Company: University of Maryland
Location: College Park, MD 20740

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Serving as a staff member of the Student Engagement team in the Adele H. Stamp Student Union-Center for Campus Life, the Program Coordinator for Immigrant and Undocumented Student Life leads the outreach to and services for immigrant and undocumented students, including working to support student success, retention, and completion of degrees and their development as engaged leaders.

Essential Duties

  • Partner with students and the unique experiences they bring to foster a sense of belonging.
  • Develop and implement interventions designed to enhance community and leadership development among undocumented and immigrant students.
  • Engage alumni and assist the development team efforts to secure grants and sponsorships.
  • Provide developmental advising for student organizations.
  • Advocate for immigrant and undocumented students with colleagues and departments across campus and be a representative of the program at the campus, state, and/or national level.
  • Collaborate with colleagues and partners to support the retention and graduation of students.
  • Coordinate coalitions across units serving immigrant and undocumented students within Stamp and across the university.
  • Attend to common intersectional experiences of immigrant and undocumented students, such as identifying as first-generation, a racial/ethnic minority, and/or as transfer students.
  • Conduct research on issues impacting the immigrant and undocumented student experience.
  • Assess programs and interventions designed to support the success of immigrant and undocumented students.
  • Act as a resource referral for students to connect with resources, legal and otherwise, as necessary.

This position builds community with students and strives to educate and build awareness impacting campus policy decisions, program development, and resource allocation affecting immigrant and undocumented students. The position serves as a repository for resources easily accessed by key stakeholders. Position includes performance of other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • A minimum of 1-3 years of full-time professional experience working within the higher education field or relevant experience
  • An understanding of the immigrant and undocumented experience with experience providing holistic support to these communities
  • Evidence of successful work with diverse students, including populations typically underrepresented in higher education (e.g. students of color, first-generation college students, undocumented students, LGBTQ students, students with disabilities, and students from lower socio-economic backgrounds) and demonstrated multicultural competencies in working with diverse student populations
  • Demonstrated experience with college student program development, budget management, and strategic planning

Preferences:

  • Master’s preferred in Student Affairs, Counseling, or equivalent
  • Knowledge and sensitivity of providing holistic support to first-generation student communities
  • Familiarity with the community college experience and navigating the transfer process
  • Superior oral and written communication skills to effectively and professionally communicate with internal and external audiences.

Additional Certifications: Additional Information: Job Risks Not Applicable to This Position Physical Demands

Work takes place in both an office environment and in on-campus buildings; will require ability to travel throughout campus. There may be occasions when the incumbent will need to work outside their normal work shift to accommodate other shifts that exist in the organization for purposes of meetings, training, etc.

Posting Date: 03/26/2020 Closing Date: Open Until Filled Yes Best Consideration Date 04/12/2020 Diversity Statement:

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • List of References (no emails sent from system)

Optional Documents