The Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) is a department within Student Success that consists of a team of diversity educators and equity-minded practitioners who strive to develop interculturally mature global citizens. The work of the office contributes to the commitment of student success, inclusive excellence, and career readiness by facilitating education, advocacy, and community building throughout campus.
OMA promotes initiatives that celebrate diversity and contribute to enhancing the visibility of the underrepresented students at our institution. OMA strives to create mattering and a sense of belonging for underrepresented students to positively impact their persistence and graduation rates through community building, leadership development, cultural competency, and serving as a bridge to institutional resources.
The Assistant Director is an equity-minded practitioner and diversity educator in the Office of Multicultural Affairs. This person will manage the programming operations of the unit and educate students about the significance of diversity and multiculturalism in a global society and contribute to cultivating an inclusive and culturally vibrant campus environment. This individual will thrive within a progressive team of professionals who serve as advocates for diverse student populations and model the way for inclusive excellence. The position requires developing various partnerships with faculty, staff, student, and the community to advance the mission of the office. The position requires evening and some weekend commitments to fulfill the goals of the office and the university's strategic agenda.
Execute the vision for programming through management, coordination, development, implementation, and leading the team to achieve departmental goals. Promote the social, cultural, and educational development of students that increase the capacity for critical thought. Facilitate educational trainings that promote social justice and awareness. Assist with development and management of assessment initiatives to measure learning outcomes of programs and services offered through the office.
Mange the Intercultural Student Leadership Conference, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Week, Interfaith Dialogue, and International Educational events.
Supervise a professional staff member. Supervise graduate(s) and undergraduate leadership, when applicable.
Work collaboratively with university departments: administration, faculty, staff, students, alumni and the community to create a supportive and inclusive environment that promotes inclusive excellence. Partner with academic and administrative departments to support diverse curriculum initiatives and the out-of-classroom experiences related to diversity and multicultural perspectives.
Assist the Asst. Dean/Director with compiling reports, assessment data, and managing the operational budget for the department. The Assistant Director may be asked to represent the Director at meetings and participate on university-wide workgroups and committees as needed.
Remains knowledgeable and abreast of current trends and issues in the field of multicultural affairs, diversity, and global education. Support student and campus response efforts for global, national, and local crisis, which may include vigils, memorials, open forums, dialogue groups, open community hours, etc.
Execute marketing strategies to expand the reach of departmental programs, trainings, and services.
Other duties, as assigned. Serve as essential personnel.
This position requires a Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution with a minimum of four years related exempt experience, including two years of supervisory experience.
Master's degree in higher education administration, international/global studies, cultural communication and conflict, counseling or related field. Three years’ experience working in the field of diversity/multicultural affairs. Experience in conducting diversity training workshops, and presentations. Two to three years of supervision experience for paraprofessional staff and student staff.