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Multicultural Student Services Coordinator (3 positions)

UW-Eau Claire – Eau Claire Campus, UW-Eau Claire – Barron County Campus
Blugold Beginnings, EDISA, Multicultural Student Service Office

Full Time, Staff

  • Official Title: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusivity Student Services Coordinator
  • Job ID: #18174
  • Date Posted:
  • Apply by: | To ensure consideration, completed applications must be received by deadline. However, screening may continue until position is filled.
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Multicultural Student Services Coordinator (3 positions)

Three full-time, professional academic staff positions are available in Multicultural Student Services beginning May and June 2022.


The working title for this assignment is Multicultural Student Services Coordinator with an official title in the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusivity Student Services Coordinator series.


This is a 100% full-time renewable assignment, contingent on performance and funding. Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.

Experience working in a higher education setting.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: 

Master’s degree from an accredited institution.

Experience working in student support and/or student recruitment.

Excellent communication and organizational skills with exceptional attention to detail.

Experience and willingness to teach general student success courses.

Bilingual (any language in addition to English is a plus).

DUTIES:

The position of Multicultural Student Services Coordinator is responsible for developing, evaluating, and implementing student success programs to support engagement and retention of underrepresented students. As part of a team, this individual will work collaboratively within the department, division, and university to expand opportunities that close opportunity gaps for underrepresented racial and ethnic minority students. The coordinator will work to enhance the intercultural professional experiences of Black American, African, Indigenous, Asian, LatinX and/or multi-race communities and student populations.  The ideal candidate will be a dynamic leader with experience in higher education, student growth and wellbeing, community engagement, and social advocacy. This work is fueled by a commitment to working effectively with and providing education related to historically marginalized identities and cultures including Black, Indigenous, LatinX, Asian, immigrants of color, underrepresented religious groups, women, LGBTQIA+ identities, people with physical and non-physical disabilities, veterans, first-generation, and low-income backgrounds.

CORE RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Coordinate and develop services, programs, and activities to support the cultural, professional, and personal development of students to ensure successful retention and graduation.
  • Advocate for the needs of all students of color on campus.
  • Serve as a supplemental advisor for students of color in areas that support personal, career, and social development.
  • Advise and refer multicultural students regarding academic, personal, social, cultural, financial, career and interpersonal concerns.
  • Initiate intentional academic interventions to support course completion.
  • Serve as an advisor or co-advisor for student organizations and oversee operations of one or more UWEC Cultural Centers.
  • Maintain active relationships with local/regional/national agencies and organizations that support the needs of communities of color.
  • Facilitate leadership development and conference opportunities for students of color and multicultural student organizations.
  • Engage students of color and campus-wide constituencies through implementation of educational and culturally relevant co-curricular learning experiences.
  • Oversee and supervise student employees and/or volunteers, as assigned.
  • Collect, analyze, and maintain student cohort information and prepare related reports, as required. Maintain confidential records.
  • Facilitate retention planning processes for each entering student, including special cohorts groups.
  • Complete retention checklist for students of color living in residence halls.
  • Collaborate with students, faculty, and staff to track academic status and ensure student success.
  • Monitor academic progress of students and connect them with broad range of activities, services, and learning opportunities.
  • Assist with special programs designed to support multicultural students including Living Learning Communities, Heritage and Awareness program planning, Youth Leadership Camps, and others.
  • Promote culture of inclusive excellence and demonstrate a commitment to advancing the principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion.
  • Participate in professional development, training, and lifelong learning endeavors, as appropriate.
  • Expanded duties as applicable to role and in consultation with division Vice Chancellor.

EXPECTATIONS AND DUTIES:

  • Organization and planning skills, detail-oriented with good time management skills.
  • Ability to model integrity through self-awareness, personal accountability, ethical behavior, quality standards, and sustainable practices.
  • Ability to think critically by applying problem solving practices, acquiring relevant information, using technology and other resources appropriately, and evaluating alternatives.
  • Strong education, facilitation, training skills, and experience, especially around topics related to intersectional identities in learning environments.
  • Demonstrated excellent verbal and written communication and facilitation skills, including the ability to communicate effectively with diverse individuals and constituencies.
  • Ability to facilitate challenging conversations around equity, diversity, and social justice.
  • Ability to reflect and share lived experiences including empathy, emotional awareness, self-reflection, compassion, and courage.
  • Public speaking skills and ability to present ideas persuasively.
  • Ability to develop and maintain budgets, provide support with fundraising efforts.
  • Highly organized, detail-oriented, fiscally prudent.
  • Demonstrated commitment to advancing equity, diversity, and inclusion in a manner consistent with the overall mission of the University.
  • Ability to make decisions and solve problems effectively.
  • Willingness and ability to navigate a complex institutional setting.
  • Demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI)

THE UNIT: Multicultural Student Services is designed to work effectively with and provide education related to historically marginalized identities and cultures including Black, Indigenous, LatinX, Asian, immigrants of color, underrepresented religious groups, women, LGBTQIA+ identities, people with physical and non-physical disabilities, veterans, first-generation, and low income backgrounds. Multicultural Student Services is in the Division of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion + Student Affairs.

UNIVERSITY and EAU CLAIRE COMMUNITY: UW-Eau Claire, an institution of approximately 11,500 students and 1,400 faculty and staff, is consistently recognized as a top comprehensive university in the Midwest and is widely known as a leader in faculty-undergraduate research and study abroad. We strive for excellence in liberal education and select graduate and professional programs through commitment to teaching and learning and dedication to our core values of diversity, sustainability, leadership, and innovation. To learn more about UWEC, visit https://www.uwec.edu/humanresources/employment-opportunities/why-uwec/.

The City of Eau Claire, situated at the confluence of the Chippewa and Eau Claire rivers, is at the center of a metropolitan area of approximately 100,000 people located 90 miles east of Minneapolis/St. Paul. The area features beautiful parks and trails, strong public schools, a vibrant arts scene and local food culture, and abundant recreational opportunities.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Applications are submitted electronically. Please follow instructions found on the following UW-Eau

Claire Web site: https://www.uwec.edu/job-postings/.You must create an account and login before you can apply.  If you have not yet registered, click on the "Click here to Register" link to begin the registration process. If you are already a registered user, input your "User Name" and "Password" and select "Login."  Click the link to the Multicultural Student Services Coordinator position (Job ID # 18174) and then click the "Apply Now" button to submit your application electronically.  Your application will not be considered complete until all required documents are attached, and all required fields are completed.  Please be sure you have included the following in PDF format:

  • Letter of application
  • Resume
  • Names and contact information for three references.

Please direct requests for additional information to: Cheri Snobl;   snoblc@uwec.edu

To ensure consideration, completed applications must be received by May 31, 2022. However, screening may continue until position is filled. The university reserves the right to contact additional references with notice given to the candidates at an appropriate time in the process. Employment will require a background check. Employment will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding past conduct related to sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. §. 19.36(7).

The UW-Eau Claire Police Department is dedicated to maintaining a safe and secure environment for learning and working. Although crime at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire is limited, the University Police want students, faculty and staff to be aware of crime on campus and the area surrounding the campus. The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act is a federal law that requires colleges and universities to disclose annual information about campus crime. Visit Campus Security and Fire Report. Also visit our Campus Security Authority(CSA) policy.

UW-Eau Claire is an AA/EEO/Veterans/Disability employer dedicated to enhancing equity, diversity, and inclusion.

The University reserves the right to contact additional references with notice given to the candidates at an appropriate time in the process. Employment will require a background check. Employment will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding past conduct related to sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. §. 19.36(7).