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Monday, July 22, 2013

Community Advocacy Program Coordinator, Hampshire College, Amherst, MA

Community Advocacy Program Coordinator

Posted on: July 8, 2013
Posted by: Hampshire College


Hampshire College, an independent, innovative liberal arts institution and member of the Five College consortium, is accepting applications for a Community Advocacy Program Coordinator in Student Life. The department of Community Advocacy promotes the social well-being of students and incorporates multicultural and international student services (Lebron-Wiggins-Pran Cultural Center), queer services (Queer Community Alliance Center), women services (Center for Feminisms), spiritual life (Spiritual Life Center), and health and wellness promotion (Wellness Center).
The Community Advocacy Program Coordinator provides administrative support to the Assistant Dean for Community Advocacy and the Community Advocacy department, including preparation for and management of the Assistant Dean's calendar, budget, correspondence, and meetings. This position supports the Assistant Dean with initiatives and programming to achieve long-term goals and vision for the department. The program coordinator represents the department in various capacities as needed, as well as oversees the Community Advocacy Union student group in advising and providing administrative support. Additional duties include providing coordination and administrative support in the planning of events organized by the centers' directors and their offices by independently leading, or appropriately delegating, certain projects relating to these events. Responsibilities involve arranging for food, reserving spaces, arranging set-up and media needs, updating online information, online office calendars, coordinating mailings, budget management, advertising, and making related logistical arrangements. The program coordinator oversees the Cultural Center's day to day maintenance, and develops and maintains the Community Advocacy department's and individual office's websites and applicable communication tools e.g., Hampshire listservs, Facebook group/event pages, etc. This position oversees work-study schedules, and provides daily mentoring and task advising of Community Advocacy and Cultural Center student staff and volunteers.
Bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience required. A minimum of one year administrative office experience is also required; previous experience working in a college/university setting a plus. Candidate should have project management and event planning skills as well as previous experience with budget management. The ideal candidate should possess strong student service orientation, an ability to respond well to crisis situations, and must be able to act and determine direction in ambiguous situations. A demonstrated ability to discern situations that necessitate confidentiality is a must. Qualified candidates must be computer proficient, have excellent verbal and written communication skills, and the ability to manage multiple priorities. Experience working with diverse populations and with issues related to under-represented populations preferred. A commitment to working with people from diverse backgrounds is essential.
This is an 11-month, 35-hour per week position, which holds an employment cycle of August 1stthrough June 30th. We offer a competitive salary and an excellent benefit package. 
Please submit your cover letter, resume and names/phone numbers of three professional references via our website at
Hampshire College is an equal opportunity institution, committed to diversity in education and employment.

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