Columbus State University has an opening for a Student Development Specialist II located in Student Life and Development. This position will report to the Director for Student Life and Development and will be responsible for the administration, coordination, development, and direction of activities and events regarding diversity and inclusion efforts and creating a campus climate that embraces all differences.
Responsibilities for this position include but are not limited to:
Creating and developing program opportunities that support the needs of students of various races, ethnicities, sexual orientations, gender identities, socio-economic classes, religious and spiritual traditions, ages, and abilities on both the Main and RiverPark Campus.
Recruiting, training, and advising a Graduate Assistant and student leadership team of Diversity Peer Educators.
Planning and conducting diversity workshops, awareness programs, forums, and leadership training and activities; and developing co-curricular objectives and initiatives that support the growth and development of college students through collaboration with faculty and staff. Major programs include Diversity Forum, Legacy Celebration, Courageous Conversations, Pride Week, MLK Day of Service, Interfaith Fair, and programmatic efforts in collaboration with various campus partners including the Center for Accommodations and Access, and Center for Global Engagement.
Serving as the co-advisor for Cougar Kickoff, the university welcome back initiatives held each semester and provide oversight for the programs, publicity, and student committee.
Maintaining and facilitating professional interactions among university constituency, university administrators, community members, and prospective and current students and their families; performing support activities which assist the operational needs of the Division of Student Affairs and the Office of Student Life and Development
University System of Georgia African-American Male Initiative (AAMI) Responsibilities: implementing the policies and procedures of the AAMI Initiative; ensuring programs are meeting stated outcomes and/or goals; directing day-to-day operations of initiative including student support, programs, training, reporting, assessment, student supervision and collaborative efforts.
And all other related duties as assigned.
Minimum qualifications include a Master’s degree in Higher Education Administration, Student Affairs, Educational Policy, Counseling, or other closely related field from an accredited college or university; and working experience in higher education in advising, developing, coordinating, and evaluating student life programs; preferably in diversity and inclusion efforts; experience working closely with students from diverse backgrounds within higher education settings; extensive experience initiating, planning, implementing, and evaluating episodic and ongoing programmatic efforts; experience developing and implementing strategic planning and knowledge of assessment methods and activities; and a demonstrated ability to assess programs and review students’ learning outcomes to ensure achievement of objectives and strategies.
The successful candidate must possess a demonstrated knowledge and experience with diversity and inclusion education, program design, and team development; the ability to work in a high pace environment, manage multiple projects/assignments, implement program assessment, attentiveness to broad vision as well as administrative (task) detail, and strong project management skills; the ability to plan, develop, and implement programs and activities related to the co-curricular experiences of college students; demonstrate effectiveness in creating innovative and inclusionary educational activities related to student practices in the student affairs profession; the ability to successfully guide student leaders through training, advising, educational opportunities, mentorship, and creative problem solving; proficient verbal and non-verbal communicator who can articulate and write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals; the ability to manage and maintain supervision of staff, budget, and fiscal responsibilities; the ability to collect, analyze, disseminate, and report data, as well as provide current and future trends regarding student development; and the ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from internal and external stakeholders and constituencies.
For fullest consideration, please submit your application immediately. Review of applications will begin on May 3, 2019. Columbus State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, Committed to Diversity in Hiring.
A successful criminal background check will be required as a condition of employment. Availability to work evenings and weekends and/ or travel may also be required.
Required Documents to Submit with Online Application:
Cover Letter/Letter of Application
All applications and required documents must be submitted using Columbus State University’s online employment site and a complete packet must be submitted for full consideration.
If you have any questions, please contact the Human Resources Office at 706-507-8920 or e-mail to email@example.com.
Internal Number: 1926
About Columbus State University
Columbus State University provides a creative, deeply personal and relevant college experience, which values diversity and inclusion in all forms. The University aspires to have faculty and staff reflect the rich diversity of its student body and the Columbus region. Serving the Southeast while attracting students from around the world, Columbus State thrives on community partnerships to deliver excellence for students who want to achieve personal and professional success in an increasingly global environment. Students at Columbus State University find success in a learning environment that both challenges and mentors them. Our academic mission is to engage students in acquiring the knowledge, skills, and values necessary to thrive in, and contribute to, a pluralistic, complex world. Just 100 miles southwest of Atlanta, Columbus State University is a proud member of the University System of Georgia, enrolling more than 8,400 students in a wide variety of degree programs, from online degrees to a doctorate in education. Among public regional universities in the South, Columbus State University recently ranked No. 46 in the “Best Colleges” rankings by U.S. News & World Report and No.... 1 in the “Best Online Colleges in Georgia” for providing the best opportunities and value for students seeking online training and educational programs by the Affordable Colleges Online.
Columbus State University has a nationally recognized track record of partnership and outreach through efforts such as the Cunningham Center for Leadership Development, Coca-Cola Space Science Center, Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center, and its own residence – the Spencer House – in Oxford, England. The University has two primary campus locations in Columbus, Georgia: the original campus on 150 acres in midtown Columbus and a beautiful campus in historic downtown Columbus overlooking the Chattahoochee River. The Columbus region, with more than 350,000 residents, is home to world-class enterprises such as Aflac, Synovus, W.C. Bradley Company, TSYS and Ft. Benning, the U.S. Army’s Maneuver Center of Excellence headquarters. For additional information about the University visit our website at www.ColumbusState.edu.