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PROGRAM COORDINATOR OF INTERCULTURAL AFFAIRS

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Appointment Type: Admin Full-time
Department: Campus Diversity/Inclusion
Categories: Administration
Position Grade: HA1

The Program Coordinator of Intercultural Affairs is responsible for ensuring the success and well-bring of students of color and marginalized communities on campus. The Program Coordinator is charged with taking a proactive approach to creating an environment where all students understand their identity and the identities of others in a community environment.

Qualifications: 

  • Bachelors Degree required. Master’s Degree in Higher Education Administration or related field preferred.
  • Relevant professional experience, such as 2 years of professional experience in higher education or a related field.
  • Established commitment to diversity and social justice principles.
  • Proved commitment to continued personal and professional development.
  • Excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated experience engaging a diverse student body.
  • Experience with data analysis and composing comprehensive analytical reports.
  • Must be safety conscious, able to work with a diverse group of individuals and promote these ideals.
  • Ability to prioritize, work in a fast-paced environment and manage multiple projects while maintaining available to students and building purposeful relationships across different diverse communities

Responsibilities: 

  • Oversee the operation of the Strauss’s Unity Lounge including room booking and usage of the lounge, LGBTQ+ Resource Room and the Interfaith Prayer Room
  • Hire, supervise and train between 8-15 student workers, maintain students’ work hours and schedule, assign daily tasks and oversee project progress, conduct performance reviews with student workers
  • Implement student-centered programmatic efforts that educate and address specifically LGBTQ+, gender, interfaith and other social justice related concerns for the Union community through campus-wide collaboration
  • Be an integral team member to develop a BIPOC Student Network Group.
  • Run and facilitate BIPOC Student Network Group weekly meeting, advise students in group and direct support to participants to retain students when necessary 
  • Serve on the LGBTQ+ Affairs Committee and implement educational and social programs for campus community including managing annual LGBTQ+ workshop(s) for students and employees
  • Serve as a mentor and provide appropriate resources for students in relation to their academic, social, leadership and identity development 
  • Partner with Assistant Director of Intercultural Affairs in the implementation of pre-orientation program
  • Ensure the office’s website pages remain current and effective at communicating the office’s mission and opportunities.
  • Manage OIA and Religious & Spiritual Life’s Website and maintain a strong presence on offices’ social media accounts that encourages engagement in the office’s programs and services.
  • Collaborate with the Assistant Dean of Diversity and Inclusion to manage department’s budget
  • Work with Assistant Dean to supervise and work with Religious and Spiritual Life’s faith leader and their presence on campus with a focus on interfaith programming
  • Support and encourage the work of the Multi-faith Council and cross-organizational programming in LGBTQ+, Gender and Interfaith issues.
  • Coordinate campus key initiatives including Unity March, Social Justice Retreat, ALANA and Lavender Celebration of Achievement, and keynote speakers/performances
  • Attend events hosted by student organizations and religious groups.
  • Other tasks and projects assigned by the Assistant Dean for Intercultural Affairs.
  • Ability to work weekends and evenings occasionally required.

We offer exceptional benefits including, but not limited to the following:

  • Generous Vacation, Sick and Personal Time
  • Winter Recess Break in Addition to Paid Holidays
  • Healthcare, Dental, and Vision Insurance (Flexible Spending and Dependent Care Accounts)
  • Free On-Campus Fitness Facility Access and Discounts for On-Campus Wellness Programs
  • Employee Scholarships toward Certifications, Seminars, Training and Professional Development
  • Pre and Post Tax participation in a 403(b) Retirement Plan
  • Salary Continuation Program in the event of Disability
  • Tuition Assistance Program for Employee, Spouse and/or Dependents

Note: All new hires of Union College are subject to a thorough education, work experience, and criminal history background check.

Union College

Officially chartered in 1795, Union College is the fifth oldest liberal arts college in the country. Located in the Capital District of New York State, Union is a highly selective residential and undergraduate college, home to 2,200 students and 220 faculty, and offering 44 majors. Union was the first liberal arts college to rethink the traditional liberal arts education and adopt an engineering curriculum. That pioneering approach continues today with an education that encourages students to work beyond the limits of disciplinary boundaries, allowing them to think globally and lead innovatively in a world where problem solving requires breadth across humanities, arts, social sciences, science, and engineering.

Diversity at Union College

Union College is an equal opportunity employer and strongly committed to student and workforce diversity. Increasing diversity on campus is a critical priority for Union, one that is integral to our mission of preparing students for a globally interconnected world. Union provides a blend of intellectual, social and cultural opportunities to facilitate the integrated academic, social and personal development of a diverse community. We value and are committed to a host of diverse populations and cultures including, but not limited to, those based on race, religion, disability, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, national origin and veteran status. Union College is committed to providing access and will provide reasonable accommodation in its application process to individuals with disabilities that request such accommodations.

Non-Discrimination Policy

Union College will not discriminate in the recruitment or selection of faculty and employees, or in any other area of employment, on the basis of age, sex, race, national origin, religion, religious belief, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression and veteran status. In this regard, opportunities for advancement will be made available without bias. The College is also subject to state and federal laws, supports efforts to attract and retain fully qualified women and other minority group members for faculty and other positions. Union College will comply with the letter and intent of all State and Federal laws and applicable orders pursuant to Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action.



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