Office of Student Inclusion and Involvement Program Coordinator

DESCRIPTION OF JOB

Under the leadership of the Assistant Dean and Director of Student Inclusion and Involvement, the Office of Student Inclusion and Involvement (OSII) Academic Support & Program Coordinator is responsible for the coordination of the Multicultural Student Achievement Program (MSA). The MSA program is designed to increase the recruitment, retention and success of underrepresented freshman and sophomore students through academic/co-curricular enrichment, leadership development and peer mentoring. This position will also work in partnership with the two Assistant Directors of Student Inclusion and Involvement, supporting programming and events around diversity and inclusion, as well as summer pre-college programming. Additional job functions will include constituency-based support, advocacy, and outreach to underrepresented students, along with the general supervision of student workers.

This is a full-time 12-month position. Some evening and weekend hours are required, depending on programs and events.

Responsibilities

Multicultural Student Achievement Program (MSA)

  • Provide daily leadership and coordination of the MSA program.
  • Identify issues and dynamics that serve as barriers to the success and retention of MSA scholars and suggest options to eliminate or modify those barriers.
  • Provide academic support to MSA Scholars through biweekly study tables, one-on-one tutoring, and monthly check-ins.
  • Work directly with students and in small group settings to provide tutoring and guidance in academic skills and performance (test-taking, reading comprehension, writing skills, and other related skills).
  • Identify and compile academic enrichment material for students that participate in the MSA Program and who need additional support.
  • In partnership with the Assistant Dean and Director of Student Inclusion and Involvement, monitor the academic progress (e.g. academic alerts, midterm progress) of students utilizing the services of MSA; provide support, referral and follow-up to ensure academic success.
  • Collect and assist with the assessment of both qualitative and quantitative data for MSA scholars.
  • Oversee the MSA Peer Mentor Program.
  • Organize monthly professional development workshops for the MSA scholars.
  • Assist in the hiring, supervising and training of MSA Peer Tutors and program interns/Graduate Assistants.
  • In partnership with the Assistant Dean and Director of Student Inclusion and Involvement, and the Admissions Office, creatively market the MSA program to prospective students.

Multicultural Event Programming & Planning

  • Assist in the planning and implementation of multicultural events and programs that target diverse populations in partnership with the Assistant Directors of Student inclusion and Involvement.
  • Assist in the development and planning of the Multicultural Student Organization Retreat and provide additional support to the Multicultural Student Organizations on campus.
  • Attend events and programs sponsored by the Office of Student Inclusion and Involvement.
  • Serve as the Program Coordinator for the Summer Pre-College Math program in partnership with Admissions and the Math Department.

Marketing & Communications

  • Develop and implement a marketing plan for MSA and assist with marketing initiatives, including brochures, event flyers, and the use of social media (Facebook, Twitter, etc.).
  • Develop a communication plan for internal and external community partners as it relates to MSA.
  • Capture photos from events and programs throughout the year to use as marketing material.

Student Advocating & Support

  • Work directly with and provide support for underrepresented students.
  • Research best practices and evolving trends in student services for diverse populations.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS

Necessary Education or Work Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree required in a field of specialization related to the type of work being performed.
  • General knowledge base of college level math, science and writing.
  • One to two years of direct experience in assisting with diversity, inclusion, social justice efforts, multicultural programming, and/or student advocacy.
  • Experience marketing events and programs.
  • Experience working with, and providing support for, underrepresented students, specifically students of color, first generation, low-income, undocumented, and LGBTQ+ students.

Required Knowledge and Skills

  • Strong organizational ability, interpersonal skills, and high aptitude in oral and written communications.
  • Ability to work within a dynamic environment and a proven competence in managing multiple tasks and competing priorities.
  • Proactive and creative approach to problem solving and experience providing crisis intervention and referrals to appropriate campus and community resources.
  • Ability to gather, track and interpret data as it relates to programming and events to better assess the impact on students served and make recommendations for improvement.
  • Familiarity with and ability to uphold FERPA regulations when working with students and confidential records.

Other Qualifications

Edgewood College, an Equal Opportunity Employer, is committed to academic excellence through diversity in its faculty, staff, and students. Candidates must demonstrate multicultural competence — the awareness, knowledge, and skills needed to work with others who are culturally different from self in meaningful, relevant, and productive ways. Applicants from traditionally underrepresented populations including women and racial and ethnic minorities are especially encouraged to apply. The selected candidate must actively support the mission of the College by working with faculty, staff and students to share in our core values — truth, compassion, justice, partnership, and community.

To apply: Send a cover letter, resume, and references to:

Edgewood College
Human Resources – OSIC
1000 Edgewood College Drive
Madison, WI 53711
E-mail: humanresources@edgewood.edu
Equal Opportunity Employer