UMBC is a public doctoral-granting research university and is part of the University of Maryland System. 11,500 students attend UMBC and 3,200 live on campus. UMBC is a very diverse campus enrolling almost 35% ethnic and racial minorities each year. The Office of Student Life consists of 13 full-time staff, two graduate assistants, and numerous student employees.
The incumbent will report to the Associate Director of Diversity and Inclusion and will provide support for the Division of Student Affairs and Student Life specifically focused on training students in cultural competencies and providing support for historically marginalized populations. Specific duties include: training students in cultural competencies and collaborating with student organizations, staff, faculty, Office of Student Life and Division of Student Affairs partners; coordinating multicultural, diversity and inclusion-based program development and student outreach efforts; managing the operational needs and resources for the Interfaith Center and LGBTQ+ Student Lounge (Queer Student Lounge); informal, secondary advising to cultural, religious/spiritual and LGBTQ+ student organizations; assisting in supervising intern and student staff; assisting and supporting students with their developmental issues and concerns; serving on other programming committees for Student Life as able; representing the Office of Student Life at various campus activities including admissions preview days, Welcome Week, Involvement Fest, and Orientation sessions; serving as a resource to the University community regarding broad diversity and inclusion concerns, LGBTQ+ support resources, sexual orientation and gender identity education and advocacy; coordinating and attending training and retreats for cultural and LGBTQ+ student organization leaders; and performing other duties as assigned.
This position requires a Master’s degree in Student Affairs, College Student Development, Higher Education Administration or related field and two years of full-time experience preferably in intercultural education, student training and multicultural affairs or related area. Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to establish working relationships with a highly diverse campus community. Ability to work both independently and with a team of professionals is essential. The person in this position must have the technical, creative, and communication skills necessary to communicate our mission, vision and purpose to a large and diverse student population - including, but not limited to, meeting management, written work, social media, verbal presentations, and assessment reporting.
Intersectionality-based, LGBTQ+ focused, diversity and inclusion related experience is highly desired. Cross-cultural, religious and spiritual student development awareness and knowledge is a plus. Strong commitment to and understanding of multicultural, international, diversity and inclusion issues is highly desirable. Knowledge of instructional system design principles in order to train college students in a developmental capacity is strongly preferred.
For best consideration please submit resume, cover letter and a list of three professional references (including current telephone numbers and email addresses) by October 27, 2017 (resumes will be accepted until position is filled).
About University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC)
UMBC is a dynamic public research university integrating teaching, research and service to benefit the citizens of Maryland. As an Honors University, the campus offers academically talented students a strong undergraduate liberal arts foundation that prepares them for graduate and professional study, entry into the workforce, and community service and leadership. UMBC emphasizes science, engineeri...ng, information technology, human services and public policy at the graduate level. UMBC contributes to the economic development of the State and the region through entrepreneurial initiatives, workforce training, K-16 partnerships, and technology commercialization in collaboration with public agencies and the corporate community. UMBC is dedicated to cultural and ethnic diversity, social responsibility and lifelong learning.