Coordinator of Multicultural Affairs, Office of Multicultural Affairs
The Coordinator of Multicultural Affairs reports to the Assistant Director of Multicultural Affairs and provides oversight and directions to the GUIDE Mentoring Program staff and students and student organizations affiliated with the Office of Multicultural Affairs (i.e., The Black Student Alliance, The Littleton H. Mason Singers, and The Hispanic Outreach Leadership Association). With direction from the Assistant Director, the Coordinator develops and implements best practices, policies and initiatives designed to enhance the overall growth and development of the mentoring program and student organizations. The Coordinator assists in the creation and promotions of a wide range of services and programs while fostering an increased awareness on campus as to the educational challenges and needs of underrepresented students’ populations.
Duties include: Serves as adviser, mentor and advocate for recognized student organizations affiliated with Multicultural Affairs; holds regular one-on-one meetings with organization leadership; provides budget management assistance to student organizations; attends general assembly meetings for affiliated student organizations and oversees any affiliated student organizations sponsored programs and events; develops and facilitates educational workshops for organization officers, presidents, and general members addressing relevant student and community issues; develops, implements, and enforces all University policies, pertaining to student organization membership, reporting, academics etc.; assists with the management of student organization portals on MocSync; develops and implements programs that promote diversity and inclusion within the UTC Community; assesses unique underrepresented student population needs and collaborates with Multicultural Services Staff, campus departments, local, state and federal agencies to develop and implement teaching, learning/support programs that will improve student success.
Functions as a mentor to students connecting them with appropriate internal and external support services and resources; collaborates with faculty, staff, students and community members to promote the Multicultural Center as a hub for promoting diversity, cross cultural understanding and networking; assists in recruitment initiatives for the Office of Multicultural Affairs; responsible for the collection and assessment of data related to the utilization of the Multicultural Center; utilizes university supported software systems to improve student engagement, enrollment, persistence, retention and graduation rates; stays abreast of current trends related to multicultural programming and higher education; attends appropriate University functions and campus events to maintain visibility/approachability; assists with other events/programs sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Affairs and other units within the Division of Enrollment Management and Student Affairs; serves on office, divisional, and university sponsored program initiatives and committees; establishes positive working relationships with campus partners and key stakeholders; and contributes to the overall success of The Office of Multicultural Affairs by performing all other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
The ideal candidate will possess the following:
- Knowledge of issues relevant to students from underrepresented populations
- Knowledge of issues that impact the retention and matriculation of students from underrepresented populations
- Knowledge of assessment tools
- Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills
- Demonstrated skills in advising, organizational development, motivating students and conflict resolution
- Ability to take initiative and work independently in setting priorities to ensure that responsibilities are carried out in an accurate and timely fashion
- Ability and willingness to function as a member of a team
- Ability to work flexible hours
- Ability to interact effectively with students, faculty, staff and community members of diverse backgrounds
Review of applications will begin on April 22, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. Applications received by this date will receive priority consideration.
Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree; 1 year of full-time experience advising student organizations in a professional role, particularly Multicultural Student Organizations; 1 year of full-time professional experience with student program development and assessment; proficiency with Microsoft Office Applications; and experience with Banner or other computer student information systems.
Preferred Qualifications: Master’s degree; 2+ years of full-time experience advising student organizations in a professional role, particularly Multicultural Student Organizations; and 2+ years of full-time professional experience with student program development and assessment.
The University of Tennessee Chattanooga is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or protected veteran status.
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