The Program Coordinator I for Library Diversity coordinates the planning, development and implementation of diversity initiatives at University Libraries. This position reports to the Dean of Libraries.
Required Education and Experience:
Bachelorâ™s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Two years of program administration experience
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Ability to deal effectively and tactfully with a wide variety of people at all levels of the University; in person, via telephone, and in writing.
Excellent interpersonal skills and oral and written communication skills.
Excellent presentation skills. Excellent customer service and organizational skills. Ability to work as a team member and commitment to values of fairness, diversity, inclusion and respect.
Ability to manage competing demands, accept criticism and constructive feedback, while being extremely adaptable and flexible.
Ability to maintain strict confidentiality.
Working knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet, presentation and database software.
Ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others and maintain a high degree of confidentiality.
Preferred Education and Experience:
Bachelorâ™s degree or higher
Two years of experience with a variety of diversity events, conferences and initiatives.
Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.
Demonstrated growth and leadership responsibilities
Ensures the action items in the Librariesâ™ Diversity Plan are initiated, completed, analyzed and reported. Actively engages and collaborates on the Diversity Residency Program
Leads the annual Human Library event including meeting with all human book applicants, communication with human books throughout the planning and event day, checking the Human Library mailbox, coordinating with Librariesâ™ Marketing to advertise the event, organizing Human Book Library Team to organize event, ensuring post event feedback from books and participants.
Monitors identified issues from climate surveys and promotes or leads programs/initiatives to address those issues.
Keeps a focus on diversity and inclusion in all we do at the Libraries. Actively participates in discussions with the Executive Team and library leaders, faculty and staff on diversity, which affects all aspects of the climate, culture and inclusion.
Chairs the Librariesâ™ Diversity Advancement Committee. Sets up bi-weekly meetings including call for agenda items, tracking committee member activities and action items, sending out meeting reminders.
Represents the Libraries at University Diversity Committees including: Diversity Operations Committee and Diversity Leadership Group.Promotes, attends and supports library and campus diversity events.
Ensures diversity funding is appropriately allocated. Works with Dean of Libraries to secure funding for high profile diversity initiatives/events.
Creates the Libraries Annual Diversity Accountability report for the University. Updates the Diversity Plan appendices with current activities and accomplishments.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Instructions to Applicants: Applications received by Texas A&M University must either have all job application data entered or a resume attached. Failure to provide all job application data or a complete resume could result in an invalid submission and a rejected application. We encourage all applicants to upload a resume or use a LinkedIn profile to pre-populate the online application.
Internal Number: R-004172
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