Salem Academy and College, the oldest continuously operating educational institution for girls and women in the country by its founding date of 1772, invites applications for Salem Scholars Program Coordinator. The Salem Scholars Program Coordinator provides institutional leadership in developing and managing a program that will cultivate excellence among high-achieving undergraduates interested in the College’s Health Leadership transformation. As such, Health Leadership will be integral to the program and inform the Coordinator’s development of the Salem Scholars as outlined below. This position will have responsibility for the day-to-day management of the program, including frequent, direct interactions with students, faculty, and staff across campus to develop the program. The Coordinator will work collaboratively with the Dean of Admissions and the Leadership Program Director to set admissions goals and criteria, communicate with students and families throughout the admissions cycle; plan, implement and track Salem Scholars’ academic, leadership, and research engagement programs, teach a First-Year Experience class for incoming students in the Salem Scholars program, and provide academic advising to students in the program.
About Salem Academy and College:
Salem Academy and College is the oldest continuously operating educational institution for girls and women in the country by its founding date of 1772. The institution is currently celebrating its 250th anniversary and is engaging in transformational change to innovate in women’s education. Salem Academy is a college preparatory school located on a diverse, active college campus focused on preparing young women for careers in STEAM. Salem College is the nation’s only liberal arts college exclusively dedicated to developing the next generation of women in health leadership. Salem Academy and College is located in Winston Salem, North Carolina, a vibrant college town known for arts and innovation.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Work with the Leadership Program Director and Leadership Program Office to coordinate admission, orientation, programming, and advising for Salem Scholars.
- Provide support with the initiatives of the Leadership Program Office as they relate to the Salem Scholars.
- Work with the Dean of Admissions to provide academic oversight for admissions standards and review applications.
- Work closely with Admissions and Orientation staff to ensure appropriate communication and expectations for incoming Salem Scholars.
- Work closely with Admissions to provide outreach to underrepresented groups to ensure a vibrant and diverse program.
- Plan and coordinate appropriate engagement and community-building programs for Salem Scholars.
- Manage the budget for the program and co-curricular activities.
- Assist students in connecting with faculty and departments, provide advice on curricular and GPA expectations, introduce them to research and service opportunities, and foster an engaged, challenging, and supportive community for all Salem Scholars.
- Work closely with the Dean of Undergraduate Studies on curricular issues.
- Provide workshops and individual coaching to Salem Scholars on making connections with faculty and being a successful mentee.
- Creates, maintains, and updates all website content for Leadership Program and Salem Scholars Program.
- Track Salem Scholar attendance and provide reports on levels of student engagement
- Assess student retention, GPA, and satisfaction of the Salem Scholars.
- Assists in research (surveys and focus groups) related to the Salem Scholars Program and related constituents.
- Performs other duties as assigned or required
- Master’s degree in a health-related discipline
- Academic and/or professional experience related to Health Leadership
- 5+ years of academic experience working with undergraduates
- Prior experience with undergraduate program management
- Exceptional communication skills, including the ability to communicate with students, faculty, administrators, staff, and families
- Familiarity with current communication and marketing techniques, including social media
- Exceptional technology skills, including familiarity with how technology is used in assessment and program management
- Exceptional organizational skills
- Ability to manage budgets
- Ability to work with diverse populations and create an inclusive atmosphere within the Salem Scholars Program and the College community
While performing the responsibilities of the Salem Scholars Program Coordinator, the employee is required to sit for varying lengths of time; occasionally bend, reach, lift, push, and pull up to 25 pounds; stand, walk, and kneel and regularly ascend/descend stairs; use hands and fingers to handle or feel and manipulate keys on a keyboard; perform extended periods of work at a computer workstation and view a computer monitor; perceive sounds at normal speaking levels with or without correction; and express and exchange ideas through oral communication with students, faculty, staff, professional colleagues, governing boards, and the general public in the performance of the essential duties and responsibilities of the position.
To apply, please send a letter of interest addressing your qualifications for the position along with a resume and three professional references to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com. The letter of interest may be addressed to the “Search Committee.” The review of applications will begin immediately and will be ongoing until the position is filled.
Salem Academy and College is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, age, religion, disability status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, pregnancy, or any other characteristic protected by law.