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Director, Multicultural Engineering Program

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Colorado School of Mines
Location
Golden, Colorado

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Colorado School of Mines

Mines is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and educator that recognizes that diversity is crucial to its pursuit of excellence in learning and research. Mines is committed to developing student, faculty, and staff populations with differing perspectives, backgrounds, talents, and needs and to creating a richer mix of ideas, energizing and enlightening debates, deeper commitments, and a host of educational, research, and service outcomes. As such, Mines values candidates who have experience working in settings with individuals from diverse backgrounds. Minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Job no: 495224
Work type Administrative Faculty Full Time
Location: Golden
Categories: Student Life

Position Title Director, Multicultural Engineering Program The Opportunity
The Multicultural Engineering program was established at Colorado School of Mines in 1989 with the mission to help recruit, retain, and graduate students who are historically underrepresented in STEM, and to promote inclusive and equitable opportunities and education for faculty, staff, and students.

Within its current charter, MEP supports the following professional societies: the American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES), the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), Out in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (oSTEM), the Society of Asian Scientist and Engineers (SASE), and the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE). Over the years, MEP has played a significant role in promoting Mines' commitment to create a more diverse and inclusive learning environment.

MEP maintains a community of support through many partnerships and advocacies, some of which include the following opportunities for Mines' students: academic support, undergraduate research opportunities, Challenge, K12 efforts, graduate school pathway partnerships, Foundation and advancement efforts, and diversity and inclusion education for students across campus, and professional development efforts and programs.

So as to ensure MEP's success as a retention and diversity/inclusion education office, the Director will provide leadership, strategic direction, operational oversight, and budget stewardship for MEP. The Director will work collaboratively with Student Life Leadership and leadership involved with Mines Diversity, Inclusion, and Access (DI&A) efforts. Additionally, the Director will steward Foundation and advancement efforts and partnerships with private donors, Mines Alumni, corporate partners.

The Director will work collaboratively with the MEP Assistant Director to provide secondary advisement for the five MEP professional societies, will assist with the planning and implementation of established MEP programs, and curate and execute diversity and inclusion educational programs for the undergraduate and graduate student populations. The Director development programming to support and assess the retention of underrepresented minority students and first generation college students. The Director will support the Challenge program lead by the Assistant Director. The Director will developmentally and effectively supervise all professional staff in MEP. The Director will play an active role in collaborating and supporting Student Life and CLASS efforts. Responsibilities
  • Director will provide leadership, strategic direction, and operational oversight. The Director will work collaboratively with Student Life Leadership and leadership involved with Mines Diversity, Inclusion, and Access (DI&A) efforts (15%; Essential).
  • Director will steward Foundation and advancement efforts and partnerships with private donors, Mines Alumni, corporate partners. Director will support institutional efforts lead outside of MEP related to K-12 outreach and research/scholarship (15%; Essential).
  • Provide advisement for the five MEP professional societies (indicated in Job Purpose), including management of organization accounts, and assistance in the absence of a formal faculty advisor (10%; Essential).
  • Support for all existing programming (New Student events, Professional Development Workshop, Leadership Retreat, MEP Annual Banquet, Challenge, etc.). Support may include planning, coordination, implementation, and assessment of programming outcomes (10%; Essential).
  • MEP Budget stewardship, oversight, and reconciliation (10%; Essential).
  • Professional Supervision of Assistant Director and back-up to MEP Student Staff (10%; Essential).
  • Assess, refine, and drive efficacious retention-focused efforts within MEP to betterment of URM matriculation at Mines (5%; Essential).
  • Provides information for faculty/institution regarding multicultural programs and data for grants, audits, and institutional reports (5%; Essential).
  • Produces Annual MEP Report (5%; Essential).
  • The Director will support the Challenge program lead by the Assistant Director (5%; Essential).
  • Leadership with stewardardship, maintenance, and production of MEP marketing, branding, and website (5%; Essential).
  • Serve as a Director within Student Life and CLASS to advance institutional and division initiatives (5%; Essential).
Minimum Qualifications
  • Relevant/related Master's Degree (e.g. education, diversity, psychology, etc.) or terminal degree (e.g. JD or PhD/EdD).
  • Direct experience working with students from underrepresented populations, including but not limited to ethnic and racial minorities, first generation college students, and students who identify as LGBTQ+.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills, including goal setting, strategic planning, problem solving, and decision-making skills.
  • Experience and knowledge regarding diversity, equity, access, and inclusion.
  • Previous budget stewardship.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Evidence of skill and competency with presentations and public speaking.
  • Previous professional experience with alumni, advancement and development, or corporate partnerships.
  • Previous experience with stewardship reports and efforts.
  • Previous professional experience with STEM related post-secondary education.
  • Experience with resource management, including budgeting for programs
  • Experience working on teams, relationship building, managing people and partnership development.

