The Office of Student Affairs at Messiah College has an immediate opening for the position of Assistant Director of Multicultural Programs.
Responsibilities: This full-time, 11 month position (hours reduced to 20 hours per week during the months of June and July) provides mentoring and support for students from North American under-represented racial/ethnic communities. This position also serves to advance the College's mission for reconciliation and education in the areas of race, ethnicity, and culture by fostering collaborations with co-curricular and curricular educators across campus and the wider community. In addition, the Assistant Director of Multicultural Student Programs works as a member of a team in the Intercultural Office and works with several aspects of multicultural student programming in the Office of Student Affairs.
Qualifications: Bachelor's degree required plus a minimum of 1-2 years of administrative experience that includes working with racially/ethnically diverse groups, working in conflict management and mediation, and working in program planning and implementation. Master's degree in higher education, student personnel, multicultural studies or a related field preferred.
Skills and Characteristics: Ability to administer multicultural student programs; knowledgeable of the unique experiences, concerns, and needs of students from North American under-represented racial/ethnic populations; knowledge of best practices related to fostering civil and open dialogue around issues of race and ethnicity, and the development of multicultural competencies on college campuses; knowledgeable of student development theory and application, and of multiracial development of college students; ability to plan and implement learning/training opportunities for students in the areas of anti-racism; intergroup dialogue, multicultural competencies, and reconciliation; strong mediation and conflict management skills; ability to recognize and facilitate opportunities for collaboration and reconciliation across Student Affairs and student groups; ability to plan and implement learning/training opportunities for students and/or employees in the areas of anti-racism; intergroup dialogue, multicultural competencies, and reconciliation; excellent written and verbal communication skills including communicating effectively across race, ethnicity, and culture; ability to support and articulate the college mission and vision for higher education
Compensation: Messiah College offers a strong benefits package in addition to salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Applications: Applications will be reviewed upon receipt and will be accepted until the position has been filled. All materials must be submitted electronically using this link: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/12874
Messiah College's strategic plan includes a commitment to community engagement in diverse settings and the development of cross-cultural competencies as well as a commitment to developing a comprehensive and integrated approach to global engagement. As such, Messiah College is fully committed to a culturally diverse faculty, staff and student body. Successful candidates will evidence similar commitments.
Messiah College is a Christian college of the liberal and applied arts and sciences. The College is committed to an embracing evangelical spirit rooted in the Anabaptist, Pietist and Wesleyan traditions of the Christian Church. Our mission is to educate men and women toward maturity of intellect, character and Christian faith in preparation for lives of service, leadership and reconciliation in church and society.
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