Assistant Director for Student Diversity and Inclusion

Location
Fitchburg, Dane County / Madison, Dane County
Posted
Apr 22, 2014
DESCRIPTION OF JOB: Work in partnership with campus departments to provide culturally relevant programs, direct student support services and effective outreach to promote the development and success of traditionally underrepresented students in higher education. Provide direct leadership and supervision for the Center for Diversity and Inclusion, as an environment that promotes intercultural and cross-cultural engagement and community. Advise the Multicultural Student Advisory Council and provide support for multicultural student organizations on campus. Direct the Academic Support Achievement Program (ASAP), a support program that includes academic assistance, co-curricular enrichment, leadership development, and civic engagement. Support recruitment, retention and inclusion planning efforts to cultivate a campus climate of inclusion. Successful candidates will have a demonstrated commitment to promoting diversity, inclusion, and multicultural competence in an educational and work environment and must be willing to contribute to the College’s strategic plan of inclusion. DESCRIPTION OF JOB: Work in partnership with campus departments to provide culturally relevant programs, direct student support services and effective outreach to promote the development and success of traditionally underrepresented students in higher education. Provide direct leadership and supervision for the Center for Diversity and Inclusion, as an environment that promotes intercultural and cross-cultural engagement and community. Advise the Multicultural Student Advisory Council and provide support for multicultural student organizations on campus. Direct the Academic Support Achievement Program (ASAP), a support program that includes academic assistance, co-curricular enrichment, leadership development, and civic engagement. Support recruitment, retention and inclusion planning efforts to cultivate a campus climate of inclusion. Successful candidates will have a demonstrated commitment to promoting diversity, inclusion, and multicultural competence in an educational and work environment and must be willing to contribute to the College’s strategic plan of inclusion. Responsibilities: Student Support Services • Provide individual and group advocacy and mentoring services to ensure the success of students of color and other students from traditionally underrepresented populations. • Provide direct leadership and supervision for the Center for Diversity and Inclusion. • Work in partnership with Student Development, Academic Affairs, and other campus departments and divisions to develop culturally responsive services and programming that meet the needs of a diverse student population. • Advise and partner with student organizations that support the success of students of color. • Serves as a member of the Cross College Programming Coordination Team and an active partner to the Office of Student Activities. Multicultural Programming & Planning • Oversee and manage heritage month celebrations, programs and events. • Work in collaboration with students, faculty, and staff to ensure a wide-range of culturally relevant programs that offer opportunities for engagement, reflection, and action on matters of social justice, power, and privilege. • Partner with campus offices to support on-going multicultural campus programs. • Collaborate with the Director of Orientation to develop programs during New Student Orientation that promote social justice and explore diverse perspectives. Academic Support Achievement Program (ASAP) • Provide leadership for the Academic Support Achievement Program. • Market the support program to prospective students in partnership with Marketing & Communication and the Admissions Office. • Supervise part-time Academic Support Coordinator and student tutors. • Partner with Learning Support Services to ensure the academic support of students and the development of academic success plans for program participants. • Serve as a secondary academic advisor to ASAP scholars and monitor academic progress. Inclusion Planning • Work in partnership with campus leaders in the area of inclusion to advance toward a campus climate of inclusion. • Partner with campus stakeholders in the development of and the implementation of the College’s Inclusion Plan. • Assist in preparation of annual diversity updates. • Serve on the College’s Inclusion Council. Recruitment and Retention • Work collaboratively with the Admissions Office in support of efforts to recruit and retain students of color. • Assist in the planning of and attend on & off campus Admissions events (e.g. Multicultural Open House, Advising/Registration Day) in support of student recruitment and community outreach. • Sustain strong relationships with community partners (e.g. Centro Hispano, Urban League of Greater Madison, College Possible, and the Boys & Girls Club of Dane County) that assist with student recruitment and outreach. • Serve in a support role for the Community Scholars Program. Administration and College Service • Prepare and administer the budget for the Center for Diversity and Inclusion and manage any special funds or grants, scholarship dollars, office correspondences, annual reports, and office records. • Hire, train, and supervise ASAP Coordinator and CDI student workers. • Develop and administer regular assessments of programs and services, while also staying abreast of trends and the needs of historically underrepresented students. • Oversee the production of the CDI Communications, publications, and outreach materials using multiple technologies and social media. • Serve as an active and engaged member of the Orientation Planning Team and the Student Affairs Committee. JOB QUALIFICATIONS Necessary Education or Work Experience: • Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s preferred in a field of specialization that is directly related to the type of work being performed. • Two to three years of fulltime professional experience preferred. • Experience working with traditionally underrepresented groups and ALANA college students is required. • Experience in higher education is strongly preferred. • Bilingual skills are preferred. Required Knowledge and Skills: • Demonstrate multicultural competence – the awareness, knowledge, and skills needed to work with others who are culturally different from self in meaningful, relevant, and productive ways. • Superior organizational ability, interpersonal skills, and high aptitude in oral and written communications. • Proactive and creative approach to problem solving and experience providing crisis intervention and referrals to appropriate campus and community resources. • Ability to work within a dynamic environment and a proven competence in managing multiple tasks and competing priorities. • Strong programming experience. • Strong community-building skills and a proven record of collaborating with professional colleagues in developing comprehensive and integrated efforts to support students. Other Qualifications: • Ability to work flexible hours, including nights and weekends. • Actively support the mission of the College by working with students, staff and faculty to share in our core values as a Dominican College – truth, compassion, justice, partnership, and community. The candidate must actively support the mission of the college by working with faculty, staff and students to share in our core values - truth, compassion, justice, partnership, and community. DIVERSITY STATEMENT Edgewood College welcomes to its learning community women and men of diverse backgrounds, religious affiliations, ethnic and racial identifications, and sexual orientations. To apply: Send a letter of application, a statement of diversity, resume, and references to: Edgewood College Human Resources – ADDI 1000 Edgewood College Drive Madison, WI 53711 E-mail: humanresources@edgewood.edu Equal Opportunity Employer