Assistant Director for Community Outreach and Engagement

Mar 14, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Position Number: 00061251

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). OIED facilitates efforts to ensure equity and opportunity, increases awareness of diversity issues through education, and strengthens relationships across diverse groups. Through these efforts, 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, 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 (other centers include the African American Cultural Center, GLBT Center and the Women's 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 Assistant Director for Community Outreach and Engagement will provide direct support to the director of Multicultural Student Affairs by coordinating various functional and outreach responsibilities for the center and serving as an advisor, mentor and advocate for students from underrepresented and marginalized populations. This position supports the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs by building partnerships to address the educational needs and challenges of various underrepresented and marginalized communities. Position also fosters a stronger sense of community for the Hispanic/Latinx community by providing cultural programming, support and ongoing developmental opportunities for Hispanic/Latinx students, student organizations, student leaders and constituency groups.

Minimum Education/Experience: -Master's degree in Higher Education Administration, College Student Personnel, Counselor Education, Psychology, Social Work, or a related area of study -Two years of professional experience working with students from historically underrepresented and marginalized populations in higher education

Department Required Skills: -Extensive knowledge of immigration challenges in America and related issues facing Hispanic/Latinx and undocumented students and their families -Demonstrated ability to design and implement programs to support the academic, interpersonal and career success of Hispanic/Latinx students -Demonstrated success engaging and working with educational and community organizations -Knowledge of major academic and diversity-related issues facing universities from a theoretical and practical perspective -Demonstrated leadership experience in an educational setting -Experience developing learning outcomes and assessment tools for programs and events -Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, social justice and multiculturalism -Ability to provide culturally competent and inclusive advising and support services for students from various underrepresented communities -Understanding of intersectionality and how to support students with multiple marginalized identities -Ability to foreground intersectional social justice in programs and services -Experience advising student organizations -Experience collaborating with campus and community partners -Strong verbal and written communication skills -Strong interpersonal skills -Ability to work in an environment with frequent interruptions -Strong organizational skills and attention to detail -Ability to make informed decisions and to work independently -Ability to work a flexible schedule including evenings and weekends as needed

Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education: -Bilingual: English/Spanish -Experience with recruiting initiatives for Hispanic/Latinx students -Experience advising Hispanic/Latinx student organizations -Experience facilitating student leadership activities -Experience developing and facilitating trainings on broader diversity, inclusion and cultural competency topics -Experience with tracking program expenses -Experience with strategic planning

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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