Friends University is seeking to fill the Director of Multicultural Engagement and Student Affairs position in Wichita, KS. The Director of Multicultural Engagement and Student Affairs will be responsible for the strategic leadership and day-to-day operations that include coordination of various multicultural programs on campus, campus conduct, and ongoing departmental assessment of programs, student services, and overall campus collaboration.
Friends University seeks to hire individuals who will embrace our mission and celebrate our commitment to equipping students to honor God in their personal, professional, and spiritual lives by adhering to the University’s RISE Core Values (Respect, Inclusion, Service and Excellence). The mission of the University is:
Friends University, a Christian University of Quaker heritage, equips students to honor God and serve others by integrating their intellectual, spiritual and professional lives.
Develop a multicultural education program consistent with the mission, vision, and values of Friends University and the philosophy of the Office of Student Affairs. 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 and first-generation students.
Provides administrative direction and intervention for crisis and non-crisis situations, managing student conduct issues, investigating and fact-finding into various student related incidences, and working collaboratively with Athletics and other campus partners to resolve conduct issues. Serves as the university conduct hearing officer that is responsible for investigating both individual and student organization potential violations of the student code of conduct. Also serves on the ‘Students of Concern’ committee.
Oversee and facilitate the planning and execution of assessment studies within Student Affairs, with specific emphasis on the data collection and analysis, with the use of spreadsheets, tables, charts, statistics, written reports, and software-generated reports. Research best practices in planning and assessment to provide expertise for developing, measuring, analyzing, and improving student learning and student development outcomes to team members.
Counsels and refers students for success and achievement.
Attends staff meetings and other departmental related meetings. Attend/lead training sessions and may serve on committees.
Work hours are 8:00 am – 5:00 pm Monday through Friday. Additional evening and/or weekend hours required/requested.
Five years progressive professional experience in student affairs/student personnel work is required; seven years desired.
A master’s degree in student affairs, counseling or other related area is required.
Excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills are necessary.
Must possess ability to maintain confidential information in a professional manner, and to have a positive and productive working relationship with co-workers, university personnel, students, and other constituencies.
Please visit our employment site at www.friends.edu/employment to apply. Only applications submitted through this Friends University website application process will be accepted.