Director, Multicultural Student Affairs

Mar 14, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Position Number: 00004613

Primary Function of Organization Unit: The Office for Institutional Equity and Diversity (OIED) is committed to fostering an inclusive, accessible, and diverse intellectual and cultural campus experience related to the mission of North Carolina State University (NC State). The OIED facilitates efforts to ensure equity and opportunity, increases awareness of diversity issues through education, and strengthens relationships across diverse groups. Through these efforts, the OIED promotes cultural competence development, thereby fostering a welcoming and respectful campus. By providing guidance, programming, and outreach to constituent groups and the community, and by adhering to accountability and compliance standards, the OIED prepares NC State students, faculty, and staff for local, state, national, and global collaboration. The Office of Multicultural Student Affairs (MSA) is one of four campus community centers within OIED (also Women's Center, GLBT Center and the African American Cultural Center). Its mission is to research, design and implement unique programs that promote the pursuit of academic success, retention and graduation of students from historically underrepresented and marginalized populations. Many of the programs and services expand students' cultural horizon while honoring their respective cultural experiences. Multicultural Student Affairs works in conjunction with a number of university departments and colleges to conduct programs related to recruitment, orientation, retention and graduation in addition to academic, personal, professional and cultural development, which foster skills and strategies for being successful at NC State.

Essential Job Duties: The Director provides overall administrative, operational, programming and fiscal direction for Multicultural Student Affairs. The Director will lead the development of various support and advocacy initiatives designed to aid in the success of students from diverse populations and will provide guidance on effective methods to retain and provide cultural support for students from historically marginalized identities on campus. This position spearheads strategic planning, budget management, fund development and assessment for all center programs and services; supervises, develops and evaluates all center staff; identifies and addresses barriers to student success; serves on various university and community committees and advisory groups and works with staff from all centers to foster a safe, welcoming and nurturing environment for all students, with a particular focus on students from historically underrepresented and marginalized communities.

Minimum Education/Experience: -A Master's degree a related discipline is required -At least five to seven years of administrative and supervisory experience in higher education

Department Required Skills: -Extensive knowledge of the challenges facing students from various underrepresented and marginalized populations (e.g. students of color, first-generation, low-income, immigrant, tribal and indigenous communities) -Demonstrated history of evidence-based practice reflecting a commitment to diversity, inclusion and social justice -Demonstrated success engaging and working with students, families, schools and organizations from tribal, immigrant and low-income communities -Demonstrated effective strategic planning experience -Extensive experience with advising, advocacy, program development and assessment, public speaking, leadership development and developing and assessing student retention programs -Experience developing and facilitating workshops on topics such as student development, mentoring, cultural awareness and multiculturalism -Strong financial management experience, including budgeting, fundraising and/or grant-writing -Knowledge and experience developing marketing, promotional and public relations materials for large-scale diversity initiatives

Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education: -A Master's degree in in Student Personnel, Student Affairs, Counseling, Psychology, Higher Education Administration, Social Work or a related discipline -At least five to seven years of senior management experience in higher education with increasing levels of relevant administrative and supervisory experience -Demonstrated skill and record of success in establishing good working relationships with students, staff, faculty and community partners -Experience recruiting students from underrepresented and marginalized populations -Extensive cultural programming and higher education programming experience -Demonstrated success as a campus-wide collaborator with proven track record for establishing positive collegial relationships -Demonstrated success attracting, hiring, developing and retaining talented staff -Adept at navigating the issues and dynamics of a large, research-extensive university -Ability to foster a strong sense of community for students, staff and other members of the campus and surrounding community -Proven talent for working well with individuals and groups -Portrays an ability to think creatively and innovatively -Strong understanding of and experience with addressing intersectionality of social identities, experiences and related systems of oppression, domination and discrimination -Excellent written and oral communication skills and cultural competencies are required -Demonstrated success in fund development for multicultural initiatives with particular focus on cultural awareness, retention and degree completion for marginalized populations -Certified diversity or social justice educator

Necessary Licenses and Certifications: N/A

AA/EOE: NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148. Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. If highest degree is from an institution outside of the U.S., final candidates are required to have their degree verified at "":http// Degree must be obtained prior to start date.

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