This 15 hour/wk position will serve as the MCSP Coordinator of Diversity Initiatives in the Michigan Community Scholars Program. There are four areas of focus: 1) Mentoring and Advocacy, including serving as an advocate for underrepresented students in MCSP in terms of academic success and social and community experiences, training and supervising students as Peer Mentors for MCSP students, and developing future leaders in MCSP. 2) Dialogues and Climate Issues, including oversight of the Intergroup Relations Council (IRC) and supervision of the IRC Peer Advisors, educate and support students from various social identity groups within MCSP; develop close relations with related multicultural units on these issues to build a strong, positive climate for diversity and learning in West Quad. 3) Programming for diversity and learning, including developing programs for the MCSP and campus community that focus and educate on diversity, including issues of power and privilege, assist in training students to enter diverse communities for community service and civic engagement, help plan MCSP’s MLK Day events, including Circle of Unity, and speakers, and support arts and cultural events. 4) Recruitment, including strengthening MCSP efforts to reach out to underrepresented student to apply to UM and MCSP.
These responsibilities are to be undertaken with direction and supervision from the Director and Associate Director of MCSP. The position runs from approximately August 1, 2017 to May 15, 2018. Flexible work hours include days, evenings and weekends.
Bachelor’s Degree. Commitment to MCSP mission, leadership experience, demonstrated experience working with students, particularly underrepresented students, experience in mentoring or advising, experience organizing programs and doing intergroup relations work, experience with dialogue preferred, good interpersonal, teamwork, and organizational skills, ability to work effectively with supervisors, faculty, staff, and students; experience in residential learning community preferred.
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