Program Coordinator in Center for Inclusive Excellence (part-time)

Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
Nov 06, 2020
Employment Level
Employment Type
Part Time

Company Description:

Framingham State University is a vibrant comprehensive liberal arts institution located in the MetroWest suburbs of Boston, which integrates an academically challenging liberal arts education with workforce preparation programs. Founded in 1839, FSU enrolls about 4,000 undergraduates and 1,200 graduate and professional students. FSU offers 35 bachelor's degrees with 55 specialized concentrations, 63 minors, and 26 master's degree programs, in a highly personalized teaching environment. Our community takes pride in empowering student success by providing a superior education, leading research and innovation opportunities, and a strong first-year experience.

At FSU, we are deeply committed to inclusive excellence, encouraging a supportive, diverse and collaborative learning environment, and providing culturally relevant education. We are honored that our commitment has earned FSU five Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Awards from INSIGHT Into Diversity and that we were the only public institution in Massachusetts to be recognized in 2019. FSU is designated as an emerging Hispanic-Serving Institution by the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities and also belongs to the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Inclusive Excellence community, providing national leadership in science education and exploring strategies that will lead to more inclusive science education. We encourage applications from those who share our commitment to promoting a diverse, welcoming, and inclusive community.

Our founding motto, LIVE TO THE TRUTH, was said at the end of each class by beloved first principal, Cyrus Peirce, who sought to discover and teach "truth in theory and principle...truth in spirit and motive...truth in manner and form...truth intellectual and truth moral." Principal Bagnall found this motto "speaks of sincerity of spirit...of intensity of effort, of resolution to succeed, of joy in achievement." LIVE TO THE TRUTH continues to guide our institution in practice and endeavor. If you share in this quest for truth and a commitment to living it fully, make the next chapter of your career the best chapter at Framingham State University.

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Job Description:


The Center for Inclusive Excellence at Framingham State University seeks to hire a Program Coordinator to provide strategic planning and effective management of the initiatives and programs related to the Center for Inclusive Excellence's mission. This person is responsible for the preparation of programs and workshops that engage the community and foster a welcoming and inclusive campus environment. The successful candidate is responsible for developing and maintaining a relationship with a variety of constituents and will support student groups with educational programming and resources.


  • Support student groups and cultural programming that take place in the Center, including operations and logistics planning.
  • Oversee and maintain the event calendar, marketing and promote Center activities, which include website and social media management.
  • Collect data and manage surveys.
  • Manage weekend and evening events.
  • Assist with the implementation of signature organization events and annual programs such as Olivia A. Davidson Voices of Color Lecture Series.
  • Assist in planning and execution of education programs in the Center, such as intercultural learning and development programming.
  • Oversight of student affinity groups.
  • Other duties as assigned by Director related to the overall mission of the CIE and the changing needs of the communities at Framingham State University.




  • Bachelor's Degree required, Master's degree preferred (in progress or completed degree) in a related discipline.
  • Minimum of three years' experience in higher education or similar profession.
  • Experience working with college students in a university setting and people of diverse backgrounds is an essential criterion of this position.

Work Experience:

  • Minimum of 3-5 years of employment experience.
  • Experience working with individuals and groups with a wide array of backgrounds and identities evident in past work experience.


  • Demonstrated commitment and understanding of diversity, inclusion and social justice-orientated office.
  • Must possess the ability to foster a supportive and student-centered environment.
  • Excellent oral and written communication (knowledge of the mechanics of writing, including organizing ideas, grammar, punctuation and spelling).
  • Strong organization and attention to detail, time management and interpersonal skills and have a proven ability to work collaboratively, build coalitions and sustain partnerships.
  • Strong administrative skills, proficiency in Microsoft Office programs and ability to work independently and with minimum supervision.

Additional Information:

This is a part-time, non-benefited, contract position, not to exceed 18 hours per week. The scheduled hours are flexible. The pay rate is $22 per hour.

Framingham State University conducts criminal history and sexual offender record checks on recommended finalists prior to final employment for all positions.

Framingham State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Members of underrepresented groups, minorities, women, veterans, persons with disabilities and all persons committed to diversity and inclusive excellence are strongly encouraged to apply.

"Candidates who are bilingual in English and Spanish or English and Portuguese are strongly encouraged to apply."

Application Instructions:

Candidates must apply online by submitting:

  • Cover Letter,
  • Resume/CV,
  • Equity and Inclusion Statement,
  • Names and contact information for three (3) professional references.

*The Equity and Inclusion Statement is an opportunity for candidates to discuss professional skills, experience and/or willingness to engage in activities that would enhance the University's efforts to promote a diverse, equitable and inclusive community. Equity and inclusion statements will be considered as part of a transparent and comprehensive review of candidate application materials.

For priority consideration, application materials must be received by November 30, 2020.

Framingham State University only accepts application materials through our online application system. We are unable to accept application materials through mail, email, fax, or hand delivery. If you experience technical issues with the online application process, please submit a helpdesk ticket.

Framingham State University understands that persons with specific disabilities may need assistance with the job application process and/or with the interview process. For confidential assistance, please contact the Human Resources Office at 508-626-4530 or