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Basic Needs Coordinator

Job Summary

Basic Needs Coordinator has direct oversight for planning, coordinating, implementing and assessing of campus-wide programs and services designed to identify and meet the needs of under-resourced and historically marginalized students. Responsibilities include supervision of Bruin Campus Pantries staffing, logistics, and maintenance, economic crisis intervention, student advocacy, mandated reporting, and informational and referral coordination for on and off campus wellness resources. The coordinator is responsible for education and outreach to students, faculty and staff, and community partners. The Coordinator develops and maintains relationships with campus and community partners in an effort to provide comprehensive and cohesive services, information, and programs to SLCC students.

Essential Responsibilities and Duties

Oversee the Bruin Pantry network including campus pantries at four locations. Supply management (receiving and organizing deliveries, sending supplies in between the multiple pantries, stocking shelves, inventorying supply to determine distribution plan), supervision (scheduling and communicating with student employees and VISTAs), promoting the pantries, communicating with faculty and other departments, organizing and analyzing usage data. Recruit, interview, hire, and train fulltime AmeriCorps VISTAs, part-time student engagement staff, federal work-study students, and student volunteers. Serve as primary liaison for partnership with the Utah Food Bank, ensuring reporting compliance and receiving of food deliveries. Implement policies and procedures designed to support students.
Develop, maintain, and evaluate a campus-wide case management program. Provide direct oversight and fiscal management of the case management program. Primary oversight for program reporting and data collection. Makes recommendation for services to be provided to students. Conduct follow-up contacts in response to student’s needs and case management support.
Cultivate and maintain relationships with the community and campus partners. This position would develop and nurture relationships, including receiving cross training for community resources such as SNAP, 211, local housing resources, etc. and identify new partnerships with resources to support our students. This position will then collaborate to support those resources available on campus (via training other departments, hosting workshops, other strategic communication). Provide comprehensive and cohesive services, information, and programs to all SLCC students for basic needs security. Research external funding opportunities to support emergency support services and basic needs programming. Collaborate with Academic Advising, Financial Aid, Government & Community Relations, Dean of Students Office, and other student support services to provide comprehensive services to students.
Plan, coordinate, implement and assess campus-wide programs and services designed to identify and meet the needs of under-resourced students. Develop and implement education initiatives and outreach to students, staff, and community members. Participate in related department functions, such as community and program education. Work collaboratively with other departments in the Student Success Unit as well as relevant departments across the college to support effective basic needs case management across the college and ensure efforts are complimentary. This position is focused on community-based resources rather than campus resources.
Provide additional support to the Thayne Center; assist with implementation of college-wide engagement events and activities. Must be available on nights and weekends as needed. Serve as member of divisional and college-wide committees as requested.
Other duties as assigned.

Essential Responsibilities and Duties Continued  
Preferred Qualifications

Masters Degree in related field
Community college experience preferred.

Minimum Qualifications

A Bachelor’s degree.
Minimum of 2-4 years of paid work experience in a student affairs, student services environment, social services, or related environment. Experience includes internships and graduate assistantships on a prorated basis.
A completed Master’s degree may count as 1 year of experience

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

The work produced by this position requires strong knowledge and experience in areas of student advocacy, food and housing insecurity, community support resources and economic emergency management.
Ability to employ professional judgement to create program content, make on-going decisions regarding the program, and resolve issues.
Ability to work well and interact effectively and plan programs with diverse populations, including traditional and non-traditional students, faculty, staff, and community members.

Proficiency in Microsoft Office Programs.
Demonstrated understanding and commitment of the value of student engagement and the impact of basic needs in the life of students apart of a comprehensive community college.

Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal skills, including the ability to make group presentations.

Experience in marketing using social media.
Knowledge of student development theory, engagement and high impact best practices in higher education.

Project management skills and the familiarity with program evaluation and assessment.

Ability to communicate effectively with a broad range of diverse people, ability, culture, ethnic background, to maintain good working relationships across the College.

Ability to work with all groups in a diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic background of community college students, faculty and staff, including those with disabilities.

Non-Essential Responsibilities and Duties  
Special Instructions

• Full consideration will be given to applicants who apply on or before the priority review date indicated above.
• More information about Salt Lake Community College benefits:

FLSA Exempt
SLCC Information

Salt Lake Community College (SLCC) is fully committed to policies of equal employment and nondiscrimination. The College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, religion, protected veteran status, expression of political or personal beliefs outside of the workplace, or any other status protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.

SLCC is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”).

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check.


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Last Updated: 7/23/20