DIRECTOR OFFICE OF MULTICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT Job Description
Position Overview: Under the supervision of the Dean for Student Engagement, the Director of the Office of Multicultural Development (OMD) provides vision, strategic leadership, and overall supervision for all functions of the OMD. The Director is a key campus leader 1) as a champion for supporting students from racially & ethnically diverse populations; 2) as an educator for Kingdom diversity efforts; 3) in community building; 4) in fostering dialogue; and 5) in leading ongoing initiatives to help cultivate a campus environment for all students to flourish in Christian unity and in embracing distinctiveness among fellow image bearers of God. Finally, the Director serves as a member of the Student Development Deans and Directors Team and the Student Engagement Team, respectively.
Provide vision and leadership for the OMD and student leadership development that incorporates best practices in Christ-centered diversity and inclusion in keeping with the purpose, goals, convictions, and mission of Wheaton College.
Responsible for hiring, training, evaluating and direct supervision of the Associate Director, the Program Coordinator/Director of the Gospel Choir, two Graduate Resident Assistants, and the Office Coordinator. The Associate Director supervises a third Graduate Assistant.
Serve as a member of the Student Engagement leadership team and work in coordination with colleagues in the administration of Student Development’s mission, learning goals, philosophy, policies, procedures, and programs.
Work creatively with colleagues to anticipate and influence constructive responses to challenging student and community issues.
Provide training and leadership development for student leaders and multicultural scholarship recipients.
Serve on the Diversity Council and other institutional committees as requested.
Collaborate with the Chief Intercultural Engagement Officer in order to advance OMD’s mission, vision and learning outcomes.
Support the Alumni Office’s efforts to serve alumni of color and to facilitate the mentoring and support for students of color by alumni.
Provide support for students that experience racial/ethnic discrimination and/or harassment, in part, through collaboration with the Director of Equity Investigations/Title IX Coordinator regarding investigations and adjudications.
Develop ongoing relationships with faculty as well as the Center for Vocation and Career to advance academic partnerships with OMD student organizations as well as ongoing support for students of color.
Lead assessment efforts of OMD programs and services to promote student learning.
Effectively manage the administration of the OMD department budget.
Accept additional responsibilities as requested by the Dean for Student Engagement.
Master’s degree required.
A minimum of five years of related experience.
A clear Christian commitment to Christ-centered justice, compassion, racial reconciliation, inclusion, unity, diversity, and sexual ethics in keeping with the Wheaton College Community Covenant.
A vision of how to contribute to the mission of Wheaton College through the goals and purposes of the Office of Multicultural Development.
Proven ability to lead and mentor college students in leadership and spiritual formation.
Excellent oral, written, interpersonal and group communication skills.
Strong ability to work with culturally diverse people.
The ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality.
Demonstrates knowledge of current research, trends, theology, and practice in Christian community, which includes affirmation of cultural/ethnic difference and the pursuit of unity.
A life that honors the Lord Jesus Christ and is fully consonant with the Statement of Faith and Community Covenant of Wheaton College.
An enthusiasm for student work that requires evening and weekend commitments.
Ability to use a variety of computer applications, especially Microsoft Office applications.
About Wheaton College
Wheaton College is an evangelical Protestant Christian liberal arts college whose faculty and staff affirm a Statement of Faith and adhere to lifestyle expectations of the Wheaton College Community Covenant. The College complies with federal and state guidelines for nondiscrimination in employment. Women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply. Read more about Wheaton College and its programs at www.wheaton.edu.