Emory University, a leader in innovation, academic excellence, and community engagement, is committed to developing a community that is intellectually, culturally, and socially engaged. Emory University, Campus Life, and the Center for Civic and Community Engagement (CCE) are driven by an enduring commitment to building community by providing and facilitating meaningful engagement opportunities to the students, faculty, staff, alumni and community partners we work with and serve.
We seek a dedicated, passionate, and motivational leader, who inspires and works well with students, colleagues, alumni and community partners to embrace the mission of Emory University and the CCE by collaborating to better the world through our community engagement programs focused on K-12 success and support. The Sr. Program Coordinator, K-12 Outreach and Support Graduation Generation plays an instrumental role in the daily management and execution of programs and services, including, but not limited to strategic planning, risk management, curriculum development, volunteer and database management, special programming, student, and community partner communication. Works full-time in a hybrid manner (currently virtually and in-person when permitted back) in the CCE office, but will also spend significant time, as needed and cleared, in the community at schools and program sites.
- Serve as a member of the CCE professional staff asked to assist in developing strategies and initiatives to accomplish identified outcomes with colleagues, senior leadership, and community partners.
- Serve to inform Graduation Generation’s strategic visioning and programing which supports the achievement of the CCE’s mission. Works with the team to develop measurable objectives to achieve goals.
- Develop and maintain systems to effectively deliver programs and services, while considering and leading innovations and improvements in programming.
- Maintain and develop strong relationships and open communications with all stakeholders;
- Supporting stakeholders through site visits, email, phone and other communications;
- Assist with developing and circulating programming and instructional resources.
- Keeping apprised of best practices in the field (e.g. urban education, student affairs, student-development, after-school programming, assessment, online teaching platforms, and tutoring/mentoring) and technological innovations as related to the position, and makes recommendations on process improvements;
- Assist in setting annual program benchmarks and establishing an annual program plan;
- Assist with program budget management;
- Attend 1:1, staff, Emory Campus Life (ECL), and other University related meetings and events related to the position and approved by the Sr. Director.
- Collecting, organizing, managing and maintaining program-related information and data; and
- Maintaining assessment and risk management/mitigation systems to measure and maintain program work and safety in all areas.
- Assist with developing systems to maintain the program’s online and social media presence.
- Assist with creating promotional materials and impact/program reports, as needed.
- Assist in identifying, training, and supervising instructional staff, students, and community partners as necessary.
- Assist with grant, development, and alumni outreach opportunities, as needed.
- Represents Emory, Campus Life, CCE, and Graduation Generation in various campus, community, state, and national settings, when needed and approved by supervisor.
- Performs related responsibilities required.
- A bachelor's degree in a field related to specified program areas and five years related program management experience, or an equivalent combination of experience, education, and training.
- Excellent Communicator – oral and written
- Strong interpersonal, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills with the ability to work both collaboratively and independently in a diverse and fluid work environment.
- Meaningful experience working with under-resourced communities.
- Demonstrates professional and appropriate relationships with students, parents, faculty, staff, alumni, and community partners.
- Experience as a teacher or direct experience working with teachers, students, curriculum, school districts, and community organizations.
- Experience in effectively managing and prioritizing multiple assignments and tasks.
- Exceptional organizational and managerial skills; must be detail-oriented.
- Self-motivated and ability to create internal work plans and timelines.
- Advanced computer skills, including Word, Excel, Microsoft Office, and other internet-based programs.
NOTE: This role will be granted the opportunity to work from home temporarily during the COVID-19 pandemic, with intent to return to an Emory University location in the future. Emory reserves the right to change this status with notice to employee.