Coordinator, Multicultural Student Services

Job description

Lewis University

Located 25 miles southwest of Chicago, Lewis University is an innovative and forward-thinking Catholic university offering market-relevant undergraduate and graduate programs to 6,500 students. Sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, Lewis University has been nationally recognized for preparing intellectually engaged, ethically grounded, globally connected and socially responsible graduates. In addition to our main campus in Romeoville, Illinois, we have a growing number of fully on-line programs and locations in Oak Brook, Tinley Park and Albuquerque, NM.

We offer competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including generous health care benefits, tuition reimbursement for self, spouse and qualifying dependents, as well as 403(b) retirement plan options.  For additional information on Lewis as an institution, please see our website at

The Position

The Office of Multicultural Student Services invites applications for a part-time, evening Coordinator.  Lewis University serves a diverse student population and community and we invite applications from individuals that embody a commitment to diversity.  The Coordinator will work closely with the leadership in Multicultural Student Services to assist in the design, implementation and assessment of services and programs for historically underserved student populations. The Coordinator will consistently promote student learning and success.

The Coordinator’s primary responsibilities are to provide support and serve as an advisor and advocate for the needs and concerns of diverse students as well as advise and assist with academic, financial, personal, social, and career development concerns as related to diverse students.  This position will work with student organizations on goal setting, membership, problem solving and quality programming.  The incumbent will develop a plan for outreach to diverse student populations and assist with coordination of retention initiatives. 

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree is required. Must have one to three years of experience in a multicultural services or diversity education setting. Must be a student centered professional who demonstrates knowledge about intercultural issues and be an innovative and resourceful professional with strong verbal and written communication skills, Must have an ability to advise and assist students in their college journey and have an overall understanding of the need to create a sense of belonging. Must possess the ability to work collaboratively with colleagues. Also required is experience with program development, student advising and working within diverse populations. A focus of this position is to meet the needs of multicultural populations. Must be available to be present at evening events and possess a valid Illinois driver’s license. A record of personal integrity and a commitment to Catholic and Lasallian higher education and a diverse and inclusive work culture, are essential.

This position is required to work evenings and weekends and respond to after-hours concerns as needed.

Application Process:  Interested applicants can view a full description of this position and apply online at 

Inspired by the Universities Mission values of Wisdom, Knowledge, Justice, Fidelity and Association, the Lewis Community declares that Lewis is a Sanctified Zone where people are committed to working to end racism, bias and prejudice by valuing diversity in a safe and nurturing environment.

Lewis University, sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, is an equal opportunity employer, and is committed to diversity.  Applicants of a diverse background are highly encouraged to apply, however applications will only be accepted from individuals currently authorized to work on a full-time basis in the United States.




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Job No:
Posted: 9/5/2018
Application Due: 11/4/2018
Work Type:
Salary: Salary commensurate with skills and experience.