Coordinator of Equity, Inclusion & Title IX
Nestled in a beautiful valley in the Southern Tier of New York, Alfred State has a long tradition of drawing the best faculty and staff from every field. This College of Technology offers outstanding opportunities in more than 70 majors, where project-based learning and civic engagement are cornerstones of the curricula. When students work on real-world problems, they learn what to think, not how to think, and they learn how to be involved in their community. That is why Alfred State graduates have a 99 percent employment and transfer rate.
Alfred State seeks a passionate individual for this exciting role. This position is a member of the Student Affairs Leadership Team. The Coordinator has day-to-day responsibility for advancing Alfred State’s commitment to maintain an inclusive campus community and for advancing the College’s compliance with Title IX. In the performance of these duties, the Coordinator is the point of contact for designing and implementing collaborative programming activities with the Offices of Student Engagement, Health and Wellness Services, Residential Services, Human Resources, Admissions, among others, including such activities as bystander and diversity dialogue programs. When applicable, the position also advances the work of the President's Council on relevant issues, to include chairing the President’s Commission on Diversity and Inclusion. The Coordinator also coordinates and leads campus efforts to ensure campus-wide compliance with Title IX and in this capacity, facilitates the College’s ongoing commitment to providing a learning environment free of all discriminatory behavior, including sex discrimination, sexual harassment and sexual abuse, sexual violence, and sexual misconduct.
Duties of the Position:
Coordinate student success and retention efforts to aid under-represented students achieve their educational goals. This includes leading, and improving, an existing mentor program and also serving on the college’s Student Success Committee
Developing and implementing programming for the campus on diversity, equity and inclusion, social justice
Lead campus efforts relating to Title IX Compliance to include reporting, training, and collaborations with offices including Human Resources or University Police
Conducts college-wide assessments and climate surveys that inform the ongoing work to increase the campus’ inclusive environment and cross-cultural awareness
Help coordinate special events and initiatives including days of service (around MLK Day), inter-faith challenge activities, cultural celebrations, Tunnel of Oppression, and Safe Space and Ally trainings
Develop strategic plans that advance the mission of the Center for Diversity and Inclusion
Establishes partnerships within the greater area/regional community to share and benefit from shared resources
Collaborate with the Coordinator for International Education to integrate efforts
Spearhead the development of new workshops and seminars on Diversity and Inclusion Education to increase student, faculty and staff awareness of diversity
Identify and coordinate application for grant opportunities that enhance diversity initiatives
Chair the President’s Commission on Diversity and Inclusion
Produce an annual report based upon major responsibilities
Listens to student concerns, counsels students, advocates for students
Works with Admissions to coordinate
Serves as a liaison to recognized under-represented student organizations and their advisors; advise
Skills: the Coordinator should demonstrate innovation, optimism, excellent verbal and written communication skills, and possess significant knowledge in the realm of cultural competence and social justice. The Coordinator should be able to build trusting relationships with students, colleagues, departments across campus, and external entities who are partners in our efforts. The Coordinator will be able to design and deliver learning experiences, presentations, and workshops in both the student and professional development settings. The Coordinator should be highly organized, able to interpret and process compliance-oriented tasks, and be tech-savvy with both Microsoft office programs and social media platforms.
Education: Bachelor’s Degree Required (Master’s Preferred) in a relevant field: Student Personnel, Counseling, Social Justice, Human Resources or Social Work with emphasis on Student Personnel Administration, Human Services, or related field.
Experience: At least 2 years working in the field of diversity, inclusion, multicultural affairs. Demonstrated experience working with underrepresented groups, societies, and/or communities. Demonstrated experience in facilitating, mediating, and dispute resolution. Direct familiarity with the requirements of Title IX.
Pursuant to University policy, Alfred State College is committed to ensuring equal employment, education opportunity, and equal access to services, programs, and activities without regard to an individual's race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, gender characteristics, marital status, veteran status, military status, domestic violence victim status, or ex-offender status. Employees, students, applicants or other members of the University community (including but not limited to vendors, visitors, and guests) may not be subjected to harassment that is prohibited by law or treated adversely based upon a protected characteristic.
All applicants are subject to drug and criminal background checks.
Applicants interested in positions may access the Annual Security and Fire Safety Report for the College at http://www.alfredstate.edu/student-services/annual-security-and-fire-safety-report. Crime statistics are reported in accordance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. Applicants may request a hard copy of the report by contacting the SUNY Alfred State College University Police Department at 607-587-3999.
At the time of application, all interested applicants need to attach a resume and cover letter of interest when applying.