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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Coordinator

The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Coordinator advances the University’s DEI and international education goals by developing and implementing initiatives to foster a supportive and inclusive learning environment for all students, providing administrative and coordinating support to the DEI committee and international education services, and supports faculty and staff in integrating DEI considerations into their work.


• Serves as the internal expert on equity, diversity, and inclusion.

• Serves as the DSO (Designated School Officer) for international students.

• Maintains knowledge of international and diversity-related issues, legislation, and promising practices.

• Researches, develops, recommends, and executes creative programs/events to foster the University’s diversity, equity, and inclusion & international education services' goals.

• Act as a thought partner with the DEI Committee and Student Development Center leadership on DEI and international education-related issues.

• Reviews and analyzes current practices and policies to assess how much they support or hinder the University’s diversity & international education services' goals.

• Collects and analyzes statistical data to evaluate the University’s population in accordance with diversity standards and goals.

• Develops and/or acquires training and development tools to support diversity, recruitment, and retention initiatives for special student populations.

• Provides logistical, administrative, coordination, and general support for International Education Services and the DEI Committee, including:

  •  Convenes regular meetings, prepare agendas, and facilitates discussions/ meeting participation.
  • Manages workflow, maintains records, and supports the implementation of international education and Committee-driven initiatives.
  • Manages communications related to position-sponsored activities.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements below represent the required knowledge, skill, experience, and ability.

• Knowledge of IES/DEI issues related to race, culture, gender, socioeconomic status, rank, sexual orientation, religion, age/generation, and ability with an in-depth understanding of at least two of these areas. This understanding may come from any combination of studies, personal life, and work experiences.

• Excellent verbal and written communication skills. - Strong analytical, problem-solving, and dispute-resolution skills.

• Skills in managing committees, collaborative projects, and change processes.

• Ability to respect multiple perspectives and embrace complexity.

• Ability to collaborate and communicate effectively.

• Ability to develop diverse knowledge by being eager to learn, learning from mistakes, and being open to giving and receiving feedback.


• Bachelor's Degree in Human Relations or a related field.

• Two years of professional experience in a diversity, inclusion, or international services role.

• Master's Degree preferred.

Candidates should submit a complete curriculum vita with a letter of interest stating how qualifications and experience align with expectations of this position (the letter of interest should be no more than seven pages), and three references with their contact information to the attention of Human Resources. All information must be submitted through the link provided.

Southern University at New Orleans is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

American with Disabilities Act (ADA) Statement

Southern University of New Orleans (SUNO) complies with federal and state disability laws and makes reasonable accommodations for applicants and employees with disabilities. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact Bernette Taylor, Director of Human Resources at (504) 286-5273 or by email at

While we encourage all interested applicants to apply, please be aware that not all candidates will be interviewed.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the duties. Criminal background checks and reference verification are required. Southern University at New Orleans, a Southern University and A & M College System unit, a historically Black comprehensive university, is committed to teaching, research, and service in preparing traditional and non-traditional students for degree attainment, transfer, workforce, graduate study, and selfimprovement. This preparation is available through multiple delivery methods for students seeking certificates, associate's, bachelor's, and master's degrees.

In compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and other federal, state, and local laws, Southern University and A&M College forbids discriminating or harassing conduct that is based on an individual's race, color, religion, sex, ethnicity, national origin or ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, veteran or military status, membership in Uniformed Services, and all other categories protected by applicable state and federal laws. This commitment applies but is not limited to decisions made with respect to hiring and promotion, the administration of educational programs and policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic or other College administered programs. Discriminatory acts of any kind are strictly forbidden.