Business Title: Diversity, Inclusion, Belonging and Equity Program Specialist Unit: Office for Inclusion, Belonging and Intergroup Communication Position type: Fixed term, 2 years, 50% FTE
Stanford University has an immediate opening for a half-time Program Specialist (fixed-term, 2 years) in the Office for Inclusion, Belonging and Intergroup Communication, an collaborative office that engages students and those who work with students in continuous learning and praxis toward social justice, liberation and a sense of belonging amongst the diverse members of the Stanford University community. This position is integral to the development and implementation of educational experiences that reduce social harm and catalyze a campus culture that is vibrant, diverse, and equitable.
Inclusion and diversity are integral to Stanford's commitment to excellence. We are interested in candidates who have demonstrated experience engaging with diversity through activities such as fostering an inclusive environment, working with students and staff from diverse backgrounds, or incorporating diverse perspectives in their work.
The Office for Inclusion, Belonging and Intergroup Communication (IBIC) is an office within the division of Student Affairs which centers its work on ensuring that students feel connected and engaged with the greater campus community and each other. IBIC works to build dialogue and understanding across difference. Our programs include curricular and co-curricular courses, educational workshops, training and consulting. Our Vision is to inspire and nurture a more equitable world. We seek candidates who can support the mission and vision of our office and support Our Most Important Work.
In this role, you will:
Develop and facilitate workshops and trainings across campus on behalf of the Office for Inclusion, Belonging and Intergroup Communication (IBIC).
Assist with efforts to educate students and campus partners on diversity, inclusion, belonging and equity, through experiential workshops, classes, and learning activities.
Assist with the planning, coordination and execution of various IBIC programs.
Architect, design and lead learning that builds inclusion capabilities for students and campus partners.
Build out additional tools, content, and offerings for students and campus partners based on our learning strategy.
Align our DIBE efforts with other internal learning initiatives that impact our student population.
Conduct intake meetings and consultations in order to maintain correspondence with various departments on campus and to assess partnership opportunities, collaborations, and potential training and workshops across the university.
Develop recommendations and collaborate with staff, faculty and other offices to resolve programmatic issues within the division and across functional units.
Provide advice to students on a range of issues, including, but not limited to, academic progress, academic program policies, career plans, accessibility, community standards, etc., to guide them in making appropriate choices and decisions.
Provide first-line response to identify students in crisis and refer to appropriate resources, as needed.
Liaise and manage relationships with a network of partners providing DIBE content and facilitation.
Ensure quality, effectiveness and accountability to our campus culture, standards and processes.
Collect and analyze data from multiple sources including student feedback, surveys, trend reports, and data analytics.
Prepare and summarize reports and make recommendations to enhance offerings, such as programs and courses and to influence current processes and policies.
Develop, analyze, influence and review policies, processes and programs by incorporating feedback and trend data learned from first-line interactions with students.
Advise manager and team on policy updates and provide recommendations for implementation of changes.
May develop marketing materials and strategies for program activities and outreach functions. Assist in planning and developing webinars, education fairs and other functions.
May provide oversight with the administration of financial processes such as financial reimbursements, data entry, reviewing terms and conditions regarding contracts, understanding vendor requirements, and following up and resolving issues.
To be successful in this role, you will bring:
A bachelor's degree and two years of relevant experience, or combination of education and relevant experience.
Knowledge and embodiment of diversity and inclusion best practices. Ability to work collaboratively with individuals and groups from various identities, cultures, and backgrounds
Demonstrated facilitation experience
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Basic problem-solving skills
Strong facilitation and training skills.
People service skills
Basic computer skills, including experience with Microsoft Office Suite
Relevant computer systems/technology experience
Ability to learn and understand compliance with legal, financial, and university policies and external regulations
In addition, preferred requirements include:
Experience working with college-age students or in community youth programming
Prior work experience in diversity and inclusion, and/or social justice programming
Ability to exercise independent judgment and initiative in planning and problem solving under general direction from the supervisor
Working Conditions: Hybrid work schedule; Able to work evenings and weekends, as needed.
How to Apply: We invite you to apply for this position, please submit your resume and a one-page cover letter along with your online application.
Why Stanford is for You
Imagine a world without search engines or social platforms. Consider lives saved through first-ever organ transplants and research to cure illnesses. Stanford University has revolutionized the way we live and enrich the world. Supporting this mission is our diverse and dedicated 17,000 staff. We seek talent driven to impact the future of our legacy. Our culture and unique perks empower you with:
Freedom to grow. We offer career development programs, tuition reimbursement, or audit a course. Join a TedTalk, film screening, or listen to a renowned author or global leader speak.
A caring culture. We provide superb retirement plans, generous time-off, and family care resources.
A healthier you. Climb our rock wall, or choose from hundreds of health or fitness classes at our world-class exercise facilities. We also provide excellent health care benefits.
Discovery and fun. Stroll through historic sculptures, trails, and museums.
Enviable resources. Enjoy free commuter programs, ridesharing incentives, discounts and more
The job duties listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification and are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary depending on department or program needs without changing the general nature and scope of the job or level of responsibility. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.
Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.
Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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