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Program Coordinator for First Gen, Low-Income, and Black Student Communities

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

This is a term position through June, 30, 2018. Some night and weekend work will be required. This position is a term position. 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 First Gen, Low-Income, and Black Student Communities
Department OPAL, Office of Pluralism and Leadership
Position Number 1125790
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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 Office of Pluralism and Leadership (OPAL) advances Dartmouth’s commitment to academic success, diversity, inclusion, and wellness by engaging all students in development of identity, community, and leadership. OPAL provides academic and sociocultural advising, designs and facilitates educational programs, and serves as advocates for all students and communities.

Position Purpose

As a critical member of the OPAL staff, the Program Coordinator for First Gen, Low-Income, and Black Student Communities is responsible for: the coordination of community-building, mentorship, orientation, graduation and personal-development programs; providing general support, encouragement, and resources to First Gen, Low-Income, and/or Black students; and supporting OPAL Deans on the implementation and on-going development of initiatives focused on these student communities. *In this role, First Gen refers to students who are a part of the first generation in their family to attend college, and those with comparable histories or experiences.

This is a term position. Evening and weekend hours required.

Skills & Knowledge

• Demonstrated commitment to personal and departmental integrity, creativity, collaboration, initiative, multicultural education, and professionalism.
• Demonstrated knowledge of issues related to First Gen, Low-Income, and Black student experiences, particularly on a college campus.
• Strong organizational and problem-solving skills.
• Supervisory and/or leadership ability.
• Excellent communication, collaboration, listening and interpersonal skills, and ability to work in a team setting.
• Demonstrated ability to foster positive and productive relationships with all campus constituencies, including administration, faculty, staff, alumni, students, and families.
• Demonstrated cultural competence; proven effectiveness in serving the needs of a diverse undergraduate student population.
• Ability to balance competing demands under pressure.
• Ability to adapt personal and professional schedule to the College’s year-round calendar.

Minimum Experience

• Two years of post-baccalaureate student development experience including program development, workshop facilitation, and working with (and advocating on behalf of) Black and/or Low-Income youth and First-Generation college students.
• 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 experience working or living internationally, and/or bi- or multi-lingual fluency, preferred.

Minimum Education

• Bachelor’s degree required.

• Master’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience in Ethnic Studies, LGBTQ Studies, Gender Studies, Higher Education, Counseling, or social justice field preferred.

SEIU Level Not an SEIU Position
FLSA Exempt
Employment Category Regular Full Time w/end date
Department Contact for Cover Letter Rachel Edens, Assistant Dean and Advisor to First Gen and Low Income 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

This is a term position through June, 30, 2018.

Some night and weekend work will be required.

This position is a term position.

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

Program Coordination and Facilitation
• Works with the Assistant Dean and Advisor to First Gen and Low-Income Students on the development of programs that enhance the matriculation quality of First Gen, Low-Income, and/or Black students.
• Administers the coordination, marketing, delivery, and assessment of community-building, mentorship, orientation, graduation, and personal development programs. This may include responsibilities such as room booking, fundraising, facilitating group discussions, arranging speakers and performers, talking students through outcomes and decision-making, and facilitating student, faculty, and community partnerships.
• Seeks out and secures funding from campus partners and external sources to support related events and programs.
• Collaborates with campus partners on initiatives that strengthen the mission of OPAL, especially around initiatives related to First Gen, Low-Income, and Black student communities.
• Trains, supervises, and evaluates undergraduate student staff, where needed.

Support and Resource Referral

• Creates electronic and print resources that assist First Gen, Low-Income, and/or Black students in navigating the institution.
• Provides mentorship, referrals, and resources to First Gen, Low-Income, and/or Black students.
• Assists OPAL staff in advising student leaders, interns, and organizations on topics related to issues of race, ethnicity, and socio-economic status.
• Attends Dartmouth professional training programs and remains current in the field, and abreast of issues regarding diversity, especially issues facing First Gen, Low-Income and/or Black student communities, and strategies for enhancing the quality of their matriculation.
Other Duties
• Collaborates with staff on OPAL’s Welcome/Orientation, Tabling, and Outreach events.
• Provides support to large-scale events (i.e. Heritage/History Months) in OPAL, where needed.
• Participates in and supports the work of OPAL’s assessment efforts.
• 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.

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  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
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