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
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
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
3. Address the developmental needs of ethnic and historically
underrepresented minority students through individual mentoring and
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
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
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
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
B. Training Modules Required
2. SSC Campus
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
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
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
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.