Under the direction of the Associate Vice President for Diversity Affairs, the Coordinator of Student Diversity and Inclusion Programming actively contributes to shaping an inclusive campus environment and supporting students' success as learners, leaders and citizens by creating culturally affirming programs and events that nurture a sense of belonging, build community, and encourage critical reflection of their own and others' personal and social identities, including intersections of identities.
Essential Job Functions:
Provide support for students and student organizations through one on one and group mentoring, leadership development, and organizational support.
Represent the office to and interact on a daily basis with administrators, faculty, staff, students, and outside organizations and individuals.
Provide in-person and virtual office hours
Assist in coordination and implementation of: Heritage and Cultural Months Celebration, Anti-Racism programming, 2020 Election Campus Engagement programming and other programming.
Provide support, guidance and mentoring for: Intercultural Council, Diversity Student Union, New Horizon Scholars, SGA Committee on Diversity and Inclusion and Athletic Diversity Council.
Assist in development and implementation of: Student Listening Sessions for ODI Strategic Plan, Martin Luther King, Jr Convocation and Day of Service and Diversity and Inclusion Week and Awards Ceremony.
Develop content and manage: ODI Newsletter and ODI social media.
Appreciation of, a sensitivity to, and respect for a diverse academic environment, inclusive of students, faculty and staff of many social, economic, cultural, ideological, racial and ethnic backgrounds.
Marginal Job Functions:
Contribute to the overall success of the department by performing all other essential duties and responsibilities as assigned.
Education and Experience
Bachelor’s degree required, with 1-3 years of higher education program development experience preferred.
Knowledge and Skills
Demonstrate cultural competency skills and experience working with diverse populations.
Thorough knowledge is preferred, as well as discretion, tact, diplomacy, and confidence in relaying information.
Ability to take initiative, work independently, and thrive in a demanding environment.
Strong work ethic; meticulous attention to detail; commitment to completing work on a timely basis and at the highest level of accuracy and quality.
This individual will also plan ahead and anticipate needs while exercising flexibility and adaptability.
Must have excellent organizational skills, and be ability to multi-task, and must demonstrate strong decision making skills.
Must demonstrate ability to exercise discretion and independent judgment needed to handle confidential information, documents and communication within the office; exceptional communication skills (both verbal and written) and interpersonal skills are required. Knowledge of Microsoft Office suite of applications (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook) required.
Knowledge of Google Applications preferred.
Limited pushing, pulling, lifting. Lifting would not exceed 20 lbs.
Mobility on campus necessary. Valid driver's license required.
Founded in 1819, Centre College is a small, selective educational community located in Danville, Kentucky, and serves approximately 1,400 students by focusing on high quality undergraduate education as its primary mission. The historic, picturesque 150-acre campus is 30 miles from Lexington, in the famed Bluegrass Region of Central Kentucky. Centre accomplishes its goals in an atmosphere of caring and respectful relationships among faculty, student, and staff. The College has an endowment in excess of $300 million and an operating budget of more than $65 million.
Centre College is committed to an environment that welcomes and supports diversity. Centre strives to create an environment where differences are celebrated rather than discouraged, where the individuals have the opportunity to exchange ideas and share in the richness of mutual experiences. Please view the Statement of Community. For information concerning the College, visit our website at www.centre.edu.
Centre College is a proud member of the Greater Kentucky Higher Education Recruitment Corsortium: www.greaterkyherc.org. The Greater Kentucky HERC is a non-profit organization composed of a diverse group of c...olleges, universities, hospitals, government agencies, non-profit organizations, and members of private industry committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse, talented workforce. Member representative include faculty, staff, human resources professionals, institutional leaders, and faculty relations experts. Centre College is an equal opportunity employer.
Centre College is located in Danville, Kentucky, a city of 18,000 recognized for its high quality of life, historic downtown, friendly people, beautiful landscapes, and easy access to Lexington, Louisville, and Cincinnati. For more information about Centre College, visit our website at www.centre.edu.