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Director for Multicultural Affairs and Residential Education

Company:
Cazenovia College
Job Location:
Cazenovia, New York
Category:
Diversity and Multicultural Affairs

The position is responsible for the development and provision of programs and services which foster success, satisfaction, support, and enhancement of the campus and residential experiences. Particular emphasis is placed on identifying needs and gaps in student support for students of historically marginalized identities at Cazenovia College. This position is expected to identify, recommend, educate, and implement appropriate solutions designed to address these gaps across the co-curricular student experience. Utilizing a combination of quantitative and qualitative campus climate data sources, the position will serve as part of a college EDI leadership team with the goal of removing barriers in support of an increasingly equitable campus climate. The director will lead the College’s MOSAIC Center and supervise two student co-directors to develop and provide programs and services A significant measure of success will be the retention and graduation of students designated as underrepresented at Cazenovia College.

The director will employ the evaluative information and the college’s goals for a more equitable and welcoming campus to the implementation, assessment, and on-going improvement of the Residential Education curriculum. Working with the Residence Life team, and impacting residential students who comprise 85-90% of the campus’ enrollment, the director will establish a program frame and co-curricular program options for general and specialized residential environments, creating opportunity for increased community and inclusion.

The position reports to the Vice President for Student Affairs and serves as part of the division’s primary leadership team.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Multicultural Affairs:

  1. Develop long-range strategic planning and program development for EDI in Student Affairs and the co-curricular environment, including the assessment of current campus climate, programs, and services.
  2. Identify and effectively implement training, education programs and services designed to expand student and employee awareness and skills for an equitable campus climate as well as specifically the retention, and ultimate graduation of students designated as under-represented at Cazenovia College.
  3. Recommend and operationalize agreed upon services, programs, and education through membership on the College’s EDI leadership team.
  4. Direct the MOSAIC multicultural center, including oversight of programming and administrative budget and the recruitment, training, and supervision of student co-Directors for the College’s MOSAIC Center
  5. Serve on campus committee and/or commissions as appointed and relevant to support for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.
  6. Serve as a process liaison, advocate, and resource for students engaged with the College’s bias reporting and response process.
  7. Collaborate with students, faculty, staff and alumni individually and collectively to provide insight and perspective on the creation and improvement of an equitable and welcoming environment in the College community.
  8. Provide support and guidance to College-recognized cultural student organizations.

Residential Life/Education:

  1. Evaluate, modify, and oversee the Residential Education programming model and its implementation.
  2. Supervise the development and implementation of GRIT and LLC program frameworks and accountabilities.
  3. Track student staff program implementation, participation, and outcomes through collaborative (or full) oversight of Head Resident Advisor team.
  4. Evaluate all program interventions including general residential, GRIT, and LLC for on-going improvement, modification, elimination, and/or expansion where needed.
  5. Live on campus and serve as part of an on-campus 24-hour professional on-call response team requiring overnight and weekend work on a rotation with 5 other live on/in professionals.

General Director Responsibilities

  1. Serve on university committees and special projects as deemed necessary.
  2. Represent the university in both local and national communities when assigned.
  3. Perform other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

Experience: Minimum of 3 years of progressive responsibility in higher education, with specific attention and contribution to programming and support for underrepresented students.

Education: Masters degree in higher education administration, student personnel or related field preferred. Candidates with extensive professional experience in campus activities who hold a Bachelor’s degree and are pursuing advanced educational degree or certification may be considered.

REQUIRED SKILLS

  1. Requires strong leadership abilities and excellent interpersonal and conflict resolution skills.
  2. Demonstrated public speaking and training ability.
  3. Team orientation and work philosophy supporting collaboration and partnership.
  4. Excellent presentation and written communication skills.
  5. Ability to identify and propose collaborative solutions to organizational issues which present barriers for historically marginalized students’ success.
  6. An inclusive philosophy supporting the education and development of all students, faculty, and staff.

WORK ENVIRONMENT AND SCHEDULE

General office setting

Campus housing and meal plan pending candidate interest and campus availability

Regular evening and weekend responsibilities.

Candidates from historically underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. Please submit cover letter, resume and three professional references to: hr@cazenovia.edu

AA/EOE

ABOUT STUDENT AFFAIRS - Cultivating a vision that promotes outstanding services and transformative experiences challenging students to be their best at the College and beyond, Programs, activities and services provided by the division are designed to address learning and growth that complements the in-class experiences and to allow students opportunities to tailor a campus experience that makes them both proud and excited to be a Wildcat and part of this vibrant community.

Under the leadership of the Vice President for Student Affairs, this division houses several departments critical to student success and quality of life here at Caz. These include Campus Activities and Student Transition, Campus Safety, Dining Services, Health and Counseling, Multicultural Affairs, and Residence Life and Conduct. The division is responsible for the campus’ student leadership development initiatives as well as supporting initiatives which expand and support a diverse and inclusive student experience for all at the College. 

With 30 clubs and organizations, an active residential program, a host of work/work study positions, and a number of opportunities to connect with the professionals in our division, there are endless ways that students at Cazenovia College can develop stronger peer and staff connections with the division, while offering direct impact on the continuous improvement of the Cazenovia College experience.

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