The Office of Graduate Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (GRAD-DEI) provides leadership for all diversity efforts in the Graduate College. GRAD-DEI collaborates with key university constituencies to develop and deploy initiatives that contribute to the achievement of diversity, equity and inclusion related goals to address the needs of underserved and underrepresented graduate students in the areas of recruitment, retention, outreach and academic success.
The Summer Research Opportunity Program (SROP) is a gateway to graduate education and a Big Ten Academic Alliance initiative at the University of Iowa. The goal of the program is to provide underrepresented undergraduate students with in-depth research experience and preparation for the graduate school application process.
The program coordinator will assist in developing and implementing a broad range of administrative, operational, program support activities and services that enhance the educational experience and retention of underrepresented graduate students to meet the objectives and goals of the Graduate College and GRAD-DEI. Programming and coordination will include support for the Summer Research Opportunities Programs (SROP) including developing the schedule and coordinate students' travel, housing, meals, schedules, and day-to-day activities and logistics of the program.
The program coordinator will sit on various university committees to represent the interests of the Graduate College, the Office of Graduate Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. Responsibilities will include developing programs, workshops, trainings and events, working collaboratively with all colleges, departments and graduate programs to initiate, advocate and drive practices needed to foster an open and inclusive environment.
The program coordinator must demonstrate respect for all members of the Graduate College and University community in the course of performing duties; welcome and recognize the value of diversity, equity and inclusive excellence, and must have a demonstrated history of working effectively with multiple identities (race, creed, color, religion, national origins, age, sex, pregnancy, disability, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender identity or associational preferences). Must be able to make decisions and exercise a high level of autonomy, use independent judgment and recognize the need for a high level of confidentiality.
Specific Job Tasks
Provide a broad-range of programs and services focused on specific student populations that support the educational experience, recruitment and retention of current and prospective students.
Monitor the academic, career and personal goals/needs of a student and provide individual guidance and assistance.
Discern students' needs and partner with appropriate campus offices to arrange for accommodations and services as appropriate.
May manage a case load.
Compile and prepare reports based on unit goals and make recommendations to the unit.
Plan, organize and coordinate projects, trainings, and events with partners to meet program goals.
Assist with communication and outreach with partners such as the Big Ten Academic Alliance and the Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.
Collaborate with partners to maximize resources, programing, and services.
May develop and manage a budget within specified guidelines.
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Education or Equivalency Required
A bachelor's degree is required in a related field with progressive experience in diversity, equity and inclusion work or an equivalent combination of education and related experience.
Experience (typically 1-3 years) creating, implementing, and assessing training and development programs around diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Demonstrated commitment to promoting a diverse and inclusive workforce and educational environment and demonstrated experience working effectively with a diverse body of students, staff and or faculty across all races, genders, sexual orientations, generations, and other identities as well as promoting a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment.
Experience with planning, organizing, and executing events and coordinating resources before, during, and after an event.
Demonstrates extensive experience understanding and applying effective written and verbal communications concepts, tools, and techniques; effectively transmitting, receiving, and accurately interpreting ideas, information, and needs through appropriate communications behaviors.
Demonstrated proficiency in computer software applications including word processing, spreadsheet applications, database, Qualtrics and presentation.
Master's degree in a related field
Demonstrated ability to utilize various assessment tools, methodologies and curriculum development skills.
Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, work both independently and as part of a team, demonstrate strong written and verbal communication skills, and display a high level of initiative and attention to detail.
Second language proficiency
Knowledge of University of Iowa policies, procedures and regulations is desired.
Highly Desirable Qualifications
Demonstrated program management and assessment experience.
Working experience presenting information to diverse groups with the appropriate degree of formality; knowledge of effective presentation tools and techniques
In order to be considered for an interview, applicants must upload a resume and cover letter and mark them as a "relevant file" to the submission. This position is not eligible for University sponsorship for employment authorization.
Job openings are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days and may be removed from posting and filled any time after the original posting period has ended. Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background check and export control screening. Up to 5 professional references will be requested at a later step in the recruitment process.
The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.
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About University of Iowa
With over 31,000 students, the University of Iowa is one of the nation's top public research universities, a member of the Big Ten conference and the Association of American Universities. The University of Iowa is composed of eleven colleges and is known around the world for its balanced commitment to the arts, sciences, and humanities. It is home to one of the nation's largest academic medical centers and the pioneering Iowa Writers' Workshop. The University of Iowa promotes work/life integration and is located in the casual yet cosmopolitan environment of Iowa City, widely recognized as one of the country's most livable communities.