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Assistant Director - Multicultural Student Services
Utah Valley University

Date Posted Nov. 1, 2018
Title Assistant Director - Multicultural Student Services
University Utah Valley University
Department N/A
Application Deadline 11/24/2018
Position Start Date Available immediately
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  • Orem, UT
    United States
  • Associate/Assistant Director
  • Student Affairs
    Multicultural Affairs/Diversity

Assistant Director - Multicultural Student Services

Position Category: Staff - Full-Time


Multicultural Student Services at Utah Valley University facilitates student success by fostering and sustaining an inclusive campus community, where the dignity, worth, identities, and cultures of every individual are validated and respected. We encourage students to engage in a serious academic journey while cultivating a campus atmosphere conducive to safe learning and well-being.

The Assistant Director supports the Director of Multicultural Student Services in creating a more diverse campus and developing retention strategies for underrepresented students. The Assistant Director assesses student needs and assists in the development of programs and services designed for students from underrepresented populations.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Provides and facilitates outreach efforts to multicultural students that increase retention and graduate rates.
  • Provides supportive advising to students and student organizations.
  • Assists in the development, coordination, and implementation of student programs and services that meet multicultural students' needs.
  • Provides multicultural education/diversity training to students, staff, and departments across campus.
  • Demonstrates a commitment to promote and enhance diversity and serves as an advocate on behalf of students.
  • Collects and compiles data on programs and events in Multicultural Student Services to ensure consistency in practices, inclusiveness in planning, and equity in services.
  • Contributes to a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and development of skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds.
  • Remains competent and current through self-directed professional reading, developing professional contacts with colleagues, attending professional development as assigned.

Emphasis is placed on striving to meet specific needs of students who self-identify as: Hispanic/Latino, Native American/American Indian, Pacific Islander/Native Hawaiian, Asian-American, Black/African American, and LGBTQIA+.

Required Qualifications:

  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelors degree in a directly related field and two years experience related to the Summary of Duties or a combination of education and/or experience totaling six years.
  • Experience working with diverse students in a counseling, advising, or mentoring role in a college or university.
  • Experience developing and presenting programs and events promoting cultural awareness.
  • Able to work evenings and weekends.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge and understanding of the function and operation of a multicultural center/office.
  • Knowledge of multicultural literature, training, and curriculum development.
  • Knowledge of retention strategies for Hispanic/Latino, Native American/American Indian, Pacific Islander/Native Hawaiian, Asian-American, Black/African-American, and LGBTQIA+ identifying students.
  • Knowledge of general academic advising or counseling in a college or university setting.
  • Knowledge of leadership development and mentoring strategies tailored to students from historically underrepresented backgrounds.
  • Knowledge of outreach strategies geared towards communities of color.
  • Skills in public relations, interpersonal, problem-solving, and decision-making.
  • Proven skills in developing and implementing training and in-service programs that meet the needs of a multicultural center/office and students served.
  • Applied skills in using diverse computer applications, programs, and software as well as computer equipment.
  • Strong interpersonal, organizational, verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to understand and recognize intersectionality among differing identities.
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and through writing.
  • Ability to oversee and manage a budget.
  • Ability to supervise a team and implement professional development opportunities and training for team members.
  • Ability to cultivate and foster relationships with internal and external institutional partners.
  • Ability to mentor staff and students professionally and personally.
  • Ability to advocate for and support all programs within a multicultural center/office
  • Ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds.
  • Ability to provide recommendations on policies and procedures to increase inclusion on campus.

Preferred Qualifications:

Prefer Masters degree with a minimum of two years administrative experience working in a multicultural office or with diverse student populations.
Prefer experience working with first-generation college students, immigrant and refugees and engaging with LGBTQIA+ and communities of color.
Prefer previous experience working in higher or secondary education.
Experience and knowledge of multicultural education, college support services/resources, recruiting strategies, and student identity development.
Spanish Proficiency is preferred.

Physical Requirements:

Typical office environment. Frequent fine-hand manipulation associated with the use of a computer. Frequent standing, sitting, walking, bending, kneeling. Able to lift 20 pounds or more.

Benefits Summary:

UVU offers an excellent benefits package which includes a generous leave policy, 12 paid holidays, affordable medical and dental insurance options, life and AD&D insurance, tuition waiver (undergraduate resident) for employee and dependents and substantial employer contribution to a retirement plan.

FLSA: Exempt

Pay Range: $39,889 to $53,186

Advertisement Number: STA121018 Multicultural Center/EOC Staff 11/24/2018

Open Date: 10/31/2018

Review Start Date: 11/14/2018

Close Date: 11/24/2018

Open Until Filled: No

Special Instructions to Applicant: Priority consideration will be given to those applicants who apply on or before the Review Start Date." This job advertisement may close at any time after the review date.

Please list a minimum of three references. References may be contacted at some point during the screening and selection process for a letter of recommendation.

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