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Diversity Coordinator

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Posting Details

Position Information

Job Title Diversity Coordinator
Union Level
Department Engineering - Administration
Campus Stockton
Posting Number 201301181P
Full or Part Time Full Time
Number of Months 12
Work Schedule

Work performed during standard business hours, from 8:30 AM-5:00 PM. May require some evening and weekend hours to meet with student groups.

This is a 3 year position with the possibility of additional years based on funding.

Position End Date
Open Date 10/25/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants

Position Summary Information

Primary Purpose

The Diversity Coordinator will have responsibilities for planning and day to day operation ot the School of Engineering and Computer Science Diversity Center. The Coordinator will be responsible administering two primary efforts; expansion of the student pipeline and to strengthen student support services and communities. The Coordinator will create and manage a center where students feel welcomed, safe, supported, and valued. She/he will work with diverse students to facilitate their development in activities, organizations, and their participation in the general life of the SoECS and campus. She/he will identify the needs and progress of students through formal and informal assessment techniques. The coordinator collaborates with the SoECS faculty, COOP Director, MEP Director, and Assistant Dean on developing retention strategies using research-based best practices for preparing underrepresented students for success in their academic programs in computer science or engineering fields.

This is a 3 year position with the possibility of additional years based on funding.

Essential Functions

1. Develops and coordinates collaborative efforts between the School’s MEP program and the MESA program.

2. Plans monthly MEP student meetings and End of Year MEP banquet.

3. Supports STEM pipeline and outreach activities such as Expanding Your Horizons day.

4. Collects data and provides reports for program evaluation as requested.

5. In collaboration with appropriate personnel, hires, trains, and develops work plans for student staff.

6. Assists with developing branding, marketing, and communication efforts for MEP program through the website, social media, and print publications.

7. Provides academic coaching, mentoring, and advocacy for diverse students in the pursuit of academic excellence.

8. Prepares and monitors the budget, participates in developing the annual budget and prioritizes expenditures in support of student programs.

9. Supervises graduate and undergraduate students assigned to MEP.

10. In collaboration with appropriate personnel, develops student support services such as learning skills workshops, tutoring sessions, academic bootcamps, and academic guidance.

11. Builds trusting relationships with students in order to advocate and help navigate and negotiate the campus environment.

12. Creates and implements services that contribute to the professional and/or leadership development of students.

13. Supports the success of student organizations such as NSBE, SHPE, and SWE.

14. Attends meetings and delivers presentations to various groups.

15. Other tasks as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

• Two (2) years post high school education.
• Two (2) years experience working with a diverse population of students.

Preferred Qualifications

• Bachelor’s degree
• Demonstrated evidence of promoting student success.
• Demonstrated evidence of developing and delivering retention programs for diverse students.
• Demonstrated evidence of teamwork, relationship building, and partnership development.
• Demonstrated ability to effectively develop curriculum, deliver presentations, and organize special programs and events.
• Strong administrative skills and ability to manage complex initiatives and diverse teams.
• Strong written and verbal communication skills.
• Demonstrated ability to initiate and build new ventures.
• Experience in developing and implementing educational programs designed to support underrepresented students, including women and minorities in overcoming barriers to academic success.
• Experience in implementing formal mentoring programs designed to engage students with community mentors in career development experiences.
• Experience developing and implementing leadership initiatives that target underrepresented students.
• Ability to interpret and apply, Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), and college policies and procedures as they relate to student services and faculty support.
• Demonstrated ability to develop, collect, interpret, analyze, and manage data.
• Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and promote teamwork in a student-centered environment.
• Demonstrated knowledge of student organization program/event planning and leadership development.

Physical Requirements

The physical demands described here are representative but not definitive of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

Requires periods of sitting and repetitive hand/wrist motion while using computer keyboard and phone. Occasional lifting to 25 pounds.

Work Environment/Work Week/Travel:
Work is primarily performed in an office or classroom environment. Work performed during standard business hours, from 8:30 AM-5:00 PM. May require some evening and weekend hours to meet with student groups. Light travel may be necessary.

Hiring Range Min $17.17 per hour to Mid $22.48 per hour, non-exempt
Background Check Statement

Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check

AA/EEO Policy Statement

University of the Pacific is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer dedicated to workforce diversity. In compliance with applicable law and its own policy, Pacific is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and staff and does not discriminate in its hiring of faculty and staff, or in the provision of its employment benefits to its faculty and staff on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, sex/gender, marital status, military and veteran status, sexual orientation, medical condition, pregnancy, gender identity, gender expression, or mental or physical disability.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you first learn about this employment opportunity?
    • University of the Pacific Website
    • Craigslist
    • LinkedIn
    • Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U)
    • Chronicle of HIgher Education
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC)
    • Higher Education Recruitment Consortium - Northern California (NorCal HERC)
    • Modesto Bee
    • Pacific Employee
    • Personal Referral
    • Professional or Association Listserv
    • Publication or website from a professional organization
    • Sacramento Bee
    • San Francisco Chronicle
    • Stockton Record
    • Agency Referral
    • Other Online Job Board

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
Optional Documents
  1. Other Document