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PROGRAM DIRECTOR (UW System Title: Administrative Program Specialist) DIVISION OF EQUITY, DIVERSITY, AND INCLUSION University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

Position Description:

The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire seeks a strong administrator for the position of Program Director for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI). Reporting directly to the Assistant Chancellor for EDI, the Program Director serves as the secondary contact for the EDI Division regarding diversity-related activities and executes a range of efforts to advance institutional initiatives.



  • Oversee the effective operations of the Division.
  • Design, plan, and implement EDI programs, events and special projects as assigned.
  • Compile research and prepare background information for meetings, grants, etc.
  • Nominate the Division and departments for national awards, submit grant applications, etc.
  • Coordinate and/or lead Division committees for a range of initiatives.
  • Research and synthesize EDI best practices and make recommendations.
  • Manage the website and Division communications in collaboration with department heads and Integrated Marketing and Communications.
  • Compile and analyze relevant data from UW-Eau Claire EDI dashboards.
  • Represent the Division on various committees across the institution.
  • Supervise an undergraduate work-study intern.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.



  1. Bachelor’s degree required in higher education administration, counseling, ethnic studies, social justice education or closely related field.
  2. Minimum of three years full-time experience at a college/university in student affairs, multicultural affairs, or a comparable office.
  3. Proven ability to manage multiple projects with complex logistics, including strong event planning and coordination skills.
  4. Sound understanding of concepts associated with equity, diversity, and inclusion.
  5. Technical skills required to complete website updates (training will be provided).
  6. Competency to conduct research, compile and analyze data, and make recommendations according to the findings.
  7. Demonstrated oral/written communication skills, interpersonal skills, and the ability to work collaboratively.
  8. Strong work ethic and the availability to work evenings/weekends as needed.



  1. Master’s degree with theoretical and practical understanding of identity and student development theories, intersectionality, social justice, inclusion, and multiple social identities.
  2. Competency in the design and delivery of diversity and social justice presentations and trainings.
  3. Experience supervising undergraduate students.
  4. Ability to create and manage communication, marketing and social media efforts for the Division.


Application Procedure:

To ensure priority consideration, completed applications must be received before midnight on May 13, 2018. Screening will continue until the position is filled. We anticipate the successful candidate starting on July 16, 2018.


Applications must be submitted electronically. For position details and directions to apply, visit:  Search under Administrative Positions for Program Director for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (Job ID # 14248).  Your application will require the following in one PDF document:

  • Cover letter (which clearly expresses your interest and qualifications for this position)
  • Resume or curriculum vitae
  • Unofficial transcript (official transcripts required prior to starting)
  • Contact information for three references


If you have any questions, need accommodations, or for assistance with submitting your application materials, please call or e‑mail:


Ms. Pa Kue Vue, Search Committee Administrator

Phone: 715-836-3367; E-mail:


The university reserves the right to contact additional references with notice given to the candidates at an appropriate time in the process. A criminal background check is required prior to employment.


The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire is an AA/EEO/Veterans/Disability employer dedicated to enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion.