Student Support Coordinator - Ctr for Reconciliation/Diversity

California, Azusa, USA
Jul 27, 2017
Azusa Pacific
Position Type
Alt-Ac & Post-Ac
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Azusa Pacific University is a comprehensive, evangelical, Christian university located 26 miles northeast of Los Angeles, California. A leader in the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities, APU is committed to excellence in higher education. Offering over 80 bachelors, masters and doctoral programs on campus, online, and at seven regional centers across Southern California, APU has been recognized as one of U.S.News & World Report's Best Colleges for seven years running. The university provides outstanding opportunities for staff in advancement, professional growth, and Christian ministry. APU seeks staff who model excellence in their discipline and have a clear and compelling understanding of their faith and Christian commitment.

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The Student Support Coordinator supervises and manages multicultural programming and organizations, leads the department in communication and marketing efforts, and tracks and assesses retention for students of color on an on-going basis to advise department on future action steps. The SS Coordinator is a central point of contact for the Student Center for Reconciliation and Diversity's seven ethnic student organizations including the Armenian Student Association, Asian Pacific American Student Organization, Black Student Association, Indigenous Peoples Circle, Korean Fellowship, Latin American Student Association, and Pacific Islander Organization. The SS Coordinator oversees programming, trains, and supervises all programming student interns and ethnic organizations' leadership teams. This role also involves developing marketing materials and implementing effective communication strategies for keeping all constituents informed of programs, resources and opportunities. The position is sponsored through the strategic plan of the Undergraduate Enrollment Management Council (UEMC). This is a yearly contract; subject to renewal.

Required Education & Experience

  • Master's degree in counseling or education with an emphasis in student affairs, or related discipline from an accredited institution.
  • Two to five years of student programming and organization advising experience.
  • Experience in diversity training, multicultural programming and/or social justice education.
  • Experience working in an educational setting with ethnically diverse college students and concerns relating to social inequities and disparities.

Primary Duties

  • Supervise and manage undergraduate student interns in developing campus-wide multicultural events:
    • Connections
    • Heritage Month Celebrations
    • Ethnic Organization Multicultural Events
    • SCRD Speaker Series
    • Diversity Focus events
    • Assist with programming for Latino Male Success Initiative
    • Assist with programming for the Pathway Scholars Program
  • Develop professional competencies for Ethnic Organizations and facilitate fall and spring training opportunities.
  • Monitor event programming budgets, negotiate performance contracts, and pay outside vendors for equipment and services.
  • Coordinate the use of appropriate facilities with departments/individuals as necessary for events and on behalf of ethnic organizations.
  • Support current student retention support services such as the Black Male Success Initiative, Latino Male Success Initiative and Summer Bridge.
  • Partner with the Undergraduate Academic Success Center to develop further retention strategies.
  • Sponsors and advises multi ethnic student organizations regarding promotional strategies, event planning, and budget management.
  • Collaborates with the Office of Undergraduate Admissions in planning annual Connections Preview Day for underrepresented high school students.
  • Designs student event programming policies for undergraduate student workers and multi ethnic organizations.
  • Manages SCRD website and Facebook page with updated events and information.
  • Participates with Executive Director and Associate Director in the Multi Ethnic Leadership Scholars selection committee.
  • Responds to students and others who inquire about information on cross-cultural programs, scholarships, internships, fellowships, conferences, university services, and other resources.
  • Serves as a resource person and potential mentor to students, especially students of color, counseling students on academic, personal, and spiritual concerns, referring students to appropriate resources as needed.
  • Collaborates with various university departments in providing support services related in the retention of underrepresented ethnic minority students.
  • Researches ideas, theories, and other cutting-edge programs that may benefit the growth of programs within SCRD.

Azusa Pacific University is a Christ-centered, multicultural community that values and seeks faculty and staff who are committed to diversity, work effectively with diverse populations, and engage others in ways that honor our rich cultural mosaic and biblical foundation.

Click below to discover some of the many benefits APU employees enjoy including competitive health care options, an 8% retirement match, and a generous tuition discount.

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Azusa Pacific University will conduct a background check on all final candidates.

Review of applications will begin immediately, and the position will remain open until filled unless otherwise stated. Azusa Pacific University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

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