University of Kentucky — Program Coordinator, Center for Graduate and Professional Diversity Initiatives

Job Title: Student Affairs Officer III
Requisition Number: RE19340
Working Title: CGPDI Program Coordinator
Department Name: 18402:Ctr for Grad/Prof Diversity Initiatives
Work Location: Lexington, KY
Grade Level: 44
Salary Range: $41,475-66,373/year
Type of Position: Staff
Position Time Status: Full-Time

Required Education

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Required Related Experience
3 yrs

Physical Requirements
Walking or standing periodically; frequent walking between various campus locations; and possibly lifting objects up to 20 lbs.

Monday through Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm; occasional evenings and weekends.

Job Summary
This Program Coordinator role is an integral part of the Center for Graduate and Professional Diversity Initiatives (CGPDI) team. CGPDI is a university-wide unit in Institutional Diversity that supports recruitment, retention, and belonging efforts for historically marginalized graduate and professional students.

Program Coordinator responsibilities include:

  • designing and implementing support and mentorship programs for the academic, personal, and professional development
  • engaging students to participate in CGPDI programming by creating relationships with diverse student populations and giving presentations at orientations and other campus events.
  • connecting with students in a dynamic and ongoing way through the use of print and electronic newsletters, social media, and direct outreach.
  • promoting a holistically supportive, professional, and responsive environment that is conducive to student achievement and the cultivation of healthy relationships.
  • contributing to a team with strategic goals to foster matriculation, persistence, and increased graduation rates
  • forging alliances with alumni to promote student networking and career development.
  • empowering individual student self-discovery and the development of cultural competencies and skills.
  • assisting students with clarifying and reaching their personal and professional goals.
  • advising graduate and professional student organizations as needed, including specific support of a community building group for women of color.

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities
Demonstrated leadership and sound judgment; strong decision-making and organizational skills, excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication; ability to accurately assess outcomes of changes and modify approaches as needed. MS Windows, Office Suite, Excel, PowerPoint, Database

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? Yes

Preferred Education/Experience
Graduate degree in social sciences, humanities, communications, social work, higher education, student affairs, or related discipline. At least one year of experience related to curricular or co-curricular student support preferred. Experience working with graduate or professional students, working with women of color in a higher education environment, and/or in diversity and inclusion field also a plus. Individuals who have a bachelor’s degree and substantial, relevant work experience will also be considered.

Deadline to Apply

University Community of Inclusion
The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.