Program Coordinator, Center for Multicultural Affairs (Diversity & Community Involvement)

General Summary:

Responsible for the coordination and assessment of programs and support services developed for students through the Center for Multicultural Affairs. Assist with fostering a welcoming and supportive community for students from all cultural backgrounds. Provide support and referrals for university initiatives designed to increase retention and improve degree completion. Provide general administrative support for the department of Diversity and Community Involvement.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

Plan, implement, market and evaluate programs that educate the campus about race, ethnicity and multiculturalism from an intersectional lens and promote access and equity in higher education (cultural heritage programs, multicultural and interfaith initiatives).

Coordinate initiatives that engage and increase retention and degree completion for first-generation students and students of color (e.g. L.I.V.E. Welcome Celebration, the BrotherHOOD/SisterHOOD Initiatives, multicultural orientation/reception and graduation ceremonies, leadership development, etc.).

Serve on the Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Planning Committee as Coordinator for the MLK President's Luncheon (e.g. budget management, menu, essay contest, writing the script, legislative seating, identifying and training student emcees, etc.).

Assist in the planning and implementation of collaborative cross-campus initiatives relating to race, ethnicity and multiculturalism from an intersectional lens.

Identify programs that meet Learning Beyond the Classroom learning objectives and requirements and track student participation in these programs.

Assist with development and implementation of departmental social justice education programs, conducting workshops that focus on awareness of cultural differences and commonalities, privilege, race, ethnicity and their intersections across multiple identities.

Serve as a campus resource for multicultural education and training for faculty, administrative offices, academic support programs and student organizations.

Serve as Liaison for recognized student organizations that serve students from diverse cultural and religious backgrounds.

Assist with development of collaborative programming and advise students interested in starting new cultural organizations.

Serve as an advisor to student organizations in the absence of a Faculty Advisor.

Collaborate with Campus Life to provide specialized leadership development opportunities for students of color.

Recruit, train, develop and supervise CMA student staff and assist with training other DCI student staff.

Provide feedback to supervisors on operational and administrative matters including research of best practices and making recommendations for program changes and improvements.

Coordinate evaluations for the Center for Multicultural Affairs, including programs and student performance.

Administer programs within assigned fiscal resources and manage appropriate collection and deposit of cash funds for ticketed events.

Operate within and enforce relevant departmental and university policies and procedures.

Coordinate and supervise all logistical, theatrical, technical and event management operations.

Negotiate and execute contracts and ensure university compliance with all legal agreements.

Work with DCI staff to create opportunities for student learning and development and to identify relevant student learning and developmental outcomes for all programs and services.

Develop tools to assess student needs; to identify negative or restrictive environmental conditions; to measure achievement of student learning outcomes and to ensure high quality programming.

Assist with the identification and development of grant proposals to support departmental activities.

Plan, implement and manage technology and web-based programs, social media and other communication and marketing strategies.

Ensure that the Center maintains an active role in relevant state, regional and national professional organizations and associations.

Represent the Center on university and/or community planning groups and committees.

Support the Director with development and implementation of departmental initiatives.

Perform other related duties as required. Qualifications:
Knowledge and skills in student development and diversity, equity and inclusion practices, typically acquired through the completion of a Master's Degree in educational administration, college student personnel, guidance and counseling, or other related field or the combination of education, work experience, and other relevant credentials that enable the performance of all aspects of the position is required.

Proven ability to apply comprehensive, culturally inclusive knowledge of student developmental theory to educational programming and services is required.

At least two years of professional, post-graduate work experience planning, organizing and evaluating programs pertaining to social justice in higher education or community organization is required.

Excellent interpersonal, organizational, oral and written communication skills is required.

Demonstrated ability to use basic and some advanced functions of Window and/or Mac operating systems, Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), the internet and web-based forms is required.

Working knowledge of research or academic work on diversity or social justice is desirable.

Must be willing to work irregular and flexible hours, including evenings, weekends and some holidays.

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