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Bonner Scholars Program Coordinator

Spelman College
Atlanta, GA

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Job Title:

Bonner Scholars Program Coordinator

Job Summary:

The primary responsibilities of the Bonner Scholars Coordinator are to manage and implement the Bonner Scholars Program, particularly in the areas of service and leadership development, as well as coordinating every aspect of the Bonner Scholars Program. The Bonner Scholars Coordinator is the first point of contact for students that have been identified as Bonner Scholars.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manages budget for the operation of the Bonner Scholars Program which also includes two (2) Bonner-related budgets (Bonner Community Fund and Keshia Knight-Pulliam Fund)
  • Manages budget for the operation of the UPS Scholars Program which will include disbursement of semester stipends
  • Manages programs for up to eighty (80) Bonner Scholars, designs student curriculum programming based on Bonner Foundation Student Development Model; 1st point of contact and direct communication to Bonner Foundation to address questions and/or implementation of the Bonner Program requirements
  • Manages the United Parcel Service (UPS) Scholars; designs student curriculum programming based on the requirements set forth by the UPS Foundation. 1st point of contact and direct communication to the UPS Foundation to address questions and/or implementation of the UPS Scholars Program requirements. In addition, ensuring that students are complying with their service requirements
  • In collaboration with the Director of the Bonner Office of Civic Engagement, this position is responsible for the coordination of SERVE Living and Learning Community for first-year Bonner Scholar student development, which includes program orientation, workshops, collaborating with housing department officials, faculty, and staff
  • Designs curriculum and student development modules as prescribed by the Bonner Foundation and the UPS Foundation
  • Implements and strengthens existing processes for recruitment, selection, placement, and retention of students in the program. Serves as a liaison with the Offices of Admission, Office of Student Financial Services, and Office of Academic Affairs throughout the year to ensure a coordinated effort in fulfilling Bonner recipient requirements
  • Makes site visits and completes evaluations for service providers. Participates in annual Bonner Coordinators, and Directors meetings as well as other required meetings as required and determined by the Bonner and UPS Foundation
  • Maintains accurate records of Bonner and UPS Scholar service opportunities and end-of-year service accomplishments through the Bonner Web-Based Reporting System.
  • Submits required reports to the foundation Bonner and UPS Foundations as required
  • Represents the department in campus and community meetings
  • Implements written guidelines for the program
  • Identifies, coordinates, and monitors all service placement sites for Bonner and UPS Scholars during the school year and the summer
  • Establishes and maintains relationships with community partners associated with the Bonner and UPS Scholars
  • Coordinates group service projects and activities for all Bonner and UPS Scholars, Shepherd Poverty
  • Regularly contact Bonner students to offer the support and encouragement necessary to ensure their success in the program
  • Plans and coordinates first-year service trip for Bonner Scholars
  • Plans and coordinates sophomore exchange for Bonner Scholars
  • Provides supervision of class representatives and senior interns

This position has indirect responsibilities for the following budgets: Bonner ($600,000), Keshia Knight-Pulliam ($30,000), and UPS ($50,000), for a total of $680,000.

Required Qualifications:

A Bachelor’s degree with three years of experience working with students in higher education; or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required. Master’s degree is a plus.
Incumbent must be able to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Duties require the ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. This position requires strong interpersonal and communication skills. The ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, employees and the general public is essential.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must have intermediate skills using Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) to prepare correspondence, memos, and e-mails plus things such as mail merges, flyers, spreadsheets containing formulas, and creating forms.

Preferred Qualifications:

Master’s degree is a plus.

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Physical Demands:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to: sit, use hands to handle office supplies, operate a computer and other office equipment, speak, and listen.

The employee is frequently required to stand, and walk, occasionally is required to: stoop or kneel or crouch, and lift and/or move up to 15 pounds. No specific vision abilities beyond normal sight are required.



% Travel Required:

1% - 25%

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EEO Statement:

Spelman College is an EEO/Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran/Title IX Employer and we participate in E-Verify. We are a smoke-free campus.

COVID-19 Testing and Vaccination Protocol:

Due to the ongoing pandemic, Spelman College has instituted a COVID-19 testing requirement. You will need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result within five (5) days of your start date. Acceptable tests include: PCR, Rapid Antigen, or results of an at home self-test. When providing test results of an at home self-test, your full name and test date must be written down legibly alongside your final results. The cost related to testing is not a reimbursable expense by the College. Please email your negative test results to Yemi Brown, PharmD Manager of COVID-19 Operations at prior to your first day on campus.

In addition, due to the heightened risk of contracting COVID-19 and the spread of variants, Spelman College requires up-to-date COVID-19 vaccination of all faculty, staff, and students (collectively “Campus Community”) that have job duties, attend classes, or are otherwise present on campus. You will need to submit proof of up-to-date COVID-19 vaccination (full vaccination and a booster) prior to your first day on campus or you may seek a medical or religious exemption to the vaccination requirement by providing the necessary documentation to: Yemi Brown, PharmD Manager of COVID-19 Operations, at Upon receiving your Spelman Technology log-in credentials, please keep your vaccination or exemptions records up-to-date using Etrieve.

