Education Program Coordinator, Identity & Social Justice Programs

Position Overview

KU is committed to creating a learning community in which people from all backgrounds and cultures are valued for the breadth of their perspectives and are encouraged in their intellectual pursuits. In support of this mission, the Office of Multicultural Affairs provides support and services for current and prospective students from historically marginalized populations. Our programs and services enhance the retention and persistence of students, while supporting their academic, personal, and professional development. Additionally, through purposeful coalitions, we offer equity-based trainings that foster inclusive learning environments for the campus community.

Reporting to the Assistant Director of the Office of Multicultural Affairs, the Program Coordinator, Identity & Social Justice Programs is responsible for creating, designing and implementing support initiatives for historically marginalized and underrepresented student populations; creating, designing, and delivering cross-cultural and social justice programming, services, and trainings; providing support to cultural and identity based student organizations; and creating assessment tools for evaluation of programs and services.

In addition to a competitive salary, KU offers great benefits to employees with up to 176 hours of paid vacation per year, 8 hours of sick leave earned every month, nine paid holidays plus one discretionary day, a retirement program, medical & dental insurance, life and disability insurance, other benefit plan options and State of Kansas discounts offered by various vendors. KU also offers employees educational and professional development opportunities. KU is a great place to work! The University actively encourages applications from members of underrepresented groups.

Job Description

45% Identity & Social Justice Programming:
  • Creates, designs, facilitates, and implements identity and equity-based programming and services in response to trends and needs of historically underrepresented student populations.
  • Designs, plans, organizes, and facilitates student campus-wide dialogue, social justice, and equity education programming.
  • Collaboratively coordinates campus-wide activities for MLK Day, Heritage Months, and other campus wide diversity, equity, and inclusion programming.
  • Prepares and manages budgets for programming and support initiatives.
  • Assists with marketing and promotion of programming and services.
  • Provides program and engagement data for assessment and reporting purposes.
35% Student Support:
  • Creates and advises identity-based student advisory group.
  • Provides general support, advocacy, and referrals for individual students to campus resources that support persistence and belonging.
  • Builds and maintains collaborative relationships with department and campus partners with the ability to understand and articulate the needs and concerns of the students served by the OMA from a perspective that includes intersections of gender identity, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, disability, socioeconomic status, and other significant aspects of individual and cultural identity.
15% Administration:
  • Assists with the coordination of signature programs, including the OMA Block Party and Multicultural Graduation.
  • Hire, train, and supervise student employees.
5% Other:
  • Performs other related duties as assigned by the Director.

Position Requirements

Availability to work some evenings and weekends.

Required Qualifications

  1. Master’s degree in Higher Education or related field OR Bachelor’s degree with three years of relevant experience.
  2. Experience with programming within a social justice or identity-based organization focused on equity, inclusion, and liberation.
  3. Experience working with students from diverse backgrounds, especially Black/African American, Hispanic/Latinx, Native/Indigenous Americans, Asian and/or Asian Americans, Pell-eligible, and/or first-generation college students.

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Minimum of one year experience facilitating equity-informed workshops and trainings for diverse audiences.
  2. Minimum of one-year proven ability to collaborate successfully with campus and community partners to develop innovative and engaging social justice programs and initiatives.

Additional Candidate Instructions

In addition to the online application, the following documents are required to be considered for this position:
  1. A cover letter addressing how required and preferred qualifications are met.
  2. Resume or curriculum vitae.
  3. Contact information for three professional references.
Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Application review begins Monday, May 29, 2023. For consideration apply no later than Sunday, May 28, 2023.

Contact Information to Applicants

Sunnie Clapsaddle

Advertised Salary Range

Starting at $48,000, Commensurate with Experience

Work Schedule

Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Availability to work some evenings and weekends.

Application Review Begins

Monday May 29, 2023

Anticipated Start Date

Monday June 26, 2023

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Posting Information

  • Posting ID:  25011BR
  • Department:  Multicultural Affairs
  • Primary Campus:  University of Kansas Lawrence Campus
  • Assignment:  On-Site
  • Reg/Temp:  Regular
  • Employee Class:  U-Unclassified Professional Staff
  • Review Begins:  29-May-2023

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