Graduate Diversity & Retention GE

Contact Information
Tori Byington, Ph.D.
1219 University of Oregon
Monday, April 24, 2017 - 12:00pm
Open Until Filled: 
Open until filled, review begins on: 
Monday, April 24, 2017 - 12:00pm
Graduate School
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The Graduate School is seeking an innovative and creative graduate student to work in support of the Graduate School’s mission to foster excellence, innovation and inclusive communities in graduate education. Specifically, the Graduate Diversity & Retention GE will work closely with Professional Development and Career Planning Manager and Deans to assist with programs and outreach related to graduate student recruitment and retention.

·         Research and report on national graduate school recruitment, retention, and diversity efforts;

·         Assist in the development, implementation, tracking and assessment of retention initiatives;

·         Assist in the development, implementation, tracking and assessment of professional development trainings and workshops;

·         Assist in the development, implementation and assessment of the Graduate School’s Promising Scholars (PSA) cohort initiative;

o   PSA info sessions for faculty/staff

o   Opening Reception for incoming PSA recipients and past (current student) recipients

o   Assess  PSA support programs and trainings

o   Quarterly development events open to PSA recipients exclusively

o   Exploring professional development/funding opportunities for PSA recipients

·         Identify department and campus-wide diversity-centric efforts and best practices to promote the value of having a diverse graduate student population;

·         Support Graduate School relationships/partnerships with International Affairs, Enrollment Management, Division of Equity and Inclusion, Student Life, graduate programs, and outside institutions/organizations as they relate to issues of equity, inclusion, and diversity;

·         Support all diversity and retention efforts through the completion of other duties as assigned.

Graduate students pursuing any master’s or doctoral degree may apply.

Preferred Qualifications: 

Preference will be given to graduate students whose application materials exhibit the following qualifications and experience:

  • Direct experience with survey development, event planning, recruitment, quantitative analysis, and/or writing, copy-editing, and digital content development;

  • Strong interpersonal, time-management, and organizational skills;

  • Excellent communication skills with regard to writing, editing, research, and presentation;

  • Experience working with student organizations, student services, or diverse student populations;
  • Experience researching, summarizing, and simplifying complex information and communicating it to different audiences;
  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate outreach efforts and events within the university and to communicate with outside partners/community members; and
  • Ability to work well in diverse team and group settings, and manage multiple projects.
Application Procedure: 

Please submit the following electronically as one single PDF to, with materials included in the order listed below.  Please use the subject line: “Diversity and Retention GE”

1.       A letter explaining your interest in this position and addressing the preferred criteria cited above.

2.       Your CV or resume.

3.       An example of your writing.

4.       The names and contact information (email addresses and telephone numbers) of three references who can attest to your ability to perform the duties outlined above.


Our General Duties and Responsibilities Statement (GDRS), which includes our general appointment/reappointment process and criteria, is available online.

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