The Program Coordinator for Student Engagement is responsible for providing opportunities to facilitate student learning, affirm student communities, and support students' success through the development of programming and resources focused on students' identity development, sense of belonging, and civic engagement. The Program Coordinator will help create experiences and resources that celebrate diversity in all its dimensions, including but not limited to differences of race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, and ability. The Program Coordinator will help facilitate students' engagement at and within the University and the greater community through efforts that develop students' knowledge, skills, values, and motivations for cross-cultural and civic engagement. The Program Coordinator will help facilitate students' use of the Cross-Cultural Center by promoting the space, facilitating and contributing to the day-to-day operations of the Center, and overseeing student staffing at the reception desk. The Program Coordinator is a member of the Department of Student Engagement senior leadership team and will contribute to department initiatives and goals, as well as those of the Division of Student Affairs. The Program Coordinator reports to the Associate Director of Student Engagement.
Knowledge of student development theory, trends, and issues relevant to higher education.
Significant experience in planning and implementation of student activities and programming (including social, cultural, recreational, and educational).
Ability to plan, coordinate, and execute logistics for special events, including coordination of media services, catering and facilities.
Significant experience with, passion for, and knowledge of issues related to civic engagement, diversity, equity, multiculturalism, and student-led advocacy within a university setting.
Experience with and commitment to providing services, support, and experiences for students of diverse identities. Knowledge and understanding of training principles, methods, techniques and formats.
Experience in the planning and development of individual and group training programs. Ability to make independent administrative decisions and judgments.
Ability to exercise initiative and work independently.
Commitment to enhancing and promoting diversity in higher education.
Ability to work with a diverse group of individuals at all organizational levels, both inside and outside the University.
Demonstrated interpersonal communication and conflict resolution skills.
Ability to use tact and diplomacy and to maintain a high level of confidentiality.
Ability to carry out duties in a timely manner.
Good time management skills and the ability to prioritize duties when faced with interruptions, distractions, and fluctuating workload.
Demonstrated problem solving skills.
Ability to evaluate data, assess alternatives, and make decisions and/or recommendations as required.
Analytical skills to assist in evaluating program effectiveness and recommending changes.
Ability to use standard office equipment including copier, fax, calculator, and computer.
Skill to perform arithmetic calculations such as add, subtract, multiply, divide, and percentages.
Strong computer skills in the use of word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, database, internet and electronic mail software, preferably of Microsoft Office Suite applications.
Strong written communication skills with the ability to prepare, proofread and edit clear, concise and grammatically correct business correspondence and other documents
Strong commitment to teamwork and customer service.
Working knowledge of University policies and procedures that pertain to the duties of the position.
Skill to prepare basic financial forms and reconcile expenses.
Technical ability to learn and use enterprise software.
Ability to make travel and lodging arrangements.
Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.
CA DMV driving clearance.
Prior experience in Student Affairs working with leadership development and advising of students in higher education.
Master's degree or on-going graduate work in higher education, college student affairs, counseling or a related field desired.
Applicants for Staff and Administrator positions must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. Chapman University does not sponsor applicants for Staff and Administrator positions for work visas.
The offer of employment is contingent upon satisfactory completion and outcomes of a criminal background screening, DMV driving clearance, and returning to the Office of Human Resources a signed original acceptance of the Chapman University Agreement to Arbitrate.
Internal Number: 18225
About Chapman University
Chapman University is one of California's oldest and most respected private universities, offering distinguished undergraduate and graduate degrees in the context of a liberal arts and sciences university. For more than 150 years, Chapman University has served as a symbol of educational access and excellence in the state of California. Founded as Hesperian College in 1861 in Woodland, California by members of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), we admitted men and women and people of color from our earliest days. Endowed by the Valencia orange magnate Charles Clarke Chapman, the institution changed its name to Chapman College in 1934, and by 1954 had moved to the former campus of Orange Union High School in Orange, California. The college again extended higher educational access when it began offering classes to military personnel at El Toro Marine Base.In 1965, Chapman took undergraduate education to the high seas when it began running World Campus Afloat, the program that would eventually become Semester at Sea, a tradition that continues at Chapman through our world-wide study abroad programs.Since our founding, Chapman has grown into a highly regarded university that at...tracts high-achieving undergraduate and graduate students from all over the United States, and more than 60 nations around the world.Our mission statement: To provide personalized education of distinction that leads to inquiring, ethical and productive lives as global citizens.