DEI Coordinator

Fairfax, VA
Commensurate with education and experience.
Jul 14, 2022
Nov 30, 2022
Program Manager
Full Time
DEI CoordinatorThe George Mason University, Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, invites applications for the position of DEI Coordinator. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment.About the Position:The primary purpose of the DEI Coordinator is to provide administrative and project management skills for DEI programs, including the Anti-Racism Inclusive Excellence (ARIE) Initiative, Hire-Excellence and Diversity Institute (Hire-ED), and STEM DMV; and serve as a point of contact with higher-level administrators, faculty, liaison with the committee chairs, and coordinate schedules and events. Reporting to the Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Strategic Initiatives and Partnerships, the DEI Coordinator will join the Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, which has an ongoing commitment to fostering a community that is bias-free, anti-racist, diverse, equitable and inclusive.Responsibilities:Plan, coordinate, and implement DEI programming for students, faculty, staff, alumni, and external partners;Facilitate symposiums, workshops, DEI conferences, and annual lectures guided by yearly vision and direction, in which some will require collaboration with other academic and administrative units;Work collaboratively with the Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Strategic Initiatives and Partnerships and Director of Inclusive Education and/or other DEI/Mason staff to efficiently complete all project/event-related activities;Work independently to achieve completion of all assignments efficiently and accurately when necessary;Provide administrative support for DEI programs;Serve as the initial point of contact for DEI programs;Oversee the day-to-day management of programs, including operational functions such as scheduling, managing electronic communication, event planning, and budget management;Communicate effectively with different stakeholders, students, faculty, staff, alumni, and external partners; provides timely management and follow-through of various projects (annual or otherwise) in support of the activities involving the Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Strategic Initiatives and Partnerships and Director of Inclusive Education;Meet regularly with DEI/Mason students, faculty, staff, and senior leaders to ensure programming needs are met and are in alignment with unit needs;Work independently to achieve the completion of all assignments efficiently and accurately when necessary;Develop and prepare monthly, quarterly, and annual documents that assist the understanding of yearly programmatic activities in collaboration with the DEI;Create DEI yearly program calendar and maintains the social media, program webpages, marketing material, and newsletter for DEI;Collaborate and contributes to DEI annual report;Meet deadlines established by DEI/Mason entities; creates and maintains reports for leadership review; andOther duties as assigned by Vice President for DEI, Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Strategic Initiatives and Partnerships, and Director of Inclusive Education.Required Qualifications:Ability to work on complex situations with a wide range of organizations and a diverse faculty, staff, and student population;Ability to work independently, anticipate job requirements, prioritize and coordinate multiple tasks simultaneously;Demonstrated effective interpersonal, written and oral communication, and political acumen skills;Demonstrated ability to evaluate and implement procedures using high-quality standards;Quick learner with an ability to use initiative and common sense in handling office matters;Team player with the ability to multi-task in a high energy environment; resourceful and independent and able to work well with a broad range of faculty, staff and students;Ability to exercise discretionary judgment, diplomacy and tact when dealing with challenging situations and maintain strict confidentiality regarding sensitive matters and materials;Ability to work in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment;Working knowledge of university policies, procedures and programs (preferred);Proficient computer skills with Microsoft programs (Word, Excel and PowerPoint); andDemonstrated ability to take initiative and to follow oral and written instructions and guidance provided, along with cohesively working to meet established deadlines for project completion.Preferred Qualifications:Bachelor's degree and demonstrated years of office experience or equivalent combination of education and experience;Professional experience in developing programming that responds to the needs and concerns of students, faculty, and staff from marginalized groups; andExperience using social media and experience managing multiple large-scaled projects.

For full consideration, applicants must apply at; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information.

"Great Careers Begin at Mason! George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason holds a top U.S. News and World Report "Up and Coming" spot for national universities and is recognized for its global appeal and excellence in higher education.Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Mason's diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.If you are interested in joining the Mason family take a look at our current opportunities and catch some Mason spirit at!George Mason University, Where Innovation is Tradition."

George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.

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