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Higher Ed Administrative Careers - Campus Ministry, Higher Ed Administrative Careers - Student Affairs/Student services
Northwestern College seeks a highly motivated professional with successful community organizing experience to expand the college’s capacities to come alongside, celebrate and learn from the growing regional Hispanic community. The candidate will invest in and mentor prospective Hispanic students, families and congregations and seek the flourishing of our regional communities.
The liaison will:
Initiate and nourish church relations, school and community engagement, as well as family connections.
Envision and implement a comprehensive strategy fostering Hispanic community relations to further enhance programs and partnerships supporting Northwestern’s growth and participation in God’s reconciling work in local and regional communities.
Implement a comprehensive recruitment plan for Latino/a students. Assist prospective students through the admission and financial aid process.
Represent NWC at activities on and off campus and collaborate with others to celebrate multicultural events.
Establish a Hispanic alumni network and board.
Experience working with and presenting to Hispanic groups is required, as is being fully bilingual in Spanish-English. A bachelor’s degree and outstanding interpersonal and communication skills (written and oral) are required. A master’s degree is preferred, alongside 3+ years of community leadership experience.
The successful candidate will also:
Demonstrate the ability to work independently with high initiative, managing multiple tasks simultaneously and moving projects forward in a timely manner
Exhibit proven leadership skills
Possess an intimate knowledge of local Hispanic culture
Be a visionary who understand relational development in the neighborhood, community and region
Lead people in spiritual development across cultural differences (age, socio-economic, cultural, racial, etc.)
Northwestern College is affiliated with the Reformed Church in America and seeks to more fully reflect the cultural and ethnic diversity of the body of Christ in its faculty, staff, administration and students. Women and candidates from historically underrepresented groups are enthusiastically encouraged to apply.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until an appointment is made. To apply, send letter of application, résumé, contact information for three professional references, and Northwestern College application form to:
Director of Human Resources • Northwestern College
Additional Salary Information: dependent on skills and experience
About Northwestern College
Northwestern College is a Christian academic community engaging students in courageous and faithful learning and living that empowers them to follow Christ and pursue God’s redeeming work in the world.
That’s our heritage. That’s our mission.
Northwestern College values diversity and is committed to providing a Christian liberal arts education in the context of a diverse community of learners. That commitment finds expression in numerous ways.
A multicultural community
Northwestern's student body includes students from 17 different countries.
Among our faculty and staff are individuals from Argentina, Canada, South Africa, South Korea and Taiwan.
A number of faculty and staff have lived, studies or served in more than 30 countries, including Argentian, Bahrain, China, Ecuador, Greece, Indonesia, Oman, Romania, South Africa, Spain and Thailand.
Bridge Scholarships for students from underrepresented populations
Scholarships of $2,500 are available to students from historically underrepresented populations who are accepted into Northwestern's Bridge Scholars program.
Global learning and living
Northwestern offers semester-long study abroad programs in Oman, Rom...ania and dozens of other countries around the globe. Learn more
Spring Service Project trips offered each March give students cross-cultural experiences here in the U.S. and at three international sites. Learn more
Northwestern's Summer of Service program gives students the opportunity to spend up to 10 weeks serving in an overseas hospital, school, refugee camp or other missions setting. Learn more
Multi-Ethnic Resource Committee (MERC)
A 10-member team of faculty, staff and students, the Multi-Ethnic Resource Committee promotes the biblical values of intercultural competence and racial reconciliation. The committee works to strengthen multicultural education and awareness through student programs, curriculum development, diversity training, and campus-wide structural change. It also supports the recruitment and retention of an ethnically diverse faculty, staff, Board of Trustees and student body.
Vision for Diversity
Guided by the biblical narrative of creation, fall, redemption and restoration, Northwestern College strives to pursue God’s redeeming work in the world by courageously and faithfully engaging the fullness of our similarities and differences in our learning and living together.
We embrace diversity in God’s creation,
valuing each person as created in the image of the triune God and thus intended for community
respecting the complexity of human identities
recognizing human differences as central to an education that fosters critical thinking, empathy and dialogue
We lament human brokenness,
grieving out thoughts, words and actions that diminish, caricature or isolate one another
confessing our failure to hear and respond to marginalized voices on campus and in the world
recognizing our past and current participation in unjust social systems
repenting from any form of dehumanization that distorts God’s creation
We reconcile with one another,
bridging divisions that separate people from one another and from God
partaking in courageous conversations where varied perspectives are welcome
challenging unjust systems of power, privilege, and oppression
building and sustaining social structures that foster the common good
We embody shalom,
anticipating restored creation, where people from every nation, tribe and language worship God and live in harmony
pursuing human flourishing in our relationships, curriculum, staffing, resource allocation and corporate actions
affirming that all things hold together in Christ, to the glory of God