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Multicultural Student Services Director

UW-Eau Claire – Eau Claire Campus
EDISA

Full Time, Administrative

  • Official Title: Diversity, Equity and Inclusivity Student Services Director
  • Job ID: #18283
  • 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 Director

A full-time, executive (limited appointee) position is available in Multicultural Student Services beginning June 30, 2022. The working title for this assignment is Diversity and Inclusion Director with an official title in the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusivity Student Services Director series. This is a 100% full-time renewable assignment, contingent on performance and funding. This position is in salary grade 27 and salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.
  • Experience working in a higher education setting.
  • Experience in a leadership role including administrative and supervisory experience.

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 Director of Multicultural Student Services reports to and works in consultation with the Executive Director of Equity, Inclusion & Leadership. The work of this department is an essential component of the University’s commitment to historically marginalized communities including Black American, African, Indigenous, Asian, Latinx international students, underrepresented religious groups, women, LGBTQIA+ identities, people with physical and non-physical disabilities, veterans, first-generation, and low-income backgrounds.

The Director will have an opportunity to make a significant impact at UW-Eau Claire by leading a diverse team responsible for direct student support services that increase access, engagement, retention, and completion particularly for students of color. The ideal candidate will be a dynamic leader with experience in higher education, student development and wellbeing, knowledge of multiple cultural identities, community engagement, social advocacy, change management and administration.

CORE RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide leadership in creating an inclusive campus environment critical to the cultural development, personal growth, and academic success of students of color.
  • Develop a student-centered approach to achieve university goals for recruitment and retention of students of color.
  • Work with faculty to strengthen academic and research engagement opportunities for diverse student populations outside of the classroom.
  • Promote a culture of inclusive excellence and demonstrate a commitment to advancing the principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion.
  • Support student engagement programing and activities within culturally designed living learning communities.
  • Provide leadership, budgetary oversight, and supervision, including employee development, performance management and the creation of a student-centered professional environment.
  • Guide team to ensure culturally relevant programs and events are well planned and engaging.
  • Expanded duties as applicable to the role and in consultation with direct supervisor and division Vice Chancellor.

EXPECTATIONS AND DUTIES:

  • Manage and mentor staff. Create a shared vision and build a supportive team environment. Ensure staff receive the training and support necessary to fulfill job duties. Designing systems and infrastructure that address program and staff needs.
  • Develop and maintain budgets; support fundraising efforts, including donor development and stewardship, grant writing and reporting, and other external relations activities.
  • Make decisions and solve problems effectively.
  • Effective communication with diverse individuals and constituencies.
  • Oversight of cultural centers including programing and operation in collaboration with multicultural student organizations.
  • Build and maintain partnerships with government agencies, non-profit organizations, businesses, community groups and individuals.
  • Work with government agencies, foundations, or other grantors.
  • Work effectively with and provide education related to historically excluded communities.
  • Advance equity, diversity and inclusion in a manner consistent with the overall mission of the University.
  • Facilitate challenging conversations around equity, diversity, inclusion and social justice.
  • Rely on lived experience to demonstrate empathy, emotional awareness, self-reflection, compassion, and courage.
  • Public speaking skills and ability to present ideas persuasively.
  • Highly organized, detail-oriented, and fiscally prudent.
  • Experience planning culturally relevant programs and events.
  • Willingness and ability to navigate a complex institutional setting.

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 Director position (Job ID # 18283) 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
  • Curriculum vita/resume
  • Names and contact information for three references.

Please direct requests for additional information to:

Debra Baier: baierda@uwec.edu  

To ensure consideration, completed applications must be received by May 15, 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).