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CMEI Associate Director, Equity and Racial Justice Programs

Employer
Metropolitan State University of Denver
Location
Colorado, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Sep 2, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Affirmative Action & Equal Opportunity, Student Affairs, Academic Advising & Academic Support Services, Minority & Multicultural Affairs, Other Student Affairs, Student Activities & Services
Employment Type
Full Time
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Posting Number A01722 Position Title CMEI Associate Director, Equity and Racial Justice Programs Position Number E00945 Salary for Announcement
The salary range is $57,600 -$76,900.
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. MSU Denver offers a full benefits package. Pay Grade
18 Employee Category Professional staff 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 Events, Graphic Design, and Social Media, the Assistant Director of First-Generation Initiatives, the Brother to Brother Coordinator, the CMEI 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 50% first generation students and over 45% 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.
IND208 Duties/Responsibilities
60%- CMEI Programming Space & 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 Brother to Brother, Sister Circles, Salazar Scholars, and Corky and Geraldine Gonzales Spirit of Tlatelolco Scholars with the support of the Brother to Brother Coordinator and the CMEI graduate assistants.
• 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.

20%- Supervision and Operations
• Provides excellent supervision for three 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 in applicable field.
• Three years of experience working in a student support capacity in a higher education setting.
• Experience working with underrepresented populations (first-generation, low-income, students of color, etc.)
• Experience with program development, management, and execution.

Important Note: Successful applicants will ensure their resumes clearly demonstrate that their work experience describes how they meet all required qualifications. Preferred Qualifications
• Earned Master’s 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
• Experience supervising student staff and providing performance management
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Experience conducting program assessment or program evaluation for improvement Work Hours
M-F 8:00-5:00
Some evenings and weekends may be required Posting date 09/02/2021 Closing date Closing Instructions Open Until Filled To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) 09/23/2021 Special Instructions to Applicants
IMPORTANT : In order to be considered as an applicant you must apply via the online application system, 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.

The health and safety of students, faculty, staff and our prospective teammates are our highest priority and as an institution, we are required to have proof of vaccination on file for all employees.

MSU Denver is requiring all employees to provide proof of being fully vaccinated for Covid-19, or to submit an exemption and be subject to following the Covid-19 safety protocols. As an employee of MSU Denver, an exemption or lack of proof of vaccination will require you to submit to weekly Covid-19 testing starting the week of August 23, 2021.
Additionally, all institutions on campus are requiring that masks be worn indoors regardless of your vaccinations status. Talent Team Representative Sophia Montano Talent Team Representative E-mail smontan7@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.
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