Job Description: ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS: Reports to: Assistant Dean of Students Supervises: No professional staff supervision; Supervises student employees.
Summary of Position: Located in the foothills of Oakland, California, in the heart of the San Francisco Bay Area, Mills College is a nationally renowned independent liberal arts college for women with graduate programs for women and men. Since 1852, we've been empowering students to become creative, independent thinkers who take and inspire action. For more information, visit http://www.mills.edu.
Under the direction of the Assistant Dean of Students and in partnership with the Associate Provost for Recruitment and Retention Efforts, the Coordinator will support the goals of the College in the development and implementation of resources and programs that positively impact transition and retention efforts for first generation, Summer Bridge and transfer student populations. The Coordinator will serve as a central manager for budget, logistics, and coordination for programs designed to support these communities. Additionally, the Coordinator will serve as a hub for summer initiatives such as Hellman and other essential programs or initiatives that foster student success.
Support the program Directors in the logistics and coordination of bridge programs including Summer Academic Workshop, Hellman programs and yearlong integration efforts.
Under the direction of Assistant Dean of Students, the Coordinator will work closely with Community Life Departments and other departments across the College to plan the logistics, track budgets, and facilitate student success programs for students.
Assist in the preparation of reports as required, e.g., operations, programming, retention, and assessment and administrative reports.
Help in the development of marketing and communication materials (print, audio, and web) about on-going related student initiatives and programming.
Attend and provide administrative support to weekly department, committee, and individual meetings central to student success initiatives.
Perform related duties as needed.
Community Development (40%)
Co-develop and promote social, cultural and educational programing to enhance engagement and support for the successful transition of various student populations.
Provide effective guidance, tracking and support for various campus success initiatives in event planning, fiscal budget management, and organizational development.
Serve as a liaison to key community partners such as first generation CBOs, Oakland Promise, Impact Hub.
Provide drop-in services for students and community partners.
Student Support and Supervision (20%)
Be available to students via regularly scheduled office hours and regular contact with the Mills and greater community.
Under the direction of the Assistant Dean of Students, develop and facilitate leadership opportunities and resources to assist student leaders and student staff in further development.
Assist the Assistant Dean of Students in the assessment of learning outcomes and effectiveness of services and programs.
In collaboration with the Dean of Students, advise international students including partnering with Admissions to plan and hold international orientation, accessing SEVIS and resolving visa related concerns.
Requirements: Minimum Requirements
Student or professional experience in social justice education, advocacy, and a demonstrated commitment to promoting equity and inclusion.
Demonstrated expertise in event planning and management.
Knowledge of and practice engaging in social justice work regarding power and privilege dynamics.
Ability to exhibit strong interpersonal skills with all levels of College constituencies and members of the public.
Ability to take appropriate steps to promote and sustain effective working relationships within a diverse multicultural environment.
Ability to work some evenings and weekends as needed.
Additional Information: Mills College does not permit discrimination based on pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, race, religious creed, color, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, age, sex, sexual orientation, or gender identity. For more information on Mills' non-discrimination policy, please go to http://www.mills.edu/administration/administrative_offices/policies/nondiscrimination.php
This position description is not intended to contain a comprehensive list of activities, duties, or responsibilities. Additional duties may be assigned based on business operational needs.
Mills is an independent liberal arts college for women with graduate programs for women and men. The College educates students to think critically and communicate responsibly and effectively, to accept the challenges of their creative visions, and to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to effect thoughtful changes in a global, multicultural society. Mills encourages openness to experimenta...tion in the context of established academic disciplines. Programs are designed to reflect the importance of global issues, provide an understanding of the natural world, and enhance opportunities for women in their developing roles throughout society. The curriculum combines traditional liberal arts with new educational initiatives that recognize the value of cultural, racial, and ethnic diversity. Inspired by a teaching philosophy that grows out of its longstanding dedication to women?s education, Mills provides a dynamic learning environment that encourages intellectual exploration. The faculty of nationally and internationally respected scholars and artists is dedicated to developing the strengths of every student, preparing them for lifelong intellectual, personal, and professional growth.