The Program Coordinator for Diversity and Inclusion provides programming, education, outreach and administrative support for student diversity and inclusion initiatives at Davidson College. Working collaboratively with the Assistant Dean for Diversity and Inclusion, this position will serve as a leader in designing and implementing student-centered events for the departments multiple spaces: the Center of Diversity and Inclusion, Spencer Weinstein Center for Community and Justice and the Lavender Lounge (LGBTQ Resource Center). The Program Coordinator will offer direct student support by overseeing the daily administrative operations for the Center for Diversity and Inclusion, and act as a front line supervisor to student staff and foster a welcoming environment in each of the department’s spaces. Through strategic and innovative outreach efforts, this position is tasked with raising the visibility of diversity and inclusion spaces, programs and resources.
- Plan the Center for Diversity and Inclusion university-wide programs such as welcome receptions, open houses, graduation ceremonies, guest speakers and service projects.
- Design and implement signature programming for the Spencer Weinstein Center for Community and Justice.
- In collaboration with the Assistant Dean for Diversity and Inclusion, design and facilitate workshops on a variety of social justice topics.
- Collaborate with key Student Life stakeholders on events such as Civic Engagement, Student Activities, Religious and Spiritual Life, Academic Access and Disability, Residence Life and Counseling and Health Services.
- Partner with academic affairs and faculty on events and co-curricular collaborations.
Advising and Student Support
- Offer administrative support for the STRIDE (Students Together Reaching Individual Development and Education) pre-orientation and mentor program and International Student Orientation.
- Advise a variety of student organizations directly and indirectly affiliated with the Center for Diversity and Inclusion across diverse identities and groups such as students of color, international students, first generation students, undocumented students, LGBTQ students.
- Facilitate leadership development trainings and resources to support student organization's efforts.
- Meet with student leaders to help them navigate interpersonal and organizational challenges.
- Create dialogue spaces for student leaders to generate strategies for intersectional program and collaboration.
Center Administration & Operations
- Create a welcoming environment to students, faculty, staff and visitors at the Center and its additional spaces by advising them of campus resources.
- Support the Assistant Dean in maintaining the Center’s financial transactions and budget management: purchasing, vendor contract processing, travel arrangements, monthly credit card statement reconciliations, reports, etc.
- Serve as the primary administrative manager for room reservation requests for the Center’s multiple spaces.
- Monitor and maintain inventory of office Â supplies and kitchen facilities.
In collaboration with the Assistant Dean, hire and supervise 10-12 student staff. This includes creating staff schedules for each of the Center’s spaces and management of bi-weekly timecard approvals.
Coordinate orientations and monthly staff meetings that offer team building and professional development opportunities for student staff.
- Provide feedback to student staff through 1-on-1 meetings and written performance evaluations.
- Provide administrative support for the Assistant Dean of Students for Diversity and Inclusion by coordinating meetings and scheduling student appointments.
Outreach, Communication & Resources
- Develop and implement a marketing and communication plan that raises the visibility of diversity and inclusion spaces, programs and resources.
Design print and social media materials to publicize events and resources with attention to consistent messaging for the Center’s mission.
- Prepare materials and represent the Center at events such as resource fairs, class visits, admission events, etc.
- Manage social media and technology platforms for the Center by providing frequent updates on events and resources.
- Track campus community engagement with Center’s multiple spaces.
- Provide support to the Assistant Dean on the Bias Response reporting system.
- Coordinate updates to Center’s website and when necessary create new pages and forms.
Requires a Bachelor's degree; minimum one year experience working college students from historically underrepresented populations (students of color, first-generation, international students, LGBTQ students, undocumented, etc.) in an advising or leadership development capacity. Applicants must also have prior experience in event planning and office administration.
Prefers a Master's degree in student affairs, higher education, social justice education or a related field. Qualified applicants will have completed courses and/or trainings related to college student development, curriculum design, diversity/social justice, gender/sexuality studies, ethnic studies international relations and/or religious studies. Candidates must also have prior experience planning workshops and group facilitation. Experience using, developing and managing social networking media, websites and the Microsoft Suite is strongly desired. Ability to speak languages in addition to English (in particular Spanish) and possessing knowledge about ethnic minority communities and services in and around Charlotte, NC are highly desirable skills.
If interested in applying, please go to http://employment.davidson.edu to complete the online application, along with a cover letter and resume.
At Davidson College, we believe the college grows stronger by recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and staff committed to building an inclusive community. In order to achieve and sustain educational excellence, we seek to hire talented faculty and staff across the intersections of diverse races, ethnicities, religions, sexual orientations, gender identities, ages, socio-economic backgrounds, political perspectives, abilities, cultures, and national origins.