Job Description

Grand Canyon University's Diversity and Inclusion department is seeking a Programs Specialist to partner with various student facing departments to foster a diverse and inclusive culture/community by building awareness and promoting cultural understanding. This position will also assist the department in developing a comprehensive calendar of events and programs to promote a diverse intellectual and social environment for all students, with special attention to underrepresented and historically marginalized students/communities. 


  • Execute GCU’s student office program collaboratively with stakeholders across the landscape of the university. 

  • Partner with various campus constituencies to develop practices which support the success of a culturally diverse student body. 

  • Support and manage the activities of parent, student and faculty/staff groups whose purposes and goals are related to diversity issues. 

  • Create schedules for DiversiTEA  Create Newscasts, Newsletters and Podcasts 

  • Monitor activities and meetings for Infinity Groups 

  • Effectively manage budgetary and resource allocations.

  • Prepare reports and presentations, including metrics and accomplishments, as well as future activities and strategies.

  • Provide metrics that show the results of diversity actions. 

  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s Degree required; Master’s Degree preferred.

  • Must be able to pass pre-employment background investigation.

  • Professional work experience directly relating to implementation of programs which foster understanding of equity, inclusion, diversity, and/or equal opportunity and in developing constructive working relationships with people from different cultural backgrounds, including those associated with race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, socioeconomic status, age, gender, disability, and/or other aspects of human diversity.

  • Provide a positive example to students by supporting the University’s Doctrinal Statement, Ethical Position Statement and Mission of Grand Canyon University.


GCU's Christian worldview has shaped the university's mission and growth for more than 65 years. As a Christ-centered higher education institution, GCU integrates faith, learning and work to connect the GCU community with distinct Christian principles and strong central values. The University values diversity among its students, faculty and staff, and invites applications from all qualified individuals, including minorities, females, individuals with disabilities and veterans. At GCU, working professionals may find their purpose in ways marked by compassion, service, integrity and concern for the common good.

Employment is contingent upon the satisfactory outcome (as determined by the university) of pre-employment screening activities, including a background check.

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All staff and faculty candidates will be asked to review GCU’s staff or faculty expectations as part of the application process.

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Posted 9 Days Ago

Full time


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