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Program Coordinator, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Dartmouth College

Job Description

The Program Coordinator, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the Thayer School of Engineering works in partnership with the Associate Dean of Diversity and Inclusion to help fulfill Thayer’s commitment to building a supportive and inclusive community where diverse students, faculty, and staff are supported in their professional, social, and intellectual goals and pursuits.
Required Qualifications - Education and Yrs Exp
Bachelors plus 2-3 years' experience or equivalent combination of education and experience
Required Qualifications - Skills, Knowledge and Abilities
  • Bachelors or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Exemplary verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to successfully manage multiple priorities and take initiative
  • Ability to handle sensitive issues in a discreet and respectful manner
  • Experience working in collaborative learning groups
  • Experience in project management
  • A commitment to diversity, inclusion, and cultural awareness through actions, interactions, and communications with others
  • Three years’ experience in a professional setting working on DEI-related initiatives for a broad constituency
Preferred Qualifications
  • Work experience in higher education preferred
Department Contact for Cover Letter and Title
Professor Petra Bonfert-Taylor
Equal Opportunity Employer
Dartmouth College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, marital status, or any other legally protected status. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged.
Background Check
Employment in this position is contingent upon consent to and successful completion of a pre-employment background check, which may include a criminal background check, reference checks, verification of work history, and verification of any required academic credentials, licenses, and/or certifications, with results acceptable to Dartmouth College. A criminal conviction will not automatically disqualify an applicant from employment. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.
Special Instructions to Applicants
All Dartmouth College employees, whether working on-site or remotely, are required to be up to date with vaccination against COVID-19 (or to have received an approved exemption from vaccination through the Office of Institutional Diversity and Equity). Please visit for details. Compliance with this requirement is a condition of employment. Failure to meet this condition of employment may result in Dartmouth in its sole discretion delaying your start date or rescinding its offer of employment.

Dartmouth College has a Tobacco-Free Policy. Smoking and the use of tobacco-based products (including smokeless tobacco) are prohibited in all facilities, grounds, vehicles, or other areas owned, operated or occupied by Dartmouth College with no exceptions. For details, please see our policy<>.
Key Accountabilities
Project Management and Administration
  • Assists the Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion and the DEI Working Groups through meeting scheduling, agenda setting, meeting participation, note taking, and meeting follow up.
  • Participates in campus-wide DEI efforts as time allows, representing Thayer School as appropriate.
  • Supports the strategic planning process for Thayer’s DEI office. Serves as project manager during the initial planning and review phases, and works with the Associate Dean to identify, develop, and implement new initiatives from the strategic plan.
  • Tracks the progress of DEI programs and projects, and serves as a primary point of contact on designated projects and activities.
  • Oversees the work of student employees in the Thayer DEI office. Reviews timesheets, monitors hours, and tracks student project progress.
  • Collects data and prepares reports for DEI-related items. May present to various constituencies within Thayer School and/or Dartmouth.
  • Prepares and finalizes the annual report, reviewing strengths and opportunities to guide further action.
  • Tracks and manages program expenses to ensure adherence to Thayer DEI budget. Partners with the Associate Dean in spending decisions.
Percentage Of Time
Communication, Event Planning, and Promotion
  • Implements and oversees “Humans of Thayer” Instagram account by identifying, writing, and refining stories.
  • Assists with the development and organization of DEI-related events.
  • Works with others to develop, implement, and update a Thayer DEI tracking system. Partners with appropriate offices to ensure information is up to date, well-communicated, and monitored for any action items.
  • Partners with offices across Thayer to design, manage, and deliver training, personal and professional development, and other programs and events for the Thayer community.
  • Supports the Thayer DEI Committee through meeting scheduling, preparation of materials, and tracking action items.
Percentage Of Time
Community Building and Student Support
  • Communicates regularly with students, including meeting with individual students and attending student group meetings.
  • Supervises student employees in the DEI Office at Thayer: oversees time-limited and ongoing project work, including but not limited to “Humans of Thayer” Instagram account; community-building activities for student cohorts (for example, first-year graduate and international students); enhancements to mentoring efforts; and supporting the student voice in working with Thayer Administration, faculty, and staff.
  • In partnership with faculty, supports group dynamics in project-based courses as requested, for example by assisting with team contracts, defining a good working relationship, facilitating conflict resolution, or identifying in-group bias.
  • Assists in the development and implementation of a framework for creating community amongst graduate students, with a particular emphasis on first-year graduate and international students.
  • Partners with student groups and administrators to enhance existing mentoring efforts (activities could include helping with matching process, event planning with an emphasis on relationship building and training, review of best practices and MentorNet, troubleshooting, etc.).
  • Acts as a voice of the students to the Thayer Administration; helps to bridge the gap between Thayer students and Thayer faculty and staff.
  • Consults on strategies and tactics to improve student communications.
  • Partners with offices across Thayer School to implement services/resources/etc. as identified within DEI strategic planning and the DEI Committee at Thayer.
Percentage Of Time
Demonstrates a commitment to diversity, inclusion, and cultural awareness through actions, interactions, and communications with others.
Performs other duties as assigned.

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