Program Coordinator, Literature, Social Sciences and Languages

Bennington, Vermont, United States | Full-time

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Bennington College seeks an organized, detail-oriented self starter to provide administrative support for a vibrant group of faculty in the literature, social science, and language disciplines. The Program Coordinator manages the day-to-day operations for the academic office and provides administrative support to the respective faculty, staff, and students. Responsibilities include handling all administrative needs for the disciplines, managing budgets and purchasing, as well as organizing curricular and special events hosted by the faculty. The Coordinator will interact with constituents across the College and build relationships with a range of individuals.

Bennington serves a diverse student population - inclusive of ethnic/racial minorities, international and global constituents, sexual minorities, and various social classes, among other identities. Our staff and faculty also reflect diverse backgrounds and identities. All employees are expected to be respectful and responsive to these differences in the service of building community that promotes student and employee success. Each individual (faculty, staff and students) will be accountable for upholding these values.  The College’s approach to pluralism and inclusivity—both as fields of inquiry and practice—is to prioritize flexible thought, and to invite the examination of access, value, and power through its institutional policies and areas of study. We encourage applicants from diverse realms of interest, backgrounds, experience, and accomplishment to apply. 

The program coordinator is a vital part of the successful functioning of the administrative office; the ability to problem-solve and manage multiple projects/tasks simultaneously is essential. Candidates must possess a positive attitude toward providing excellence in service and a willingness to assist other disciplines/areas of the College. The position requires demonstrated administrative experience; preference for candidates who have prior experience supporting multiple constituencies. The position requires excellent communication/interpersonal skills, proficient computer skills (experience with Microsoft Office Suite, Gmail and Google docs) as well as the ability to work independently and handle confidential information with discretion. A bachelor’s degree or equivalent professional administrative experience is required. The position also requires the successful completion and passing of a background check.