Director of Multicultural Student Affairs

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University of North Carolina at Asheville
Asheville, NC
Sep 10, 2022
Sep 30, 2022
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*UNC Asheville Overview:*Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains in Western North Carolina, UNC Asheville is the designated public liberal arts campus in the University of North Carolina system. UNC Asheville is nationally known for the quality of our student-centered teaching, mentoring of undergraduates in research, interdisciplinary learning, and striving to be an inclusive campus community.
UNC Asheville is committed to promoting diversity and a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and the ability to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds. Staff members are encouraged to take an active role to engage in the institution’s efforts in promoting diversity and inclusion throughout the workplace. The successful candidate is expected to foster an inclusive work culture where uniqueness of beliefs, backgrounds, talents, capabilities and ways of living are respected and welcomed. Women, traditionally under-represented minorities, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
*Position Type:*EHRA Staff
*Title:*Director of Multicultural Student Affairs
*Position Number:*000609
*Recruitment Range:*$62,000 - $70,000
*Work Schedule and Hours:*This position will be 12 months. Typical university business hours are Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., with additional responsibilities on weekends and evenings as needed.
*Full-Time / Part-Time:*Full-Time
*Months per Year:*12 Months
*Position Summary:*Reporting to the Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, the Director of Multicultural Student Affairs will provide oversight and leadership for all multicultural student programs. The Director will manage the Intercultural Center in partnership with Highsmith Union; and serve as an integral part of the Division of Student Affairs and units directly charged with enhancing student life experiences outside of the classroom.

The requires significant responsibility for the development and implementation of transformative student learning experiences, innovative strategies to increase minority student retention, and programs and services that enhance the overall success of multicultural students.

The Director of Multicultural Student Affairs will bring leadership, vision, integrity and a team-oriented philosophy to the diversity and inclusion efforts, which directly impacts the University’s ability to successfully serve students. The Director is a leading thinker for the University on matters of equity, diversity and inclusion. The employee in this position will work in collaboration with the Director of Institutional Equity and others on campus related to diversity and inclusion efforts. While this position will be very student-centric, the Director will help lead effective strategies that champion the importance and value of a diverse and inclusive educational environment which benefits the entire community. The Director will serve as a proponent for underrepresented and international students by providing orientation programming, services, and advocacy. The Director’s primary focus is on supporting the enrollment, retention, and graduation of underrepresented and international students; advising aļ¬ƒliated student clubs and organizations; and designing and facilitating trainings and workshops. The professional in this position also raises awareness for the entire UNC Asheville community about multicultural and social justice issues through the coordinator and implementation of events, workshops, and trainings.

The Director of Multicultural Student Affairs reports to the Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs.
*Required Education/Experience/Skills:*This position requires possession of a Master’s degree in College Student Affairs, Higher Education Administration, or a closely related field. At least 2 years’ experience in higher education settings working in a capacity that advances diversity and inclusion.
*Preferred Education/Experience/Skills:*It is preferred that the successful candidate for this position has 4-6 years of relevant experience in higher education.

Demonstrated commitment to inclusiveness, equity and multicultural issues as well as a demonstrated knowledge and ability to work effectively with individuals and groups with a variety of identities, cultures, backgrounds, and ideologies in a global environment.

The successful candidate will also demonstrate an extensive understanding of, and engagement with, issues that affect multicultural students, particularly related to increasing access to higher education, retention in higher education and contemporary issues.

The successful candidate will be able to clearly articulate the importance of diversity and inclusion in higher education.

Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work with a wide variety of constituents. Ability to build rapport with students.
*Knowledge, Skills and Abilities :*
* Develop long-range strategic planning and program development, including the assessment of such programs and services, consistent with the mission of UNC Asheville.
* Develop programs and services designed to increase the recruitment, retention, matriculation, and ultimately graduation of students designated as under-represented enrolled at UNC Asheville.
* Supervise department personnel effectively to ensure that programs and services support the campus-wide strategy and the mission of the department.
* Manage the outcomes assessment and documentation of UNC Asheville student success initiatives.
* Counsel, advise, and consult with students, faculty, staff and alumni individually and collectively to embrace the importance of building a culturally inclusive, appreciative, competent, and welcoming environment.
* Ensure that the department is a positive and integral part of the Division of Student Affairs and the University community through cooperation with other Student Affairs departments and campus-wide efforts to promote student learning and meet the needs of multicultural students.
* Maintain and update the Office of Multicultural Affairs and adjoining areas as a welcoming space for students on campus, and work closely with the Highsmith Union staff to ensure that they remain a culturally representative and relevant social and learning hub
* Ability to develop and assess learning outcomes specific to multicultural student programming and directly related to the University’s general learning outcomes.
* Manage budgets and tie budgeting to institutional and divisional priorities.
* Demonstrated experience responding appropriately to student concerns and managing student issues with sound judgment and professionalism; particularly working with marginalized groups.
* Oversee the Hyannis House as an integral part of building community for underrepresented and marginalized students.
* Experience in a higher education setting working directly with students, preferably coordinating diversity education, supporting college-aged individuals with marginalized identities, policy analysis, program development, higher education, and/or mentoring.
* Experience working with student organization leadership, particularly affinity group leadership
* Guide, support, and evaluate all programming sponsored by the Office, such as Legacy, SANKOFA, Diversity and Equity Training and Education, SAGE, and Social Justice Coffee Hours.
* Work with Admissions to help advance recruitment of minority and underrepresented populations.
* Work with Advancement to identify funding sources that will enhance the collegiate experience for students of color through programming dollars and scholarships when viable.
* Experience supervising professional and student staff, with the ability to delegate tasks in line with identified priorities, where applicable.
*Special Instructions to the Applicant:**Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. * Please note that any documents submitted to Human Resources or the hiring departments become property of UNC Asheville and will not be returned.

Official verification from each college/university you have attended are required upon employment, and will be requested directly from the college/university by Human Resources or from the National Student Clearinghouse. Any expense will be the responsibility of the employee. Educational degrees must be from an appropriately accredited institution.

If no applicants apply who meet the required competency and training and experience requirements, management may consider other applicants. Salary would be determined based on competencies, equity, budget, and market considerations.

It is the policy of UNC Asheville to conduct pre-employment background investigations on all candidates selected for employment. If hired, the candidate will be required to submit proof of eligibility to work in the United States. New employees are paid only by direct deposit to the financial institution of their choice.
*Posting Number:*E0312
*Posting date:*08/26/2022
*Open Until Filled:*Yes