CMEI Associate Director, Equity and Racial Justice Programs

Employer
Metropolitan State University of Denver
Location
Colorado, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Aug 18, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Affirmative Action & Equal Opportunity, Student Affairs, Minority & Multicultural Affairs, Other Student Affairs, Residence Life, Student Activities & Services
Employment Type
Full Time

Salary for Announcement

The salary range for this position is $57,600 – $65,000. The salary of the finalist(s) selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to, internal equity, experience, education, specialty and training.

The above salary range represents the University’s good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting.

Posting Details

Posting Number

A02259

Position Title

CMEI Associate Director, Equity and Racial Justice Programs

Position Number

E00945

Pay Grade

18

Employee Category

Administrators

Department

Center for Multicultural Engagement and Inclusion

EClass Code

Full Time Professional Staff

Position Summary

The Associate Director of the Center for Multicultural Engagement and Inclusion ( CMEI ) is a creative and passionate student affairs professional who operates from a lens of understanding and prioritizing racial equity in working with MSU Denver’s diverse students. The Associate Director is primarily responsible for leading CMEI’s racial justice programming and administering an inclusive and equity-oriented space for students and collaborates with the CMEI team to design, deliver, and evaluate CMEI events and programming. This individual is also involved in promoting equity and cultivating student engagement in other related areas and regularly collaborates with campus constituents across the university to advance the university’s mission and strategic plan. The Associate Director is a strategic and student-centered thinker who is also skilled at developing effective professional relationships with individuals and departments. The Associate Director reports to the Assistant Dean/Director of the Center for Multicultural Engagement and Inclusion.

As the lead professional responsible for the CMEI racial justice programming and inclusive community space, the Associate Director is a creative and thoughtful student affairs professional who can collaborate with key constituents to identify and execute strategies to both broaden and deepen student engagement at the University through co-curricular programming and services. To this end, the Associate Director is adept at developing, assessing, and shifting policies and practices that directly or indirectly impact student engagement and student sense of belonging. The Associate Director is an active collaborator with academic departments and student affairs functional areas to enhance and strengthen existing programming within the University community, and to promote the development of new programming where it currently does not exist. The Associate Director is responsible for the supervision of the Assistant Director of First-Generation Initiatives, the Assistant Director of the Brother to Brother Program, the CMEI equity programming student staff and graduate assistants; leads their training and development, and is both innovative and strategic in setting the overall programming agenda for the CMEI .

Metropolitan State University of Denver is a unique, access-oriented campus community that values diversity, equity, and inclusion in all its forms. We are a designated Hispanic Serving Institution located in downtown Denver. Our student population consists of over 57.7% first generation students and 50% students of color.

Within the Division of Student Affairs, we strive to create an equitable learning and working environment in concert with individuals who consistently demonstrate commitment to equity and inclusion. We value the diverse identities and perspectives of our students, faculty, and staff and recognize that in order to achieve a just and equitable society, diversity must go beyond simple representation. Rather, it requires critical inquiry and dialogue and a commitment to action. We strive to provide a foundation for all community members to achieve personal and professional success.

Metropolitan State University of Denver is an equal opportunity employer.
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Duties/Responsibilities

