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Director, Center for Equity and Professional Advancement

Apply now Job no: 495729
Location: Moon Campus

Position Department: Center for Equity & Professional Advancement 
Position Type: Staff Full-Time
Overview: With a focus on serving women and students from underserved and marginalized communities to facilitate a supportive university ecosystem where everything contributes to the health of the whole, the incumbent works with the Internal and External Advisory Councils, as well as the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, to develop and ensure effective programmatic and administrative functioning of this program of this center. Key responsibilities for this position include the independent development, coordination, and implementation of educational events, workshops, and trainings; establishing and maintaining partnerships with key administrators and offices across campus; supporting recruitment and retention on behalf of center programs, establishing formal mentor programs with the center, and supporting university wide mentor training and development, and supervising center employees to ensure proper management of daily operations of the CEPA.
Responsibilities:
  • Recruit, review, and select prospective students and mentors (including students, faculty/staff, and professional mentors) in collaboration with center staff members, Advisory Council(s), and Admissions.
  • Lead the design and implementation of educational/training programs, events, workshops, and retreats related to center programs for students and all mentors in collaboration with the center staff members.
  • Oversee the design and implementation of student and all mentor activities, including relevant programs/activities with other campus entities, such as Alumni Relations, Career Center, Office of Diversity, Inclusion and Equity, Student Life, etc.
  • Hire and supervise CEPA staff members and work study students.
  • Engaging in relevant professional development focused on equity to ensure center is up to date on identified industry better/best practices to support the professional development and properly support students from underserved and marginalized communities.
  • Interact professionally with members of the Board of Trustees, external corporate partners, and other constituents, etc. in person, over the phone, and via electronic communications. Interactions will revolve around recruitment of professional/alumni mentors, promoting the program, securing donors, relationship maintenance with donors, sharing evaluation and assessment data, etc., including internal and external CEPA advisory councils.
  • Represent the University and the CEPA at relevant outreach, recruitment, and alumni events, which may include evenings and/or weekends.
  • Responsible for oversight and development of all communications, including newsletters, blog, social media, website, and promotional materials to support marketing, recruitment, retention and involvement.
  • Oversee the center’s operating budget.
  • Work with Institutional Advancement on fund development activities (grants, individual donor cultivation, etc).
  • Develop assessment and program evaluation process, analyze results and provide recommendations for continuous improvement in collaboration with CEPA staff members.
  • Act in an advisory capacity for mentorship programming across campus, and oversee coordination of mentor training.
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Master's degree preferred.
  • Experience in administering student or outreach programs with a focus on supporting underserved and marginalized communities.
  • Demonstrated commitment to equity, intersectionality, and anti-oppression work and analysis as evidenced by experience.
  • Ability to work professionally and effectively with all students, faculty, staff, administrators, alumni, and community- and corporate partners outside of the University.
  • Excellent organization, communication, and interpersonal skills. Strong, professional writing skills; positive, achievement-oriented attitude and persistent, proactive work ethic.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with both academic and non-academic units within the University.
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct outcomes assessment at program level.
  • Excellent organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills, including the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, faculty, and administrative staff and to work independently to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to occasionally work weekends and/or evenings as required.
Exemption Status: Exempt
Act 153 Clearance Required: Yes
Required To Pass a Motor Vehicle Report Check (If driving on behalf of the University): No
Required to Pass a Credit Check: Yes
Commitment to Diversity:
Robert Morris University is committed to increasing diversity in our community and actively pursues individuals from all backgrounds. Additionally, RMU complies with all applicable federal, state and local laws and provides equal opportunity in all educational programs and activities, admission of students and conditions of employment for all qualified individuals regardless of race, color, sex, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, or national origin.
Reasonable Accommodation Notice:
Federal law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. Please email humanresources@rmu.edu or call us at (412) 397-6270 if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job or to perform your job.

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