Coordinator for the Office of Equity and Inclusion

Occidental College - Los Angeles, CA (30+ days ago)4.3

The Coordinator for Office of Equity and Inclusion is an essential member of OEI with several wide-ranging administrative, and instructional/workshop responsibilities, which inform and promote gender, LGBTQIA+, and cultural diversity. The Coordinator performs other duties required to carry out the mission of Equity and Inclusion as identified and articulated by the Chief Diversity Officer and the College. These may include, but are not limited to representing the College and the Office of Equity and Inclusion regarding diversity initiatives focused on but not limited to LGBTQIA+ and gender identity. The Coordinator supports the Assistant Director in developing, implementing, and administering campus wide programs such as Safe Space, Ally and other diversity related workshops/trainings. These activities are carried out in consultation with the Assistant Director while under the supervision of the Vice President for Equity and Inclusion. The Coordinator provides support for the Office of Equity and Inclusion, Center for Gender Equity.


The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by an individual assigned to this job.

  • Assists in developing campus-wide diversity training that enhance an appreciation for and understanding of gender and cultural differences, including but not limited to Safe Space Zone training, Ally and Advocate training.
  • Assists in managing all logistics, large events, meals, travel arrangement and housing needs for the MSI program as needed or directed.
  • Markets and promotes the Office of Equity and Inclusion and all of its activities, including the coordination of publications and the construction, development, and maintenance of all websites associated with OEI and its programs.
  • Assists in developing programs, strategies and resources to foster the retention and academic achievement of underrepresented and marginalized student populations.
  • Assists in the management of the Center for Gender Equity (CGE).
  • Serve on campus committees.
  • Regularly confer with Assistant Director to develop and to implement effective workshops and trainings to address diversity and inclusion.
  • Assist with staffing of MSI RA’s and assist with planning of the co-curricular activities for the Multicultural Summer Institute (MSI) and support follow-up programs throughout the academic year.
  • Other duties may be assigned.


  • Master’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • One year of professional experience or two years of graduate experience in student affairs preferred.
  • Must have general knowledge of computer programs and budgetary skills.
  • Program planning experience is required.
  • Strong interpersonal skills are required.
  • Ability to handle multiple projects is required.
  • Ability to make sound ethical decisions, and experience with a diverse student body is preferred.
  • Experience with diversity training such as identity, intergroup dialogue, LGBTQIA+, etc. is strongly preferred.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Experience in co-curricular diversity programming and mentoring.
  • Knowledge of Diversity and Leadership training and development.
  • An understanding of student development theories, in particular racial, sexual and gender identity theories.
  • Understanding and appreciation of key issues confronting first generation college students.
  • A high degree of emotional intelligence, charisma, communication skills and ability to maintain a pleasant demeanor while under pressure in a variety of situations.
  • A collaborative style and ability to accomplish goals through working with a variety of constituents and adeptly manage situations of conflict in a constructive, positive and non-confrontational manner.
  • A team player who has flexibility, a good sense of humor, and is comfortable working some nights and weekends.
  • Self-motivated, able to alternate easily between working independently and in a team.


Please submit a resume and cover letter explaining how your qualifications meet the requirements of the position.

We will consider for employment all qualified Applicants, including those with Criminal Histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws, including the City of Los Angeles’ Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance.

Job Type: Full-time