The mission of the TRIO McNair Scholars Program is to inspire and empower first generation students with financial need and underrepresented students of color to succeed in doctoral study and advanced careers through an equitable and inclusive community engaged in research, scholarship, and comprehensive personal development at the undergraduate level.
Toward this end, the Coordinator designs and facilitates the online component of McNair educational seminars; supports other educational activities for McNair participants; manages communication platforms and marketing solutions for the McNair program; and assists the McNair Director with administrative and recordkeeping operations. This is an 11-month per year position.
• Develop the online component of educational seminars, including content and learning outcomes, in collaboration with the McNair Academic Coordinator and faculty members. Design, facilitate, and assess active learning in the online environment. • Support other educational activities for McNair participants. This includes scheduling, arranging, and facilitating graduate school visits, symposiums, and academic conferences for participants. • Design and implement communication platforms and marketing solutions for the McNair program including print media, social media, websites, online applications, and other emerging technologies. • Assist the McNair Director with day-to-day administrative and recordkeeping operations. This includes purchasing, travel arrangements, event planning, scheduling, database management, maintenance of student files, maintenance of fiscal files, and quality assurance. • Implement cultural fluency in effectively working with a diverse population.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Two (2) years of college level coursework AND two (2) years experience in an administrative support position; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience. Bachelor’s degree preferred.
Knowledge: • Student learning theory, including online learning pedagogy. • Administrative policies and procedures related to office logistics. • Student/fiscal record keeping principles and practices. • Communication technology, including social media and online applications. • Socioeconomic and cultural aspects of served populations. • Inclusive excellence and intercultural competence. • The implementation and use of specified computer applications involving data processing, records maintenance, word processing, online applications and educational technology, including learning management systems. • Best practices in professional business communication including business letter writing and the standard format for typed materials.
Skills: • Planning, coordinating, and facilitating the online component of educational seminars, including instructional design. • Technology savvy (databases, social media, websites, online applications, and learning management systems). • Quality assurance of student/fiscal records. • Facilitating participant travel to graduate school visits and academic conferences. • Establishing effective working relationships with students, faculty and staff. • Demonstrating cultural fluency in effectively working with a diverse population. • Contributing effectively to the accomplishment of team goals and objectives, including open and authentic communication with team members. • Organizing work, setting priorities, meeting critical deadlines, paying attention to detail, and following through on assignments with a minimum of direction. • Using tact, discretion, and independent judgment within established guidelines. • Operating standard office equipment and educational technology.
For more information and to apply, visit www.csshrjobs.com. The College of St. Scholastica is an equal opportunity employer committed to enriching education and promoting opportunity through a culturally diverse faculty, staff and student body. Women and people of diverse racial, ethnic and cultural backgrounds and persons with disabilities are strongly urged to apply. While there is no religious requirement, we are interested in a person who values the Catholic and Benedictine nature of the College of St. Scholastica.
Additional Salary Information: Excellent benefits
About The College of St. Scholastica
CSS was founded in 1912 under the sponsorship of the Benedictine Sisters, with a mission of providing intellectual and moral preparation for responsible living and meaningful work within the context of Catholic Benedictine values. The founding Benedictine Sisters offered courses to a class of six women students on the stately and beautiful Duluth campus. Today CSS programs are offered to more than 4,400 undergraduate and graduate students on the main campus in Duluth, as well as an online campus and satellite campuses in Brainerd, Cloquet, Hibbing, Grand Rapids, Inver Grove Heights, Rochester, Austin, St. Cloud, and St. Paul. The guiding principles of the Benedictines run deep in the roots of life at CSS. The College’s mission is to develop thoughtful and engaged leaders, sharpened and sensitized by their educational experience who are prepared and committed to serving and transforming the world. The values at the heart of the College mission---community, hospitality, respect, stewardship, and love of learning---animate the college community experience.
Duluth is a beautiful and vibrant city of 86,000 set on the shore of Lake Superior, the largest freshwate...r lake by surface area in the world. For outdoor enthusiasts, Duluth offers four seasons of first-rate opportunities: beaches, bike paths, jogging trails, ski resorts, cross-country skiing trails, boating and fishing sites, and rinks for skating, curling, and hockey. The Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness is an easy drive. Outside magazine has recently named Duluth as the number one “Outside City” in the US. The magazine also named Duluth as a runner-up for the “best adventure hub” in a worldwide survey of destinations for outdoor activities. The College was also pleased to learn that the nonprofit American Institute for Economics ranked Duluth as one of America’s best small metropolitan areas for college students. Similarly, the travel site DreamPlanGo named Duluth in the Top Ten of America’s Most Scenic College Towns. Duluth’s public schools are Minnesota’s most highly ranked, the cost of living is considered reasonable, and the city has more acres of municipal public parks than any other city in the country. The arts scene is booming with galleries, music venues, and a lively theater and dance community.