Warren Wilson College’s Inclusion, Diversity, & Equity (WIDE) Office welcomes applications for a new Program Manager position. WIDE, a student facing office, operating under the Division of Student Life, endeavors to create and uphold a culture on campus that is sustainable, supporting people striving individually, collectively, and meaningfully towards intercultural ingenuity. The individual in this position will be an additional staff member and resource in the WIDE Office, with the primary responsibilities of student supervision and leadership development, event planning, co-curricular programming, and providing resources to students. In the role of WIDE Office Program Manager, the individual in this role will co-supervise the WIDE student crew members and serve as the office’s resource person for WIDE’s Recognized Student Clubs (RSC) and the general student body. This position will also manage the day to day function of WIDE co-curricular programming. This position requires some irregular hours, including evening and weekends, and may require some travel.
Applicants are required to submit a resume and cover letter, which describes the candidates’ experience working with people from a diverse range of identities and experiences, as well as describing any previous equity training or initiatives. All applications must be received electronically.
First consideration will be given to candidates who apply by 5pm EST on October 23, 2022. The anticipated start date for this position is January 3, 2023. All applications must be received electronically.
Warren Wilson College, rooted in liberal arts education, provides educational programs that prepare graduates to engage in groundbreaking scholarship and creative work; pursue meaningful careers with professionalism; and lead purposeful lives dedicated to fostering a just, equitable, and sustainable world. The College utilizes an innovative educational approach that intentionally integrates academics and experiential learning (through campus work and community engagement) for a rich, challenging student experience. Warren Wilson College is committed to fostering students’ curiosity, empathy, and integrity by providing them with a variety of perspectives, mentors and role models.
To fulfill this mission, the College, through its Strategic Imperative for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) is unwavering in our commitment to the dignity of all people—particularly those populations who have been both historically oppressed and continue to experience systemic oppression. As we value the breadth of diversity necessary for a rich campus culture, we also recognize the particular challenge and opportunity for growth and leadership around race, noting that such a focus necessarily intersects with deepening efforts around other aspects of identity (such as ethnicity, nationality, religion, gender, sexuality, class, and worldview). We are committed to a culture of educational access and to ensuring that students and employees from a diverse range of identities and experiences will thrive in this community. We seek and support a culturally diverse faculty and staff with a genuine interest in our innovative approach to education and focus on inclusive excellence, as well as a willingness to fully participate in the life of the College. We welcome applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups (e.g., people of African, Latiné, Indigenous, and/or Asian descent) and individuals who have experience working with diverse student populations.
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
One to three years experience in student affairs in a higher education setting.
Demonstrated experience with event programming and/or planning.
One to two years of supervisory experience.
Demonstrated experience working with or within underrepresented populations and/or identity-based groups.
Demonstrated ability to work with people from a diverse range of identities and experiences.
Master’s Degree in Student Affairs, Ethnic Studies, or related field.
Three to five years of collegiate event programming.
Three to five years experience in supervision of college student clubs/organizations.
Supervise and train WIDE Crew in student engagement, space procurement, program development and event management.
Plan and lead crew retreats and training events.
Interface with the Work Program Office, attending training, managing timecards, and fulfilling other supervisor responsibilities.
Organize and lead crew and student leader trips to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) leadership training events and conferences.
Coordinate with crew to produce all publicity for WIDE events, utilizing social media postings, and managing timing and distribution of advertising, flyers, table tents, etc.
Organize and implement (with student leaders and crew) programs and events from diverse traditions. Work with other student organizations to support and promote their events. This includes working with appropriate offices on set-ups, catering orders, technology needs, and budgets.
Direct crew in developing relationships and collaborations with student organizations and departments across campus.
Work with crew to assess and improve programs, to mentor student leaders, and to promote student leadership development.
Arrange and attend Engage Leadership Training, Engage Pre-Orientation, WIDE Club leadership training, monthly People Dinners, Heritage Month Programming (Latiné Heritage Month, Native American Heritage Month, Black History Month, Pride Month, Asian Heritage Month), Engage Black History Month learning retreat, and other connected or independent community-building events, programs, and meetings.
Arrange and attend campus events including, but not limited to Pre-Orientation, Orientation Week, Student Club Fair, Family Weekend, Work Crew Fair, Homecoming Weekend, Work Day, and Commencement.
Contribute to the assessment and improvement of the WIDE Office, programs, engagement, and experiences.
Collaborate with relevant crews and crew supervisors in supporting diversity, equity, and inclusion programming.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Warren Wilson College is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.
Welcome and thank you for your interest in a career at Warren Wilson College. Warren Wilson College is committed to ensuring that students from a diverse range of identities are able to access education. We recognize that to do so we need to ensure that our staff and faculty reflect a diverse range of identities, worldviews and backgrounds. As a college we particularly seek and welcome candidates from racial and ethnic minorities, women, and members of underrepresented groups. Warren Wilson College is the only national liberal arts college that fully integrates on-campus work and off-campus community engagement into its curriculum. In addition to its innovative experiential program, the College and its 750 students are known for their strong commitment to environmental sustainability, diversity and social justice. The college also features a top-ranked low-residency MFA Program for Writers and a summer-long Swannanoa Gathering of music and folk arts workshops. Recognized for dedication to inclusivity by the Princeton Review—No. 2 “most LGBTQ-friendly” in the nation—Warren Wilson College is a Fiske Guide “best buy” and among College Magazine’s “top 10 greenest campuses.” Undergradua...tes represent 46 states and 16 countries, and the College contributes more than 58,000 hours to the community through collaborations with 257 service partners. With sought-after majors in environmental studies, creative writing, global studies and outdoor leadership, Warren Wilson College is a community of scholars producing graduates ready to change the world.