Job Opening: Black History Month Student Coordinator

Black History Month Student Coordinator
The program in African and African-American Studies at Elon (AAASE) seeks to hire a Black History Month Student Coordinators to help organize programs and events that showcase Black achievement and foster dialogue within the Elon University community. The mission of the events and programs will be to address issues related to Blacks on campus, promote an awareness and understanding of Black experiences, and to begin a permanent series of programming that further enriches the appreciation of Black intellectual and cultural life and contributions to Elon and the world at large. The Black History Month Student Coordinator reports to the AAASE Coordinator and the Assistant Director the Multicultural Center.

Projects may include: planning and marketing Black History Month events, creating displays, developing a cultural radio show, building relationships with on-campus and off-campus cultural resource organizations, recruiting and organizing student volunteers, creating a website, contributing in the development of the Black History Month Steering Committee, and more.

Qualified candidates should:
•?commit to working the full length of the appointment and serving on the Black History Month Steering Committee;
•?be a currently enrolled Elon University student for the duration of employment in the position;
•?demonstrate flexibility to work during the day, evening, and some weekends, but be able to prioritize and balance their academic responsibilities and commitment with the position;
•demonstrate knowledge or interest in event planning, community outreach, program coordination, and cultural research and writing;
•?show strong leadership, initiative, and the ability to work with minimal supervision;
•?show strong research and written and oral communication skills;
•?show a strong interest and commitment to African and African-American Studies;
•?have a string ability to work independently;
•?have knowledge and access to a personal computer, printer, email, and phone with a familiarity of Microsoft Office and publishing software;

Job Responsibilities
•?Develop and plan Black History Month events;
•?Provide weekly updates to their supervisors and written reports to the Black History Month Planning Committee;
•?Identify internal and external grants and other funding opportunities for the month’s activities
•?Field periodic email inquiries about Black History Month programming and maintain
•?Establish and maintain Facebook and Twitter pages for Black History Month programming.
•?Advertise and promote programs and events.
•?Ensure currency of Black History Month displays.
•?Create, organize, and update the Black History Month website.
•?Prepare a final portfolio to include a report and assessment of the month’s events for the Black History Month Planning Committee.

Time Commitment
The positions begins September 15th – March 15th. Hours will include office work hours, events, committee meetings and some independent hours. In addition, this includes, but is not limited to: a one hour weekly staff meeting with the AAASE Program Coordinator and the Assistant Director of the Multicultural Center and one hour participation in the Black History Month Steering Committee meetings. Expect to work a minimum of 7-10 hours+ per week. Expect this to be your primary job—we won’t accommodate for other jobs in this position. Please send a letter of interest and a résumé to both Dr. Prudence Layne at and Ms. Melissa Jordan at by Friday, August 26th at 5:00 pm.

Payment The position pays $9 /hr