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Assistant Director, Multicultural Life

SUNY Cortland
New York, United States
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Posted Date
Feb 13, 2023

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Assistant Director, Multicultural Life

Student Affairs, Division of

Multicultural Life Office

Staff Sub-Type
Staff & Administration

Salary Level

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Low $50's

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Position Summary

Provide direct student support related to educating the campus about diversity and inclusion and also supporting underrepresented students on campus. This full-time, full-year professional position develops, plans, schedules, facilitates, promotes and evaluates educational programming related to multicultural life, diversity, equity, inclusion, social justice, access, retention, cultural awareness and community building.

Major Responsibilities

Programming and Workshops
  • Plan, schedule, assess and facilitate student, faculty and staff programs and workshops in collaboration with the administration of the Multicultural Life and Diversity Office ( MLDO ) in support of the mission of fostering a community of learners who contribute to an environment of inclusive and academic excellence based on the values of human difference and individual contribution.
  • Support Residence Life and Housing in providing training to Resident Assistants on topics related to diversity, equity and inclusion, and collaborating to provide programming for residential students in the residence halls.

Annual Diversity Conference
  • Assist in administration of the conference including the committee leadership and organizing an annual diversity conference, which is heavily attended by resident assistants and residential students.

  • Assist with measuring the effectiveness of strategic initiatives within Student Affairs, such as co-curricular learning and student engagement. Projects vary from year to year and will include assisting with the assessment of direct student learning outcomes of MLDO programming

Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education Professional Association ( NASPA ) Undergraduate Fellows Program ( NUFP )
  • Mentor a NASPA’s NUFP fellow and coordinate the SUNY Cortland program
  • Assist with matching potential fellows to a mentor and their application process
  • Participate in maintenance of up-to-date curriculum for NUFP
  • Attend at least one professional development opportunity with fellows (this could include local or national conferences)

Public Relations and promotions
  • Edit, coordinate and implement department newsletter each semester
  • Coordinate social media initiatives and manage MLDO website
  • COR 101 ( SUNY Cortland’s required one-credit graded seminar for first-time college students in the SUNY Cortland academic community)
  • Prepare and present in COR 101
  • Train and co-supervise student Peer Diversity trainers who will also present COR 101 training
  • Present Residential Life and Housing professional and student staff trainings
  • Prepare materials for and attend tabling for Welcome Week and Open House
  • Attend and supervise student programming including but not limited to evening and weekend programs such as the Voice Office events, late night events, Diversity Conference, trips, meetings and events hosted by student organizations.

Student Interns
  • Co-supervise student interns and volunteers with other administrators in MLDO
  • For interns that this position directly supervises: meet regularly with interns to support them and follow up on their tasks, create intern job descriptions, complete internship paperwork, and evaluate intern performance and contribution

Service to Campus Community
  • Serve on committees, councils or working groups where representation of MLDO is important to help serve students of historically marginalized populations

Professional Development and Collaboration
  • Within the MLDO, specific staff will take lead on projects but will work collaboratively to support one another in all that the office does.
  • Participate in professional development seminars and workshops on and off campus
  • Keep up on student affairs and higher education trends that relate to diversity, equity, inclusion
  • Attend professional development opportunities as resources allow
  • Build relationships with regional and SUNY diversity offices
Functional and Supervisory Relationships
  • Reports to the director of Multicultural Life and Diversity Office ( MLDO ) and is expected to collaborate broadly across the institution with other offices, departments and student groups.
  • Within the MLDO, specific staff will take lead on projects but will work collaboratively to support one another in all that the office does.
  • Supervise and co-supervise interns
Required Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Experience working with and supporting underrepresented student populations
  • Experience in program development and facilitation
  • Evidence of working knowledge of various computer applications such as Microsoft products
  • Availability, ability, and willingness to work outside standard office hours, including nights and weekends, as needed.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Master’s in student affairs, cultural studies or other closely related field.
  • Experience working in higher education and student development.
  • Experience doing assessment of direct student learning outcomes and program evaluation
  • Conversational fluency in a language other than English
EEO Statement

The State University of New York Cortland is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity/Americans with Disabilities Act (AA/ EEO / ADA ) employer. The university actively seeks applications from women, veterans, individuals with a disability, members of underrepresented groups or anyone that would enrich the diversity of the university.

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