Assist in facilitating cultural programming, social justice education, and multicultural leadership development, and LGBTQA (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning, and Ally) Program initiatives for Multicultural Affairs.
1. Cultural Programming: Serve as a positive role model, mentor and supervisor for student employees and volunteers for the flagship departmental student programming boards. This includes the Multicultural Mavericks, the Women in Leadership Program, the Leaders Educating About Diversity, and Maversity Social Justice Series. The Assistant Director must have the ability to serve as primary advisor for at least 1 of the departmental flagship teams listed above.
2. LGBTQA Program: Serve as advisor for the LGBTQA Program and Pride Peer student programming board. Assist in providing quality events and support services dedicated to cultivating a positive environment for the LGBTQA campus community. Oversee planning and implementation of educational events, networking activities, Safe Zone Ally Training, anti-bullying, and advocacy efforts.
3. Social Justice & Leadership Education: Assist the Director with providing diversity education programs and teaching of social justice education workshops. Also assist with development and oversight of multicultural leadership development programs including the Black Leadership Institute, Kaleidoscope Multicultural Leaders Retreat, Ubuntu Social Justice Conference, and Women in Leadership Summit
4. Advising: Advocate on behalf of, serve as advisor to, and coordinate activities for culturally based student organizations. Help to facilitate positive student interactions, propose interventions, and manage conflict resolution.
5. Assessment: Assist with department reports, strategic planning, and program assessment including the development of learning outcomes that are rooted in student development and cultural identity theory best practices.
6. Committees & Collaboration/Other: Serve on University and Student Affairs committees as assigned. Foster collaboration amongst units on campus wide initiatives such as Diversity Week and Maverick Stampede welcome events. Work with other campus entities to develop cross-cultural sensitivity and multicultural competencies and to explore issues of diversity, personal identity, and social justice. Must be able to assist in running errands to secure event and programming supplies in local area.
Some evening and weekend work required.
Other duties as assigned.
Master’s degree in Student Affairs Administration or College Student Personnel. 1 year experience working with underrepresented student populations in a higher education environment. 1 year experience working with LGBTQ+ populations in a higher education environment or the equivalent experience.
Ability to communicate effectively and establish collaborative working relationships with diverse faculty, staff, and students in order to develop effective programming. Experience with advising college students and student organizations especially culturally based groups. Understanding and practical application of student development theories/research with an emphasis on underrepresented student development and retention. Experience producing departmental reports and assessment. Experience with teaching and training related to diversity and social justice education. Experience in budget management.
Applicants must include in their online resume the following information: 1)Employment history: name of company, period employed (from month/year to month/year), job title, summary of job duties and 2) Education: school name, degree type, major.
UTA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Additionally, the University prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of sexual orientation. A criminal background check will be conducted on finalists. The UTA is a tobacco free campus.
Open Until Filled: Yes