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Program Coordinator, Cultural Centers, CMASS (2 positions
Job no: 498270
Work type: Staff Full Time
Location: UMass Amherst
Department: AISP Administration
Union: PSU
Categories: Public Relations, Marketing, Communications, Theater/Performing Arts

About UMass Amherst:
UMass Amherst, the Commonwealth's flagship campus, is a nationally ranked public research university offering a full range of undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. The University sits on nearly 1,450-acres in the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, and offers a rich cultural environment in a bucolic setting close to major urban centers. In addition, the University is part of the Five Colleges (including Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, and Smith College), which adds to the intellectual energy of the region.

Job Summary:
Under direction of the Director of the Center for Multicultural Advancement and Student Success (CMASS), the Program Coordinator for Cultural Centers will provide direction and leadership for campus-based cultural centers. Primary focus areas of responsibility include learning-driven program development, facilitation, implementation, and assessment; collaborating on and coordinating community-building and inclusion-centered opportunities for students of all backgrounds; project management; and, ensuring aligned staff are well positioned to succeed in their work. Additionally, the Program Coordinator is responsible for managing allocated financial, staffing and space resources to their best and most effective use. The cultural centers are: Josephine White Eagle Cultural Center (JWECC), Latinx American Cultural Center (LACC), Malcolm X Cultural Center (MXCC), and Yuri Kochiyama Cultural Center (YKCC).



fellowsCall for Applications - Cultural Center Undergraduate Fellows
Deadline has been extended to   Friday, February 8th, 2019

The University of Massachusetts Amherst has four Cultural Centers integral to the sense of belonging of students of color.  Last year fellows engaged in archival research on the origins of each cultural center.  In this second iteration, fellows will continue to expand on that research by identifying a timeline of events and pursue unanswered questions. 

This project seeks to equip interested undergraduate students with the skills to research primary and secondary sources of information and analyze data.  Fellows receive guidance to produce a written report and visual installation for the cultural center object of their research.  Read more...

Cultural Center Events Coordinator
Center for Multicultural Advancement and Student Success                       

A. General Description:  10 hour Undergraduate Position (workstudy preferred)
     Deadline:  March 8, 2019

The CMASS Cultural Centers continue a long history of providing programs that celebrate cultural traditions, understanding of own/other’s multifaceted identity/ies, nurturing and welcoming spaces for studying as well as resource referral to support student success. 

The Cultural Center Events Coordinators uphold the mission of the cultural centers, are responsible for the daily operations, and for cultivating a welcoming and inclusive environment.   Reappointment is dependent on department need, satisfactory performance evaluation, academic standing and funding availability.

Interested students should submit resume/cover letter and identify Cultural Centers in order of preference to wcrespo@umass.edu by March 8. Positions available in the Josephine White Eagle, Yuri Kochiyama, and Latinx American and Malcolm X Cultural Centers.

B. Required Duties:

  1. Attend and engage in training from August 28-30.   
  2. Attend and engage in weekly staff meetings and bi-weekly all cultural staff meetings
  3. Implement and evaluate assigned cultural event as well as maintain accurate records
  4. Assist with publicity and marketing of cultural event through social media
  5. Assist maintaining an inclusive and welcoming environment
  6. Follow office procedures; answer calls/emails, greet visitors, update several databases and calendars
  7. Provide support for on-site events and enforce use of space policy
  8. Work as member of team in rotational weekends shifts

C. Minimum Qualifications

  1. Undergraduate student in good standing enrolled in a degree program
  2. Able to work 10-hours a week between 1-9pm and 2-3 weekends 
  3. Excellent oral and written communication skills
  4. Competence with Microsoft Office (Outlook), Power-point
  5. Demonstrated experience following office/program procedures


D. Supervision Received

Reports directly to the Cultural Center Program Coordinator

Reports indirectly to the CMASS Director