Assistant Director of Multicultural Engagement
Gettysburg College, in historic Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, is seeking a dynamic and innovative individual who has a strong administrative, partnership and student development background to serve in this 12 month, full-time position as Assistant Director of Multicultural Engagement. Gettysburg College is a highly selective, residential undergraduate liberal arts college, which enrolls approximately 2,600 students.
The primary responsibility of the Assistant Director is to serve as a central resource for students, further developing and facilitating programs and services, and providing leadership, coordination and support for their success.
- Implements, oversees, and assesses the OME (Office of Multicultural Engagement) First Generation student mentoring program, including the training, assigning, and deploying of peer mentors to support participating students.
- Coordinates faculty liaisons and engagement opportunities for the mentoring program.
- Provides programmatic support to the department and its initiatives in alignment with that of the division.
- Works to provide support for underrepresented students.
- Provides supervision and management of the student assistants/coordinators each semester.
- Oversee and manage student access initiatives, including but not limited to Scholarship fund and resource programming
- Serve as a liaison to a variety of support networks (academic departments, faculty, admissions, community-based organization etc.) to work creatively with others to anticipate and provide constructive responses to challenging student and community issues specifically relating to first generation and student access resources. Consult student leaders on leadership and programmatic development.
- Manage assigned budget and purchases.
In keeping with its strategic focus, Gettysburg College is interested in candidates who have demonstrated a commitment to providing intentional leadership in building an inclusive, equitable and diverse campus community focused on retention as well as academic, social, and cultural support services. The incumbent will develop and assess programs and provide support/development services to students. This individual acts as the key resource for first generation students in transitioning to and through the collegiate journey. This position reports directly to the Director of Multicultural Engagement and is a member of the Inclusion and Belonging team. Information about the College’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion is available from the Office of Inclusion and Diversity.
Competitive candidates will also have demonstrated skill in working within cross-cultural contexts; strong interpersonal and intercultural communication skills and demonstrable organizational and management skills. Previous experience working in a liberal arts context is preferred or ability to translate past work to a liberal arts context is required. Candidates are also expected to have demonstrable experience with data utilization and learning assessment as a tool to measure the effectiveness of the department’s programs.
Successful candidates will have experience working with campus partners to integrate their position’s primary responsibilities with creating a campus environment in which underrepresented students will thrive. This includes an interest and desire to work with students through a variety of initiatives, including, but not limited to, student advising and counseling, supporting student clubs/organizations, program planning, and assessment.
Collaboration and teamwork is an expectation of the College Life staff. As such, the successful candidate for the Assistant Director position will be expected to work cross-departmentally in support of the overall student experience and should expect to contribute to work groups, committees, and projects outside of the core responsibilities of this position. Gettysburg believes this cross-departmental involvement creates stronger teamwork, a better student experience and professional development opportunities for staff.
A Master’sdegreein Higher Education, Student Affairs Administration, CollegeStudent Personnel, Counseling, Social Work, ora relatedfield is preferred. A qualified candidate will have a minimum of three (3) years of experience working with BIPOC, first generation and financially disadvantaged students. Competitive candidates will have a track record or a high degree of demonstrated interest in supporting and advocating for change across a broad spectrum of campus life. Applicants need bestudent-centeredand demonstratea commitment totheir own personal and professional growth.
This is a full-time, 12-month administrative position. Salary is commensurate with credentials and experience and is complemented by an available benefits package including medical and dental insurance, paid time off, flexible spending accounts, 403(b) retirement contribution, dependent tuition benefits, and parental leave. Please see the College’s Human Resources Benefits page for details and any applicable eligibility requirements.
Please visit our website to submit application materials (cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references) through our on-line system: https://gettysburg.peopleadmin.com/postings/4589
Review of applications will begin immediately. Position will remain open until filled. Gettysburg College is committed to creating a more diverse community. As part of that process, the College encourages candidates from historically underrepresented groups to apply.