Coordinator for Graduate Student Engagement and Support - The Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion-2015006
: Job Summary
The Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion , or the Center as known on campus, represents the importance and influence of equity and inclusive excellence in every aspect of the Carnegie Mellon student experience. We are a team oriented unit, with dual reporting lines to the Division of Student Affairs and the Vice Provost for Education, and affect the student experience by cultivating cultural engagement, fostering a sense of belonging, and challenging systems of privilege and oppression. We work to continuously support the success of historically underrepresented student populations through developing community, active mentorship, and personal empowerment; all while collaborating with students, staff, faculty, and alumni to develop creative programs designed to increase and advance individual and collective intercultural competency development.
We are seeking a creative and optimistic team member with a passion for inclusion and equity to join as a Coordinator for Graduate Student Engagement and Support . This is an excellent opportunity if you thrive in an interesting and important work environment. In this new role, you will focus on encouraging an environment where graduate students with minoritized or underrepresented identities can thrive by supporting campus recruitment, providing opportunities for exploration of identity, and developing affinity group programming. Reporting to the Director of Student Programs and Engagement, you will also work to build individual capacity for our students through leadership opportunities and alumni connection.
Core responsibilities will include:
Mentoring and coaching graduate students in a one-on-one environment;
Organizing and implementing program and event planning to support the graduate student experience to include affinity-based programming and advancement of LGBTQ+ initiatives;
Supporting recruitment efforts of underrepresented graduate students by working with colleges across campus; and
Assisting with the general functions of the office via routine staff meetings, participation in campus events and signature programs, assisting with response and student support during critical incident moments on campus or in the broader global community, and assisting with business continuity planning and crisis management.
Flexibility, excellence, responsiveness, and compassion are vital qualities within the Center. Diversity, equity and inclusion guide our values and serve as our foundation. We seek and cultivate diverse populations and perspectives. We do so because it is paramount to our commitment to having a culturally engaging campus environment for our students to thrive. Inclusion, collaboration and cultural competency are critical to academic excellence and innovation. Therefore, we are in search of a team member who is able to effectively interact with a varied population of internal and external partners at a high level of integrity. We are looking for someone who shares our values and who will support the mission of the university through their work.
You should demonstrate:
Strong understanding of contemporary diversity, equity, inclusion, multiculturalism concepts and issues, especially as they apply to the graduate student experience;
Strong and proven ties to contemporary LGBTQA+ communities and national, social, cultural, and educational initiatives;
Steadfast dedication to equity and justice;
Success as it relates to implementing innovative planning, programming, access/recruitment, and community development;
Successful track record of leading projects in a multi-stakeholder environment and inspiring change;
Advanced interpersonal and intercultural communication skills; and
Capability to facilitate presentations and address large campus and community audiences.
Due to the nature of this work, you should be able and willing to work evening and weekend hours, as they may be required.
Bachelor's degree in a related field required; Master's highly desired.
Minimum one year of professional experience in higher education in a role related to advancing these initiatives required; leadership experience and formal training in inter-group dialogue facilitation preferred.
Experience advising and supporting students who come from underrepresented ethnic and racial groups and LGBTQIA social identities, mentoring and coaching graduate students for academic success and career readiness, and cultivating partnerships to provide student support highly desired.
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Job Function: Student Affairs
Primary Location: United States-Pennsylvania-Pittsburgh
Time Type: Full Time
Minimum Education Level: Bachelor's Degree or equivalent
Internal Number: 2015006
About Carnegie Mellon University
Carnegie Mellon (www.cmu.edu) is a private, internationally ranked research university with programs in areas ranging from science, technology and business, to public policy, the humanities and the arts. More than 12,000 students in the university’s seven schools and colleges benefit from a small student-to-faculty ratio and an education characterized by its focus on creating and implementing solutions for real problems, interdisciplinary collaboration and innovation. A global university, Carnegie Mellon’s main campus in the United States is in Pittsburgh, Pa. It has campuses in California’s Silicon Valley and Qatar, and programs in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe and Mexico.