the smart solution for Worcester jobs

Director of Multicultural Affairs

Company: Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Location: Worcester
Posted on: May 17, 2019

Job Description:

JOB TITLE Director of Multicultural Affairs LOCATION Worcester DEPARTMENT NAME Enrollment Division DIVISION NAME Worcester Polytechnic Institute - WPI JOB DESCRIPTION SUMMARY The Director of Multicultural Affairs provides leadership and strategic oversight for programs aimed at diverse student populations, collaborations with other key offices across campus in support of institutional diversity, equity and inclusion, and partnerships with other institutions on related initiatives. The Office of Multicultural Affairs plays a critical role in fostering an inclusive campus community that respects and celebrates diversity in all its dimensions. The Director oversees efforts to achieve this mission on behalf of current undergraduate and graduate students, as well as targeted prospective student populations including underrepresented students of color, LGBTQIA students, women and first generation students. The Director works closely with colleagues within the Enrollment Management division as well as colleagues from the Student Affairs division in developing targeted recruitment and retention efforts. This individual also works closely with the Chief Diversity Officer and the division of Talent & Inclusion in support of institutional diversity goals. The Director represents WPI at internal and external events, is engaged in professional meetings and associations, tracks institutional progress against that of peer institutions, and incorporates best practices into campus initiatives. This position reports directly to the Senior Vice President for Enrollment & Institutional Strategy. JOB DESCRIPTION Oversee implementation of diversity programs, including Connections pre-orientation, and the Connections extended academic year program, pipeline programs for diverse populations and other targeted outreach efforts. Hire, train and supervise Multicultural Affairs assistant/associate directors, administrative assistant and student staff. Track academic progress of diverse students and benchmark against retention and graduation rates at peer institutions. Work with other offices across campus to develop initiatives designed to enhance student success and to increase diversity. Provide guidance and support for faculty and staff advisors of student organizations that engage diverse populations such as BSU, SWE, NSBE, SASE, SHEP, SCNAS, and the Alliance as well as WPI's religious groups such as Hillel, Christian Bible Fellowship, the Muslim Students Association and the Newman Club. Serve on campus committees in support of an inclusive community. Actively engage in a leading role in matters pertaining to current and prospective student programs and initiatives. Collaborate with the Undergraduate and Graduate Admissions Offices in the recruitment of prospective students, including the development and implementation of scholarship programs and research opportunities. Work closely with the Student Affairs Division on collaborative, inclusive student programs and workshops. Take responsibility for all written and electronic communications from the Office of Multicultural Affairs, including all related Web pages and social media campaigns. Oversee all office expenditures in support of diversity initiatives, including grant funding. Provide budget reports and requests as needed, including cost/benefit analysis of various programs on an on-going basis. Serve as a resource and consultant for other divisions and offices in the development of diversity awareness programming and training for students. Assist any and all offices providing services and support to various student populations in their efforts to achieve diversity goals (e.g. Career Development Center in expanding internship opportunities; faculty and with the Graduate Studies Office in developing REU opportunities; the Corporate Development Office in corporate outreach efforts). Oversee staffing, programming and maintenance of the OASIS cultural center and the Collegiate Religious Center. Provide leadership to diversity-oriented student organizations. Track student organization expenditures, budgets, conferences and other related activities. Represent WPI at professional meetings and support diversity staff/student engagement in external conferences, workshops and meetings. Work to develop opportunities for partnerships with other institutions to achieve shared diversity goals. Other duties as assigned. REQUIREMENTS: Master's degree preferred, bachelor's degree required. Minimum of five years' experience in higher education, and experience in "diversity and inclusion" work. Experience working with students in STEM disciplines highly desirable. Demonstrated experience with recruitment and retention of diverse populations. Demonstrated knowledge and experience in the development of collaborative programming at an institution of higher education. Record of success in establishing good working relationships with students, staff, faculty, alumni, parents and other stakeholders is highly desirable. Demonstrated record of involvement and leadership in professional organizations, especially within higher education. Excellent written and oral communication required. Strong organizational skills. FLSA STATUS United States of America (Exempt) WPI is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or disability. We are seeking individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences who will contribute to a culture of creativity and collaboration, inclusion, problem solving and change making. To apply, visit: https://wpi.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/WPI_External_Career_Site/job/Worcester/Director-of-Multicultural-Affairs_R0000277 About WPI WPI is a vibrant, active, and diverse community of extraordinary students, world-renowned faculty, and state of the art research facilities. At WPI, we have competitive and comprehensive benefits, including health insurance, long-term care, retirement, tuition assistance, flexible spending accounts, work-life balance and much more. Diversity & Inclusion at WPI WPI is committed to creating an inclusive workplace where everyone feels valued and respected; a place where every student, faculty and staff member can be themselves, so that they can study, live, and work comfortably, to reach their full potential, and make meaningful contributions in order to meet departmental and institutional goals. WPI thrives on innovative practice and welcomes diverse perspectives, insight, and people from diverse lived experiences, to enhance the community environment and propel the institution to the next level in a competitive, global marketplace. Copyright --2017 Jobelephant.com Inc. All rights reserved. Posted by the FREE value-added recruitment advertising agency jeid-a1ce858c418dc24bb161504df834ef5f

