

The Fleishman Center for Career and Professional Development has been recognized globally as an Exemplary Career Center for providing comprehensive career services to undergraduate and graduate students at Binghamton University. The Fleishman Center seeks to prepare students for success in a global society through early career engagement and exploration, career and internship education and resources, employer and alumni engagement opportunities, and strong campus partnerships.

The Fleishman Center is also committed to creating an inclusive and anti-racist culture through ongoing training, professional development and open and inclusive dialogue with students, staff, faculty and partners. We have established a Diversity and Social Justice Working Group to continue leading future activities and to develop an anti-racist action plan for the Fleishman Center.

The Fleishman Center seeks a Diversity Engagement Specialist to focus on programming and outreach to support under-served student populations and provide diversity and inclusion education and programming. The Diversity Engagement Specialist will provide supervision to graduate assistants and undergraduate student staff.

This individual will collaborate with a team to develop initiatives that connect students of color, first-generation students, and low-income students with networks and opportunities that promote career readiness and success and lead the implementation of those initiatives. Early engagement is crucial to ensuring that we create pathways that enable students to overcome barriers to their career and personal success. The Diversity Engagement Specialist will also lead programs that serve students with financial need, including the Student Affairs Internship Fund and the Visions Financial Wellness Program. Additionally, this position will lead the development of resources and initiatives that enable all Binghamton University students to understand equity and inclusion in the workplace. A key aspect of working in the Fleishman Center is the ability to build strong, collaborative partnerships with student organizations, faculty, and departments. In particular, the Diversity Engagement Specialist will build and further partnerships with campus leaders for diversity, equity, and inclusion, including student leaders. Having a clear vision and approach to diversity, equity, and inclusion work within the framework of career education is essential to this role.

Additional responsibilities include:

  • Collaborating with International Student and Scholar Services on career-related resources and programs that meet the needs of International Students
  • Serving as a member of two Career Cluster teams in the Fleishman Center and curating content and resources for these clusters
  • Providing 1:1 career consulting to students on a variety of career development related topics through scheduled career appointments
  • Supervising 1-2 graduate assistants and undergraduate student staff
  • Developing and maintaining partnerships with student organizations in collaboration with student leaders for programming and diversity initiatives
  • Serving as a member of the Diversity Engagement Team and the Early Engagement Teams in the Fleishman Center


  • Master's degree in higher education or a related field and 1-2 years of professional experience
  • Demonstrated experience working cooperatively and collaboratively with students, employers, staff and faculty with diverse backgrounds
  • Demonstrated commitment to and knowledge of ways to help students overcome barriers they face related to career/social mobility
  • Knowledge of student development and approaches to coaching and mentoring students
  • Self-starting, creative professional with the ability to create and maintain collaborative relationships and adapt to change while handling multiple tasks simultaneously in a fast-paced environment
  • Demonstrated initiative and the ability to work both independently and within a team
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Evidence of commitment to college student success
  • Must share core values of campus collaboration, high ethical standards and dedication to what is best for students, employers and Binghamton University

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience supervising student or professional level staff
  • Preferred knowledge of career management and higher education systems, such as Handshake and Banner
  • Experience collaborating and communicating with alumni and employers on diversity, equity, and inclusion topics
  • Experience providing direct career support for students and knowledge of career development theories
  • Advanced knowledge of career development theories, adult development theory, counseling process, career coaching techniques, career decision making, learning styles, and job search techniques

Additional Information:

Offers of employment may be contingent upon successful completion of a pre-employment background check and verification of degree(s) and credentials.

Binghamton University is a tobacco-free campus.

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor's Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at [email protected]

Payroll information can be found on our website http://www.binghamton.edu/human-resources/payroll/

Cover letters may be addressed "To the Search Committee."

Postings active on the website, accept applications until closure.

For information on the Dual Career Program, please visit:

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer
The State University of New York is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. It is the policy of Binghamton University to provide for and promote equal opportunity employment, compensation, and other terms and conditions of employment without discrimination on the basis of age, race, color, religion, disability, national origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, veteran or military service member status, marital status, domestic violence victim status, genetic predisposition or carrier status, or arrest and/or criminal conviction record unless based upon a bona fide occupational qualification or other exception.

As required by Title IX and its implementing regulations Binghamton University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the educational programs and activities which it operates. This requirement extends to employment and admission. Inquiries about sex discrimination may be directed to the University Title IX Coordinator or directly to the Office of Civil Rights (OCR). Contact information for the Title IX Coordinator and OCR, as well as the University's complete Non-Discrimination Notice may be found here.

Application Instructions:

Deadline for Internal Applicants: 07/02/2021

Deadline for External Applicants: Open until filled

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the vacancy is filled.

Persons interested in this position should apply online.

Please submit:

  1. Resume,
  2. Cover letter, and
  3. Contact information for three professional references

You may add additional files/documents after uploading your resume. After you fill out your contact information, you will be directed to the upload page. Please login to check/edit your profile or to upload additional documents: http://binghamton.interviewexchange.com/login.jsp.


Working at Binghamton University

Message on working at Binghamton University from President Harvey Stenger



Binghamton University opened its doors as Triple Cities College in 1946, to serve the needs of local veterans returning from service in World War II. Originally located in Endicott, N.Y., five miles west of the present campus, the fledgling school was a branch of Syracuse University.

Four years later, the college was incorporated into the State University of New York (SUNY) and renamed Harpur College in honor of Robert Harpur, a Colonial teacher, patriot and pioneer who helped settle the area west of Binghamton.

In 1961, the campus moved across the Susquehanna River to Vestal. Growing enrollment and a reputation for excellence soon led to the selection of Harpur College as one of four doctorate-granting University Centers in the SUNY system.

In 1965, the campus was formally designated the State University of New York at Binghamton, and in 1992, Binghamton University was adopted as our informal name.

Mission Statement

Binghamton University is a premier public university dedicated to enriching the lives of people in the region, state, nation and world through discovery and education and to being enriched by partnerships with those communities.

Vision Statement

Binghamton as an institution is dedicated to higher education, one that combines an international reputation for graduate education, research, scholarship and creative endeavor with the best undergraduate programs available at any public university.

We are an academically selective community that shares ideas across departments, disciplines and borders. We encourage faculty, students and staff to ask unexpected questions, foster open dialog and develop innovative solutions to important problems.

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