Assistant Director of Multicultural Student Services
Location: Lewisburg, Pennsylvania
Internal Number: 4135589
Assistant Director of Multicultural Student Services
Job No: 497369 Position Type: full-time Location: Lewisburg, PA Categories: Other, Student Affairs
The Assistant Director of Multicultural Student Services is a new position created to support historically marginalized and minoritized students, specifically increasing their sense of belonging within the University. Diversity and Inclusion in Student Affairs is comprised of Gender and Sexuality Resources, which represents LGBTQ and Women's Resource Centers; International Student & Scholar Services; Multicultural Student Services; and Religious and Spiritual Life. All areas contribute to the overall model of social justice, diversity, equity and inclusion, educational learning, training and development of students. This role is an integral member of the Diversity and Inclusion team, providing a broad range of high touch, high impact resources aimed at retention, success, support, and programming for the multicultural community as well as the broader student body at Bucknell University. Major responsibilities include co-directing the Together Everyone Achieves More (T.E.A.M.) mentoring program (a growing peer mentoring program for underrepresented students with 60+ scholars and mentors who have weekly activities including individual and staff meetings), managing social gatherings and academic readiness programs, advising student organizations, and assisting in educational outreach programming (such as UnHerd, a series of in-depth social justice trainings and workshops).
This role is key to executing the Student Affairs Division's 2025 strategic priorities and the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion goals that include: Generating and promoting a culture of aspiration and belonging by reinventing the first-year experience Identifying and investing in programs that encourage intellectual engagement (and transformative development) through the entire student experience Creating a dynamic and inclusive campus environment to promote optimal well-being
A priority for this role is to lead and coordinate the planning and development of programs, engagement opportunities and services designed specifically for students who identify as Black (African, African American, and part of the African Diaspora) and provide the general campus with the opportunity to increase its awareness of the Black experience; developing knowledge and skills to combat anti-Blackness, and developing programs and initiatives that offer support to students in crisis or facing adversity with a keen focus on supporting a culture of care and belonging.
The Assistant Director of Multicultural Student Services will lead innovative efforts to provide an integrated approach to identifying, developing, implementing, and evaluating programs and practices directed toward improving historically underrepresented student outreach and yield, transition to college, academic success, leadership and professional development, inclusion and retention, and enrichment of the overall student experience of our racially underrepresented or minoritized populations. The role will support student development in diversity, equity and inclusion.
Job Duties: Provide Programming and Support Lead and support the preparation of large-scale programs that celebrate the Black experience, including welcome and community building events, Kwanzaa, MLK, Black History Month, Gospel Music Collaboration, and other special events Facilitate leadership development and establish relationships with student organizations (i.e., Black Student Union, Bucknell African Student Association, National Society of Black Engineers) Coordinate, plan and implement social, cultural and educational events Manage educational and student development and programs that speak to the particular needs and experiences of students of African descent Conduct ongoing assessment of programs and events as well as annual goals and objectives related to the student experience of racially underrepresented and historically minoritized students Assess the campus climate as it relates to the student experience of racially underrepresented and minoritized student populations, such as creating spaces for learning and dialogue to combat anti-Black racism and collaborate with campus partners in the Department of Critical Black Students, The Griot Institute for the Study of Black Lives & Cultures, Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity and Gender
Co-Direct the TEAM Mentoring Program Facilitate leadership development opportunities Regularly meet with TEAM program participants, Peer Mentors and First-year Scholars Coordinate with mentors, monthly cultural, social and academic programming Support the development of a strong community for racially marginalized students Co-Direct the RAMP-Up! Pre-Orientation Program for incoming students Recruit, screen, select and train the Peer Assistants, Peer Leaders and Peer Mentors Plan, coordinate and execute RAMP-Up! Programming Assist in transporting participants to/from various events Facilitate sessions on high school to college transition and student success Be available for student emergencies in conjunction with Multicultural Student Services staff Create a comprehensive assessment plan that details the impact of the T.E.A.M. Mentoring Program
Develop and distribute marketing content for the Multicultural Student Services programs Coordinate the Multicultural Student Services Web Page maintenance with the Communications Department Coordinate the management and design, inventory, and distribution of print and electronic publications Assist in maintaining a social media and virtual presence Provide coordination and assistance for outreach programming such as workshops, lectures, and training in the UnHerd Series Provide coordination and planning for immersive cultural and service opportunities Set up pre-departure orientation, meetings, and curriculum Plan transportation, lodging, and site visits Implement advertising and application procedures
