The University of Oregon Division of Equity and Inclusion (DEI) is seeking an experienced Program Advisor to provide leadership, vision, and programmatic oversight to the Multicultural Center (MCC).
The Program Advisor supports all of the student unions and student leaders affiliated with the MCC and serves as an advocate, advisor, and educator on key issues pertinent to its mission and services. The Advisor will have an opportunity to engage a broad group of stakeholders to reevaluate the MCC’s mission amidst a changing social climate and fiscal backdrop, requiring a new model of leadership and support for underrepresented and underserved students at the UO. The MCC aims to model, promote, and reinforce an environment in which students feel a sense of belonging and experience the university as a community committed to their success, health and well-being.
Essential functions of the position include, but are not limited to: management of the Multicultural Center; full supervision of MCC student staff; and fostering leadership development opportunities to prepare students for leadership positions on campus and in the community.
This is a full-time position that reports to the Assistant Vice President for Campus and Community Engagement (AVP CaCE).
In addition to completing the online application, you will be asked to submit your resume and a cover letter in which you clearly describe how your knowledge, skills, and abilities prepare you for the job responsibilities and meet the requirements outlined in the job announcement.
Application review begins Friday, October 4. The position will remain open until filled.
The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status.
At least two years of professional experience working with students or student groups in a higher education setting.
Deep, demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, with a keen understanding of issues of discrimination, bias, power and prejudice as they apply in a higher education context
Knowledge of issues significant to underrepresented and underserved student populations, preferably those across the state of Oregon and the Pacific Northwest
Demonstrated experience of successfully connecting with and advocating for all students across racial, ethnic, cultural, religious, gender, sexual orientation, ability, socio-economic and other identities, while navigating and mediating competing priorities and needs
Demonstrated experience mentoring, advising, and advocating for students from culturally diverse backgrounds and identities; developing, empowering, and cultivating a positive community / team culture
Strong acumen for customer service and community building, with the agility to establish and maintain strong working relationships with individuals and units across the university and community
Excellent administrative, managerial, organizational, event planning, and oral / written communication skills
Good listening skills, with the ability to understand issues from multiple viewpoints, respond appropriately, and facilitate shared understanding among diverse individuals and groups
Ability to create learning opportunities for students and student staff to develop capacities to sustain and integrate differing perspectives
Demonstrated ability to implement evaluations and assessments which inform improved effectiveness of services and programs for students
Experience problem-solving complex issues affecting college student development within a decentralized environment
Master’s degree from an accredited institution in higher education, student services, counseling, or related field
Subject matter expertise in one or more of the areas of conflict resolution, cultural agility, coalition building, anti-racism, and related issues
Experience developing and managing budgets
Additional Salary Information: The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit http://hr.uoregon.edu/careers/about-benefits.
Internal Number: 524496
About University of Oregon Division of Equity & Inclusion
The University of Oregon’s Division of Equity and Inclusion (DEI) promotes inclusive excellence by working to ensure equitable access to opportunities, benefits, and resources for all faculty, administrators, students, and community members. DEI is organized around five portfolios of work: Campus and Community Engagement (CaCE), the Center on Diversity and Community (CoDaC), the Center for Multicultural Academic Excellence (CMAE), the Multicultural Center (MCC), and the Office of the Vice President for Equity and Inclusion.