Assistant Dean of Students/Director of Multicultural and Leadership Development

Job Summary

The Assistant Dean of Students/Director of Multicultural and Leadership Development provides strategic leadership and responsible for the operational management and results of the Multicultural and Leadership Development Center (MLD). This position directs the long-range strategic planning, operations, assessment and administrative activities of the MLD Center. Analyzed the effectiveness of and establishes future direction for functional policies and programs.

Job Description

Typical duties may include but are not limited to:

Reviews and revises student conduct policies and processes as needed in accordance with current trends and laws.

Responsible for the strategic alignment, long-term planning, and management oversight of the Department of Multicultural and Leadership Development Center.

Works with campus stakeholders to resolve student concerns, including conflict resolution with student groups, competing demands, and sensitive situations.

Establishes the direction, goals, implementation strategy and policies of the department.

Actively collaborates with campus stakeholders such as the Center for Critical Race and Ethnic Studies, Office of Institutional Equity and Compliance and others in developing and implementing equity-related initiatives.

Provides in-services training and facilitates meetings, workshops, and seminars for the purpose of identifying issues, developing recommendations, and supporting staff. Serves as a resource to staff, faculty, students, and campus community on student engagement and activities.

Advises senior administrators in implementing programs, new initiatives, and special projects.

Responsible for ensuring that all programs and activities comply with university, state, and federal regulations.

Directs and supervises the efforts of staff, sets performance standards and accountability.

Develops, administers and analyzes continuous assessment of programs. Prepares and evaluates statistical, analytical, and narrative reports to be used for decision making and program improvement.

Responsible for developing and maintaining partnerships throughout the University. Oversees communications, promotions, and public relations for the department in order to achieve departmental goals and objectives.

Formulates and administers the annual operating budget. With appropriate approval, may procure agreements for materials and services.

Coordinates and facilitates interactive workshops that promote experiential learning.

Interviews, hires, trains, and evaluates staff to ensure adequate staffing within budget.

Other Duties:

Serves on institutional committees representing the interests of the department specifically one of the Campus Life Committees: Assessment, Diversity and Inclusion, and Staff Development.

Provide guidance and input regarding Campus Life Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion efforts.

Teaches and develops academic credit courses on leadership development.

Brings forward issues and concerns of underrepresented students to the Dean of Students.

Performs other job-related duties as assigned.

Additional Job Description

Required Qualifications:

Master's degree from an accredited institution in Higher Education Administration, Student Affairs, Higher Education Student Personnel Services, or closely related

appropriate area of specialization.
Six years of full-time experience in student affairs, administration and staff supervision.

Demonstrated experience in implementing and assessing high impact practices for students related to leadership development and multicultural student development.

Any appropriate combination of relevant education, experience, and/or certifications may be considered.

Experience managing budgets including projections, purchasing, and providing oversight to ensure alignment with fiscal allocation.

Experience with updating websites and designing publications that appeal to students.

Preferred Qualifications:

Doctorate from an accredited institution in Higher Education Administration, Student Affairs, Higher Education Student Personnel Services, or closely related

appropriate area of specialization.
Eight years of professional full-time management and supervisory experience in leadership development, campus activities, multicultural student services, equity, inclusion and diversity.

Experience teaching in a higher education setting.

Experience in the use of assessment packages, including survey development and reporting results.

Experience mentoring, advising student groups and services focused on social justice issues.

Experience with student information systems to track student progress and analyze data.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

Knowledge of the Council for the Advancement of Standards (CAS).

Knowledge of FERPA, Sunshine Law, and other laws, regulations, and standards related to governing student organizations.

Advanced knowledge and understanding of management principles, practices, and standards, as applied to public institutions.

Knowledge of student intellectual, emotional, social, and leadership development theory.

Knowledge and demonstrated experience developing and implementing successful programs for diverse and underrepresented student populations.

Knowledge of marketing principles, including promotion, fundraising, and public relations specific to student populations.

Strong working knowledge of identity development and leadership development theories with the ability to design programs to support and challenge student growth.

Skill in examining and evaluating operations and developing and/or redesign operating strategies, systems, and procedures.

Strong interpersonal skills, flexibility, and customer service orientation.

Strong analytical and critical thinking skills and the ability to analyze, summarize, and effectively present data.

Employee development and performance management skills.

Ability to take initiative to plan, organize, coordinate and perform work in various situations when numerous and diverse demands are involved.

Ability to foster a cooperative work environment and work effectively in a team environment.

Ability to operate personal computers with proficiency and learn new applications and systems.

Ability to work collaboratively and build strategic relations with a diverse group of faculty, staff, students, community members, and external partners in a service-oriented environment.

Ability to develop and implement policies, procedures, goals and objectives.

Ability to supervise and train assigned staff.

Ability to exercise a high degree of independent judgment in the establishment, interpretations, applications, and enforcement of all rules, regulations, and policies.

Ability to manage a budget and work within the constraints of that budget.



Cover Letter

Salary Range:

$68,000 - $75,000 annual

Application review will begin January 4, 2021.

Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) is a Predominantly White Institution, trending towards a Hispanic Serving Institution distinction, where diversity is a source of renewal and vitality. The University is committed to developing capacities for living together in a democracy whose hallmark is individual, social, cultural, and intellectual diversity. It fosters a climate and models a condition of openness in which students, faculty, and staff engage multiplicity and difference with tolerance and equity.

The Multicultural and Leadership Development (MLD) Center uses strength of education, to transform lives through self-discovery and empowerment. The MLD Center seeks to inspire actions that promote community, inclusion, and social responsibility utilizing solution-focused thinking. The MLD Center is a place where equity, mentorship, service and a climate of inclusiveness is honored. All students are welcomed and celebrated by the Center, additionally, The MLD Center particularly prides themselves on creating a supportive environment for racially and other historically minoritized groups.

FGCU is an EOE AA /F/Vet/Disability Employer.

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