Diversity Programs Coordinator - Student Diversity, Engagement & Success - 16593

Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not Specified
Sep 23, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time

The Department of Student Diversity, Engagement & Success at the University of Wisconsin - Whitewater seeks a Diversity Programs Coordinator (Student Services Coordinator).

Reappointment for subsequent terms is dependent upon needs of the position, university funding and external forces..

The Diversity Program Coordinator is responsible for the administration, innovation, and growth of all aspects of the following programs: African American Network, Southeast Asian Student Services, Native American Support Services, and Latino Student Programs. This includes being responsible for: supervision, training and evaluation of staff; program development; maintenance of a longitudinal database of students served; maintenance of appropriate records of participants’ activities and eligibility; coordinating college engagement activities. This position requires extensive contact with the University of Wisconsin -Whitewater campus and community, students, and in some cases, parents. The position entails fostering and developing relationships with personnel across campus and in the community including: admissions, student affairs, academic advising, campus organizations, as well as principals, counselors, teachers, and other appropriate K-12 personnel; professional organizations, community-based groups, student groups, and agencies interested in promoting the concept of equal educational opportunity. This position reports to the Director of Engagement and Student Supports for Student Diversity, Engagement and Success (SDES) within Academic Affairs.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
  • 1 years’ experience organizing events
  • Advising/mentoring experience
Desired Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in business management, hospitality management, marketing or related areas
  • Experience in providing support for the administration and management of programs serving first generation, diverse and economically disadvantaged (M/D) students desired.
  • Life experiences similar to students to be served, research skills, and understanding of university structure
  • A strong record of accomplishment of implementing new programs and new programmatic strategies, with robust outcomes (in quality, academic outcomes, growth, and revenue).
  • Experience coordinating large-scale events
  • Experience working in a higher education setting
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
  • Ability to work under strict deadlines
  • Ability to be well organized with excellent multi-tasking skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to work with internal and external teams and partners
  • Outstanding Vendor Management skills
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication and organizational skills required.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead a team under tight timelines and changing priorities.
  • Exceptional attention to detail and the ability to perform non-routine work with changing priorities and collaborating parties.
  • Excellent judgment and decisiveness, high integrity, enthusiasm, diplomacy, and tact.
  • A collaborative leader who engages and empowers an organized team of event planning and programming professionals, fostering a strong, cohesive team environment.
  • Willingness and ability to be an active participant in following applicable safety rules and regulations including necessary training and drills
  • Ability to interact respectfully with people from diverse socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds

50% A. Postsecondary Engagement Program Events Coordination
  1. Provide oversight to the entire PEP portfolio (e.g. AAN, NASS, SASS, LSP.), including the oversight of related SDES events (e.g., Multicultural Student Orientation, MLK Commemorative Event, Undergraduate Research Day, Graduation Receptions, Grow Your Own Initiative, Heritage Lecture Series, etc.)
  2. Provide secondary advising (career, academic, course, etc.) to students in SDES programs
  3. Allocate staff and financial resources based on defined programmatic and growth trajectory
  4. Manage stakeholder relationships internal and external to the University
  5. Oversee graduate and undergraduate student employees, and curricula for the portfolio of PEP programs
  6. Responsibly manage program funds, complete program evaluations and use evaluation data for program improvement
  7. Provide programming support/expertise to all SDES program
40% B. Program Design and Strategic Support
  1. Propose and design innovative strategies for these programs that carry out the strategic aims of the University, and the strategic vision of SDES and the UWW, in collaboration with the other programs in SDES
  2. Provide extensive high-level support in program development and strategic decision-making to the Director, AVC, SDES and UWW as needed across all non-curricular functions of the unit
  3. Aid the Assistant Vice Chancellor and Student Diversity, Engagement and Success (SDES) office in generating quality education-related social and traditional media content germane to the SDES mission and scope.
  4. Enhance, maintain, and promote the SDES mission and professional presence via Press Releases, E-mail Blasts, Monthly Newsletters, Twitter, and Facebook
  5. Update, maintain, and enhance the SDES website presence as necessary, and ensure a quality, professional end-user experience.
  6. Help document the work of SDES, its affiliates, and its students.
  7. Research, write, and propose policy, protocols, and guidance for new and existing programs within the unit, both autonomously and in collaboration with appropriate stakeholders
  8. Serve as the primary advisor for new program growth within the unit
10% C. Additional Responsibilities as requested or assigned by the AVC, including but not limited to:
  1. Represent the university and/or the division on System-wide or community-based committees as assigned by the AVC.
  2. Participate on divisional and university committees and task forces, including university governance processes, as assigned, nominated, and/or elected.
  3. Prepare reports to track program development and contributions to System and University strategic goals.
  4. Adjust work schedule to include occasional weekends and evenings, as well as travel in order to fulfill professional obligations of overseeing program delivery and events