Keywords: Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester , Director of Multicultural Affairs, Executive , Worcester, Massachusetts

Click here to apply!

Didn't find what you're looking for? Search again!

I'm looking for
in category

Other Executive Jobs

Manager of Mechanical Engineering
Description: This role offers you a rare opportunity to directly impact the energy industry alongside a team of passionate, creative engineers and entrepreneurs in a fun, dynamic innovation center. Shell TechWorks (more...)
Company: Cenergy International Services
Location: Cambridge
Posted on: 05/25/2019

Executive Director
Description: Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition Executive Director Job Description Organizational Mission and History The Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition MTPC is dedicated to ending discrimination (more...)
Company: The Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition
Location: Boston
Posted on: 05/25/2019

Oracle HCM Director
Description: A career within Oracle Consulting services, will provide you with the opportunity to help organisations use enterprise technology to achieve their digital technology goals and capitalise on business opportunities. (more...)
Company: PwC
Location: Boston
Posted on: 05/25/2019

Director of Clinical Services
Description: Overview The Director of Clinical Services will oversee and coordinate all clinical services and supports across all Developmental and Brain Injury BI programs.-- As a member of the D BI leadership (more...)
Company: Advocates
Location: Framingham
Posted on: 05/25/2019

Senior Strategic Operations Director, Experimental Medicine
Description: Job Title:Senior Strategic Operations Director, Experimental MedicineJob Category:ChemistryJob Description:General Scope and Summary SAGE Therapeutics is searching for a creative, resourceful, integrative (more...)
Company: Sage Therapeutics
Location: Cambridge
Posted on: 05/25/2019

Operations Program Manager, Sustaining
Description: Owl Labs is hiring an Operations Program Manager, Sustaining to join the Operations Team. This person will be responsible for component readiness, assembly, test, quality, delivery and continuous improvement (more...)
Company: Owl Labs
Location: Boston
Posted on: 05/25/2019

General Manager
Description: Our client is a privately-helf manufacturer of capital equipment in the greater Boston area, servicing numerous high-tech industries globally. Although they are a smaller organization under 30M and (more...)
Company: Michael Page International GmbH
Location: Boston
Posted on: 05/25/2019

Director, R&D Strategy and Portfolio Leadership
Description: Job DescriptionPrincipal Accountabilities: Leading the development, refinement, communication, and execution of disease area strategies with the organization to achieve portfolio goals Driving the portfolio (more...)
Company: Biogen Idec
Location: Cambridge
Posted on: 05/25/2019

Front Office Manager
Description: Location: US-MA-Cambridge of Openings: 1Category: Front DeskPosition Type: Regular Full-TimeFLSA Status: ExemptAbout Us br br Anchoring the renowned University Park at MIT, Le Mridien Cambridge-MIT (more...)
Company: Le Meridien Boston Cambridge
Location: Cambridge
Posted on: 05/25/2019

Operations Manager
Description: Do you want to shift your management career into high gear If you are a strong leader who can inspire others to succeed, you should consider a career in Operations Management at Avis Budget Group We (more...)
Company: Avis Budget Group
Location: East Boston
Posted on: 05/25/2019

Log In or Create An Account

Get the latest Massachusetts jobs by following @recnetMA on Twitter!

Worcester RSS job feeds