Equity Diversity and Inclusion is searching for a knowledgeable
thought leader to serve as director of the Dream Center. This
person will report to the Assistant Vice President for Equity
Diversity and Inclusion and will have an active role in oversight
of the University of Utah’s strategies to support the holistic
structure, vision, and programming dedicated to supporting the
undocumented, DACAmented, Temporary Protected Status (TPS), and
newly arrived populations. As the flagship institution, this
position will lead and share best practices in policy, services,
and resources through cross-institutional collaboration with all
16 USHE institutions. The person selected for this role
must be ready to lead the center at a local, state, and national
level. This position will work collectively with Utah State of
Higher Education, Utah Dreamers Coalition, and
Utah DACA advocates to build statewide educational equity
access for immigrant student excellence. This individual must be
invigorated to lead and cultivate policies and practices that
address undergraduate, graduate, and professional success for these
The Director will have a national pulse on advancing the
understanding of the needs of undocumented, DACAmented, Temporary
Protected Status (TPS), and newly arrived students and will have
responsibilities in the areas of national leadership, educational
programming, student leadership development, organizational and
fiscal management, and student organization
About the University of Utah
The University of Utah is located at the foot of the beautiful
Wasatch Mountains and offers a rich benefits package including
health benefits, generous retirement contributions of 14.2%,
tuition reduction for employees and families, paid parental leave
and more. Please visit our Benefits website for more information:
University of Utah Job ID# PRN30924B 02204 - Dream Center
COMPENSATION: 60700 to 115300. Salary commensurate with
WORK SCHEDULE: Full Time. Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm. May
be asked to work some nights and weekend hours
- Directs the development and implementation of indicators that
are comprehensive, appropriate, and consistent with the University
of Utah’s goals and objectives through enhancement of the
exceptional student experience
- Interprets, implements, and provides training to University of
Utah faculty and staff on supports, resources, and local, state,
and federal laws and regulations pertaining to undocumented
students and residency.
- Supports University Advancement in grant applications and
- Leads and shares best practices in policy, services, and
resources through cross-institutional collaboration with all
16 USHE institutions.
- Demonstrates multicultural competency in working with diverse
student populations, particularly in relation to the undocumented
and immigrant experience.
- Works collaboratively with campus stakeholders to address the
needs, experiences, and concerns of undocumented students in higher
- Exemplifies knowledge of the services and resources available
to undocumented students and demonstrates experience developing
partnerships and cultivating collaborative working relationships
with internal and external constituencies including local, state,
and national organizations focused on serving undocumented and
- Expresses ability to collaborate and communicate effectively
with individuals with a wide variety of backgrounds and life
experiences including race/ethnicity, sexuality, culture, language,
socioeconomic status, religion, ability, gender, and other social
- Demonstrates skill and experience in counseling and crisis
intervention particularly with undocumented and immigrant student
- Works collaboratively with college faculty and staff,
surrounding school districts, and community partners to provide
appropriate services for undocumented students.
- Demonstrates ability to successfully address and mediate
conflicts across the on and off campus community
- Knowledge of college student development related to
undocumented students or elaborates directly upon community
involvement relaying impacts and outcomes
- Provides strategic direction by setting short and long-term
goals, estimating budgetary requirements for staff, space, and
equipment planning, and implementing special projects and
- Ensures competency of management/supervisory staff through the
development and/or presentation of educational programs and through
on-going staff performance evaluation.
- Ability to follow all university policies, procedures, and
guidelines including but not limited to safety, civility,
information security, and non-discrimination policies and
- Work collaboratively to address immigrant student populations
in Equity Diversity and Inclusion: Black Cultural Center (BCC),
Dream Center (DC), Center for Equity and Student Belonging (CESB),
and Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual, Transgender Resource Center
(LGBT RC) staff
- Lead and collaborate in development of Dream U.S scholars’
program with Programming Manager
- In collaboration with Programming Manager assist with
researching, developing, and maintaining programmatic relevance
related to trends and shifts in student demographics; gathers data,
maintains databases, and prepares reports related to undocumented
- Markets and promotes existing programs and services to internal
and external customers.
- Participate in Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Director
meetings, activities, training and development programs and
professional development activities.
- Assist with creating and overseeing content development for
informational brochures, bi-weekly newsletter, social media posts,
website, press releases, posters/fliers, and other marketing
- Perform other related duties as assigned.
Disclaimer This job description has been
designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed
by employees within this classification. It is not designed to
contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all
duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees
assigned to the job.
Problem Solving This position provides
independent coordination and decision making for all activities of
a specified program. The program outcome often impacts the
University as a whole. Acts as a liaison between internal and
external constituencies involved in program activities. Problems
arising from these coordination efforts will be addressed by the
incumbent who will refer to the manager for issues outside of
program policy and procedure guidelines.
Work Environment and Level of Frequency typically
Nearly Continuously: Office environment.
Physical Requirements and Level of Frequency that may be
Nearly Continuously: Sitting, hearing, listening, talking.
Often: Repetitive hand motion (such as typing), walking.
Seldom: Bending, reaching overhead.
Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or related area, or
equivalency (1 year of college education is equivalent to 2 years
of related work experience); eight years of progressively more
responsible management experience; and demonstrated leadership,
human relations and effective communications skills required.
Experience working with undocumented, DACAmented, Temporary
Protected Status (TPS), and newly arrived individuals
Knowledge of state and federal laws impacting undocumented,
DACAmented, Temporary Protected Status (TPS), and newly arrived
Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the
essential functions of the job as outlined in the position
Doctorate degree with previous leadership experience, or
Master’s degree with five years’ experience leading a student
center at a higher education institution is preferred.
TO APPLY, VISIT: https://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/134788
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal
Opportunity employer. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in
the application process will be provided to individuals with
disabilities. Please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and
Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365
(V/TDD), for further information or to request an accommodation.
The University of Utah is committed to diversity in its workforce.
Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.