Program Coordinator of the IDEAS Center

ROLE TITLE:  Program Coordinator of the IDEAS Center

POSITION REPORTS TO:  Assistant Director of IDEAS Center

Summary of Position

The Program Coordinator works to coordinate day-to-day activities for the RISE Cohort Program and the IDEAS Center. This position will be primarily responsible for supporting students from historically underrepresented identities in building successful pathways to degree completion. The Program Coordinator reports to the Assistant Director of the IDEAS Center and works collaboratively with campus partners to develop and implement programs that aid students in establishing a sense of belonging and ensuring academic success. This position may require evening and weekend hours. On campus housing and a meal plan will be provided for this position. This position is an entry level student facing role that is designed for a recent graduate.

As Program Coordinator of the IDEAS Center, you will:

  • Provide leadership to historically underrepresented students including  RISE participants
  • Provide individualized academic support and tutoring for students from historically underrepresented
  • Lead the implementation of mentorship and other support activities including study halls
  • Sponsor programs and increase awareness for the general student body that encourage students to think critically about identity, social movements.
  • Aid in the development of physical spaces on campus for students to share in conversation regarding anti-racism, social justice, and activism.
  • Assist in the compilation of program documentation and records, including but not limited to student meeting records, integrative development plans, student success metrics, and maintenance/promotion of marketing and publicity.

Experience and Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Demonstrated experience in student leadership and research
  • Strong organizational, communication and interpersonal skills, and capable of prioritizing multiple tasks and projects simultaneously
  • Experience with office administration (word processing, filing, etc)
  • Broad knowledge of, and work experience with, student transition issues and retention related to the target population
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively and positively in a highly collaborative environment.
  • Demonstrated and extensive problem-solving and decision-making skills


The primary mission of the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (ODEI) is advancing inclusive excellence at Allegheny College by shaping, implementing, and supporting policies, strategies, and initiatives in support of the College’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. The ODEI includes the IDEAS Center (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Access, and Social Justice) and the Assistant Dean for Institutional Diversity, and is led by the Dean of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.


New hires are typically brought into the organization at a salary between the range minimum and the salary range midpoint depending on qualifications, internal equity, and the budgeted amount for the role.

This is a non-exempt position and the starting range rate for this position is $15.80 per hour.


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  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.

Currently there is no application deadline for this position.  For certain positions, finalist candidates can expect to engage in various rounds of interviews either in person or via online meetings. Candidates will also have the opportunity to read more about the current work and share thoughts during the interviews.


Allegheny College, founded in 1815, is one of the nation’s oldest and most innovative four-year colleges where multidisciplinary learning breaks the conventional mold. It is one of the few colleges in the United States with a unique requirement to choose both a major and minor for graduation, to provide students with a cross-disciplinary path in the sciences and humanities for educational depth and intellectual growth. Located in Meadville, Pennsylvania, Allegheny College is one of 44 colleges featured in Loren Pope’s “Colleges That Change Lives.” In its 2022 rankings, U.S. News & World Report recognized Allegheny College as one of the country’s top 100 national liberal arts colleges — and one of the top 25 best for undergraduate teaching.

Allegheny College is deeply committed to creating an inclusive community that actively challenges racism, sexism, heterosexism, religious bigotry, and other forms of bias (see Allegheny College Statement of Community).

Allegheny College is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity. The College does not discriminate, and will not tolerate discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, creed, national/ethnic origin, ancestry, veterans, handicap or disability as those terms are defined under applicable law, or members of other underrepresented groups.

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posted 3/20/2024