Essential Functions: JOB PURPOSEThe Assistant Director of Multicultural Student Leadership Engagement will support the vision, mission, and commitments of the Office of Multicultural Student Engagement (OMSE). The Assistant Director works in conjunction with the Director to lead the long-term strategic planning and positioning of the unit. Co-supervises daily operations of OMSE. Coordinates student success, outreach, and awareness initiatives that promote academic success for first generation, historically marginalized students and others. This position reports to the Director of the Office of Multicultural Student Engagement. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONSThe assistant director will conduct annual assessments of academic staff and will have at least one direct report.Lead and assist with engaging multicultural student organizations, colleges, departments in hosting conferences, multicultural welcome back events, graduation ceremonies and other events on campus in support of student learning, retention and graduation. Provide leadership to student initiatives, including advising student organizations, serving as role model, mentor, and student advocate. Assists with university-wide retention efforts, including but not limited to call, email and letter campaigns to students.Assist with disseminating information at freshman orientation programs on OMSE purpose and resources. Work collaboratively with OMSE director to develop workshops for students, faculty, staff and administrators across the University that address student retention and cultural awareness. In collaboration with other OMSE office personal support cultural and identity awareness month programming.In collaboration with the director work to develop workshops and programs that inform the campus community on the needs of students from backgrounds traditionally underrepresented in higher education.Assist with the recruitment, training, development, and evaluation of peer mentors for mentoring program. In collaboration with OMSE staff annually assess activities and office programming effectiveness.Assist with the development and facilitation of OMSE social media efforts. Assist with day-to-day office operations.Participate in various staff meetings, trainings, and events.Participate in department/division activities including meetings, retreats, and staff development. Ability to work occasional evenings and weekends.
Qualifications: MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONSEducation: Bachelor's required, from an accredited college or university, preferably in Student Affairs, Higher Education, Counseling or related field.Masters Degree preferred.Experience: Specialist (minimum 5 years of job-related experience)Demonstrated experience working with programs that serve diverse student populations with special attention and outreach to underrepresented or historically marginalized students, e.g., low-income, first generation and other educationally disadvantaged college students.Knowledge of and experience with multicultural and multi-ethnic dynamics within a University setting and the academic and social pressures experienced by students at a major research university, including students from the LGBTQ community.A leadership role in diversity, multicultural education, advising, or student affairs program in a college or university.Five or more years of full-time progressively responsible experience in university retention and advising programs and activities in the areas of academic, social and transitional support.Experience serving in professional leadership positions in higher education student services LGBTQ programs, demonstrating strong management skills and ability to work with and lead teams of people.KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIESCommunications Skills: Oral and written skills to communicate in a diverse environment at all levels, with tact and diplomacy, in order to achieve program and campus goals. Strong public speaking and presentation skills.Program Skills: Knowledge of best practices, assessment and research in evaluating programs and services that support success of students from historically underrepresented or marginalized populations. Ability to conduct program assessment and assessment of student learning outcomes.Technical Knowledge: Knowledge of skill and learning development models, including identity development and factors affecting the college success for diverse populations. Ability to apply this knowledge when developing/modifying policies and practices.Interpersonal Skills: Excellent interpersonal skills especially those in the areas of collaboration, conflict resolution, problem solving and decision making.Organizational Skills: Excellent organizational and time management skills with demonstrated ability to plan, coordinate, prioritize and effectively execute multiple initiatives, programs and events and meet established deadlines.
Internal Number: 76_206526
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Founded in 1868, Wayne State University is a nationally recognized metropolitan research institution offering more than 400 academic programs through 13 schools and colleges to nearly 32,000 students. Wayne State?s main campus in Midtown Detroit comprises 100 buildings over nearly 200 acres; its five extension centers offer higher education to people throughout Southeast Michigan. Wayne State is dedicated to preparing students to excel by combining the academic excellence of a major research university with the practical experience of an institution that by its history, location and diversity represents a microcosm of the world we live in. Reflecting its location and the excellent international reputation of its graduate schools, particularly in the sciences, Wayne State boasts the most diverse student body among Michigan?s public universities. Its students represent 49 U.S. states and more than 60 countries.