Unit Director for the Center for Student Inclusiveness & Latino Student Initiatives

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Working Title Unit Director for the Center for Student Inclusiveness & Latino Student Initiatives Department Student Affairs Compensation Title Position Number 30000190 Position Status Regular Work Schedule

Monday-Friday 8:15 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
This position may require occasional evening and/or weekend hours.

Hours per Week 37.5 Months per Year 12 Commitment to Inclusive Excellence

Northern Kentucky University ( NKU ) seeks excellence by enriching its educational environment and culture through the diversity of its administration, faculty and staff and by embracing inclusiveness, equity, and global awareness in all dimensions of its work. NKU is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action institution. We encourage applications by members of diverse groups and by persons with a demonstrated commitment to issues of diversity and experience in achieving goals relative to inclusive excellence.

Purpose of Position

The Unit Director will provide leadership and direction for the Center for Student Inclusiveness ( CSI )., which includes the following offices: African American Student Initiatives ( AASI ), Latino Student Initiatives ( LSI ), and LGBTQ Programs and Services ( LGBTQ P&S). Additionally, the Unit Director is responsible for the administration of the Office of Latino Programs and Services, to include the recruitment, retention and the development and delivery of support services for Latino students.

Primary Responsibilities

Center for Student Inclusiveness ( CSI ) Oversight
1. Serve as the Unit Director for the CSI and also as a direct report and liaison to the Vice President for Student Affairs
2. Cultivate an environment that coordinates DEI (diversity, equity, and inclusion) initiatives, collaborative co-curricular programming with CSI and campus departments, and the promotion of a sense of belonging for students within the center and in the campus community
3. Oversee the creation of strategic goals, translate them into specific goals and objectives within the CSI ; communicate these goals to center members and campus constituents
4. Supervise the Director of African American Student Initiatives, Director of LGBTQ Programs & Services, Coordinator for CSI and provide indirect supervision for approximately seven of the following positions: graduate assistants, VISTAs, and other undergraduate student staff positions
5. Evaluate CSI progress by conducting ongoing assessments with members of the center, divisional leadership, students, and departmental stakeholders

Latino Student Initiatives Oversight
1. Research, plan, develop and present new ideas to University that may affect Latino Student Initiatives long-range plans and goals
2. Coordinate National Hispanic Heritage Month keynote speaker series, Latino Mentor Program, Latino Student Orientation, Latino Programs and Services Community Advisory Committee, etc.
3. Provide initial orientation to new Latino students
4. Coordinate co-curricular programming of Latino Student Affairs
5. Develop student leadership programs, including attending conferences at the United States Hispanic Leadership Institute, for the success of students
6. Serve as community outreach liaison for cultural educational initiatives, as well as assistance with Spanish translations for community organizations
7. Supervise and collaborate with others on Latino student program development and implementation geared towards Latino student recruitment, retention and graduation success, cross-cultural awareness with campus, community population such as the Latino Student Initiatives Community Advisory Committee, etc.
8. Advise students on academic, financial and personal matters and assesses when referral is necessary
9. Develop goals and an annual and long-range plan for the Office of Latino Student Initiatives, which include strategies and programs to promote recruitment, retention and success of Latino students

Administrative Responsibilities
1. Maintain office budget with assistance from the Coordinator for CSI
2. Collect and organize data, maintain records and generates institutional reports to demonstrate success
3. Provide Spanish translations for the department and resource for the university
4. Train, supervise, and evaluate professional and paraprofessional staff as needed
5. Work closely with the Offices of Admissions and Financial Aid to determine Latino students eligibility for admission and scholarships


Must have a Master’s degree with 5 years total related work experience and 3 years related management experience. Must have strong written and oral communication skills, ability to work well with the public, organizational skills, and interpersonal skills. Experience with Inclusive Excellence programming, knowledge of student development theory and practice, understanding of the needs and experiences of diverse college students, familiarity with university administrative practices and procedures, ability to envision, plan and organize innovative programs and services that promote student achievement.

Minimum Education Master's Degree Preferred Education Minimum Experience 5 years Salary Pay Grade UN
Requisition Number 2021S1344 Job Open Date 04/29/2021 Job Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Quick Link https://jobs.nku.edu/postings/10225 Is this an internal only posting? Supplemental Questions

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  1. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
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    • Other
  2. * Do you have a total of 5 years related professional work experience?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have a minimum of 3 yrs related management experience?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * What related experience in your background would make you a good candidate for this position?

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * Education - Master's Degree or higher?
    • Yes
    • No
Documents Needed to Apply
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
Optional Documents

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