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Cocurricular Programs Coordinator 3

Penn State
Job Location:
University Park, Pennsylvania
Student Affairs and Services

Job Number: REQ_0000016255


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The Paul Robeson Cultural Center (PRCC) is seeking a Program Coordinator to join their team. The Program Coordinator is responsible for areas such as educational program development and implementation, student advocacy and advising, and outreach to the broader campus community regarding issues of racism, social justice, cultural enrichment, and inclusion. Additionally, this position supports the Director and Assistant Director in all day-to-day matters within the scope of maintaining the administrative functions of the PRCC and providing direct support to our various student communities.

The Program Coordinator has major responsibilities that include but are not limited to the following:

  • Provide extensive student-centered and student-focused programming, outreach, and education sponsored by the PRCC. Design publicity, materials, and assessments for events and programs

  • Create and maintain avenues for the promotion and marketing of PRCC programs, such as printed materials (posters, flyers, newspaper ads, newsletters, etc.) and online platforms (Facebook, Twitter, PRCC website, etc)

  • Collaborate with diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) staff in Student Affairs to develop innovative strategies that address racial justice, bias related incidents, and equity

  • Oversee the administrative tasks associated with program coordination, such as maintaining clear communication with guest speakers and performers, completing contractual and financial paperwork, and arranging necessary travel and accommodation arrangements

  • Facilitate the logistical planning of social and educational programs, such as making equipment and facilities reservations, establishing, and confirming room set-up, and placing applicable general supply and catering orders

  • Supervise programming/marketing student interns and act as the lead advisor to the PRCC student liaison advisory board

  • Develop, implement, and evaluate annual program goals and student learning outcomes for programs offered through the PRCC; compile data in a presentable format as needed for reports; analyze data for areas of improvement along with seeking aspiring practices

  • Manage and control a database of attendees, participants, and others, while expanding the outreach and community engagement of the PRCC and its programs

  • Support capacity-building for colleagues in other student-centric functional areas across the Penn State campuses to ensure that deeper awareness of and greater sensitivity to racial justice and diversity and make referrals to related resources as needed

  • Serve on committees, assist with reception responsibilities, and respond to requests from those visiting the Center as needed

Typically requires a Master's degree or higher and 1+ years related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

The Pennsylvania State University and Student Affairs is committed to and accountable for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all its forms. We embrace individual uniqueness, foster a culture of inclusion that supports both broad and specific diversity initiatives, leverage the educational and institutional benefits of diversity, and engage all individuals to help them thrive. We value inclusion as a core strength and an essential element of our public service mission. Student Affairs upholds that mission through our commitment to developing an equity-minded community that fosters students' academic, social, cultural, and personal growth.

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