Regular: A position which is considered essential for the effective long-term operation of the university. Persons appointed to this position will receive the privileges and benefits associated with regular employment status.
Position Specific Summary - To design, implement, and evaluate multicultural programs and activities for students and the University community in the Center for Student Involvement and Leadership (CSIL). To collaborate with other UI departments in coordinating University-wide multicultural programs and activities.
KEY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITIES AND SPECIFIC JOB TASKS
Student Development/Skill Development - Advise individual students and assigned student organizations in the co-curricular setting, based on student development theory. Provide training for students in the areas of leadership, programming and finances. May instruct credit and non-credit courses.
Serve as the CSIL advisor for assigned recognized multicultural student organizations for domestic students of color, international students, and other historically underrepresented students, including but not limited to Native American Student Association (NASA), Asian American Coalition (AAC), Association of Latinos Moving Ahead (ALMA), Black Student Union (BSU), Chinese Students and Scholars Association (CSSA), Spectrum UI, and Indian Student Alliance (ISA), and the Organization for the Active Support of International Students (OASIS), and TransCollaborations.
Act as facilitator and program presenter for recognized student organizations, University departments, and affiliated organizations/conferences as appropriate.
Social justice education facilitation ( e.g. BUILD Workshops, Safe Zone, Trans Inclusion workshops)
Facilitate dinner series with faculty/staff affinity groups
Facilitate Faculty Talks once a semester
Oversee, coordinate, and facilitate tutoring program for high D/F/W classes in the UI Cultural and LGBTQ Resource Centers
Oversee, coordinate, and facilitate Peer Mentoring Program for FY students from historically marginalized communities
Policy Development and Implementation - Communicate, interpret, and enforce appropriate University policies. Assist student organizations in policy/procedure development and implementation. Advise student judicial and advisory boards.
Communicate, interpret, and enforce appropriate university policy
Assist student organizations in policy/procedure development and implementation
Serve as consultant to student organizations in the design, implementation, and evaluation of programs and activities related to accommodation requests/services for students and other persons with disabilities
Assessment - Assist student organizations in meeting and assessing established learning outcomes. Collect, report, and analyze assessment data. Conduct student programming evaluation.
Continue the development and assessment of student life and multicultural programs to enhance student learning and achievement, both in and outside the classroom
Develop measureable learning outcomes for and conduct assessments of both staff-sponsored and student-sponsored programs and activities
Prepare reports of learning outcomes and assessment results
Event/Program Planning Plan - Plan, develop and implement programs that engage and develop students. Assist student organizations with event/program planning. Develop or assist student organization in developing communication and marketing plans. Develop partnerships and collaborations across campus.
Promote, coordinate, and evaluate ongoing programs and activities at the UI Cultural and Resource Centers; seek out opportunities for collaboration among student organizations, university departments, and other local constituents in programming
Advise multicultural organizations executive board members on the development, implementation, and evaluation of programs and activities
Provide academic success programming, mentoring, and case management for related Living Learning Community (e.g. All In, First Generation, Global Mosaic, and Young, Gifted, and Black)
Coordinate UI Cultural and LGBTQ Resource Center Town Halls twice a year
Coordinate Week of Welcome in Cultural Corridor
Administration - Assume responsibility for administrative tasks for assigned areas including goal setting, committee assignments, reports, and staff meetings. Maintain administrative records. Serves on departmental/divisional/university committees.
Chair or serve on relevant committees as assigned (e.g., The Mirage, UI Martin Luther King, Jr. Human Rights Celebration Planning Committee, MY IOWA: Multicultural and International Student Leadership Summit Executive Committee, Center for Diversity and Enrichment/Office of Graduate Inclusion Graduation and Recognition Banquet, and Iowa Edge Executive Committee, Celebration and Heritage Months, anniversaries, and other special events pertaining to assigned Center)
Exercise CSIL administrative coordination for the UI Cultural Centers (Afro-American Cultural Center, Asian Pacific American Cultural Center, Latino Native American Cultural Center, and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Resource Center)
Serve as the CSIL liaison to departments within the Division of Student Life including Student Disability Services, Student Health and Wellness, University Counseling Services, and the Women's Resource and Action Center
Serve as the CSIL liaison to departments within the Office of the Provost including the Center for Diversity and Enrichment, Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity, Office of Graduate Inclusion, Office of International Students and Scholars, Academic Support and Retention, Orientation, OnIowa! and UI Center for Human Rights
Serve as the CSIL liaison to the UI Diversity Councils, including African American Council, Council on the Status of Women, Council on Disability Awareness, Latino Council, LGBT Faculty Staff Association, and the Native American Council
Oversee physical plant and facilities operations of assigned Center
Meet with university officials and community leaders to discuss various aspects of student life programs and activities, specifically those related to multicultural programs
Human Resources - May provide functional and/or administrative supervision of staff. Apply knowledge of HR policies and procedures; may provide basic guidance and advice.
Supervise graduate assistants, practicum students, and hourly employees as assigned
Financial Responsibility - Advise student organizations on budget development. May authorize student organization expenditures. Assist student organization in identifying financial resources, including grants. May participate in unit budget development.
Exercise CSIL fiscal and budget coordination for the UI Cultural Centers (Afro-American Cultural Center, Asian Pacific American Cultural Center, Latino Native American Cultural Center, and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Resource Center)
Assist student leaders in developing sound fiscal practices involving university funds
Assist student organizations in identifying supplemental financial resources
Authorization of student organization expenditures
Note to Applicant::
Please assure your application/resume and/or cover letter illustrates the work experience, knowledge, skills you have that meet each of the required qualifications. The qualifications for this job posting are described as competencies or the behaviors needed to be able to perform the duties of the position at a defined proficiency level/standard. The proficiency level required for each qualification is included. Definitions of proficiency levels:
Working - Successfully completes diverse tasks of the job; applies and enhances knowledge and skill in both usual and unusual issues; needs minimal guidance in addressing unusual situations.
Extensive - Performs without assistance; recognized as a resource to others; able to translate complex nuances to others; able to improve processes; focus on broad issues.
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