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Company: UT Dallas
Location: Richardson, TX
Career Level: Associate
Industries: Government, Nonprofit, Education


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Position will provide basic needs support to strengthen student academic and personal outcomes through the development, day-to-day operation, and growth of the Comet Cupboard on-campus food pantry program. Reports to the Director of Undergraduate Programs in the Office of Undergraduate Education.

About the Comet Cupboard: The Comet Cupboard is a UT Dallas food pantry initiative dedicated to helping students in need. Its primary mission is to provide necessary food and personal care items to members of the UT Dallas community, but its impact reaches much further. The Comet Cupboard acts as a service-learning component of the undergraduate academic experience and strives to cultivate a campus culture where the community is valued above individualism.

Minimum Education and Experience

Bachelor's degree in a related field, with five years of experience working with students and programs in higher education, or related community programs; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Preferred Education and Experience

Preferred Qualifications Master's degree from an accredited university, with 3-5 years relevant work experience working with student programs in higher education, and/or related basic needs support programs. Or, an equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience planning large- and small-group events involving internal and external constituents. Experience working with highly diverse populations. Experience with fundraising, grant-writing, digital marketing, and formalized program assessment. Experience and ease presenting information to large groups in an engaging manner. Experience with food pantries and handling non-perishable and perishable food items.

Ideal candidate should have experience in coordinating multiple projects or events simultaneously, managing teams and schedules, strong oral and written communication skills, strong interpersonal skills with the ability to exercise discretion in handling sensitive information. The ability to lift 50 pounds and to sit or stand for long periods of time. Should also possess and maintain a valid Texas driver's license with an acceptable driving record.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

1. Oversee day-to-day operations of the Comet Cupboard, UT Dallas' on-campus food pantry, including volunteer recruitment, training, verification, and management; coordination of food procurement and food recovery efforts; inventory management through donation processing and quality control; and creation and enforcement of safety and handling processes for non-perishable, frozen, and refrigerated food items. This includes overseeing the reconfiguration of a new Comet Cupboard space, and the physical move from an existing to new location. 2. Coordinate Comet Cupboard partnerships and food drive activities by liaising with internal and external campus partners 3. Collect, track, and synthesize student data for addressing Comet Cupboard strategic goals and the creation of Comet Cupboard program assessments. 4. Provide scheduling, daily supervision, training, and leadership development of Comet Cupboard student coordinator, student workers, student leaders, and in-pantry volunteers. 5. Oversee social media content creation and engagement for the Comet Cupboard. 6. Use collected data and researched best practice trends to identify areas of need for the Comet Cupboard. Introduce improvements and/or new initiatives as appropriate. 7. Oversee all Comet Cupboard on- and off-campus outreach initiatives, including website maintenance, social media platforms, event representation, awareness efforts (ie. National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, campus resource fairs, EcoHub, departmental and class presentations, etc.) 8. Function as primary email and in-person communication contact for addressing individual student needs regarding the Comet Cupboard. 9. Meet regularly with the Director of Undergraduate Programs in support of the
the Comet Cupboard. 10. Represent the Comet Cupboard, Office of Undergraduate Education, and UT Dallas through participation on various committees and with related professional development and higher education leadership communities. 11. Be detail-oriented and have strong written and oral communication skills, excellent interpersonal skills, a commitment to productive teamwork, and the ability to work with people of diverse cultures and backgrounds. 12. Collaborate and coordinate with other university services and programs to foster a supportive and informed cross-functional approach to student support. 13. Required attendance to program events in the evenings and on weekends. 14. Perform other duties as assigned

Additional Information

A hybrid remote work schedule may be available, and completion and approval of a UT Dallas Remote Work Agreement will be required upon employment. Use of personal computer, internet, and other standard equipment may be required. Employee must be located within the DFW area and have the ability to be on campus for work activities as scheduled and/or with 24-hour notice. Remote work arrangements are subject to regular review and re-approval and may be canceled at any time.

About Us
The University of Texas at Dallas is committed to graduating well-rounded members of the global community whose education has prepared them for rewarding lives and productive careers in a constantly changing world. A diversity of people, ideas and perspectives is crucial to our vision and mission. A charter member of SEA (STEMM Equity Achievement) Change, UT Dallas is a place where members of the community from all backgrounds are welcomed, treated fairly, and encouraged in their pursuit of excellence.
What You Should Know UT Dallas is ranked among the “Best of the Best Colleges” for LGBTQ Inclusion by Campus Pride. The Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion hosts a variety of programs and leads initiatives toward efforts to cultivate a culture of equity and belonging for all members of the campus community. “LilyPad” lactation facilities are located throughout campus for private use by nursing parents. The University currently supports nine Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) that are communities of faculty and staff from various identities along with advocates and allies (e.g., Black Faculty and Staff Alliance, Universal Access ERG, Military and Veteran ERG). The University of Texas at Dallas is committed to providing an educational, living and working environment that is welcoming, respectful, and inclusive of all members of the university community. The University prohibits unlawful discrimination against a person because of their race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status. Visit https://institutional-initiatives.utdallas.edu/ for more information.

What We Can Offer
UT Dallas aims to attract and retain talented faculty and staff to support the university's mission. We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, paid time off, retirement, life insurance and AD&D coverage. UT Dallas also offers employee wellness programs, tuition assistance, professional development through Academic Impressions, and so much more. Visit https://hr.utdallas.edu/employees/benefits/ for more information.

Important Message

1) All employees serve as a representative of the University and are expected to display respect, civility, professional courtesy, consideration of others and discretion in all interactions with members of the UT Dallas community and the general public.

2) The University of Texas at Dallas is committed to providing an educational, living, and working environment that is welcoming, respectful, and inclusive of all members of the university community. UT Dallas does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, national origin, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its services, programs, activities, employment, and education, including in admission and enrollment. EOE, including disability/veterans. The University is committed to providing access, equal opportunity, and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities. To request reasonable accommodation in the employment application and interview process, contact the ADA Coordinator. For inquiries regarding nondiscrimination policies, contact the Title IX Coordinator.

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