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Director, Multicultural Student Services

The Human Resources Department announces the position of Director of Multicultural Student Services reporting to the Assistant Dean of Students.

Responsibilities include: Set a vision for and engage students and student life division in examination, integration, and education regarding multiculturalism, cross-cultural communication and social justice; advocate, counsel, and advise students addressing their personal, cultural, academic needs, including participating in training of student leaders; coordinate the Multicultural Peer Mentor program for minority and other underrepresented students; develop and coordinate educational workshops to enhance life skills, promote health awareness, and increase academic success; monitor and authorize departmental expenditures and manage budget; prepare and revise annual budget and quarterly and annual reports; assist with developing and coordinating events that provide cultural information for students, faculty, staff, families and the community, including, but not limited to, Black History Month, Hispanic Heritage Month, Asian Awareness Month, and GLBT Programs; collaborate with academic departments and student life to improve retention and persistence through monitoring student progress, provide case management intervention and academic support services, and to develop sensitivity concerns to explore issues of diversity, personal identity, leadership development, multicultural education, and the University's mission; design, conduct, and promote diversity education modules and training workshops and seminars for students and other University constituencies; use technology to enhance and support the delivery of advising and to maintain data for the purpose of program evaluation; develop and maintain a vibrant and knowledge and resource-based website; promote increased awareness among faculty and staff within the institution on issues relating to minority and underrepresented students; update and disseminate information/materials/reports relating to services, events, retention, and academic persistence; serve on the University-wide diversity advisory board and various other campus committees; assist in research, outcomes assessment, marketing, and public relations efforts related to the needs of students of underrepresented groups, campus climate, programs, and to the achievements and success of the university's diversity efforts; develop and implement a university-wide Safe Zone training program for university constituencies; assist Admissions Office in recruiting a diverse student body; and perform related work as assigned.


  • Master's degree in Student Personnel, Education, Behavioral Sciences, Higher Education Administration, Counseling, Social Work, Human Services or related field preferred.

  • Three to five years of experience in higher education setting or academic environment with responsibilities in multicultural programs, diversity education, or intercultural affairs required.

  • Evidence of commitment and sensitivity to students from different backgrounds with experience working with diverse populations.

  • Demonstrated planning and organizational skills for groups and events with knowledge of a wide range of diversity initiatives.

  • Demonstrated ability to develop academic and cultural programs.

  • Possession of strong interpersonal and innovative skills.

  • Knowledge of student development theory.


Internal Application Deadline:  August 9, 2013

External Application Deadline:  Until position is filled

Starting Date:  As Soon As Possible

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