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Senior Program Specialist, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI)




Title: Senior Program Specialist, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI)
Position Type: Full-Time
Location: Washington, DC

What we do and offer our team

AGU is a global community of 130,000 Earth and space scientists, advocates and experts. As the Senior Program Specialist, DEI, you will support a dynamic association that publishes peer-reviewed journals and scientific books and convenes the largest Earth and space science meeting in the world. Through our initiatives, such as mentoring, professional development and awards, AGU upholds and fosters an inclusive and diverse scientific community.

AGU offers our employees great benefits, including flexible work schedules, retirement savings options, as well as health, dental, life and disability insurance. AGU also provides exciting opportunities for professional development and tuition support.

AGU???s Workplace Values

We believe in accountability and ownership of work, by taking responsibility for decisions and results. We believe in member and customer service, and that they come first through providing high quality service.

We believe in excellence and giving it our all, through striving to be outstanding. We believe in integrity by doing the right thing, we achieve this by being honest and fair.

Our teams believe that with teamwork together we achieve more, we achieve this through collaboration. We believe in respect, that you earn it and give it, by open communication and collaboration.

What the Senior Program Specialist, DEI does

The Senior Program Specialist, DEI position is supported in part by a grant from the LANDInG Post-doc program funded by the National Science Foundation. The LANDInG Post-doc program promotes development of new DEI Leaders in the geosciences and establishes a broad DEI Community of Practice.
The Senior Program Specialist provides day to day program support to AGU’s DEI team, and serves as a primary contact for LANDInG Community of Practice member engagement and program resource management.
This is a 4-year full-time opportunity; subject to change due to conditional program funding.

* Promotes, manages, monitors and moderates engagement with AGU members and participants across the entire LANDInG CoP platform.
* Identifies and manages LANDInG CoP Ambassadors.
* Assists in the LANDInG CoP network analysis.
* Provides oversight for the online LANDInG Community of Practice (CoP).
* Updates websites and manages online application program as needed to ensure relevancy and accuracy.
* Serves as the primary contact and logistician for LANDInG Academy scholars.
* Provides back-up support to other AGU DEI programming needs as required - such as, but not limited to, assistance with AGU D&I Advisory Committee liaison activities, and with AGU Ethics and Equity Center website support.
* Supports Fall Meeting planning and preparation related to DEI initiatives.
* Other duties as assigned.
What the Senior Program Specialist, DEI brings to the team

* Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 3 years of experience in a project management position or related environment, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
* Experience with an association management system (i.e. netForum), a conference management software (i.e. Zoom), and a content management system (i.e. WordPress, SharePoint, Decision Point, etc.) preferred.
* Excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to communicate easily and effectively with staff and external audiences.
* Understanding of DEI issues, terminology, and best practices across STEM strongly preferred.
* Familiarity with technical systems and processes, including Microsoft TEAMS, Concur, etc.
* Familiarity with Higher Logic software platform a plus.
* Advanced knowledge and comfort with virtual workspaces and file-hosting services (e.g., Google Workspace, Dropbox).
* Demonstrated customer service skills.
* Strong project management skills, previous experience in program coordination is a plus.
* Strong organizational skills and analytical skills.
* Strong computer skills to include word processing and spreadsheet software.
* Ability to follow through on commitments and accept ownership of responsibilities and with utmost professionalism.
* Ability to be flexible in handling a wide variety of projects and assignments with changing priorities and deadlines.
* Must be able to perform responsibilities with composure under the stress of deadlines / requirements for accuracy and quality and / or fast pace.
* Ability to interpret, analyze, organize, and apply program policies.
* Must be capable of exercising highest level of discretion on both internal and external confidential matters and conducting himself / herself with sensitivity to both political and personnel issues.

To Apply:

For consideration, please submit your cover letter and resume to

The successful candidate for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

AGU proudly offers a casual work environment, excellent compensation, generous work-life opportunities, and an outstanding benefits package.

AGU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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