Classification Title: Educational Support Services Director
Department: Graduate College
Staff Type: Professional & Scientific
Type of Position: Regular
Pay Grade: 6A
Salary: $65,000 - $75,000
Percent Time: 100
Schedule: M-F, 8am-5pm
Location: GILH, Iowa City
Position Specific Summary: Lead the development, implementation, administration, and activities of the Graduate College Office of Graduate Inclusion efforts that advance the College's mission and vision.Collaborate with key university constituencies to develop and deploy initiatives that contribute to the achievement of diversity and inclusion related goals that contribute to the recruitment, retention, and success of underrepresented graduate students.Foster a sense of community and engagement by providing individual student contacts; serve as the Summer Research Opportunity Program (SROP) Director, counsel new and current graduate students, provide training for faculty, staff and students, serve as an advocate and as a liaison to other academic colleges and to the Center for Diversity and Enrichment.
Please attach a resume and cover letter as part of the application process. Job openings are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days. This job may be removed from posting and filled any time after the minimum posting period has ended. For questions or additional information, please contact Tanesha Herman at Tanesha-:
Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background check.
Education or Equivalency Required
Master's degree or equivalent combination of education and experience
Typically 3-5 years of experience serving students in a higher education student support setting, or experience in counseling or advising, college/university students from underrepresented populations. Experience with US racially and ethnically diverse students is required, as well as serving additional underrepresented groups such as students with disabilities, first generation, LGBTQ, military/veteran, and low-income.
Ability to work with a variety of individuals and groups in a constructive and civil manner while appreciating the unique contribution of individuals from varied cultures, race, creed, color, national origin, age, sexual orientation, and gender identity.
Knowledge and application of the communication techniques and relationship building skills that develop the ability to work with a variety of individuals and groups in a constructive and collaborative manner.
Understanding of the issues related to the decision-making process; ability to analyze situations fully and accurately, and reach productive decisions.
Proficiency in computer software applications, including word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, and database applications is required.
Ability to interact effectively with a diverse student population; and demonstrated job-related experience with and/or commitment to diversity in the work/academic environment is required.
Knowledge of assessment and evaluation methods
Knowledge of University of Iowa policies, procedures and regulations is desired.
The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.
Internal Number: 18001641_1543866475
About University of Iowa
With over 31,000 students, the University of Iowa is one of the nation's top public research universities, a member of the Big Ten conference and the Association of American Universities. The University of Iowa is composed of eleven colleges and is known around the world for its balanced commitment to the arts, sciences, and humanities. It is home to one of the nation's largest academic medical centers and the pioneering Iowa Writers' Workshop. The University of Iowa promotes work/life integration and is located in the casual yet cosmopolitan environment of Iowa City, widely recognized as one of the country's most livable communities.