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Program Coordinator for Community and Leadership Development

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Evening and weekend hours will be required. Employment in this position is contingent upon consent to and successful completion of a pre-employment background check, which may include a criminal background check, reference checks, verification of work history, and verification of any required academic credentials, licenses, and/or certifications, with results acceptable to Dartmouth College. A criminal conviction will not automatically disqualify an applicant from employment. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

Position Details

Position Information

Position Title Program Coordinator for Community and Leadership Development
Department Office of Pluralism & Leadership
Position Number 1012126
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Position Purpose

Dartmouth believes that a 21st century liberal arts education integrates respect for, and understanding of, the unique and essential benefits of living, learning, and engaging in an inclusive global community. The mission of the Office of Pluralism and Leadership (OPAL) is to foster a Dartmouth where all students can thrive, value difference, and contribute to the creation of a socially just world. OPAL provides academic and sociocultural advising, designs and facilitates educational programs, and serves as advocates for all students and communities.

As a critical member of the OPAL staff, the Program Coordinator for Community and Leadership Development is responsible for the following: 1) Working with Advisors and student committees to coordinate the planning, delivery, and assessment of large-scale OPAL events and to facilitate leadership development of students in this process (These include, but are not limited to: Latinx Heritage Month, Black Legacy Month, and Asian Pacific American Heritage Month.); 2) Development and delivery of OPAL’s leadership development initiatives, based on the social change model of leadership; and 3) Manage OPAL’s marketing and communications.

Skills & Knowledge

• Demonstrated commitment to personal and departmental integrity, creativity, collaboration, initiative, multicultural education, and professionalism.
• Awareness of developmental issues of college-age students.
• Demonstrated ability and commitment to fostering development of and building strong relationships with students.
• Demonstrated cultural competence; proven effectiveness in serving the needs of a diverse undergraduate student population.
• Knowledge of the social change model of leadership.
• Strong interpersonal skills in effectively working with students, faculty and staff.
• Strong organizational skills and ability to proficiently manage multiple projects.
• Ability to address challenges collaboratively and creatively.
• Ability to exercise tact, discretion and independent judgment.

Minimum Experience

• Two years of post-baccalaureate student development experience, including event management, program management, and workshop facilitation.
• Two years’ of full-time experience working in a higher education or residential setting.
• Experience supervising student staff.
• Demonstrated experience working both independently and collaboratively.
• Demonstrated experiences in working with and/or advocating on behalf of first-generation students, students of color, LGBTQIA students, and/or under-served and under-represented student communities.

Minimum Education

• Bachelor’s degree.

SEIU Level Not an SEIU Position
FLSA Exempt
Employment Category Regular Full Time
Department Contact for Cover Letter Danielle Hussey, Assistant Dean and Advisor to International Students
Equal Opportunity Employer

Dartmouth College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, marital status, or any other legally protected status. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Evening and weekend hours will be required.

Employment in this position is contingent upon consent to and successful completion of a pre-employment background check, which may include a criminal background check, reference checks, verification of work history, and verification of any required academic credentials, licenses, and/or certifications, with results acceptable to Dartmouth College. A criminal conviction will not automatically disqualify an applicant from employment. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

Key Accountabilities

Key Accountabilities

Large-Scale Cultural Event Coordination

• Works with Advisors and Student Committees to coordinate large-scale annual community-building and awareness-raising events (Black Legacy Month, Latinx Heritage Month, Asian Pacific American Heritage Month). This may include responsibilities such as room booking, fundraising, arranging speakers and performers, talking students through outcomes and decision-making, and facilitating student, faculty, and community partnerships.
• Conducts leadership development trainings for student leaders and committee participants.
• Conducts termly trainings for student leaders on budget and funding proposal writing and examines student group budget and funding proposals.
• Develops, implements, and evaluates strategies for creating more collaborative, intersectional, and coherent processes for OPAL community development programs and events.
• Brings together student interns and student leaders working on various OPAL-advised programs to facilitate collaborative and coordinated efforts.
• Seeks out and secures funding from campus partners and external sources to support OPAL cultural events and programs.
Leadership Development and Workshop Facilitation
• Oversees the coordination, development, delivery, and assessment of OPAL’s leadership development program(s), utilizing the social change model of leadership.
• Collaborates with OPAL staff to revise, update, and expand the curriculum of leadership development programs and initiatives.
• Trains, supervises, and evaluates undergraduate student staff, where needed.
• Participates in the facilitation of cultural competency workshops offered throughout the year, where needed.
• Supports programs and initiatives within all OPAL Advising Areas to advance social justice and social change, and to advance the cultural competency of students.
Marketing and Communications
• Develops, implements, and assesses a communication and marketing strategy for OPAL.
• Coordinates support for OPAL leadership and community programs and services using social networking platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, etc.
• Maintains the OPAL website, newsletter, and other methods of communication.
• Provides timely communications related to student leadership and community development to members of the Dartmouth community.
Manages OPAL’s Student Resource Center
• Responsible for maintaining a welcoming, tidy, functional space for the student communities that OPAL serves.
• Hires, trains, and supervises student staff responsible for opening/closing facility, conducting walk-throughs, etc. Organizes student building manager schedules.
• Communicates facility maintenance requests, supply orders, and programmatic needs to appropriate college personnel.
• Serves as point-person to communities and organizations regarding their needs and use of the space.
Other Duties
• Collaborates with staff on OPAL’s Welcome/Orientation, Tabling, and Outreach events.
• Provides support to other large-scale events in OPAL, where needed.
• Represents OPAL and Dartmouth College at appropriate conferences and meetings.
• Works with Director on Special Projects.
• Demonstrates a commitment to diversity, inclusion, and cultural awareness through actions, interactions, and communications with others.

-- Performs other duties as assigned. Evening and weekend hours required.

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  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
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