Diversity & Community Program Manager

  • University Prep
  • Seattle
Full time Education

Job Description

Reports to:          Director of Diversity & Community/Director of Hiring
When Needed:    Immediately                                                                   
FTE:                    Full-Time, Year-Round

University Prep is seeking a talented, engaging, and compassionate Diversity & Community Program Manager to help us advance our vision of being an inclusive community of learners that provides an outstanding education for each individual in a diverse student population. We are looking for someone who can work effectively independently as well as part of a team. We need a leader who understands best practices in promoting diversity ad community, and who is passionate about working with middle and upper school students and enhancing student life. We are looking for staff and faculty who share our belief that a culturally rich and inclusive school community provides students with the best possible environment for a quality education. Salary is competitive with public and independent schools. University Prep offers an excellent benefit package and an extraordinary work environment.

Who We Are:
University Prep is an independent 6-12 school located in an urban residential section of Seattle, WA, one of the country’s most diverse and dynamic cities.  We are a strong and vibrant community of students, families, faculty, staff, and alumni who collaboratively create an exceptional educational experience for every student. The school is a place of great teaching and joyful learning; a community that joins together to raise up our children to be caring and productive adults; a place where all students and families have equitable access to all the school has to offer, and a place where we aspire for every family and student to feel equally enfranchised and at home. To us, diversity and inclusivity are not addenda, they are embodied in all facets of our school culture.  University Prep believes that our shared values of integrity, respect, and responsibility are essential to accomplish our mission of developing each student’s potential to become an intellectually courageous, socially responsible citizen of the world.

Job Summary: 
Under minimal supervision, the Diversity & Community Program Manager supports the Director of Diversity & Community by coordinating the multiple activities of the Diversity and Community office, as well as planning and facilitate events and programs in the areas of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, which includes but is not limited to: 

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Student Programming:
  • Oversees and maintains the effectiveness of middle and upper school Affinity Groups and Community and Culture Clubs
  • Develops, plans, and coordinates the success of these student programs: Student Diversity Leadership Conference (SDLC), Student Diversity Leadership Retreat (SLDR), D&C Retreat, DEI-SEL, Monthly Cultural Recognition and Celebration, MLK Day, and others as they develop
  • Chaperones students during overnight and day programs
  • Works with the Director of Diversity and Community to plan and execute Culture Night and Social Justice Day 

  • Works with the Director of Diversity and Community to build, strengthen, and develop the service program at UPrep to become a more comprehensive program that involves the entire school community
  • Plans and coordinates divisional-school service days
  • Markets, plans, and coordinates community-wide volunteer service days
  • Tracks, monitors, and problem-solves student service hour input into MobileServ or other service-management tracking system
  • Maintains and grows community service and service-learning partners

Rainier Scholars:
  • Serves as a liaison to Rainier Scholars Program
  • Coordinates outreach on and off campus to the scholars and their families
  • Plans and coordinates the Rainier Scholars UPrep Reception, orientation, and celebration
Parent Council:
  • Acts as liaison to Parent Council Executives
  • Develops ways to encourage families of color and other underrepresented groups to participate in social aspects of our school community
  • Interpreters/Translators
  • Identifies and works with families whose home language is not English or who might have other language-based needs
  • Arranges translation services for school events.

  • Manages budget for Student Diversity and Leadership Conference (SDLC)/People of Color Conference (POCC)

General Responsibilities
  • Serves as an advisor to 10-12 middle school students
  • Serves on the middle school student service teams
  • Serves on teams and committees, as assigned
  • Establishes and cultivates community relations by maintaining open dialogue with all of the school’s constituencies
  • Actively participates in the full life of the school
  • Vigorously engages in their own professional development
  • Is familiar with and complies with all policies and regulations as put forth in the school’s documents
  • Since safety and security are everyone’s responsibility, takes all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, faculty, staff, equipment, materials and facilities
  • Performs other duties as assigned
Education & Experience:
  • Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university
  • 3+ years’ experience in school environment
  • Experience and interest in working with both middle and upper School students and families
  • Experience developing DEI programs
  • Proficiency in more than one language preferred

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
  • Well-developed communication and interpersonal skills to establish and maintain effective working relationships with multiple constituents
  • Ability and desire to be collaborative and flexible with a genuine enthusiasm for working with students and adults on and off campus
  • Experience in areas of social justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion, preferred
  • A genuine joy, enthusiasm, and passion for students and for education
  • Ability to balance independent work and self-management
  • Ability to confidently and creatively problem solve
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Skills in project and budget management
  • Experience in Microsoft Excel and other data base programs
  • Ability to maintain confidential information
  • Flexibility, maturity, and a sense of humor
  • Proficient at working in a Microsoft Windows environment (Windows 7 or higher), using Office (version 2010 or higher), including Outlook; ability to master common automated systems for record keeping, and confidently learn new technology; Experience with school-focused technology is a plus
  • Ability to talk on the phone
  • Ability to sit and keyboard up to 8 hours per day
  • Ability to attend overnights
  • Some travel required, local and national

If this sounds like you, we’d like to hear from you. Please click here, complete our online employment application, and upload your résumé and a cover letter telling us why you are interested in and qualified for this position.

Position open until filled. No phone calls or drop-ins please.

Thank you for your interest in University Prep and this position.

This description is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this position. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities, or requirements.