The Director of Multicultural Life provides leadership to various multicultural programs on campus and the University’s Act Six scholarship program. As a member of the Student Development Management Team, this position helps the department shape the student experience through engaging co-curricular programs and experiences. The director serves as a mentor to Act Six scholars and underrepresented student populations, and as a facilitator for meaningful, thoughtful programming related to multiculturalism and diversity. This is a full-time (1.0 FTE) twelve-month position.
Facilitate a thriving multicultural education program on-campus
Develop a multicultural education program consistent with the mission, vision and core themes of Northwest University and the philosophy of the Office of Student Development.
Create meaningful student programs, conversations, trainings or experiences related to multiculturalism and diversity.
Advise various student clubs and organizations associated with multicultural programs.
Foster an atmosphere of improvement related to recruitment, persistence, and graduation rates of underrepresented student populations.
Collaborate with faculty and staff to support the needs and interests of underrepresented students, including first-generation college students.
Support initiatives within Student Development to educate and enrich the Northwest University community, and uphold the highest standards in sustaining an inclusive and Christ-like environment on campus.
Work closely with departments such as: Admissions, Financial Aid, The Wellness Center, Career Development, International Studies, and Academic Success and Advising.
Assess programs and campus climate to improve efficiency and maximize effectiveness.
Provide leadership to the Act Six scholarship program
Develop, implement, and facilitate a leadership development program that maximizes growth in scholars and fosters their engagement in the Seattle-Tacoma area.
Provide holistic support and care for each Act Six scholar, displaying awareness of specific needs focused upon academic success and community engagement.
Monthly one-on-one meetings with each scholar for the purpose of mentoring, encouragement and accountability in individualized leadership plans.
Develop and facilitate initiatives to nurture identity development and spiritual formation, and healthy team dynamics within the cadres.
Attend weekly Act Six student meetings and related cadre meetings.
Attend and participate in the annual Act Six Expedition.
Serve as primary liaison between University and Degrees of Change.
Coordinate and organize the scholarship competition and selection process.
Serve as chair of Act Six Committee.
3. Departmental responsibilities
Serve as member of the Student Development Management Team and attend weekly meetings.
Continue to develop, improve and implement the department’s philosophy, learning outcomes, policies, and assessment strategies.
Represent the department at various committee assignments and faculty council.
Attend monthly department meetings and required trainings.
Collaborate with professional colleagues or student staff from within the Office of Student Development.
Provide counsel to the Dean of Student Development on matters related to the student experience and co-curricular programs.
Provide presence and support on campus in emergency or crisis situations.
Serve as role model and mentor to the student population
Provide opportunities for students to build healthy relationships.
Attend chapel regularly.
Participate regularly in campus-wide events.
Encourage communication between administration and students, demonstrate support for the mission and vision of Northwest University.
Other duties as assigned by Dean of Student Development, Provost or President
Bachelor’s degree in relevant field.
Ability to communicate clearly—in person and in writing.
A proven track record of working effectively with diverse populations and teams.
Advanced knowledge and understanding of multiculturalism, specifically in university, urban, and Pacific Northwest contexts.
High level of initiative, planning and organizational skills.
Demonstrated commitment to maintaining a safe work environment free of harassment, violence, and unlawful discrimination.
Master’s degree in student development or a related field.
Prior experience working in college student development, social services, education, or related field.
Experience in mentoring college student leaders.
Experience in strategic program development and evaluation.
Bilingual or multilingual.
Internal Number: 18-964
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