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Program Coordinator, ODEI

University of Denver
Colorado, Denver, USA

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The University of Denver's Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (ODEI) engages the work of equity, and diversity across the university, with a unique lens on the academic experience. For example, ODEI supports DUs efforts to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion by providing the campus community with opportunities to extend their knowledge, perspectives, and experiences vital to performing effectively in a culturally diverse and globally connected society.

General Summary

ODEI is looking for a Program Coordinator, effective September 30, 2021. The Program Coordinator will have responsibilities related to supporting the work of ODEI across campus. Specifically, they will coordinate administrative support in the initiation of campus-wide division-level diversity, equity, and inclusion strategic planning; and provide support in the planning and hosting of large DEI events (e.g., the Diversity Summit, heritage months, etc.) and related campus-wide DEI initiatives run/coordinated out of ODEI. This is a temporary position and funding is not guaranteed after June 30, 2022.

Essential Functions

  • Work alongside the Director of ODEI and other members of the office toward facilitating a variety of programmatic imperatives as outlined in the DEI Action Plan.
  • Participate in oversight and program management for large scale programming, including the Diversity Summit, heritage months and other similar programs.
  • Engage with collaborative offices to track, narrate, and assess DEI action plan items.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Demonstrates the ability to use critical thinking skills when addressing issues of exclusion and inclusion across historically marginalized groups.
  • Must be able to effectively interact with a broad range of constituencies both within and beyond DU.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite including Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.
  • Ability and willingness to learn new software, systems and processes.
  • Highly organized and detail oriented.
  • Punctual and reliable with strong follow-through on tasks.
  • Ability to take initiative and anticipate/manage issues that may arise.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelors degree or equivalent combination of education and work experience.
  • One year of business or administrative assistant work experience.
  • Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelors degree.
  • Three years of business or administrative assistant work experience.
  • One year of experience in program management, planning, and support.
  • Previous work in areas of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Experience working in higher education.
  • Fluency in a second language (e.g., Spanish, etc.).

Work Schedule
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Application Deadline
For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) on Wednesday, September 8th, 2021

Special Instructions
Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.

Salary Grade Number:
The salary grade for the position is 7.

Salary Range:
The salary range for this position is $42,000 - $47,000.

The University of Denver has provided a compensation range that represents its good faith estimate of what the University may pay for the position at the time of posting. The University may ultimately pay more or less than the posted compensation range. The salary offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information, but not based on a candidates sex or any other protected status.

The University of Denver offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO pass. The University of Denver is a private institution that empowers students who want to make a difference. Learn more about the University of Denver.

Please include the following documents with your application:
1. Resume
2. Cover Letter

The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of age, race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, military/ veteran status or any other status protected by law.

All offers of employment are based upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.


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