Project Coord.- Nursing Workforce Diversity

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Title:               Project Coordinator for Nursing Workforce Diversity

Reports To:    Dean of Nursing

Status:            Full Time, Exempt

The purpose of the Nursing Workforce Diversity (NWD) program is to increase nursing education opportunities for individuals who are from disadvantaged backgrounds. The NWD program aims to expand and support a nursing workforce that includes individuals who are from disadvantaged backgrounds, and that is equipped with the tools to provide quality, culturally-aligned care. The objective of the NWD program is to increase the diversity of the nursing workforce by supporting students from disadvantaged backgrounds in becoming registered nurses to decrease health disparities and increase health equity. The project coordinator will coordinate and provide academic support services for NWD students; organize activities; oversee tutorial and mentor components; and counsel students.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Assist in soliciting student participation in activities.
  2. Serves as the secondary academic advisor, in conjunction with each student’s faculty advisor, for all NWD students.
  3. Counsel a caseload of students with academic, financial, residential and/or social matters as needed.
  4. Monitor academic status of students; contact student and faculty to discuss academic problems, analyze incoming student academic progress reports.
  5. Coordinate and facilitate NWD student participation in the Summer Bridge Program.
  6. Organize co-curricular monthly activities to promote program retention and student development. 
  7. Oversee mentoring component. 
  8. Maintain student academic records and submit data to the Director in a timely manner. 
  9. Perform other related duties as recommended by NWD Director.
  10. Actively support the mission of Mount Saint Mary College, which provides a liberal arts education in the Catholic and Dominican intellectual tradition. 



  1. A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution (Master’s preferred).
  2. Work experience in an opportunity program of a social services organization that serves a similar student population.
  3. Academic advising and/or student counseling experience to promote academic success.
  4. A general understanding of student retention theory and the needs of students from historically disadvantaged backgrounds. 
  5. Proficiency in MS Office suite, email, and internet software. 
  6. Willingness 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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