Cultural House Supervisor/Program Coordinator

Trinity College  |  Hartford, CT

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Posted one week ago Full-Time

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Position Title:

Cultural House Supervisor/Program Coordinator

Job Type: Multicultural/Diversity/ALANA Services
Location: Hartford, CT
Positions Available: 1
Institution Type: Private not-for-profit, 4-year
Institution Size: < 3,500 Students
Employer ID: 29467


Housing for Position:
None provided
Housing for Position:
None provided
Major Preference:
No Preference

Major Preference:
No Preference

Position Description

Cultural House Supervisor/Program Coordinator

The Office of Multicultural Affairs plays a pivotal role in coordinating faculty, staff, and student efforts to make the campus environment one that is inclusive and truly multicultural. The Office undertakes programs that increase awareness of and sensitivity to cultural diversity and that enrich the overall Trinity experience for all members of the College community. While the Office plays a key role in developing critical multicultural initiatives at the College, the responsibility for achieving Trinity's goals in this area rests with all departments, offices and individuals. We all share responsibility for making Trinity a more diverse community, welcoming to and supportive of everyone.

Responsibilities for the Cultural House Supervisor/Program Coordinator include:

Supervision of Cultural Houses

  • Understand, communicate, and enforce community safety, emergency, and fire evacuation policies and procedures.
  • Ensure compliance with House guidelines, including documentation of damage/vandalism/cleaning requests.
  • Address Cultural House maintenance issues with Facilities.
  • Oversee the completion of safety inspections.
  • Work with student groups to ensure a full range of programming within the Cultural Houses.

Supervision of Promoting Respect for Inclusive Diversity in Education (P.R.I.D.E.) Leaders/Cultural House Coordinators

  • Supervise and evaluate P.R.I.D.E. Leaders & Cultural House Coordinators.
  • Meet with student staff members bi-weekly as a group (and individually, if applicable).
  • Mediate conflicts between individuals and/or groups.
  • Grow in awareness of attitudes, developmental issues, behavior patterns of staff and students.
  • Participate in and assist with P.R.I.D.E. and First-Year Orientation events.
  • Assist in planning and leading student staff training in August and January.
  • Provide leadership and support for educational and social activities to promote an atmosphere in which students are able to grow academically, personally, and culturally.
  • Promote learning and understanding of multiple differences, including differences of race, religion, ability, culture, socioeconomic background, and sexual orientation.
  • Periodically attend P.R.I.D.E. Leader and Cultural House Coordinator programs.

Uphold Community Standards

  • Support and endorse the College's academic and developmental mission.
  • Work collaboratively to support students, colleagues, and supervisors.
  • Actively demonstrate positive personal academic and professional conduct by role-modeling appropriate behavior.
  • Promote, support, and explain, the mission and procedural guidelines promulgated by the Office of Multicultural Affairs.
  • Promote healthy student behavior and a positive community spirit.
  • Encourage students to respect others' differences and take responsibility for creating community.
  • Encourage an environment that is conducive to learning.

Departmental Administration

  • Meet on a regular basis with the Associate Director.
  • Maintain files and records for student staff.
  • Oversee student staff programming budgets and accounting procedures.
  • Conduct student staff recruitment, selection, and placement.
  • Know the resources of the campus community, particularly in Student Services, and refer students appropriately regarding both academic and personal concerns.
  • Demonstrate effective communication skills.
  • Understand one's personal limitations/boundaries with students and maintain professional standards particularly those of a highly confidential nature.
  • Following-up with student concerns to see how issues have been resolved and learning if additional assistance may be necessary.
  • Complete other assigned tasks.

Minimum Qualifications:
Applicants must have a B.A., in education, psychology, sociology, cultural anthropology, or closely related field and 2 years of related experience or a combination of education and related experience.

Additionally, applicants must

  • Have the ability to reside on campus. A campus apartment will be provided.
  • Have knowledge of the research on the cultural, cognitive, social, and academic development of students from underrepresented backgrounds.
  • Have excellent communication skills (written and oral).
  • Have experience advising multicultural student organizations.
  • Have the ability to create and deliver effective presentations for students and staff.
  • Demonstrate an ability to work and collaborate effectively with a wide range of diverse populations.
  • Demonstrate an ability in project management, documentation and reporting skills, assessment and evaluation, and analyzing and reporting data.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), and in facilitating social media venues (Facebook, twitter, etc.).

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working with and knowledge of the research on retention of male students of color.
  • Knowledge and experience in facilitating or working with executive branches of cultural organizations.
  • Experience with curriculum development.
  • Course instructor/teaching experience.
  • Excellent budgeting skills.
  • Demonstrated leadership, organizational and event planning abilities.
  • Detail-oriented.
  • Applicants with fluent Spanish communication skills (written and oral) are highly encouraged to apply.

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Trinity College is a highly selective, independent, nonsectarian liberal arts institution for men and women located in Connecticut's capital, Hartford. Home to over 2100 full time undergraduate students and 91 graduate students, the College maintains a rigorous academic profile complemented by a vibrant and diverse co-curricular program. The College enjoys the benefit of being situated in an urban center and has strong academic, social and philanthropic connections to our home city of Hartford. Our student body is diverse, representing 41 states and 70 countries with 21% students of color and 50% women. Just over 90% of students live in campus residences. As the preeminent liberal arts college in an urban setting, Trinity College prepares students to be bold, independent thinkers who lead transformative lives.

Trinity College is committed to building a representative and diverse faculty, administrative staff, and student body. We place high value on an environment that offers equal opportunity in the workplace and encourages mutual respect, interaction, and engagement. We seek to honor the range of differences that mark us as distinctive, and encourage applicants from diverse cultures, backgrounds and ethnicities reflective of our growing student body. Applicants with disabilities should request, in advance, any needed accommodation in order to participate in the application process.

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