Division of Student Affairs
|Position Available:||Year Round|
|Hourly Rate or Pay Range:||Commensurate with experience|
|Application Deadline:||Position open until filled.|
The student diversity and belonging (SDB) coordinator works in a highly-collaborative manner to facilitate intersection among all students and student groups to promote intercultural understanding. This role advises students and supports student organizations as they explore their identities related, but not limited, to race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, nationality, ability, language, spiritual/religious affiliation, citizenship, socioeconomic status, gender identity, gender expression, and other aspects of their personhood.
Collaborating with the student affairs team and reporting to the assistant dean for inclusive excellence, the person in this role will serve as a strategic leader who builds, maintains, and shares resources (tools, interventions, training opportunities, etc.) that expand the capacity of all Northland community members to engage across differences.
A successful SDB coordinator will partner consistently and effectively with the student engagement and wellness coordinator, accessibility and student success coordinator, and residential life staff. Working collaboratively with the dean of admissions, the SDB coordinator will play a key role in the recruitment and retention of a more diverse student body.
The SDB coordinator plays a critical role in enhancing student engagement and belonging in all aspects of the holistic student experience at a residential liberal arts college.
Responsibilities and Qualifications
Diversity and Belonging Partnerships and Programming (40%)
- Represent the Office of Student Affairs on various college-wide committees and at signature student events
- Design student-centered diversity and belonging programming that focuses on enhancing student well-being more broadly, teaching actionable steps that can bring about behaviors and practices that serve to support diversity and belonging
- Partner extensively and inclusively with key College stakeholders to develop and implement strategies to advance diversity and belonging, specifically but not limited to the student engagement and wellness coordinator, accessibility and student success coordinator, and residential life staff
- Work collaboratively with the dean of admissions to recruit and retain a more diverse student body
- Partner with outside organizations to further enhance diversity and belonging initiatives
- Gather and share qualitative and quantitative data on the effectiveness and impact of diversity and belonging-oriented engagement and programming on student well-being
- Maintain standards of best practices for diversity and belonging as outlined by national higher education professional associations (including but limited to ACPA, NASPA, NADOHE, LACRELA, etc.)
- Partner with the assistant dean for inclusive excellence to design and implement diversity and belonging programming in response to relevant global, national, and local events
- Manage website information
Diversity and Belonging Advising (30%)
- Advise students and student organizations in recruiting members, event planning, budgeting, and promoting events
- Advise religious/spiritual, LGBTQIA, and student of color student-identity organizations and publications, including student leadership development and training on allyship and community development
- Serve as a key partner and collaborator with the Office of Admissions to enhance recruitment of a more diverse student population
- Serve as a key resource to the student conduct process for bias-related incidents between and among students
Student Diversity Center Operations/Oversight (30%)
- Provide direct oversight for 1–2 senior-level student managers/supervisors in the Diversity Center that will directly supervise 8–12 student staff
- Develop and market the Diversity Center open hours and services
- Collaborate with facilities and student leadership in order to strategically improve the physical structure and accessibility of the Diversity Center
- Support Diversity Center student staff in developing a schedule of programs to be hosted at the Center
- Provide support and facilitate student connections and feedback with the assistant dean for inclusive excellence
- Participate in the on-call crisis management rotation and serve as a first-responder (including serving as a “person on call” for the ARA/RA staff)
- Serve as one of the student conduct officers
- Bachelor’s degree
- Demonstrated success engaging and collaborating with people representing diverse backgrounds and experiences
- Ability to interact with sensitivity and discretion when engaging with challenging issues and facilitating difficult conversations
- Possess an entrepreneurial spirit and creative initiative to take on new projects and identify opportunities for innovation
- Demonstrated success working with students, faculty, and staff from a variety of backgrounds, cultures, perspectives, beliefs, and experiences
- A master’s degree in higher education, college personnel administration, or a related field
Quiet office environment; exposure to computer screens; and contact with College administration, faculty, staff, students, administrators, and trustees, either in person, by telephone, or electronically. May require sitting for prolonged periods of time, extensive use of computer keyboard, visual acuity, walking inside or outside, standing, bending, reaching, climbing, balancing, and occasional lifting or carrying.
Division of Student Affairs
How to Apply
Submit a resume, cover letter, and contact information for at least three professional references.
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