The Inclusion and Engagement Coordinator serves as the lead in coordinating efforts to support the BIPOC student population, with responsibility for implementing innovative approaches and solutions to help students navigate through enrollment, retention, and completion obstacles and advancing equity and inclusion by understanding the students' experiences and supporting their needs along the journey. This position fosters a sense of belonging for the BIPOC students by coordinating support services through collaboration with faculty and staff, and engaging BIPOC students in retention activities by serving as a mentor to that student population. The position facilitates relationships and outreach efforts for the BIPOC students by connecting them with appropriate on- and off-campus resources; assists in transitioning and onboarding BIPOC students into the College; and coordinating professional development training for faculty and staff to better understand the needs of the BIPOC students.
The Inclusion and Engagement Coordinator is also responsible for monitoring the early alert system and the new student survey results at the College to identify high-risk students and provide them with resources and referrals necessary to ensure they have appropriate tools to be successful. This includes the administration of the Student Emergency Fund application process to connect students with financial and other struggles with resources on- and off-campus to meet their basic needs so they can focus on their academic progress. The Inclusion and Engagement Coordinator will work closely with the Multicultural Advisor, Student Life staff, and faculty to ensure students' needs are being met in- and outside of the classroom.
·Experience and ability to work closely with and develop relationships with diverse populations.
·Strong written communication skills sufficient to write communications, policies, and reports.
·Strong verbal communication skills sufficient to participate communicate ideas and present information in one-on-one and groups settings.
·Ability and willingness to work some evening and weekend hours.
·Physical demands sufficient to occasionally lift up to 40 lbs., standing for extended periods of time, and the ability to sit for long periods of time and manual dexterity for frequent keying.
·Two years of Student Services experience or related experience working with students in a higher education setting with an emphasis on intervention and relationship building.
·Knowledge of the Minnesota State system and program offerings.
·Experience working with first generation college students and the BIPOC population.
·Knowledge and appropriate use of software systems (i.e., Microsoft office suite).
·Experience with managing a budget.
·Knowledge of community organizations and leaders serving underrepresented populations.
Only complete applications will be considered. A complete application will include the following: cover letter that addresses the qualifications and experiences required; resume/Curriculum Vitae; copies of transcript(s) -undergraduate and graduate (official transcripts will be required at the time of hire); and copies of professional licenses, if required for qualification purposes.
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Established in 1915, Rochester Community and Technical College is the largest higher education provider in the fastest-growing city in Minnesota, serving more than 6,800 students a year in credit courses and nearly 4,000 in non-credit continuing and workforce education programs. RCTC combines the best in liberal arts, technical, and life-long learning with more than 70 credit-based programs and over 100 credential options. RCTC's expansive 518-acre campus includes university partnerships, a diverse student body, and a vibrant student life program. RCTC provides a unique learning environment that offers the feel of a four-year university campus with the commitment to access and opportunity of a two-year college.
Minnesota State Colleges and Universities is the third-largest system of higher education in the United States. It is comprised of 30 two-year colleges, seven four-year state universities with a total of 54 campuses located in 47 Minnesota communities. The System serves approximately 350,000 students each year, and produces 38,000 graduates annually. For more information about the Minnesota State system, please view its website at www.MinnState.edu.
RCTC/State of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefit package including life, health and dental insurance, a retirement program, tuition waiver for employee and dependents, tax sheltered annuity program (403b), a deferred compensation plan (457), and professional development funds, as well as a variety of other benefits (generous vacation and sick leave, and 11 paid holidays each year) defined by individual collective bargaining agreements.
Rochester Community and Technical College was founded in 1915 on a motion by Dr. Charles Mayo to the Rochester School Board. Rochester is Minnesota's oldest - and one of the nation's oldest - original community colleges. The 2005-2006 academic year marked RCTC's 90th anniversary. The college serves approximately 7,500 students in credit-based enrollments and 3,000 in noncredit courses.