Program Coordinator, Office of Inclusive Excellence
Office of Inclusive Excellence
Chief Diversity Officer
The Office of Inclusive Excellence is deeply committed to creating
an inclusive campus environment for all members of the New Jersey
Institute of Technology community where a sense of belonging is
fostered and sustained. The Office of Inclusive Excellence was
founded at NJIT in the Spring of 2023 under the leadership of the
inaugural Chief Diversity Officer and is well positioned and
resourced to be a valuable contributor to the NJIT campus community
and its external partners. We achieve our mission through the
collaboration and partnership with internal and external
stakeholders to collectively work toward greater equity, inclusion
and belonging for our diverse campus community.
The Office of Inclusive Excellence at New Jersey Institute of
Technology seeks applicants for a Program Coordinator to join its
team. The individual in this role will support and work closely
with the Associate Director for the Office of Inclusive Excellence
on a variety of activities related to the office's events and
programming. The Program Coordinator will directly oversee all
identity-based student organizations at NJIT and work closely with
the identity-based student organization faculty/staff advisors to
ensure the student organizations are successful and are equipped
with resources and various methods of support. The Program
Coordinator will also manage communication efforts for the office
such as social media, newsletter, marketing, and promotions. This
position will report directly to Associate Director for the Office
of Inclusive Excellence.
NJIT student diversity continues to increase and with that is an
increase of student identity-based organizations that specializes
in serving students from historically underrepresented backgrounds.
The Program Coordinator role will be a critical role to overseeing
student identity-based organizations, attending student
identity-based organization events, meetings, and programs, and
providing leadership development guidance to undergraduate and
graduate diverse student populations, as well as support to the
faculty/staff advisors of these student organizations.
The Program Coordinator will work alongside the Associate Director
to coordinate and oversee events such as the BIPOC / Lavender
Pre-Commencement Ceremony, MLK Day of Service and Heritage Month
Celebration events. The Program Coordinator will serve as an office
representative at signature university events such as New Student
Orientation, Open House, Homecoming, Admitted New Students Day,
etc. This role is critical because it will provide direct student
contact and engagement and will work to build out mentoring
opportunities between the Office of Inclusive Excellence and the
students the office interacts with.
- Provides end-to-end event or project management support for a
variety of annual programs and event series, as well as individual
events that the Office of Inclusive Excellence hosts throughout the
- Oversee the identity-based student organizations and support the
organization faculty/staff advisors as well as working closely with
Student Senate to advise student organizations on process, planning
and program implementation.
- Manage communication efforts for the office including social
media, newsletters, updating website, flyers, and marketing and
- Works with vendors, caterers, and other event services providers
to ensure seamless events and programs.
- At times, provides additional administrative and operational
support, such as assisting with budgets, placing orders, serving as
back-up for answering the main phone line, etc.
- Foster a DEIB lens in relationship to STEM and bring a focus on
how to advance DEIB in the STEM discipline, particularly
identifying ways to advance engagement among women and
underrepresented populations in STEM.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
- Bachelor's degree and at least 1-2 years of experience in event
planning, advising and/or programming support.
- Superior attention to detail and excellent organizational
- Excellent interpersonal as well as verbal and written
communication skills, including marketing, websites, social media,
- Familiar with Microsoft Office (word, PowerPoint, excel).
- Ability to manage multiple priorities in a dynamic and
- Ability to work in a diverse setting and be culturally inclusive
- At the university's discretion, the education and experience
prerequisites may be exempted where the candidate can demonstrate
to the satisfaction of the university, an equivalent combination of
education and experience specifically preparing the candidate for
success in the position.
- Three or more years of experience in event planning and/or
programming support, preferably in a higher education
- Advanced experience in marketing and communications.
As an EEO employer, NJIT is committed to building a diverse and
inclusive teaching, research, and working environment and strongly
encourages applications from individuals with disabilities,
minorities, veterans, and women.
As a Minority Serving Institution and Asian-American and Native
American Pacific Islander Serving Institution, diversity is a core
value of NJIT and we are committed to make diversity, equity,
inclusion, and belonging, part of everything we do. We celebrate
the diversity of our university community and recognize the
cultural and personal differences each member of the community
brings to NJIT. We strive to cultivate an inclusive campus culture
that promotes excellence among our faculty, staff and students.
Building a robust and diverse community is critical to NJIT’s
continuing status as a premier institution of higher education and
a leading polytechnic university.
To apply, visit https://njit.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/1/home/requisition/5425?c=njit