About the Program and Division

The Multicultural Engineering Program (MEP) was established at Colorado School of Mines in 1989 with the mission to help recruit, retain, and graduate students who are historically underrepresented in STEM, and to promote inclusive and equitable opportunities and education for faculty, staff, and students.

Mines is currently recruiting for the Director and Assistant Director for MEP. The future Director and Assistant Director of MEP will honor decades of noteworthy community and student-support within MEP. Additionally, they will advance and modernize MEP so as to support the increasing number of historically underrepresented students at Mines and the Mines Diversity, Inclusion, and Access Strategic Plan. Advancement and modernization will be done in collaboration with a new senior leadership Student Life administrator focused on equity and diversity (AVP of Student Life for Equity and Engagement; anticipated start January 2022).

The MEP Director and Assistant Director will ideally start January 2022. MEP will report to the AVP of Student Life for Equity and Engagement. More about the Multicultural Engineering Program: https://mep.mines.edu/.


About Mines & Golden, CO
Mines is consistently ranked among the top engineering colleges in the United States and ranks number one as the best public school in the state for best value colleges. Mines is located in the heart of Golden, Colorado, a western suburb of Denver. The campus location offers a small-town ambiance with close proximity to all that the Denver metropolitan area has to offer with an abundance of cultural events, museums, theaters and sporting venues. An arid climate and an average 300 days of sunshine per year make the area an ideal place to live, work and play. We seek individuals who value a diverse and inclusive community - offering different perspectives, experiences, and cultures that enrich the educational and work experience. Equal Opportunity
Colorado School of Mines is committed to equal opportunity for all persons. Mines does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, gender (including gender identity and gender expression), ancestry, creed, marital status, race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status or current military service. Further, Mines does not retaliate against community members for filing complaints regarding or implicating any of these protected statuses.

Mines' commitment to nondiscrimination, affirmative action, equal opportunity and equal access is reflected in the administration of its policies, procedures, programs and activities and in its efforts to achieve a diverse student body and workforce.

Through its policies, procedures and resources, Mines complies with federal law, Colorado state law, administrative regulations, executive orders and other legal requirements to prevent discrimination (including harassment or retaliation) within the Mines campus community and to address potential allegations of inequity or concerns for safety. Pay Range
$72,500 - $83,500

Mines takes into consideration a combination of candidate's education, training and experience as well as the position's scope and complexity, the discretion and latitude required in the role, work location, and external market and internal value when determining a salary level for potential new employees. Total Rewards Mines is proud to provide exceptional benefits that include pay, health & wellness and work/life balance offerings. Our portfolio of benefits includes medical, dental, vision, disability insurance, flexible spending accounts, life insurance, and retirement savings plans. Additionally, Mines employees are eligible for tuition benefits (for employees and dependents), generous paid holidays and leaves and discount programs. For more information, visit Mines benefits. How to Apply
Applicants will be asked to complete an online application (personal information, demographic information, references, veterans status) and upload the following:

1) resume,
2) cover letter, and
3) a statement on contributions to diversity and inclusion, describing past experiences and/or proposed activities to advance access, inclusion, and diversity at Mines (for more information visit https://www.mines.edu/about/diversity-and-inclusion/)

Review of applications will begin on October 18th. Contact Kathleen Feighny, Recruiter, in Human Resources with any questions about this opportunity. Background Investigation Required Yes

Advertised: Sep 27, 2021 Mountain Daylight Time

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