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The purpose for the Student Experience Specialist position is to deploy the College of Engineering’s (CoE) Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) strategy and implementation plan for the CoE and its business units/academic departments, ensuring a strategic, core and common approach to the development of CoE students, and fostering a sense of belonging and community among them.
The Student Experience Specialist is a new role in the Office of Inclusive Excellence (OIE), CoE at the University of Washington (UW). As part of the OIE team, the Student Experience Specialist will apply the DEI lens and is seen as a prominent thought leader and enterprise subject matter expert. This role reports to the Associate Dean for DEI (AD for DEI) and has a close relationship with leadership teams across the CoE, provides DEI support and guidance to find solutions that shape and drive cultural change across the entire ecosystem, and influences the buy-in and adoption of those solutions with regard to student experience. They influence and consult leadership within various student services and departments on best practices and emerging trends and provide consultation on highly complex or sensitive inquiries regarding diversity and inclusion needs or issues impacting students. Through the Office of Inclusive Excellence, they work across leadership teams and units within the College, leading dialogues about diversity needs, priorities, and opportunities to drive clarity and ensure strong partnerships and the adoption of recommendations for student success. Their strong network and partnerships across the CoE and the University are critical to ensuring a common understanding of DEI initiatives. They also collaborate with leadership teams to determine needs for readiness and efficiency and extract insights to inform DEI strategy design. As needed, they resolve critical diversity issues concerning student experience.