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Program Coordinator, Center for Black Culture

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College / VP Area: President's Office
Work type: Staff
Location: Newark
Categories: Administrative Support, Full Time



Under the general direction of the Director of the Center for Black Culture (CBC), the Program Coordinator supervises multiple student staff and provides advisement, coaching, and support to African American/Black students and student groups and works to build
intra-cultural and cross-cultural relationships through programming. The incumbent develops and coordinates events and services that address culture, climate, belonging, and healthy identity development. The program coordinator facilitates student learning of university policies, co-curricular resources, effectual leadership skills, and professional development opportunities.

The Program Coordinator supports and, in some instances, cultivates partnerships with a range of university departments/organizations, off-campus organizations/businesses, and Black alumni to develop and market academic support services to strengthen the retention, persistence rates, and quality of life of Black students.

The Program Coordinator is knowledgeable of the unique challenges Black communities may experience and will contribute to creating culturally responsive engagement and outreach initiatives that foster resilience, well-being, inclusion, and achievement for Black students, faculty and staff, parents/families, and alumni.


  • Participate in departmental strategic planning and provide support to CBC and University-wide equity initiatives.
  • Assist with programs and services that support the identity and leadership development of current and emerging student leaders, emphasizing African American/Black students.
  • Identify, coordinate, and market campus and national leadership opportunities to students.
  • Coordinate large-scale CBC cultural, art, and community engagement programs and services, including homecoming, Kwanzaa, cultural heritage months, and the Each One Reach One Mentoring Program.
  • Supervise undergraduate and graduate student employees and interns.  
  • Advise Black students with planning and assessing educational and social programs and services. Oversee program development and mentor student leaders.
  • Engage alumni and provide direct support for annual large-scale programs sponsored by CBC affiliated student groups, including the Cultural Programming Advisory Board (CPAB), Black Student Union (BSU), NPHC, Black Graduate Student Association (BGSA), and others as identified.
  • Market CBC, community, and associated student group programs.
  • Meet with students to provide interpersonal and broad co-curricular support; coach and mentor students as appropriate and provide referrals to university departments/offices, and community organizations.
  • Inform department leaders of emerging concerns and experiences that may adversely impact and appropriately celebrate Black communities.
  • Participate in departmental, institutional, and national professional development opportunities.
  • Collaborate with CBC staff, students, university departments and community partners to plan event calendars.
  • Review and prepare artist contracts to ensure university safety and financial compliance for signature by the Director.
  • Perform other job-related duties as assigned



  • A Bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree strongly preferred, in Higher Education Administration, Student Affairs, Leadership, Counseling, Sociology, Black American Studies, or another related field is preferred.
  • At least two years of related professional experience
  • Knowledge of the issues impacting Black communities, locally, nationally and on a predominantly white college campus
  • Effective organizational skills and the ability to multi-task and manage the needs of various campus and community constituents
  • Ability to develop a program from idea to implementation
  • Strong collaboration skills with the ability to build and maintain successful partnerships across campus and in the community
  • A broad understanding of student support programs and services
  • Ability to engage and motivate students
  • Ability to interpret and apply guidelines and procedures
  • Effectual interpersonal and communication skills
  • Skill in enhancing and building community relations
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, including nights and weekends
  • Experience with mentoring programs and advising students groups is preferred.
  • Knowledge and experience using social media outlets preferred
  • Experience in advertising and marketing events preferred
  • Experience with cultural centers preferred
  • Knowledge of identity and leadership development theories preferred
  • Demonstrates an understanding and consideration of the differing needs and concerns of individuals with varying identities, cultures, and backgrounds.
  • Committed to fostering a workplace culture of belonging, where diversity is celebrated, and equity is a core value.

Notice of Non-Discrimination, Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action
The University of Delaware does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, marital status, disability, religion, age, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law in its employment, educational programs and activities, admissions policies, and scholarship and loan programs as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and University policies. The University of Delaware also prohibits unlawful harassment including sexual harassment and sexual violence.

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