Director of Asian Pacific Islander American Affairs
Director of Asian Pacific Islander American AffairsJob Description:
The Director of Asian Pacific Islander American (APIA) Affairs herein described is a vital member of Multicultural & Diversity Affairs (MCDA), a dynamic area that addresses diversity and social justice on campus by providing education, support, programs and services to students. The incumbent is responsible for providing oversight, leadership, and vision in working with the Asian and Pacific Islander American (APIA) community through programming, education, alumni networks, mentoring, leadership development, retention initiatives, scholarship programs, and a regional leadership conference. The incumbent's focus includes, but is not limited to, expanding the visibility of the APIA community and contributing to the dialogue that promotes an inclusive student community. This position will be tasked to create an environment for students to build social and intellectual connections as well as develop and maintain a healthy sense of self-identity. The incumbent, along with the rest of the MCDA team, coordinates and plans multicultural and intercultural education activities, trainings, and programs for the campus community that educate and promote awareness, understanding, and appreciation of diversity and multiculturalism on campus.
Essential Job Functions
[30%] – Support the mission by creating inclusive environments by educating the campus community about the culture, heritage, and diversity of multiple identities. Coordinates and plans multicultural and intercultural education activities, trainings, and programs for the campus community that educate and promote awareness, understanding, and appreciation of diversity and multiculturalism on campus. Responsible for developing and implementing programs, activities, and services within MCDA, including social/academic initiatives, scholarship programs, mentoring, and a regional leadership conference.
[30%] – Develops and implements programs, activities, and services, within MCDA, including social/academic initiatives, educational opportunities, scholarship programs, mentoring, and a leadership conference for the campus community that promotes awareness of APIA issues and identity and an understanding and appreciation of diversity and multiculturalism on campus. Acts as a student advocate on issues, concerns, and problems related to student life. Supports various student organizations and leaders; works closely with (and serves as a liaison to) APIA organizations across campus. Responsible for establishing liaison relationships with various offices and departments.
[15%] Responsible for the staffing and managing of the daily operations of APIA Affairs office space located in the Reitz Union and assists with selecting, hiring, training, and supervision a graduate assistant, student assistants, and student volunteers.
[10%] - Serves on the leadership team of MCDA to provide leadership that serves students through programming, services, and advocacy. Assist with strategic planning, programming, budgeting, and collaboration to support the mission of MCDA.
[05%] – Serve on university, division, and departmental committees. Interprets University policy to students, student groups, faculty, staff, parents, and the public.
[05%] - Manage a budget with multiple accounts of approximately $20,000.
[03%] - Assists with assessment projects and evaluating programs that address the needs of students at UF
[02%] – Other duties as assigned.
$52,000 to $57,000; commensurate with experienceMinimum Requirements:
Bachelor's degree in an appropriate area and two years of relevant experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.Preferred Qualifications: EDUCATION & TRAINING: Master's degree in Student Personnel or related field
- Minimum of two years professional level experience in student affairs or related field, with significant experience directing a program or service area
- Three or more years of professional experience with diversity, multiculturalism, and social justice preferred
- Experience working with multicultural affairs, particularly with Asian Pacific Islander American communities
- Knowledge of multicultural affairs, particularly with Asian Pacific Islander American communities
- Demonstrated oral and written communication skills
- Collaborative partnership skills
- Leadership skills
- Strategic visioning skills
- Assessment skills Special Instructions to Applicants:
Applicants must upload the following documents to be considered for the position.
1. Cover Letter
2. Resume / CV
3. List of ReferencesHealth Assessment Required: No