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Program Coordinator, Diversity & Inclusion

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Work type: Full-time
Location: St. Louis, MO
Categories: Administrative & Support, Customer Service, Student Life, Student Success

Posting Details

Job Summary/Basic Function

At Maryville University, we power dreams, not just degrees. Our vision is to be the innovative leader in higher education promoting a revolution in student learning that expands access and opportunities for all.

The Program Coordinator position reports directly to the Director of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion. The Office of Diversity and Inclusion is part of the division of Student Life at Maryville University. Currently, the Diversity and Inclusion staff consists of a Director, two Program Coordinators and a graduate assistant.

The Program Coordinator for the Office of Diversity and Inclusion serves as an advocate for underrepresented students while simultaneously developing, implementing and assessing programs and initiatives that enhances campus life and stimulates the experiences of students through a social justice lens. The coordinator works directly with students and community constituents through our Multicultural Scholars Program, multicultural student organizations, and pre-collegiate and outreach programs.

Key Responsibilities:
• Support the Multicultural Scholars Program with strategic planning, advising, implementation, and coverage
• Develop and implement programs to serve underrepresented students such as: Life Skills, Health/Wellness, Retention, Finance, Civic Engagement, Time Management, Having Presence, Networking, Conflict Management and others as needed.
• Manage and oversee outreach programs
• Serve as an advisor to student organizations
• Work on ad-hoc projects, as assigned
• Provide referrals, guidance, and intervention for students with underrepresented identities who may be experiencing bias, difficultly negotiating institutional processes, or marginalization due to cultural differences; work in concert with relevant student services and advocate as needed
• Assist the Office of Admissions with the selection and scholarship awarding of Multicultural Scholarships
• Responsible for the retention efforts of the students in the Multicultural Scholars Program
• Provides the in-class instruction and teaches the Multicultural Scholars Program courses (4 courses a semester)
• Develop and distribute assessments to ensure programs, courses, and experience meet the learning outcomes of the program
• Complete academic success plans for multicultural students in need of academic assistance

*Application review will begin on July 15th.*

Minimum Qualifications

• Bachelor’s degree
• Exemplary skills in program development and implementation
• Demonstrated commitment to ethnic and cultural diversity
• Cultural competency and capacity to connect and communicate compassion across a breadth of identities
• Excellent oral written communication skills
• Experience in event planning and/or student organization advising
• Possess a collaborative approach to working with students, faculty and staff
• Current driver’s license and ability to obtain certification to drive University vans
• Experience working with students from underrepresented populations
• Experience working with multicultural organizations
• Able to facilitate conversations, workshops, and teach on social justice concepts and frameworks

Preferred Qualifications

• Master’s degree in student development or related field
• 2 years of student affairs higher education experience (internship and practicum experience is acceptable)

Physical Demands


Open Until Filled


Special Instructions to Applicants

An offer of employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background screening.

Applicants requiring University sponsorship to obtain employment authorization will not be considered for this position.

Maryville University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and prohibits discrimination on the basis of age, disability, gender, genetic information, marital status, national origin, race/color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other status protected by law. This extends to all aspects of the employment relationship, including recruiting, hiring, training, on-the-job treatment, promotion, layoff, and termination.

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