Residential Hall Director - Multicultural Engagement Coordinator 199829

Worcerster Massachusetts
May 19, 2017
Administrative Jobs
Student Affairs, Residence Life
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Clark University seeks a live-in professional and essential member of the Student Affairs team to serve as Residential Hall Director – Multicultural Engagement Coordinator. Reporting to the Director of Campus Life for Residential Life & Housing (RLH), this position provides direct support to the offices of Residential Life & Housing and Multicultural & First Generation Student Support (MFGSS). Supervising 9-12 paraprofessional Resident Advisers, the Residential Hall Director – Multicultural Engagement Coordinator is responsible for managing the day-to-day community development and operations of a combination of up to 400 first-year and upper-class students and will also work in a collateral role in MFGSS to assist with the execution of summer and academic year programs to support students working with the office. Duties and Responsibilities The Residential Hall Director – Multicultural Engagement Coordinator is expected to challenge, support and mentor students on a daily basis, and work schedules are intentionally flexible to allow for staff to connect with students when they are most active, not only during traditional work day hours. Clark University is looking for individuals who embody our motto of “Challenge Convention, Change Our World,” and who can support students through Clark’s “Liberal Education and Effective Practice” (LEEP) Learning Model. Included in a range of responsibilities, the Residential Hall Director – Multicultural Engagement Coordinator will conduct weekly staff meetings and regular one-on-one meetings with Resident Advisers to share information and discuss student and Hall/House related problems, promote professional development, manage staff development and hall programming budgets, and act as a liaison to the Assistant Director of RLH in planning and implementing training programs, socials, and events. During the summer, the Residential Hall Director – Multicultural Engagement Coordinator will work with the Office of Multicultural and First Generation Student Support (MFGSS) to create and execute programming and training as part of the Academic Clark Excellence (ACE) program, which includes a two-week summer institute for students of color and first generation students; and Connections@Clark, a three-day early orientation program for students of color. During the academic year, the Residential Hall Director will have the opportunity to work on projects to advance the capacity of the Office of MFGSS to support affinity communities, provide leadership opportunities, and promote the success of underrepresented students. This may include, but is not limited to: supporting the Multicultural Open House, developing and executing workshops, marketing multicultural programming within the residence halls, conducting in-services on power and privilege, and supporting holistic, inclusive training for our student leaders, as well as other duties as assigned. All positions at Clark University share in the responsibility for building a community that values diversity and the uniqueness of others by exhibiting integrity and respect in interacting with all members of the Clark community to create an atmosphere of fairness and belonging. Qualifications The successful candidate will have a bachelor’s degree (Master’s degree is preferred) and strong communication skills, as well as an understanding of student development and previous residential life experience at the RA or professional level. The candidate will also have a demonstrated record of supporting and advocating for students of color and/or first generation college students and an ability to apply an intersectional lens to this work. Technical qualifications include proficiency in Microsoft Office software and basic budgeting skills. This is a full-time, 40 hours per week, 12-month position with excellent benefits, which include employee and family tuition benefits, 4 weeks’ vacation, generous retirement plan, free use of campus fitness center and many more. Review of applications will begin May 29. Salary will be commensurate with skills and experience. Please email résumé and cover letter to Applicants must reference Job code 199829 in the subject line to be considered for this position. Clark University is an affirmative action/equal employment opportunity employer and strongly encourages members from historically underrepresented communities-inclusive of all women-to apply.