This full-time professional position within Student Life will be instrumental for realizing the mission of the Intercultural and Diversity Center. Directly and through effective supervision of IDC staff, you will focus on creating and implementing weekly, monthly, and annual programming designed to celebrate diversity, promote inclusiveness, educate the campus on social justice issues, and increase a sense of belonging for all UB students.
Your duties will include:
Recruit, train, and supervise up to two Graduate Assistants and a team of Student Assistants.
Manage the student Work Study payroll and IDC programming budget ($25,000).
Create, implement, and manage new programs and initiatives focused on supporting LGBTQ+ students and students of color.
Help create and establish the priorities for the Intercultural and Diversity Center including but not limited to the development of policies and procedures.
Create and implement new programs that create a greater sense of belonging for underserved student populations including LGBTQ+ students and students of color.
Develop and build relationships with stakeholders from across campus and in the community.
Plan and implement weekly, monthly, and annual programs focused on celebrating diversity and inclusion including Heritage Month Celebrations.
Organize outreach to different student populations, including but not limited to, LGBTQ and gender non-conforming students, students of color, students of different religions, students with disabilities, international students, commuter students and students with military backgrounds.
Our team recognizes the advantages diverse perspectives and backgrounds bring to the workplace. We are particularly interested In candidates who share this value and will work to achieve the university’s goals of inclusive excellence.
Situated on a flagship research institution comprised of diverse and academically talented students, the Intercultural and Diversity Center (IDC) has a well-established reputation on campus for providing meaningful opportunities for students to explore their and others’ various identities through inventive and inclusive programming, and meaningful diversity training. The IDC also serves as a comfortable and informal physical space on campus where students can relax and feel at home.
Outstanding Benefits Package
Working at UB comes with benefits that exceed salary alone. There are personal rewards including comprehensive health and retirement plan options. We also focus on creating and sustaining a healthy mix of work, personal and academic pursuit – all in an effort to support your work-life effectiveness. Visit our benefits website to learn about our benefit packages.
The University seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the diverse people of Buffalo, to maintain the excellence of the university and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning.
UB offers an outstanding benefits package. Visit our benefits website to learn more.
University at Buffalo is an affirmative action equal opportunity employer and in keeping with our commitment, welcomes all to apply, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.
A minimum of a bachelor’s degree with 2 years of experience. A higher degree or professional certification will be considered in lieu of the experience requirement.
Proven full-time experience working with diverse populations, implementing successful diversity programs, and supervising graduate and undergraduate students.
Highly developed interpersonal, organizational, written, and oral communication skills, and be able to demonstrate multicultural competency.
Demonstrated success and experience in a diversity or multicultural office at a large research institution with a diverse student body
Experience working with and advocating for LGBTQ+ students
Extensive knowledge of and demonstrated success with utilizing multicultural/diversity models and theories
Demonstrated supervisory success and success collaborating with other offices or departments to meet departmental and university goals.
Experience working in higher education or related field