Program Specialist
School & Youth Programming


The Program Specialist will serve as a representative of The Diversity Center, enhancing its presence and reputation as a primary community resource in the area of diversity and inclusion.  This position will focus on development, design, implementation, and delivery of ALL programs, including students, educators, youth serving professionals, workplace initiatives, healthcare disparities and interfaith initiatives.  This includes the necessary outreach to expand these initiatives throughout a nine-county area while maintaining current relationships and building new partnerships. 



  • Curriculum research, design and development –Primary Role: Middle School/High School Diversity Programming
  • Organize logistics for conferences, retreats and special events
  • Facilitation of ALL Diversity Center programs – Primary Program: YouLEAD Program
  • School & Youth Organization Outreach
  • Building Middle and High School Partnerships
  • Promoting & Facilitating the YouLEAD Program
  • Participate in community events, committees and roundtables
  • Provide ongoing support and resources to program participants
  • Develop marketing collateral for designated programs, events and retreats
  • Managing program and event budgets while also providing project data to support fundraising efforts



Bachelor’s degree and at least three (3) years facilitation and curriculum design experience; graduate degree may be substituted for up to two years of experience

  • Solid knowledge of social justice education theories and pedagogies
  • Strong relationship building skills and ability to work as a team in a small work setting
  • Knowledge of educational systems and corporate workplace structures
  • Excellent interpersonal skills—ability to work successfully with individuals of all backgrounds
  • Passion for working with traditionally marginalized groups (people of color, women, youth, etc.)
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Optimistic personality with the willingness to share ideas and receive constructive feedback in a positive manner
  • Must have car, valid license and current insurance coverage



  • Self-starter with an ability to conceive, develop, and complete tasks with minimal supervision
  • Results driven, tenacious and aggressive towards consistently exceeding expectations
  • Ability to function independently while being a team player across multiple departments
  • Ability to prioritize, organize & multitask many different elements of the job at once
  • Strong sense of thinking outside of the box in dealing with difficult situations
  • Flexibility to work some evenings/weekends including moderate travel
  • Related degrees/fields of study could include:  psychology, sociology, education, diversity/multicultural studies, etc.; fluency in Spanish a plus.


Excellent benefits package including medical, dental, vision and retirement plan. Salary commensurate with experience. 

Please send resume, bio and include a detailed cover letter mentioning salary expectations by Friday, September 9, 2016 to jking@diversitycenterneo.org.  


The Diversity Center of Northeast Ohio is an Equal Opportunity Employer



Diversity & Inclusion Fellowship Development/Marketing

The Diversity Center is seeking a self-motivated person committed to improving social justice in your community, in Northeast Ohio, and beyond.  Applicant must be able to commit at least 10 hours per week, be eager to learn, understand the importance of details, be perceptive while conducting research, have excellent writing skills, and have a good understanding of current social media sites.



  • research local leaders
  • research available / applicable grants
  • compile and edit lists
  • draft development / marketing blasts
  • organize and update social media, website, e-newsletters
  • assist with large event logistics



The Diversity Center offers:

  • A $500 stipend for your work (up to 120 hours)
  • Free parking
  • Experience gained in development, marketing, and programming

Contact Lorraine Pennick lpennick@diversitycenterneo.org for additional information or to apply. No phone calls please.






The Diversity Center of Northeast Ohio is an Equal Opportunity Employer



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