About Mills College: Located in Oakland, California, in the heart of the San Francisco Bay Area, Mills College is a liberal arts college for women and gender non-binary students, with graduate programs for all genders. Consistently ranked one of the top master's universities and one of the best value colleges in the West by U.S. News & World Report, Mills also has been named one of the Best Colleges in the nation by The Princeton Review. The Mills experience is distinguished by small, interactive classes, one-on-one attention from exceptional faculty, a culture of creative experimentation, and cutting-edge interdisciplinary learning opportunities which empower students to make a statement in their careers and communities. As one of the most diverse liberal arts colleges in the country, we have a strong record of academic success with first-generation students, students of color, Latinx students, LGBTQ students, and other underrepresented students. Mills College has recently become a Hispanic Serving Institution. Applicants with expertise and experience in supporting and promoting success for Latina/o students are encouraged to apply.
Mills College encourages diversity in hiring and particularly welcomes applications and nominations from women, gender non-binary individuals, and minorities. Mills College seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to equity, inclusion, and social justice and our desire to maintain the excellence of our faculty. In so doing, we offer our students not only the opportunity to learn about varied disciplines but to engage with diverse perspectives and ways of knowing and learning. For more information, please visit https://www.mills.edu/
'We Are the Voices We Have Been Waiting for: Poetry, Performance, and Public Humanities' is a Mellon Foundation Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities (HESH) funded project which aims to promote creative connections among poets, performers, and scholars across Oakland/East Bay and beyond. The project comprises three parts--Mills graduate student community collaborators working with community organizations; Mills undergraduate students developing a digital archive of arts in Oakland; and performance, lectures, and conversations for the Mills College Presents: Oakland Performing Arts/Oakland Performing Public Humanities (OPA/OPH)--and will run from 2019-2023.
Reporting directly to the Principal Investigator of the grant, the Project Coordinator will be responsible for performing administrative and marketing duties necessary to support grant-funded activities and events, and will conduct community outreach and activities to enhance the Colleges engagement with Oakland and national arts and public humanities more broadly. These activities include managing the OPA/OPH series, attending to the programmatic and technical details of the events in the series, producing the podcast of the series, social media and marketing, maintaining a digital map of arts in Oakland, liaising with the Performing Arts Facilities Director, and other responsibilities, as needed.
Primary Responsibilities Marketing
Social media management (e.g., Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook feeds and content creation),
Identify prospective audiences and sustain contact with them,
Develop media campaign,
Press releases / calendar listings in local newspapers and magazines,
Design posters, flyers.
Events Production and Organization
Design and conduct audience surveys,
Arrange parking; create signage; order, pick-up, and lay out refreshments;
Coordinate with Performing Arts production staff.
Setup studio for four- to- six podcasts per academic year,
Provide technical direction,
Schedule recordings with guests,
Edit and mix the podcasts quickly and efficiently,
Upload and distribute podcasts.
Maintain a digital map of arts in Oakland
Manage Site: Add, Update, and Manage Content
Respond to Inquiries
Community Outreach Partnership
Maintain contacts with individuals and community organizations,
Communicate regularly with individuals and community organizations,
Build database of individuals and community organizations for reference by community collaborators.
Required Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities
Excellent written and oral communication;
Familiarity with Google Suite (Forms, Sheets, Docs, Calendar, etc.);
Fluency in social media content production on multiple platforms;
Familiarity with nonprofit and community arts organizations;
Comfortable collaborating on projects;
Adept at event planning;
Experience in project management (contracts, paying, transportation);
Ability to work in a diverse and fast-paced environment;
Ability to work with multiple offices across the institution;
Ability to work with discretion when dealing with confidential information.
Bachelors degree or equivalent experience in higher education setting.
This is a part-time, non-exempt position with an FTE of 0.53. Compensation is commensurate with experience and includes an excellent benefits package including medical/dental/vision/life/LTD insurance, 403(b) retirement plan with college-matching after 6 month qualifying period, 10 pro-rated days of vacation for year one, 15 pro-rated days of vacation for years 2-10, and 22 pro-rated days of vacation years 10+ plus, 12 pro-rated sick days and 17 pro-rated paid holidays (subject to annual review). Staff members also receive free admission to campus events, use of the pool, fitness center, and tennis courts. Tuition remission is also available after an introductory period. Voluntary benefits include: pet insurance, long-term care insurance, legal-assistance insurance, cellular provider discounts and computer hardware discounts.
Mills is an independent liberal arts college for women with graduate programs for women and men. The College educates students to think critically and communicate responsibly and effectively, to accept the challenges of their creative visions, and to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to effect thoughtful changes in a global, multicultural society. Mills encourages openness to experimentation in the context of established academic disciplines. Programs are designed to reflect the importance of global issues, provide an understanding of the natural world, and enhance opportunities for women in their developing roles throughout society. The curriculum combines traditional liberal arts with new educational initiatives that recognize the value of cultural, racial, and ethnic diversity. Inspired by a teaching philosophy that grows out of its longstanding dedication to women?s education, Mills provides a dynamic learning environment that encourages intellectual exploration. The faculty of nationally and internationally respected scholars and artists is dedicated to developing the strengths of every student, preparing them for lifelong intellectual, personal, and professional growth.