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Interim Assistant Director of Intercultural Engagement for African American Student Services

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Posting Details

Position Information

Posting Number 201101524
Position Title Interim Assistant Director of Intercultural Engagement for African American Student Services
Employment Status Full Time
Position Status Limited Term
If Limited Term (End Date of Assignment, Project, or Grant) 05/31/2018
Position Type Staff
Position Overview

The individual is responsible for the oversight and leadership of African American student support and programming through education, mentoring, leadership development, retention initiatives, alumni networks, and community engagement. The individual plans, organizes, and advices peer mentoring, advisory councils, and African American student organizations. The Interim Assistant Director provides support for students, serves as an advocate for students, and is a key member of the staff working in collaboration with other team members and campus partners to provide excellent service to students.

The Interim Assistant Director assists the Director with the oversight and management of the Office of Intercultural Engagement including supervision of staff, budget management, and management of the Center for Intercultural Engagement and LGBTQ+ Resource Center. In addition, the Interim Assistant Director assists in the coordination of multicultural and intercultural education, trainings, and programs that promote the richness of diversity and contribute to a culture of inclusion. As a staff member in the Division of Student Affairs, the Interim Assistant Director is expected to undertake all responsibilities in a manner that reflects the Catholic, Jesuit mission of the University as well as the principles of student development theory.

Duties and Responsibilities

1. Develop and coordinate student programming efforts designed to increase students’ awareness of their own ethnic/cultural heritages, to educate others in the campus community about the richness of diversity on campus, and to encourage student involvement in the Marquette and Milwaukee communities.
2. Design and implement African American and cultural programs that contribute to the enrichment of the university community and to the development of black identity (e.g. MLK Days of Engagement, Black History Month, Mentoring Groups, Malkia Circle, Men2Men, Unity Graduation, Commuter Socials, and Black Male Initiatives).
3. Serve as a resource and mentor for African American students and other diverse student populations
4. Contribute to Intercultural Engagement’s mission of serving African American students and other underrepresented populations
5. In collaborations with the Office of Student Educational Services and Academic Affairs, assist in the academic success of African American students.
6. Provide support to African American students through counseling, advocacy, and referrals to resources on and off campus.
7. Design, develop, and implement a high impact program to address the cultural, academic, and social needs of Marquette’s African and African American students.
8. Design and implement programs intended to develop African American students’ personal leadership and cultural competency skills (e.g. Civil Rights Pilgrimage, Cross Cultural Leadership Retreat, Black Leadership and Vocation Series).
9. Advise African American student organizations in the development of programs and activities; provide direction and support for the organizations and serve as a liaison between the organizations and university offices and community organizations.
10. Monitor and assess the effectiveness of African American and cultural programs to determine their future.
11. Assist the Director in the overall management of the Office of Intercultural Engagement to provide excellent customer service, meaningful diversity and inclusion programming, key student resources, multicultural and intercultural education, and sociocultural and academic student support.
12. Manage the daily operations of the Center for Intercultural Engagement (CIE) to provide a welcoming and safe environment for all students and to respond to their needs for social, cultural and academic support.
13. Assist in the management of Intercultural Engagement programming budget, including the disbursement of programming grants for student organizations.
14. Select, train and supervise CIE student program assistants and graduate assistants.
15. Work collaboratively with campus partners such as Educational Opportunity Program (EOP), Office of University Diversity and Inclusion, Student Educational Services, Residence Life, Academic Affairs, and Counseling Center to enhance the student experience and assist in African American student success.
16. Provide on-site supervision for selected evening and weekend events.
17. Work with Orientation Programs staff and the Admissions Office in the development and implementation of
African American orientation and recruitment programs that represent Marquette to students from underrepresented groups.
18. Serves as a university conduct administrator and advise student conduct hearing boards as needed
19. Participate in campus-wide committees and professional associations/conferences.
20. Assist in the design and implementation of student assessments and program evaluations.
21. With the other members of the team and student leaders, design and implement peer education, leadership development, intercultural education, and community service programs.
22. Participate in Division of Student Affairs committees, activities and programs
23. Perform other duties and responsibilities as required, assigned, or requested.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

• Master’s degree in Student Personnel Administration, Higher Education Administration, or related field.
• 1-3+ years of full-time experience in the administration of African American college student programs required.
• Candidates should possess strong oral and written communication skills.
• Commitment to, knowledge of and experience working with African American students and other diverse college student populations.
• Experience with diversity programming and intercultural education is strongly desired.
• Candidates are sought who can enrich Marquette University’s cultural, racial, and ethnic communities and can actively support the mission and tradition of Catholic, Jesuit education.
• Availability to work some nights and weekends when needed in order to ensure a quality student experience is an expectation for the position.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

• Experience with diversity programming and intercultural education is strongly desired.

Department Office of Student Affairs
Posting Date 09/13/2017
Closing Date
Special Instructions to Applicants

Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
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