The Coordinator of Equity, Inclusion, and Social Justice and Knowledge Community Initiatives supports NASPA’s equity, inclusion, and social justice (EISJ) professional development initiatives and manages the NASPA Knowledge Community (KC) program through collaborative leadership with the NASPA staff, Board of Directors, and volunteers. The Coordinator serves on a team of professional development staff at NASPA and reports to the Associate Director for Equity, Inclusion, and Social Justice Initiatives.
NASPA Knowledge Communities Program Coordination and Support:
- Support the Knowledge Community program and volunteer leadership in conjunction with the National Director of Knowledge Communities
- Serve as staff liaison for the National Director of Knowledge Communities
- Collaborate with National KC Director, National KC Chairs, and Regional KC Coordinators on in-person and online professional development offerings, trainings, and knowledge creation and sharing efforts at the Annual Conference and throughout the year
- Manage the logistical aspects of the KC program, including, but not limited to, monthly meetings with KC leaders, annual election of KC Chairs, the annual Knowledge Community Publication, NASPA Foundation Special Interest Funds, Knowledge Community Awards and the KC Staff Communication Liaison Program
- Work in tandem with Assistant Vice President for Equity, Inclusion, and Social Justice and the Associate Director of Equity, Inclusion, and Social Justice Initiatives to orchestrate the efforts of identity-based Knowledge Communities and the relationship with the NASPA Equity, Inclusion, and Social Justice Division
Professional Development Event Management:
- Serve as lead and/or support NASPA program manager in the planning and successful implementation of identity-focused pathway programs, the NASPA Multicultural Institute, and additional programs/events as assigned
- Develop and reconcile program budgets
- Guide cross-functional teams responsible for marketing, customer service, logistical support, and sponsorship solicitation
- Communicate regularly with volunteer members to develop impactful educational content delivery
- Review and approve hotel/venue logistics to ensure program success
- Collaborate with NASPA marketing and communications staff to write and edit all aspects of conference collateral to include event websites, digital and print marketing, and social media activity
- Assist in the planning and development of additional NASPA conferences, workshops, and institutes as needed
- Assist in the planning and development of content delivery and events during the NASPA Annual Conference
- Support implementation and assessment of the NASPA Undergraduate Fellows Program
- Partner with Recruitment, Engagement, and Volunteerism (REV) and the Volunteer Engagement Team to develop and enact effective member recruitment, engagement, and volunteerism strategies; leverages opportunities imbedded in other duties (e.g., professional development offerings, member interaction, and engagement with constituent groups) to advance Association priorities
- Review, edit, and post volunteer-written blog entries to the NASPA website
- Manage and edit website content to ensure that accurate information is available to members and the public-at-large
- Perform other duties as assigned
- Master’s Degree required. Educational background in student development, higher education administration or leadership development
- Demonstrated commitment to equity, inclusion, social justice, and student success
- Excellent written and verbal communications skills
- Demonstrated project management skills, including the ability to manage many projects simultaneously
- Strong organizational skills, with the ability to establish priorities, manage multiple demands and projects, and meet deadlines
- Ability to take initiative, use sound judgment, resolve problems diplomatically and discreetly, and work effectively, independently, and cooperatively with all levels of staff and constituents
- Proactive, highly-motivated, and collaborative nature, with demonstrated ability to establish, build, and maintain interpersonal relationships
- Experience with Microsoft Office products and the ability to easily learn new technologies and computing applications
- Paraprofessional or professional experience in student affairs and/or association, preferred
The successful candidate will be a collaborative and creative self-starter who can also work independently. This person should be able to expand upon existing programs and relationships, as well as produce new ones that increase membership and programmatic offerings.
General Responsibilities of all NASPA Staff
All NASPA staff positions are expected to share common responsibilities regarding the operations of the Association and related to large-scale professional development programming.
Office Location/Working Conditions/Physical Requirements
This position may be located in the NASPA Washington, D.C. office with the option for occasional work from a remote location, OR this position may be based anywhere in the contiguous 48 states provided the remote work location complies with the requirements in the NASPA Personnel and Policy Manual.
This position is primarily office-based with primary work on a computer, including phone, email, and video conferencing.
Moderate overnight travel to NASPA events is expected during which the position may be expected to complete set-up and stand for longer periods of time than usual, traveling by air and ground transportation.
Occasional overnight travel to represent NASPA at outside meetings and events may be expected, traveling by air and ground transportation.