This position reports to the Cesar Chavez Learning Center (CCLC) Director and is responsible for collaborating, coordinating, and assisting with the delivery of programs to support college initiatives related to first generation, non-traditional and under-represented students. This position will participate in the organization and planning of activities designed to support initiatives to diversify, improve, and increase global and cultural competence within the campus community.
This position will serve as the Lead Diversity Project Coordinator for CCLC activities and programs. The successful individual will be responsible for coordinating all aspects of the logistics for all CCLC events, including but is not limited to: appropriate room reservation, supplies, food, beverages, etc. Additionally, as Lead Diversity Project Coordinator this position will be responsible for the intake process associated with student registration for all CCLC programs and matching students with programs that address their specific needs; as well as data reporting on student list for each program.
This position is specifically responsible for leading the following programs: Access to College and Careers with Excellence through Student Services (ACCESS), Women Inspiring Scholarship through Empowerment (WISE), and Summer Impact. Responsibility for these programs extends to mentorship, planning and coordinating program activities, developing program plans, weekly student support hours, monitoring participant activities and reporting student success metrics.
This position will be required to become knowledgeable about all student support services available to LCC students (including academic advising, tutoring, coaching, counseling, library, accessibility, and career services); providing referrals as needed.
The successful candidate will be expected to research and provide content for various diversity, equity, inclusion and social justice programs as needed. The successful candidate will also develop presentation materials and present this type of information during programs, student orientations and CCLC tours.
Furthermore, this position will support the success of students participating in CCLC programming through the provision of co-curricular activities that are aligned with the essential learning outcomes of the college (specifically Personal and Social Responsibility and Intellectual and Practical Skills, including teamwork and problem solving) and designed to support retention, persistence, completion, development of life-long skills, and a sense of belonging.
This position will be required to help provide a welcoming and customer friendly environment for all employees, students and community members visiting the College and participating in Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI) sponsored events for the purpose of creating a safe space for employees, students and community members regardless of race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, creed, ancestry, height, weight, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, familial status, marital status, military status, veteran’s status, or other status as protected by law, or genetic information that is unrelated to the person’s ability to perform the duties of a particular job or position or participate in educational programs, courses, services or activities offered by the College.
This position will work collaboratively with the CCLC Diversity Project Coordinator, Center for Engaged Inclusion (CEI) Diversity Project Coordinators, and any other Special Services Contractors providing support to ODI to make sure that all ODI events and programs are successful. For this reason, the Lead Diversity Project Coordinator may be required to attend events related to all ODI programs not just programs hosted by CCLC.
The Coordinator will develop and maintain collaborative relationships with stakeholders internal and external to the College as needed to support CCLC activities. They will serve on department, division and collegewide committees and work groups as assigned; providing input on diversity, equity, inclusion, justice and social responsibility issues. Lastly, this position will take advantage of available professional development activities related to the work performed at CCLC.
Regular on campus presence is expected for all LCC employment. Any flexible work schedules and/or hybrid work schedules approved by the College are subject to change based on the needs of the LCC community.
Bachelor’s degree or Associates degree with equivalent combination of education and experience in a related field from an accredited institution.
Demonstrated experience working with underrepresented, first generation, and/or other diverse populations.
Demonstrated experience and competence in developing and facilitating trainings and presentations.
Demonstrated experience organizing and/or coordinating events and/or other programming.
Proficient use of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and Power Point) and other business-related software tools.
Experience working in a higher education setting with emphasis on services such as Academic Advising, Enrollment, support services, recruiting and/or retention.
Demonstrated experience managing student support programs.
Experience in developing and leading programming.
Demonstrated supervision or leadership experience.
Bilingual abilities, including reading, speaking, and writing preferred
Lansing Community College is an equal opportunity, educational institution/employer.
Lansing Community College (LCC) is one of the largest community colleges in Michigan, serving more than 23,000 students each year. It offers more than 200 associate degree and certificate programs in addition to career and workforce development and personal enrichment options. LCC was founded in 1957 and is consistently named one of Michigan’s best community colleges, and students enjoy unsurpassed instruction, beautiful facilities, cutting-edge technology and comprehensive support services.