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.
- Manage the Cultural Competency Training program and assist with curriculum development, training, and assessment.
- Manage the Safe Place Program and oversee curriculum review, training, and assessment.
- 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.
- Develop and facilitate programming to engage students, staff, and faculty in conversations about diversity, identity, intersectionality, equity, and social justice.
- Develop and present campus-wide presentations on relevant topics and best practices.
- Develop and/or provide educational resource materials to individuals and groups.
- Work collaboratively with colleagues in Student Affairs and other areas to weave diversity education and training into the fabric of existing and new programs.
- Utilize Campus Pride Campus Climate Index annual assessment feedback to identify and implement best practices and policies that support an LGBTQIA- inclusive campus environment.
- Plan and manage budgets related to diversity initiatives and obtain funds for programs, activities and initiatives.
- Creates and facilitates developmentally appropriate diversity training for students, and assesses student learning.
- Responsible for co-curricular programming that promotes identity development of students from a variety of backgrounds.
- Work closely with LGBTQIA and women's student organizations (Women's Leadership Council and Keweenaw Pride).
- Provide support for student organization events (such as Pride Week or National Coming Out Day, Women’s History Month).
- Support individual students and student organizations around issues of diversity awareness, identity, intersectionality, and collaboration.
- Assist with ExSEL's mid-year academic outreach for students who are experiencing academic difficulty.
Campus and Community Outreach
- Represent the Center to the public and work to increase awareness of the programs, resources and support services available.
- Serve as a resource, consultant and liaison to the campus and local community around issues of diversity, cultural competency, and identity.
- Collaborate with community partners to provide education and outreach related to issues of sexual harassment, sexual assault, bullying, and bystander intervention.
- Assist in the development of policies and procedures, newsletters, brochures, web pages, etc. that can be used to promote diversity at Michigan Tech.
- Engage in collaborative programming with students, staff, faculty, and community partners.
- Maintain memberships and relationships with professional organizations such as the Consortium of Higher Education LGBT Resource Professionals.
- Work irregular hours due to the nature of the position.
- Provide leadership to foster a culture of safety and promote safety through actions, communication, and training.