Coordinator for Student Engagement and Support - The Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion

Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Not specified
Aug 24, 2020
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

The Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion, or the Center as known on campus, represents the importance and influence of equity and inclusive excellence in every aspect of the Carnegie Mellon student experience. We are a team oriented unit, with dual reporting lines to the Division of Student Affairs and the Vice Provost for Education, and affect the student experience by cultivating cultural engagement, fostering a sense of belonging, and challenging systems of privilege and oppression. We work to continuously support the success of historically underrepresented student populations through developing community, active mentorship, and personal empowerment; all while collaborating with students, staff, faculty, and alumni to develop creative programs designed to increase and advance individual and collective intercultural competency development.


Are you energized by an opportunity to strengthen an existing team of student affairs professionals? Do you thrive in an environment that is working to build upon their foundation of work in the diversity, equity, and inclusion space?


We are seeking a creative and optimistic team member with a passion for inclusion and equity to join as a Coordinator Student Engagement and Support. This is an excellent opportunity if you thrive in an exciting and important work environment. In this new role, you will focus on encouraging an environment where students with minoritized or underrepresented identities can thrive by supporting campus recruitment, providing opportunities for exploration of identity, and developing affinity group programming. Reporting to the Director of Student Programs and Engagement, you will also work to build individual capacity for our students through leadership opportunities and alumni connection.


Core responsibilities will include:

  • Mentoring and coaching students in a one-on-one environment
  • Managing program and event planning to support the overall campus wide student experience which will include affinity-based programming and advancement initiatives that impact underrepresented ethnic and racial groups and LGBTQIA social identities
  • Supporting efforts to build proficiency, leadership development and peer education and for equity and social justice through advising student organizations and facilitating relevant initiatives
  • Participating in planning, budget management, data collection, and reporting in support of overall mission of Center
  • Supporting the general functions of the Center via routine staff meetings, participation in campus events and signature Center programs
  • Assisting with Center response and student support during critical incident moments on campus or in broader global community
  • Assisting with business continuity planning and crisis management
  • Other duties as assigned

Flexibility, excellence, responsiveness, and compassion are vital qualities within the Center. Diversity, equity and inclusion guide our values and serve as our foundation. We seek and cultivate diverse populations and perspectives. We do so because it is paramount to our dedication to having a culturally engaging campus environment for our students to thrive. Inclusion, collaboration and cultural proficiency are essential to academic excellence and innovation. Therefore, we are in search of a team member who is able to optimally interact with a varied population of internal and external partners at a high level of integrity. We are looking for someone who shares our values and who will support the mission of the university through their work.


You should demonstrate:

  • Experience advising and supporting students who come from underrepresented ethnic and racial groups and LGBTQIA+ social identities
  • Strong understanding of contemporary diversity, equity, inclusion, multiculturalism concepts and issues, especially as they apply to climate and both the graduate & undergraduate student experience in higher education
  • Strong and proven ties to contemporary underrepresented ethnic, racial, and LGBTQA+ communities and national, social, cultural, and educational initiatives
  • Proven success related to innovative planning, programming, and community development
  • Successful track record of managing projects in a multi-stakeholder environment as an innovative and inspirational change agent
  • Advanced interpersonal and intercultural communication skills
  • Ability to facilitate presentations and address large campus and community audiences
  • Experience with mentoring, advising, and coaching students for undergraduate and/or graduate support
  • Experience with encouraging partnerships to provide student support


  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field required; Master’s highly desired
  • Minimum one year of professional experience in higher education in a role related to advancing these initiatives required; leadership experience and formal training in inter-group dialogue facilitation preferred
  • Experience mentoring and coaching graduate students for academic success and career readiness, and encouraging partnerships to provide student support highly desired


  • Background check
  • Pennsylvania Act 153

Priority consideration will be given to applications received before September 4, 2020. 


Your application should include a resume and a cover letter


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