Five College Consortium

Program Coordinator, Diverse Teacher Workforce Coalition

Job title:   Program Coordinator, Diverse Teacher Workforce Coalition

Status:  Part-time, non-exempt, benefitted position with a minimum of 20 hours per week, starting February 1, 2018 – one-year position, with possible extension for up to two years

Supervisor: Director of Partnership Programs

 General Statement of Duties and Program Goals: The Diverse Teacher Workforce Coalition (DTWC) Program Coordinator will provide operations, communications, and administrative support to the Pathways for Diverse Paraprofessionals project. This project strengthens the pipeline for black and Latino/a paraprofessionals to become licensed K-12 teachers in Springfield, Holyoke, Northampton, and Amherst public schools. The successful candidate for this position will be a central member of the project team, energetically coordinating a multi-faceted program, creating systems that facilitate smooth operations for team-based work involving multiple organizational partners.

Importance of Diversity to our Educational Mission: FCI and its five associated institutions (Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke and Smith colleges and the University of Massachusetts Amherst) are committed to supporting and sustaining a diversity of people, backgrounds, experiences, ideas and points of view for the essential contribution this diversity makes to the educational missions of our organizations. Hence FCI requires all of its employees to work cooperatively and effectively with the diversity of people at the colleges (students, faculty members, other employees) and within the organization itself.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Coordinate logistics for, attend, and produce minutes for meetings of Coalition and Steering Group, and provide logistical support to work teams;
  • Develop and manage project tracking system, to possibly include Trello or other software;
  • Process payment requests and maintain records of expenditures;
  • Coordinate communication among work teams, Steering Group and Coalition, including management of online communication tools;
  • Support production of print and electronic documents;
  • Assist in development and management of website, blog, and social media accounts;
  • Assist with research on resources, relevant programs, people, and literature to expand DTWC’s network and knowledge; and
  • Other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent and three to five years of relevant experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience;
  • One year of experience in culturally and racially diverse environments or in programs for culturally and racially diverse constituencies;
  • Demonstrated competence in team projects involving project management;
  • Ability to engage effectively with a diverse community of K-12 school administrators, teachers, and paraprofessionals, as well as college faculty and community and organizational leaders;
  • Excellent written, oral, interpersonal and cross-cultural communication skills;
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work, take initiative, resolve problems, meet deadlines, manage multiple tasks simultaneously, and work independently as well as cooperatively;
  • Ability to track expenses;
  • Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Publisher) and GoogleDocs/Drive;
  • Ability to learn to use a variety of online or software tools, as evidenced by experience with at least two of the following: writing for social media or the web; website content management; online communication and meeting tools such as Skype, Zoom, Go-to-Meeting; digital imaging and editing; or other related experience; and
  • Capacity to meet the physical expectations of the position, which include:
    • Visual ability to read computer screens and printed materials;
    • Hearing and speaking abilities to effectively communicate via the telephone and in person, and to record and edit video and audio files;
    • Ability to pack, unpack, lift and carry, move (15 lbs.) materials, food, equipment for meetings
    • Ability to travel to meeting sites in Holyoke, Springfield, and Northampton.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience or interest in K-12 education or teacher development.
  • Familiarity with project management software such as Trello, Loomia, or other; Zoom communications software; and/or InDesign or Photoshop.
  • Understanding of cultural competency or anti-racism frameworks.

 Priority deadline is February 15th.  Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.

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