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Staff Associate for Inclusive Excellence
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York

Date Posted Dec. 30, 2022
Title Staff Associate for Inclusive Excellence
University University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
Buffalo, NY, United States
Department Inclusive Excellence
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Student Services
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Position Summary

The University at Buffalo (UB) department of Inclusive Excellence seeks to hire a Staff Associate for Inclusive Excellence. The Staff Associate works with a diverse constituency including students, faculty, staff, student groups and alumni to promote inclusive excellence at the university and assists with implementing UB’s Strategic Diversity and Inclusion Plan. This position reports to the Vice Provost for Inclusive Excellence.

Key duties and responsibilities include:
    • Project management and research pertaining to inclusive excellence topics such as: legislation, access, equity and inclusion in higher education and emerging issues and best practices. Develop related research proposals. Assess and evaluate progress towards inclusive excellence goals.
    • Recommend and assist with the implementation of inclusive excellence related policies and practices.
    • Design, implement, promote and lead highly sensitive inclusive excellence programs, workshops and events on a wide range of inclusive excellence topics such as search committee training, cultural competency, and implicit bias.
    • Manage budgets related to programming and other events managed by the Office of Inclusive Excellence.
    • Generate annual Inclusive Excellence reports, training materials and newsletters.
    • Represent the Vice Provost for Inclusive Excellence at meetings and events.
    • Administrative coordination of the Unit Diversity Officer Network and ad hoc committees.
    • Supervise Graduate Assistants.


We invite individuals to apply whose perspectives and experiences will enrich and strengthen our organization. The Office of Inclusive Excellence serves a diverse constituency of patrons, and our employees, services and policies strive to honor and reflect this diversity. We encourage candidates who thrive in a welcoming multicultural environment to apply.

Outstanding Benefits Package
Working at UB comes with benefits that exceed salary alone. There are personal rewards including comprehensive health and retirement plan options. We also focus on creating and sustaining a healthy mix of work, personal and academic pursuits – all in an effort to support your work-life effectiveness. Visit our benefits website to learn about our benefit packages.

About the Department
The Office of the Vice Provost for Inclusive Excellence promotes excellence in all aspects of UB’s operations by facilitating processes that remove barriers to access and advancement on the basis of race, gender identity, sex, sexual orientation, religion, disability, or veteran status for students, faculty and staff. Excellence embracing and exhibiting the highest level of quality in research, teaching and service can only be achieved when diverse perspectives are engaged.

The Inclusive Excellence department is responsible for coordinating and monitoring UB’s efforts to institutionalize the culture of equity and inclusion university-wide, which is critical for providing the learning and working environment necessary for achieving excellence in today’s highly globalized and rapidly changing world. We collaborate with academic and administrative offices to create strategies that empower members of the campus community – whether faculty, students or staff – to achieve their full potential, unburdened by barriers to advancement based on stereotypes and bias. We promote equity, inclusion and diversity and integrate inclusive excellence in all aspects of university operations. Additionally, we foster community relationships and engagement to further develop relationships with prospective students, alumni, donors and other friends of the university.

About The University at Buffalo
The University at Buffalo (UB) #ubuffalo is one of America’s leading public research universities and a flagship of the State University of New York system, recognized for our excellence and our impact. UB is a premier, research-intensive public university dedicated to academic excellence. Our research, creative activity and people positively impact the world. Like the city we call home, UB is distinguished by a culture of resilient optimism, resourceful thinking and pragmatic dreaming that enables us to reach others every day. Visit our website to learn more about the University at Buffalo.

University at Buffalo is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and, in keeping with our commitment, welcomes all to apply including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master’s degree with a minimum of one (1) year of experience working in the area of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI).
  • Excellent oral, written, public speaking and interpersonal skills with ability to communicate clearly and respectfully with diverse populations.
  • Computer experience in MS Office (Word, Excel, Access, Outlook).

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