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Director of Multicultural Student Affairs

Apply now Job no: 492679
Work Type: Staff full-time
Location: Abilene
Categories: Student Services, Staff

About ACU

ACU is affiliated with the fellowship of the Church of Christ. All applicants must be professing Christians and willing to support the Christian mission and purpose of Abilene Christian University while employed by the university.

Title of Position Director of Student Multicultural Affairs
Posting Location Abilene, TX
Department Student Life
Employee Class Exempt Fulltime
Basic Responsibilities A. As a member of the Student Life leadership team, direct the activities of the office
of Multicultural Student Affairs.
B. In partnership with the Student Life team and other campus partners, foster the
academic, spiritual and interpersonal development of ethnic and historically
underrepresented minority students.
C. Work with Diversity Task Force to provide partnership in university strategic
planning related to policies, procedures, programs and initiatives that build
community and foster multicultural awareness and development.
D. Work with support services to address multicultural needs at ACU.
Essential Duties

A. As a member of the Student Life team, direct the activities of the offices of
Multicultural Student Affairs.

1. Establish and implement short- and long-range departmental goals,
objectives, policies and operating procedures.
2. Conduct administrative actions including, but not limited to, developing
strategic plans, developing and monitoring budgets, hiring, performance
appraisals, promotions, transfers and vacation schedules.
3. Design and utilize program evaluation methods to assess the outcome and
effectiveness of programs and activities, and effect change required for
improvement.
4. Explore and implement institutional research and self- study relevant to
multicultural competency and best practices.
5. Assist with on-campus recruiting efforts for ethnic and historically
underrepresented minority students.
6. Where appropriate, serve on university committees including Diversity
Task Force.
B. Foster the academic, spiritual and interpersonal development of ethnic and
historically underrepresented minority students
1. Using both qualitative and quantitative measure and in conjunction with
other appropriate administrators/committees, monitor the level of
satisfaction among ethnic and historically underrepresented minority
students, promoting change when needed.
2. In partnership with the others in Student Life, develop, implement and
support programs, initiatives and activities to encourage ethnic and
historically underrepresented minority students to persist through graduation
at ACU.
3. Address the developmental needs of ethnic and historically
underrepresented minority students through individual mentoring and
appropriate referrals.
4. Serve as resource to advisors and student executive officers of OMA
student groups that have a specific cultural emphasis, and assist in budget
management and program development for such groups.
C. Work with Diversity Task Force to provide partnership in university
strategic planning related to policies, procedures, programs and initiatives
that build community and foster student multicultural awareness and
development.
1. In collaboration with the VPSL, develop and implement a guiding
philosophy that shapes policies, procedures, programs and initiatives for
Multicultural Student Affairs.
2. Plan, coordinate, implement and assess campus-wide student
programming designed to enhance multicultural participation, intercultural
competence and appreciation among ACU students.
D. Work with support services to address multicultural needs at ACU.
1. Collaborate with specific campus leaders to address issues related to
admissions procedures, recruitment, retention, and financial support for
ethnic and historically underrepresented minority students.

Professional Development Requirements

A. Skills
1. Proven ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously..
2. Proven ability to meet deadlines on time with quality work.
3. Proven ability to communicate effectively and professionally in writing, by
phone, and in person.
4. Proven ability to learn, utilize and problem-solve for new technological
applications.
5. Proven ability to work as a member of a team, with effective contributions,
appropriate encouragement of team members, and a high value on shared
goals.

B. Training Modules Required
1. Banner
2. SSC Campus

Qualifications

A. A bachelor’s degree in student development is required; Master’s degree preferred.
B. Demonstrate strong theological commitment to diversity and inclusion and prior
experience working successfully in a community representing a diversity of culture,
background, race, political views, and expressions of faith and worship styles.
C. Extensive experience (at least 3-5 years) with ethnic and historically underrepresented
minority students, especially International Student, African Americans, Hispanics and/or
Asian Americans.
D. Experience in education, student leadership development and/or program management;
particularly developing, delivering and evaluation training and other programs and
incorporating diversity issues into content material.
E. Writing and editing skills sufficient to independently produce program proposals and
evaluations, informational flyers and educational materials.
F. Excellent interpersonal and oral communication skills, sufficient to train and make
presentations, with the ability to appreciate and respond appropriately to diverse points of
view. Must be comfortable with public speaking.
G. Excellent organizational skills, including the ability to independently establish priorities,
meet deadlines and complete projects.
H. Basic management and supervisory skills, using sound judgment in decision-making.
I. Willing to serve as a positive role model for all students, and particularly to ethnic and
historically underrepresented minority students.
J. Able to maintain confidentiality.
K. Willingness to participate in ongoing professional development activities, including
classroom instruction.
L. Basic skills in use of PC or Apple computers, Microsoft Office applications and use of
email communication and Internet research.

ACU is affiliated with the fellowship of the Church of Christ. This position requires the
employee to be a professing Christian and to be willing to support the Christian mission
of ACU.

Physical Demands A. Must be able to maintain a positive professional demeanor at all times.
B. Must be able to work under stressful conditions, especially related to projects or
other target dates.
C. Must be able to work at a fast pace, sometimes for long hours.
Additional Information

ACU does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, sex, disability, genetic information, national or ethnic origin in employment opportunities, in keeping with applicable state and federal law.

ACU is committed to maintaining a safe and secure campus environment and protecting the university's financial and physical assets.  Therefore, Abilene Christian University conducts background checks on all candidates for employment in security sensitive positions.

 

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