The Program Coordinator assists in the planning and implementation of programs, services, and initiatives that reflect the mission and goals of the Department of Student Diversity & Multicultural Affairs (SDMA). The Program Coordinator will be expected to: develop and promote programs which enrich students’ educational, social, and cultural experiences; foster inter-group understanding and relationships on campus; provide services and support needed by traditional underrepresented student groups for their success, retention, and matriculation at Loyola; collaborate with Loyola students, faculty and staff to create an environment that values diversity; and be an advocate for students.
This position is responsible for coordinating the Loyola University Chicago Empowering Sisterhood (LUCES) program, a mentoring program for incoming first-year students that focuses on retention and student success of women of color. The Program Coordinator will serve as an integral partner to the SDMA leadership team in developing and implementing department initiatives, programming, and services specific to the needs of underrepresented first-year students. Evening and weekend hours are required in order to accommodate program schedules. The Program Coordinator reports to the Assistant Director of the Department of Student Diversity & Multicultural Affairs.
Description of Main Duties:
1. Coordinate and develop the LUCES peer mentorship program, develop assessment tools that measure learning outcomes. Recruit select, and train forty staff/faculty mentors.
2. Serve as an integral partner to the SDMA leadership team in developing and implementing department initiatives, programming (large and small scale), and services, including retreats, leadership and diversity trainings and workshops for students, and cultural events in conjunction with student groups, faculty, staff, and community organizations.
3. Assist in coalition building and facilitate inter-organizational communication and collaborative efforts among student groups.
4. Provide outreach, advocacy, and/or counseling for students of underrepresented groups in order to enhance their personal and academic success.
5. Serves as an advisor to Residence Life’s multicultural learning community.
6. Serves as a liaison of the Department of Student Diversity and Multicultural Affairs on various campus committees and programs, and promote and establish collaborative initiatives between the Department and other university departments, centers, offices and stakeholders.
7. Assists in research and assessment efforts in order to meet departmental learning outcomes.
8. Supervises one graduate intern, six LUCES peer mentors, and two student interns for community outreach initiatives
9. Manages program budget and report to budget administrators.
10. Performs other duties as required.
Minimum Education and/or Work Experience
Bachelor’s degree in related field and at least two to three years of related experience required.
-Master’s degree in higher education or related field and at least two years of related experience is preferred.
- Prior training and/or teaching experience, experience working with traditionally underrepresented students and groups, experience prioritizing multiple work assignments, and the ability to work a flexible schedule to include evening and weekend hours.
- Must be a team player who possesses strong leadership and organizational skills and who has experience with mentorship programs, assessment, and student leader supervision.
Proficient computer skills, ability to use MS Office Suite