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Job ID: 108439

Multicultural Center Coordinator
Simmons College

Date Posted Jun. 26, 2018
Title Multicultural Center Coordinator
University Simmons College
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Boston, MA
    United States
  • Other Administrative Categories
  • Other Administrative Departments
    Multicultural Affairs/Diversity

We are looking for a Program Coordinator to join our Multicultural Center at Simmons College. Reporting to the Director, you will be responsible for developing and implementing educational, social and collaborative programs in the areas of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Managing the day to day operations of the Center, you will play a pivotal role in creating an interactive, affirming and developmental space.

On January 31, 2018, Simmons celebrated the grand opening of the Multicultural Center, a new space that offers advocacy, programming and resources in regards to diversity, equity and inclusion at the College. The Center embodies Simmons' commitment to creating an environment that is free from bias, prejudice and discrimination.


  • Advise affinity student organizations and assist in their logistical event planning and chaperoning
  • Plan, promote and coordinate the recruitment and retention of underrepresented students at Simmons
  • Lead and coordinate targeted and culturally responsive programming/events
  • Arrange meetings, workshops, events, etc. designed to exchange information, promote the office's objectives
  • Build internal and external relationships within the Simmons community
  • Ensure that event details including communication, venues, presenters, travel arrangements, materials, refreshments and technology are arranged and completed in an appropriate and timely manner

  • Create and nurture relationships with individuals and departments to develop a network of enthusiastic departments engaged via active participation in the success of program/project
  • Incorporate social media and networking into programs and projects as appropriate
  • Provide a support network, including outreach, advocacy and other support services for all marginalized students attending Simmons
  • Participate in committees as requested

  • Observe program sessions and interact with participants for purpose of gaining insight, growing and strengthening program knowledge
  • Hire, train, and supervise work study students
  • Perform other duties as assigned

  • Bachelor's degree required, Master's degree preferred
  • 2-5 years of professional experience
  • Ability to work as a team member and individually
  • Commitment to values of diversity, equity, inclusion, intersectionality and student development
  • Demonstrated knowledge of equity work including best practices in regards to identity development, intersectional programming, social justice, inclusion, multiculturalism and creating equity
  • Experience advocating for and supporting the academic, personal and professional needs of underrepresented populations
  • Proven ability to handle multiple projects and tasks simultaneously, set priorities and meet tight deadlines
  • Ability to handle confidential information with discretion and professionalism
  • Strong organizational and administrative skills
  • Prior supervisory experience preferred
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills
  • Experience with program development, implementation and assessment

Instructions to Applicants: Please submit a resume and cover letter in the Resume/CV section of your application.

As a College committed to diversity, Simmons encourages applications broadly. Simmons is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to continuing to develop a more diverse faculty, staff, student body and curriculum.

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Located in Bostons historic Fenway area, Simmons College is a small, private, non-sectarian College which has educated students for enriching careers and purposeful lives since 1899. Working at Simmons means joining a collaborative, diverse and mission-driven community of educators and professionals.

We prepare students to be leaders for themselves, their communities and the world. Our faculty and staff members lead by example - sharing a commitment to excellence and putting the students first.

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