Student Support Specialist, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (Posting Up-dated 10-12-2020)

Duluth, Minnesota
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Oct 13, 2020
Job Type
Full Time
Job Summary
The Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion ( EDI ) cultivates a campus-wide community which celebrates diversity, empowers students to grow beyond their personal barriers, strengthens students’ understanding of diversity and social responsibility, and develops students’ leadership skills. The Student Support Specialist provides support to students of color and other historically marginalized student populations through advising, mentoring, coordinating and implementing programming, and assisting in outreach and retention. The position reports directly to the Associate Director, EDI .

Key Results/Responsibilities
- Provide general advising to students of color and other historically marginalized student populations that is inclusive, engaging, innovative for meaningful overall success; bridge faculty and staff relations with students.
- Provide support and oversight to social justice club advisors. Work with Student Activities to ensure social justice clubs are in good standing with student club policies. Attend meetings and events as needed.
- Supervise and coordinate programming and services by EDI , i.e. Center for Just Living ( CJL ) student coordinators.
- Develop, implement and coordinate programming and communication plans for students who represent historically marginalized populations; coordinate and manage all office related social media and communication including website.
- Manage the CJL spaces and office, the Intercultural Center, and the Jiimaan Abiwinn.
- Coordinate staffing of student employees and supervise operations of the CJL spaces.
- Assist the Admissions Office in outreach efforts toward potential students from marginalized underrepresented populations as needed.
- Provide a full range of retention and outreach services and support services for Black, Indigenous, Students of Color.
- Assist with maintaining relationships with community partners, colleagues and stakeholders as needed.
- Attend events, work flexible hours, some evenings and weekends will be required.
- Provide trainings and workshops on the topic of equity, diversity and inclusion to various departments as needed.
- Serve as a member on various campus-wide committees representing the Office of EDI as needed.
- Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications
Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree; AND two (2) years of academic operations/programs support experience; OR an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Required Knowledge and Skills:
- Knowledge of contemporary equity, inclusion, diversity, and multiculturalism concepts, especially as they apply to higher education.
- Knowledge of applicable federal, state and College regulations and policies.
- Understanding of demographic and cultural aspects of served populations.
- Skill in advancing equity, diversity, inclusion and multiculturalism within an academic environment.
- Discernment in serving the needs of a diverse student population, including students of color, other historically marginalized student populations, and international students.
- Skill in coordinating and implementing meetings, events, and programming.
- Able to organize work, set priorities, meet critical deadlines, and follow up assignments with a minimum of direction.
- Uses tact, discretion, initiative and independent judgment within established guidelines.
- Able to organize and maintain accurate records and files.
- Skill in contributing effectively to the accomplishment of team goals, objectives and activities.
- Able to establish and maintain effective work relationships with coworkers, students, members of the College community and the larger community.
- Proficient in Microsoft Office products, specifically word, excel, and powerpoint and google suite products.

Physical Demands & Working Environment:
The physical demands described herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Mobility to work in a typical office setting and use standard office equipment, vision to read printed materials and a computer screen; hearing and speech to communicate in person or over the telephone; strength to lift and carry up to 20 pounds.

Preferred Qualifications
Master’s degree

Special Instructions to Applicants

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Pay Rate

EEO Statement
The College of St. Scholastica is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer committed to creating an educational and work environment that is rich in diversity, inclusive and supportive of all students, faculty and staff. We recruit, employ, train, compensate, and promote without regard to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state or local law. To learn more about how St. Scholastica supports diversity and inclusion throughout the College, visit our Inclusive Excellence page.

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