60% – CMEI Programming Space & Co-Curricular Event Management
  • Responsible for the overall administrative, budgetary, and personnel needs of the CMEI programming space at the University. Ensures that this space and its programming centers racial equity, cultural identity, and operationalizes social justice within the applicable context and considers equity and justice in fiscal strategies impacting multicultural engagement and inclusion.
  • Responsible for oversight and management of CMEI cohort programs including First-Generation Initiatives, Brother to Brother, Sister Circles, Salazar Scholars, Corky and Geraldine Gonzales Spirit of Tlatelolco Scholars, and the Latin American Educational Foundation ( LAEF ) Scholars.
  • Manages and conducts ongoing assessment and reporting of existing programming, identifies service gaps, and works with campus constituents to deliver robust, intentional programming that advances the University’s overall strategic plan and strategy to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Collaborates with colleagues in CMEI, CESA, Student Affairs, and Office of Diversity and Inclusion as well as with academic Deans, department chairs, and faculty to ensure integration of academic co-curricular programming across the university.
  • Intentionally works with relevant student organizations, including those focused on students’ social identities and the intersections of identity, to coordinate programmatic work in meaningful ways. As needed, works with CMEI colleagues to cultivate student leadership to support existing organizations and to develop and support the formation of new student organizations.
  • Coordinates and implements equity programming including but not limited to Heritage/History Months and Specialty Graduations.
20% – Supervision and Operations
  • Provides excellent supervision for two professional staff who support program operations and CMEI Graduate Assistants who will work with various CMEI staff and campus partners to design and deliver programming, initiatives, services, and opportunities to support and create conditions that empower historically underrepresented student populations at MSU Denver (i.e. Black, African/African American, Asian, Pacific Islander, Latina/o/x, Native American, and Indigenous Students).
  • Recruits, hires, trains, evaluates, and holds employees accountable to performance expectations.
  • Monitors allocated budget and expenses.
10% – Assessment & Reporting
  • Tracks student participation, assesses student learning, and manages data for all relevant program areas, and in other areas related to student engagement, as requested.
  • Regularly communicates (and reports) on student participation and outcomes; does so with disaggregated information on relevant student demographic characteristics including gender identity and race/ethnicity.
10% – Related Other Duties
  • Actively participates in committees and working groups related to equity and student engagement and supports the development and implementation of equity and diversity education and training on campus.
  • Leads and/or contributes to special projects and/or initiatives, as requested that relate to equitable student engagement.
  • Participates in training and relevant professional development activities to support professional and/or departmental growth. Works to operationalize and/or integrate learning from these trainings into the work unit and work processes.
  • Is an innovator, a disrupter, and a change agent for racial equity and student engagement. Strives to recognize inequities in the work and in oneself and commits to address them. Seeks out opportunities to take calculated risks in support of a more engaged and equitably supported student community at MSU Denver.
Required Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Three or more years of experience working in a student support capacity in a higher education setting
  • Experience working with underrepresented populations (first-generation, low-income, racially/ethnically diverse student populations, etc.)
  • Experience with equity and racial justice program development, management, and execution
  • Experience supervising professional and student staff and providing performance management
Important Note: Successful applicants will ensure their resumes clearly demonstrate that their work experience describes how they meet all required qualifications.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Specialized Degree in higher education administration, student affairs, education leadership, counseling, social work, or a related field
  • Experience working with faculty
  • Demonstrated experience impacting equity and social justice outcomes
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience conducting program assessment or program evaluation for improvement
Work Hours

M-F 8:00am-5:00pm
Some evenings and weekends may be required.

Posting date

08/18/2022

Closing date

Closing Instructions

Open Until Filled

To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT)

Special Instructions to Applicants

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

IMPORTANT : In order to be considered as an applicant you must apply via the online application system, http://www.msudenverjobs.com.

References refers to a list of three professional references and their contact information.

Official transcripts will be required of the candidate selected for hire.

Talent Team Representative

Carlos Alcala

Talent Team Representative E-mail

calcala1@msudenver.edu

Benefits

MSU Denver is pleased to offer our current and potential employees a wide array of benefit options. To learn more, please visit the following link:

Employee Benefits Offerings

Diversity Statement

Metropolitan State University of Denver is a unique, access-oriented campus community that values diversity, equity, and inclusion in all its forms. Our student population consists of nearly 50% first generation students and over 45% students of color. We are a designated Hispanic Serving Institution located in downtown Denver.

We create an equitable learning and working environment in concert with individuals who consistently demonstrate commitment to equity and inclusion. We greatly value the diverse identities and perspectives of our students, faculty, and staff and recognize that in order to achieve a just and equitable society, diversity must go beyond simple representation. It requires critical inquiry and dialogue and a commitment to action. We strive to provide a culture of belonging for all community members to achieve personal and professional success.

MSU Denver is committed to creating and fostering a work environment and culture of belonging; we are proud of the work our employee affinity groups contribute to our culture. For more information on our employee affinity groups please visit this link .

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