Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

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Sample: Job posting for Program Coordinator

The Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity has an outstanding opportunity for a Program Coordinator.

Diversity Statement: Diversity is a core value at University of Washington and in the Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity. We are passionate about building and sustaining an inclusive and equitable working and learning environment for all students, staff, and faculty. We believe every member on our team enriches our diversity by exposing us to a broad range of ways to understand and engage with the world, identify challenges, and to discover, design and deliver solutions.

Purpose: The Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity is looking for an individual who is has demonstrated a commitment to diversity, is detailed oriented, and skilled at event planning and project coordination. This role will support the Manager for Faculty Advancement and the work conducted on behalf of the Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity to include: coordinating events, planning for the Diversity Council, work related to the UW Diversity Blueprint, as well contribute to the work conducted on staff diversity recruiting and retention strategy-building for the University.

Position Complexities: The selected candidate should be comfortable with identifying and pursuing creative problem solving, as well as have the ability to effectively write and communicate in a concise manner to a variety of stakeholders. Impact to the University: This position has specific duties that impact the University, including working with staff and faculty from across campus, planning and coordinating the five annual meetings of the UW Diversity Council, and maintaining campus-wide inventories of diversity training/workshop providers and other diversity-related topics.


  • Diversity Blueprint Planning and Implementation Support (25%)
  • Diversity Council Membership and Meeting Coordination (25%)
  • Staff Recruitment and Retention Support (25%)
  • Diversity Resources Coordination (25%)


  • Two years of experience in diversity-related programs *
  • High school graduation or equivalent


Experience in event planning, coordinating meetings, designing marketing materials/event announcements, and working on diversity-related programs or initiatives.

An individual with strong writing skills and knowledge of the university structure, who is detail-oriented and be able to coordinate multiple ongoing events and manage multiple email accounts.


Bachelor’s Degree**

Equivalent education/experience can substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.

To Apply: Please submit application and include a cover letter explaining the specific steps you have taken or plan to take to further your knowledge on the value of diversity, equity, and inclusion in a higher education environment.

* Listing a specific number of years of experience or education may create an unnecessary barrier in which quantity may be valued over quality. Refer to union contracts and check with compensation about years of experience requirements for specific roles. Limit or avoid using a specific number of years when possible.

** Limit additional education requirements in the desired section when possible. It may deter some qualified applicants from applying and can create a disparate impact.