Multicultural Student Center Director

Location
Meckling, Clay County / Vermillion, Clay County
Posted
Jun 04, 2014
Employment Type
Full Time
The University of South Dakota is seeking a full-time energetic, creative, goal-oriented, and self-motivated person for the position of Director of the Multicultural Student Center. The position reports to the VP/Dean of Student Services. Primary responsibilities of the Director of the Multicultural Student Center (MSC) are: Directing the day-to-day activities of the Multicultural Student Center including supporting diverse student organizations, supervising staff and graduate students, undertaking diversity and social justice training activities, multicultural leadership initiatives, and other duties related to the operation and maintenance of the Center. Directing programs and supporting initiatives that promote Inclusive Excellence within the MSC and the University of South Dakota. Directing programs and initiatives that create intergroup interaction and collaboration between many different social identities including the social dimensions of sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, race/ethnicity, socio-economic status, religion, disability, veteran's status, first-generation status, nationality, citizenship, age, and other group identities; Directing programs and initiatives that educate about specific social identities including the sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, race/ethnicity, socio-economic status, religion, disability, veteran's status, first-generation status, nationality, citizenship, age, and other group identities; Developing, undertaking, marketing and evaluating programs and initiatives that invite the participation of all USD students in the MSC; Assessing learning outcomes of programs sponsored by the MSC; Working with and supporting all USD faculty, staff, and students in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness; Developing and undertaking social justice and intergroup relations programs and training workshops; Developing engaging/interactive programs and initiatives that promote the talent and success of students, staff, and faculty. Directing grant, scholarship, and internship initiatives that support the success of Native Americans, Latino, African Americans, and Asian American, Women, and GLBT students. Working with University departments/units to increase diversity of students, staff, and faculty. Masters in Higher Education, Student Personnel Administration, Counseling, or related field required. Skills: Ability to write (grant and program proposals, vision statements, etc.) Experience working with students on a one-to one basis and in groups Experience in Programming, Student Advocacy, Counseling, or Advising Experience in group facilitation. Supervision experience (student, staff) Social Justice/Cultural Awareness Training experience Experience in program, workshop, and curriculum development Budget experience Experience working with students, staff, and faculty Experience working with two or more social identities Knowledge Knowledge of higher education, counseling, and inclusive excellence Knowledge of diversity on college campuses Knowledge of marginalized communities (e.g., Native American, African American, Latinos, GLBTIQ, Women) Knowledge of social identity development Knowledge of asset based strategies for student retention and recruitment Knowledge of intergroup relations The University of South Dakota home campus is located on an attractive 216 acre campus in Vermillion, South Dakota; a small community nestled along the bluffs of the Missouri River in the southeastern corner of the State. The University is rich in visual and performing arts and has the State's only Schools of Medicine and Law. The University is South Dakota's flagship university. It is committed to the liberal arts and graduate, professional, off-campus, and distance education. Its newest off-campus venture is the Summer Program of the Indian University of North America at Crazy Horse which is a partnership between the University of South Dakota and the Crazy Horse Memorial Foundation. Diversity and inclusiveness are values that are embraced and practiced at the University of South Dakota. Candidates who support these values are encouraged to apply. For more information, and to apply online, visit https://yourfuture.sdbor.edu. For application accommodation or assistance, call 605-677-5671. Position is open until filled. Review of applications begins July 2, 2014. EE0/AA