Reporting to the Executive Director for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI), the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Program Coordinator is responsible for the identification, planning and implementation of academic affairs programming that values the diversity and perspectives of the Kean University community. The Coordinator will collaborate with other staff and departments within the Division of Academic Affairs, the Division of Student Affairs and across the entire University as appropriate, in developing educational and social programming that fosters a culture of inclusion and respect throughout the university community; and performs related work as required. This position requires travel and a flexible schedule including evening and weekend hours.
Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college and one year of professional experience in a position related to DEI initiatives is required. Demonstrated knowledge and experience in one or more of the following areas is preferred: multicultural affairs, diversity and/or social justice education, community organizing, event planning, intercultural education, training and academic programming. Candidate must have the ability to promote an inclusive and equitable environment for all students, faculty and staff; in particular with diverse student populations on the basis of ability, age, gender identity, nationality, race, sex, sexual orientation, religion, veteran status, political ideology and other social identities.
Application: Please send cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references to: Search Committee Chairperson, Office of the Associate Vice President for Employee Relations, by email to DEIjobs@kean.edu. Candidacy review begins immediately and continues until appointment is made. Official transcripts for all degrees and three current letters of recommendation are required prior to the starting date of employment.
Kean University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer
About Kean University
Kean University is a world-class, vibrant and diverse institution offering 50 undergraduate majors and 80 graduate programs and options leading to masters and doctoral degrees, professional diplomas and certifications. Kean distinguishes itself through excellence in academics, strategic investments in both research and cultural facilities and initiatives and a commitment to the success of every student. Dedicated to preparing students for rewarding careers, lifelong learning and fulfilling lives, Kean offers a broad range of disciplines, the expertise of a diverse and world-savvy faculty and a student-centered learning environment and campus community. The University sits on three adjoining campus sites in Union County, New Jersey covering 180 acres, two miles from Newark Liberty International Airport and thirty minutes from New York City, with an additional location in Ocean County, New Jersey. Kean University also operates a unique, additional location in Wenzhou-China, where development of a full-scale campus is currently underway.