The Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) is committed to supporting all students in their academic and personal development and promoting an environment of transformative inclusion. Carnegie Mellon Advising Resource Center (CMARC), now part of the new Student Diversity and Inclusion team, works with underrepresented students at CMU, including those students who are the first in their families to attend college, to maximize students' educational experience by building community, fostering a sense of belonging, and creating social and academic networks between peers, communities, and cultures.
CMARC is looking for a Student Diversity and Inclusion Program Coordinator to serve on the newly formed Student Diversity and Inclusion staff team. This person will assist in the development and implementation of programs and activities designed to promote expanded access, matriculation & successful inclusion for underrepresented students at CMU from a range of backgrounds. The coordinator will serve on appropriate university committees and advocate for policies and procedures that foster access and inclusion. This person will also participate in planning, budget management, data collection and reporting for the overall mission and vision of the Student Diversity and Inclusion team and perform other relevant duties as assigned.
Major areas of responsibility include:
Outreach & Access
- Assist with all academic and residential programming for the Summer Academy for Math & Science (SAMS), a pre-college program
- Collaborate with offices and academic departments across the university on issues and activities related to recruitment, access and fostering a climate of inclusion that prepare and promote underrepresented student for college matriculation particularly in areas the university emphasizes
- Assist with diversity recruitment/access campus visitation activities in partnership with admission or community organizations
Student Development and Transitions Programming
- Assist with programming aimed at helping incoming underrepresented students at CMU effectively transition and adjust to the challenges of college life and community members establish supportive environments, including pre-orientation (ORIGINS)/acclimation, research, conference opportunities, leadership/career development/life skills training, programming, etc.
- Develop and coordinate mentoring programs at the college and university levels with students, alumni, and faculty
- Serve as the liaison for inclusion activities throughout the campus and organizations/corporations that are committed to diversifying their employment pool
- Assist with managing relevant partnerships to ensure diversity and inclusion efforts are at the forefront of the university agenda as outlined by the Strategic Plan.
- Provide personal, academic, and career coaching of assigned students
- Conduct formative and summative assessment of existing programs
- Develop marketing materials, presentations etc. to describe and promote programs
- Execute relevant administrative tasks associated with programming
- Submit reports on a regular basis (i.e. weekly, monthly, annually) detailing status or program outcomes
- Maintain regular one on one contact with director to discuss work plans, report status, priorities and challenges.
We are looking for someone who has the ability to creatively contribute to new initiatives and collaborate and influence campus partners to participate in programming. We are also looking for someone with strong interpersonal skill and a depth of knowledge about national trends with ability to advocate for and support the academic, personal and professional needs of underrepresented populations at CMU. Our environment supports someone who works well owning responsibility for independent projects and goals (both short- and long-term), but who also understands and embraces the importance of working in a cohesive team. You must be someone who can successfully coordinate and conduct oral presentations and represent CMARC and the newly formed Student Diversity and Inclusion team both on-and-off campus to relevant partners. The person we select in this role will demonstrate excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and flexibility and adaptability in an emerging and changing environment. Commitment to multiculturalism and intersectionality and the ability to engage and interact with diverse populations will be key to success.
- Bachelor's degree required, Master's degree in higher education administration or other relevant field preferred
- Minimum 1-3 years of experience in an academic counseling and/or student affairs environment
- Experience working with diverse populations
- Experience with program development and student advising (curricular or co-curricular)
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