As part of the Multicultural Center team and under the supervision of the Director, the Outreach Coordinator and Student Mentor develops, coordinates and delivers diversity and social justice based outreach programming, with a strong working relationship with the Counseling Center. Provides one-on-one mentoring/life coaching to students from under-represented groups, with a particular focus on racial and ethnic minorities, and engage in activities designed to help students persist and graduate from the University of Southern Indiana.
Essential functions: • Work with campus partners to develop learning opportunities on multiculturalism, diversity, and social justice • Assess student needs and provide mentoring/life coaching during scheduled appointments and during drop-in hours • Track student initiatives and mentoring/life coaching activities • Work campus partners to identify and assist racial and ethnic minority students who may be struggling socially, emotionally, and/or academically • Assist students in accessing services across campus • Assist with recruiting of students for the University
Essential knowledge & skills: • Bachelor's degree required, Master's degree preferred, in Counseling or Social Work a plus. • Professional experience must include two or more years assisting underrepresented populations. Experience in a university or college setting in a helping and advocacy capacity is preferred. • Demonstrated ability to connect well with diverse students. • Working knowledge of, and the ability to apply, research and theory on microaggression, stereotype threat and other related issues. • Significant and articulate knowledge of developmental and human diversity issues. • Significant experience in creating programs and services designed to improve the emotional, interpersonal, academic and career success.
As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, the University of Southern Indiana considers all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy or marital status, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, or any other category protected by law or identified by the University as a protected class.
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