Director of Multicultural Affairs

Location
Chicago
Posted
May 16, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
About The Unit:

Unit Job Summary: Directs and develops the mission that supports the needs of multicultural students and reflects the goals of the medical school and institution. Creates and sets clear priorities from a broad range of potential initiatives. Directs and manages the activities of one biweekly staff member. Manages the multicultural affairs budget which includes the James Bowman Society, three summer pipeline programs, recruitment travel, etc. The Multicultural Affairs Director is expected to identify potential programmatic opportunities for support, and will need to coordinate with other units within the medical school and with the University in order to maximize the impact of OMSA's work. Provides an environment that welcomes students and understands and addresses their needs. Evaluates and assesses the effectiveness of the school's programs and makes adjustments accordingly. Develops, interprets, and implements policies, processes, and programs to improve the recruitment and retention of multicultural students in the University. Ensures that staff and faculty members are sensitive to multicultural student needs. Participates in scholarship relating to factors that promote support and increase diversity and inclusion in academic environments, including the rigorous evaluation of existing programs and the implementation of innovations in student affairs or admissions designed to promote diversity and inclusion.

Unit Education: Bachelor's degree required. Advanced degree preferred.

Unit Experience: A minimum of five years of senior-level leadership experience in a university environment or equivalent working directly with students is required. The successful candidate must have experience in successfully providing direction, setting priorities, identifying opportunities for improvement, implementing initiatives for change, managing people and projects, and setting priorities for budget resources required.

Unit Job Function Competencies: Ability to communicate effectively in groups of people, one-on-one, and in writing with emphasis on public speaking skills required. An understanding of the challenges of working within a complex, decentralized, and academically rigorous research university environment required.