Program Coordinator

Albany, NY - Posted on: Thursday 12/18/14


Reporting to the Director of Intercultural Student Engagement, the program coordinator of the Multicultural Resource Center (MRC) will provide vision and leadership to oversee the operation of a center charged with improving the campus climate for African, Latino, Asian and Native American (ALANA) students, and assisting in the training and education of all members of the UAlbany community around topics of diversity, inclusion, multiculturalism and cultural competency.  The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate the ability to work collaboratively with faculty, staff, students and community members looking for information regarding diversity and inclusion as well as develop and deliver programs that provide outreach, support and advocacy for our growing ALANA student population.

The Program Coordinator will:

  • Supervise 30 to 35 paid and volunteer student staff members including hiring, training, scheduling, and staff evaluation
  • Expand and enhance existing initiatives within multicultural programs and services for ALANA students such as: leadership development, cultural & social programming, pre-professional opportunities, recognition ceremonies, recruitment, counseling, academic support, and career services
  • Assist the Director of I.S.E. in the administration of diversity and inclusion workshops including UACCESS, NCBI & Safe Space workshops
  • Assist in the training of CHARGE Peer Educators
  • Assist in other educational programming and training opportunities
  • Be expected to produce end of semester reports on the status of the center, including but not limited to staffing and programming updates
  • In collaboration with I.S.E. Director and GSRC Coordinator, serve as secondary advisor for cultural, spiritual and gender and sexuality based affinity groups
  • Represent the Office of Intercultural Student Engagement on Divisional and University-wide committees as needed
  • Oversee marketing and advertising of center services
  • Assist and attend annual Intercultural Student Engagement events, i.e. the MSAC Intercultural Leadership Retreat, The LGBTQ and ALANA Welcome Receptions, the Lavender Graduation, the Dr. Seth Spellman Awards and the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Luncheon
  • Support retention programs and services



Minimum Qualifications:

  • BA or BS degree from a college or university accredited by the U.S. Department of Education or an internationally recognized accrediting organization
  • Demonstrated experience working directly with ALANA students
  • Demonstrated experience working directly with Muslim students
  • Demonstrated ability to establish rapport and build effective relationships with diverse populations
  • Basic knowledge and awareness of LGBTQ* population
  • Two (2) years programming and/or diversity related experience in a collegiate environment
  • Experience working in a campus-based cultural center or advising cultural groups
  • Demonstrated strong interpersonal, organizational, and writing skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as part of a team
  • Demonstrated problem-solving skills
  • Familiarity with diverse cultures and diversity related program design
  • Expertise working with Microsoft Windows platforms, including Microsoft Office software
  • Sensitivity to the needs of a diverse student population, including ALANA, LGBTQ*, religious and international students
  • Interpersonal/human relations skills
  • Verbal and written communication skills
  • Event management skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree from a college or university accredited by a U.S. Department of Education or internationally recognized accrediting organization
  • Candidate’s Master’s degree in Higher Education, Counseling, Education, Asian, Africana, Latino & Caribbean Studies or related areas
  • Experience managing a budget

Applicants MUST submit the following documents:

  • Resume/CV
  • Cover letter stating all the required minimum qualifications and any of the applicable preferred qualifications; also address your personal philosophy for student discipline
  • List of three references with contact information

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