The Fleishman Center seeks a Diversity Engagement Specialist to focus on programming and outreach to support under-served student populations and provide diversity and inclusion education and programming. This position will lead collaborations with student organizations and student leaders on campus. The Diversity Engagement Specialist will provide supervision to graduate assistants and undergraduate student staff.
This individual will collaborate with a team to develop initiatives that connect students of color, first-generation students, and low-income students with networks and opportunities that promote career readiness and success and lead the implementation of those initiatives. Early engagement is crucial to ensuring that we create pathways that enable students to overcome barriers to their career and personal success. This position will lead the development of resources and initiatives that enable all Binghamton University students to understand equity and inclusion in the workplace. A key aspect of working in the Fleishman Center is the ability to build strong, collaborative partnerships with student organizations, faculty, and departments. In particular, the Diversity Engagement Specialist will build and further partnerships with campus leaders for diversity, equity, and inclusion, and create initiatives focused on networking and career competency development. Having a clear vision and approach to diversity, equity, and inclusion work within the framework of career education is essential to this role.
Additional responsibilities include:
Collaborating with International Student and Scholar Services on career-related resources and programs that meet the needs of International Students
Serving as a member of two Career Cluster teams in the Fleishman Center and curating content and resources for these clusters
Providing 1:1 career consulting to students on a variety of career development related topics through scheduled career appointments
Supervising 1-2 graduate assistants and undergraduate student staff
Developing and maintaining partnerships with student organizations in collaboration with student leaders for programming and diversity initiatives
Manage the Fleishman Center's student organization program request form to facilitate meaningful connections with student leaders on campus
Teach a CDCI 200-Career Exploration course to students exploring their interests and careers
Serving as a member of the Diversity Engagement Team and the Early Engagement Teams in the Fleishman Center.
Master's degree in higher education or a related field and 1-2 years of professional experience
Demonstrated experience working cooperatively and collaboratively with students, employers, staff and faculty with diverse backgrounds
Demonstrated commitment to and knowledge of ways to help students overcome barriers they face related to career/social mobility
Knowledge of student development and approaches to coaching and mentoring students
Self-starting, creative professional with the ability to create and maintain collaborative relationships and adapt to change while handling multiple tasks simultaneously in a fast-paced environment
Demonstrated initiative and the ability to work both independently and within a team
Strong oral and written communication skills.
Evidence of commitment to college student success
Must share core values of campus collaboration, high ethical standards and dedication to what is best for students, employers and Binghamton University
Preferred knowledge of career management and higher education systems, such as Handshake and Banner
Experience supervising student or professional level staff
Experience collaborating and communicating with employers on diversity, equity, and inclusion topics
Experience providing direct career support for students and knowledge of career development theories
Advanced knowledge of career development theories, adult development theory, counseling process, career coaching techniques, career decision making, learning styles, and job search techniques
Binghamton University is a world-class institution that unites more than 130 broadly interdisciplinary educational programs with some of the most vibrant research in the nation. Our unique character - shaped by outstanding academics, facilities and community life - promotes extraordinary student success.
Binghamton merges rigorous academics, distinguished faculty and state-of-the-art facilities to engage and challenge its 18,000 students. The high-achieving Binghamton student body also represents a great diversity of life experiences, from first-generation college-goers to international students. Beyond their talent, these classmates share a desire to shape the future through technology, insight, intellectual exploration and community service.
The Fleishman Center for Career and Professional Development has been recognized globally as an Exemplary Career Center for providing comprehensive career services to undergraduate and graduate students at Binghamton University. The Fleishman Center seeks to prepare students for success in a global society through early career engagement and exploration, career and internship education and resources, employer and alumni engagement o...pportunities, and strong campus partnerships.
The Fleishman Center is also committed to creating an inclusive and anti-racist culture through ongoing training, professional development and open and inclusive dialogue with students, staff, faculty and partners. We have established a Diversity and Social Justice Working Group to continue leading future activities and to develop an anti-racist action plan for the Fleishman Center.