Posting Summary: The Office of the Vice President for Diversity and Community Affairs (ODCA), is seeking a Program Manager who will provide programmatic support. The ideal candidate will be a self-starter who has strong program management and facilitation skills, and is able to collaborate with a wide variety of employees, departments, leadership teams, and third parties, as needed.
Job Summary/Basic Function: Reporting to the Director for Diversity, Community Affairs & Equity, the ideal candidate will demonstrate a commitment to the College’s Diversity Mission (To establish Teachers College as an institution that actively attracts, supports and retains diverse students, faculty and staff at all levels, demonstrated through its commitment to social justice, its respectful and vibrant community and its encouragement and support of each individual in the achievement of their full potential) and will work effectively in a fast-paced office that supports all matters related to diversity, community affairs and equity at Teachers College.
The ideal candidate will be a self-starter who has strong program management and facilitation skills, and is able to collaborate with a wide variety of employees, departments, leadership teams, and third parties as needed. The incumbent must also be comfortable diving deep into the complexity of diversity, community affairs & equity programming.
CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Program Operations - Content Development, Implementation and Support ● Ensure that all programmatic deliverables are met. ● Manage relationships with internal and external vendors to support program delivery (catering, room assignments, set up, décor etc.) ● Manage internal/external communications and outreach to guest speakers, program lecturers and panelists ● Maintain database of all programmatic activities and initiatives. ● Prepare program flyers and community-wide emails. ● Leverage quantitative and qualitative data to track, evaluate, and report on progress and the effectiveness of program activities ● Work with the Diversity, Community Affairs & Equity team to develop and implement programming. ● Conduct research and be cognizant of current events to guide program content.
Community Affairs ● Serve as the primary project/program manager for ODCA-led and ODCA-supported ● programs and events throughout the College. ● Manage ODCA bi-weekly In the Community Newsletter. ● Regularly monitor, maintain and update ODCA websites regarding programmatic initiatives and events. ● Manage meditation room and lactation room requests. ● Support the work of the Associate Vice President and Director for Diversity, Community Affairs & Equity. This includes but is not limited to database management, attending committee meetings as needed, preparing meeting or presentation materials and records minutes as needed.
Other duties as assigned
Minimum Qualifications: ● Bachelor's degree or equivalent in education, training and experience ● Four years of strong events or project management experience managing with a proven record of success working independently to scope, plan and manage projects and programs, setting priorities, creating workflows, and managing stakeholder engagement and accountability ● Experience working with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Power Point) as well as the ability to learn new technology ● Demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced and highly confidential office. ● Detail oriented with ability to multitask and prioritize projects ● Excellent judgment, time management, verbal and written communication skills. ● Pleasant and people-oriented with the ability to communicate effectively, build and maintain authentic relationships, with a diverse population. ● Experience working with websites, newsletters and basic graphic design ● Highly collaborative within a diverse team setting; a true team player; willing to step in and lead as needed
Preferred Qualifications: ● Masters in Higher Education, Public Administration, Social Work, Counseling, Organizational Leadership or another related field. ● Demonstrated understanding of diversity, community affairs and equity within a graduate school context. ● Experience working with basic graphic programs (Canva, InDesign, etc.). ● Experience working with Banner. ● Proficiency in using social media platforms ● Familiarity with higher education administration, nonprofit administration or related social justice background.
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