Immigrant Student Coordinator
The Multicultural Education Department (MED) seeks a part-time Immigrant Student Coordinator to create and implement a program for students who are from immigrant families, but who do not hold an F-I or J-I visa. The Immigrant Student Coordinator will serve students from the following backgrounds: immigrant, refugee, undocumented/DACAmented, etc. Working with faculty, staff, and students, the Immigrant Student Coordinator will support students from immigrant communities through student meetings, advising, advocacy, and other methods to encourage student social, academic, and personal growth.
The Immigrant Student Coordinator will work in conjunction with the daily operations of the MED. Supervised by the MED Director, the Immigrant Student Coordinator will collaborate with other MED coordinators including the LGBTQ coordinator, the Latinx Community Coordinator, and the Africana Student Coordinator to develop co-curricular programs to enhance students’ personal, socio-cultural, leadership, and professional growth and development. All coordinators are expected to work closely with student clubs and organizations and with their respective advisors. The Immigrant Student Coordinator will support the following objectives:
1. Increase awareness of and access to services at Guilford College
2. Increase awareness of and access to services in Greensboro
3. Aid with integration into Guilford College community
4. Heighten sense of belonging and community
5. Improve academic success and retention rates
Duties and Responsibilities
• Has skill in respectful, sensitive communication with people who are diverse in their academic, socioeconomic, cultural, ability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds
• Oversees student workers and volunteers designated to support the Immigrant Student Coordinator
• Establishes community partnerships and compiles resources that support the objectives of the Coordinator position
• Consults with Director of the Multicultural Education Department on budgetary matters
• Works with Director to identify and secure outside funding sources
• Oversees the coordination of programs and events to support and build community among immigrant students on campus
• Provides services and activities to support student identity development and culturally relevant programming.
• Employs best practices to build campus participation in immigrant student programs
• Works with Admissions and other related offices regarding the recruitment and retention of immigrant students
• Possesses knowledge of intersectionality, immigrant student research, and other topics necessary for advising and programming
• Possesses current knowledge of legislation, resources, and educational policies related to immigrant students
• Works closely with student clubs and organizations to make connections with immigrant students and to support their programming
• Advises the Directors of Multicultural Education on Immigrant student matters
• Serves as a resource to faculty, staff, and administration on immigrant student matters related to lived experiences, culture, history, cultural responsiveness, support, advising, advocacy, legislation, prejudice and discrimination, etc.
• Develops and facilitates a Training Program for faculty, staff, and students that will:
1. acquaint participants with Immigrant student concerns.
2. prepare participants to be supportive of Immigrant students.
3. familiarize participants with community resources available to immigrant students.
4. increase the number of allies on campus.
• Serves on the Diversity and Inclusion Committee organized by the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
• Consults and collaborates with various offices on campus such as, but not limited to: Career Services, Study Abroad, International Student Advisor, Residential Education & Housing, Student Affairs, Counseling Services, Bonner Center, and other community members to ensure the support of immigrant students on campus
• Seeks free and/or affordable legal aid support for immigrant students
• Evaluates program effectiveness to develop improved methodologies and programs
• Develops communications and promotional literature for distribution such as brochures, flyers, and press releases
• Assesses campus climate to support equity and access for immigrant students
• Additional duties as assigned
• Requires a minimum of a bachelor’s degree plus professional experience in field appropriate to area of assignment
• Seeks administrative/coordinative program experience
• Excellent planning and organizational skills
• Knowledge of history and concerns related to immigrant communities required
• Knowledge, skills, and ability to work with diverse populations required
• Experience working with college students preferred
• Must be able to work with faculty, staff, and students
• Bilingual in Spanish or language other than English preferred
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Keen attention to details
• Knowledge, skills, and ability to use social media
• Training experience helpful
• Valid NC Driver’s License required