190232 - Assistant Director in Multicultural and First Generation Student Support

Location
Worcester Massachusetts
Posted
Mar 01, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Clark University’s Multicultural and First Generation Student Support office seeks to fill the position of Assistant Director. Reporting to the Director of the Multicultural and First Generation Student Support the successful candidate will work as part of a team to develop and execute curricular and co-curricular initiatives to support a community of almost 700 students of color and/or first generation students as they work toward their academic, leadership and career goals. Through mentoring, training and providing community spaces, we advocate, empower students to find their voice, and provide holistic resources as they actualize their potential. Our support services include: the ACE (Advancing Clark Excellence) Summer Institute, [email protected], advising, and student success workshops. We also offer affinity groups such as Sisters in Stride (for woman-identified students of color), FOCUS (for man-identified students of color), Queer Students of Color (for students who want to explore the intersections among gender, sexual orientation, and racial identities) and the First Generation Student Union. Through these programs and initiatives, we seek to develop socially conscious, empowered leaders who embody Clark's Mission to Challenge Convention and Change the World. Duties and Responsibilities Included in a range of responsibilities, the Assistant Director will support the expansion of Connections at Clark (an identity-conscious leadership pre-Orientation program), manage our affinity groups (such as Sisters in Stride, FOCUS and Queer Students of Color) and related initiatives, and provide academic, professional and social support to underrepresented students through 1:1 and small group advising. In addition, the Assistant Director will develop and support leadership development for student employees and our mentor team, as well as, develop and execute a new student-run mentoring program that integrates new first generation college students with faculty and staff at Clark. In addition, The Assistant Director will enhance collaborations with campus partners to best serve our student populations, such as academic advising, study abroad, career services, and the Division of Student Affairs, assist in the marketing and promotion of departmental, institutional, and community resources, and support the Director in the development of programming, as well as other duties as assigned. Qualifications The successful candidate will have a demonstrated track record for developing/supporting data-driven persistence and retention initiatives. We are seeking someone with a knowledge of academic support programs, and previous experience developing curriculum, resources, and trainings that center the intersectional needs of students of color and first generation college students. A framework in student development, higher education, access, assessment, and student persistence will be essential for the success of this role. A master’s degree in education, student affairs, counseling or a related field and at least one year of post-graduate professional experience is strongly preferred. Technical qualifications include a working knowledge of MS Office programs, Photoshop, social media and assessment tools. 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 March 15, 2018 Salary will be commensurate with skills and experience. Please email résumé and cover letter to [email protected] Applicants must reference Job code 190232 in the subject line to be considered for this position. Clark University embraces equal opportunity as a core value: we believe that cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity is fundamental to the success of our students, our employees and our community. This commitment applies to every aspect of education, services, and employment policies and practices at Clark. Our commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring and retention. All positions at Clark 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. Clark University is an affirmative action/equal employment opportunity employer and strongly encourages members from historically underrepresented communities - inclusive of all women - to apply.

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