The Coordinator of Student Equity and Inclusion is responsible for convening faculty, staff, and students in the development of initiatives that foster a supportive and inclusive community for students from all cultural identities and backgrounds. The Coordinator will plan and implement programs and support services developed for students through the Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI). Provide general support and leadership for the Office of Diversity and Inclusion initiatives.
Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities:
Plan, coordinate, and implement initiatives that promote equity and inclusion for WCC’s diverse student body. Including, but not limited to, cultural heritage programs, lecture and panel discussions, book reads, staff and faculty trainings and professional development, and support initiatives for identified student populations.
Facilitate the engagement staff and faculty (via committees and/or chairs) in the planning and implementation of ODI initiatives.
Collaborate with cross-campus departments (including Student Activities, Marketing, Media Services, Teaching and Learning Center, Bailey Library, Learning Commons, and others) ensure a singular approach to ODI initiatives.
Assist in the development and implementation of institutional professional development, and training that promote inclusion and focus on awareness of cultural differences and commonalities.
Assist in the development of programming that fosters greater student engagement with institutional support services (i.e. Scholarship Reception, Student Success Conference, Monthly workshops)
Recruit, train, develop and supervise work-study students, student employees, volunteers and graduate interns for the ODI.
Continually engage in research and benchmarking for best practices and trends related to equity and inclusion and assess institutional needs.
Solicit external venders, organizations, and resources as needed for ODI initiatives.
Regular attendance on campus is required for this position.
Other duties as assigned.
Meet and refer students to appropriate resources, as needed.
Assist with departmental strategic goals and activities, including student access, success, equity and inclusion initiatives when needed.
In absence of supervisor, provide leadership and direction of operational activities.
Attend and represent ODI at meetings when needed.
Work schedule will typically be day-shift hours (8am-5pm), with occasional nights or weekends.
Minimum Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Bachelor’s degree program in Education, Human Services, Social Work or other related field
An equivalent of at least one (1) year of experience working with diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives.
Ability to work with a diverse student populations.
Strong relationship skills and abilities to be adept at facilitating connections and building partnerships and collaborations.
Demonstrated experience in presentation and public speaking, as well as demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills.
Knowledge of desktop computing, including the Microsoft Office suite.
Ability to work with numerous projects and details, multi-task in a fast-paced environment and deal with interruptions.
For over 50 years, WCC's open-door admissions policy, affordable tuition rates, and high-quality classes have attracted students from local communities and around the world. More than 18,000 register for credit classes each year, and thousands more enroll in non-credit LifeLong Learning classes. WCC's diverse student body includes more than 1,000 students from over 100 foreign countries.WCC's small classes allow for lots of individual attention. The average class size is 22 students. That's a fraction of the size of many basic classes at four-year colleges and universities.WCC also emphasizes convenience. It offers classes seven days a week, at night, and online. And transferring is easy because WCC has agreements with four-year schools throughout Michigan.