As a unit in Student Life, the Office of Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs (MESA) uses the framework of inclusive excellence to lead the campus community by delivering educational opportunities, programs and initiatives for all students. The unit takes a multi-dimensional approach that focuses on the intellectual and social development of students as they explore culture, race and ethnicity and their intersection with other identities.
Flexible work schedule required for occasional weekend and evening programs.
Work within Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs (MESA) to promote student learning and development. In partnership with broad campus constituencies, this position provides support of the unit's efforts in assigned heritage month program, peer mentorship programs, men of color symposium, student organizations advising, leadership development with students, leadership connection, among others. With guidance from Director and Associate Director, Program Manager will support and manage tasks related to the execution MESA programs and services.
Cultural Programming and Management (35%)
- Bachelor's degree in relevant field.
- At least two year of experience in student affairs (graduate or professional) and/or related educational services work with emphasis on program and curriculum design and implementation skills.
- A general understanding of Student Affairs philosophy and commitment to student development.
- Experience working with student organizations in an advisory capacity.
- Master's degree in Higher Education Administration, or relevant field preferred.
- 2 years full-time experience working in Student Affairs.
- Extensive work experience or direct involvement working with community and student of color, particularly African American.
- Working knowledge of University policies and procedures.
- Demonstrated learning and/or work in the area of intercultural competence, social justice education and social identity development.
- Comfortable with technologies and ability to learn quickly, navigate ambiguity and adapt.
- Ability to manage multiple priorities and work cooperatively with others in a fast-paced, changing environment.
- Ability to accomplish tasks autonomously and efficiently. Strong administrative and organizational skills.
- Strong interpersonal skills, including excellent written and verbal communication.
- Direct experience, understanding and engagement with issues impacting diverse populations and those who have experience oppression, specifically in areas of race/ethnicity.
- Demonstrated ability to work effectively with individuals and groups from a variety of identities, cultures, backgrounds, ideologies, populations, including personal and social orientations (e.g. nationality, race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, ability, class, and other social identities)
- Ability to set expectations and achieve results while contributing to the larger unit goals & mission.
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