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Avanzando Mentoring Program/Latinx Retention Initiatives Coordinator, 32094

University of Missouri-Kansas City
UMKC Volker Campus
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Job Title: Avanzando Mentoring Program/Latinx Retention Initiatives Coordinator, 32094
Location: UMKC Volker Campus
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 39401
Hiring Department

Office of Multicultural Student Affairs

Job Description

Summary – This position is responsible for the development, implementation, execution, and evaluation of the Avanzando Program and Latinx student programming and initiatives.

Responsibilities include:

  • Support the work and initiatives of the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs by participating in program development, operation, and implementation as designated by Director.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to diversity and inclusiveness and address needs that arise within the campus community.
  • Demonstrate experience with programming for the Latinx student population
  • Track the academic progress of Avanzando scholars and work with university colleagues to provide appropriate, early interventions for students
  • Offer opportunities for career exploration, goal setting and early preparation for graduate school and/or career placement.
  • Utilize problem-solving skills to support students in addressing personal and academic challenges.
  • Manage the development, implementation, and evaluation of programming around early awareness, cohort building, academic success, and leadership development.
  • Recruit and provide initial and ongoing training and support to mentors for the Avanzando program
  • Assist with the collaborative programming for all MSA Programs and the campus community
  • Lead the planning of the Adelante Latinx Leadership Conference and Avanzando End of the Year Recognition
  • Develop and nurture a collaborative relationship with representatives of the Hispanic Development Fund, faculty in Race, Ethnic, and Gender Studies, and other campus and community partners.
  • Serve as advisor to two student organizations including the Latinx Student Union
  • Represent the MSA office at various campus and community events and committee meetings as assigned by the Director of Multicultural Student Affairs


Position reports to the Director of Multicultural Student Affairs

Minimum Qualifications

A Bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience and at least 3 years of experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary

Preferred Qualifications
  • Cultural literacy, sensitivity to interact with multicultural, and Latinx populations.
  • Spanish speaking proficiency.
  • Master’s degree in social science, organizational development, higher education, counseling, or a related field.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of student development.
  • Experience with program evaluation.
  • Possess group facilitation capabilities, public speaking abilities, knowledge of adult teaching/learning processes, internet use, and meeting coordination to ensure high participant satisfaction and learning.
  • Demonstrate effective and professional written and oral communication skills, organizational skills, interpersonal and public relations skills.
  • Collaborative disposition, skilled in working as a part of highly collaborative teams.
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative and problem solve.
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Proficiency in word processing, spreadsheets, database programs, presentation software, and website content management systems.
  • Aptitude in learning new technology quickly.
Full Time/Part Time

Full-Time, benefit eligible



Application Deadline

Application deadline is January 9th, 2022

Review of applications will begin on January 10th, 2022

Application Instructions

Applicants must combine all application materials (cover letter, resume, and list of five references with contact information) into one PDF or Microsoft Word document and upload as a resume attachment.

Limit document name to 50 characters. Maximum size limit is 11MB. Do not include special characters (e.g., /, &, %, etc.).

If you are experiencing technical problems, please call (800) 488-5288.

Note, you must provide a description of job duties for each Work Experience entry on your application. Please carefully review the application instructions section of our Careers page prior to submitting your materials.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or the recruiting rights of military organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America. For more information, call the Vice Chancellor - Human Resources at 816-235-1621.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the duties and functions of this job. If you believe you may have difficulty performing any of the duties or functions of this job, please contact the Office of Affirmative Action at (816) 235-1323.


To read more about Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) please use the following links:

UMKC Statement on Diversity Diversity, equity and inclusion are central to the UMKC mission as an urban-serving institution. Kansas City is a particularly diverse city, including African, African American, Asian, German, Irish, Italian, Latino, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Native American and Slavic communities. Such ethnic diversity, in addition to our thriving neighborhoods of the Westside, Northeast Kansas City and the Eastside, fosters creativity, connection and innovation, which is showcased across the region. Major attractions such as the Annual Ethnic Enrichment Festival, the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, the Filipino Cultural Center, the American Jazz Museum, Guadalupe Centers and Mattie Rhodes and Kansas City Irish Fest are a small sample of the many ways our diverse city enriches us.

For the reasons enumerated above, UMKC’s strategic plan prioritizes our commitment to multiculturalism, globalism, diversity and inclusion. The university’s values call upon its faculty, staff, students and community to position themselves as global citizens who seek out, embrace and celebrate the many benefits of diversity. UMKC received the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award in 2019 in recognition of our continued commitment to equity and inclusion. Such commitment is demonstrated across teaching, service and research. We welcome applicants to share in our commitment to these core values and know that you will quickly understand the beauty of calling Kansas City your home.

Please visit these pages to learn more about UMKC’s engagement in diversity, equity and inclusion.

Roos Advocate for Community Change

The Division of Diversity and Inclusion

Annual Report

Multicultural Student Affairs

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