Closes: Friday, December 31, 2021
Target Start Date
Expected Work Hours
- Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
- Two years of appropriate and relevant professional experience
- Experience working directly with people from diverse racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds
- Master's degree in counseling, higher education, or related field
- Minimum of four years of experience in counseling, advising, or related area
- Experience working in community college or higher education setting
- Experience with postsecondary counseling/advising experience
- Experience working with disadvantaged student populations, preferred
- Demonstrated experience in developing programs and initiatives for promoting and understanding equity within an educational setting
- Experience with SIS and/or related databases/tech; Starfish experience preferred
The Coordinator, Legacy Program is primarily responsible for supporting the retention, progression and completion of Davidson-Davie Community College men of color students and other identified student populations. The position reports to the Dean, Student Engagement and Completion and has the following responsibilities:
- Conducts outreach, develops programming, provides mentoring and supports minority male students’ academic and personal success.
- Monitors the Minority Male Success Initiative budget, assesses student learning and program outcomes for continuous improvement and ensures goal attainment as outlined in the Request for Funding Proposal.
- Work with minority male students to develop realistic goals that will contribute to academic and personal success; develop interpersonal student partnerships to higher order thinking
- Work closely with admissions, financial aid, and academic personnel to provide accurate and appropriate information to minority male regarding college policies, programs of study, degree options, appropriate course selection and fulfilling degree requirements
- Develop and manage an academic early warning intervention program and provide follow-up services for men of color students referred by faculty members to identify and implement retention and completion strategies
- Assist men of color students in identifying effective problem-solving skills, self-advocacy approaches, decision making and personal responsibility
- Acts as a resource for and provides professional development opportunities related to equity, inclusion and diversity for faculty, staff and students.
- Collaborates with Academic Affairs, Student Affairs and other student success initiatives to meet program and College goals for addressing the needs of men of color students.
- Engages with campus and other Minority Male Success Initiative programs on matters related to men of color student success.
- Acts as a spokesperson for the Legacy Program on campus, in the community, and at workshops and conferences.
- Actively participates in the College’s Equity Initiative and attends other meetings as needed.
- Performs other tasks as assigned that support the mission and initiatives of Legacy and the College.