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Named one of the "Most Promising Places to Work in Student Affairs" by Diverse Magazine.
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Required Qualifications (as evidenced by an attached resume): Bachelor's degree (foreign equivalent or higher). One (1) year of full-time professional experience in student activity programming in a higher education setting (student work experience may be considered). Experience working with a diverse student population.
Preferred Qualifications: Master's degree (foreign equivalent or higher) in Higher Education Administration, College Student Personnel, or a discipline in the Social Sciences or Humanities. Supervisory experience (student supervision may be considered). Budget development experience. Experience conducting campus and/or community outreach via social media and print media. Experience with activities programming, leadership development, and/or outreach efforts related to diversity.
Brief Description of Duties: The Coordinator of Multicultural Affairs will work directly with the Associate Director for Multicultural Affairs to advance the mission of the Office of Multicultural Affairs and Stony Brook University to create a campus environment that educates and affirms diversity, promotes inclusion, and supports student development. The successful incumbent will work with Stony Brook University's diverse student communities. Therefore, having experience working with culturally and ethnically diverse student communities is essential. This position is responsible for a portion of student activities programming as assigned by the Associate Director for Multicultural Affairs. The incumbent will work closely with campus community constituents to provide student programs and learning experiences that promote diversity and inclusion, and build campus community.
The successful incumbent will have excellent customer service and interpersonal skills, exercising strong organizational and time management skills with an exceptional attention to detail. Essential for this role is the adeptness to work independently as well as part of a team with a collaborative approach to problem solving.
Support and promote the UNITI Cultural Center (UCC) as a multicultural center for the University community, including its daily operations and functions. Collaborate with student groups and campus departments to provide cultural and educational programs. Ensure the facility is a welcoming environment to our visitors, maintaining an organized clean space. Hire, train, supervise, and evaluate student employees and interns, and coordinate volunteers. Propose operating and program budgets. Coordinate marketing and community outreach, including social media. Generate reports, conduct assessments, and implement related strategic plans. Assist in the planning and development of the new UNITI Cultural Center as assigned.
Enhance campus traditions and create new programming that promote diversity and inclusion, and build community. Coordinate committees to implement diversity-theme month programs, including Black History Month and Asian Heritage Month. Assist in the development and implementation of Hispanic Heritage Month, Multicultural Show & Food Tasting, and Diversity Day. Prepare and propose related programming budgets.
Support departmental and campus initiatives that promote cultural competency, multicultural excellence, and student leadership development. Serve as a staff liaison to the Office of Student Engagement and Activities and to cultural and ethnic-interest student groups. Support the Student African American brotherhood (SAAB) Program and the Student African American Sisterhood (SAAS) Programs as assigned. Support the implementation of Stony Brook University's Plan for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion as assigned.
Assist with strategic planning activities and initiatives that are consistent with relevant goals and objectives of the Office of Multicultural Affairs, Division of Student Affairs and the University. Conduct research, data collection, and generate related reports. Assist with program evaluation and the assessment of current operations for continuous improvement.
Other duties or projects as assigned as appropriate to rank and departmental mission.
Special Notes: This is a full-time appointment. FLSA Exempt position, not eligible for the overtime provisions of the FLSA. Minimum salary threshold must be met to maintain FLSA exemption.
Essential Position: This has been designated as an essential position based on the duties of the job and the functions performed. Positions that are designated as such may be required to report to work/remain at work even if classes are cancelled, and the campus is working on limited operations in an emergency.
Resume/CV and cover letter should be included with the online application.
Stony Brook University is committed to excellence in diversity and the creation of an inclusive learning, and working environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, familial status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status and all other protected classes under federal or state laws.
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Official Job Title: Student Activities Associate
Job Field: Administrative & Professional (non-Clinical)
Primary Location: US-NY-Stony Brook
Department/Hiring Area: Office of Multicultural Affairs-Stony Brook University
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