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Events and Program Coordinator
Bates College in Lewiston, Maine
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Date Posted 12/10/2019
Admin-Career Counseling and Placement
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

Bates is internationally recognized as a leading liberal arts college, attracting 2,000 students from across the U.S. and around the world.

Since 1855, Bates has been dedicated to educating the whole person through creative and rigorous scholarship in a collaborative residential community. Committed to opportunity and excellence, Bates has always admitted students without regard to gender, race, religion, or national origin.

Cultivating intellectual discovery and informed civic action, Bates prepares leaders sustained by a love of learning and zeal for responsible stewardship of the wider world. Bates engages the forces — intellectual trends, demographic changes, and technology — that are transforming higher education and the world into which our students graduate.

Bates has highly competitive admissions, graduates over 90 percent of its entering students, and more than half of its alumni earn graduate degrees. Bates employs 200 faculty members and 550 staff.

The college is proud of deep roots in the Lewiston/Auburn community, Maine’s second-largest urban area with a population of approximately 65,000. Bates is located on a beautiful, 133-acre, traditional New England campus in Lewiston, an emerging city with an entrepreneurial climate, a lively arts scene, and a dynamic business community. Bates is 35 miles north of Portland, 140 miles north of Boston, and 350 miles north of New York City.

The Position

The Bates Center for Purposeful Work delivers innovative programming that empowers students to honor their strengths, values, skills, and identities while they chart a course for work that is meaningful through myriad initiatives, events, direct-advising and coursework.

The Event and Program Coordinator serves as an integral contributor to the 11-member Center team (reporting to the Associate Director of Operations, Marketing, and Outreach) and partners with staff and faculty to provide logistical support for Purposeful Work programs, including the Internship Program, City-Industry Roadshows, the Industry Spotlight Series and Practitioner-Taught Courses, employer information sessions, general workshops and on-campus interviews.

The successful candidate will have an associate’s degree. A bachelor’s degree is preferred.

The ideal candidate will have:

One year of relevant and related experience providing administrative support and coordinating events, preferably in an academic setting. Two years preferred.
Familiarity with the academic environment and higher education, preferably the liberal arts.
Strong interpersonal skills with ability to develop and maintain collegial relationships. Must be flexible, collaborative and have a positive attitude.
Ability to work collaboratively and effectively across disciplinary boundaries with a diverse group of faculty, students, and staff.
Excellent communication (written, verbal & listening) skills.
Ability to engage in critical thinking and exercise independent judgment.
Ability to maintain confidentiality and manage confidential data & information.
Detail oriented with impeccable organizational and administrative skills and ability to coordinate resources and staff within the college community.
Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills; ability to synthesize complex or diverse information.
Ability to work independently, and handle multiple priorities with minimal supervision.
Ability to work in high-traffic and time-sensitive environments.
Strong customer service and time management skills.
Proficiency in basic data management systems and basic computer software (e.g., Microsoft Word and Excel, Power Point, Google docs, email and calendaring.)
Willingness and ability to learn additional software as needed.
Personal commitment to excellence and the mission of a top-tier small liberal arts college.
Demonstrated awareness of, sensitivity and commitment to diversity and inclusivity and to serving the needs of a culturally and educationally diverse and inclusive community with diplomacy and tact.
Successful completion of a background check.
Application Instructions
Please submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references. This position requires the successful completion of a pre-employment background screening. Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled. (References will not be contacted without your permission.)

Application Process
This institution is using Interfolio's Faculty Search to conduct this search. Applicants to this position receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge.
Apply Now at https://apply.interfolio.com/72303

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
Bates College is committed to the principle of equal opportunity and providing an educational and work environment free from discrimination. The college prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, age, disability, genetic information or veteran status and other legally protected statuses in the recruitment and admission of its students, in the administration of its education policies and programs, or in the recruitment of its faculty and staff. Bates College adheres to all applicable state and federal equal opportunity laws and regulations. All college faculty, staff, students, contractors, visitors, and volunteers are responsible for understanding and complying with the Non-Discrimination Policy.

Inquiries concerning the college’s policies, compliance with applicable laws, statutes, and regulations (such as Title VII, Title IX, and ADA/Section 504), and complaints may be directed to Gwen Lexow, Title IX Officer, 207-786-6445 or via email at glexow@bates.edu.

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