Miami University — Diversity Initiatives Coordinator / Assistant Director for Diversity Initiatives

Job Summary:
The Miami University Center for Career Exploration and Success (CCES) is seeking a Coordinator/Assistant Director for Diversity Initiatives designed to grow outreach and career/professional development support to underserved populations (e.g. students of color, international, LGBTQ+, first generation, low-SES and more ) from all Miami University academic disciplines on the Oxford campus.

Reporting to the Associate Director of Diversity Initiatives, this position will also work collaboratively with faculty, staff and employers to develop industry-leading best practices including programs/events to provide greater visibility of the Center. Likewise, this position will assist in the implementation of proactive diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives that will support the objectives of the Center for Career Exploration and Success. The Coordinator/Assistant Director will provide targeted programming and events, career coaching, and foster connections between students and employers to facilitate early engagement opportunities. Finally, this position will assist with executing diversity and inclusion training for CCES staff.

Within CCES, this position will serve as a member of the Career Connect Team which includes the Director, Associate Director, Assistant Director for Global Career Development, and Assistant Director of the Mock Interview Program. The Career Connect Team supports the overall vision and directives of CCES and backs-up the work of each other as needed.

CCES is a growing office with an ambitious strategic plan designed to situate students for lifelong professional success. Our efforts, in collaboration with Miami’s Career Community, extend beyond the typical career center offerings as we strive to be the most immersive and comprehensive 4-year career development experience in the nation.

CCES is positioned within the Division of Enrollment Management and Student Success and the selected candidate will serve as the liaison to internal and external partners, individuals and student groups at Miami University with a focus on promoting Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

Miami University is situated in Oxford, Ohio, an idyllic college town that was voted “Best College Town” by Forbes.

This position is approved for remote work on a hybrid basis. Remote work is not a right, but a working arrangement that can be modified or revoked by Miami University at any time for any reason.

The salary range is $42,000-$55,000/year.

Position may require evening and weekend duties which will accompany adjustments to weekly schedules to promote wellness.

Duties/Physical Demands:
In solidarity to Miami University and CCES goals, support Inclusive Excellence by providing programming and outreach to high priority student populations as assigned and in collaboration with Career Center staff focused on this initiative. Create and facilitate students’ career exploration through programs and initiatives including but not limited to supplemental career coaching, networking events, professional development and experiential learning opportunities. Foster collaboration and communication with targeted student groups and organizations based upon unique needs.

Recruit, hire, train and provide on-going performance feedback to peer career coaches. Work collaboratively with other CCES student employee supervisors to establish training criteria and delivery, performance recognition, and team meetings.

Manage communication and relationships with the career community including university liaisons such as faculty, staff, employers and alumni.

Provide consultation to employers and other career partners with a desire to expand and connect diverse talent pipelines in collaboration with other CCES staff.

Collect, analyze, and leverage university and CCES data to assist in strategies and programs with the associated outcomes of diverse student populations.

Assist in the coordination of office-wide special events, programs, workshops, and career fairs,
and other events as needed.

Assist in the strategic development and implementation of CCES staff training. Ensure that all are trained to support the career development needs of the identified priority student populations.

Teach first-year and/or career development courses as needed. Assist in the coordination of office-wide special events, programs, workshops, and career fairs, and other events as needed. Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor’s Degree, 1-3 years of experience.

Candidates with a Bachelor’s degree and 4 years of experience and candidates with a Master’s degree and at least one year of experience are eligible for the position title of Assistant Director. Experience gained as an undergraduate or graduate student may be included

Desired Qualifications:
Master’s Degree. Knowledge of career coaching and understanding and ability to work with and serve individuals from diverse backgrounds

Cultural competency, presentation development and public speaking, use of technology and relationship-building skills. Ability to lead multiple projects simultaneously as well as strong oral and written communication skills.

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Miami University is committed to creating an inclusive and effective teaching, learning, research, and working environment for all.

For more information on Miami University’s diversity initiatives, please visit the Office of Institutional Diversity & Inclusion webpage. For more information on Miami University’s mission and core values, please visit the Mission and Core Values webpage.

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