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Baker Institute for Peace Program Coordinator

Juniata College
Huntingdon, PA
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Baker Institute for Peace Program Coordinator

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Support Staff

Key Responsibilities :

The Baker Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies at Juniata College, a highly ranked, national liberal arts college of 1,200 students located in the scenic Allegheny Mountains of central Pennsylvania, invites application for the position of Baker Institute Program Coordinator. Established in 1970s, the Baker Institute houses Juniata’s Peace and Conflict Studies (PACS) program, which is one of the oldest in existence and one of only a few offering a full major in peace and conflict studies. In addition, the institute provides education and community outreach in conflict management and war/peace studies through seminars, conferences, public lectures and workshops.

The successful candidate will support programming, events, and budgeting for the Baker Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies, offering key and singular administrative support for the Director and interact with PACS students. Key skills are editorial and marketing materials production, event coordination, budget and expense maintenance, office management, and student employee supervision. The successful candidate will:· Coordinate and execute all logistics for Baker Institute events, including travel and housing arrangements for guest speakers, workshop leaders, and scholars in residence, plus on-campus reservations for lectures, advisory board meetings, etc. Event coordination includes expense tracking and budget monitoring.· Support Director and PACS students and represent The Baker Institute both on and off-campus, including helping with Enrollment events, making conference-travel arrangements, and other duties as assigned.· Execute editorial and marketing projects (print and digital) to increase the visibility of The Baker Institute both on and off-campus, including writing, editing, producing, or supporting the production of any print marketing materials, including annual report, PACS info sheets, event flyers, etc.; writing, editing, producing, or supporting the production of any digital marketing materials, including website maintenance, social media planning and oversight, digital signage, campus announcements, etc.; and promoting events on and off campus through digital communication.· Execute administrative tasks to support the Baker Institute/PACS office, including managing and replenishing supplies inventory and Resource Room library materials, managing expenses (p-card reconciliation, budget and expense report production, etc.), and supervising any student assistants.

Other Responsibilities include:

* Providing administrative support to the Director including but not limited to receiving visitors and guests, receiving phone calls and responding to emails.
* Maintaining a physical presence during the work day. The office is typically open from 8:30-5:00.
* Preparing minutes, documents, and materials for events, meetings, and programming.
* Updating the Baker Institute website, posting events, troubleshooting, managing add-ons, and building pages.
* Supervising student assistants and coordinates their schedules.
* Supporting the Baker Institute and Advisory Board on other duties as assigned.
Juniata College believes in and embraces the liberal arts and as such, we encourage and seek mutual benefit through diversity of thought and approach which enriches our academic community, as well as the lives of our students and colleagues. Juniata College is committed to creating a welcoming community supported by relationships based on collaboration and mutual respect. We endeavor to create an inclusive learning environment where members with different perspectives and backgrounds can learn, contribute, and thrive. Please join us…AA/EOE

Position Qualifications:

* Excellent word-processing and Canva skills.
* Competence in Microsoft Office Suite and Google Drive.
* Competence with website building software.
* The ability to meet, communicate and work with a wide range of people both in-person and via telephone or electronic communication.
* The ability to work in a variety of cultural contexts.
* Knowledge and capabilities normally acquired through completion of a Bachelor’s Degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Supervision Required/Given:

The position reports to the Director of the Baker Institute

Preferred Qualifications:

* Bachelor’s degree is preferred.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

To promote and sustain the health and safety of our campus community, Juniata College has adopted a Covid-19 vaccine mandate for all Faculty, staff and students. Exemptions to this mandate will be considered for bona fide medical, and religious reasons. Weekly testing will be required for the unvaccinated. Those granted exceptions for reasons other than approved medical or religious exemption will be assessed a monthly testing fee.

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Working at Juniata College 

Juniata College's mission is to provide an engaging personalized educational experience empowering our students to develop the skills, knowledge and values that lead to a fulfilling life of service and ethical leadership in the global community.

Founded in 1876, Juniata is a national liberal arts college located in the scenic Allegheny Mountain region of central Pennsylvania and is the intellectual home for 1,600 students and nearly 14,000 alumni. The College ranks highly in the percentage of graduates that eventually earn doctoral degrees. Juniata integrates international, intercultural and global dimensions into its curriculum and experiential learning opportunities and was awarded the 2012 Paul Simon Award for Comprehensive Internationalization. Juniata is known for the personal attention it gives to students and flexible areas of study (its Program of Emphasis resembles a major but is more flexible, encouraging students to design a program of study and justify their choices. About a third of Juniata students self-design their entire POE.) Each student is assigned two faculty advisers, and the average student-faculty ratio is 13:1.

Juniata is a very strong community where student involvement is paramount. There are no fraternities or sororities. The student clubs and organizations (over 90 currently) have a positive impact on the Juniata community and on the larger community of Huntingdon and the surrounding area.

Juniata College takes positive steps to enhance diversity in both its community and its curriculum. The College commits to this policy not because of legal obligations but because it fully believes that such practices are basic to human dignity. AA/EEO

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