Program Administrative Specialist - Office of Diversity & Inclusion

Salisbury University   Salisbury, MD   Full-time     Administration / Clerical
Posted on July 26, 2022
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Program Administrative Specialist – Office of Diversity & Inclusion

Salisbury University, a member of the University System of Maryland, is a regionally accredited four-year comprehensive institution offering 60 distinct graduate and undergraduate programs. Located on the historic Eastern Shore, SU's beautiful campus is some 30 miles from the Atlantic beaches and 2.5 hours from Baltimore and Washington, D.C.

Salisbury University is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Program Administrative Specialist in the Office of Diversity & Inclusion.

Primary Job Duties:  Under limited supervision, this position exists to administer programming and coordinate events and staffing for the Powerful Connections Program. The Powerful Connections program orients students of diverse backgrounds to Salisbury University by making connections to upper level students through peer mentoring, providing an understanding of academic expectations and social responsibility, and providing a familiarity with the Salisbury University campus. The position will support success and growth of the program and recommend and implement changes for program efficiency and improvement.  It will work on existing programming outside of Powerful Connections as well as help develop new programming for ODI.  In addition, the position will provide administrative support for the Office of Diversity and Inclusion as needed. This position may require some evening and weekend hours as needed for ODI events.

Minimum Qualifications:  Bachelor's degree and at least 4 years of administrative experience.  Additional related experience and formal education in which one has gained the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for full performance of the work of the job class may be substituted for the education or experience requirement on a year-for-year basis with 30 college credits being equivalent to one year of experience.

Ability to take initiative and have attention to detail, ability to do independent research. Extensive skill in various computer software packages including MS Office with the ability to effectively create presentations, surveys, and reports. Must be flexible, professional and able to work independently and as part of a team.  Must demonstrate excellent attention to detail, have good organizational skills and the ability to work in a fast-paced office. Ability to prepare and track budgets. Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions. Ability to handle confidential and sensitive matters with tact and discretion. Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing and develop and build relationships with a diverse group of campus colleagues and students. Working knowledge of mentoring programs and diversity, equity and inclusion.

This is a full-time, non-exempt, State position with a full benefits package. Starting hourly rate is $22.99, which is approximately $47,951.00 annually. After successful completion of a 6-month probationary period, there is a 2.5% pay increase for new hires or internal promotions.     

Applications will be accepted via Salisbury University’s Online Employment Application System. Please visit our website to apply online. See the FAQs of the Online Employment Application System for more information and instructions.

To be considered an applicant, you must apply online and submit all of the following: a cover letter and resume. All documents that you wish to provide must be attached to your application in the Online Employment Application System. Please do not send any documents via E-mail. Three professional references will be requested and required before the final stages of the search. Candidates will be notified prior to references being contacted. 

Applications received by August 7, 2022 will be given first consideration. The position will remain open until filled.  

Diversity and inclusion are core values of Salisbury University. We strive to create a truly diverse and inclusive environment where the richness of ideas, backgrounds, and perspectives of our community is harnessed to create value for our University community to include students, faculty, and staff, today and in the future. To this end, the University recruits exceptional and diverse faculty, staff, and students from across Maryland, the United States, and around the world, supporting all members of the University community as they work together to achieve institutional goals and vision. To learn more about the University’s commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive campus, please visit

Salisbury University (SU) has a strong institutional commitment to diversity and equal employment opportunities to all qualified people. To that end, the University prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, gender, marital status, pregnancy, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status or other legally protected characteristics. Direct all inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policy to: Humberto Aristizabal, Associate Vice President, Institutional Equity, Title IX Coordinator, 100 Holloway