Assistant Director, Student Center for Equity & Inclusion (SCEI) - 502215
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The University of Richmond seeks a dynamic and collaborative student development professional to serve as the Assistant Director for the Student Center for Equity and Inclusion (SCEI). Reporting to the Senior Associate Director, the Assistant Director has primary responsibility for building community, developing programs, and providing resources, support and advocacy for AAPI and Latinx undergraduates. The Assistant Director will provide direct mentoring of individual students and student groups; develop and implement workshops for students on inclusivity, identity development, cultural competence and other related topics; and work with students to provide events and programming that showcase AAPI and Hispanic students. As a member of the SCEI team, the Assistant Director helps to ensure that students of color have a robust set of programs and services available through the Center and that the Center's programming supports students from all backgrounds and identities.
The Student Center for Equity and Inclusion was recently created from the Office of Multicultural Affairs and Common Ground. As part of a talented team of student-centered professionals, the Assistant Director will have the opportunity to work in partnership with colleagues to develop strategy and implement programs to support AAPI and Latinx students, and contribute to broader efforts focused on students of color, students who are first-generation or low income, and the LGBTQ student community.
Program Development & Management
Work with associate director to ensure that students of color have a robust set of programs and services available through the Center and that the programming for AAPI and Hispanic/Latinx students are aligned with the overall strategy of the Center for programming to support students of color.
Develop and implement innovative programs, services, and events that expand the engagement of Hispanic/LatinX, Asian and Asian American students at the University, ensuring that social and informational programs are offered no fewer than six times per semester.
Assist in planning, promoting, and implementing ongoing social programming with a focus on those who identify as Hispanic/Latinx, Asian and Asian American.
Assume management of the Café con Leche program.
Initiate programs that expand knowledge of diversity among these groups, showcasing different cultures, histories, and challenges.
Individual Student Advising and Mentoring
Provide individual advising, counseling, and advocacy support for the social, emotional, academic, identity-based, and intersectional needs of Hispanic/Latinx, Asian, and Asian American students.
Develop a workshop series on social justice, equity, identity development or cultural competence for student leaders, student organizations etc.
Assist in providing student training programs for such programs as the General Student Orientation, Pre-Orientation, Cultural Advisor training etc.
Assume primary leadership for the annual TIDE retreat, specifically designed to teach student organization members and leaders on effective ways to make their organizations more inclusive with the goal of positively impacting student life.
Affinity Group Leadership & Support for Student Organizations
Advise and liaise with student organizations that support Latinx, Asian and Asian American identities.
Liaise with and provide administrative support (as needed) for students creating all-campus programming such as the Equity Summit or Interpoint Dialogues.
Signature Events and Celebrations
In collaboration with students, create and provide logistical leadership for at least one large scale signature event each calendar year for Hispanic/Latinx students and Asian/Asian American students.
In collaboration with students, create and provide logistical leadership for cultural programming throughout the academic year that enhances opportunities for Hispanic/Latinx students and Asian/Asian American students to proudly share their cultural traditions.
Assure that the Center's website has current information regarding campus resources, programs, upcoming opportunities and community outreach initiatives, that enhance the experiences of Latinx, Asian, and Asian students.
Develop annual program outcomes, evaluations and annual reporting for above-stated programs, including relevant national, local and campus-wide trends and needs for the aforementioned student populations.
Assist others within the Center in implementing other distinct programs.
Work with office of Admission as needed to support the Admissions recruitment for under-represented students.
Advance the mission of the SCEI office by participating in planning and execution of broad array of SCEI events and programs, including new program design as needed.
University Committees and Workshops
Serve on ad-hoc office and university committees as needed.
Teach a section of Well 100 as needed (typically one section annually after the first year of employment).
Must have experience creating large scale programs.
Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly and interact effectively with students, faculty, and staff from a broad range of programs and disciplines.
Ability to form effective working relationships with individuals across lines of gender, race, ethnicity, religion, disability, and sexual orientation.
Outstanding interpersonal skills.
Demonstrated understanding of current issues facing students of color within higher education.
Innovative in imagining and creating programs that promote social development and community among multicultural students.
Proficiency in Banner, Microsoft Office suite and ability to master other University administrative systems is preferred.
Must be student-centered and articulate in an understanding of social identity as it pertains to populations of Asian American and Latinx college students.
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:
Master's Degree preferred in Higher Education, Psychology, Counseling, Ethnic Studies, or related field.
At least 1-2 years of experience with program coordination and implementation, working closely with undergraduate students; experience in higher ed. desirable but not required.
Deep awareness of issues and concerns relevant to students of color; more importantly, Asian and Latinx students, meaningful experience working with and developing programs for these populations.
Have a preliminary understanding of the underrepresented college student population to include: low-income, first-generation, domestic multicultural, and LGBTQ+.
SALARY STRUCTURE: Pay Grade 6 (Hiring Range $44,775.00 to $59,325.00.00 annually)EOE
Internal Number: req2230_1625009136
About University of Richmond
About UR: At the University of Richmond, we’re creative, inclusive, and determined. We’re Spiders, and our mission is to create positive change in the UR community and beyond. Located minutes from downtown Richmond, Virginia, the University of Richmond (www.richmond.edu) blends the intimacy of a small college with exceptional academic, research, and cultural opportunities usually found only at large institutions. There’s only one place like Richmond.
UR is committed to developing a diverse faculty, staff and student body, and to modeling an inclusive campus community which values the expression of differences in ways that promote excellence in teaching, learning, personal development and institutional success. In keeping with this commitment, our academic community welcomes candidates from diverse backgrounds and candidates who support diversity. EOE