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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 & Leadserhip
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, our Program Coordinators for Community and Leadership Development are responsible for developing and overseeing the implementation of signature programs, providing opportunities for student leadership development, coordinating outreach, and facilitating educational trainings. Program Coordinators are generally focused on working with particular affinity communities or areas of oversight under the guidance and supervision of an OPAL Dean. These affinity communities and areas of oversight include: Black Students, Multicultural Education, International Students, Latinx Students, LGBTQIA+ Students, Pan-Asian Students, and Women & Gender. Many programs run during evenings and weekends, and work schedules will be arranged to accommodate irregular hours.

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.
  • 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.
  • 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 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 women, international, and/or first-generation students, students of color, LGBTQIA students, and/or under-served and under-represented student communities.
Minimum Education
  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Education and experience in Higher Education, Social Justice Education, Ethnic Studies, Gender and Sexuality Studies, or International Education, preferred.
SEIU Level Not an SEIU Position
FLSA Exempt
Employment Category Regular Full Time
Department Contact for Cover Letter Reese Kelly, Senior Assistant Dean for Pluralism & Leadership
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

Program Coordination and Leadership Development

  • Under the guidance of an OPAL Dean, develops and oversees the implementation, marketing, delivery, and assessment of community-building, awareness-raising, mentorship, orientation, graduation, and personal development programs. Responsibilities may include program development, soliciting student involvement, facilitating group discussions, arranging speakers and performers, talking students through outcomes and decision-making, room-booking, budgeting, and facilitating student, faculty, and community partnerships.
  • Conducts leadership development trainings for student leaders, mentors, and committee participants, using a social justice lens.
  • Conducts trainings for student leaders on budget and funding proposal writing, as needed, and examines student group budget and funding proposals.
  • Develops, implements, and evaluates strategies for creating more collaborative, intersectional, and coherent processes for OPAL programs and events.
  • Seeks out and secures funding from campus partners and external sources to support OPAL cultural events and programs.
  • Trains, supervises, and evaluates undergraduate student staff, where needed.
    Outreach and Education
  • Creates electronic and print resources, outreach, and marketing materials. This may include updating website materials and using social networking platforms such as Instagram, Facebook, etc.
  • Collaborates with OPAL staff to revise, update, and expand the curriculum of leadership development programs and initiatives.
  • Connects and refers students to the appropriate OPAL Dean for 1-1 advising.
  • Participates in the facilitation of cultural competency workshops offered throughout the year, as needed, including developing, coordinating, and delivering educational trainings primarily to undergraduate students. Topics could include identity, power, privilege, bias intervention, and dialoguing across difference. May include management of OPAL’s portfolio of educational trainings and OPAL’s diversity peer-educator program.
  • Responsible for maintaining welcoming, tidy, functional spaces for the student communities that OPAL serves. May include management of OPAL’s Student Resource Center and hiring, training, and supervising student building managers, communicating facility and maintenance requests to appropriate college personnel, and serving as the point-person to communities and organizations regarding their needs and use of the space.
    Other Duties
  • Collaborates with staff on OPAL-wide programs.
  • Supports programs and initiatives within all OPAL affinity communities to advance social justice and social change, and to advance the cultural competency of students.
  • Attends Dartmouth professional training programs and remains current in the field, and abreast of issues regarding diversity, especially issues facing OPAL affinity communities, and strategies for enhancing the quality of their matriculation.
  • 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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  2. Cover Letter
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