Northland College is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic staff committed to working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans. Northland College is an equal opportunity employer.

The diversity and inclusion coordinator will provide support to recruit and retain student populations who have been historically underrepresented, assist in shaping the campus community’s understanding of and appreciation for diversity, and work to enhance the campus climate for and commitment to diversity. This is accomplished through mentoring, advocacy, visibility events, and intentional programming. The diversity and inclusion coordinator is a new and evolving position consistent with Northland College’s commitment to diversity, including race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, religion, ability, or sexual/gender identity/expression, with an initial focus on students of color.

Responsibilities and Qualifications

1. Provide support recruitment and retention for student populations from historically underrepresented groups.

  • Serve as advisor/advocate to transition underrepresented student populations to college.
  • Mentor individual students of color as an advocate and liaison to resources on and off campus.
  • Coordinate and oversee recruitment, participation, and events involved in pre-college youth summer camp.
  • Work with College Possible and other partner organizations in identifying developing support systems, especially for larger cohorts of incoming underrepresented students.
  • Consult with the admissions and marketing to provide support and outreach for underrepresented prospects, applicants, and their families
  • Consult with relevant campus departments and offices to support retention of students from underrepresented groups.

2. Shape the campus community’s understanding of and appreciation for diversity.

  • Lead the diversity council in efforts to implement the Northland College diversity work plan.
  • Oversee the Northland College Student Diversity Center, including hiring, training, and supervising work study students and managing the operating budget.
  • Develop, coordinate, and assist with various activities, programs and events (both educational and social) that attract campus and community interest and participation.
  • Advance the design and implementation of diversity education and cultural competence training programs for faculty, staff, and students.
  • Develop intentional programming for the entire College community, including but not limited to Latino, African American, Asian & Pacific Islander, Native American, LGBT2QIA+, and diverse religious celebrations.
  • Serve as a campus multicultural resource in partnership with the Indigenous Cultures Center

3. Enhance the campus climate for and commitment to diversity.

  • Promote an understanding of diversity & inclusion initiatives.
  • Support current and future programmatic needs for diversity-oriented student groups.
  • Collaborate with student life colleagues regarding planning, implementation and assessment of student services.
  • Advise and inform student life colleagues of current trends and issues related to diversity programming and higher education.

A bachelor’s degree is required; master’s preferred. Demonstrated evidence of leading and managing diversity/inclusion programs and services at the collegiate level. Demonstrated evidence of working with minority and underrepresented populations, especially students of color. Previous experience mentoring and advising historically underrepresented groups required. Preference given to candidates with experience assisting the transition to college for underrepresented students. Two years overall experience in program development and event coordination is also preferred. Excellent organizational and communications skills (oral and written) required.

Organization Details

Northland College 1411 Ellis Avenue Ashland, Wisconsin 54806 Website

How to Apply

A completed application contains:
Cover letter
List of three professional references in PDF format

Application Deadline: October 1, 2017

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