Reporting to the Associate Director for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, the Program Coordinator will provide support for the wide-ranging diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) efforts within University Life. The Program Coordinator will manage logistics for programs and events, develop promotional materials, collect data and coordinate campus partners for programs such as the Task Force for Inclusion and Belonging at Columbia, Campus Conversations, Graduate Initiative for Inclusion and Engagement, University Life's signature events, and other ongoing DEI-related work. This candidate should have some background in student affairs, strong skills in program management and written and oral communication, and deep interest in working on diversity, equity and inclusion issues.
University Life's mission is to develop and enhance the university-wide student experience by working in collaboration with students, faculty and staff across Columbia. University Life is comprised of four departments: Student Life, Student Conduct and Community Standards, Religious Life and Community Impact. The Program Coordinator will be a part of the Student Life team, which focuses on strengthening resources and policies, increasing dialogue and conversations about critical issues of the day, and building community outside of the classroom.
Coordinate implementation of DEI related programs, events and initiatives.
Assist in the development of promotional materials for events, staff events, and coordinate staffing schedule for events.
Manage the Campus Conversations program, including scheduling training sessions and campus events, managing communication with student facilitators, ensuring that student facilitators and others involved have any necessary materials, and tracking evaluation data.
Manage logistics for the Community Citizenship Initiative, Graduate Initiative for Inclusion and Engagement, the Task Force on Inclusion and Belonging at Columbia, University Life Signature events, and other events and initiatives related to University Life's DEI work.
Advise student organizations on University policies and procedures, as well as event management.
Support communications on DEI and Student Life work, including creating event registration links, updating web pages, drafting copy and providing social media support.
Other duties as assigned.
This position will require regular evening hours during the semester, and occasional weekend work.
Bachelor's degree required, with at least 2 years' experience.
Knowledge of diversity, equity and inclusion issues related to higher education.
Strong organizational and communication skills.
Strong presentation skills.
Excellent interpersonal, collaboration, and team-building skills. Able to establish and maintain effective and cooperative working relationships with others.
Ability to manage multiple projects, prioritize, meet deadlines, make rational decisions, and function as part of a team.
Interest and experience in designing and implementing high-quality activities, programs and services for students.
Demonstrated ability to show initiative and excel in an independent, self-directed manner.
Proficient with MS Office and other office software such as Publisher/Photoshop.
Web publishing and social media management experience a plus. Desire to learn a must.
Professional attitude and strong customer service skills.
Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran
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