The Program Coordinator provides leadership to the DREAMer Resource Center for the creation, maintenance, and enhancement of a space where DREAMer students see themselves reflected, embraced, and valued. The Program Coordinator will facilitate the development and coordination of co-curricular programming that supports student success through community-building and outreach activities, DREAMer centered programs, and leadership development. The Program Coordinator will provide connections to campus resources and services to support student retention. The Program Coordinator will work with a student advisory board to help build a community of learners and coordinate programs and activities that are relevant to the DREAMer student population. The Program Coordinator will collaborate with on-campus departments, student groups, and DREAMer community organizations to advance the center's mission.
The Program Coordinator will report to the Executive Director of Multicultural Student Services within the division of Global Diversity and Inclusion. The Program Coordinator will implement broad outreach and partner with local, state and national groups/organizations, such as CAUSA & Catholic Charities, in means of providing educational, legal and financial resources that help and empower students.
Bachelor's degree with at least three years of experience in program development.
Possess excellent oral and written communication skills.
Experience working with individuals from diverse backgrounds and diverse cultures.
Deep understanding and awareness of the experiences and needs of DACAmented & Undocumented students (DREAMer students).
Experience working with college students in an enrollment and student services capacity as an adviser, counselor, or similar position is desirable.
Experience organizing and planning programs, workshops and/ or teaching
Experience coordinating and developing programs and events for diverse learners at the post-secondary level.
Master's degree in Student Affairs, Higher Education, Public Administration, SocialWork or Ethnic Studies with 2+ or more years providing cultural programming in a college campus resource center.
Familiar with organizations and resources in Oregon that serve DACAmented & Undocumented students and families.
Knowledge of PSU and the Portland communities of color and organizations
Familiar with Tuition Equity and Oregon Student Aid Application (ORSAA) processes.
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