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5C APIDA Student & Academic Affairs Coordinator at Pomona College, Claremont, CA

From Dr. Keith Camacho, UCLA

Job Posting Title: 5C APIDA Student & Academic Affairs Coordinator

Pomona College Claremont, CA­­­­­­­­ ABOUT POMONA COLLEGE: Located near Los Angeles, California, Pomona College is widely regarded as one of the nation's premier liberal arts colleges. Established in 1887, Pomona College is known for small classes, a challenging curriculum, close relationships between students and faculty, and a range of student research and leadership opportunities. Pomona is a member of The Claremont Colleges. POSITION SUMMARY: The Program Coordinator advises and meets the needs of students from the Asian American, Pacific Islander, and Desi American (APIDA) communities at the five undergraduate Claremont Colleges through the student leadership development efforts, programs, projects and events of the Asian American Resource Center, the Student Affairs division, and the intercollegiate department of Asian American Studies (IDAAS). The Program Coordinator provides appropriate collaboration and support to students regarding personal, academic, and professional issues. This position also serves as a professional staff member of the Asian American Resource Center on various committees across the 5-Claremont Colleges (5C) and in support of trainings, retreats, and workshops relating to the AARC mission. Reporting directly to the Asian American Resource Assistant Director, the Program Coordinator performs the following essential duties and responsibilities:

  • Coordinate the Claremont College 7C APIDA graduation.

  • Assist with the planning and organization of the APIDA Alternabreak with the AARC and Pitzer’s Center for Asian Pacific American Students (CAPAS).

Student Affairs – 5C Asian American Advisory Board (AdBoard)

  • Provide collaborative efforts for APIDA student organization at the 5C in relation to AdBoard’s mission through student leadership development efforts, programs, projects and events of the AARC and the Student Affairs division.

  • Supervise AdBoard student coordinators to lead meetings and programming efforts, handle meeting logistics, and archive AdBoard documents.

  • Develop coalitions and relationships among 5C APIDA student organizations and student affairs resource centers to strengthen community-building and APIDA programming efforts.

  • Create and implement longitudinal survey of APIDA students at the 5Cs.

  • Assist with administering and reconciling budgets for Pomona’s Asian American Mentor Program and other co-sponsored entities including 5C mentor programs and organizations.

  • Manage allocated programming budget and process budget paperwork.

  • Write annual report demonstrating the impact of the AdBoard across the 5Cs.

  • Attend regular AARC Staff meetings and AARC Staff Retreats and Student Affairs division meetings.

  • Coordinate special projects/tasks and provide assistance as assigned.

Academics Affairs – IDAAS’ Community Engagement Programs

  • Maintain relationships with existing community partners/solicit prospective community partners.

  • Support curricular and project development for faculty teaching community engagement classes and those also hoping to increase students participating in community.

  • Provide resources for jobs, fellowships, and internships in Asian American communities, public services, and social justice organizing.

  • Create and maintain a web-database regarding Asian American community organizations near the colleges.

  • Head the community engagement committee.

  • Organize and coordinate IDAAS semesterly course info sessions and end of year senior thesis presentations.

  • Provide administrative support for the annual Margo Okazawa-Rey Fellowship in partnership with the Pitzer Community Engagement Center.

  • Attend regular IDAAS meetings.

QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree in the areas of Higher Education, Asian American Studies, Cultural Studies, Women’s Studies, Counseling or discipline related to the work of the Asian American Resource Center is required, or equivalent combination of education and experience. A valid driver’s license is required or equivalent means of reliable transportation to off-site meetings and events. Experience working with APIDA undergraduate students and student development at a college level academic institution is preferred. Preferred experience working with underrepresented APIDA communities including South Asian, Southwest Asian, Pacific Islander, or Southeast Asian. New employees are required to show proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 or request a Pomona College-approved medical or religious exemption on or before their first day of employment. If you are unable to do so, at the College’s sole discretion, it will work with you to reasonably adjust your start date. Please let your HR Business Partner know if you are unable to provide proof of vaccination or want to request a religious or medical exemption before or on your first day of employment. Note that if you request a religious or medical exemption, it may delay your start date so that we can review and discuss your request. ADDITIONAL POSITION DETAILS: Regular, full-time, benefits eligible, non-exempt position. The salary for this role is between $27.80-$29.86 per hour, with a competitive benefits package. The specific factors that the organization will consider when offering a salary to an individual will include education, training, prior experience, and performance in prior role. All staff positions are ineligible for visa or permanent resident card sponsorship. As a California employer, Pomona College requires all employees to be residents of California. REQUIRED HOURS: The regular hours for this full-time position are 40 hours per week between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday – Friday. Weekend and evening work hours may be required occasionally. Travel may be required. Regular hours and flexibility may vary due to needs of the Department, College or Division. TO APPLY: Please submit your resume and cover letter. You may submit both resume and cover letter as one attachment in the My Experience section of the application under the "resume/CV" upload section, or as separate attachments. Once you submit your application, you will not be able to attach additional documents. POMONA COLLEGE REWARDS: Pomona College offers a wide variety of benefits and perks including health, dental, and vision plan options; paid time off; flexible spending accounts; retirement benefits; tuition assistance; fitness and wellness programs; rideshare incentives; and so much more! Pomona College prides itself in being an open, competitive, and equal opportunity employer.

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