Bates is one of the nation’s leading liberal arts colleges, with a long history of commitments to principles of human dignity and diversity.
Founded by abolitionists in 1855, Bates has been coeducational and has welcomed students regardless of race and ethnicity since its founding. The college’s commitment to academic excellence, intellectual exploration, inclusivity, and engaged citizenship defines its character.
Bates offers a rigorous and highly personalized education that centers on deep and sustained interactions among students, faculty, and community. Bates engages the forces — intellectual trends, demographic changes, and technology — that are transforming higher education and the world into which our students graduate.
Bates has approximately 2,000 students from a wide variety of backgrounds. The student body represents 44 states and 53 countries; approximately 23 percent are domestic students of color, 7 percent of students are international, and 13 percent of all students are first generation to college.
The College has 210 faculty members and 750 staff and administrative employees. As one of the top employers in the state, Bates recruits its faculty and staff nationally, regionally, and locally. They consist of diverse individuals with a broad range of intellectual, professional, and personal experience.
Bates is proud of its deep roots in the Lewiston/Auburn community, an urban center with a demographically diverse population of approximately 65,000 people. With a rich industrial past, Lewiston/ Auburn has seen great transition in the last 30 years and offers opportunities for cultural enrichment and meaningful community-engaged learning and leadership. Bates is located on a beautiful, 109-acre, traditional New England campus in Lewiston, a small city enjoying an exciting economic and cultural revitalization. Bates is 35 miles north of Portland, 140 miles north of Boston, and 340 miles north of New York City.
Bates has received financial support, over three years, from the Arthur Vining Davis Foundations to establish a student leadership framework that is aligned with best practices, grounded in equity and inclusion, and advances our commitment to educating the whole person, as outlined in Bates’ Institutional Plan. This framework will guide design and implementation of all campus leadership programs. A second objective is to improve the visibility and navigability of leadership programs so that all Bates students have access to them. To this end, a Steering Committee comprised of campus stakeholders has been established to: (1) work with campus partners and stakeholders to identify and articulate a leadership framework, (2) align campus leadership programs with this framework, (3) support program directors in creating learning objectives and assessment tools for their respective programs, (4) support program directors in evaluating program effectiveness, and (5) support program directors in modifying programs based on program evaluation results. The Project Coordinator will work with the Steering Committee to fulfill these goals. The Project Coordinator will posses a sophisticated and nuanced understanding of issues related to equity and inclusion to successfully lead this effort.
Key accountabilities include:
Develops project strategies.
Changes and undertakes project tasks as required.
Assesses project risks and issues and provide solutions where applicable.
Coordinates logistics and project management.
Creates a project calendar for fulfilling each goal and objective.
Maintains and monitors project plans and schedules.
Maintains budgets and expenditures related to the Steering Committee.
Organizes, attends, and drives Steering Committee meetings.
Prepares necessary presentation materials for Steering Committee meetings.
Documents and follows up on important actions and decisions from meetings.
Demonstrates a commitment to equity and inclusion, and navigates related complexities.
Builds and sustains collaborative relationships with campus partners to ensure efficient completion of projects and tasks.
Engages and collaborates with campus stakeholders to manage concerns and develop solutions to problems or concerns.
The successful candidate will have a bachelor’s degree and 3+ years of experience in project coordination or management.
The ideal candidate will have:
Experience working in collaborative, dynamic, and welcoming office environments.
Experience working within a complex office environment with frequently shifting tasks and priorities.
Experience facilitating productive meetings to accomplish continuous progress toward a shared goal, and to provide a framework for informed, collaborative decision-making.
Excellent judgment and awareness of interpersonal dynamics.
Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to develop and maintain collegial relationships with clientele such as students, faculty, and staff.
Excellent communication (written, verbal, listening, and presentation) skills.
Ability to effectively engage with diverse personalities and manage difficult situations.
Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
Strong attention to detail and organizational skills for successful documentation, planning, and execution.
Proficiency in basic data management systems and basic computer software (e.g., Microsoft Word and Excel, PowerPoint, WordPress [website], Google docs, email, and calendaring.)
Personal commitment to excellence and the mission of a top-tier, small liberal arts college.
Demonstrated understanding of equity and inclusion issues, particularly racial equity.
Demonstrated ability to successfully navigate a culturally and educationally diverse and inclusive community.
Applicants must submit a cover letter and resume for consideration.
Please submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references. This position requires the successful completion of a pre-employment background screening. Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled. (References will not be contacted without your permission.)
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
Bates College is committed to the principle of equal opportunity and providing an educational and work environment free from discrimination. The college prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, age, disability, genetic information or veteran status and other legally protected statuses in the recruitment and admission of its students, in the administration of its education policies and programs, or in the recruitment of its faculty and staff. Bates College adheres to all applicable state and federal equal opportunity laws and regulations. All college faculty, staff, students, contractors, visitors, and volunteers are responsible for understanding and complying with the Non-Discrimination Policy.
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About Bates College
Founded in 1855, Bates is one of the nation’s leading liberal arts colleges, with a long history of commitments to principles of human dignity and diversity.Since its inception, Bates has been a coeducational, nonsectarian, residential college with special commitments to academic rigor and to programs and opportunities by qualified learners of all backgrounds. Historically, Bates students and graduates have linked education with service, leadership, and obligations beyond themselves.Bates has highly competitive admission, graduates over 90% of its entering students, and over half of its alumni earn graduate degrees. Bates has 1,700 students, 200 faculty members and 550 staff and administrative employees.The College is proud of its strong involvements in the Lewiston-Auburn communities, Maine’s second largest urban area, with a population of approximately 65,000. Bates is located on a beautiful, 109-acre, traditional New England campus in Lewiston, Maine, a lively small city enjoying an exciting economic and cultural revitalization. With an engaged citizenry, lively arts scene, and historic downtown, this walkable city is 35 miles north of Portland, 140 miles north of Boston, and 340 miles north of New York City.