Assistant Director of Diversity, Inclusion, and Community Engagement (Laney Graduate School)

Job Number
Job Type
Regular Full-Time
Graduate School
GRS: Diversity & Inclusion
This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues:
Not Applicable
Job Category
Business Operations
Campus Location (For Posting) : City
Location : Name
Emory Campus-Clifton Corridor

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  • Reporting to the Associate Dean of Diversity, Inclusion and Community Engagement, the Assistant Director in the Office of LGS-EDGE (Laney Graduate School -- Emory Diversifying Graduate Education) plays a key role in the development, implementation, and administration of diversity and inclusion programs for LGS students.
  • Provides comprehensive support in the implementation and growth of signature EDGE programming and events including LGS-SOAR, Learning about Laney, EDGE Workshops, and the Peer to Peer Mentor Program.
  • Supports the LGS diversity recruitment strategic goals.
    • Communication, Outreach & Recruitment 
      • Directs program/project marketing and branding efforts. 
      • Writes and edits recruitment and communication materials and reports for EDGE. 
      • Incorporates social media and networking into programs/projects as appropriate. 
      • Engages in outreach/field relations serving several goals, including recruitment, participation, sponsorship, and relationship building to support continued program/project development and improvement. Evaluation 
      • Coordinates and directs LGS-EDGE needs and requests for data from LGS Admissions & Academic Operations for analysis and evaluation of doctoral and masters program diversity data inputs and outcomes, and manages data for LGS Diversity Report. 
      • Observes program sessions and interacts with participants to gain student and faculty insights and advance and strengthen knowledge and action for diversity and inclusion outcomes.
    • Events 
      • Collaborates with faculty on designing and delivering recruitment presentations for prospective students and student enrichment programs such as McNair Scholars, Mellon Mays, UNCF, and other events as assigned. 
      • Coordinates programming, workshops, and meetings, including speakers and agendas for events that are both social and educational for graduate students, faculty, and alumni. 
      • Responsible for, in partnership with the EDGE Program Coordinator, ensuring event details including communication, venues, presenters, travel arrangements, materials, refreshments, and technology are arranged and completed in an appropriate and timely manner. Program Development 
      • Provides leadership for planning, scheduling, delivering, and maintaining LGS-EDGE programs/projects to sustain quality instruction and the implementation and teaching of best practices for graduate education. 
      • Implements retention equity-based strategies for graduate students from historically underrepresented groups in graduate education sensitive to race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, and other diverse identities; develops programming and secures guest lecturers for workshops. 
      • Serves on the selection committee for Bouchet Graduate Honor Society and manages application processes and selection of scholars. 
      • Project management of annual Learning about Laney (LAL), three-day campus visit; organizes panels, poster sessions, and lab tours; manages LAL graduate student liaisons; advises prospective students as needed. 
    • Manages the LGS
      • SOAR leadership team of graduate student fellows, leads LGS-SOAR application review and faculty mentor matching process; develops evaluations and updates course materials in MS Teams; coordinates with the Office of Undergraduate Education for the Annual Summer Research Forum, social events, panels, and workshops; works with campus partners on student onboarding, and advises students as needed.
    • Supervision 
      • May manage/supervise EDGE Fellows, Ambassadors, and staff as required.
      • Performs other duties as assigned


  • A bachelor's degree and five years of program/project administration or other relevant experience in the higher education setting, OR an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
  • A master's degree is preferred. Prefer experience working in the justice, equity, diversity and inclusion space in higher education.

NOTE: Position tasks are generally required to be performed in-person at an Emory University location.  Remote work from home day options may be granted at department discretion. Emory reserves the right to change remote work status with notice to employee.

Emory Supports a Diverse and Inclusive Culture

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