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Asian Student Program Coordinator

Employer
Phillips Exeter Academy
Location
New Hampshire, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Oct 14, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Affirmative Action & Equal Opportunity, Student Affairs, Disabled Student Services, Minority & Multicultural Affairs, Other Student Affairs, Student Activities & Services
Salary Band
Not specified
Employment Type
Full Time
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STATUS/HOURS: Part-time, 10 months/year, will require evening, weekend and on-call hours. Schedule may vary according to departmental and Academy needs. Appointed for a three year period.

FLSA: Exempt

DATE: June 4, 2021

Position Purpose

The Asian Student Coordinator (ASC) is an integral member of the Office of Multicultural Affairs team. The ASC will promote understanding and awareness through co-curricular programming, engagement opportunities, leadership development and competency training for the experiences of Asian students. The ASC advises and assists the Dean of Multicultural Affairs to ensure that entire spectrum of Asian-identifying students are supported equitably by the Office of Multicultural Affairs and institutionally by Phillips Exeter Academy.

Key Accountabilities
  • Advises and assists with the planning and facilitation of pre-orientation programs prior to the start of school (International Student Orientation, The Equitable Exeter E or any future programs): Assists with students, logistics and transportation, supervises throughout the day and/or at night in the dorms, facilitates program activities, communicates and interacts with students, parent and other adults.
  • Coordinates educational preparation and participation in on/off-campus conferences for Asian and Asian American students.
  • Serves as one of the faculty advisors to the Asian Advisory Board: a collection of student representatives from the Asian Affinity Groups/Cultural Clubs. Serves as advisor to no more than 2 additional clubs, including Asian Voices.
  • Organizes celebrations including but not limited to Asian Night Market, Asian Ice Cream Social/Welcome and Asian Dinner.
  • Advises and assists the Dean of Multicultural Affairs with the development of new and on-going efforts by taking duties as assigned, and supporting the other staff in OMA.
Degree of Independent Action Performed

Incumbent is expected to work with a high level of independence and autonomy, and exercise a high degree of initiative, influence, and judgment in decisions impacting staff and department operations.

Expected to solve problems or address issues that require immediate attention.

Direct/Indirect Reports

None

Internal & External Contacts

Frequent contact with students, Dean of Students office, PEA administrative and academic offices, faculty, coaches, and staff. External contacts may include parents, outside organizations, visitors and local community neighbors.

Position Requirements

Education

  • Bachelor’s degree required.


Experience

  • 2 years’ experience/volunteerism in diversity, equity or inclusion leadership, internship or activities. Work in secondary, boarding school or with adolescents preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience working with or mentoring diverse, underrepresented, marginalized and first-generation student populations. Sound judgement, awareness and sensitivity to the interests and concerns of these populations.
  • Demonstrated understanding on the cultural dynamics and distinctions across Asian nations and peoples with particular emphasis on how these identities emerge and met conflict within the American society.
  • Demonstrated experience in collaboratively working with students, faculty and administrators and other campus offices to support and expand cultural competence.
  • Experience with and understanding of contemporary adolescent/student development issues, trends and best practices.
  • Proven experience in supporting programs, services and activities to support the academic and social enrichment of students (adolescents/young adults).


Skills & Knowledge

  • Demonstrated cultural fluency in working with all populations of adults and students.
  • Demonstrated understanding on the cultural dynamics and distinctions across Asian nations and peoples with particular emphasis on how these identities emerge and met conflict within the American society.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with ability to develop and maintain collegial relationships.
  • Excellent communication (written and verbal) skills.
  • Proven strong presentation skills and presence.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with students by building trust and credibility.
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills as well as a strong customer (student centered) focus.
  • Ability to work independently, and as part of a team, and handle multiple priorities and deadlines simultaneously.
  • Ability and willingness to travel (by car, air, train or bus) domestically and internationally as needed.
  • Proficient in MS Office.
  • Willingness and ability to learn additional applications as needed.
  • High degree of organizational skills with the ability to be flexible and multi-task with accuracy.
  • Ability to draw upon skills and knowledge in stressful situations.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusivity and to serving the needs of a diverse and inclusive community with diplomacy and tact.
Physical Requirements

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  1. Ability to sit in a normal seated position for extended periods of time.
  2. Reaching by extending hand(s) or arm(s) in any direction.
  3. Finger dexterity required to manipulate objects with fingers rather than with whole hand(s) or arm(s), for example using a keyboard.
  4. Communication skills using the spoken and written word.
  5. Ability to see with normal parameters.
  6. Ability to use a visual display terminal with continuous wrist movement on a keyboard.
  7. Ability to hear within normal range.
  8. Ability to lift and transport up to 10lbs without assistance.
Additional Requirements
  1. Successfully complete a criminal background check (reviewed every 5 years).
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