The Engineering Inclusion and Diversity (EGRID) unit in the College of Engineering at Michigan State University (MSU) invites applications for a Director of Multicultural Initiatives. Candidates must have a master’s degree in engineering, education, student affairs or a closely related field at the time of appointment. EGRID exists to support the college’s core value of belonging and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. They work toward creating a welcoming/inclusive campus community for students from underrepresented backgrounds by collaborating with faculty, staff and students to develop programs and resources that will support curricular and co-curricular success. This is a fixed-term position with an initial appointment of three years and is contingent upon satisfactory performance and continued funding. After the initial three-year appointment, there is a possibility this position could be converted to the continuing system.
EGRID is seeking a highly motivated individual who can work collaboratively with EGRID staff to help recruit and retain a diverse student body. Qualifications include strong leadership and interpersonal skills, excellent written and oral communications skills. The successful candidate should have at least three years of demonstrated success in implementing inclusive student programming that builds community and promotes a sense of belonging for students. EGRID’s goal is to prepare students to succeed academically and professionally.
The Director of Multicultural Initiatives will provide overall direction and management of programming, conduct some programming, assist with developing proposals for revenue generation, prepare reports, teach and facilitate orientation classes and support registered student organizations. The successful candidate will be expected to collaborate with other program offices in engineering and at the university, as well as, faculty, staff, students, university administrators and external business/corporate representatives to build linkages and support for multicultural initiatives.
MSU enjoys a park-like campus with some outlying research facilities and natural areas. The campus is in the city of East Lansing, adjacent to the capital city of Lansing. The Lansing metropolitan area has a diverse population of approximately 541,000. Local communities have excellent school systems and place a high value on education. Michigan State University is proactive in exploring opportunities for employment for dual-career couples, both inside and outside the University. Information about MSU’s dual-career support can be found at https://worklife.msu.edu/dual-career. Information about WorkLife at MSU and the College of Engineering can be found at https://worklife.msu.edu/ and https://www.egr.msu.edu/about/resources/faculty-staff/worklife-at-engineering.
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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or protected veteran status.
Masters -engineering, education, student affairs
Master’s degree in engineering, education, student affairs or a closely related field
Strong leadership and interpersonal skills, excellent written and oral communications skills
Three years of demonstrated success in implementing inclusive student programming that builds community and promotes a sense of belonging for students
Ability to collaborate with other program offices in engineering and at the university, as well as, faculty, staff, students, university administrators and external business/corporate representatives to build linkages and support for multicultural initiatives.
Required Application Materials
Applicants must submit
1) a detailed resume/vita,
2) a cover letter summarizing their qualifications,
3) a statement on their philosophy related to DEI, including awareness/education, examples of work conducted, the assessment outcomes, and demonstrated impact of that work,
4) the names and contact information for at least three professional references.
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Application review will begin after February 20, 2023. Applications will be reviewed on a continuing basis thereafter until the position is filled.
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