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Job Description - Unclassified
Developed for Equal Opportunity 

Academic Diversity Outreach Specialist

Class Code
Salary Grade
Position Group
FLSA
Status
Date Issued
Date Revised
UAO96
03-AA
3B
Exempt
Unclassified
02/17/2016

BASIC FUNCTION:

Assists in the delivery of programs and services offered to underrepresented and diverse student populations. Reports to designated person in an academic unit.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES/ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Duties/essential functions may include, but not be limited to, the following: 
Assist in implementing retention, persistence and graduation programs for diverse student populations.

Provide direct service to students from underrepresented populations through individual and group meetings.

Serve on college and university committees that support the delivery of efforts that positively impact the success of underrepresented students.

Assist with recruiting efforts for new underrepresented students in assigned college.

Serve as an advocate for under-represented, underserved students.

Maintain relationships with university partners and colleagues.

May maintain website for assigned area.

Monitor student records.

Hire, train and supervise student workers.

Perform related duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field. One year experience in higher education, diversity outreach or relevant field.

Knowledge Of:

Personal computer applications (i.e. MS Office Suite) *
Student success practices for diverse students *

Skill In:

Written, verbal and interpersonal communications *

Ability To:

Learn /apply basic student recruitment / outreach / retention functions *
Work with diverse populations of students to identify basic student needs for referrals using appropriate academic and career resources *

Assessments:

Asterisk (*) indicates knowledge, skills, abilities which require assessments.

Working Conditions/Physical Requirements:

Light work. Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently to move objects. Incumbent must be able to communicate with others. Incumbent may be required to travel from building to building frequently and off campus occasionally.

Diversity Statement

Kent State University is committed to the creation and nurturing of a diverse community of individuals through inclusive excellence. Diversity involves recognizing the value of differences and the inclusion of all members of the community including those that experience discrimination or under representation. This is a core value of the organization as we strive for a culturally diverse student body, faculty and staff that reflect the multicultural nature of Ohio, the nation, and our world.
The intent of this description is to illustrate the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and should not be interpreted to describe all the specific duties and responsibilities that may be required in any particular position. Directly related experience/education beyond the minimum stated may be substituted where appropriate at the discretion of the Appointing Authority. Kent State University reserves the right to revise or change job duties, job hours, and responsibilities.