The purpose of this position is to engage, empower, encourage, and advise students and organizations associated with the Multicultural Leadership Council. The position is responsible for planning, developing and implementing cultural celebrations, social justice programming, and identity-development based initiatives that serve the mission of Intercultural Affairs. The person in this role is student-centered, collaborative, and intentional in their role as an educator.
• Provide leadership and organizational development opportunities for student leaders and student organizations that align with student identity development theory • Collaborating with the Multicultural Leadership Council and other key campus partners to plan, develop and execute cultural celebrations, social justice programming, and identity based initiatives that aid in the academic, cultural, and social development of students with marginalized identities • Maintain Intercultural Affairs’ marketing and media presence, including web pages and social media • Protect and maintain confidentiality
• Bachelor’s Degree • Two years of diversity and inclusion related work experience • Demonstrated ability to build and connect communities • Experience contributing to inclusive workplace relationships • Ability to collaborate in diverse teams to foster productive outcomes • Ability to manage multiple social media platforms for the purpose of engaging and retaining students • Excellent written and verbal communication skills • Excellent interpersonal skills • Willingness to work nights and weekends • Willingness to travel
• Master’s degree in Student Affairs or related field • Experience leveraging identity development theories to assist students in discovering their abilities, aptitude, and objectives • Experience facilitating small and large group discussions • Proven ability to implement identity development theories across various marginalized groups • Experience working in a higher education setting
About Grinnell College
When Grinnell College framed its charter in the Iowa Territory of the United States in 1846, it set forth a mission to educate its students "for the different professions and for the honorable discharge of the duties of life." The College pursues that mission by providing an education in the liberal arts through free inquiry and the open exchange of ideas. As a teaching and learning community, the College holds that knowledge is a good to be pursued both for its own sake and for the intellectual, moral, and physical well-being of individuals and of society at large. The College exists to provide a lively academic community of students and teachers of high scholarly qualifications from diverse social and cultural circumstances. The College aims to graduate individuals who can think clearly, who can speak and write persuasively and even eloquently, who can evaluate critically both their own and others' ideas, who can acquire new knowledge, and who are prepared in life and work to use their knowledge and their abilities to serve the common good.