The Director of Multicultural Learning and Engagement is responsible for facilitating multicultural and diversity curricular and co-curricular programming, raising awareness on cultural related current day topics, and nurturing a culturally responsive and inclusive learning community.
The Director of Multicultural Learning and Engagement reports directly to the Chancellor of IWU-National & Global within a “dotted-line” reporting relationship to the VP of Diversity and Inclusion.
Master’s degree in a related field of multicultural studies; doctorate preferred.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Promote diversity, equity, justice, and inclusion for IWU-National & Global toward the community becoming more culturally responsive.
Oversee efforts to conceptualize, define, assess, and cultivate diversity as an institutional imperative, with guidance from the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, for all aspects of IWU-National & Global.
Work with the Chancellor’s Cabinet members and other leaders in establishing multicultural competence across IWU-National & Global and in relation to the university’s mission.
Provide oversight and coordination of the Diversity Strategic Plan for IWU-National & Global and in concert and support of the University Diversity Strategic Plan and The Office of Diversity and Inclusion.
Represent the IWU-National & Global, as well as IWU, externally as a liaison, through community involvement. Develop working relationships with multicultural groups and organizations to achieve objectives of mutual interest.
Develop co-curricular diversity and intercultural programming events on all regional campuses that raise awareness of multicultural issues from a biblically grounded and theologically sound perspective, and connect students, faculty, and staff from diverse cultural backgrounds in an effort to encourage dialogue, increase understanding, and if necessary result in reconciliation.
Conduct research and prepare recommendations for improvement in employment practices and learning environments for IWU-National & Global. Serve as a resource to IWU-National & Global academic and operational leadership regarding recruitment and leadership development of diverse talent.
Advocate for students served by IWU-National & Global from diverse cultural backgrounds on matters related to their academic success, in order to increase the retention, success and graduation rate of these students.
Assist, when necessary, to ensure investigation and resolution of harassment and discrimination complaints. Consult with legal resources as appropriate. Develop and communicate institutional response to complaints.
Collaborate with Human Resources and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion to collect and analyze data that proved information useful to support and enhance diversity initiatives, as well as monitor diversity retention trends for academic and operational units in IWU-National & Global.
Develop leadership development program for minority candidates, to ensure that we remove any unintentional or unseen obstacles that make it difficult for diverse candidates to pursue promotion and leadership opportunities.
Collaborate with IWU-National & Global Marketing in order to creatively communicate and promote diversity perspectives internally and externally.
Consult with students, student-led groups/organizations, faculty, and staff on matters related to cultural awareness and responsiveness.
Partner with IWU-National & Global offices in facilitating professional development workshops for faculty and staff related to issues of diversity, intercultural effectiveness, and cultural responsiveness.
Travel regionally to connect with distributed employees and promote the National & Global culture.
Serve as a member of IWU’s Multicultural Enrichment Council.
Serve as a committee member on the Chief Diversity Officer’s Diversity Steering Committee.
Fulfill all other duties as assigned.
According to Indiana Wesleyan University employment policy all employees must possess a strong Christian commitment and adhere to the standards outlined in the IWU Community Lifestyle Statement.
Must possess a strong Christian commitment and adhere to the standards outlined in the IWU Community Lifestyle Statement.
Demonstrated ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse communities and cultures.
Demonstrated ability to manage multiple administrative tasks effectively and efficiently, supervise staff, and delegate responsibilities to others.
Minimum of 5 years of experience working in the field of higher education.
Minimum of 2 years demonstrated experience working with individuals from diverse cultural backgrounds.
Fluent in English, if English is not your primary language.
Well-organized and able to effectively manage multiple tasks at one time.
Personable, hospitable, and strong people skills.
Strong interpersonal, written, data analysis, research and oral communication skills.
Strong problem-solving, negotiation, and conflict resolution skills.
Embraces and clearly articulates the mission, vision, and values of the University.
Demonstrates cultural awareness and intercultural effectiveness with regards to interpersonal relationships, and committed to a culturally diverse, inclusive, and equity-minded learning environment.
Demonstrated experience in preparing comprehensive reports and executive summaries.
Experienced working with diverse student groups.
Proficient computer skills (Microsoft Office Suite) and data management skills.
Core competency in statistics.
Works well as a part of a team and values collaboration and consensus.
Maintains a strong work ethic and is able to set and accomplish personal and professional goals.
Prior experience maintaining and handling sensitive and highly confidential information.
Ability to handle multiple projects, set priorities and meet deadlines while maintaining a high level of performance.
LIMITATIONS AND DISCLAIMER
As a religious educational institution operating under the auspices of The Wesleyan Church, Indiana Wesleyan University is permitted and reserves the right to prefer employees on the basis of religion (42 U.S.C., Sections 2000e-1 and 2000e-2).
The above job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position. Employees will be required to follow other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties requested by their supervisor in compliance with Federal and State Laws.
All job requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health and safety of themselves or other employees.
Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills and/or abilities. To perform this job successfully, the employee must possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each duty proficiently. Continued employment remains on an “at-will” basis.
Indiana Wesleyan University is an Equal Opportunity Employer
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