The Program Coordinator for Diversity and Inclusion provides programming, education, outreach and administrative support for student diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives at Davidson College. Supervised by the Assistant Dean for Diversity and Inclusion, this position will serve as a critical leader in developing strong interpersonal relationships with historically and systemically minoritized student communities such as students of color, LGBTQIA+ students, undocumented students and first generation students while connecting them to campus resources as needed. The Program Coordinator will offer direct student support by overseeing the daily administrative operations for the Center for Diversity and Inclusion, act as a frontline 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 community spaces, programs and resources.
- Plan and lead logistical support of small and large scale programming the Center for Diversity and Inclusion such as new student orientation, alumni/family engagement weekend, LGBTQIA+ Coming Out Week, heritage month collaborations, recognition ceremonies and service-learning projects.
- Event management for the STRIDE pre-orientation and peer leader program such as recruitment, registration management, off-site transportation and resource development.
- Collaborate with key Student Life stakeholders on events such as Civic Engagement, Student Activities, Outdoors Program, Chaplains Office, Career Development, Academic Access and Disability, Residence Life and Student Health and Wellbeing.
- Provide administrative and logistical support on the Center’s co-sponsorship funding process.
- In collaboration and oversight by the Assistant Dean for Diversity and Inclusion, design and facilitate workshops on a variety of social justice topics.
Student Supervision, Advising and Support
- Develop strong interpersonal relationships with historically and systemically minoritized student communities such as students of color, LGBTQIA+ students, undocumented students and first generation students while connecting them to campus resources as needed. Relationships should also honor collective and intersectional identities within and across student groups while also holding attention to coalition building.
- In collaboration with the Assistant Dean, hire and supervise 6-8 student staff. This includes: creating staff schedules, advising program development, facilitating professional development, performance evaluation, management of bi-weekly timecard approvals, leading staff meetings and team building activities.
- Co-advise a group of 16-20 STRIDE (Students Together Reaching Individual Development and Education) Program Peer Leaders for incoming students of color and/or first generation students by holding regular meetings, gather updates on first-year students, support their programming efforts and offer them performance feedback.
- Advise 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.
Center Administration & Operations
- Create a welcoming environment for 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.
- Provide administrative support for the Assistant Dean of Students for Diversity and Inclusion by coordinating meetings and scheduling student appointments.
- Monitor and maintain inventory of office supplies and kitchen facilities.
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 such as newsletters, campaigns, resources guides, event fliers.
- Manage social media and technology platforms for the Center by providing frequent updates on events and resources.
- Track campus community engagement with the Center’s multiple spaces.
- May provide support to the Assistant Dean of Students for Diversity and Inclusion on the Bias Reporting system.
- Coordinate updates to the 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 https://employment.davidson.edu to complete the online application, along with a cover letter resume. Preference given to those who apply by February 15, 2021.
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.