|Req #: ||141948 |
|Department: ||UW GRADUATE SCHOOL |
|Job Location: || Seattle Campus |
|Job Location Detail: ||Loew Hall |
|Posting Date: ||01/30/2017 |
|Closing Info: || Open Until Filled |
|Salary: || |
Salary and benefits are competitive. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
|Shift: ||Part-Time 50% FTE |
|Notes: || As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For a complete description of our benefits for this position, please visit our website, click here. |
A cover letter is required for application to this position. This letter should speak to the applicant's commitment to and engagement with diversity and diverse populations, the applicant's understanding of paradigms of equity and inclusion and their ability to work collaboratively. Pertinent questions to address in the cover letter include: What draws you to seek this position? What skills, values, and leadership will you contribute to this position to be responsive to the various populations served by the Graduate School? Please limit your cover letter to two pages.
Review of candidates and interviews are targeted to begin mid February.
| The University of Washington (UW) is proud to be one of the nation's premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty. |
The Graduate School is the leading advocate for diversity in graduate education at the University of Washington. We have an outstanding opportunity for a part-time 50% FTE Resource Coordinator for Diversity Engagement.
This position will support the Associate Dean of Student Affairs and Diversity in promoting diversity and inclusion across graduate programs throughout the tri-campuses and in addressing academic issues that may arise regarding graduate students' progress in their program of study to ensure adherence to the academic policies of the Graduate School. The Resource Coordinator for Diversity Engagement will facilitate communication with faculty, leadership, and community stakeholders, and oversee scheduling of meetings and activities geared to strengthening and advancing diversity efforts crucial to the excellence of UW. The Resource Coordinator for Diversity Engagement will assist in facilitating and addressing communication and scheduling of meetings with Deans, Chairs, faculty, staff and students with regards to Graduate School academic policies and procedures. The Resource Coordinator will participate in various meetings and activities that advance diversity and be responsible for facilitating timely follow-up. In addition, the Resource Coordinator for Diversity Engagement will be an active participant in the strategic planning work of the Graduate School and contribute to advancing diversity and inclusion at the University of Washington.
Addressing diversity and inclusion is multi-faceted and complex at the University of Washington. Multiple partners, including individual programs, departments, schools and colleges exist across campuses that seek to address the needs of diverse and marginalized students, including underrepresented minority students, and underrepresented faculty of color. Addressing graduate students' academic issues is a serious responsibility of the Graduate School that impacts the lives of the students as well as impacts their programs of study.
Significant components of the position of Resource Coordinator for Diversity Engagement are to assist the Associate Dean in:
1) Developing and strengthening collaboration across programs of study and units so that existing programs and resources are responsive to the needs of diverse and underrepresented students at UW
2) Planning, developing and implementing new initiatives in partnership with the Graduate School's leadership team and the Graduate Opportunities and Minority Achievement Program (GO-MAP) that increase the diversity of UW's graduate student population and support community-engaged scholarship
The Resource Coordinator for Diversity Engagement provides creative contributions, leadership, and support to new initiatives and existing programs that are designed to promote and advance the success and excellence of diverse graduate students. The Resource Coordinator for Diversity Engagement builds relationships with existing key Graduate School programs, including Core Programs, GO-MAP, and the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL). The Resource Coordinator for Diversity Engagement builds relationships with undergraduate programs to create stronger ties between undergraduate and graduate programs. For instance, the Resource Coordinator will help promote and provide programming that works with first generation undergraduates to prepare for and think about graduate school options. The Graduate School, in collaboration with GO-MAP, as well as individual programs, departments, colleges and schools, provides important services to approximately 14,000 graduate students across the university's three campuses that support academic excellence as well as the inclusion of diverse and underrepresented students.
Duties & Responsibilities:
The Resource Coordinator for Diversity Engagement is a part-time 50% FTE (in support of the Associate Dean in fulfilling responsibilities within the Graduate School). The Resource Coordinator's responsibilities include providing administrative support to the Associate Dean, and working as a partner to carry out responsibilities and activities in:
1) Advancing the diversity mission of the Graduate School and University and promoting the inclusion of underrepresented students
2) Addressing confidential matters pertaining to graduate students' academic issues and grievances initiated by the students or departments
Assist in the planning, development and implementation of new programs and initiatives responsive to the needs of diverse and underrepresented graduate students and attend meetings when appropriate. Engage in and contribute to discussing and organizing workshop and event programming that can build student experiences, particularly those of underrepresented minority students and students from marginalized communities. Help organize brown bag discussions and workshops on diversity themes for Graduate School staff. Provide leadership within the Graduate School's Diversity Committee. Contribute ideas and expertise to the development and implementation of the Graduate School's own diversity plan. Take initiative to work on effective solutions. Facilitate communication of diversity efforts, programs and activities to appropriate audiences. Maintain and update the diversity webpage of the Graduate School as a creative and useful resource to promote diversity and inclusion. Help build and sustain relationships with partners across campuses and with external partners to identify needs and effectively share resources about diversity. Identify resources for graduate students and graduate programs of study as well as exemplary practices in the recruitment and retention of underrepresented graduate students. Manage a database of diversity committees across campuses and their leadership. Provide fiscal management of the Associate Dean's administrative budgets.
Responsibilities of the Resource Coordinator for Diversity Engagement include scheduling of meetings and facilitation of communication with leadership, faculty, diversity communities, members of GO-MAP's Faculty and Staff Advisory Board as well as Graduate School's Diversity Committee, graduate students and community stakeholders, and safeguarding and maintaining pertinent documentation. In addition, the Resource Coordinator is tasked with creating and adhering to strict timelines, as a result of projects and/or administrative responsibilities.
| Master's Degree in a related field, and a minimum of two to three years of experience post-degree in applicable field. |
Must possess and demonstrate excellent oral and written communication skills and ability to work collaboratively with UW constituents at every level.
Must be highly organized, able to work independently and possess an ability to maintain and safeguard confidential communication and documentation.
Must demonstrate experience and ability to work with diverse populations.
Must have computer technology experience, demonstrated ability to utilize MS Outlook, and ability to create and revise website content. In addition, this position will continually utilize and integrate new technologies to complete projects and administrative tasks.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
| Experience in graduate education and programs and understanding of graduate education is highly desired. |
Experience in working with community groups committed to diversity and equity is highly desired.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
Office environment is comprised of semi-private open cubicles.
An agreed upon work schedule will be decided on upon time of hire. Changes of schedule are at the discretion of the Associate Dean.
On rare occasions, logistic support for events in early morning or evening may be asked.
Appointment to this position is contingent upon obtaining satisfactory results from a criminal background check
The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. These assessments may include Work Authorization, Criminal Conviction History, Cover Letter and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select Apply to this position. Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your My Jobs page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.