The position will support the work of Multicultural Student Engagement and the Office for Student Activities in advising student cultural centers, and promoting principles of respect, diversity, inclusion, and social justice. The position will report to the Program Director for Multicultural Student Engagement, a unit in the Student Life area of the Division of Student Affairs.
Student Development - 50% ? Serve as primary advisor to student cultural centers, including working closely with cultural center student leaders on programs & initiatives and assisting with program development & implementation ? Provides vision, oversight and support for various student groups and organizations. Advises and guides student leaders regarding aims, policies, plans and philosophies. Develops programs to create a diverse and inclusive University community and programs that offer opportunities for students to develop leadership experiences and skills. ? Monitor programmatic budgets for the cultural centers ? Identify, develop and present services, resources, and activities that advocate for and support overall student development ? Create a healthy environment for student mentoring/advising ? Co-advise Cultural Centers Advisory Group ? Assist in management of the physical spaces of the cultural centers to ensure spaces are properly maintained. Ensure compliance with leases and provide advising support for space renewal process.
Collaboration & Relationship Building - 10% ? Develop and maintain collaborative relationships with staff within the Office for Student Affairs, the Office for Equity & Diversity, Career Services units, Housing & Residential Life, Academic Advising, Student Unions & Activities, and other college departments, units, and university offices that have a connection with student cultural centers ? Assist the Office for Admissions with recruitment efforts for underrepresented students ? Assist Cultural Centers with recruitment efforts of underrepresented students ? Assist Student Unions & Activities Marketing staff to develop marketing that speaks to the needs of underrepresented student populations
Social Justice - 20% ? Co-lead Social Justice Leadership Initiatives (Certificate program, Social Justice Action Living and Learning community in Housing and Residential Life and Social Justice Leadership Retreat)
Program Development & Assessment - 20% ? Assist student leaders in the development of social and cultural programming ? Develop and implement measurement tools to assess student satisfaction and program success ? Direct process improvement efforts
Other duties as assigned
? Bachelor’s degree plus a minimum of 4 years of experience working in higher education, including experience advising student groups, Master’s degree preferred ? Demonstrated commitment to and experience in serving the unique needs of diverse student populations ? Program development and evaluation experience ? Knowledge of identity development ? Knowledge of student development theories, current literature, issues and trends in Student Life ? Knowledge of budget planning and administration
The University of Minnesota, founded in the belief that all people are enriched by understanding, is dedicated to the advancement of learning and the search for truth; to the sharing of this knowledge through education for a diverse community; and to the application of this knowledge to benefit the people of the state, the nation, and the world.