Northwest Missouri State University — Coordinator of Diversity and Inclusion, Office of Diversity & Inclusion

PRIMARY DUTY: The Coordinator of Diversity and Inclusion will provide administrative and support services to help develop social justice competencies within the campus and community while aiding in supporting historically underrepresented student’s access, persistence, and graduation from Northwest Missouri State University. As part of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, the Coordinator will focus on helping lead the strategic diversity and inclusion goals of the University. This position will provide programming and development around inclusion topics and serve as a liaison to aid in increasing campus and community climate will be key focus areas for this position. The Coordinator of Diversity and Inclusion will work to develop strategic initiatives to help move forward in the areas of intercultural competence, social justice education, and creating an inclusive campus environment.


  1. Work effectively with students, faculty, staff, and community members and possess a commitment to social justice and inclusivity.
  2. Use best practices to support diversity and inclusion within institutions of higher education
  3. Develop, implement, facilitate, coordinate, and assess programming to promote diversity, cultural awareness and inclusion within the campus community
  4. Serve as a social resource and liaison for historically underrepresented students in connecting them with University services
  5. Serve as a liaison between the City of Maryville and University to continue to aid in moving campus and community diversity climate forward
  6. dAssist in the organization of a variety of campus events that celebrate different identities and also educate about systems of oppression and how to dismantle these oppressive systems
  7. Develop and deliver community-based educational programs to stimulate and promote intercultural and global understanding and appreciation
  8. Serve on University committees, task forces, and teams
  9. Coordinate all social media efforts for the Office of Diversity and Inclusion
  10. Assist the Associate Provost of Diversity and Inclusion in creating an inclusive campus environment and work effectively with other Diversity and Inclusion staff
  11. Perform other duties as assigned

Education: Bachelor’s degree in a related field

Experience: At least one year of experience working with diverse groups of people, coordinating programs, and supervising others; working knowledge of social justice education, systems of oppression, and cultural competency

Skills: Excellent verbal and written communication skills; ability to assist historically underrepresented students in facing the special challenges encountered on a predominately white campus; strong organizational and analytical skills; ability to manage projects and design/implement/evaluate programs; working knowledge of student development practices

Education: Master’s degree in higher education administration, college student personnel, intercultural studies or a related field

Experience: Two or more years of experience in higher education at the professional level, preferably in student affairs, multicultural/intercultural education, international programs, or a related area; prior administrative experience including staff supervision, budget management, strategic planning, program development, and assessment/evaluation

Skills: Knowledge of student development theory and practice, social justice and international issues, concepts and diverse cultures, and continuous quality improvement concepts and techniques; leadership theory and practice; minority student recruitment/retention techniques; excellent facilitating, teaching, and advising skills

WORKING CONDITIONS: Air-conditioned office. Some nights and weekend hours required.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: This position requires minimal supervision

EQUIPMENT/MATERIALS USED: Office machines including computer and software (e.g. Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, etc.)

TYPICAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Ability to lift up to 20 pounds

COMMUNITY: Northwest Missouri State University is located in Maryville, Missouri, a community of 12,000 with a diverse economy, and a strong industrial base. Maryville is located 45 miles north of St. Joseph, Missouri and 90 miles north of Kansas City, Missouri. For more information visit the website at

UNIVERSITY: With an enrollment of about 6,800 students, Northwest is a coeducational, primarily residential four-year university that offers a broad range of undergraduate and selected graduate programs on its Maryville campus as well as its Northwest-Kansas City location at the Northland Innovation Center and through Northwest Online.
Founded in 1905, Northwest has been ranked by U.S. News and World Report during three of the last five years as the top moderately selective regional university in Missouri. Safewise has ranked the city of Maryville as one of the “Safest College Towns in America,” and BestCollegesOnline.orghas named the Northwest campus one of the “50 Most Amazing University Botanical Gardens and Arboretums in the U.S.”

The University boasts a graduation rate in the 89th percentile of Northwest’s national peer group. In addition, 97 percent of Northwest bachelor’s degree earners and 99 percent of master’s degree earners secure employment or continue their education within six months of graduation, according to the most recent data. Zippia, a career website, names Northwest the best college in                  Missouri for getting a job.

Northwest places a high emphasis on profession-based learning to help graduates get a jumpstart on their careers. Students have opportunities to build their résumés with experiences on campus in nearly every area of study, including the Horace Mann Laboratory School, National Public Radio affiliate KXCV, the R.T. Wright Farm, Mozingo Outdoor Education Recreation Area or Knacktive, a student-driven integrated digital marketing communications agency.

Furthermore, its vibrant and diverse learning community offers more than 150 student organizations, and textbooks and a laptop are included in tuition, which is among the lowest in the nation, saving students an estimated $7,400 over four years. Northwest also offers 1,200 student employment positions, allowing students to build professional skills through its internationally benchmarked student employment program.

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TO APPLY: Please fill out a Northwest application online by clicking to reach our employment opportunities listing. You will also need to submit a cover letter, resume, and the names, addresses, and phone numbers of three references in order for your application materials to be complete. Please contact the Office of Human Resources at 660-562-1127 or email for more information.