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Faculty Merit Postdoctoral Professional & Scientific Research Temporary Internal


Requisition # 71656

Position Basics

Advertising Ends on:Monday, September 25th, 2017
Advertising Started on:Monday, September 11th, 2017
Organization:Office of the President
Department:Chief Diversity Office


Salary:$43,000.00 - $48,000.00
Pay Grade:4A

Job Details

Percent Time:100%
Type of PositionRegular: A position which is considered essential for the effective long-term operation of the university. Persons appointed to this position will receive the privileges and benefits associated with regular employment status.

The University of Iowa’s Chief Diversity Office seeks a Diversity Resources Coordinator to design, plan, promote, facilitate, integrate, and evaluate diversity and cultural competency educational programs, events, and/or services of substantial complexity and impact, both on and/or off campus, to ensure the link between diversity and excellence is understood and integrated appropriately into the university community; and effectively organize and facilitate processes and functions to ensure the success of diversity programs and/or services, under the direction of the Director of Diversity Resources.

There is an expectation that the person in this position will maintain effective, civil, and respectful working relationships with the University of Iowa campus community and uphold a high standard of cultural competency and respect for difference that represents the Chief Diversity Office's commitment to diversity and inclusion.

This position will require occasional evening and weekend travel and events.

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Note to Applicant:

The qualifications for this job posting are described as competencies or behaviors needed to be able to perform the duties of the position at a defined proficiency level/standard. The proficiency level required for each qualification indicated are working. For a complete definition of the proficiency levels, click on the proficiency level above. Please assure that your resume and cover letter illustrates the work experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities you have that meet each of the required qualifications.

Please note regarding references: Five professional references will be requested and required at a later step in the recruitment process.

Education Required:

A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Experience Required:
  • Typically one to three years’ experience in implementing diversity programs in complex organizations;
  • Demonstrated experience interacting effectively with colleagues from diverse social, cultural, racial and economic backgrounds, as well as promoting a diverse environment;
  • Demonstrates working experience understanding the issues related to the decision-making process and analyzing situations fully and accurately to reach productive decisions;
  • Demonstrates extensive experience understanding and applying effective written and verbal communications concepts, tools, and techniques; effectively transmitting, receiving, and accurately interpreting ideas, information, and needs through appropriate communications behaviors;
  • Working experience presenting information to diverse groups with the appropriate degree of formality; knowledge of effective presentation tools and techniques;
  • Working experience mobilizing both time and resources to get things done;
  • Working experience developing and operating a program and/or service by developing, promoting, and implementing the specific goals and objectives of the program and/or service and applying this knowledge appropriately to diverse settings;
  • Demonstrated proficiency in computer software applications including word processing, spreadsheet applications, database and presentation.
Desirable Qualifications:
  • Master’s degree;
  • Experience with diversity programs aimed at collegiate faculty, staff, and/or student populations; Knowledge of topics and/or concerns in the work environment and the higher education setting for staff and students from traditionally marginalized communities (e.g. underrepresented minorities, LGBTQ, veterans, and individuals with disabilities);
  • Experience in procuring external funding opportunities;
  • Experience with planning, organizing, and executing events and coordinating resources before, during, and after an event;
  • Working experience measuring the quality and quantity of work effort for the purpose of improvement;
  • Working experience with organizational strategies and operations for promoting and publicizing programs, products and services on and off campus; developing and implementing these strategies and operations.

Online Application Options

Application Type:This job requires basic applicant information, plus a resume. Your resume should not be sent to the contact below. The resume will be attached during the Online Application Process.
Cover Letter:A plain text cover letter is required.

To start the Online Application process for this position, click the "Apply for This Position" button located below the Contact Information.

Contact Information


Attention: Your resume should not be sent to the contact below. The resume will be attached during the Online Application Process.

Contact:Sharon L Beck -
101 JH
Phone: 319-335-2430
Department URL:

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The qualifications for the positions are listed in the job advertisement. Equivalent combinations of education and related work experience may be considered. The salary listed indicates the minimum for the pay grade to a level commensurate with qualifications and experience. To review P&S or SEIU pay schedules or for a complete classification description go to the University of Iowa Compensation and Classification web site.

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