How to Apply
A cover letter is required for consideration for this position
and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover
letter should address your specific interest in the position and
outline skills and experience that directly relate to this
The Diversity & Inclusion unit, within University Housing,
assists in the facilitation of a living-learning environment that
is supportive for all residents and staff by encouraging personal
growth and healthy interpersonal interactions. We help create a
welcoming, accepting, safe, open, and respectful environment for
people of all social identity groups. As a core value of the
institution, Diversity and Inclusion frames their work in
restorative justice practices, focusing on community responsibility
and accountability and creating inclusive environments where we
acknowledge harm and work to repair it within the community.
The Senior Program Manager of Diversity and Inclusion works
alongside the Associate Director and Director on the creation of
socially just communities in the residence halls and apartments via
the implementation workshops, initiatives, and activities.
Housed in Diversity and Inclusion, the Diversity Peer Educator
(DPE) program was created to assist in the development of a
community that is socially just, welcoming, and inclusive for
students across all social identities. DPEs work to strengthen the
living-learning environment by conducting educational, cultural,
social, and personal enrichment programs and promote the ideals of
social justice. Further, they serve as a resource to support
students who are targeted in their identities and social
memberships. As social justice educators, DPEs also assist in
creating inclusive communities and in responding to potential bias
or behaviors that negatively affect the community and campus
Diversity Peer Educator and Graduate Diversity
Coordinator Program Management (40%)
- Provide leadership to two key areas of work, specifically
providing leadership and direction for the Diversity Peer Educator
(DPE) and Graduate Diversity Coordinator (GDC) programs and
creating curriculum and educational activities for professional
development of all Residence Education, Diversity and Inclusion,
and First Year Experience student positions, specifically around
topics of social justice, inclusion, diversity, and
multiculturalism. Leading this area of work includes the
- Create student learning outcomes, evaluation, and assessment to
ensure data driven decisions.
- Design a curriculum of offerings to meet the learning outcomes
and needs of students.
- Supervise student staff and development of student leaders
connected to program.
- Plan and execute events in support of learning outcomes.
- Recruit students at all levels of programmatic involvement
including marketing, branding and outreach.
- Partner with student organizations and other campus entities as
- Select, train, develop, and supervise the 21 DPEs and 3 GDCs
located throughout the residence hall and apartment
Housing Programming, Education, and Training
- Facilitate the delivery of other programmatic components of
unit initiatives by participating in and/or lead diversity-related
committees and other special projects to meet overall DEI strategic
goals and initiatives.
- Responsible for curriculum development, creation, and
delivering on social justice educational initiatives, including
workshops, trainings, or classes for multiple student staff
constituents, including undergraduate and graduate ResStaff.
- Coordinate annual signature events sponsored by the Office of
Diversity and Inclusion, including the Linda L. Newman Art Project
a program celebrating multiculturalism and diversity in The
- Facilitate professional development opportunities for staff
including the Fundamentals of Diversity and Inclusion Professional
Staff Class and Diversity and Inclusion Workshops.
- Provide leadership and support for the multicultural and
minority lounges in the residential communities, including
enforcement of the facility use policy and feedback on space design
- Assist with the selection and training of professional staff,
representing the Office of Diversity and Inclusion in the on-campus
interviews for Housing positions.
Advising and Direct Service to Residential Students
- Provide guidance and oversight to the multicultural councils
using diversity and inclusion practices for leadership development
around issues of diversity, race, ethnicity and social justice
among the councils. Providing guidance and oversight includes:
- attend meetings for the organization, executive board and/or
with student individual leader as needed.
- inclusive leadership development of the executive board through
curriculum development that is delivered through trainings and
- assist in the development of the organization by advising the
DPEs in educational leadership.
- consult and support during the event/program planning and
- provide resources and information to students and their
organization, responding effectively to the needs/concerns of the
- communicate and interpret constitutional, organizational and
institutional policies and procedures.
- Provide oversight, management, and supervision for the
Multicultural Theme Community. This includes the selection of
residents, supervision and training of the Multicultural Theme RA
and DPE, evaluation and assessment of the community, and
development of the program expectations.
Housing Climate Work (15%)
- Provide crisis intervention, conflict resolution, resource and
referral services to students of all identities utilizing a
culturally competent framework.
- Assist the Associate Director of Diversity and Inclusion with
management of departmental response to bias incidents that take
place within residential communities by working with in-building
student staff on identity related crises and creating educational
workshops and programs.
- Master’s degree in related field is required (Higher Education,
Sociology, Psychology, Social Work).
- At least three years post masters experience in student
supervision/advising and program leadership experience.
- Experience facilitating topics of social justice, diversity and
- Familiarity with Restorative Justice principles.
- Five years or more post masters experience in student
supervision/advising and program leadership experience.
- Experience working or living in on-campus housing or community
settings as a permanent staff member.
- Working knowledge of University policies and procedures.
Interpersonal skills including:
- Strong interpersonal communication skills in both written and
- Capacity to interact and work with different constituent groups
including, students, staff, and faculty.
Strong knowledge of intergroup relations and multicultural
education practices including:
- An understanding and commitment to social justice education and
- Demonstrated experience presenting and leading diversity
education programming to different student audiences.
- Skills in large and small group facilitation.
- Deep understanding of social identities, power, privilege, and
Administrative skills including:
- Experience in program development and implementation.
- Utilizing knowledge of current trends and thinking concerning
diversity and inclusion, familiarity with issues in the higher
education setting is a plus.
- Ability to build positive relationships with others across all
- Ability to self-direct and prioritize multiple projects using
strong organizational skills.
- Ability to lead and support organizational development,
leadership development, and change management initiatives.
Assist with multicultural council funds.
Job requires working evening and weekend hours.
The successful candidate should be able to move and transport
objects up to 25 pounds, though this is not a regular job task.
This position directly supervises 21 Diversity Peer Educators
and 3 Graduate Diversity Coordinator (student position).
Starting salary may vary depending on the qualifications and
experience of the selected candidate.
This role may have reporting obligations
under Title IX and Clery.
Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar
days. The review and selection process may begin as
early as the eighth day after posting. This opening may
be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum
posting period has ended.
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