Founded in 1868, UW–Whitewater is one of eleven comprehensive universities in a public higher education system that also includes two doctoral institutions and a statewide Extension. In the fall of 2018, as a result of the University of Wisconsin System’s restructuring of the state’s 13 two-year campuses formerly known as UW Colleges, UW–Rock County began operating as a branch campus of UW–Whitewater under the new name of University of Wisconsin–Whitewater at Rock County. Together, these campuses form a preeminent academic institution driven by the pursuit of knowledge, powered by a spirit of innovation, and focused on transforming lives. The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Main Campus and Rock County Campus are located conveniently near Milwaukee, Madison, and Chicago, and thus offers the advantage of beautiful small-town environments with easy access to the cultural and commercial opportunities of major metropolitan areas.

The Warhawk family — led by caring faculty and staff — is devoted to student success within a broad range of academic programs. UW-Whitewater has a special mission within the UW System to serve students with disabilities and, as such, embraces the principles of universal design and is one of the most accessible campuses in the state. The campuses have more than 200 student organizations and UW-Whitewater is a Division III NCAA university. UW-Whitewater is committed to seeking and sustaining a culturally and ethnically diverse campus environment, building a diverse faculty and staff with expertise and interest in serving students with diverse needs, backgrounds, ethnicities, abilities and other distinct characteristics in respectful, sensitive and understanding ways. The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, and actively seeks and encourages applications from women, people of color, persons with disabilities, and veterans.


The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is part of the 13-campus University of Wisconsin System ( https://www.wisconsin.edu ).

Wisconsin Statute 19.36(7)(b) provides that applicants may indicate in writing that their identity should be kept confidential. In response to a public records request, the University will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful final candidate will be released. See Wisconsin Statute 19.36(7)(a).

Per Regent Policy Document 20-19, University of Wisconsin System Criminal Background Check Policy and UW System Administrative Policy 1275 Recruitment Policies , UW-Whitewater requires criminal background checks as a contingency to employment. A criminal background check will be conducted prior to an offer of employment. All final candidates must be asked, prior to hire, whether they have been found to have engaged in, are currently under investigation for, or left employment during an active investigation in which they were accused of sexual violence or sexual harassment. When obtaining employment reference checks, these same sexual violence or sexual harassment questions must also be asked.

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater requires that all employees be active participants in following applicable safety rules and regulations including necessary training and drills.

For UW-Whitewater Campus safety information and crime statistics/annual Security Report, see http://www.uww.edu/asfr . If you would like a paper copy of the report please contact the UW-Whitewater Police at 262-472-4660.

To learn more about UW-Whitewater's competitive benefits packages go to our: ALEX webpage, which is our interactive benefits decision support tool.


UW-Whitewater embraces AAC&U’s LEAP principles ( http://www.uww.edu/leap ) and emphasizes student, staff and faculty participation in High-Impact Practices ( https://www.aacu.org/resources/high-impact-practices ). The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs ( http://www.uww.edu/orsp ) provides support for faculty scholarly and creative activities as well as other opportunities to apply for reassigned time and/or other resources to support research activities. UW-Whitewater faculty and staff also have access to technology transfer and research resources provided by WiSys ( https://www.wisys.org ).


University of Wisconsin-Whitewater does not offer H-1B or other work authorization visa sponsorship for this position. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States at the time of hire and maintain work authorization throughout the employment term. If you have questions regarding this, please contact Human Resources.

The University of Wisconsin System is engaged in a Title and Total Compensation (TTC) project to redesign job titles and compensation structures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles on current job postings may change in 2021. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit: https://www.wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/title-and-total-compensation-study/

The University of Wisconsin–Whitewater has authority to implement temporary workforce reduction and cost saving measures to address financial challenges resulting from the COVID-19 crisis, consistent with Wisconsin law and Board of Regents, UW System, and UW–Whitewater policy and procedure.


Applications received by October 22, 2020 are ensured full consideration. Applications received after that date may be given consideration at the discretion of the search committee. The most qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process.

If you have questions regarding this recruitment or if you are unable to complete the application online due to a disability or system problem, please contact us at (262) 472-1072 or hrstudent@uww.edu .

For questions regarding this position, please contact:
Ozalle Toms
Assistant Vice Chancellor of Student Diversity, Engagement and Success


Only complete application packages will be considered. This includes online submission of the following documents:
  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Name and contact information for three professional references

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