Graduate Student/Program Coordinator
Penn State University
- University Park Campus
- Date Announced:
- Date Closing:
- open until filled
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- Work Unit:
- Eberly College of Science
- Office of Diversity and Inclusion
The Office of Diversity and Inclusion in the Eberly College of Science is currently seeking a graduate student from Penn State to serve as a graduate student Program Coordinator for the summer. The Program Coordinator will work closely with and report directly to the Assistant Director for Diversity & Inclusion. The graduate student will be responsible for assisting in the summer engagement of incoming undergraduate and graduate students into the Eberly College of Science, identifying and connecting with persons interested in graduate programs in the Eberly College of Science, and planning of the fall semester Diversity & Inclusion activities, including First-Year in Science and Engineering (FISE). FISE is a residential experience for those who seek to live in a diverse and inclusive STEM-focused living and learning community. Specific tasks of the graduate student Program Coordinator include: emailing and answering questions of incoming undergraduate and graduate students, organizing and facilitating resource-focused zoom chats with incoming undergraduate students, assisting in the development of the framework for the fall semester of FISE academic enrichment programming, organizing and executing the FISE program assistant orientation, developing an assessment tool to measure the effectiveness of the orientation, and assisting in the advertisement of STEM Open House. The Program Coordinator will work in collaboration with the Office of Residential Life, Office of Undergraduate Students (Science), the Office of Science Engagement, the Office of Graduate Educational Equity Programs, and multicultural leaders across the colleges. Qualified applicants must be a current graduate student with experience or interests in student affairs, counselor education, residence life, psychology, or higher education. Candidate should have prior experience organizing professional development and team building activities; have prior experience working with students in an advising/counseling capacity; have a record of conducting research within their field; and have a proven history of working collaboratively with students, faculty, and staff. Qualified applicants should also possess excellent written and verbal communication skills and a have positive record of working with diverse populations. Intercultural insights and background are important characteristics for this position.
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