The Office of Justice, Equity, and Transformation (JET) at Massachusetts College of Art and Design (MassArt) is seeking applicants for the position of JET Program Coordinator.
The JET Office team guides and leads the important work that achieves systemic equity in all areas of MassArt. As a critical member of this team, the JET Program Coordinator contributes ideas, provides feedback, and facilitates actionable steps towards our mission. This person also serves as a vital liaison to campus-wide partners. Opportunities to initiate new or expand on existing programs are welcomed and encouraged. This position reports directly to the Dean of Justice, Equity and Transformation
Priority areas include: transformative learning and teaching, through programs such as the Anti-Racism Dialogues, Thriving Classrooms workshops, and Tyrone Maurice Adderley Lecture Series; establishing pathways to an arts and design education, through programs such as Artward Bound; retention and mentoring, through programs such as Compass, student affinity groups, and collaborations with various departments across campus.
The minimum salary for this role is $42,360.03 and will be considered further commensurate with experience.
Summary of Duties
The JET Program Coordinator is responsible for the following:
Administrative support: manage operations of the office and provide logistical support for on-going programs such as student affinity groups. Schedule regular department meetings and help prepare meeting agendas. Assist with the development and management of the annual budget, track expenses, prepare invoices, process reimbursements, and manage other financial transactions.
Strategic support: aid in identifying development, recommendation, and implementation of initiatives that bolster MassArt’s strategic plan focused on Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (JEDI) principles. Collaborative efforts could include areas such as Advancement, International Education Center (IEC) and Student Development offices. Serve on college wide committees representing the JET office.
Resource support: Coordinate a comprehensive range of education, information, and advocacy initiatives and programs for students, staff, and faculty that increase capacity to provide an open, safe, and equity focused learning environment.
Help manage the JET Pack, an online resource for the MassArt community.
Provide outreach and education of campus wide Anti-Racism Dialogues and related programming.
Provide outreach and education of Thriving Classrooms workshops for faculty and staff.
Provide support for Compass 1st generation student mentoring program.
Provide support for Black Artists Union (BAU) and other student affinity groups.
Be knowledgeable about campuswide resources to guide students, faculty and staff appropriately.
Team support: work collaboratively with JET Dean and Assistant Director on trainings, workshops, artist talks, and other events. Support JET student leaders, contract workers, and volunteers as needed.
Aid in the development and implementation of JET programs.
Co-facilitate JET programs and help manage content as needed.
Provide mentorship and guidance to JET Student Leaders.
May be required to work before or after normal business hours, including weekends. Some evening and weekend events will require attendance and oversight.
Data collection: aid in assessing office programs and initiatives through focus groups, surveys, evaluations, presentations, reports, and other projects as needed.
Work directly with Project Management and Institutional Research, Planning and Effectiveness office to prepare and collect information.
Outreach and communications: prepare, edit and distribute program information, monthly campus wide notices through various communication portals.
Other duties as assigned
Massachusetts College of Art and Design is a public, independent institution that prepares artists, designers, and educators from diverse backgrounds to shape communities, economies, and cultures for the common good, and demonstrate our values by:
Pursuing a just, compassionate, and equitable learning environment.
Cultivating rigorous creative practices by observing, questioning, making and remaking.
Honoring courage, honesty, mutual respect, and self-expression.
Believing in the power of art and design to transform our world.
Please note that MassArt does not provide employment-based visa sponsorship or non-student exchange visitor visa sponsorship for administrators, managers, technical staff, library staff or support staff. All offers of employment are based on appropriate U.S. work authorization.
MassArt currently does not provide reimbursement for travel.
Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) check relative to prior criminal convictions and pending cases, as well as Sex Offender Registry Information (SORI) checks relative to prior sexual offenses committed as an adult or juvenile will be conducted on the final candidate prior to an offer of employment. MassArt requires specific written authorization to conduct background checks. Failure to provide such authorization shall preclude your application from receiving further consideration.
At least 2 years of demonstrated experience enacting principles of Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (JEDI) in programs, projects or initiatives.
At least 2 years of demonstrated experience supporting an office.
At least 2 years of demonstrated experience working with campus partners that include faculty, staff and students.
At least 2 years of managing budgets and responsibility for financial transactions.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Skilled at working with populations from historically marginalized and underrepresented groups experiencing social inequities.
Experience advocating and connecting students to services and resources.
Experience with coalition-building and ability to work with a range of faculty, staff, and students.
Strong administrative skills with an attention to detail.
Positive, constructive, and solution-oriented attitude.
Proficiency with a full range of computer office applications and functions.
Ability to both work alone and with a team.
Ability to manage multiple tasks in a high paced environment while remaining flexible.
Experience with social media and willingness to learn new forms of communication.
Strong written and oral communication skills.
Ability to engage work with authenticity, humor, and heart.
Speak and write in more than one language.
Education in art, design, social justice, community art development, or related field.
Experience in community-based programming or related field.
Associate or Bachelor's degree.
Additional Salary Information: The minimum salary for this role is $42,360.03 and will be considered further commensurate with experience.
About Massachusetts College of Art & Design
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