MLK Banquet and Scholarship Student Coordinator
MLK Banquet and Scholarship Student Coordinator (MLK-BSSC) Position for Diversity and Multicultural Affairs is now accepting applications.
September 1, 2012 is the deadline to submit your completed application.
The position is open to all sophomores at Carolina and requires independent decision making, excellent judgment, effective communication skills, and the ability to work well with others. Final candidates are required to intern with the current coordinator for one semester. The coordinator will be selected from this final pool by the end of the fall semester.
This position coordinates and plans the annual MLK Banquet working with the MLK University/Community Planning Corporation and the MLK Board of Directors. The MLK-BSSC organizes board meetings by creating agendas, collecting necessary documents, and scheduling all members for meetings. The MLK-BSSC sends solicitation letters to community members, University staff and officials, the University Chancellor, churches, local businesses, and elected officials. Assisted by a professional DMA staff member, it is the responsibility of the MLK-BSSC to handle all ticket sales and distribution of tickets for sale to the MLK Board members, collect and deposit all funds for the banquet, and assist in maintaining all financial records. The MLK-BSSC organizes all aspects of the banquet including—but not limited to—facilities; food; printing of tickets, programs, and other all other printed materials; promotion of the MLK scholarship, and the selection of award recipients. The MLK-BSSC also assists the MLK treasurer in organizing the taxes for the MLK Corporation.
The coordinator manages the MLK Scholarship for Orange County High School students by updating the application, contacting guidance counselors at specific schools, reading and evaluating applications with MLK Board members, and selecting and contact award recipients.
This position also entails an optional summer commitment that would include working with Diversity and Multicultural Affairs in the annual Project Uplift program. In this role, the student coordinator organizes presenters for the Academic and Developmental sessions, serves as a student administrator with the Project Uplift program, facilitates the participant ice-breaker activities, and manages all check-out arrangements for Saturday morning departures.
- MS Outlook Calendar and MS Office with heavy emphasis in Word and Excel
- Ability or willingness to learn mail merges, perform data manipulation, and learn new technology and software as needed.
- Due to the confidential nature of office activities, this is a position of trust.
- Candidates should be well qualified in the following areas:
- detail oriented and have the ability to multitask
- demonstrated verbal and written communication skills
- ability to maintain effective working relationships with all levels of staff and various academic and government officials, donors, and the general public
- strong decision-making skills and the ability to prioritize plan, manage, and coordinate activities and major functions
- attention to detail and time management skills
- ability to work with sensitive information
More Information | Contact Recruitment and Multicultural Programs at (919) 843-6086 or by email.