Williams College — Center and Program Coordinator, The Davis Center

Williams College seeks an organized, innovative individual as the Program Coordinator of the Davis Center.  Named for scholar-activists W. Allison Davis ’24 and John A. Davis ’33, the Center catalyzes broad campus engagement with complex issues of race, gender, culture, ethnicity, history and identity as they affect intellectual, creative, and social life.   Collaborating with all sectors of the college community—students, staff, faculty, academic departments and programs, and alumni—and with off-campus partners, the Davis Center initiates and supports a rich variety of programs that seek to foster dialogue about access, equity, and inclusion at Williams and elsewhere.  Its work is central to the core academic and institutional values of the college that center and prioritize diversity, equity, and inclusion.  The Davis Center is a part of the Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion – its Director is a member of the office’s leadership team.  This is an exciting time to join the Davis Center and the Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion as we undertake a major building project, grow our team, and make clear our restorative approach to carrying out our work, in particular around inclusion.  To learn more about the Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion visit http://diversity.williams.edu/.  To learn more about the Davis Center visit http://davis-center.williams.edu/.

Our expectation is that the successful candidate will excel at working in a community that is broadly diverse with regard to race, ethnicity, economic status, gender, disability status, gender expression, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion. An understanding of explicit and implicit bias, associated power dynamics and manifestations are central, as is the ability to collaborate with many different individuals, offices, and departments on campus.  In a cover letter, applicants should describe how they will embrace the college’s commitment to fostering an inclusive community, as well as their administrative experience.

Reporting to the Director of the Davis Center, the Program Coordinator provides administrative support for the Center and the Assistant Vice President for Campus Engagement.  Specifically, the coordinator helps plan and execute programming of the Davis Center and campus engagement efforts of the broader office, oversees the administrative components of the Center, and spearheads the Center’s and campus engagement communication efforts.  This individual serves as the Center’s liaison on designated campus committees and working groups.  The Program Coordinator is also responsible for training and advising student group leaders and Center staff on financial and event protocols.  The Program Coordinator should be committed to serving historically underrepresented and underserved populations.

Additional responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Welcoming visitors to the Center and serving as first point of contact;
  • Coordinating with students, faculty, and staff, to execute a wide range of events;
  • Assisting students and others in finding appropriate resources and advisors;
  • Practicing and modeling interpersonal skills: positive attitude, openness, respect, self-awareness;
  • Building productive relationships to help others (including students) perform at their best and to enhance organizational effectiveness;
  • Supporting recruitment of campus engagement fellows;
  • Curating the Center’s archives, including the images, videos, and event printed materials;
  • Managing the Center’s and campus engagement communications and marketing;
  • Developing website content and monitoring and developing social media content;
  • Overseeing the budget reconciliation processes for staff and student groups and programmatic purchases; and
  • Supporting the budget processes.

This position is a full-time, year-round appointment. Some evening, night, and weekend hours are required. Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.  An associate or bachelor’s degree is preferred; and a minimum of two years of related experience is required.  Successful experience working with historically underrepresented or underserved groups is strongly preferred. Candidates should highlight communications, financial, and administrative experience.  Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills are required; experience with web based content management systems is preferred.

A review of resumes will begin immediately, and continue until the position is filled.  For optimal consideration please submit materials by January 17, 2020. Band 18.

Williams College is a coeducational liberal arts institution located in the Berkshire Hills of western Massachusetts. The college has built its reputation on outstanding teaching and scholarship and on the academic excellence of its approximately 2,000 students.  Please visit the Williams College website (http://www.williams.edu). Beyond meeting fully its legal obligations for non-discrimination, Williams College is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community where members from all backgrounds can live, learn, and thrive.

Employment at Williams is contingent on the verification of background information submitted by the applicant (education and past employment) and the completion of a criminal record check.

To apply for this position, please visit http://staff-careers.williams.edu. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us via phone at (413) 597-4247 or email at hr@williams.edu.

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