Defines short and long-term goals and learning outcomes; provides strategic direction based on institutional context and best practices in the field.
Develops a portfolio of signature programs that explore race/ethnicity/culture; addresses current events, and recognizes intersections of identity.
Serves as a resource, advisor, and advocate for students of color and multicultural students; proactively seeks opportunities to build affinity, community, and sense of belonging.
Meets with student organization leaders to help OMSA maintain strong relationships across campus and identify opportunities for collaboration.
Convenes a Student Advisory Council and engage members throughout the year.
Develops curriculum for workshops/trainings and intergroup dialogue programs.
Facilitates discussions and dialogues on complex issues related to identity, climate, etc.
Represents OMSA and CI+I on University-wide committees and workgroups and presents to various audiences about our work and philosophy.
Cultivates strategic partnerships and serves as a liaison to University departments.
Maintains knowledge of campus and community programs/resources and refers students as appropriate.
Manages marketing, communications, and outreach efforts.
Manages program budgets and approves expenses.
Regularly assesses program quality and impact; prepares reports for key stakeholders that highlights successes and identifies opportunities for growth.
Supervises two (2) full-time staff members and student staff members.
Recommends process improvements for programs that relate to critical student-life improvement, including emergency management, accommodations for students with disabilities, and/or the administration of health care services and programs for students.
Collaborates with academic divisions in educating students on safety issues. Interprets student disciplinary issues and prepares an annual university summary of disciplinary actions. Counsels students, parents, and staff in response to concerns, and handles complex situations including student crises.
Performs other related work as needed.
Educational background in student affairs, higher education administration, cultural/ethnic studies, educational policy, counseling, or related field.
6-8 years of professional experience in multicultural student affairs or student affairs/higher education with an emphasis on supporting students of color.
Supporting and advising students from diverse racial/ethnic backgrounds.
Supervising full-time staff and student staff.
Developing large-scale programs related to identity, with a focus on racial/ethnic communities.
Designing curriculum and facilitating workshops and/or dialogues.
Program evaluation and assessing student learning.
Cultivating strategic partnerships; experience with strategic planning.
Understand the needs of the University of Chicago community and work with students, staff, and faculty in a wide variety of situations.
Understanding of and commitment to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Demonstrated ability to foster community in complex academic or institutional environments.
Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills; ability to navigate sensitive situations.
Strong project management, organizational, and analytical skills with exceptional attention to detail.
Must exhibit creativity and flexibility.
Work regular evening hours and some weekends.
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