Leadership Coordinator, Stryker Institute for Leadership Development
University of Northern Colorado Background:
The University of Northern Colorado ("UNC" or "University") is a public research university in the state of Colorado with more than 11,000 graduate and undergraduate students. The faculty and staff add another 1,300 members to the UNC community. UNC is a multipurpose institution offering a wide range of graduate and undergraduate degree programs in six academic colleges: Humanities and Social Sciences, Monfort College of Business, Education and Behavioral Sciences, Natural and Health Sciences, Performing and Visual Arts and University Libraries. The University offers more than 2,000 academic courses.
UNC is located in Greeley, Colorado, about 50 miles north of Denver, 50 miles south of Cheyenne, Wyoming, and one hour east of Rocky Mountain National Park. The population of Greeley is nearly 110,000 people and continues to grow every year. The campus consists of classrooms, residence halls, and dining/retail throughout the campus. The central campus features tree-lined, mature buildings, while the west campus is distinguished by modern high-rise buildings.
One of the major priorities of the campus is the implementation of the University strategic plan: Rowing not Drifting 2030. The University of Northern Colorado is Colorado's leader in education. UNC sets the standard and models innovative strategies focused on the holistic growth, development, and life-long success of our students - this is how we define a Students First university.
Rowing, Not Drifting 2030 guides our direction and aspirations for the next decade of serving students and our community. As an emerging Hispanic Serving Institution, the University of Northern Colorado will be the institution the state looks to as the future of higher education. Our students will experience a personalized education grounded in liberal arts and infused with critical and creative inquiry; establish relationships with faculty and staff that nurture individual development; gain the skills and knowledge that provide upward mobility among alumni; and share a commitment to the values of inclusion, equity, and diversity.
Our vision takes shape in the form of five elements that serve as our foundation over the next 10 years in support of and service to our students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community.
- Students First: We exist to transform the lives of our students. We focus on all aspects of their success by making intentional decisions to meet their needs and the needs of our community.
- Empower Inclusivity: The diversity within our university and state is a distinct advantage that we celebrate and nurture. We ensure learning occurs through meaningful discussion of shared and different experiences, viewpoints, and ideas.
- Enhance & Invest: The success of students relies on a healthy and strong team. We provide our staff and faculty with the support they need to succeed as professionals, educators, and in life. We foster an environment where their individual well-being and sense of belonging are vital to our collective success.
- Innovate & Create: Learning occurs through critical inquiry, discovery, and creation. We leverage technology and capitalize on opportunities to innovate and improve instruction. We anticipate and address societal needs by transforming the campus into a creative laboratory that asks questions, solves problems, and shapes Colorado's future.
- Connect & Celebrate: Strong community connections provide authentic learning experiences and reciprocal partnerships and collaborations. We set the standard for how engaged universities enrich the lives of those on campus, throughout Colorado, and beyond.
As you consider joining our community it is important to know that UNC is dedicated to strengthening and advancing our collective work related to diversity, equity and inclusion. We develop and learn more together with a diverse team. To achieve this, diversity for us represents differing perspectives, thoughts and experiences. We value the individuality of our human distinctions of our staff because these distinctions benefit students, our community, and each other. We expect members of our community to stretch their learning edges about race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, lifestyle, age, educational background, national origin, religion or physical ability-this is a significant way to honor the intersectionality of our campus community. We appreciate the diverse contributions every individual makes to the UNC community.
The Leadership Coordinator position provides support for the Stryker Institute for Leadership Development scholarship program specifically focused on the delivery and facilitation of curriculum workshop experiences for four separate cohort experiences that focus on social justice, identity development, leadership and mentorship. This position collects and maintains all curriculum/program assessment data and coordinates the scholarship selection process. This position is supervised by the Director of the Stryker Institute. The Stryker Institute is a privately funded program that has been with UNC for 17 years and is funded through a 5 year gift cycle.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Plan, coordinate, implement and evaluate all 4 cohort workshop curriculum experiences (facilitated weekly on Friday evenings and Saturdays) that focus on social justice, identity development, leadership and mentorship.
- Updates and maintains relevancy of all curriculum topics.
- Establishes dates and all process/procedures for the implementation of curriculum.
- In coordination with the Director, supports the development of new curriculum components.
- Plans and coordinates program recruitment efforts (including orientations and outreach presentations).
- Provides informal advising support to Stryker participants.
- Plan, coordinate and implement workshop curriculum training to 1 graduate assistant and other co-facilitators.
- Support Director in informal assessment and evaluation of Stryker Institute's programs and services, using both qualitative and quantitative research methodologies.
- Maintain best practices within curriculum areas of the Stryker Institute, including Social Justice Education and Leadership Training.
- Provide support to all scholars.
- Utilizes award tracking system to monitor scholar eligibility.
- Assist the Directors in the management of fiscal components of the Stryker Institute's annual budget of one million dollars, which may include approval of daily expenditures and providing recommendations regarding the budget allocations.
- Provides input and supports the establishment of strategic intentions for the renewal of new 5 year cyclical funding
- Directly supervises 1 graduate assistant and provides direct support to the student Stryker support specialist.
- Bachelors degree. Equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered in lieu of a degree.
- Minimum 2 years experience working with college student populations.
- Experience with facilitating discussions/workshops related to social justice, diversity, social identities, equity, cultural competency, inclusion, leadership, or other related topics.
- Demonstrated knowledge of and experience in working with underrepresented populations.
- Ability to take initiative, work and think independently, and willingness to contribute to a team-oriented work environment.
- Availability to work Friday evenings and Saturday's .
- At least one year of supervision experience of students or professional staff.
- Experience with leadership development and mentorship of diverse cross-section of students.
- Experience in working with staff of diverse backgrounds.
- Understanding of the needs and challenges of both traditional and non-traditional students.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Attach resume, cover letter, and a list of references electronically.
Salary and Benefits:
Salary is $46,547. Benefits available include health, dental, vision, life and long-term disability insurance, as well as a selection of several defined contribution retirement plans. Dependents and spouses of UNC Employees who are employed at 0.5 FTE or above are eligible for undergraduate dependent tuition grants of up to 50%. These tuition grants will cover in-state tuition charges. Further requirements may exist. Other benefits may be available based on position.
Additional Requirements and Information:
Satisfactory completion of a background check, educational check, and authorization to work in the United States is required after a conditional offer of employment has been made. The successful candidate must submit original transcripts within one (1) month of hire.
Required Notice: In compliance with the Clery Act, the most recent University of Northern Colorado Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report is available online (https://www.unco.edu/police/clery/security-report.aspx) and a paper copy can be requested at the UNC Police Department. This report contains crime statistics and policy statements related to safety, conduct processes and Title IX investigations.