General Summary of Position:
The Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) is the hub for intercultural advancement, diversity, community development, and inclusion efforts on the campus of University of Massachusetts Lowell. The office serves as a resource for the campus community regarding issues and concerns related to diversity, equity, and inclusion. OMA promotes student development, peer mentorship, leadership and enhances student success and retention through direct services such as educational programs, student group advising, student support/advocacy, and resourcing for successful navigation of campus and community life. Programs and services encourage identity exploration, community building, as well as cultural competency development of all UML students. This office collaborates across units to establish meaningful campus and community involvement in building and supporting a welcoming, respectful, and inclusive culture and environment.
The Coordinator of Multicultural Affairs is a two-year grant funded position (July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2024) and assists in advancing the mission, goals, and strategies of OMA such as increasing the access, retention, and success of diverse students. Specifically, this position is responsible for student organization advising, oversight on club programmatic efforts, and providing leadership in OMA engagement efforts. This position will also support departmental and divisional programs and initiatives.
The Coordinator will liaise between campus partners and departments to creatively ensure that diversity, equity, and inclusion are considered and advanced, supporting a culture that welcomes and celebrates all students through the infusion of DEI, and working closely across campus to develop goals and strategies to support cultural and community wellbeing and a sense of belonging for students.
Minimum Qualifications (Required):
- Bachelor’s degree required
- Minimum of 2 years relevant experience (preferably in higher education) working effectively with diverse student populations
- 2-3 years’ relevant experience of programming and developing successful cultural programs and initiatives within a multicultural environment
- Experience in advising diverse student organizations
- Ability to establish program priorities, monitor progress toward achieving program goals, and conduct assessments to evaluate program effectiveness
- Demonstrated ability to work effectively within a team and with individuals and groups of various identities, cultures, and backgrounds
- Holds a multidimensional view of the complexities and issues that affect multicultural students and their academic and personal success
- Demonstrated ability in advocating for diverse students, faculty and staff while promoting an inclusive campus culture and community
- Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills to provide direction in promoting and maintaining collaborative relationships with campus and external constituencies
- Evening and weekend work is required as the position works closely in accordance to club programming schedules. A typical schedule may be Mon-Fri (11am-7pm) and/or a combination of workweek and weekend times to be adjusted accordingly for successful event execution and oversight
- Position requires occasional travel between the campuses and attendance at off-site meetings
- Experience in intercultural diversity training and facilitation highly desired
- Experience working to improve campus climate, equity, and access for students/faculty/staff, and increasing workforce diversity
- Proficiency in computer software programs and working knowledge of social media, web, and other outreach modalities
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Only current UML Employees within the Grants & Contracts (MTA/GRACE) bargaining unit will be considered during the first 10 business days of the posting. All other candidates will be considered after that period.
This is a Grants & Contracts (MTA/GRACE) bargaining unit position, Grade P15.
This position is contingent upon funding and is grant-funded, full-time, benefitted for two years. Continued employment is contingent upon grant funding.
Initial review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. However, the position may close when an adequate number of qualified applications is received.
Please include a resume and cover letter with your application. Names and contact information of three references will be required during the application process.