Collaborate with Campus Partners Work in consultation with Residential Education to communicate break opportunities and accessibility Partner with Residential Adviser to support the 7th Street House, an African-American Heritage themed community and other living communities focused on Black Culture Engage with the Residential Adviser Affinity Leader, and Adviser for 7th Street House in order to support programming efforts for the house and the broader community Collaborate with University Advancement to facilitate opportunities for connection and community building with Alumni Build deep connections and coordinate complementary and supportive diversity, equity and inclusion programming across campus to connect students to opportunities and resources Create initiatives to support the development of Black students and recognize excellence Develop strong relationships and collaborate with the Institutional Research and Equity and Inclusive Excellence to gather data on Black student engagement to share with key stakeholders Perform other duties as assigned Minimum Qualifications: Master's degree in Higher Education, Student Affairs, or related field One to three years experience working with underrepresented populations in a college/university setting Experience advising underrepresented students specifically students identifying as Black and Latin, individually and as members of student organizations, with an emphasis on identity and leadership development Experience utilizing data to drive decisions and establish accountability infrastructures for outcomes-based student leadership Driver's license with a driving record that meets established motor vehicle operating procedures Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite as well as ability/willingness to learn programs such as InDesign, Adobe, Photoshop, and Google platforms Strong intercultural and interpersonal skills Awareness of issues related to intersectionality, socioeconomic status, gender identity and expression, sexuality, ace and ethnicity, ability, national origin, religious and interfaith, and the relationship between power and privilege Demonstrated experience managing student staff and complex projects Preferred Qualifications: Three to five years experience working with underrepresented populations in a college/university setting DEI Certifications and/or licensure Demonstrated commitment to career growth and learning in higher education and diversity, equity, inclusion subject matter expertise. Marketing and communication skills especially with regard to use of technology, social media Experience managing events, including assessment and evaluation of effectiveness
Other Requirements This position will require evening and weekend work to support certain department events/programs.
Work Type: This is a full-time, year round, benefits eligible position.
This role is not budgeted for visa sponsorship at this time, all candidates must be authorized to work in the US at the time of submission of the application.
Salary Range: This is a Staff Exempt position with a hiring range of $47,760-59,700 (E07). The offer rate will be based on a review of the candidate's credentials compared to the qualifications of the position, internal equity, and our overall compensation philosophy.
Eligible full- and part-time employees are compensated beyond base salary through our total rewards package that includes (but is not limited to): - flexible scheduling options determined by role; - medical, prescription drug, vision, dental, life, and long-term disability insurance options - an outstanding 10% employer contribution to your retirement plan (no contribution requirement for non-exempt positions) - generous paid time off, including vacation and sick time, a community service day, and 19 paid holidays (including two full weeks off for Winter Break!) - full-time and part-time members of the faculty and staff are eligible for tuition remission for themselves. Additionally, full-time members of the faculty and staff are eligible for tuition remission for their spouse/spousal equivalent and are eligible for various tuition programs for their children. Credit for full-time benefits eligible employment at other institutions of higher education will be applied to waiting periods. - a comprehensive employee wellness program including program incentives - a myriad of other benefits, including parental leave, an employee assistance program, fitness center membership, and the power of your Bucknell ID card
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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion: Bucknell is committed to fostering an environment that embraces diversity, equity and inclusion, and seeks candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports the growth and development of a diverse campus community. We endeavor to enhance our capacity to value and capitalize on the cultural richness that diversity brings. We encourage all individuals to apply and do not discriminate in admissions, employment, educational programs and/or activities on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, disability, pregnancy, sex/gender, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, marital or family status, military or veteran status, or genetic information.
Bucknell University is a private, highly ranked, national liberal arts institution that offers strong professional programs in engineering, business, education, and music. Located in Central Pennsylvania along the Susquehanna River, Bucknell is nestled in the Borough of Lewisburg, an appealing Victorian-style town ranked as one of America's best small towns. Lewisburg and the surrounding region offer a unique combination of outdoor recreation opportunities, small-town charm, and amenities such as restaurants, art galleries, an art deco theater, museums, and boutiques. In addition to the many cultural and athletic events offered by the University and the Borough, the surrounding region offers outstanding schools, medical facilities, and an affordable cost of living. For those who crave the city, Bucknell is within an easy three-hour drive to Philadelphia, New York, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C. Bucknell University, an Equal Opportunity Employer, believes that students learn best in a diverse, inclusive community and is therefore committed to academic excellence through diversity in its faculty, staff, and students. Thus, we seek candidates who are committed to Bucknell's efforts... to create a climate that fosters the growth and development of a diverse student body. We welcome applications from members of groups that have been historically underrepresented in higher education.