Southern Methodist University — Coordinator for Social Change (Social Change and Intercultural Engagement)

Coordinator for Social Change (Social Change and Intercultural Engagement) (STU00000064)

Salary commensurate with experience & qualifications.

Job Summary:
The Coordinator for Social Change and Intercultural Engagement supports the leadership education, development and training, retention efforts, advocacy, and activism of traditionally underrepresented student populations as well as assisting in implementing community engagement programs.  This position serves as a connecting point for our students and programs to other areas within the division and around campus.  The Coordinator will also be responsible for the oversight of the office’s social media communication and overall brand and marketing initiatives in collaboration with the appropriate offices.

Essential Functions:
Leadership Development – Develop and implement leadership development and training for student leaders, which includes but is not limited to, culturally based student organizations, Engage Dallas student leaders, and CONNECT mentors.

Workshop Development and Management – Develop and implement diversity and inclusion workshop presentations for campus partners and student organizations.  Manage requests for those workshops, identify relevant content, recruit facilitators as needed, and work with partners to implement trainings inclusive of CIQ workshops.

Student Development – Advise and connect students to support resources.  Oversee the application and interview process for the CONNECT mentoring program as well as help with the event implementation.

Social Media/Marketing – Coordinate all SCIE social media communications and posts.   Responsible for campus wide communication from the office which includes the office newsletter.  Oversee departmental marketing initiatives.

Teamwork – Serve as an engaged member of the SCIE team, assisting in the implementation of programs and initiatives as well as attending staff meetings, retreats, and professional development opportunities.  Support the implementation and realization of the goals and learning domains in the Student Affairs strategic plan.

Unit Contributions – Represent the office, department, unit, and division through other diversity and community engagement-based work, as well as serve on university committees as requested.  Support the implementation and realization of the goals and learning domains in the Student Affairs strategic plan.  Other duties as required.

Education and Experience:
Master’s degree is required.  Prefer field of study in Higher Ed, Student Affairs, or a related field.

A minimum of two years’ experience in higher education and working with diverse populations is preferred (Graduate Assistantships will suffice).

Experience in program development and student leadership development programs is strongly preferred. 

Experience problem solving complex issues affecting college student development is strongly preferred. 

Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite is strongly preferred.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Candidate must have outstanding verbal and written communication skills with the ability to build relationships with a wide range of constituencies.

Must have excellent interpersonal skills.  Must be able to develop strong, professional relationships with individuals and groups of students.

Must have strong organizational, planning and time management skills.

Candidate must have well developed project management skills that include the ability to handle multiple projects.

Must have excellent customer service orientation.

Candidate must have strong analytical and problem solving skills.

Must be strongly focused on details including appropriate handling of procurement card and purchasing responsibilities.

Candidate must be willing and able to work occasional evenings and weekends.

Must be willing and able to travel occasionally when university travel resumes.

Deadline to Apply:
Priority consideration may be given to submissions received by:  May 19, 2021

Deadline to Apply:  May 26, 2021

Physical/Environmental Demands:
This position must be able to:

  • Reach above shoulders
  • Carry/lift 25 lbs.
  • Sit for long periods of time
  • Handle objects (dexterity)
  • Stand
  • Walk for long distances

To Apply:
Please visit our website to access the online application.  See Working at SMU. Click on Staff Career Opportunities and apply to:
Coordinator for Social Change (Social Change and Intercultural Engagement) (STU00000064)

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