The Amherst College Athletics Department invites applications for the full-time, year round position of Amherst LEADS program coordinator (job group and level AO-3). This is a one-year appointment, with the possibility of renewal at $16.31 per hour. Amherst College has profoundly transformed its student body in terms of socioeconomic status, ethnicity, and nationality, among other areas. Today, nearly one-quarter of Amherst's students are Pell Grant recipients; 45 percent of our studentsidentify as domestic students of color. Our expectation is that the successful candidate will excel at working in a community that is broadly diverse with regard to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion.
The Amherst LEADS program coordinator works directly with the director of the LEADS program, athletic director and Executive Committee on the LEADS leadership development program. The program provides a comprehensive and educational view of leadership that can be used both during and after a student-athlete's experience at Amherst. The program coordinator assists with curriculum development, implementation and execution of programming, and the management of internal and external communications.
The coordinator takes appropriate actions to support a diverse workforce and participates in the College's efforts to create a respectful, inclusive, and welcoming work environment.
The key responsibilities of the position are enumerated below:
Knowledge with student-athlete experience and leadership development
Implementation and execution of programming
Coordinate logistics for symposia, workshops, speakers, and interactive experiences
Event preparation and management for 20 - 25 events for student-athletes and Department of Athletics' staff throughout the academic year
Department of Athletics' staff regarding events
Campus partners with room reservations, ordering food, computer needs
Continual outreach with potential guest speakers and campus guests
Attention to detail
Strong organizational, communication, interpersonal, and time-management skills
Ability to take initiative and work collaboratively
Culturally competent and the ability to excel in a broadly diverse environment
Some evenings and weekends, and overnight travel during Orientation
1 year in intercollegiate athletics/leadership
Interestedcandidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information (email and/or telephone numbers) for three professional references. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
About Amherst College Amherst College, one of the premier liberal arts colleges in the nation, is located in Amherst, Massachusetts, a town of approximately 35,000 residents in the western part of the state. The college's community is composed of about1,800 students from 48 states, plus Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and 54 countries around the world, and about 1,000 staff and faculty. The college's scenic 1,000-acre campus includes a 500-acre wildlife sanctuary and the Book & Plow Farm ; three museums: Emily Dickinson Museum , Beneski Museum of Natural History and Mead Art Museum ; and multiple educational and cultural venues and resources through the Five College Consortium. The town of Amherst offers an amazing variety of coffee shops, restaurants and entertainment, and a very active outdoor life. Our vibrant campus, diverse community and beautiful surrounding, makes Amherst College and the Town of Amherst the perfect place to work, learn and live!
Statement of Non-Discrimination Amherst College does not discriminate in admission, employment, or administration of its programs and activities on the basis of race, national or ethnic origin, color, religion, sex or gender (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender expression, and gender identity), age, disability, genetic information, military service, or any other characteristic or class protected under applicable federal, state, or local law. Amherst College complies with all state and federal laws that prohibit discrimination, including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, Title IX, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Equal Pay Act and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act. Inquiries should be addressed to the Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer , Amherst College, P.O. Box 5000, Amherst, MA 01002-5000.