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Campus Diversity Educator

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Position Title Campus Diversity Educator
Department Center for Diversity & Inclusion
Location Main Campus (Houghton, MI)
Position Type Staff
Full-time/ Part-time Full-time
Full-Time Equivalent (1.0=100%) 1.0
Appointment Term 12 Month
Pay Type Salary Basis
Salary or Hourly Rate Negotiable based on Experience
Shift 1st
Position Duration Dependent on External Funding? No
Title of Position Supervisor Director, CDI

Position Summary Information

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Job Description Summary

The role of the Campus Diversity Educator is to develop and implement strategic diversity and inclusion initiatives, trainings, workshops, and discussions. The Campus Diversity Educator is responsible for the integration of awareness and education for the campus community and constituents. Collaborates with the Director on short and long-term strategic planning, and serves as a resource, advocate, and advisor for LGBTQIA+ identified students, students of color, and women, assisting them in navigating the University, identifying resources, and resolving issues. Assists with various projects that align with the vision and strategic priorities of the Center for Diversity and Inclusion and the University.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities (other duties may be assigned)

Campus Education:
1. Manage the Cultural Competency Training program and assist with curriculum development, training, and assessment.
2. Manage the Safe Place Program and oversee curriculum review, training, and assessment.
3. Manage the Young Women Leaders Program (YWLP), provide mentor training for undergraduate mentors during fall semesters, supervise the YWLP student facilitator during spring semesters, and oversee curriculum review and assessment.
4. Develop and facilitate programming to engage students, staff, and faculty in conversations about diversity, identity, intersectionality, equity, and social justice.
5. Develop and present campus-wide presentations on relevant topics and best practices.
6. Develop and/or provide educational resource materials to individuals and groups.
7. Work collaboratively with colleagues in Student Affairs and other areas to weave diversity education and training into the fabric of existing and new programs.
8. Utilize Campus Pride Campus Climate Index annual assessment feedback to identify and implement best practices and policies that support an LGBTQIA- inclusive campus environment.
9. Plan and manage budgets related to diversity initiatives and obtain funds for programs, activities and initiatives.

Student Support
1. Creates and facilitates developmentally appropriate diversity training for students, and assesses student learning.
2. Responsible for co-curricular programming that promotes identity development of students from a variety of backgrounds.
3. Work closely with LGBTQIA and women’s student organizations (Women’s Leadership Council and Keweenaw Pride).
4. Provide support for student organization events (such as Pride Week or National Coming Out Day, Women’s History Month).
5. Support individual students and student organizations around issues of diversity awareness, identity, intersectionality, and collaboration.
6. Assist with ExSEL’s mid-year academic outreach for students who are experiencing academic difficulty.

Campus and Community Outreach
1. Represent the Center to the public and work to increase awareness of the programs, resources and support services available.
2. Serve as a resource, consultant and liaison to the campus and local community around issues of diversity, cultural competency, and identity.
3. Collaborate with community partners to provide education and outreach related to issues of sexual harassment, sexual assault, bullying, and bystander intervention.
4. Assist in the development of policies and procedures, newsletters, brochures, web pages, etc. that can be used to promote diversity at Michigan Tech.
5. Engage in collaborative programming with students, staff, faculty, and community partners.
6. Maintain memberships and relationships with professional organizations such as the Consortium of Higher Education LGBT Resource Professionals.
7. Work irregular hours due to the nature of the position.
8. Perform other duties as assigned by the Director.
9. Provide leadership to foster a culture of safety and promote safety through actions, communication, and training.

Required Education (minimum requirements)

• Master’s degree or a combination of a Bachelor’s Degree and three (3) years professional experience in Education, Social Justice, Student Affairs or related field.

Required Experience (minimum requirements)

• Three years professional experience in; Social Justice, Student Affairs, or related field.
• Experience in Higher Education, Student Affairs or comparable experience working with college-age or non-traditional underrepresented students.
• Demonstrated experience with and knowledge of LGBTQIA+ issues and the intersection of sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression.
• Demonstrated experience providing support and services to undergraduate and/or graduate students who identify as LGBTQIA+.
• Demonstrated experience providing identity-based, diversity-related, and/or social justice-oriented trainings.
• Demonstrated ability to use judgment when dealing with confidential information.

Desirable Education and/or Experience

• Master’s degree in higher education administration, women and gender studies, queer/LGBT studies, student personnel, counseling or a related field.
• Demonstrated experience working effectively with culturally, economically, and educationally diverse students.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and/or Abilities (minimum requirements)

• Demonstrated teaching experience.
• Demonstrated experience advising student organizations.
• Demonstrated experience developing curricula for cultural competency or diversity trainings.
• Demonstrated experience with cultural, identity-based and/or social justice- related programming.
• Demonstrated experience with personal, academic, professional and leadership development of students.
• Demonstrated experience providing crisis intervention and referrals to appropriate campus and community resources.
• Demonstrated experience with academic success outreach and intervention.
• Demonstrated experience with the assessment of learning outcomes.
• Demonstrated experience supervising student staff.
• Demonstrated experience with web-based applications.

Desirable Knowledge, Skills, and/or Abilities

• Demonstrated success designing and providing programs to retain students.
• Demonstrated knowledge working with STEM students.
• Demonstrated ability to create and implement strategic plans based on university mission and vision.
• Proactive and creative approach to problem solving.
• Demonstrated ability to foster a collegial and collaborative work environment through effective outreach and partnerships across identity groups and administrative levels (i.e., peers, faculty, administration and community partners).
• Demonstrated mentoring skills.

Language, Mathematical, and/or Reasoning Skills
Work Environment and/or Physical Demands

Work Environment and/or Physical Demands:
The work environment is that of a typical office and/or classroom setting. The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE): None required.

Required Training and Other Conditions of Employment

Every employee at Michigan Technological University will receive the following 3 required trainings; additional training may be required by the department.

Required University Training:**

• Employee Safety Overview

• Anti-Harassment, Discrimination, Retaliation Training

• Annual Data Security Training

Required Departmental Training: *

• additional training may be required by the department.

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number 16360
Posting Type Internal & External Posting
Internal Posting Date 01/13/2017
External Posting Date 01/13/2017
Open Until Filled Yes
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