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Job ID: 132898

Multicultural Center Coordinator
Simmons University


Date Posted Nov. 4, 2019
Title Multicultural Center Coordinator
University Simmons University
Boston, MA, United States
Department Administration
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
 
 
  • Coordinator
    Classified Staff
  • Student Services
 
 



Located in Boston's historic Fenway area, Simmons has a strong tradition of empowering women and challenging traditional gender roles. Simmons University was one of the first higher education institutions to prepare women to become leaders and has evolved to become a university offering a women's undergraduate program and graduate programs open to all.

You're joining our community at an especially exciting time as one of our strategic goals is to become the most inclusive campus in New England. You'll find that people who work here are truly committed to our mission of preparing students to become champions of social justice and leaders in their professions and their communities. This commitment and pride make for a dynamic workplace.

Simmons University is committed to inclusive excellence in all aspects of an individual's community experience. As a university committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, Simmons encourages applications from all under-represented groups. Simmons is committed to creating, developing, promoting, and enhancing inclusive hiring practices-at all levels, for all positions-ensuring diverse talent pools and the delivery of a consistent positive candidate experience. Simmons is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to continuing to develop a more diverse faculty, staff, student body, and curriculum.

Job Summary:
Simmons University is looking for a Program Coordinator to join the Multicultural Center. Reporting to the Director, you will be responsible for developing and implementing educational, social and collaborative programs in the areas of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Managing the day to day operations of the Center, the Program Coordinator will play a pivotal role in creating an interactive, affirming and developmental space.

On January 31, 2018, Simmons celebrated the grand opening of the Multicultural Center, a new space that offers advocacy, programming, and resources in regards to diversity, equity and inclusion at the College. The Center embodies Simmons' commitment to creating an environment that is free from bias, prejudice, and discrimination.

Responsibilities:

Programming
  • Advise affinity student organizations and assist in their logistical event planning and chaperoning;
  • Develop and implement educational programming for the broader Simmons community in coordination with the Director;
  • Plan, promote and coordinate the recruitment and retention of underrepresented students at Simmons;
  • Lead and coordinate targeted and culturally responsive programming/events;
  • Arrange meetings, workshops, events, etc. designed to exchange information, promote the office's objectives;
  • Build internal and external relationships within the Simmons community;
  • Ensure that event details including communication, venues, presenters, travel arrangements, materials, refreshments, and technology are arranged and completed in an appropriate and timely manner;
  • Work collaboratively with OCIE to promote DE&I and other community culture initiatives;


Administration
  • Create and nurture relationships with individuals and departments to develop a network of enthusiastic departments engaged via active participation in the success of program/project;
  • Incorporate social media and networking into programs and projects as appropriate;
  • Provide a support network, including outreach, advocacy, and other support services for all marginalized students attending Simmons;
  • Participate in committees as requested;
  • Participate on committees as requested;


Evaluation
  • Observe program sessions and interact with participants for the purpose of gaining insight, growing and strengthening program knowledge;
  • Hire, train, and supervise work-study students;
  • Perform other duties as assigned;


Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree required, Master's degree preferred;
  • 2-5 years of professional experience;
  • Ability to work as a team member and individually;
  • Commitment to values of diversity, equity, inclusion, intersectionality and student development;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of equity work including best practices in regards to identity development, intersectional programming, social justice, inclusion, multiculturalism and creating equity;
  • Experience advocating for and supporting the academic, personal and professional needs of underrepresented populations;
  • Proven ability to handle multiple projects and tasks simultaneously, set priorities and meet tight deadlines;
  • Ability to handle confidential information with discretion and professionalism;
  • Strong organizational and administrative skills;
  • Prior supervisory experience preferred;
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills;
  • Experience with program development, implementation and assessment.


Salary Grade
H05

Instructions to Applicants: Please upload all applicable application materials (e.g. resume/cv, cover letter, writing sample, teaching philosophy, etc.) in the "Resume/CV" box on page 2 ("My Experience") of this application. Documents can be uploaded individually or as a combined document (e.g. PDF).

Simmons University is committed to inclusive excellence in all aspects of an individual's community experience. As a university committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, Simmons encourages applications from all under-represented groups. Simmons is committed to creating, developing, promoting, and enhancing inclusive hiring practices-at all levels, for all positions-ensuring diverse talent pools and the delivery of a consistent positive candidate experience. Simmons is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to continuing to develop a more diverse faculty, staff, student body, and curriculum.


To apply, visit https://simmons.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/Simmons-Careers/job/Main-Campus---Boston-MA/Multicultural-Center-Coordinator_R06373

Located in Bostons historic Fenway area, Simmons College is a small, private, non-sectarian College which has educated students for enriching careers and purposeful lives since 1899. Working at Simmons means joining a collaborative, diverse and mission-driven community of educators and professionals.

We prepare students to be leaders for themselves, their communities and the world. Our faculty and staff members lead by example - sharing a commitment to excellence and putting the students first.
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