Regular: A position which is considered essential for the effective long-term operation of the university. Persons appointed to this position will receive the privileges and benefits associated with regular employment status.
The University of Iowa's Chief Diversity Office seeks a Diversity Resources Coordinator to design, plan, promote, facilitate, integrate, and evaluate diversity and cultural competency educational programs, events, and/or services of substantial complexity and impact, both on and/or off campus, to ensure the link between diversity and excellence is understood and integrated appropriately into the university community; and effectively organize and facilitate processes and functions to ensure the success of diversity programs and/or services, under the direction of the Director of Diversity Resources.
There is an expectation that the person in this position will maintain effective, civil, and respectful working relationships with the University of Iowa campus community and uphold a high standard of cultural competency and respect for difference that represents the Chief Diversity Office's commitment to diversity and inclusion.
This position will require occasional evening and weekend travel and events.
The qualifications for this job posting are described as competencies or behaviors needed to be able to perform the duties of the position at a defined proficiency level/standard. The proficiency level required for each qualification indicated are working. For a complete definition of the proficiency levels, click on the proficiency level above. Please assure that your resume and cover letter illustrates the work experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities you have that meet each of the required qualifications.
Please note regarding references: Five professional references will be requested and required at a later step in the recruitment process.
A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Typically one to three years' experience in implementing diversity programs in complex organizations;
Demonstrated experience interacting effectively with colleagues from diverse social, cultural, racial and economic backgrounds, as well as promoting a diverse environment;
Demonstrates working experience understanding the issues related to the decision-making process and analyzing situations fully and accurately to reach productive decisions;
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;
Working experience presenting information to diverse groups with the appropriate degree of formality; knowledge of effective presentation tools and techniques;
Working experience mobilizing both time and resources to get things done;
Working experience developing and operating a program and/or service by developing, promoting, and implementing the specific goals and objectives of the program and/or service and applying this knowledge appropriately to diverse settings;
Demonstrated proficiency in computer software applications including word processing, spreadsheet applications, database and presentation.
Experience with diversity programs aimed at collegiate faculty, staff, and/or student populations; Knowledge of topics and/or concerns in the work environment and the higher education setting for staff and students from traditionally marginalized communities (e.g. underrepresented minorities, LGBTQ, veterans, and individuals with disabilities);
Experience in procuring external funding opportunities;
Experience with planning, organizing, and executing events and coordinating resources before, during, and after an event;
Working experience measuring the quality and quantity of work effort for the purpose of improvement;
Working experience with organizational strategies and operations for promoting and publicizing programs, products and services on and off campus; developing and implementing these strategies and operations.
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 ce...nters 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.