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Program Manager of Residential Respect & Engagement

Texas A&M University

Last Updated: 5/20/22

Job Description

Program Manager of Residential Respect & Engagement
The Program Manager of Residential Respect and Engagement 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 education related to these areas. This position will also coordinate departmental response to bias-related issues and support for students and staff impacted by bias-related issues, including those highlighted in the media. This position supports ongoing education for living learning communities as needed. It will also participate in departmental, divisional, and university DEIA initiatives.

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 and living our core values.

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

What an awesome opportunity that's now been made available to be part of our mission driven, student centered unit, serving as our Program Manager of Residential Respect and Engagement! Specifically, this Program Manager is pivotal in coordinating and leading our departmental efforts relating to diversity, inclusion, access and equity. This person will work collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders to coordinate and support student and staff education related to these areas. As well as, coordinate departmental response to bias-related issues and support students and staff impacted by such issues, including those highlighted in the media. This position supports ongoing education for living learning communities as needed. The selected candidate will subscribe to and support our commitment to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accountability (IDEA) as stated above. This candidate will also be expected to participate in departmental, divisional, and university DEIA initiatives. If you have a track record of successful leadership in the areas of student affairs, social justice, and or diversity and inclusion, we want you for this role. Consider applying for this rewarding opportunity to demonstrate your passion and to utilize your expertise and service to make a meaningful impact.

What you need to know

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

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. For COVID-19 employment-related information, please visit the Division of Human Resources and Organizational Effectiveness’ COVID-19 website.

Required Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field 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 with Bachelor’s degree.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

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

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

Other Requirements:

  • Be available to facilitate and attend student and staff programs/activities beyond usual working hours, therefore evening and weekend hours are necessary.

Preferred Education and Experience:

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

  • Formalized training, education, or development in DEIA related topics in the form of degree, certification, professional conference, or other educational medium.

  • Three years of experience in student affairs work, social justice, diversity, inclusion, and/or access 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 college students and staff.

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

  • Experience engaging in or moderating dialogue related to diversity, equity, inclusion or access. Experience in supporting others through bias-related issues.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

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

  • Formal diversity education training or certification.

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

  • 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 education 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 education, etc. Assess, evaluates, and makes recommendations for improvement for programs, trainings, and educational 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, access and social justice. Leverages relationships with other DRL staff and university entities to effectively support staff and on-campus students in times of 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 Communities as needed. Serves as a resource for staff and assists with follow up after bias-related incidents. Manages and oversees the planning and implementation of DRL welcome socials focused on specific populations. Facilitates on-going programming and engagement efforts for students who engage in welcome socials and events. 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.

  • Advancement - 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/education, 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.



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College Station, Texas, United States