It is our hope to minimize transmission of the coronavirus in the workplace and academic setting by requiring occupational protection such as requiring face masks be worn indoors, encouraging frequent handwashing and promoting adherence to the community testing cadence.


Working at Spelman College

Spelman College is a prestigious, highly selective historically Black college that prepares women to change the world. Spelman’s holistic liberal arts education empowers women to excel intellectually, think creatively, serve wholeheartedly, act globally, and lead boldly. Located in Atlanta, Spelman College’s multifaceted, person-centered learning community creates lasting bonds of sisterhood and support. Providing an educational experience unlike any other, Spelman embraces a long-standing and life-changing commitment to academic rigor, career development, community involvement, and positive social impact.

Spelman is part of the Atlanta University Center, the largest consortium of historically Black institutions of higher learning in the world. Its partner institutions include Clark Atlanta University, Morehouse College and Morehouse School of Medicine. Spelman shares cross-registration with its undergraduate partners. The AUC institutions also share the newly renovated Robert W. Woodruff Library.

A historic campus of 32 acres, dating back to 1883, Spelman is five minutes west of downtown Atlanta. There are 25 buildings on the lush, well-manicured campus, including a new, silver LEED- certified green residence hall, The Suites, and The Camille O. Hanks Cosby Academic Center, which houses the Spelman College Museum of Fine Art and the state-of-the-art College Archives.

As a result of its dedicated faculty and staff, Spelman College has gained an excellent national reputation and high rankings in the media’s annual college guides. The College ranks among the top 70 Best Liberal Arts Colleges, consistently ranks as a top producer of Fulbright Fellows and Teach For America candidates, and has the distinction of being the leading producer of Black females who go on to earn doctoral degrees in science and engineering.

Spelman College is also home to SpelBots, the first all-women, African-American robotics team to take part in the international RoboCup competition in 2005, long considered the Olympics of Robotics and artificial intelligence. In addition, the Women’s Research and Resource Center, the WISDOM Center and Center for Leadership and Civic Engagement, as well as the College’s departments of art and drama and dance, are among the many esteemed programs that showcase the College’s strengths in the humanities, arts and service leadership.

Dedicated, talented, and well-qualified faculty members are a hallmark of Spelman College. Home to 183 full-time faculty members, Spelman boasts an 11:1 student/faculty ratio, providing students with greater opportunities to engage with professors across disciplines. The William and Camille Cosby Endowed Professorship Program, for example, supports professorships in the fine arts, humanities and the social sciences. It is a multidisciplinary initiative designed to enhance the intellectual, cultural and creative life of Spelman College and its surrounding community. Previous Cosby Chairs include former Atlanta mayor Shirley Franklin; award-winning author and poet Pearl Cleage, C’71; the Rev. Renita Weems; distinguished scholar and economist William Darity, Ph.D.; and Bernice Johnson Reagon, C'70, an internationally known producer, composer and recording artist, and founder of the Grammy Award-nominated a cappella ensemble Sweet Honey and the Rock.

Spelman faculty have a significant impact on the College’s mission to educate students to lead and serve their communities and the world. To this end, Spelman’s iconic representative is the Millenial professor. The College is strengthening its Faculty Development Program to be comprehensive – recruiting and retaining talented individuals who pursue creative, rigorous scholarship and course development within their disciplines and in multidisciplinary ventures. These professors will also lead the way in internationalizing the curriculum.

As part of the College’s strategic plan for 2015, Spelman’s agenda is to strengthen the academic core of the institution. Constituents such as students, faculty, staff, administrators, alumnae, trustees and community partners participate by taking specific actions called GOALS. Spelman’s faculty goals are: global engagement; ongoing professional development; advising students to prepare not only for careers but for lives of success, leadership, and service; leadership through participation in shared governance; and service learning integrated across the curriculum.

The Spelman MILE – My Integrated Learning Experience – forms the foundation of Spelman College’s strategic plan. Symbolizing a transformational journey of learning, the Spelman MILE will ensure key competencies – such as critical thinking, effective communication, quantitative reasoning, and digital literacy – that Millenial students need for personal success. Student GOALS include: global engagement, including at least one meaningful international travel experience; opportunities for undergraduate research and career-related internships; alumnae connections to strengthen our sisterly bonds early on; leadership development focused on individual potential and best practices; and service learning that pairs hands-on community engagement with coursework shared governance.

Each year, the College hosts Research Day in April, as well as Faculty Research Day in October. Both events are designed to showcase excellence in student and faculty research across academic disciplines.

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