Diversity and Inclusion Programming Coordinator

JOB TITLE: Diversity and Inclusion Programming Coordinator

DEPARTMENT:  Campus Life

REPORTS TO:  Senior Director for Student Engagement

Summary: The Diversity + Inclusion Programming Coordinator is responsible for the planning and assessment of educational and social programs related to diversity awareness, celebration, and education. This position serves as an advocate for students with marginalized identities by connecting them to resources on and off campus and also serves as a member of the On-Duty crisis response team and participates in a weekly on-call crisis response rotation and handles crises as needed.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Under the direction of the Senior Director of Student Engagement, implements diversity and inclusion programming, such as MLK Day of Service and Education and themed months or weeks (Black History Month; Transgender Day of Visibility, etc.).
  • In conjunction with the Senior Director of Student Engagement and the Diversity Administrator oversee the DEI Fellows. 
  • Host diversity workshops in classrooms in conjunction with faculty needs.
  • Oversee Community Channels including the hiring and recruitment of the Community Channel Facilitators.
  • Serve as a member on the DEI Taskforce. 
  • Oversee, manage and inspire the DEI student fellows program, and initiative of the DEI Taskforce.
  • Liaise as necessary with the DEI Taskforce co-chairs and the Office of the President relative to the progress and work of DEI student fellows.
  • Assists with the planning and execution of annual programs and events for the Office of Campus Life, such as New Student Orientation, UArts Day, and the Student Leadership Awards. 
  • Recruits and trains Campus Life work study positions including Office Assistants, Programming Assistants, and Marketing Assistants.
  • Meets regularly with student staff to discuss student needs and future programs. 
  • Recruits, plans, and facilitates the Emerging Leaders program in the fall and/or spring semesters.
  • Serves in the On-Duty crisis response rotation.
  • Assists in day-to-day activities as needed in the Office of Campus Life including staff in-services.
  • Other administrative duties as assigned.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by the incumbent; they do not purport to describe all functions.  Incumbent may be assigned other duties, and the essential functions may change from time to time as necessary.


  • A minimum of an earned Master’s Degree in Higher Education, Education, Student Affairs, or similar area.


  • Minimum 1-2 years’ experience in student activities, diversity and inclusion programming, and/or a related field.
  • 1-2 years on call crisis response experience preferred.
  • Knowledge of applicable laws and regulations regarding policies and records (FERPA, Title IX, ADA, and other legislation regarding students’ rights). 


Competencies, Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Excellent organizational and event planning skills.
  • General knowledge of student development theory.
  • Demonstrated ability to create a welcoming environment for students.
  • Ability to work with a diverse population of students.
  • Ability to execute large and small events, maintain a budget, and negotiate contracts with vendors.
  • Ability to run training sessions for student leaders and host leadership workshops.
  • Ability to work some weekends and ability to work one (1) evening a week during the academic year.
  • Ability to work in an on-call crisis response duty rotation being on-call 24/7 for one week at a time approximately 8 weeks a year.
  • Mental Health First Aid Certification preferred.

Supervisory Responsibility:

  • DEI Fellows, Community Channel Facilitators, and Work Study students.

About The University:

University of the Arts’ mission is simple: to advance human creativity. Established in 1876, UArts believes creativity is the most essential skill for success in today’s society and has educated generations of groundbreaking artists, performers, designers and creative leaders for more than 141 years.  After being granted university status in 1987, University of the Arts became the largest institution of its kind in the nation, offering programs in design, fine arts, media arts, crafts, music, dance, theater and writing. It now features 30 undergraduate arts majors, 15 graduate programs and the nation’s first PhD program in Creativity. UArts is also home to innovative centers across disciplines, including the Center for Immersive Media, Lightbox Film Center, Philadelphia Art Alliance and Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery. Learn more about UArts.

TO APPLY: Interested, qualified applicants should submit letters of application and resumes to the Human Resources Department via email to jobs@uarts.edu. Please ensure job title is in the Subject line.

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