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Texas A&M University Program Manager - Residential Respect and Community Ed in College Station, Texas

Job Title

Program Manager - Residential Respect and Community Ed

Agency

Texas A&M University

Department

Residence Life And Housing

Proposed Minimum Salary

Commensurate

Job Location

College Station, Texas

Job Type

Staff

Job Description

Our Commitment

Texas A&M University is committed to enriching the learning and working environment for all visitors, students, faculty, and staff by promoting a culture that embraces inclusion, diversity, equity, and accountability. Diverse perspectives, talents, and identities are vital to accomplishing our mission (https://www.tamu.edu/statements/mission.html) and living our core values (https://www.tamu.edu/about/coreValues.html) .

Who we are

The Department of Residence Life is housed within the Division of Student Affairs. It is comprised of 60+ full-time staff and 180+ graduate and undergraduate student staff. We offer a fun, academic-centered environment where each staff member has the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of students. To learn more, please visit our website https://reslife.tamu.edu/.

What we want

The Program Manager coordinates and leads departmental efforts relating to diversity, inclusion, access and equity. This position will work collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders to coordinate and support student and staff training and development related to these areas. Coordinates departmental response to bias-related issues and support for students and staff impacted by bias-related issues, including those highlighted in the media. Provides leadership to living learning programs focused on Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Access (DEIA). Also, participates in departmental, divisional, and university DEIA initiatives. The selected candidate will subscribe to and support our commitment to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accountability (IDEA) as stated above. If the description sounds interesting to you, we invite you to apply to be considered for this opportunity.

What you need to know

Salary Range: $52,000-$54,000

Schedule: Must be available to facilitate and attend student and staff programs/activities beyond usual working hours, therefore evening and weekend hours are necessary.

Cover Letter/Resume’: A cover letter and resume’ are strongly recommended. You may upload these on the application under CV/Resume.

COVID-19 information: Texas A&M University monitors local, state and federally mandated health guidelines to keep students, employees, prospective employees, and visitors as safe as possible. For the latest information regarding Texas A&M’s COVID-19 response, please visit the University’s COVID-19 website (http://www.tamu.edu/coronavirus/) . For COVID-19 employment-related information, please visit the Division of Human Resources and Organizational Effectiveness’ COVID-19 website (https://employees.tamu.edu/covid-19/index.html) .

Required Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience

  • Five years of experience in student affairs, social justice, diversity, inclusion, and/or access related fields, or related specialty area

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to educate, train, and develop staff to more effectively work within a multicultural professional environment

  • Ability to effectively advocate for change though education, training, and community engagement

  • Strong interpersonal/organizational communication skills

  • Willingness to work as part of a team to aid students and staff

  • Attention to detail, confidentiality and dependability

  • Self-starter with high degree of initiative

  • Ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others

  • Practical and tactful leader who can both inspire change and work with the culture, context, and environment of a large public university

Preferred Education and Experience:

  • Master’s in student affairs, social science, or diversity/inclusion related specialty, or related area preferred. Formal diversity education training or certification.

  • Experience working with living learning programs

  • Experience working with diversity, equity, inclusion, or access areas in a higher education setting

  • Three years of experience in student affairs work, social justice, diversity, and/or inclusivity related fields, or related specialty area with Master’s degree

  • Experience in facilitating trainings, developments, or other activities relating to identity development

  • Experience with training students and full time staff on topics related to inclusion, bias, and equity

  • Experience working with, addressing, and/or navigating complex issues relating to DEIA issues in the work place

  • Experience working with college students, graduate students, and/or full time staff members with regard to diversity, inclusion, equity, or access related initiatives, situations, or trainings

  • Experience advising student organizations or overseeing staff initiatives related to diversity, equity, access, or inclusion affiliated foci

  • Experience converting knowledge to practice to achieve tangible outcomes and change related to the advancement of multiculturalism in the workplace

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to handle complex administrative functions and management of detailed projects

  • Ability to multitask and be accountable to the needs and requests of multiple stakeholders including students, staff, and university leaders

Responsibilities:

  • Education and Training - Provides oversight, leadership, and direction for training and development of DRL staff and student leaders in the areas relating to diversity, equity, inclusion, access, and social justice, including but not limited to: creating/presenting and or collaborating with others on formal training, intentional dialogues, informal development, etc. Assesses, evaluates, and makes recommendations for improvement for programs, trainings, and development opportunities. Creates new initiatives as needed.

