Associate Director, Office of Multicultural Affairs
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Position type: Staff Full Time
Campus: UMass Lowell
Salary commensurate with experience and grade/range
May 04 2022 Applications Close:
General Summary of Position:
The Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) is the hub for intercultural advancement, diversity, community development, and inclusion efforts on the University of Massachusetts Lowell campus. The office serves as a resource 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 Associate Director of Multicultural Affairs will assist the Director in advancing the mission, goals, and strategies of OMA such as increasing the access, retention and success of historically underserved students. The Associate Director will help in the promotion of student engagement, cohort experiences, mentorship and community building programs and will work closely with division and campus partners to develop a comprehensive infrastructure that effectively supports the growth and advancement of UMass Lowell students. The Associate Director will assist in the continued enhancement of a University culture that welcomes and celebrates all students through the infusion of diversity and inclusion throughout the college experience.
Minimum Qualifications (Required):
Master’s degree in Student Personnel Services, Higher Education, Counseling, Psychology, Ethnic or Cultural Studies, or related field of study
Minimum of 5-7 years progressive experience working directly & effectively with diverse student populations, while utilizing student development tenets consistent with the position’s responsibilities and the University's strategic priorities
Experience developing and leading LGBTQ initiatives with experience coaching students, working with clubs/organizations, and developing, implementing and evaluating engagement programs
Knowledge of and sensitivity to LGBTQ issues and the educational needs of LGBTQ students from diverse ethnic, economic, and cultural backgrounds
Demonstrated ability to lead training & facilitative experiences for college students and university staff or faculty, especially experience with LGBTQ+ ally development training programs, such as Safe Zone or Ally Space
Demonstrated ability to work effectively within a team and with individuals and groups of various identities, cultures, and backgrounds
Ability to establish program priorities, monitor progress toward achieving program goals, and conducts assessment to evaluate program effectiveness, and coach student employees toward similar goals
Hold a multidimensional view with a strong understanding of the complexities and issues that affect underrepresented students and their academic and personal success
Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills to provide direction in promoting and maintaining collaborative relationships with campus and external constituencies
Ability to provide leadership and guidance to various student cohorts, groups, and individuals to achieve their mission and goals. One should be collaborative and responsive to managing multiple relationships and projects, adapting to new priorities, and being responsive as needs change
Some evening and weekend work is required
Demonstrated knowledge of student development theory, college access, and major trends and issues faced by LGBTQ+ student populations as well as historically underrepresented students
Experience working to improve campus climate, equity and access for students/faculty/staff, and increasing workforce diversity
At least five years of experience working directly with LGBTQ+-identified and questioning individuals (e.g. community organizations, educational settings, etc.) and historically underserved students
Direct experience developing and implementing programs that support LGBTQ+ students from an intersectional framework
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Only Internal Professional (SEIU 888 Professional Union) Bargaining candidates will be considered during the first 10 business days of the posting. All other candidates will be considered after that period.
This is a SEIU 888 Professional Union position, Grade P17.
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.
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