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Department: Student Life
Salary/Rate: $56,164 (@ 1.0FTE) This position will be subject to a 20% furlough ($44,913 @ 20% furough)
Under the direction of the Assistant Director of Student Life for Equity and Access and working collaboratively with Student Life and campus partners, the Equity Coordinator for Veterans and Military Family Members plans and administers program objectives and strategies aligned with the Social Justice and Equity Center (SJEC). The Equity Coordinator for Veterans and Military Family Members, operating with equity and racial justice lenses, initiates and engages in efforts to promote equity and diversity at the University. The Coordinator researches retention issues and develops programs and initiatives to ensure the success of our students of color, historically underrepresented, minoritized, and under-resourced student populations (inclusive of all forms and intersections of identity, such as race, ethnicity, gender identity and expression, national origin, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, ability, age, size, socio-economic status, Veteran status, etc.).
Responsibilities: Provides oversight and coordination of the day-to-day operation of the Social Justice and Equity Center. Coordinates the delivery of information and assistance to students seeking support. Oversees the work of student staff members and volunteers. Hires and trains student staff to support programs, mentorship, tutoring, and other activities that promote learning and student development. Participates in performance evaluations and corrective action for staff. Processes personnel paperwork for assigned employees. Works with student leaders to design and implement programs, special events, and services that support student success and development. Advises student leaders on program planning methods and processes. Assists students with problem solving a variety of complex issues during all phases of an event. Teaches students organizing skills and mentors them throughout the year. Develops and delivers leadership development workshops and seminars for program participants and currently enrolled students. Provides leadership and coordination of educational programs/campus signature events and services in assigned areas of responsibility. Serves as a liaison in providing information on available resources and services. Participates in a variety of meetings, committees, or other related groups to communicate information regarding services, programs, areas of opportunity and other pertinent information related to equity. Collaborates with campus Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee in planning and implementing policies, practices, and projects regarding hiring, campus climate, research and assessment, and campus-wide events.
Prepares, reviews, and analyzes complex information and data and develops recommendations based on findings to further education equity and access. Attends professional conferences and training sessions to remain current on equity-related practices. Performs other related duties as assigned.
Minimum Classification Qualifications:
Honorably discharged Veteran (noted in DD 214) of the US Armed Forces; this could include status in the National Guard/Reserve, Disabled Veteran, active duty wartime or campaign badge Veteran, and/or armed forces service medal Veteran. (A copy of the candidate's DD 214 will be required with submission of application materials).
Bachelor's Degree in a related field and two years of direct service experience either in a college setting or community agency.
Demonstrated experience working with multicultural or equity/diversity programs.
Experience working with underrepresented populations (first-generation, low-income, students of color, LGBTQ+, etc.).
Strong organizational, training, and communication skills. and history of implementing successful strategies and programs.
Master's Degree in student development, higher education, multicultural studies, social justice, social work, or related field.
Experience in forming productive relationships with military and Veteran service organizations.
Experience working with Veteran and military prospects and students in higher education settings.
Experience working with faculty.
Demonstrated experience impacting social and racial justice initiatives.
Experience supervising a diverse student staff.
All Listed Duties:
Programming, Administration, Supervision Responsible for administrative and student staff personnel of the Social Justice and Equity Center. Ensures that the space and staff are grounded in racial equity, identity development, and operationalize organizing and programming efforts. Develops appropriate assessments of processes and procedures to evaluate how existing structure meets student needs. Adapts as appropriate based on assessment data. Develops and designs processes for students to build programming and organizing skills. Collaborates with faculty, staff, and students to create programs and initiatives centered on equity, diversity, and inclusion. Supervises student staff with organizing, leadership development, programming, services, and opportunities to support and empower underrepresented, minoritized, and under-resourced students. Recruits, hires, trains, and evaluates student staff members and holds them accountable to expectations. Oversees mentorship programs focused on recruitment and retention of diverse populations.
Operations, Assessment Provides overall day-to-day management of the Social Justice and Equity Center including staffing, infrastructure, and policy and program development. Collaborates with Student Life leadership to develop short and long term goals and priority setting. Manages and conducts evaluation and assessment of program goals and priorities to ensure alignment with the university's strategic plan to promote equity, diversity, and inclusion. Develops curriculum for training and professional development of student staff. Represents the SJEC on campus-wide committees, to the public, and media (as requested). Responds to critical incidents impacting minoritized communities. Collaborates with colleagues in Student Life and Student Affairs as well as with academic department chairs and faculty to ensure integration of academic co-curricular programming across the university. Works with relevant student organizations, including those focused on students' social identities and the intersections of identity, to coordinate programmatic work in meaningful ways.
Related Other Duties Actively participates in committees and working groups related to equity, access, and student engagement.
Supports the development and implementation of equity and diversity education and training on campus.
Contributes to projects and initiatives related to diversity, anti-racism, equity, student engagement, and accessibility. Collaborates with the Title IX team as requested. Provides resource advocacy for survivors of sexual violence, hate, and/or bias-related incidents. Builds and maintains excellent working relations with institutional and community partners. May serve on equity review boards or other conduct-related incident review boards.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Must be willing to travel and attend training programs off-site for occasional professional development.
Must be able to work additional hours and adjust working hours to meet special jobs. May be called back periodically to perform work as needed on an emergency basis.
Must be able to successfully pass a pre-employment background check.
Under the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA): -Position classification defined as
Internal Number: 8818
About Southern Oregon University
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