This position is exempt from overtime and not eligible for relocation allowance.
Summary of Department: Multicultural Services (MCS) supports the mission of Bellevue College by providing culturally responsive support and services to students to help them with their curricular and co-curricular success as students. These services include but are not limited to academic support services, cultural programing and advocacy for traditionally underrepresented populations. The department goal is to promote and sustain strategies that close the equity gap, improve student retention and completion, and assist students with learning self-advocacy skill to navigate and overcome social, economic, and systemic barriers. MCS works to achieve these goals by offering programs, resources and guidance that facilitates the transition to college for multicultural students and supports their progress through graduation. Teaching students leadership skills, self-advocacy and encouraging identity development is a service focus. MCS builds connections to campus and community resources and provides students with guidance and support.
Summary and Definition of the Position: The Director of Multicultural Services is the lead administrator and provides direct supervision for full-time, part-time and student workers. This is a full-time, exempt position responsible for providing administrative leadership, strategic program vision, high impact practice development, coordination and collaboration with other college departments and programs, budget allocation and program assessment.
Essential Functions/Typical Duties
5%-Organizational Strategy: Develop, implement and evaluate strategies that promote the department's student success strategies and align with the college and division goals.
Use data and national best practices to make informed decisions and strategic plans for student success programming within the department and in collaboration with other Student Success Directors
Interpret and implement institutional policies, state and federal polices and regulations as they apply to the department
Maintain service equity for all students using department services
Perform program evaluations
Use a systems perspective to assess and respond to the culture of the department, needs of students and the community
Provide campus, division, department and student trainings as needed
Evaluate and implement college policies and department procedures
Consult as a department subject matter expert with college departments, as needed
20%-Resource Management: Manage resources, process, information and staff to fulfill the college and division goals.
Supervise a diverse team of full-time, part-time and student workers
Participate in the college hiring process
Develop and direct resource assessment, planning, budgeting, acquisition and allocation process that are consistent with college policy
Manage change is ways that contribute to the long-term goals of the division
Develop a positive environment that supports pluralism, equity, innovation, teamwork and successful student outcomes
Ensure accountability and goal attainment for direct reports by providing support, guidance and evaluation
Create yearly department goals
Forecast resource needs for the department
Delegate tasks to supervisees
Use critical thinking and diplomacy to solve complex problems
20%-Communication and Collaboration: Collaborate with college and community stakeholders to implement college/departmental student success processes and communicate effectively.
Provide feedback to the Dean on department operations, staffing and budget
Represent the college/department at National, State, regional functions and committees
Develop department recruiting and marketing material/website that clearly communicates the departments student success services
Facilitate shared problem solving and decision making
Disseminate and support college policies and student success strategies
Build and support networks and partnerships between students, faculty, staff and administration
Listen actively to understand, analyze and engage others
Work efficiently under pressure and adapt quickly to change
Communicate effectively with students, faculty, staff and administration
Participate in outreach/recruitment activities for the college, division and department
Promote cross department collaborations
Prepare written reports
Facilitate cross-cultural communication between students, faculty and staff
Conduct educational workshops, presentations and other campus outreach as needed
10%-Leadership and Professionalism: Demonstrate transformational leadership, professionalism and a commitment to the college mission
Create a vision for the department that aligns with the division and college goals
Value and promote equity, pluralism, inclusion and academic excellence
Support a student centered environment
Promote high standards of personal, organizational and department integrity and respect for others
Manage personal stress through self-care, adaptability, flexibility and balance
Promote continuing educational opportunities, participate in professional organizations and stay current in national best practices for student success
Participate in Student Success Team meetings and retreats
Support supervises in their desire to grow within the profession and continue their education
4%-Direct Student Service: Provide direct services to students
Provide culturally competent case management services on an ongoing basis to a caseload of MCS students
Facilitate student groups and workshops
Provide support and direction to student groups
Maintain regularly updated case notes on students' progress
Facilitate student access to and participation in college and community resources that will enhance student success
Master's degree in Student Affairs, Education, Higher Educational Leadership or related social science fields, such as Psychology and Sociology OR equivalent combination of experience and credentials needed for successful fulfillment of the position responsibilities.1-3-year of progressively responsible professional experience in an administrative/leadership and supervisory position in Student Affairs at an institution of higher education
Experience developing and implementing student success programming that addresses closing the equity gap, student retention and completion, and multicultural student programming
How to Apply:
To apply, go to www.bellevuecollege.edu/jobs
Individuals interested in this position are encouraged to apply. Your application must include all required documents and a complete online application to be considered complete. Any application that does not provide all requested information will be considered incomplete and will not be screened for the position.
Please submit the following to be considered:
Complete an online application (note that stating "See Resume" on any section of the online Application will be deemed incomplete)
Complete the supplemental questionnaire
Attach a resume
Attach a letter of interest addressing how you meet or exceed the minimum and desired qualifications
Attach a Diversity Statement that addresses the following: please provide specific examples of how your educational and/or professional experiences, demonstrate your commitment to diversity and equity. (max 1 page)
Located in Bellevue, Washington, Bellevue College is a community based public institution. Bellevue College is a student-centered, comprehensive and innovative college, committed to teaching excellence, that advances the life-long educational development of its students while strengthening the economic, social and cultural life of its diverse community. The college serves 37,000 students every ye...ar, and is represented by 65 different countries. Bellevue College has a variety of distance learning options for the students such as online learning. Students have the opportunity to receive a variety degrees and certificates that range from a GED to a Baccalaureate degree. The Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities accredits Bellevue College as a baccalaureate degree-granting institution.