MULTICULTURAL EDUCATION DIRECTOR

Location
Missouri, United States
Salary
Competitive Salary
Posted
Apr 02, 2021
Employment Level
Administrative
Employment Type
Full Time

Missouri Western State University is located in St Joseph, Missouri, just 45 minutes north of Kansas City.

We currently have an opportunity for a MULTICULTURAL EDUCATION DIRECTOR to join our Student Affairs Department.

The Multicultural Education Director assists faculty, staff, students, and administrators create an environment conducive to diversity; works with academic departments to create a plan for multicultural and pluralistic education.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:
•Coordinates and assesses workshops, including programs to enhance gender equality and LGBT and racial inclusion, in order to promote a deeper understanding of various cultures and heritages.
•Coordinates with campus units to improve the retention and graduation rates of underrepresented student
•Assists and educates students in the exploration of various cultures as they transition to the college setting.
•Collaborate with various campus constituencies to facilitate diverse educational programs and activities for students, faculty, staff and the St. Joseph Community.
•Serve as a resource, referral, and advocate to students of color assisting with retention and recruitment efforts.
•Serve as advisor to the President on issues of diversity and inclusion.
•Directly advises certain multicultural related student organizations: Black Student Union, Gender and Sexuality Alliance, etc.
•Hire, train and supervise student program assistants & student employees.
•Develop and manage the Center for Multicultural Education and Interfaith Space, including budget, upkeep, and publicity.
•Performs other duties of a similar nature or level.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Education:
Bachelor's degree in multicultural or higher education

Experience: Minimum one year of experience in either multicultural education or retention services;

OR an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above.

Knowledge:
•Student development
•Cultural diversity

Skills:
•Organization
•Program development
•Communication, interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc. sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Master's degree in Multicultural or Higher Education

 

Enjoy great hours, excellent benefits and join an amazing University team!