Equity Coordinator for Veterans and Military Family Members

Oregon, United States
Salary Not specified
Apr 06, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Equity Coordinator for Veterans and Military Family Members

Southern Oregon University

Position Number: A00411

Rate: $56,164 (@ 1.0FTE) This position will be subject to a 20% furlough ($44,913 @ 20% furough)

Position Summary:
Under the direction of the Assistant Director of Student Life for Equity and Access and working collaboratively with Student Life and campus partners, the Equity Coordinator for Veterans and Military Family Members plans and administers program objectives and strategies aligned with the Social Justice and Equity Center (SJEC). The Equity Coordinator for Veterans and Military Family Members, operating with equity and racial justice lenses, initiates and engages in efforts to promote equity and diversity at the University. The Coordinator researches retention issues and develops programs and initiatives to ensure the success of our students of color, historically underrepresented, minoritized, and under-resourced student populations (inclusive of all forms and intersections of identity, such as race, ethnicity, gender identity and expression, national origin, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, ability, age, size, socio-economic status, Veteran status, etc.).

Provides oversight and coordination of the day-to-day operation of the Social Justice and Equity Center. Coordinates the delivery of information and assistance to students seeking support.
Oversees the work of student staff members and volunteers. Hires and trains student staff to support programs, mentorship, tutoring, and other activities that promote learning and student development. Participates in performance evaluations and corrective action for staff. Processes personnel paperwork for assigned employees.
Works with student leaders to design and implement programs, special events, and services that support student success and development. Advises student leaders on program planning methods and processes. Assists students with problem solving a variety of complex issues during all phases of an event. Teaches students organizing skills and mentors them throughout the year.
Develops and delivers leadership development workshops and seminars for program participants and currently enrolled students.
Provides leadership and coordination of educational programs/campus signature events and services in assigned areas of responsibility.
Serves as a liaison in providing information on available resources and services. Participates in a variety of meetings, committees, or other related groups to communicate information regarding services, programs, areas of opportunity and other pertinent information related to equity.
Collaborates with campus Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee in planning and implementing policies, practices, and projects regarding hiring, campus climate, research and assessment, and campus-wide events.

Prepares, reviews, and analyzes complex information and data and develops recommendations based on findings to further education equity and access.
Attends professional conferences and training sessions to remain current on equity-related practices.
Performs other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:
•Honorably discharged Veteran (noted in DD 214) of the US Armed Forces; this could include status in the National Guard/Reserve, Disabled Veteran, active duty wartime or campaign badge Veteran, and/or armed forces service medal Veteran. (A copy of the candidate’s DD 214 will be required with submission of application materials).
•Bachelor’s Degree in a related field and two years of direct service experience either in a college setting or community agency.
•Demonstrated experience working with multicultural or equity/diversity programs.
•Experience working with underrepresented populations (first-generation, low-income, students of color, LGBTQ+, etc.).
•Strong organizational, training, and communication skills. and history of implementing successful strategies and programs.

Preferred Qualification:
•Master’s Degree in student development, higher education, multicultural studies, social justice, social work, or related field.
•Experience in forming productive relationships with military and Veteran service organizations.
•Experience working with Veteran and military prospects and students in higher education settings.
•Experience working with faculty.
•Demonstrated experience impacting social and racial justice initiatives.
•Experience supervising a diverse student staff.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
• Demonstrated ability to advise students on academic requirements and provide course planning through graduation.
• Demonstrated ability to recognize and identify the various levels of problems students encounter and to assist students to work through those problems or to refer students to appropriate campus resources as necessary.
• Demonstrated ability to initiate, establish, and foster communication and teamwork by maintaining a positive, cooperative, and productive work atmosphere in and outside the University.
• Excellent verbal/public speaking, written communication, and interpersonal skills.
• Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others, including students, staff, faculty, division directors and other administrators, local community groups, parents, and visitors.
• Ability to adapt to and work collaboratively in a structured environment which requires regular interaction with a number of levels within the organization.
• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships within a diverse population and with those from various cultural backgrounds.
• Strong organizational skills and ability to use initiative and resourcefulness in planning work assignments.
• Ability to interpret, communicate and apply policies and procedures.
• Working knowledge of, or ability to quickly learn, University infrastructure, policies, and procedures.
• Excellent computer skills and proficiency with a variety of computer applications including word-processing, spreadsheets, databases, on-line systems, Internet, web page maintenance, as well as online calendaring and email.

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Each applicant is required to provide (as attachments to the online application) the following supplemental documents: (1) cover letter providing some detail of the applicant’s qualifications and interest in the position; (2) current resume/CV; (3) the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references; and (4)In “other document” section, a copy of the applicants DD 214.
If you are unable to attach the supplemental materials to the online application please contact Human Resources for assistance.

For inquiries and additional information, please contact: Human Resource Services via email at hrs@sou.edu or by phone at (541)552-8553.

Special Conditions
•Must be willing to travel and attend training programs off-site for occasional professional development.
•Must be able to work additional hours and adjust working hours to meet special jobs. May be called back periodically to perform work as needed on an emergency basis.
•Must be able to successfully pass a pre-employment background check.
•Under the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA):
-Position classification defined as “exempt” are not subject overtime
•The person holding this position is considered a “mandated reporter” under the Oregon Revised Statues and is required to comply with the requirements set forth by the Oregon department of Human Services.

Notice to Prospective Employees
Section 485 of the Higher Education Act, and The Federal Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act of 1990 (now referred to as the “Clery Act”),requires that prospective employees be notified of the availability of SOU’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report. The report provides the annual statistics and campus policies for the reporting of and responding to campus crimes and fires; access to campus facilities; conduct code and campus policies on use, possession and sale of drugs/alcohol; and educational/information programs to inform the campus community about campus security procedures and crime prevention.

An electronic copy of the Annual Security Report (ASR)can be accessed at the following link:
https://inside.sou.edu/assets/security/AnnualCrimeReportFinal.pdf. A physical copy of the ASR is available at no charge upon request. To request a copy please visit the Campus Public Safety Office at 382 Wightman Street, Ashland OR 97520. For more information call 541-552-6258, or email clerycoordinator@sou.edu.

All applicants must apply online at https://jobs.sou.edu/postings/8819.

Diversity Statement
Southern Oregon University is a welcoming community committed to inclusive excellence and the celebration of diversity. Without diversity, our educational process is diminished. Working together in support of our commitment to diversity, we strengthen and enrich our role as learners, educators and members of a tightly connected global community. We encourage those who share in our commitment to diversity, to join our community and we expect all our employees to demonstrate an ability and desire to create an inclusive campus community.