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Diversity Specialist

Kennesaw State University
Job Location:
Kennesaw, Georgia
Diversity and Multicultural Affairs
Diversity Specialist

Job ID: 233037
Location: Kennesaw, Georgia
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

About Us
A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its more than 41,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia and the second-largest university in the state. The university's vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the region and from 126 countries across the globe. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status. For more information, visit

Our Kennesaw campus is located at 1000 Chastain Road NW, Kennesaw, GA 30144. Our Marietta campus is located at 1100 South Marietta Parkway, Marietta, GA 30060.

Job Summary
Promotes initiatives and supports departments, students and leadership bodies that serve the strategic goals of the university including, but not limited to, campus engagement, campus culture and climate, student outreach and support, and diversity planning. Responsible for coordinating student engagement with the division and developing programming and outreach initiatives that respond to student need and cultural support, particularly during moments of student crisis and unrest. Activities and decisions are varied in nature, requiring independent action and judgment in solving common problems. Provides supplemental support to the division office and staff as needed.

The Division strongly encourages applications from diverse candidates.

  • Provides direct supervision to Student Diversity Ambassadors (diversity and inclusion student liaisons)
  • Develops and markets programming and outreach initiatives that respond to student need and cultural support, particularly during moments of student crisis and unrest
  • Develops strong and collaborative relationships with students and student organizations especially affinity groups
  • Develops, promotes, and coordinates Division signature events
  • Supports and develops efforts to involve diverse alumni in KSU activities
  • Develops information, promotional materials, and public relations strategies for the Division of Diverse and Inclusive Excellence
  • Serves as a website and social media content manager for the Division office
Required Qualifications
Educational Requirements
Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution of higher education in related field

Required Experience
Three (3) years of related experience

Preferred Qualifications
Additional Preferred Qualifications
Graphic design and technical communication skills
Intermediate or advanced competencies related to technology, including Kennesaw State University (KSU) and University System of Georgia (USG) applications, is also desired

Preferred Educational Qualifications
Master's degree in a related field

Preferred Experience
Experience working in higher education

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Stays current on high impact practices related to diversity and inclusion in higher education and promulgate with ODI team and CDO
Able to effectively represent and convey the mission and help meet the goals of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion
Able to participate in relevant professional development activities as outlined by leadership
Able to handle multiple tasks or projects at one time meeting assigned deadlines

Substantial historical and contemporary knowledge of diversity issues for various constituent groups

Excellent interpersonal, initiative, teamwork, problem solving, independent judgment, organization, communication (verbal and written), time management, project management and presentation skills
Proficient with computer applications and programs associated with the position (i.e., Microsoft Office suite)
Strong attention to detail and follow up skills
Strong customer service skills and phone and e-mail etiquette

Equal Employment Opportunity
Kennesaw State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. It is the policy of Kennesaw State University to recruit, hire, train, promote and educate persons without regard to age, color, disability, ethnicity, gender, national origin race religion, sexual orientation, or status as a protected Veteran. Kennesaw State University is a participant in the Employment Eligibility Verification Program (E-Verify) effective October 15, 2007. Participant ID: 61415

Other Information
This is not a supervisory position.
This position does not have any financial responsibilities.
No, this position will not be required to drive.
This role is considered a position of trust.
This position does not require a purchasing card (P-Card).
This position may travel 1% - 24% of the time
This position does not require security clearance.

Background Check
  • Standard Enhanced + Education
Per the University System of Georgia background check policy, all final candidates will be required to consent to a criminal background investigation. Final candidates may be asked to disclose criminal record history during the initial screening process and prior to a conditional offer of employment. Applicants for positions of trust with screening results which confirm a disqualifying criminal history will be immediately disqualified from employment eligibility.

All applicants are required to include professional references as part of their application process. Some positions may require additional job-based screenings such as motor vehicle report, credit check, pre-employment drug screening and/or verification of academic credentials.

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