Program Coordinator, Holmes Cultural Diversity Center

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Position type: Full-Time 12-Month
Department: 411300 - Holmes Cultural Diversity Center
Location: Main Campus - Starkville, MS
Categories: Professional
Position Open Date:

Position Function:

As a member of the staff of the Holmes Cultural Diversity Center, the Program Coordinator is responsible for organizing cultural diversity programs, activities and special events; facilitating diversity and inclusion workshops; and, advising student organizations. The individual reports to the Assistant Director of the Holmes Cultural Diversity Center.

Salary Grade:  13

Please see Staff Compensation Structure or Skilled Crafts and Service Maintenance Compensation Schedule for salary ranges.  For salary grade UC, these positions are "Unclassified" and salary ranges are determined by the hiring department.

Area of Specialization:

Diversity, Inclusion, Social Justice

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Assist in the development and implementation of strategies that foster intercultural and cross-cultural understanding through a variety of mechanisms, such as student training programs, leadership development, social, cultural, recreational, and educational programming.
  2. Serve as an advocate and primary support person for students of varying identities, build coalitions with organizations and departments on campus, and initiate programs and activities that are aimed at creating an inclusive environment and fostering a campus climate that respects the uniqueness of all members.
  3. Advise all aspects of student organizations, including but not limited to, event planning, budget management, collaboration efforts, leadership development, etc.
  4. Coordinate initiatives and programs that foster understanding of international and global issues (e.g. International Education Week, Hispanic Heritage Month, Black History Month, Women’s History Month, etc.)
  5. Serve as a resource, and mentor for underrepresented student groups.
  6. Create an aesthetically welcoming and embracing community for students at the University.
  7. Assist with special projects related to other aspects of student development.
  8. Serve on divisional, university and community committees as assigned or required.
  9. Supervise office student staff, including but not limited to, student workers, student interns, and Graduate Assistants.
  10. Assist the Assistant Vice President for Multicultural Affairs and Director of the Holmes Cultural Diversity Center in administrative duties and special projects as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Bachelor's degree in student development, counseling, educational leadership or a related field.
  2. 2-4 years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities listed above.
  3. Experience in the cultural diversity field/international affairs, including programming, budgeting, and staff selection and training.
  4. Experience with Microsoft office suite (i.e., Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Adobe pdf).

Preferred Qualifications:

Master’s degree in student development, counseling, educational leadership, or a related behavioral field; minimum of three years’ work; grant writing experience.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Familiarity and experience with diversity, inclusion and programming. Excellent interpersonal, communication, and advising skills. Sound judgment. Ability to build relationships with other university, community and global units. Skill in organizing resources and establishing priorities. Ability to foster a cooperative work environment, work in close knit office as part of a team.

Working Conditions and Physical Effort

Ability to occasionally work long hours on evenings and weekends. No unusual physical requirements. Requires no heavy lifting, and nearly all work is performed in a comfortable indoor facility. Meeting of deadlines and coordination of unrelated activities are key to position. Job frequently requires sitting, reaching, talking, hearing, and handling objects with hands. Vision requirements: Ability to see information in print and/or electronically.

Instructions for Applying:

All applicants must apply online at and attach a cover letter and resume.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

MSU is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, sex, religion, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, pregnancy, gender identity, status as a U.S. veteran, and/or any other status protected by applicable law. We always welcome nominations and applications from women, members of any minority group, and others who share our passion for building a diverse community that reflects the diversity in our student population.

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