Allegheny College, a small selective national liberal arts college, invites applications for the position of Inclusion Diversity Equity Access & Social Justice (IDEAS) Center Program Coordinator. The position is a full-time exempt position reporting to the IDEAS Center Director. The IDEAS Center strives to engage students in meaningful opportunities and conversation. As a student-driven advocacy center, IDEAS provides educational opportunities to students through collaboration with campus partners on issues of inclusion, diversity, equity, access and social justice and upholds ideals of unity and community within the campus and the greater Meadville community.
The IDEAS Center Program Coordinator provides logistical and administrative support to the IDEAS Center Director including managing the day-to-day operations of the IDEAS Center. The Coordinator will plan and publicize campus-wide educational, cultural, and social programs that promote; support, and empower systemically marginalized and underserved student populations, provide direct supervision of William C. Jason Fellows and other undergraduate student workers, including organizing weekly staffing schedules; assist the Director in supervision of student groups focused on culture and diversity; assist with assessment and evaluation of IDEAS Center programs; enhance relationships with college bound organizations; host events to attract students with marginalized and/or minoritized identities; serve on appropriate College-wide committees and ensure strong ties between the IDEAS Center and other areas of the College through planning and implementation of programming and collaborative initiatives that support and create a diverse and inclusive learning environment for all students.
Qualifications include: Bachelor’s Degree with at least 1-3 years of related professional experience. Educational background in college student personnel, higher education administration, social work, counseling, or other related field. Professional experience working in social justice education, including experience in the areas of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, nationality, class, disability, religion, sexuality, and gender preferred. Very strong commitment to Diversity and Inclusive Excellence. Experience budget management in a higher education setting preferred.
As one of the nation’s oldest liberal arts colleges, Allegheny College celebrated its bicentennial in 2015. A selective residential college in Meadville, Pennsylvania, north of Pittsburgh near Lake Erie, Allegheny is one of 40 colleges featured in Loren Pope’s “Colleges That Change Lives.” Allegheny College is known nationally as a place where students with unusual combinations of interests, skills and talents excel. In its 2018 rankings, U.S. News & World Report recognized Allegheny among the top six Most Innovative national liberal arts colleges in the country. In its 2019 rankings, U.S. News & World Report recognized Allegheny among the top 30 most innovative national liberal arts colleges in the country.
The Chronicle of Higher Education ranks Allegheny as one of the best colleges in the nation to work for, specifically in the areas of compensation and benefits. Allegheny has a total undergraduate enrollment of just under 2,000 with students from 46 states [plus AE, AP, DC, GU, PR, VI] and 65 countries. The College’s picturesque location is ideal for outdoor recreation, with eight freshwater lakes, ski areas and recreational opportunities all within easy reach.
Please submit a cover letter, resume, and provide contact information for three references to the Office of Human Resources, Allegheny College, 520 N. Main Street, Meadville, PA 16335 or by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. An offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check.
Allegheny College is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity. Women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups are highly encouraged to apply. Allegheny does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, or national origin.