• Full Time
  • Milwaukee
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Website Marquette University

Position Overview

Be The Difference Begins with Great People.

Are you looking for a new opportunity where you can make the difference in the lives of students and faculty? We’re always looking for highly talented individuals to join our team – people who think big, care deeply, and believe in being the difference in their work and community.

We prioritize student success, access to education, and service in our work to educate well-rounded servant leaders who transform their fields, our society and the world. Our Catholic, Jesuit approach emphasizes student engagement with the world around them and formation of the heart and mind.

We believe in our mission: The search for truth, the discovery and sharing of knowledge, the fostering of personal and professional excellence, the promotion of a life of faith, and the development of leadership expressed in service to others. These core values guide our relationships with our students, each other, and our community.

Marquette University offers a rich and competitive Total Rewards package including medical, dental, vision, 403(b) with up to 8% company match, 5 weeks of time off, and tuition benefits for employees, spouses, and dependents with no payback requirement!

This role leads diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives and engagement opportunities to promote an inclusive and equitable graduate student experience at Marquette University.

This is your next opportunity to join an organization that invests in their employees’ career journey by diversifying their skills, deepening their expert knowledge, encouraging a healthy work-life balance, focusing on personal wellbeing, providing leadership training, and sustaining a culture of respect and inclusion.


Duties and Responsibilities
1. Help develop and implement Graduate School strategic plan for diversity, equity, and inclusion.

2. Establish and maintain programming to create a more diverse and inclusive culture surrounding graduate education from student recruitment through graduation.

3. Coordinate diversity-related fellowships and awards and assist in processing merit-based financial aid.

4. Coordinate with the Office of Inclusion and Belonging (OIB) to support university diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) initiatives particularly pertaining to graduate and professional students.

5. Work with admission staff, marketing staff and partners to develop and support diverse prospective graduate student recruitment pipelines.

6. Identify onboarding support and programming attentive to graduate students from underrepresented and diverse backgrounds. This may include coordination with the admission team, academic programs, and appropriate career service centers.

7. Manage relationships with McNair Scholars programs, at MU and elsewhere, and coordinate university visits.

8. Develop curriculum and administer implicit bias training and other diversity training initiatives in the Graduate School.

9. Review outward-facing Graduate School assets with an eye to attract diverse audiences.

10. Review processes within the Graduate School and with program directors to reduce bias in admission decisions.

11. Develop and support graduate student organizations reflecting an inclusion framework.

12. Aid in event planning and coordination (e.g., Graduate Student Week, Graduate Student Organization (GSO) activities, recruitment events).

13. Develop training materials and resources for inclusive faculty mentoring.

14. Bridge gap between undergraduate and graduate students to create community of diverse scholars.

15. Collaborate with the MU Alumni Association and Affinity based chapters.

16. Represent the Graduate School on diversity and equity related committees such as the HSI Task Force, Graduate Student Success Committee, etc.

17. This role will collect data, synthesize information, write reports, and provide presentations to a range of stakeholders to highlight advances.

18. Execute DEI-related items actions in the Graduate School Strategic Plan.


Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Master’s degree

A minimum of 2 years in higher education, one of which may include a graduate assistantship, preferably with a keen understanding of, and experience with, diverse populations

Deep knowledge of critical issues of diversity and inclusion

Demonstrated skills working with diverse populations

Demonstrated ability to develop, plan, execute, and review training and programming

Ability to:

  • Build consensus, cultivate collaborative teams and integrate multiple initiatives,
  • Facilitate dialogue on sensitive topics/difficult issues in a complex and diverse environment,
  • Develop, implement, administer, and evaluate high impact practices that foster programmatic success

Ability to work well with students, faculty, and staff

Demonstrated decision making skills

Proficiency with Microsoft suite

Experience with community engagement

Dedication to serving others

Knowledge of and willingness to support Marquette’s Catholic, Jesuit mission


Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Bilingual English Spanish

Experience working with diverse graduate students

Experience directly supporting LGBTQ+ graduate and undergraduate students