The Director of Multicultural Student Engagement will provide leadership and strategic direction for fostering an Inclusive, welcoming and engaging campus climate to ensure an Inclusive student experience for all students through programming, advocacy and support The position Is responsible for developing and managing student programming Initiatives to educate, improve awareness, respect and appreciation of multiculturalism and inclusivity. The Director is also responsible for developing and facilitating programs and services to support the efforts for recruiting, retaining and graduating diverse students.
The duties include, but are not limited to:
Manage the office of Multicultural Student Engagement. Responsible for creating and implementing policies and procedures for the Multicultural Student Center located in the Jaguar Student Activity Center, as well as recommending additional spaces on campus that may be used to assist students of various cultural backgrounds. Supervises one graduate assistant and two student employees in the MSC. Responsible for proactive and responsible budget management of student activity fee dollars.
Plan, develop, implement and coordinate programs, services, and initiatives that support the Division of Enrollment and Student Affairs strategic planning commitment to providing inclusive communities for all students. Develop trainings to enhance the student body's understanding of cultural competencies. Enhance the co-curricular cultural experience for students through structured programming and campus initiatives. Assess and track student learning as a result of this programming.
Collaborate with campus partners. Facilitate diversity and intercultural life education efforts through academic and other key campus partnerships. Work with campus partners to implement special diversity, inclusion and equity program collaborations that serve the broader mission of the division and the University.
Create student development and leadership opportunities for Multicultural Presidents Roundtable. Host monthly meetings with presidents and advisors to collaborate on programming and discussions about current issues. Develop leadership training programs for Roundtable presidents.
Create programming and services to increase retention and persistence of diverse student populations.
Provide support to programs and other activities within the Division of Enrollment and Student Affairs.
Perform all other related duties/tasks as assigned by the Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs.
Augusta University/ AU Health is an equal opportunity employer including individuals with disabilities and veterans.
Master's degree from an accredited college or university in counseling, higher education, student affairs personnel or related field and five years' experience in higher education.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Ability to maintain confidentiality
Experience in the areas of diversity, equity and inclusion
Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
Proficient in Microsoft Office and other computer software/databases
Ability to work effectively with culturally diverse students, faculty and staff
Strong project management, budget management and organizational skills
Experience in cross-cultural program development and implementation, advising and/or student service
A developmental understanding of college students and a desire to facilitate and encourage their development in a supportive and service-oriented environment that leads to retention, persistence and graduation
A minimum of five years of successful, relevant professional/progressive experience in a leadership and/or supervisory role related to inclusion and diversity in higher education; Grant-writing experience
Internal Number: 217465
About Augusta University
Augusta University is one of four public comprehensive research universities in the state with nearly 10,000 students enrolled in its nine colleges and schools, which include the Medical College of Georgia – the nation’s 13th-oldest medical school – the nationally-ranked Hull College of Business and Georgia’s only College of Dental Medicine. The clinical enterprise associated with the university includes the 478-bed AU Health and the 154-bed Children’s Hospital of Georgia. Augusta University is a unit of the University System of Georgia and an equal opportunity institution. http://www.augusta.edu/jobs