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HSI Initiatives Coordinator

Valparaiso University
Valparaiso, Indiana, United States

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

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HSI Initiatives Coordinator

Tracking Code1025-674Job Description

The Coordinator for Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) Initiatives is an integral member of the VALE (Valpo Advancing Latino Education) taskforce and serves as staff support/liaison to the HSI Leadership team.

The Coordinator is primarily responsible for coordinating activities and executing strategies that support Latino, Latina, and Latinx campus communities and overseeing project logistics in advancing the HSI Initiative. The Coordinator assists with identifying VALE meeting content, organizing events, performing administrative duties, managing website content, and establishing and maintaining strong collaborative relationships across campus and with community partners. This includes supporting Hispanic Heritage Month Planning with campus partners alongside ongoing other HSI initiatives

Major Responsibilities:

  • Work with the HSI Leadership team to update and maintain the website page - including identifying content that uplifts and celebrates the Latino community and the University’s Latinx students
  • Schedule logistics and secure resources for VALE-related events such as affinity meetings, town halls, and campus-community workshops and any events that contribute to the recruitment and retention of Latinx students and the enrichment of the institutional community
  • Collaborate with the Communications and Marketing departments to share potential communication and marketing opportunities
  • Serve as the lead on the VALE Outreach Committee and oversee VALE meeting logistics and support initiatives developed by the task force
  • Identify and communicate to the HSI Leadership team all potential opportunities and/or relationships that will increase the University’s ability to support HSI Initiatives. Identify challenges and recommend solutions to the AVP for HSI Initiatives
  • Assist with all administrative duties such as managing telephone lines and general email accounts, creating purchase orders, scheduling VALE meetings and HSI Leadership meetings, scheduling conference attendance, creating/managing project plans and timelines, and other duties as assigned
  • Work with the Office of Institutional Effectiveness to disaggregate data and assist with the production of reports on the initiative

Required Knowledge and Skills:

    2-5 years in education or related field, training, and/or work experience consistent with the duties of this position or in the areas of specialization inherent to the positionPreferred 2 years of work experience with individuals and groups from a variety of identities, specifically, but not limited to, Latinx populations as well as a strong commitment to supporting students of color and other minoritized student populationsEstablish experience in developing and maintaining effective working relationships with a diverse audience of stakeholdersProven experience in event planning or coordinationExperience working in a challenging and fast-paced atmosphere where prioritizing and multi-tasking are the normProficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and Google Suites

Successful applicants will demonstrate a commitment to cultural diversity and the ability to work with individuals or groups from diverse backgrounds.

All offers of employment with Valparaiso University are contingent upon clear results of a thorough background check. Background checks may include criminal history, motor vehicle reports, prior employment verification, and personal/professional references. If applicable to the position, background checks will also include credit history. Background checks will be conducted on all final candidates for employment.

To be considered for this position you must upload:

    Cover letter


    List of 2 professional references

    Answer all application questions

Please address the cover letter to:

Rebekah Arevalo, Assistant Vice President of Hispanic Serving Institute (HSI) Initiatives

Valparaiso University

Valparaiso, Indiana

Job LocationValparaiso, Indiana, United StatesPosition TypeFull-Time/Regular


Read our Diversity Profile About Valparaiso University


Established in 1859, Valparaiso University is a comprehensive, independent Lutheran university and Northwest Indiana’s oldest institution of higher learning.

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In its more than 150-year history, Valparaiso University has passed through three distinct phases. Founded by Methodists as an institution pioneering coeducation, the Valparaiso Male and Female College was forced by the reverses of the Civil War to close its doors in 1871. It was revived in 1873 by an enterprising educator, Henry Baker Brown, as the Northern Indiana Normal School, renamed Valparaiso College in 1900, and rechartered in 1906 as Valparaiso University.

Despite its decades of success, the University again experienced financial hardship as the United States entered World War I. The Lutheran University Association, a group of clergy and church laity who saw a bright future for the University, purchased it in 1925, ushering in the modern era of Valpo’s history. Distinguished by its Lutheran heritage of scholarship, freedom, and faith, Valparaiso University continues to fulfill the dreams of these modern founders.


