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Program Coordinator, Center for Community Engagement & Wellness

Mount Saint Mary College
Newburgh, NY, US
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Job Title:        Program Coordinator, Center for Community Engagement & Wellness

Reports To:    Executive Director, Center for Community Engagement & Wellness 

Status:            Full Time


Mount Saint Mary College invites applications for the coordinator of its newly formed Center for Community Engagement & Wellness. The development of this initiative illustrates the College’s commitment to building stronger partnerships with its local and regional communities, increasing opportunities for experiential learning, and promoting sustainable relationships between community partners and academic units on campus.

The Community Engagement and Wellness Center will foster care that is humanistic, empowering, interdisciplinary (nursing, business, education and human services) and patient-centered.  Compassionate care will be modeled by MSMC faculty and students as well as community professionals. The Center will offer a broad range of community-based programs for promoting education, wellness, and overall health – beginning with the Newburgh community’s most marginalized and underserved populations.


Primary Duties and Responsibilities


  1. Schedule and coordinate programming for the Desmond Center of Community Engagement & Wellness.
  2. Assist in program development and facilitation for academic and co-curricular experiences that will enhance students’ community involvement, social capital, civic knowledge, and skill development for respectful and meaningful community engagement.
  3. Attend stakeholder meetings, collaborate on campus and with other community-based organizations.
  4. Keep students, faculty, and staff informed and involved of all initiatives, events, and programs through email, newsletters, and social media.
  5. Collect and maintain program participant, faculty, student, and overall programing data.
  6. Assist in institutional and grant reports.
  7. Implement programmatic evaluations for the Center.
  8. Actively support the mission of Mount Saint Mary College, which provides a liberal arts education in the Catholic and Dominican intellectual tradition. 
  9. Perform other duties as assigned. 




  • Bachelor’s degree preferred in Human Services, Public Health, Public Administration, Psychology, or Sociology, or an Associate’s degree in Human Services, Public Health, Public Administration, Psychology, or Sociology, with 5 years’ experience required. 
  • Professional experience involving data collection and maintenance, program development and implementation.
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) strongly preferred. 
  • 3 years’ work experience in nonprofit, higher education, or a public agency.
  • Strong interpersonal, organizational and communication skills.
  • Commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion. 
  • Must be sensitive to the needs of culturally diverse and disadvantaged communities and students.
  • Proficiency in MS Office suite, email, and internet software. 
  • Ability to work some evenings and weekends. 


    Mount Saint Mary College was ranked a Top-Tier Regional University (North) by U.S. News & World Report, and is on the federal President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.

    Founded by the Sisters of Saint Dominic in 1960, the Mount has been an academic presence here in Newburgh since 1883. The college's roots in education, and in the training of educators, go even further back to the 14th century and Saint Dominic.

    We offer our students an affordable liberal arts education with 50 academic programs and 3 graduate degree programs. Our strong programs in business, education, the health professions, media arts and the social sciences are linked to high career growth fields. Mount students excel in their chosen fields by selecting internships and study abroad experiences that add dimension and value to their education.

    Location. Newburgh, New York. The Mount is conveniently located in the Mid-Hudson Valley, midway between New York City and New York's capital city, Albany. The Mount is in Newburgh in Orange County, New York, on a beautiful campus that overlooks the western banks of the Hudson River. It's less than a mile from the intersection of the New York State Thruway and Interstate 84, and just a few blocks from entrance to the Newburgh side of the Beacon-Newburgh Bridge. The Mount is also easily accessible by plane, with Stewart Airport just minutes from campus. The Mid-Hudson Valley offers a scope of unparalleled natural beauty in a landscape of mountains, river and forest. Hiking, biking, walking, swimming, mountain climbing, skiing, snowboarding, and our park activities offer so many ways to explore the natural environment.

    Enrollment/Student Body Profile. Our student body is made up of 2,700+ students representing over 16 states and several countries. 1,800 are traditional undergraduate students.

    Academic Programs. The Mount offers 50 undergraduate programs leading to a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree. Our collaboration programs offer you a chance to earn a bachelor's degree, plus an advanced degree with schools like Fordham University, Pace University, and New York Medical College. The college also offers master's degrees in education, business, and nursing.

    Faculty. Students learn from our faculty, the majority of whom hold a Ph.D. or the highest terminal degree in their field. Our Student/Faculty Ratio is 17 students:1 faculty member.

    Average Class Size. 21 students

    Freshman Class Size. Approximately 450 students

    Athletic teams. The Mount offers Men's Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Lacrosse, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, and Track and Field, and Women's Basketball, Cross Country, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, and Volleyball.

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