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Appointment Type: Staff Full-time
Department: Community Outreach
Categories: Staff

Work Days: Monday-Friday, occasional evenings and weekends.
Shift Start/End Time: 8:00 am-5:00 pm, This varies based on the business need at times due to events. 
Hours Per Week: 37
Weeks Per Year: 48

Program Coordinator of Community Engagement and Outreach

Pay status and classification: Non-exempt, Regular full-time 

Supervisor: Director of Community Engagement and Outreach

Position Purpose: Supports the Department of Community Engagement/Outreach and STEP with the planning and coordination of department activities and programs. Provides administrative assistance for department operations. Maintains a high level of confidentiality and sensitivity.

This position is funded by a grant from the New York State Department of Education and is contingent upon grant funding. The Science and Technology Entry Program (STEP) is a New York State grant-funded program that was designed to prepare historically underrepresented and economically disadvantaged students to enter college and increase participation in math, science, technology, health-related fields, and licensed professions. Union College has been awarded the STEP grant since 1994 to partner with local schools and provide high-quality STEM instruction to students enrolled in the program. All STEP services and resources are offered at no cost to participants. 

Essential Responsibilities and duties:

  1. Administration: Assists with administrative tasks, as well as set up for meetings and events, greeting visitors, and other office tasks and activities. Oversees the database for both Community Outreach, and STEP. Helps create intentional branding and marketing to promote the office and its resources. 
  2. Engagement: Supports the implementation and evaluation of program initiatives, including Community Outreach and STEP experiences. Engages with program grade 7-12 students and undergraduate leaders to enhance recruitment and participation.
  3. Communication: Communicates with external partners, campus stakeholders, along with STEP students and families about program opportunities and updates. Maintains the department's online presence, including social media accounts and the website pages. 


  1. Associate’s degree is required, and/or a combination of relevant education, training, certifications, and/or work experience. Bachelor’s degree is preferred. 
  2. Valid New York State driver’s license to drive campus vehicles to events and programs.
  3. This position will require non-traditional hours, including nights and weekends.
  4. Highly proficient in using a range of business office software applications.
  5. Able to collaborate effectively with colleagues across the College to achieve shared goals and objectives.
  6. Able to exercise exceptional judgment, ensures strict confidentiality, and demonstrates outstanding professionalism in a range of situations.

The expected rate for this position is $19.50-$20.00 per hour. Except for roles with a set rate of pay, the wage/salary of the finalist selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to departmental budgets, qualifications, experience, education, licenses, specialty, and training. The stated hiring rate/range represents the College’s good faith and reasonable estimate of the rate/range of possible compensation at the time of posting.

We know some job seekers may not apply for career opportunities unless they meet every qualification in the position description including the preferred qualifications. We are most interested in hiring the best staff and faculty colleagues, and recognize that a successful candidate may come from a less traditional career path. We encourage you to apply, even if you don’t believe you meet every one of our preferred qualifications. 

We offer exceptional benefits including:

  • 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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