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Office of Diversity and Inclusion- Program Coordinator

Champlain College
Vermont, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Jun 9, 2022

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Administrative, Student Affairs, Minority & Multicultural Affairs
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Office of Diversity and Inclusion- Program Coordinator

About Champlain College:
Founded in 1878, Champlain College is a small, private, not-for-profit college in Burlington, Vermont overlooking Lake Champlain and the Adirondack mountains, with additional campuses in Montreal, Canada, and Dublin, Ireland. Its career-driven approach to higher education prepares students for professional life from their very first semester.

Champlain's Centers of Experience provide students from across all majors with experiential learning environments that guide them in how to take their classroom knowledge and put it to the test in practical applications allowing them to gain real-world experience firsthand. Each Center connects Champlain to the local community and the world, turning theory into practice. The Centers entrust students with responsibility, engage them in ambitious goals and empower them to lead with creativity, confidence, insight, and integrity. At the helms of the Centers are cutting-edge industry professionals who share the goal of providing the most relevant, career-focused education, enriched with hands-on learning opportunities. The College offers 30 undergraduate degrees as well as online undergraduate, graduate, and certificate programs.

Our accolades include:

  • Fiske Guide to Colleges 2021 selects Champlain as one of the "best and most interesting schools" in the United States, Canada and Great Britain
  • Champlain is featured in The Princeton Review's 2021 "The Best 386 Colleges," including among its "Best Northeastern colleges"
  • For the sixth year in a row, Champlain is named a "Most Innovative School" in the North by U.S. News & World Report's "America's Best Colleges" and is recognized as a "Best Value School"
  • Champlain College is recognized as a 2021 College of Distinction

Job Description:
The Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI) focuses on advancing Champlain College's commitment to diversity, equity, community, and inclusion by serving as a central resource on issues related to race, ethnicity, culture, and inclusivity. The ODI accomplishes this through developing and facilitating programs and academic and sociocultural advising while advocating on behalf of students and communities. The ODI staff partner with students, faculty, and campus colleagues to create and advocate for campus-wide educational programs, intercultural engagement, and programs that promote the matriculation of historically underrepresented students.

The Program Coordinator provides support to the ODI in order to effectively achieve departmental, divisional, and institutional goals. These responsibilities include: 

  • Proactively seeks to identify the developing needs of Black, Indegionious and People of Color (BIPOC), first-generation, and other underserved populations and establish priorities and strategies in collaboration with ODI leadership to best serve these populations
  • Collaborate on initiative design to increase the retention of underserved students communities served by ODI. These include, but are not limited to; academic empowerment, mentoring programs, pre-orientation (AHEAD), and first-year programs (CARE). 
  • Experience with programming in student affairs and strong program development responsibilities include event management, student supervision, data collection and social media content maintenance 
  • Demonstrated ability to foster positive and productive relationships with students, faculty, and staff as well as local resources 
  • Foster local partnerships to support Black, Indigenous People of Color (BIPOC) on and off-campus with businesses, organizations, and other institutions. 
  • Facilitate the education of student leaders, staff, and faculty in alignment with the Center's mission in areas of DEI initiatives

This is a 12-month, full-time position in the Division of Student Affairs. A Bachelor's degree required and experience in providing educational and social programming is preferred.  Must have excellent organizational and interpersonal skills.  Evening and weekend hours are required. 

The successful candidate will be able to help build intercultural understanding and demonstrate multicultural perspectives that can foster a diverse and inclusive community. Candidates must have a professional and positive attitude towards their work, the mission of the institution, and the goals of the college. Adaptability, continuous learning, strong critical judgment, a commitment to diversity and teamwork, and providing quality services are some of the staff competencies required for success at Champlain College.

  • Strong passion and interest in diversity, equity and inclusion education
  • Experience working with BIPOC and other underrepresented populations 
  • Experience working in a higher education or community-based setting preferred

Additional Information:
The successful completion of a criminal background check is required as a condition of employment.

Champlain College does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, place of birth, ancestry, religion, age, sexual orientation, sex, gender identity, veteran or military service status, HIV -positive status, qualified disability, or on the basis of any other status protected by law, and does not discriminate in the administration of its education and admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, employment practices or co-curricular and other College-administered programs. Champlain College will make reasonable accommodations for otherwise qualified students, applicants for admission or employment, or employees. Please contact the People Center at 802.651.5800 with questions concerning the hiring process or future employment at Champlain College, or if auxiliary aids or services are needed to apply for employment at Champlain College.

Champlain College is committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse community. Recognizing that diversity is both a reflection of our world and a source of rich education, Champlain strives to be diverse and inclusive in ways that reflect the world in which we live and work. All members of the Champlain community are valued as individuals.

Application Instructions:
Application materials must include a resume/CV and a letter of interest (Cover Letter) specifically addressing the desired qualifications. The College seeks candidates who, through their work and life experiences, service to the community, teaching or research can contribute to the diversity, inclusivity and academic excellence of Champlain College. Please include information about how you would contribute to these efforts and help to further this goal in your letter of interest/cover letter.

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