1) Reporting to the Assistant Provost and Executive Director of the Center for Identity + Inclusion, the Director of the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs leads a team of two (2) full-time staff in the development of a wide variety of educational programs and resources related to racial and ethnic identity for students in the College, graduate divisions, and professional schools.Â
2) The Director serves as a resource and advocate for students of color and multicultural students, strives to foster intercultural engagement and raise critical consciousness among campus community members, and develops programs and resources that align with the mission/vision and strategic priorities of OMSA, CI+I, and the Office of the Provost.
3) The Director will create an environment that prioritizes student leaning, development, and well-being; build supportive, inclusive, and accessible communities through programming and student engagement; and inspire innovation.Â It will be essential for the Director to build relationships and cultivate strategic partnerships to promote student success; effectively manage University resources to accomplish goals; and support professional development opportunities.
4) Define short and long-term goals and learning outcomes; provide strategic direction based on institutional context and best practices in the field Develop a portfolio of signature programs that explore race/ethnicity/culture, address current events, and recognize intersections of identity Serve as a resource, advisor, and advocate for students of color and multicultural students; proactively seek opportunities to build affinity, community, and sense of belonging.
5) Meet with student organization leaders to help OMSA maintain strong relationships across campus and to identify opportunities for collaboration.
6) Convene a Student Advisory Council and engage members throughout the year Develop curriculum for workshops/trainings and intergroup dialogue programs.
7) Facilitate discussions and dialogues on complex issues related to identity, climate, etc.
8) Represent OMSA and CI+I on University-wide committees and workgroups and present to various audiences about our work and philosophy Cultivate strategic partnerships and serve as a liaison to University departments.
9) Maintain knowledge of campus and community programs/resources and refer students as appropriate
10) Manage marketing, communications, and outreach efforts Manage program budgets and approve expenses
11) Regularly assess program quality and impact; prepare reports for key stakeholders that highlight successes and identify opportunities for growth
12) Supervise two (2) full-time staff members and student staff members
1) Ability to understand the needs of the University of Chicago community and work with students, staff, and faculty in a wide variety of situations An understanding of and commitment to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion
2) Demonstrated ability to foster community in complex academic or institutional environments.
3) Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills; ability to navigate sensitive situations.
4) Strong project management, organizational, and analytical skills with exceptional attention to detail
5) Must exhibit creativity and flexibility
1) Masterâ™s degree
2) Educational background in student affairs, higher education administration, cultural/ethnic studies, educational policy, counseling, or related field
1) 6-8 years of professional experience in multicultural student affairs or student affairs/higher education with an emphasis on supporting students of color.
2) Experience supporting and advising students from diverse racial/ethnic backgrounds.
3) Experience supervising full-time staff and student staff.
4) Experience developing large-scale programs related to identity, with a focus on racial/ethnic communities.
Experience designing curriculum and facilitating workshops and/or dialogues Experience with program evaluation and assessing student learning.
Experience cultivating strategic partnershipsExperience with strategic planning.
1) Ability to work regular evening hours and some weekends.
NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application.
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