Subject :Program Coordinator - Center for Student Diversity, Equity & Inclusion - U. of Houston-Downtown
The University of Houston-Downtown is a comprehensive four-year university offering bachelor’s and selected master’s degree programs and providing strong academic and career preparation as well as life-long learning opportunities. Located in the heart of the city, the University reflects the diversity of the Greater Houston Metropolitan Area, and, through its academic programs, engages with the community to address the needs and advance the development of the region. UHD is an inclusive community dedicated to integrating teaching, service, and scholarly research to develop students’ talents and prepare them for success in a dynamic global society. UHD draws students from throughout the Greater Houston area. UHD is considered one of the most ethnically diverse liberal arts institutions in the southwest, a distinction that indicates the student body accurately reflects the Houston community’s wealth of cultures, languages and nationalities. The University offers all students a specially tailored opportunity for quality higher education, as well as small classes. UHD employs over 1,400 faculty and staff.
Since opening its doors in 1974, UHD has grown in mission and service, and now offers baccalaureate degrees in 44 areas and eight master’s degree programs. Over 14,000 students attend classes in five Colleges: Business, Humanities and Social Sciences, Public Service and Sciences and Technology, as well as University College. Approximately 2,400 students graduate each year with degrees in humanities and the arts, social sciences, business, the sciences and technology, education, criminal justice, and social work. As one of the four distinct and separate components of the University of Houston System, UHD offers educational opportunities and access to students from a variety of backgrounds, including many first-generation college students, students who work full- or part-time, students with additional family obligations, and students who transfer from community colleges and other higher education institutions. The University of Houston System is a public system of higher education that includes three other universities in addition to UHD-The University of Houston, UH-Clear Lake and UH-Victoria, as well as two teaching centers-UH System at Sugar Land and UH System at Cinco Ranch.
The Program Coordinator coordinates and provides administrative support for the UHD Center for Student Diversity, Equity & Inclusion. Coordinates programs to ensure that implementation and prescribed activities are carried out in the Center, and in accordance with specified objectives. Coordinates program events in support of the Center mission, improving campus climate, student recruitment, developing partnerships, and strengthening relationships, in some cases fundraising.
Coordinates program activities and events, prepares agendas and program workflow, and coordinates contract and financial processes.
Performs database administration for the program.
Reviews records and reports of activities to ensure progress is being accomplished toward specified Center objectives; recommends modifications to methods or procedures as required to redirect activities and ensure that objectives are attained.
Assists in developing metrics and analytical data for Center activities.
Coordinates collaboration with other departments to promote the goals and objectives of the Center.
May perform web design and post social media announcements.
Stays abreast of best practices, as well as governmental and other local agencies guidelines that may impact Center activities.
May require travel.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Direct Reports: May supervise full-time and part-time employees, and student workers.
Delegation of Work: May regularly assign work to subordinate(s).
Supervisor Given: May make final decision on evaluation of employee performance; hiring new employees; disciplinary actions; makes final decision on scheduling employee work hours; may make final decisions on coaching, counseling, and training; provides recommendations on handling employee grievances and complaints; and may make final decisions on granting time off.
Interaction with Others: Interacts extensively with employees, students, vendors, UHD faculty, and staff, regulatory bodies, and other institutions over the telephone, by email, and/or in person.
Student Interactions: Always (More than 85% in a year)
Knowledge of database management.
Knowledge in specific program is an asset.
Knowledge of PeopleSoft System in an asset.
Knowledge of trends, issues, and accepted practices relevant to the position.
Knowledge of systems of privilege/oppression.
Knowledge of minority, and especially minority student, concerns, challenges, and issues.
Baccalaureate degree required. Masters degree preferred in relevant field.
Minimum of (3) years of relevant experience. Experienced applicants with degrees/experience in Higher Education Administration, Cultural Studies, Gender Studies, Race and Ethnic Studies, Gender Studies, LGBTQ Studies, and Diversity/Multicultural Studies/Education are especially encouraged to apply.