  • Collaboration - Creates and maintains relationships with students, staff, and faculty to represent the Department of Residence Life on Division and University Committees and as part of the university community. Serves as DRL liaison to other departments on issues related to diversity, equity, access, and social justice within the on-campus living community. Develops and maintains relationships with DRL staff and other university entities to execute programs and student outreach initiatives related to diversity, equity, accessibility and social justice. Leverages relationships with other DRL staff and university entities to effectively support staff and on-campus students in times of national/international bias-related incidents. Works with hiring supervisors and DRL HR staff to foster inclusive and equitable hiring and onboarding practices. Serves as the departmental liaison with the Texas A&M University Office of Diversity and the Division of Student Affairs Diversity committee. Chairs or leads department committees, organizations, or initiatives at the discretion of the Executive Director as needed.

  • Community Development and Engagement - Leads DRL staff in creating a welcoming and inclusive environment for DRL staff and on-campus residents. Supports department Living Learning Programs as needed. Serves as the lead collaborator for the African American, Latinx American, Native/Islander Pacific American (AALANA) living learning community. Serves as a resource for staff and assists with follow up after on-campus bias-related incidents. Manages and oversees the planning and implementation of DRL welcome socials focused on specific populations. Advises student organizations focused on DEIA related initiatives as needed.

  • Leadership - Proposes recommendations for changes/improvements as needed/indicated by formal climate surveys, EBI, etc. to help foster an inclusive on-campus community and department. Participates in conversations about strategic planning and goal setting of the department mission and vision as it relates to diversity, equity, inclusion, and access.

  • Development - Stays current, benchmarks, and researches best practices and trends in higher education, student leadership, DEIA, and social justice, etc. Oversees the advancement of the philosophy of inclusivity and multiculturalism within the department. Actively promotes diversity and inclusivity, focusing on the uniqueness of each individual. Brings about an awareness of over-all campus climate as well as promoting involvement of under-represented students in departmental student leadership programs. Produces materials and information relating to trainings/development, initiatives, and areas of responsibilities as needed. Performs other duties as assigned.

Instructions to Applicants: Applications received by Texas A&M University and TAMHSC, 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.

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution’s verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution’s procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.

Howdy and thank you for your interest in a career with Texas A&M University. As the flagship campus of The Texas A&M University System, we are located in College Station, Texas with a student population of more than 64,000 and nearly 9,000 faculty and staff.The Spirit of Aggieland is unmistakable. We are a unique American institution, fostering a culture of friendliness, diversity, compassion and respect for one another. Our unique history and rich traditions make Texas A&M special.From our benefits package and professional development opportunities to our retirement programs, Texas A&M is a great place to work. Your path to a great career starts here!Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.

If you need assistance in applying for this job, please contact (979) 845-5154.

Useful Links:

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  • Retirement

  • Employee Discount Program (https://employees.tamu.edu/benefits/healthy-behaviors/perks.html)

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  • University Holidays (http://www.tamus.edu/business/human-resources/am-system-holidays/)

  • Legal Statements

  • New Employee Orientation (https://employees.tamu.edu/orgdev/courses.html#EmployeeOrientations)

  • Prospective Employees

  • Safety and Security Notices (https://orec.tamu.edu/clery/annual-security-report/)

  • Training and Development

  • USERRA (https://www.dol.gov/agencies/vets/programs/userra)

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