Director, Multicultural Student Support (14893)

American University - Washington, DC (30+ days ago)4.0


Within the Center for Diversity & Inclusion, the Director of Multicultural Student Support is responsible for providing leadership in creating a trusting and supportive environment for students of color, which are approximately 30% of the undergraduate student body. The director’s work is designed to collaboratively advance AU’s commitment to diversity, civic engagement, service, student retention and graduation. The position examines multicultural student experience linking campus experience, global context, and changing demographics.

This director is part of a robust team of campus partners committed to campus education, advocacy, student success, and sense of belonging in a mutable campus and national climate. For the 2018-19 year, this position will focus on meeting the needs of African diaspora and Latinx students.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: building relationships with individual students and registered student organizations; liaising with alumni relations and development, fostering interaction with faculty; overseeing direct service to domestic minority and multiracial/multiethnic students; coaching and advocacy for students.

This position is part of a unit and Student Affairs division, which aims for continuous improvement of services and programs to ensure equity, inclusion, engagement, retention and graduation of students in their quest for a quality education. CDI embraces a holistic model of the AU student experience. The position’s initial focus will expand to meet changing needs.

Work Environment

Position requires some student centered night and weekend hours
This position will acquire supervisory responsibilities
Critical priority for this position is better connection and service for African Diaspora and Latinx students.
The incumbent should be experienced,data-driven, passionate and a highly visible professional
Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

Project Leader/Advisor A
Salary Range

Commensurate with experience
Required Education and Experience

Master’s degree in relevant field of the social sciences or higher education required

8-10 years of relevant experience

Eight or more years administrative experience that includes budget management, program development and student advising/counseling/mentoring in higher education

Experience serving as an advocate and resource for ethnically and racially diverse students within a university/college environment

Knowledgeable of best practices and experience in the development and implementation of successful advising, mentoring, social, identity-based programs

An understanding of how individual and group identity intersects with race, ethnicity, class, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, and nationality

Strong oral, written and presentation skills with the ability to effectively communicate with diverse audiences

An ability and desire to be actively involved with campus initiatives and work collaboratively with groups of students, faculty, staff, and administrators

Preferred Education and Experience

PhD or Ed.D

Teaching experience in secondary or higher education

Demonstrated competence in program assessment and assessment of learning outcomes

Additional Eligibility Qualifications

Hiring offers for this position are contingent on the successful completion of a background check

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