Fellow, Office of Inclusive Excellence
Mary Baldwin University seeks a student-centered team member to support the planning and implementation of inclusive excellence programming. The Fellow will serve as the administrative manager of the Office of Inclusive Excellence (OIE), overseeing daily operations. The OIE Fellow reports to the Director of the Office of Inclusive Excellence and works collaboratively with various campus stakeholders.
The OIE Fellow will assist the OIE Director with the daily departmental operations of staff, program services and facilities of the Office of Inclusive Excellence. The fellow is responsible for hiring, supervising, coaching and designing development activities for the OIE student staff. The Fellow will assist the director with the facilitation and implementation of Office of Inclusive Excellence programming. The Office of Inclusive Excellence Fellow will serve as a mentor and office liaison for multicultural organizations and will promote positive community relations. The fellow will lead efforts to engage communities of difference in ways that support an inclusive learning environment where diversity is celebrated. The fellow will serve as an office liaison for campus partners and multicultural organizations and will mentor minority student organizations and promote positive community relations.
This is an eleven-month term appointment with the potential for renewal.
Areas of responsibilities for the Fellow, Office of Inclusive Excellence include but are not limited to:
Supporting programming designed to empower and strengthen the academic success and retention of culturally underrepresented students:
- Assisting with the planning and facilitation of new student orientation.
- Working with the Student Director of the Ubuntu Mentoring Program to facilitate their selection process, training, programming and assessment.
- Coordinating the Sista Friends Alumni Mentors Program.
- Planning and facilitating major office events including but not limited to: The IBW/PERSIST Institute, Alana Toast, Unity in the Community Day, Sacred Circle Women’s Conference, MLK Celebration, Annual Kwanzaa Celebration, Las Posadas, the OIE 25th Anniversary Celebration, and the Ajani Ceremony
- Working with LBGTQA Resources Coordinator to support relevant programming.
Designing and facilitating leadership development opportunities for students of color; helping prepare students of color to live, work, lead and succeed in a multicultural world.
- Serving as organizational mentor and resource for organizations of color; meeting regularly with presidents, executive committees and organizational promotion chairs to assess progress and lend support.
- Maintaining and updating Minority Clubs United Organizational (MCU) Handbook.
- Working with MCU Leadership to plan and host Club Rush Activities.
- Hosting a MCU retreat to coordinate planning, calendars and leadership training.
- Coordinating OIE community involvement activities.
- Maintaining a system for planning, budgeting, and assessing student programming.
- Giving oversight for MCU organizational event calendars and marketing.
- Coordinating organizational involvement in major OIE Programming such as: Black History Month (BHM), Latinx Heritage Month, PRIDE week, Las Posadas and Kwanzaa, Sankofa Leadership Conference.
- Managing caseload of IBW students to create leadership portfolios to encourage campus-wide involvement.
- Maintaining a programming file for all MCU and Office events.
- Working with the Umoja House: African American Culture Center and La Casa Rosario Castellanos: Latinx Cultural Center residents to develop and execute a calendar of cultural programming; create cultural center brochure.
- Facilitating programming for the Ida B. Wells Learning Community and the PERSIST Scholars Program.
Supporting programming designed to promote cross-cultural sharing and exploration
- Serving as a University resource to the Office of Admissions for the recruitment of students of color; assisting with on campus events and programming targeted for minority populations; i.e. Minority University Weekend, Minority Recruitment Council
- Assisting with diversity training for various campus constituents as needed
- Coordinating with Student Activities, Student Government, Alumni Relations and other Departments in the planning of annual university-wide celebrations
Overseeing Public Relations for the Office of Inclusive Excellence
- Publishing the Umoja Chronicles and Harambee News (office newsletters)
- Working with external affairs or outside vendors to design posters for major Office events (i.e. Kwanzaa, BHM, Latinx Heritage Month, Las Posadas)
- Working with the Director of the Office of Inclusive Excellence to propose updates to office website and office social media sites.
Various operational duties which may include but are not limited to:
- Working with Financial aid to receive work-study documentation, approve student timecards and complete evaluations.
- Working with facilities, food service, OIT, other internal stakeholders and external vendors to facilitate event planning.
- Coordinating work- load and give direct oversight and supervision to graduate assistants, interns and student assistants.
- Preparing monthly credit card reports and monitoring organizational spending
Performing other duties as assigned by the Director, Office of Inclusive Excellence.
A Bachelor’s degree is required. The position requires a high degree of motivation and professionalism and a commitment to servant-leadership when working with underrepresented students, alumni, and community-partners, as well as pride in managing details in event and workshop planning and facilitation. The candidate must understand the issues faced by students of color and LBGTQ+ students, and how best to affirm them and be committed to their empowerment. The candidate must have the ability to motivate, develop, direct and train assigned staff, and possess the skills for fostering a cooperative work environment. The candidate must have proficiency in prioritizing and handling multiple responsibilities. The ideal candidate is creative with exceptional planning, marketing, management, and organizational skills. They should have a demonstrated ability to advise student leaders, manage programs, and supervise student staff.
Please email a cover letter, resume, and three references to Andrea Cornett-Scott, Associate Provost for Inclusive Excellence, at OIEfirstname.lastname@example.org. Please reference “Fellow, Office of Inclusive Excellence” in the subject line.
Mary Baldwin University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. www.marybaldwin.edu
Mary Baldwin University is an intentionally diverse educational community, with a vibrant population of more than 1900 undergraduate and graduate students in its residential and online programs. More than fifty percent of MBU’s residential undergraduates are students of color and the University aspires to develop a faculty and staff that reflect its demographic. The University places a high priority on the cultivation of a community in which all students are both seen and heard. We seek and encourage applications from members of groups underrepresented in higher education and with academic experience with diverse student bodies. Above all, Mary Baldwin seeks candidates eager to embrace and empower an ethic of equity, diversity, and inclusivity.
Mary Baldwin University does not discriminate on the basis of sex or gender (*see exceptions for admission to programs within the College for Women), nor does the university discriminate on the basis of race, national or ethnic origin, color, age, disability, religion, veteran’s status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression in its educational programs, admissions, co-curricular or other activities, or employment practices.
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