The Director of Multicultural Affairs provides leadership and supervision for the development and implementation of retention programs for diverse student populations, multicultural programs, diversity education, and programs for the department to promote diversity and inclusion on campus and in the surrounding community. The Director is responsible for overseeing the budget and daily operations of the department and leading internal and external collaborations and partnerships.
Essential Duties, Tasks and Responsibilities
Department Leadership: Directs, plans, and implements plans to support the mission, objectives and goals of the Office of Multicultural Affairs by supervising staff and providing regular feedback, assigning work and providing regular evaluation of work. Direct and lead the retention, diversity education and multicultural programming of the department and the functions and programs of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Resource Center.
Direct and Oversee Diversity Education: Direct campus affiliate of the National Coalition Building Institute at BGSU and oversee the diversity education of faculty, staff, students, and the surrounding community using this workshop model. Supervise the other diversity education and diversity initiatives of the campus and programs of the department such as the Diversity Peer Educators, Safe Zone Training, Partners in Excellence Program for multicultural students, Mosaic Conference, etc. Recruit and provide ongoing training for diversity workshop facilitators.
Student Success: Develop and promote student academic achievement, career aspiration, and personal development opportunities. Advise student groups as appropriate. Develop and oversee the retention courses and programs of the department. Oversee department assessments of programs and services. Provide feedback to staff regarding assessment and student satisfaction surveys and assessments.
Budget: Oversee the budgets for retention, diversity education and cultural programs offered by the department. Oversee the budget for the daily operations of the department. Determine co-sponsorship amounts for student organizations and other departments and groups that support diversity initiatives.
Service: Serve on committees Division and University-wide committees and taskforces as needed. Chair the Student Affairs Diversity Committee. Serve as a liaison and resource to other units within the University. Work in collaboration with departments, groups and organizations to implement a variety of diversity initiatives. Represent the University on the State of the State Planning Committee, Erase the Hate of Toledo, Ohio Diversity Officers Collaboration, etc.
Campus Climate: Lead efforts to create an educational community that welcomes people of different races, cultures, ages, genders, sexual orientation, religions, socioeconomic levels, political perspectives, abilities, opinions, values and experiences. Ensure that underrepresented and marginalized groups have equal access to the education and resource opportunities available at the University. Routinely assesses the campus climate to understand how the campus is perceived and experienced by students, faculty, and staff. Inform and advise the VPSA regarding potential challenges and act to address and remedy concerns that emerge.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Quantitative and qualitative assessment experience. Knowledge of diversity assessment and systemic issues of diversity and inclusion.
Master’s degree required. Ph.D. preferred. Field of study can be Higher Education Administration, College Student Personnel, Counseling, Communication or related fields of study. The following experience is also required:
5 years of experience working with diversity education programs and curriculum for students and staff
2 - 3 years' of experience supervising staff
Full-time administrative staff position available. Administrative Staff pay grade 359. Salary is commensurate with education and experience. Full benefit package available.
Full-time, Administrative Staff position available. For a complete job description & instructions on how to apply for this position visit https://bgsu.hiretouch.com/ or contact the Office of Human Resources. BGSU. AA/EEO/Disabilities/Veterans. In compliance with the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation in order to apply for a position with Bowling Green State University, please call 419-372-8421.
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