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Genesee Country Museum Diversity Outreach Coordinator in Mumford, New York

Position: Diversity Outreach Coordinator

Reports to: Sr. Director of Programs; works daily with Education Department colleagues

Status: One-year, full-time, grant-funded position with possible extension beyond that based on outcomes

Position overview: The Diversity Outreach Coordinator will develop education partnerships within the City of Rochester and expand and improve the Museum’s engagement with historically underrepresented youth audiences in field trip experiences, in-school programs, and day camps. This position will focus on improving the effectiveness of the Museum’s service to students and teachers, expanding partnerships in the Rochester education community, and helping to provide more culturally and racially representative programming. This role is imperative as the Museum strives to affect long-term positive change, particularly as Rochester City and Public Charter schools and the greater community confront the impact of the pandemic on student well-being and success.


Identify, build, and strengthen relationships with education and community-based organizations to improve access to and inclusion in Museum educational programming for Rochester public school students. (40%)

  • Track teacher and student Museum program participation to identify successes and opportunities

  • Create relationships with key experts and decision-makers in schools as well as champions of student success and well-being within after-school programs, government entities, and community groups whose constituencies may be served by Museum programs

  • Regularly help promote all Museum education and camp programs to Rochester City and Public Charter school teachers/administrators, families, and partnering organizations

Help build the capacity of the Museum to successfully engage in community and education partnerships that support diversity and inclusion. (20%)

  • Work with fellow Museum educators and other staff content experts to refine current and develop future programs to better serve our audiences by including more underrepresented histories

  • Advise the Sr. Director of Programs on engagement strategies

  • Identify opportunities for Museum colleagues including the Programming Team and the Associate Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion to engage with and support community partner organizations

  • Serve on the staff DEAI working group, and contribute to relevant ad hoc sub-committees

Support the organization and expansion of the GCV&M camp scholarship program (20%)

  • Collect data and report on camp scholarship participation

  • Revise scholarship promotional information and maintain interest form including creating and documenting a process to track scholarship strategic partners, nominators, and nominees

  • Help convert scholarship nominees and assist in the enrollment and onboarding of students for spring break camp and summer camp by following up with nominators and helping families overcome barriers

Provide support for student programs and on-site field trips (20%)

  • Assist education staff with setting up for programs and greeting, orienting, and guiding student groups

  • Provide direct support for inclusion and belonging in all camp and field trip programs, including serving as a camp teacher/ teaching assistant and field trip content specialist as needed


  • Engage with others in a collaborative and inclusive manner, supporting diversity, accessibility, and equity with Museum audiences, colleagues, and partners.

  • Regularly show support of GCV&M values of Authenticity, Collaboration, Exploration, Inclusivity, Stewardship, and Responsibility in all actions and communications.

  • Represent self and the Museum courteously, accurately, and professionally.

  • Comply with all GCV&M staff expectations included in the Staff Handbook and Safety Manual.

Qualifications and knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field of study or at least three years of related experience required; Master’s degree, post baccalaureate coursework, or certificate program in related field of study a plus

  • Demonstrated experience with community engagement; multi-organization collaborative projects, or innovative curriculum development preferred

  • Experience managing multiple priorities and work plans with varying timetables

  • Comfortable engaging and working collaboratively with peers, children, and adults - particularly in developing new relationships

  • Ability to work efficiently in an organized manner with minimal supervision, ability to set and meet deadlines and keen attention to accuracy and detail

  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills and demonstrated ability to give presentations to diverse groups of people of all ages both in-person and online

  • Adept at using a computer to create, edit, and present multi-modal virtual programs online using tools like Zoom, Google Meets, or Microsoft Teams

  • Expertise in Microsoft Office suite of programs, facility with video creation and editing and/or interest and ability to learn new computer program applications

  • Valid driver’s license with no restrictions; reliable personal transportation

  • Occasional evenings and weekends required

Physical Environment and Expectations:

  • Work is performed in both an office setting as well as outdoors, with frequent meetings and events off-site at other locations; primarily weekdays with some weekends, holidays, and evenings possible

  • Walking up to one mile, standing for up to 30 minutes

  • Ability to drive Museum vehicles as required

  • Climbing stairs necessary to access office on Nature Center second floor when on-site

  • Occasional lifting of supplies and materials less than 30 pounds