Eckerd College
  • - Student Affairs
  • St. Petersburg, FL, USA
  • Full Time

Eckerd College
Position Description


Job Title: Coordinator for Diversity and Inclusion Programs

Department: Office of Diversity and International Student Services

Status: Non-Exempt

Immediate Supervisor(s): Associate Vice President for Student Life & the Director of Admission


Position Summary: The Coordinator for Diversity and Inclusion Programs is responsible for the development, coordination, and implementation of a creative and comprehensive array of educational, cultural, and social programs that promote multiculturalism, diversity, and the understanding of difference at Eckerd College. This position also will work closely with the Office of Admission assisting in the recruitment and enrollment of under-represented students


Duties and Responsibilities


Academic
• Act as a resource for staff and faculty for information and guidance concerning issues of diversity and support for their students of color, ethnic minorities, and those who identify as GLBTQ.
• Provide classroom presentations as requested by faculty on issues of diversity concerning race, ethnicity, gender, and sexual orientation.


Recruitment
• Work closely with the Office of Admission in designing and implementing strategies for the recruitment of a diverse student population. Under the direction of the Director of Admission, support Admission Counselors in recruiting underrepresented racially and ethnically diverse students.
• Be available for Admission walk-ins, requests from Admission counselors, or athletic coaches who are recruiting students of color to meet with the individual and/or their families.
• Build relationships with admitted students of color and their families through letter, phone and e-mail to answer questions relevant to diversity and inclusion at Eckerd College.
• Assist the Admission Office with the recruitment efforts focused on under-represented students.


Educational & Social Programming
• Provide guidance and leadership to Resident Assistants and Peer Mentors to implement engaging and informative student-organized programs and activities around diversity.
• Foster opportunities for campus dialogue about current events related to racial, ethnic, gender and sexual orientation diversity.
• Partner with the Office of Service-Learning to develop cultural literacy training for students, staff, and faculty involved in service-learning.
• Assist in the selection and delivery of College Program Series events related to multicultural issues.
• Assist the Afro-American Society, Latinos Unidos, ECQSA and other groups representing diversity in honoring heritage months and culturally significant events.
• Collaborate with the Office of Admission, the Office of Service-Learning, the Center for Spiritual Life, Residence Life, Campus Activities, and Athletics to provide support for students who are racial/ethnic and/or cultural minorities on campus.


Administrative
• Assess the current needs of students of color, ethnic minorities, and GLBTQ-identified students on the Eckerd College campus.
• Research best practices in diversity and inclusion initiatives in higher education nationwide.
• Use the assessment and research results to recommend programmatic changes.
• Help identify off-campus resources for students who are cultural minorities on campus.
• Attend conferences on race and trainings in diversity and non-violent communication studies.
• Collaborate with the Coordinator for International Student Programs to develop the office in Fox Hall into an attractive multiuse space where students may gather for conversation and meetings.
• Partner with the academic program in the administration of the College's Peace Corps Prep Program.


Qualifications
• Master's degree preferred in field related to the liberal arts and sciences.
• Experience in multicultural and issues of difference programming.
• Availability for programming and consultation during off hours.
• Experience in curriculum development and/or revision.
• Excellent mentoring skills
• Excellent communication and organizational skills.
• Collaborative, team-oriented approach.
• Teaching experience on the college level and eligibility for adjunct faculty approval preferred.
• A strong understanding of, and commitment to, the value of a liberal arts education.

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