Buffalo State, State University of New York, seeks candidates for the position of Program Coordinator
The Program Coordinator will coordinate Buffalo State faculty, volunteers, and community-engaged learners to support the direct educational programs for West Side communities, including many English Language Learners. The work will include support for comprehensive service provided to community residents through community engagement programs at the center and satellite program locations. Responsibilities include, coordinate and facilitate youth and adult educational programs; build and maintain relationships with campus and community partners; collaborate to conduct program assessment; develop and implement family engagement opportunities; recruit, coordinate, assess, and train Buffalo State volunteers and service-learners; and support assessment, reporting, and marketing.
Bachelors degree in Education, Social Sciences, Human Services, or related discipline. Demonstrated experience working with urban youth and family engagement in an educational or community-based setting. Demonstrated leadership experience coordinating programs for participants with diverse socio-economic, linguistic, and cultural backgrounds. Knowledge of best practices and experience working with refugee communities and agencies in WNY. Knowledge and skills in PK-12 and/or higher education. Excellent organizational skills with the ability to manage competing deadlines/priorities. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Demonstrated computer skills including Microsoft Word and Outlook.
Master’s in Education, Social Sciences, Human Services, or related discipline. Demonstrated experience related to grant implementation and reporting.
The evolution of learning communities in higher education during the last decade is one of the most exciting, academically challenging, student friendly developments in years. Learning communities are academically challenging and extremely rewarding.
At Buffalo State, a learning community is a block of courses that explores a complex theme through four or five classes. The faculty work to demonstrate how their particular course reflects the theme and connects to learning in other courses. Students take all of these courses together and form friendships that last beyond graduation.
Equally as important, students learn material at a deeper level because they spend more time discussing ideas and working to master the lessons.