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Program Coordinator Transition Programs

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Program Coordinator, Transition Programs
Vanderbilt University

Job #714807480
Program Coordinator, Transition Programs (Job Number: 1801399)
Position Summary
The Program Coordinator works closely with the Associate Dean for Social Justice and Identity to support transfer students and first-generation students. The program coordinator will connect students to campus resources, provide social and academic support, and ensure that students making the transition to college are successful as thriving members of the Vanderbilt student community.
The program coordinator will enhance the first-generation, transfer, and scholar program (Chancellor Scholars, Chicago Scholars, Questbridge Scholars, and Kipp Scholars) transition to college by launching programming focused on these three areas of the student experience:
Recruitment of First-Generation students.
Individual Mentoring & Student Organization Advising
Strengthening and Managing of Orientation Programs
The Program Coordinator will partner with the International Student and Scholar Services office in the planning and implementation of International Student Orientation. Additionally, the Program Coordinator will assist in the development of strategic initiatives, programming, and support for the Latinx, Asian, and Asian American communities on the Vanderbilt campus and serve as an advisor to other student groups/programs relevant to the diversity and inclusion initiatives of the division.
About the Work Unit
The Office of the Dean of Students serves a central role in student learning and development at Vanderbilt, advancing the University’s mission of teaching, research, and service by fostering academic and social networks through which students develop as intentional learners and global citizens. The Office of the Dean of Students creates opportunities to involve students, faculty and staff in diverse learning communities and provides a critical support structure for enriching the overall student experience. We achieve these ends through strategic alignment, both internally and in concert with other university departments.
Vanderbilt Chancellor Nick Zeppos and Dean of Students Mark Bandas have identified diversity, equity, inclusion, and mental health as top priorities for the institution and by extension the offices of the Dean of Students. Candidates must be able to articulate and demonstrate excellence and continued growth in knowledge, awareness, skills, and experience engaging with these priorities in a higher education environment.
Key Functions and Expected Performance:
Implements culturally sensitive and inclusive education programs and individual consultations based on students' needs and interests.
Instructs workshops, networking resources for students, and organizes social events for student scholar groups.
Partners with the International Student and Scholar Services office in the planning and implementation of International Student Orientation
Assists in Transfer Student Orientation.
Develops and implements on-going educational and social programs and initiatives for students within the Latinx, Asian, and Asian American populations.
Collaborate with the Vanderbilt Latin and Latin American Studies Program, the Asian Studies Program, and other university offices to develop programs that meet the needs of the Vanderbilt Latinx, Asian, and Asian American communities.
Develop and implement training programs for students, faculty, and staff on topics such as: creating inclusive group environments, social justice, and multicultural competence.
Student Advising:
Assists students in accessing resources and navigating university systems.
Consults with walk-in individual students, staff, and faculty about transitions as a transfer student and challenges facing first generation students.
Develops and leads trainings/retreats for student organizations and their officers.
Advises student organizations as needed: multicultural organizations, first-generation, transfer, and scholar programs (Chancellor Scholars, Chicago Scholars, Questbridge Scholars, and Kipp Scholars).
Assists students with the organization and planning of student organization major events.
Advises student organization on the development and implementation of organizational goals and missions.
Assists student organization executive boards in the management/publicity of their organizations and execution of programming initiatives.
Attends student organization meetings as needed to establish programming calendar for the academic year.
Supports student initiatives with regards to inclusivity and diversity education.
Informs students of changes to student organizations policies and procedures.
Serves as a supporter and responder for students during times of crisis.
Researches trends and best practices related to transfer and first-generation students as well as the Latinx, Asian, and Asian American populations.
Serves as transition programs representative on DOS and University committees including.
Creates, maintains, and updates website content to accurately reflect programs and services.
Other related duties as assigned and as needed.
Advises student organizations in developing, maintaining, and conducting effective assessment activities.
Works with Dean of Students (DOS) Assessment staff on the creation and implementation of pre-and post-test assessment tools of programs and workshops.
Analyzes the impact of assessment as it relates to the overall mission of the office and its programming.
Prepares drafts of mid-term and annual reports for final review.
Supervisory Relationships
This position does not have supervisory responsibility; the position reports administratively and functionally to the Associate Dean for Social Justice and Identity.
Education and Certifications:
A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education is necessary.
A Master’s degree in a relevant field from an accredited institution of higher education is preferred.
Experience and Skills
At least one year of relevant experience is necessary.
Experience working with student organizations and collegiate level programming with and for students is preferred.
Knowledge of the rules, regulations, and laws regarding student records is preferred.
Knowledge and understanding of the academic and co-curricular factors leading to student success at the postsecondary level is preferred.
Skill in examining and re-engineering operations and procedures, formulating policy, and developing and implementing new strategies and procedures is preferred.
Ability to create, compose, and edit written materials is preferred.
Program planning, development, implementation, and leadership skills is preferred.
Strong data and records management skills is preferred.
Knowledge of the unique personal, economic, and social needs of students within the specified population group is preferred.
Advanced analytical, evaluative, and objective critical thinking skills is preferred.
Knowledge of academic standards governing student probation, suspension, and/or expulsion is preferred.
Research, analytical, and critical thinking skills is preferred.
Knowledge of management principles and practices is preferred.
Knowledge and understanding of student career and academic advisement principles, methods, and procedures at the college level is preferred.
Knowledge of university admissions policies, standards, and procedures is preferred.
Ability to make administrative and procedural decisions and judgments on sensitive, confidential issues is preferred.
Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community is preferred.
Knowledge and understanding of a range of student life issues and concerns is preferred.
Job requires Bachelors and 1 Years of experience or the equivalent.
Primary Location:
United States-Tennessee-Nashville
30616 - Office of Transitions
Institutional Affairs Professionals
Updated 08/11/2018

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