Director, Multicultural Student Services Center
Director, Multicultural Student Services CenterPosition Number:
PSA/NEA - Professional Staff AssocPay Grade Level:
13Pay Grade Range:
$62,728 - $95,306Status :
Calendar Year, Full-time, PermanentDepartment:
Multicultural Student Services Center (MSSC)Contact(s):
Please note: Job applications must be submitted directly online only at: (https://jobs.uri.edu)Campus Location:
NoJob Description Summary:
APPLICATION DEADLINE: This is an open until filled search. First consideration will be given to applications received by May 14, 2021. Second consideration may be given to applications received by June 4, 2021. Applications received subsequent to second consideration date (June 4, 2021) may not be given full consideration.
Provide leadership to the Multicultural Student Services Center (MSSC) and develop long-range strategic plans and programs; assess programs, with and for Multicultural students and organizations, advocate for inclusion of Multicultural students at all levels of the University and promote social and cultural involvement of Multicultural students in the University and surrounding community. Administer extensive events that attract campus-wide audiences and support over 25 multicultural student organizations most of which are undergraduate.Duties and Responsibilities:
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Direct the Multicultural Student Services Center and provide visionary leadership, strategic planning, and oversight.
Develop and implement Multicultural initiatives, programming, and services for students consistent with the mission of the University of Rhode Island, the Division of Student Affairs, and the MSSC. Create assessment tools for all programming initiatives.
Utilize institutional data, theory, and higher education trends to enhance program expansion. Focus efforts on enhancing students’ knowledge around racial consciousness. Focus on connecting the curricular and co-curricular experiences of students. Play a lead role in establishing effective community-wide strategies that support the retention and persistence of underrepresented students on campus.
Recruit, train, supervise, support, and evaluate professional staff members departmental personnel effectively to ensure that programs and services support the campus-wide strategy and the mission of the department. Provide leadership and professional development opportunities for staff consistent with professional goals.
In collaboration with the faculty, staff, and students develop programs and services designed to increase the recruitment, retention, matriculation, sense of belonging and ultimately graduation of students of color. Develop programs and services to meet the academic and social needs of students of color.
Advise student organizations representing Multicultural students including the Center’s Advisory Board.
Meet regularly with representatives of Multicultural populations.
Collaborate with campus partners, specifically identity Center Directors to assist and orient students to the university.
Collaborate with Enrollment Services, to support the recruitment and yield of Multicultural students to the University. Connect student leaders and student organizations with recruitment initiatives. Support the recruitment of underrepresented students by staffing Enrollment Services and campus-wide recruitment events.
Collaborate with URI Foundation and Alumni Engagement to encourage student and alumni engagement.
Participate in department, division and university planning.
Oversee the operation of the Multicultural Student Services Center.
Manage departmental operating budget, including forecasting expenditures and revenues, maintaining records, and linking program objectives and assessment to the annual budget process.
Collaborate with and serve as a resource to faculty and staff on issues related to diversity and multiculturalism.
Serve as a resource to provide productive dialogue and discussion on critical matters related to diversity and inclusion.
Serve as liaison between the University and Multicultural communities.
Develop co-curricular programs with and for Multicultural students. Serve as an advocate for Multicultural students at all levels of the University.
Develop supplemental funding sources for expansion of supportive and educational services for Multicultural students.
OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Represent the Division on University and Division committees and at University events.
Promote the social and cultural involvement of Multicultural students in the University community and surrounding community.
Ensure knowledge of and appropriate access to university services such as internships, fellowships, research, and learning opportunities.
LICENSES, TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT:
Personal computers, printers and word processing, database management and spreadsheet software.Required Qualifications:
1.Master’s degree in student personnel, counseling, higher education or related field.
2.Minimum of seven years’ experience working in higher education.
3.Minimum of three years’ experience directing a college or university department/program for underrepresented groups.
4.Demonstrated leadership experience (i.e., professional staff, budget, administrative responsibilities, etc.)
5.Demonstrated experience working with Multicultural student organizations.
6.Demonstrated experience in program development and assessment.
7.Demonstrated strong verbal and interpersonal communication skills.
8.Demonstrated proficiency in written communication skills.
9.Demonstrated experience in obtaining grant funding.
10. Demonstrated supervisory experience.
11.Demonstrated experience with event planning and coordination of large-scale campus events.
12.Demonstrated ability to work with diverse groups/populations.Preferred Qualifications:
1. Terminal degree in higher education administration or related field.
2. Minimum of three years’ experience working as an Assistant/Associate Director in an identity center.
3. Demonstrated experience using information technology and social media (i.e., web design, Facebook, twitter, etc.).
4. Demonstrated understanding of identity development theory (as it relates to the systemic and institutional factors that support the retention and graduation of multicultural students).
5. Demonstrated fluency in a second spoken language (i.e., Spanish, etc.).
6. Demonstrated experience creating and maintaining reports.
ALL REQUIREMENTS ARE SUBJECT TO POSSIBLE MODIFICATION TO REASONABLY ACCOMMODATE INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES.Environmental Conditions:
This position is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions.Posting Date:
04/26/2021Special Instructions to Applicants:
Please attach the following 3 (PDF) documents to your online Employment Application:
(#1) Cover letter.
(#3) “Other Document” – the names and contact information of three professional references (pdf doc).