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Senior Program Manager, Diversity and Inclusion

The University Of Michigan
Michigan, United States
$52,000.00 - $62,400.00
Posted date
Nov 12, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Business & Management, Business Administration, Education, Education Administration & Leadership
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Full Time
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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 position.



Department Summary

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.

Job Summary

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 climate.



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 following tasks:
    • 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 appropriate.
  • Select, train, develop, and supervise the 21 DPEs and 3 GDCs located throughout the residence hall and apartment communities.

Housing Programming, Education, and Training (20%)

  • 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 Connector.
  • 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 and functionality.
  • 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 (25%)

  • 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 workshops.
    • assist in the development of the organization by advising the DPEs in educational leadership.
    • consult and support during the event/program planning and execution.
    • provide resources and information to students and their organization, responding effectively to the needs/concerns of the student population.
    • 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.


Required Qualifications*  

  • 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 inclusion.


Desired Qualifications*  

  • 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.


Additional Information  

Position Criteria:


Interpersonal skills including:

  • Strong interpersonal communication skills in both written and spoken formats.
  • 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 student development.
  • 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 oppression.

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 identities.
  • 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.

Financial/Budgetary Responsibility

Assist with multicultural council funds.

Working conditions

Job requires working evening and weekend hours.

Physical requirements

The successful candidate should be able to move and transport objects up to 25 pounds, though this is not a regular job task.

Direct reports

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.



Application Deadline  

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.


U-M EEO/AA Statement  

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

U-M COVID-19 Vaccination Policy

COVID-19 vaccinations are now required for all University of Michigan students, faculty and staff across all three campuses, including Michigan Medicine.  This includes those working or learning remotely.  More information on this policy is available on the Campus Blueprint website or the U-M Dearborn and U-M Flint websites.

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