Job description

Job ID 14244
Location UW Eau Claire
Full/Part Time Full-Time
Regular/Temporary Regular


Division of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

Director, Office of Multicultural Affairs

POSITION:A full-time, professional limited position is available in the Office of Multicultural Affairs beginning July 2, 2018. The working title for this assignment is Director of the Office of Multicultural Affairs with an official title in the Director title series. This is a limited appointment. The salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.



  1. Master’s degree in higher education administration, counseling, ethic studies, social justice education or a closely related field.
  2. Minimum of five years full-time experience at a college/university in student affairs, multicultural affairs or comparable office.
  3. Strong theoretical and practical understanding of cultural identity and student development theories.
  4. Proven ability to supervise staff and oversee multiple, concurrent projects with complex logistics.
  5. Significant program planning, event management, and program evaluation experience.
  6. Demonstrated ability to lead/create departmental strategic plans, goals and objectives.
  7. Evidence of work with and commitment to collegiate programs for students of color.
  8. Sound knowledge and understanding of social justice, intersectionality, and marginalized identities.
  9. Competency in the design and facilitation of educational and awareness-raising workshops and trainings.
  10. Capacity to analyze climate survey and institutional data to develop appropriate programmatic initiatives that address student needs and gaps.
  11. Ability to develop an effective outreach strategy and include multiple stakeholders in decision-making processes.
  12. Advanced oral and written communication skills, interpersonal skills, and the ability to work collaboratively.
  13. Strong work ethic and availability to work evenings/weekends as needed.





  1. Doctorate in higher education administration, counseling, ethic studies, social justice education or a closely related field.
  2. Experience successfully supervising ethnically/culturally diverse staff in various stages of their careers.
  3. Knowledge of social media strategies to engage students with the department.
  4. Experience advising student groups and the ability to design and oversee community building activities that bring diverse student groups together as a collective.
  5. Ability to initiate fundraising opportunities and manage grants.


DUTIES: The Director is responsible for OMA’s departmental operations, staff, programs, services, and facilities. Overseeing a team of four full-time coordinators, one full-time administrative assistant, and up to 15 student workers, the Director is responsible for supervising, coaching, and designing professional development activities. The ability to conduct reflexive strategic planning and assess student needs is required, as is the ability to define performance indicators to evaluate the productivity and outcomes of the programs and services offered – all within the dynamic environment of a midsized, Predominantly White Institution (PWI). Effectively managing the OMA budget and resources in alignment with departmental and institutional priorities is required. Successful candidates for this position will also demonstrate the ability to synthesize, explain, and present data and information to various audiences and provide sound judgment when making recommendations to senior leaders.

The Director is responsible for overseeing the delivery of high quality cultural programs, including heritage month celebrations. It is anticipated that the Director will also lead new efforts to offer more broad and inclusive programming that supports the cultural competency of all students. Additionally, the Director will develop social justice trainings; explore options for intergroup dialogue and diversity peer educators; engage diversity scholarship recipients; facilitate the creation of alumni of color affinity groups; and determine programs that engage local Eau Claire community members. The Director will also communicate frequently with colleagues regarding student needs and offer specialized consultations to advance their departmental inclusion and diversity efforts.

The Director serves as an advocate for all students at UW-Eau Claire, with a special passion for students of color. Successful candidates bring expertise associated with understanding intersecting identities and issues impacting those from underserved backgrounds. The Director will lead efforts to engage communities of difference in ways that support student learning, advance multicultural understanding, and enhance students’ collegiate experience.

THE UNIT: The division of EDI consists of 45 staff members.

UNIVERSITY and EAU CLAIRE COMMUNITY: UW-Eau Claire, an institution of approximately 11,500 students and 1,400 faculty and staff, is consistently recognized as a top comprehensive university in the Midwest and is widely known as a leader in faculty-undergraduate research and study abroad. We strive for excellence in liberal education and select graduate and professional programs through commitment to teaching and learning and dedication to our core values of diversity, sustainability, leadership, and innovation.

The City of Eau Claire, situated at the confluence of the Chippewa and Eau Claire rivers, is at the center of a metropolitan area of approximately 100,000 people located 90 miles east of Minneapolis/St. Paul. The area features beautiful parks and trails, strong public schools, a vibrant arts scene and local food culture, and abundant recreational opportunities.

APPLICATIONPROCEDURE:Applications are submitted electronically. Please follow instructions found on the following UW-Eau Claire Web site: You must create an account and login before you can apply. If you have not yet registered, click on the "Click here to Register" link to begin the registration process. If you are already a registered user, input your "User Name" and "Password" and select "Login." Click the link to the position (Job ID# 14244) and then click the "Apply Now" button to submit your application electronically. Your application will not be considered complete until all required documents are attached and all required fields are completed. Please be sure you have included the following in PDF format:



  • Letter of application
  • Curriculum vita
  • Unofficial transcript
  • Names and contact information for three references.



Please direct requests for additional information to: Jillian Anderson - [email protected]

To ensure consideration, completed applications must be received by July 16, 2018. However, screening may continue until position is filled. The university reserves the right to contact additional references with notice given to the candidates at an appropriate time in the process. A criminal background check is required prior to employment.

The UW-Eau Claire Police Department is dedicated to maintaining a safe and secure environment for learning and working. Although crime at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire is limited, the University Police want students, faculty and staff to be aware of crime on campus and the area surrounding the campus. The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act is a federal law that requires colleges and universities to disclose annual information about campus crime. Visit Campus Security and Fire Report ( . Also visit our Campus Security Authority policy (

UW-Eau Claire is an AA/EEO/Veterans/Disability employer dedicated to enhancing

diversity, equity, and inclusion.








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Posted: 6/8/2018
Application Due: 8/7/2018
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