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Multicultural Student Services Coordinator

Sweet Briar College
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Sweet Briar
Student Affairs and Services

Multicultural Student Services Coordinator

Sweet Briar is a liberal arts college for women with a long history of forging female leaders. After a near closure in 2015, the College was saved by its alumnae and underwent dramatic transformation. Today Sweet Briar College is repeatedly named by the US News and World Report as one of the most innovative liberal arts colleges in the nation. Sweet Briar College is financially stable and actively growing again, attracting students who are drawn to it for its excellent liberal arts program, coupled with distinctive programs in women leadership, engineering, sustainability, arts and its legendary equestrian program.

Located in the foothills of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains approximately 12 miles north of Lynchburg and 54 miles south of Charlottesville. Its campus is one of the nation’s most spectacular, replete with nature sanctuaries, lakes, forests, trails, and most recently, vineyards, apiary and greenhouses.

The College boasts a modern core curriculum focused on women's leadership in the 21st century and undergraduate programs in the arts, sciences and humanities, as well as a Master of Arts in Teaching. It is one of only two women’s colleges in the United States with an ABET-accredited engineering degree. The women’s leadership core curriculum is innovative and energizing. When students graduate, they are persuasive communicators who know how to think on their feet and bring people together. No matter what they study or where they go, Sweet Briar women are prepared to lead. The campus community is a family of faculty, staff, coaches, and alumnae who support and encourage students and each other. With an average class size of eight students, students lead research, ask questions and forge supportive relationships with faculty that can last for decades.

Job Summary/Objective

The Multicultural Student Services Coordinator is responsible for providing support and guidance to Sweet Briar’straditionally underrepresented and historically marginalized students. The incumbent is also responsible for implementing a widerange of programs and activities designed to support the needs of the designated student populations as well as assist in educatingthe campus community on issues related to these populations.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Provide support to multicultural student communities, serving as advisor to the Multicultural Communities Council
  • Assist with programming initiatives for international students and other students with diverse backgrounds
  • Serve as a primary resource and provide support for international students and other students with diverse backgrounds
  • Plans, coordinates, and evaluates cultural events, including history/heritage month-long programming.
  • Collaborates with student organizations, departments, and community partners to plan and implement educational workshops, cultural performances, and other experiences that raise awareness, celebrate, and support diversity and inclusion.
  • Provide support and advising for identity-affirming and faith-based student organizations/communities.
  • Lead campus-wide educational efforts that support student belonging, such as Safe Space Training, and other similar workshops.
  • Assist students with navigating systems and processes, and understanding campus policies, procedures and protocols.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required from an accredited institution
  • Campus involvement and leadership in student clubs and organizations
  • Demonstrated excellence in supporting a diverse student body
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to work collaboratively with faculty, staff, and students
  • Demonstrated effective problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in various forms
  • Ability to maintain confidential information

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree from an accredited institution in Student Affairs, Higher Education or another appropriate field
  • Minimum 1-3 years of professional experience working in a college or university setting
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