Dir-Multicultural Center

Working Title Director - EWU Multicultural Center

Job Summary

Reporting to the EWU Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion, the Director-EWU Multicultural Center is responsible for leading and managing Eastern Washington University's first Multicultural Center. Working collaboratively with individuals and groups throughout the university and the external community, the Director will design and facilitate programs and foster communications that:

  • support the university's diversity and inclusion initiatives by facilitating students' engagement with and integration into the university community;
  • promote the recruitment, retention, and social and academic success of students from diverse backgrounds, ethnicities, cultures, faiths, abilities, and identities; and
  • foster an affirming and supportive environment for EWU students with multiple personal identifications (e.g., race/ethnicity, class, age, religion, nationality, ability, and other identities).
    Building collaborative internal and external relationships, the Multicultural Center Director will oversee the Center's involvement in campus, local, and regional activities that help to create an environment of affirmation and support for EWU students and that contribute to overall climate cultural competence. This individual will mentor students as needed and refer students to appropriate on- and off-campus resources as needed.
    The Multicultural Center Director will select, train, and supervise professional and student staff. Working closely with Academic Affairs, Student Affairs, and Marketing/Communications, this individual will manage Multicultural Center communications, social media, and publications as well as regular communication with the campus and external organizations.

On top of salary, the University offers a comprehensive benefits package including health insurance, life and disability insurance and retirement. In addition, EWU offers generous vacation and sick leave accruals, 10 paid holidays per year and fringe benefits, such as tuition waiver for employees, discounted EWU sports tickets and free transportation through STA buses.
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About Eastern Washington University

Eastern is a regional, comprehensive university located in Cheney, 20 minutes from downtown Spokane. In addition to Eastern's Cheney campus, we also offer our Riverpoint campus in Spokane, plus additional teaching/learning centers located in other cities throughout Washington State. Enrollment has reached over 12,000 students. The Cheney-Spokane area is the heart of the Inland Northwest, with excellent restaurants, theater, shopping, skiing, hiking, lakes, a choice of living in a medium-sized city or a small town, and high quality schools and housing.

Diversity Statement

Eastern Washington University is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty, staff, students, and academic program offerings and to strengthening sensitivity to diversity throughout the institution. Eastern Washington University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged.

Conditions of Employment

This position, during the course of university employment will be involved in the receipt of, or accountability for, university funds or other items of value; as well as the unsupervised access with the developmentally disabled, vulnerable adults or children under the age of 16. Successful applicant will be required to pass a background check for continued employment.

Physical Demands

If you would like to obtain a copy of the Essential Functions Analysis form, which describes the physical and mental demands of the position, please contact Vara Lyn Conrath at vconrath@ewu.edu.

Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree.
  • Three years of professional experience in college student development or student affairs, student counseling, campus recreation, higher education administration, or a related field—or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
  • Welcoming and approachable professional with skills in engaging a diverse student body, as well as a variety of campus constituents.
  • Knowledge of multiculturalism, and demonstrated experience working with diverse student populations.
  • Experience building community and collaboration with internal and external partners.
  • Demonstrated experience advising, mentoring, or counseling students in a higher education environment.
  • Experience in budget management.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Event planning and facilitation experience.
  • Demonstrated skills in problem solving and conflict resolution.
  • Demonstrated experience working effectively with diverse groups of students, staff, and community members in a college or university setting.
  • Candidate must demonstrate interest, ability and/or experience promoting cultural competency, universal accessibility, and/or diversity.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master's degree in higher education administration, student development, counseling, or a related field.
  • Five years of progressively-responsible professional experience in college student development or student affairs, student counseling, campus recreation, higher education administration, or a related field—or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
  • Demonstrated leadership in promoting diversity and inclusion initiatives.
  • Demonstrated experience using technology and social media (website, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram).
  • Demonstrated experience in program development and assessment.
  • Experience creating promotional and/or marketing materials.

Other Skills and Abilities: