Directs and develops the mission that supports the needs of multicultural students and reflects the goals of the medical school and institution. Creates and sets clear priorities from a broad range of potential initiatives. Directs and manages the activities of one biweekly staff member. Manages the multicultural affairs budget which includes the James Bowman Society, three summer pipeline programs, recruitment travel, etc. The Multicultural Affairs Director is expected to identify potential programmatic opportunities for support, and will need to coordinate with other units within the medical school and with the University in order to maximize the impact of OMSA's work. Provides an environment that welcomes students and understands and addresses their needs. Evaluates and assesses the effectiveness of the school's programs and makes adjustments accordingly. Develops, interprets, and implements policies, processes, and programs to improve the recruitment and retention of multicultural students in the University. Ensures that staff and faculty members are sensitive to multicultural student needs. Participates in scholarship relating to factors that promote support and increase diversity and inclusion in academic environments, including the rigorous evaluation of existing programs and the implementation of innovations in student affairs or admissions designed to promote diversity and inclusion.
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