Student Success Coordinator - Essential Mills College
Category: Administrative Locations: Oakland, CA Posted: May 24, 2021 Closes: Open Until Filled Type: Exempt Position ID: 131412
About Mills College:
Located in Oakland, California, in the heart of the San Francisco Bay Area, Mills College is a liberal arts college for women and gender non-binary students, with graduate programs for all genders. Consistently ranked one of the top master's universities and one of the best value colleges in the West by U.S. News & World Report, Mills also has been named one of the Best Colleges in the nation by The Princeton Review. The Mills experience is distinguished by small, interactive classes, one-on-one attention from exceptional faculty, a culture of creative experimentation, and cutting-edge interdisciplinary learning opportunities which empower students to make a statement in their careers and communities. As one of the most diverse liberal arts colleges in the country, we have a strong record of academic success with first-generation students, students of color, Latinx students, LGBTQ students, and other underrepresented students. Mills College has recently become a Hispanic Serving Institution. Applicants with expertise and experience in supporting and promoting success for Latina/o students are encouraged to apply.
Mills College encourages diversity in hiring and particularly welcomes applications and nominations from women, gender non-binary individuals, and minorities. Mills College seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to equity, inclusion, and social justice and our desire to maintain the excellence of our faculty. In so doing, we offer our students not only the opportunity to learn about varied disciplines but to engage with diverse perspectives and ways of knowing and learning. For more information, please visit www.mills.edu.
POSITION TITLE: Student Success Coordinator-Retention, Equity and Inclusion Job status: Exempt, Full time
ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS: Reports to: Assistant Dean of Students; Retention, Equity and Inclusion Supervises: No professional staff supervision; Supervises student employees.
Summary of Position: Located in the foothills of Oakland, California, in the heart of the San Francisco Bay Area, Mills College is a nationally renowned independent liberal arts college for women and gender non-binary students with graduate programs for students of all genders. Since 1852, we've been empowering students to become creative, independent thinkers who take and inspire action. For more information, visit www.mills.edu.
Under the direction of the Assistant Dean of Students and in partnership with the Associate Provost for Recruitment and Retention Efforts, the Coordinator will support the goals of the College in the development and implementation of resources and programs that positively impact transition and retention efforts for first generation, Summer Bridge Programs (SBPs) including transfer student populations. The Coordinator will serve as a central manager for budget, logistics, and coordination for programs designed to support these communities. Additionally, the Coordinator will serve as a hub for summer initiatives such as Hellman and other essential programs or initiatives that foster student success.
Lead the recruitment, selection, programmatic, logistics and coordination of bridge programs including Summer Academic Workshop, Hellman programs, Oakland Promise Leadership Academy, and yearlong integration efforts.
Serve as the primary lead onsite during summer bridge programs for student support and referrals to other campus support systems.
Supervise summer and yearlong student program assistants, tutors, and other support positions.
Under the direction of Assistant Dean of Students, the Coordinator will work closely with divisional and college departments to facilitate student success programs for students who participate in the SBPs and other transitional programs.
Assist in the preparation of reports as required, e.g., operations, programming, retention, and assessment and administrative reports.
Participate in the development of marketing and communication materials (print, audio, and web) about on-going related student initiatives and programming.
Attend and provide administrative support to weekly department, committee, and individual meetings central to student success initiatives.
Perform related duties as needed.
Community Development (40%)
Co-develop and promote social, cultural and educational programing to enhance engagement and support for the successful transition of student populations participating in SBPs and first generation initiatives.
Provide effective guidance, tracking and support for various campus success initiatives in event planning, fiscal budget management, and organizational development.
Serve as a liaison to key community partners such as first generation CBOs, Oakland Promise, Impact Hub.
Provide drop-in services for students and community partners.
Student Support and Supervision (20%)
Be available to students via regularly scheduled office hours and regular contact with the Mills and greater community.
In partnership with the Center for Leadership, Equity and Excellence develop and facilitate leadership opportunities and resources to assist student leaders and student staff in further development.
Assist the Assistant Dean of Students in the assessment of learning outcomes and effectiveness of services and programs.
Bachelor's degree and 3-5 years experience.
Master's Degree Preferred.
Student or professional experience in social justice education, advocacy, and a demonstrated commitment to promoting equity and inclusion.
Demonstrated expertise in event planning and management.
Knowledge of and practice engaging in social justice work regarding power and privilege dynamics.
Ability to exhibit strong interpersonal skills with all levels of College constituencies and members of the public.
Ability to take appropriate steps to promote and sustain effective working relationships within a diverse multicultural environment.
Ability to work some evenings and weekends as needed.
Candidates must first and foremost demonstrate commitment to serving the Mills student population and be invested in learning about and understanding the communities and backgrounds of the school's students. Candidates will hold the following commitments:
Providing culturally affirming support and programming to historically marginalized groups including students of color, including Black students, first generation college students, LGBTQIA+ / transgender and gender nonconforming students, students of all abilities, and students who experience financial hardship.
Ongoing anti-racism work
Applicants of diverse backgrounds including: people of color, Black and Latinx candidates in particular, first generation college graduates, and applicants who identify as part of the LGBTQIA+ community including transgender and gender nonconforming candidates strongly encouraged to apply
This position description is not intended to contain a comprehensive list of activities, duties, or responsibilities. Additional duties may be assigned based on business operational needs.
Additional Information: This is a full-time, exempt position with an FTE of 1.0. Salary is commensurate with experience, and includes an excellent benefits package including medical/dental/vision/life/LTD insurance, 403(b) retirement plan, 10 days of vacation for year one, 15 days of vacation for years 2-10, and 22 days of vacation years 10+ plus, 12 sick days and 17 paid holidays (subject to annual review).
Mills College does not permit discrimination based on pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, race, religious creed, color, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, age, sex, sexual orientation, or gender identity. For more information on Mills' non-discrimination policy, please go to https://www.mills.edu/policies/ada-policies/nondiscrimination-statement.php.
All positions are subject to a background check. Prior to the first date of employment, an applicant's background check must be cleared.
Mills is an independent liberal arts college for women with graduate programs for women and men. The College educates students to think critically and communicate responsibly and effectively, to accept the challenges of their creative visions, and to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to effect thoughtful changes in a global, multicultural society. Mills encourages openness to experimentation in the context of established academic disciplines. Programs are designed to reflect the importance of global issues, provide an understanding of the natural world, and enhance opportunities for women in their developing roles throughout society. The curriculum combines traditional liberal arts with new educational initiatives that recognize the value of cultural, racial, and ethnic diversity. Inspired by a teaching philosophy that grows out of its longstanding dedication to women?s education, Mills provides a dynamic learning environment that encourages intellectual exploration. The faculty of nationally and internationally respected scholars and artists is dedicated to developing the strengths of every student, preparing them for lifelong intellectual, personal, and professional growth.