The Markaz Resource Center supports a vibrant community of students who identify with or are interested in Muslim experiences both here and around the world. We provide a welcoming space, resources, and programming to engage, educate and empower the entire Stanford community. Whether addressing the issues of today or celebrating our rich heritage, the Markaz fosters a sense of belonging and builds connections across Stanford's diverse community.
The Markaz, now 10 years old, is proud to be part of The Centers for Equity, Community, and Leadership (ECL), within the division of Student Affairs. The Centers consist of the Asian American Activities Center, Black Community Services Center, El Centro Chicano y Latino, Markaz Resource Center, Native American Cultural Center, Queer Student Resources Center, and Women's Community Center. Each center works to advance learning and student development through five pillars - Academic and Intellectual Engagement, Leadership Development, Mental Health & Well-Being, Community Building, and Alumni Engagement.
The Markaz seeks a Program Coordinator to work closely with professional staff in the areas of program development and support, outreach, improving student access to university resources, services, and community engagement, with a specific focus on alumni engagement. This is a 2 year fixed-term position.
JOB PURPOSE Reporting to the Associate Dean and Markaz Director, and with a dotted line to the Markaz Associate Director, the Markaz Resource Center Program Coordinator will serve as a campus partner and advocate within all functional areas of the university.
Work collaboratively with the Markaz leadership team (Director and Associate Director) to manage, plan and execute cultural, academic, and educational programs with university wide impact to meet the goals of the Markaz. Contribute by identifying specific trends and policies relevant to Markaz communities.
Supervise and guide student staff and programs. Portfolio will include Minara, a mentorship and alumni engagement program, and Telling Our Stories, a community-based archival project.
Oversee Markaz Communications and Marketing, including the weekly newsletter, event and program mailers, and social media campaigns. Develop a communications strategy for Markaz student staff team that will enhance community engagement with the center.
Execute logistics for major university-wide events such as Reunion Homecoming, Family Weekend, Admit Weekend, Graduation, as well as those specific to the Markaz, such as Student Staff Retreat and Team-Building events, Ramadan iftar, etc.
Advise students on relevant academic and community opportunities; identify students in crisis and direct to appropriate resources.
Work collaboratively with other ECL staff to connect students and curate programming for cross-center audiences.
Participate actively in recruiting Markaz trainees and student staff by interviewing and making recommendations.
Manage and process all Markaz financial transactions in a timely manner.
Bachelor's degree and minimum 2 years of relevant full time work experience, or a combination of education and relevant experience.
Student affairs, academic or work experience related to the fields of education, social work, community organizing, arts & media organization, counseling psychology, race & ethnic studies, alumni relations or other work and training in the social sciences with a focus on access and belonging.
Knowledge of and/or experience with students and communities that identify as Muslim or hail from Muslim contexts, including (but not limited to) South/Southwest Asian, African, North African, Middle-Eastern, and North American regions.
Advanced communication skills to clearly and effectively communicate information to internal and external audiences, client groups, and all levels of management.
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills to review and analyze complex information.
Advanced computer skills, including familiarity and proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, Google Docs, Slack, Zoom, and Canva or similar marketing tools.
Advanced written, verbal, and interpersonal communication and presentation skills to clearly and effectively communicate information to internal and external audiences, client groups, and all levels of management.
Ability to administer financial processes such as financial reimbursements, data entry, reviewing terms and conditions regarding contracts, understanding vendor requirements, and following up and resolving issues.
Ability to ensure and apply compliance with legal, financial, and university policies and external regulations.
Stanford alumni are strongly encouraged to apply.
This is a hybrid position which requires on campus work at least three days per week, with more presence on-site during peak periods.
Ability to work evenings and weekends, as needed. Specific on-site hours to be determined in coordination with Markaz leadership.
The university requires all staff to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and provide proof of vaccination prior to their start date, unless granted a medical or religious accommodation.
Frequently sit, perform desk-based computer tasks.
Occasionally stand, walk, twist, use fine manipulation, grasp, use a telephone, write by hand, sort and file paperwork, lift, carry, push, and pull objects that weigh up to 30 pounds.
Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide, http://adminguide.stanford.edu.
The expected pay range for this position is $64,480 to $73,675 per annum. Stanford University provides pay ranges representing its good faith estimate of what the university reasonably expects to pay for a position. The pay offered to a selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal equity, geographic location, and external market pay for comparable jobs.
How to Apply: For full consideration, submit your application, resume and cover letter. Applications received by March 31, 2023 will receive priority consideration.
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