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Philanthropy & Engagement - Engagement Officer for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Philanthropy & Engagement - Engagement Officer for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion


The primary focus of this position serves and supports underrepresented alumni and families. 

This position functions under the general supervision of the Executive Director of Alumni Engagement and works in close collaboration with the Director of the Center for Diversity and Inclusion, the Vice President of Development and Alumni Engagement and the Chief Officer for Culture and Inclusion. 


  • Develop and provide programs and services, in partnership with the Center for Diversity and Inclusion and other campus partners, which will support and enhance the overall success of students, alumni and families in under-represented groups.
  • Serve as staff liaison to the Alumni of Color Advisory Council through monthly meetings, programming, and event management.
  • Collaborate as an active team member alongside alumni and family engagement staff to continually improve the effectiveness and accessibility of existing programs.
  • Partner with the Senior Philanthropy Advisor for DEI by providing administrative and logistical support for initiatives and programs.
  • Plan and coordinate networking opportunities and affinity events for demographic groups under-represented in alumni engagement activities.
  • Build relationships to support strategic alumni and family engagement outcomes, including student recruitment, career development and philanthropy.
  • Develop a pipeline of potential volunteer leaders for the Alumni Board, Parents’ Council, Board of Trustees and Center for Diversity and Inclusion volunteer groups.
  • Develop strategic planning and program development goals and monitor budgets to ensure fiscal integrity.
  • Represent the college through collaboration and partnerships with organizations in the community.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

  • Bachelor’s degree with 2-3 years related experience with multicultural, diversity, or inclusion programs.
  • Position requires an energetic, self-starting and creative individual who takes initiative in planning and problem solving.
  • Excellent organization, computer, and communication skills are necessary to fulfill position responsibilities.
  • Experience working in or knowledge of inclusion, equity, and diversity best practices in higher education institutions is required.
  • Ability to work effectively with people of diverse ages, ethnic, gender and sexual orientation, disabilities and socio-economic backgrounds.
  • Ability to present to racially, ethnically, and socioeconomically diverse communities.
  • Demonstrates cultural competence and awareness when communicating with internal and external constituents. 
  • The ability to handle sensitive and confidential information is important, given the personal nature of many conversations on inclusion, equity and diversity.

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