The University’s 350-acre campus is located one hour southeast of Chicago, 15 miles from the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, and within walking distance of downtown Valparaiso, Indiana, where you can enjoy more than 30 restaurants, cafés, and ice cream shops as well as independent boutiques, entertainment, and cultural experiences.


Valpo is home to more than 3,100 undergraduate and graduate students hailing from nearly all regions of the United States and more than 30 other countries.

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Valpo offers more than 70 undergraduate degree programs and interdisciplinary options throughout five undergraduate colleges: Arts and Sciences, Business, Engineering, Nursing and Health Professions, and Christ College — The Honors College. The Graduate School offers more than 20 graduate programs that are fully integrated into three academic colleges and hold the appropriate accreditation in their field. 

Students complement their classroom experiences with applied, practical experiences to prepare for their careers. They work closely with their peers, are mentored by accomplished faculty, and reach across disciplines, putting theory into practice. Whatever the degree path, students receive an innovative, rigorous education within the liberal arts tradition and learn to think critically, communicate clearly, and solve complex problems with creative solutions.



Valparaiso University consistently receives national recognition for academic excellence, which is a testament to the hard work and dedication of its students, faculty, and staff.

Notable rankings by U.S. News & World Report include:

  • No. 4 in the ranking of Best Regional Universities in the Midwest, which evaluates academic reputation, retention, faculty resources, student selectivity, financial resources, graduation rate, and alumni support.
  • No. 1 among regional universities in the Midwest for best undergraduate teaching, with a student-faculty ratio of 12:1.
  • No. 1 in the Best Value category in the Midwest regional universities, with 93 percent of undergraduate students receiving financial assistance through grants, scholarships and other sources.
  • No. 3 Best College for Veterans in the Midwest.
  • The ABET-accredited College of Engineering is the No. 14 best undergraduate engineering program in the country.
  • The AACSB-accredited College of Business is included as one of the Best Business Programs in the nation.

Mission Statement

“Valparaiso University, a community of learning dedicated to excellence and grounded in the Lutheran tradition of scholarship, freedom, and faith, prepares students to lead and serve in both church and society.”

At Valpo, we embrace our distinctive Lutheran character through our pursuit of academic excellence informed by faith and reason. The interaction of faith and learning provides a solid foundation for our educational community, where we are dedicated to serving humanity through the vigorous pursuit of truth and the transmission of knowledge.

Our University strives to be a place where fundamental issues are explored from all angles with intellectual rigor, integrity, openness, and respect — a place where faith and learning are held together in lively interaction.

A Valpo education encourages students to pursue paths God’s light illuminates, igniting promise and possibility, sparking an inner flame for all who learn here. It is about preparing good people to do great things in a world that needs them.

Passion is Who We Are

At Valpo, students are inspired to discover their passions and pursue a life of purpose.

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Valparaiso University is an institution dedicated to preparing women and men who are highly sought for their knowledge, character, integrity, and wisdom. At Valpo, students receive an education global in scope and grounded in faith, designed to prepare graduates to lead and serve where needed, impacting their lives and improving our world. We are a community of people who seek Truth, serve generously, and cultivate hope.

The University is composed not only of extraordinary students, but faculty and staff who trust in and support the University’s mission to grow and guide students on their journey.

We have a responsibility at this University to provide the support systems and opportunities — academic and extracurricular — needed to prepare more of the kind of leaders the world needs. With this in mind, we embrace the opportunity to welcome new employees to the Valpo family who embrace the Valpo experience, elevate and transform the lives of students while on campus, and shape their futures for the better.

The University’s nearly 60,000 alumni living around the world excel in a number of fields and are well-known for their service work and efforts to improve the world. In order to continue this legacy, we seek to build a faculty and staff who will shape the next generation of Valpo women and men, propelling them to even greater levels of achievement and distinction.

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