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Job Summary

Department Summary

The Diversity and Inclusion unit, within Michigan Housing, assists in the facilitation of a living-learning environment that is supportive for all residents and staff by encouraging personal growth and healthy interpersonal interactions. We help create a welcoming, accepting, safe, open, and respectful environment for people of all social identity groups. As a core value of the institution, Diversity and Inclusion frames their work in restorative justice practices, focusing on community responsibility and accountability and creating inclusive environments where we acknowledge harm and work to repair it within the community.

Job Summary

The Temp Program Manager of Diversity and Inclusion works alongside the Associate Director and Director on the creation of inclusive communities in the residence halls and apartments via the implementation of workshops,  initiatives, and activities. Housed in Diversity and Inclusion, the Diversity Peer Educator (DPE) program was created to assist in the development of a community that is welcoming and inclusive for students across all social identities. DPEs work to strengthen the living-learning environment by conducting educational, cultural, social, and personal enrichment programs and promote the ideals of social justice. Further, they serve as a resource to support students who are targeted in their identities and social memberships. As social justice educators, DPEs also assist in creating inclusive communities and in responding to potential bias or behaviors that negatively affect the community and campus climate.

This is a temporary position, beginning as soon as June 14, 2021 for six months with the possibility of extension to one-year. Work is 40 hours per week, with some evenings and weekends required.

Responsibilities*

Diversity Peer Educator Program Management (50%)

  • Provide leadership to two key areas of work, specifically providing leadership and direction for the Diversity Peer Educator (DPE) program and implementing initiatives  around topics of social justice, inclusion, diversity, and multiculturalism.  Leading this area of work includes the following tasks:
    • supervise student staff and development of student leaders connected to program.
    • plan and execute events in support of learning outcomes.
    • recruit students at all levels of programmatic involvement including marketing, branding and outreach.
    • partner with student organizations and other campus entities as appropriate
  • Train, develop, and supervise the 21 DPEs located throughout the residence hall communities.

Advising and Direct Service to Residential Students (40%)

  • Provide guidance and oversight to the multicultural councils, working closely with Residence Education’s Assistant Director for Student Leadership, using diversity and inclusion practices for leadership development around issues of diversity, race, ethnicity and social justice among the councils. Providing guidance and oversight includes:
    • attend meetings for the organization, executive board and/or with student individual leader as needed
    • inclusive leadership development of the executive board through curriculum development that is delivered through trainings and workshops
    • assist in the development of the organization by advising the DPEs in educational leadership
    • consult and support during the event/program planning and execution
    • provide resources and information to students and their organization, responding effectively to the needs/concerns of the student population
    • communicate and interpret constitutional, organizational and institutional policies and procedures
  • Provide oversight, management, and supervision for the Multicultural Theme Community. This includes the selection of residents, supervision and training of the Multicultural Theme RA and DPE, evaluation and assessment of the community, and development of the program expectations.
  • Assist with the coordination of support for the Gender Inclusive Living Experience Community.

Residence Education Programming (10%)

  • Facilitate the delivery of programmatic components of unit initiatives by participating in diversity-related committees and other special projects to meet overall DEI strategic goals and initiatives.
  • Coordinate signature events sponsored by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, including the Linda L. Newman Art Project, a program celebrating multiculturalism and diversity in The Connector.

Required Qualifications*

  • Bachelor’s degree is required
  • Experience facilitating and/or programming around topics of multiculturalism, social justice, diversity and inclusion.

Desired Qualifications*

  • Familiarity with Restorative Justice principles.
  • Experience in student supervision/advising and program leadership experience.
  • Experience working or living in on-campus housing or community settings.
  • Working knowledge of University policies and procedures.

Additional Information

Skills

Interpersonal skills including:

  • Strong interpersonal communication skills in both written and spoken formats.
  • Capacity to interact and work with different constituent groups including, students, staff, and faculty.

Strong knowledge of intergroup relations and multicultural education practices including:

  • An understanding and commitment to social justice education and student development.
  • Demonstrated experience presenting and leading diversity education programming to different student audiences.
  • Skills in large and small group facilitation.
  • Deep understanding of social identities, power, privilege, and oppression.

Administrative skills including:

  • Experience in program development and implementation.
  • Utilizing knowledge of current trends and thinking concerning diversity and inclusion, familiarity with issues in the higher education setting is a plus.

Abilities

Ability to build positive relationships with others across all identities.

Ability to self-direct and prioritize multiple projects using strong organizational skills.

Ability to lead and support organizational development, leadership development, and change management initiatives.

Working conditions

Job requires working evening and weekend hours

Direct reports

This position directly supervises 21 Diversity Peer Educators (student position).

This role may have reporting obligations under Title IX and Clery.

Salary may vary depending on qualifications, experience, and education of the selected candidate.

Relocation will not be offered for this position.

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The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.