Program Coordinator

Hamilton, NY - Posted: 12/19/16 | SHARE:


Colgate University, a highly-selective residential liberal arts university with 2,900 students, is a very special place to work. A diverse group of individuals from local and worldwide communities, our staff is critical to preserving the university's high standards and strong reputation as a leader in higher education. We nurture an inclusive, collaborative culture, where each employee is treated as an important contributor, offer generous benefit packages and encourage staff wellness, learning and advancement. We offer staff opportunities to audit Colgate classes, as well as earn credits towards a Colgate undergraduate degree. Our friendly staff can be found attending lectures, working out together at our state of the art gym facilities, kayaking, paddle boarding and sailing on Lake Moraine, and participating in one of the many daily events that take place on campus and in the Village of Hamilton.

Job Category: Support Staff

Division/Department: DC-ALANA Cultural Center

Full time/Part Time: Full-Time

Temporary: No

Working hours: Days, occasional evening and weekend work required.

Job Description: Accountabilities:
As Program Coordinator for ALANA, this position is primarily responsible for supporting the ALANA Cultural Center on campus. Areas of focus include responsibility for:
- ensuring that students have access to opportunities for student group membership and leadership and that they receive value as a result of their participation in the community;
- encouraging students to achieve a sense of responsibility for their personal growth and academic success;
- effective outreach to students and proactively ensuring students engage in campus life area through personal interactions, and various media;
- applying knowledge of campus life area to the development and execution of programs that align with and foster the development of students within program areas. Ensures effective and responsible execution of these programs.
- developing and sharing knowledge about campus life area and University policies and procedures;
- effective management of logistics for event and programs including accurate capture and maintenance of records and program data;
- generating ideas for program execution;
- assessing and making appropriate judgments in cases of emergencies.
- as required, effectively supervising students.

Essential Functions: Individuals will be expected to master the following technical competencies:
Multicultural Knowledge: Knowledge sufficient to effectively engage students on issues of diversity. Demonstrated ability to be a strong advocate for diversity with proven ability to work with diverse populations. Demonstrated background in diversity education and programming; and bring experience engaging various constituencies across differences of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, class, and spiritual backgrounds.
Intersectional Identities: Knowledge and skill in understanding issues of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, class, and spiritual backgrounds and their intersectionality sufficient to assist students with making the connection between their identities within the context of a small, private, residential, rural liberal arts college
Student Group Advising, All campus life, regardless of level: Demonstrated expertise in student affairs and ability to influence students in making good decisions and working with groups and individuals. Demonstrated ability to develop and work within student leadership structure. Demonstrated expertise in designing and implementing student leadership opportunities for student leaders. Skills to train both students and staff in effective practices.
Event Management, All campus life, regardless of level: Demonstrated expertise in event planning and implementation sufficient to ensure events meet University goals, and are held in compliance with University policies and procedures. Expertise in risk management sufficient to avoid material consequences to the University.
Program Management, non-department head: Demonstrated expertise in program delivery, consistent with broader organizational guidelines and within the context of a small, private, residential, rural liberal arts college. Implements and troubleshoot on-site logistics. Ability to apply techniques of assessment to measure programmatic effectiveness. Connects intended outcomes, priorities and goals to divisional and institutional outcomes, priorities and goals.
Administrative: Demonstrated ability to effectively and consistently apply time management, problem solving, and planning skills in the implementation of processes or programs. Demonstrated ability to effectively use technical solutions to assist in the collection and maintenance of key data and records and within university, division and department guidelines. Demonstrated ability to consistently meet functional accountabilities while staying within assigned budget constraints.


(Education and Experience): - A bachelor's degree, or a combination of education and experience from which comparable skills are acquired.
- Has demonstrated organizational skills and the ability to coordinate programs and events, manage data, and prioritize multiple responsibilities.
- Has demonstrated leadership capabilities.
-Must possess superior interpersonal skills and ability to collaborate with a variety of departments, interdisciplinary programs, and campus groups in a team driven environment.
-Must be capable of working collegially with a diverse group of students, faculty, staff, and visitors on a daily basis.
-Must have demonstrated strong verbal, written, and presentation skills.
- Must have the ability to supervise students and volunteers, and have the capability to manage budgets.

Additional Preferred Qualifications: - A minimum of six months to one year of experience in generating ideas for new programs and managing both existing and new programs in an academic setting with successful results is preferred.

Job Open Date: 12-14-2016

Application Types Accepted: General Application

To Apply:

Special Instructions to Applicants: This position is slated to start on August 15, 2017, and is a 10 month position with the ability to renew after two years.

It is the policy of Colgate University not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of their race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, pregnancy, national origin, marital status, disability, protected Veterans status, sexual orientation and gender identity and expression, genetic information, victims of domestic violence and stalking, familial status, and all other categories covered by recruitment, hiring, upgrading, promotion, transfer, demotion, layoff, recall, termination, rates of pay or other forms of compensation and selection for training at all levels of the employment. Colgate University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities/Females/Persons with Disabilities/Protected Veterans are encouraged to apply.

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