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Associate to the Office for Institutional Diversity

Office for Institutional Diversity

The Associate to the Office for Institutional Diversity (OID) is responsible for supporting the day-to-day operations of the office. This position provides administrative support to the OID VP/Dean and 4 other staff. This people-facing role engages the entire Reed community, working with students, faculty, staff, alumni, and external community members. This role reports to the Vice President and Dean of the Office for Institutional Diversity.

Reed College offers an exceptional benefits package, including comprehensive and cost-free medical and dental insurance for you, and a 60% discount on medical and dental insurance for your dependents, 403(b) retirement plan with 10% employer contribution (after one year of service), educational assistance for employees and their children, 22 days of paid vacation, paid holidays, half-day Fridays in the summer, and many other campus amenities. This is a full-time, exempt role with work hours of 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with a one hour unpaid lunch. The salary for this position starts at $60-$65k per year.

Who You Are

  • You have at least 2 years of administrative experience.
    You have demonstrated experience advancing equity and inclusion in the workplace.
  • You have competent written and verbal communication skills.
  • You are a highly organized, collaborative team player.
  • You are a welcoming presence in your workplace and enjoy working with diverse individuals and groups. 
  • You are flexible, adaptable and can work through ambiguity and change/transitions.
  • You have experience and comfort with prioritizing  competing priorities.
  • You care about the details. You enjoy being the person who manages the particulars.
  • You don’t mind when the plan changes, especially if the plan changes for the better.
  • You anticipate the needs of those around you and decide how you can best support them.
  • Your colleagues enjoy working with you because you’re organized yet flexible.
  • You are trustworthy and are comfortable working with confidential information.
  • You are an early adopter of new tech. You know that technologies like Google docs help you to do your work.

What You’ll Do

  • Provide administrative support to the Office for Institutional Diversity and OID staff members
  • Greet visitors, responding to phone, email, and in-person inquiries
  • Be part of a team that creates a welcoming and embracing environment at the OID 
  • Manage OID office and student spaces, including facilities, mail, and supply coordination
  • Assist in coordinating events, programs, and activities hosted by the OID, including arranging contracts, room reservations, audio/visual services, food service, advertising/promotion, RSVPs
  • Support OID communication efforts, including creating and distributing print and digital materials, constructing and distributing the OID newsletter, and maintaining the OID website
  • Identify, create, and share information, reports, databases, and resources, focused on establishing an inclusive environment, for the Reed community with a particular focus on student success
  • Supervise, recruit, hire and train OID student workers
  • Manage and reconcile department budget and purchases, prepare monthly expense reports, process expense requests, disbursements, invoices, etc.
  • Perform other duties as assigned in order to support the OID.

Application Instructions

Click below to apply. You will be directed to Interfolio to create a free account and begin your application. A resume and cover letter are required. You can submit these documents in any format, but pdf works best. As you apply online, you will be asked to provide an answer to the following:  

  • If you were selected for this position, how would you use your skills and experience to contribute to equity, inclusion and community growth at Reed?

Applications will be considered as they are submitted so you are encouraged to apply early. Applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. 

Reed College replies to every candidate. We will confirm that your application is received, and if you are not selected, we will let you know as soon as possible.

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Reed College is committed to building a culturally inclusive community and a work environment that respects and inspires every person. Your unique skills, work history, cultural contributions, and lived experiences are essential to building this community. Members of historically marginalized groups including women, BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color), those with disabilities, members of the LGBTQ+ community, those who have served in the military, and members of other underrepresented communities are invited to apply.