BRIDGE Program Coordinator

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Position: BRIDGE Program Coordinator Location: Wheaton, IL
Job Id: 767 # of Openings: 1 Job Overview Reporting to the BRIDGE Managing Director, the BRIDGE Coordinator coordinates school-year programming for BRIDGE’s high school and college students, prepares logistics and administrative support for summer program, provides regular student-facing contact year-round, and supports BRIDGE students and alumni enrolled at Wheaton as they pursue successful completion of a post-secondary degree. This full-time position is grant-funded and fully funded through Fall 2023. Duties and Responsibilities
  • Coordinates BRIDGE’s school-year support programming for BRIDGE high school students, including SAT/ACT classes, college application/essay writing workshops, tutoring, reunions, and mentor-mentee engagement
  • Coordinates school-year support programming for BRIDGE alumni enrolled at Wheaton. Schedules and attends orientation and support meetings between BRIDGE alumni and various campus departments, such as the Office of Multicultural Development, Center for Vocation and Career, Student Financial Services, Student Care, and Academic Advising, as well as social events for BRIDGE community
  • With the BRIDGE Managing Director, plans and executes the BRIDGE summer program
  • Serves as main point of contact for Event Services, Public Safety, and other on-campus departments to reserve event space, housing, and meal plans for the summer
  • Coordinates other program logistics such as field trips, vehicle reservations, guest speakers/facilitators, and ordering supplies
  • Coordinates registration, attendance, and other logistics for summer events such as the move-in/welcome day, the family visit day, and the program graduation
  • Serves as a point of contact for families throughout program
  • Assists with student supervision and engagement
  • Supports BRIDGE Summer Program recruitment, application, and enrollment process. Manages communications with inquiries and applicants, manages applicant files, and coordinates the interview process
  • Supports hiring process for summer program staff, including staff recruitment and managing employment applicant files and hiring documents
  • Manages program administrative tasks, including budget tracking and credit card reconciliation, maintaining accurate program records, and managing program communications (phone line, email account, mailings).
  • This job description is intended to represent key areas of responsibilities; specific assignments may vary from time to time, and other duties may be assigned. Qualifications
    • Bachelor’s degree required; familiarity with BRIDGE, Wheaton College and a Christian liberal arts education preferred
    • Demonstrated ability to effectively engage diverse populations - especially first-generation, low-income, and underrepresented minority students and families
    • Excellent organizational skills, including logistics and planning
    • Strong written and interpersonal communication skills
    • Ability to work independently
    • Ability to work occasional weekend and evening hours, especially in key seasons
    • Fluency in conversational Spanish and competency in written formal Spanish preferred
    Physical RequirementsThe employee is regularly required to sit, talk, or hear; frequently required to use repetitive hand motion, handle or feel, and to stand, walk, reach, bend or lift up to 25 pounds. FLSA Status – Non-Exempt As a Christ-centered community, Wheaton College faculty and staff must affirm the College’s Statement of Faith as expressing their own theological convictions and agree to live by the moral standards in Wheaton’s Community Covenant, modeling these commitments for the Christian formation of our students. Wheaton College faculty and staff also support the Christ-Centered Diversity Commitment which highlights our desire to treat all individuals as equal image-bearers of Jesus Christ through diversity, inclusion, justice and unity.


    Wheaton College is an explicitly Christian, academically rigorous, fully residential liberal arts college and graduate school located in the Chicago area. Established in 1860 in Wheaton, Illinois, Wheaton is guided by its original mission to provide excellence in Christian higher education, and offers more than 40 undergraduate degrees in the liberal arts and sciences, and 18 graduate degrees in various fields of study.

    Located 25 miles west of Chicago, IL, Wheaton College, founded in 1860, is a four year private, residential, academically rigorous interdenominational Christian liberal arts College that “serves Jesus Christ and advances His Kingdom through excellence in liberal arts and graduate programs that educate the whole person to build the church and benefit society worldwide.”

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