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Ohio University Basic Needs Coordinator in Athens, Ohio

Job Description:

The Basic Needs Coordinator fills a critical role in the Dean of Student’s Office and at Ohio University. Reporting to the Associate Dean of Students, the Basic Needs Coordinator will be the Student Affairs OHIO basic needs student case manager by coordinating the Emergency Microgrant Program, managing the Cats Cupboard Food Pantry, and coordinating the efforts of other Bobcats Helping Bobcats initiatives.

  1. Manage the Cats’ Cupboard Food Pantry. This includes leading the Food Pantry Steering committee, creating a marketing and advertising plan for the pantry, purchasing or sourcing food for the pantry, coordinating pantry sign-up and orders, managing pantry donations, working with community and campus volunteers to support pantry donations, developing and launching a fundraising plan and assessing the success of the pantry;

  2. Manage the Emergency Microgrant Program. This includes coordinating the case management of students who apply to the program, providing referrals and support to the students, leading the case review process, promoting the resource across all campus stakeholders, assessing the program and working with University Advancement to continually raise funds for the mini-grant fund;

  3. Supervising a graduate student, 3-5 student pantry workers, 1-2 PACE students, and 1-2 student interns that are involved with Basic Needs programming and support.

  4. Everyone in the Division of Student Affairs is charged with ensuring a framework of equity and social justice is embedded into our day to day work. Specifically, this staff member should advance understanding across the university and division of students struggling with basic needs by helping to coordinate, advocate for and expand our Bobcats Helping Bobcats Initiatives. The staff member will also represent the division and the university by speaking at university wide events and serving on university-wide committees.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in Counseling or Social Work preferred

Preferred Qualifications:

Master’s degree in College Student Personnel, Higher Education, Counseling or Social Work preferred

Planning Unit: Vice President for Student Affairs

Department: Dean of Students

Applicants may contact this person if they have questions about this position: kathy@ohio.edu

Employment Type: full-time term

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