What We’re About

Program Coordinators on the Wilson Inclusion Diversity and Equity (WIDE) Crew are responsible for establishing and sustaining meaningful and mutually beneficial working relationships with campus crews, student clubs/organizations at WWC, and/or ALIA (African, Latine, Indigenous, Asian) communities & allies of Western Carolina, on behalf of WIDE for planning and facilitating projects, programs, and initiatives. In addition, Program Coordinators conceptualize, plan out, and facilitate programs and initiatives, upkeep and maintain WIDE spaces in Ransom House and across campus, and send out program announcements/communication. 

What You’ll Learn

You’ll spend years working alongside your peers with the mentorship of your supervisors.  Part of the experience of work at Warren Wilson is guided critical reflection, which helps ensure that you achieve both your own educational goals as well as our Common Learning Outcomes. These intentional learning outcomes distinguish our Work Program, giving it focus and relevancy that set it apart from a federal work-study or your average part-time job.

Our Common Learning Outcomes:

  • Professionalism & Work Ethic: accountability, effective work habits, punctuality, dependability, time management, integrity, and commitment to the well-being of the community.
  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving: working with available resources to creatively address issues and solve problems, and gaining confidence to make decisions.
  • Communication: the ability to convey and receive information effectively with intentionality, honesty, and confidence in both speech and writing.
  • Collaboration & Teamwork: actively collaborate with peers to achieve common goals, Distribute labor fairly, and hold each other accountable as committed members of a group.
  • Civic Identity: understanding your active influence within the community and how your decisions directly impact the work around you.

In addition to our Common Learning Outcomes, each crew in the Work Program identifies crew-specific goals for learning and performance. These are reviewed with you each semester. Your crew-specific learning goals outline skills and abilities your supervisor will teach you during the semester.

Some of our WIDE crew learning goals include:

  • Effective Verbal/Non-Verbal/Written Communication (In Person/Social Media/Email/Etc.) 
  • Advocacy for ALIA (African, Latine, Indigenous, Asian) Communities, understanding of power and privilege and one’s role within these constructs, social identities and social issues
  • Programming (Planning, Facilitation, Assessment)
  • Budgeting
  • Relationship Building