Careers & Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in ensuring that Syracuse University is a place that is welcome and inclusive to all.  Please find our current career opportunities below:

Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI) Administrative Fellowship

The ODI Administrative Fellowship promotes leadership and professional development of current Syracuse University employees who are mid-level staff. ODI Administrative Fellows engage in a two-year program or research project to advance the priorities outlined in the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DEIA) Strategic Plan. With support and guidance from senior leaders, ODI Administrative Fellows develop, implement, and measure impact of an innovative program or project in one of the following areas:

  • Inclusion & belonging
  • DEIA learning & development
  • DEIA research & assessment
  • Disability access
  • Strategic communications

ODI Administrative Fellows are expected to collaborate with students, campus leaders, and key stakeholders as appropriate to execute their program or project. At the conclusion of their term, ODI Administrative Fellows will present their projects to the campus community.

ODI Administrative Fellows receive:

  • Formal designation as an ODI Administrative Fellow
  • Professional development funds up to $1,500 each year to attend the National Conference on Race and Ethnicity (NCORE) or other professional development opportunities focused on DEIA
  • Program funds up to $5,000 each year for approved projects and initiatives
  • A stipend of $10,000 each year
  • Mentorship from the Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion and other senior leaders
  • Opportunities to participate in ODI retreats, meetings, and professional development
  • Opportunities to participate in DEIA committees and working groups
  • Opportunities to participate in community engagement events


The minimum requirements to be considered for an ODI Administrative Fellowship are:

  • Demonstrated commitment to advancing diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility
  • Currently employed at Syracuse University in a full-time, benefits eligible role
  • Have a minimum of five years of professional work experience
  • Have completed a minimum of two years of administrative experience in the current position at the start of the fellowship
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Be in good HR standing
  • Be able to commit 96 hours for active participation in the program (i.e., two hours/week)

We strongly encourage applications from individuals who are under-represented across race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other legally protected status.

For full consideration, applicants will submit:

  • Current resume
  • Statement of Purpose in a format of your preference, such as a narrative (maximum 500 words), video recording (two-three minutes, e.g., using Kaltura), an audio recording (two-three minutes), or another format that otherwise addresses the following four (4) points:
    • How have you demonstrated commitment to advancing diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility?
    • Why do you want to join the ODI Administrative Fellowship Program at this point in your career?
    • What specific skills, experiences, and talents do you bring to this Fellowship?
    • What do you hope to gain from this Fellowship?
  • Program/Project Rationale in a format of your preference, such as a narrative (maximum 1,250 – 1,750 words), video recording (six-eight minutes, e.g., using Kaltura), an audio recording (six-eight minutes), or another format that otherwise addresses the following six (6) points:
    • Description of your proposed program or research project
    • Specific focus (i.e., inclusion & belonging, DEIA learning & development, DEIA research & assessment, disability access, strategic communications)
    • Intended outcomes
    • Potential resources needed
    • Potential collaborators
    • Timeline of project/program development, implementation, and evaluation
  • Signed, confidential letter of recommendation/support on letterhead from your direct supervisor

Submit all materials to with the subject line “Administrative Fellowship Application – [lastname, firstname]”. The deadline for applications is March 31, 2023.