Latinx Student Services Specialist (Student Support Specialist)
Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)
Location: Indianapolis, Indiana,
Internal Number: 305176
MULTICULTURAL CENTER (IN-MULT-IUINA)
We welcome applications from all individuals, regardless of age, gender, gender identity, sex, race, religion, color, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, national origin, or any other legally protected category.
The Latinx Student Services Specialist assists in the implementation of the overall mission of the Multicultural Center by developing programming and coordinating support strategies to improve the well-being, experiences, and inclusion of Latinx undergraduates at IUPUI. The Latinx Student Services Specialist will also serve as the campus point of contact for DACA student support.
Department Specific Responsibilities
Develops and builds collaborative cultural and cross-cultural programs and activities about Latix students that promote identity and leadership development.
Leads the planning for Latinx Heritage Month programming and oversee the execution of Cesar Chavez Celebration dinner in partnership with the Latino Student Association.
Coordinates support strategies and resources for Latinx students and DACA students by being an advocate for their development. Includes assessing student needs, referral to campus and community partners, and coaching Latinx students and DACA students to encourage persistence at IUPUI.
Remains current and share in best practices, current issues, trends, and policies related to the success of Latinx students and DACA students through workshop facilitations and training.
Maintains a network of cooperative relationships with student leaders/organizations, campus departments, community partners, staff/faculty, and others to provide student success resources.
Assists to advance the mission, vision, values and goals of the Multicultural Center and Division of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion.
Develops and implements programs and initiatives that offer support for students in crisis, facing adversity or challenges, or who belong to an under-represented or minority student population.
Interfaces directly with students by attending student programming events, advising student organization leaders, meeting one-on-one to discuss support needs, and gathering satisfaction feedback from student participants to implement into future student services initiatives and objectives. Places an emphasis on confidentiality of student concerns, university policy compliance, and a culture of care within all direct student interactions.
Collaborates with staff in own department and other departments, as well as academic and campus leaders, on shared student support goals, often coordinating funding to sponsor student programs and initiatives.
Projects outcomes for support services offered at the program, department/division, or campus level. Measures and evaluates effectiveness of student support initiatives against projected outcomes; may prepare reports on impact to students and budget and may present to stakeholders on effectiveness and to secure funding for initiatives moving forward.
May serve on committees and perform student support research across the field of higher education and at peer institutions to identify and recommend best practices.
Plans and coordinates communications for student support initiatives to ensure student participation, inclusion, and engagement.
Bachelor's degree in education, public affairs, public health, counseling, social work, business, Student Affairs, Counseling or related field
Master's degree in higher education student affairs or related field
2 years of experience working with diverse students on a college campus
Some experience in Advising, programming, and knowledge of Latinx student identity development
Combinations of related education and experience may be considered
LICENSES AND CERTIFICATES
Possess a valid drivers license with the ability to be insured by Indiana University
Proficient communication skills
Maintains a high degree of professionalism
Demonstrates time management and priority setting skills
Demonstrates a high commitment to quality
Possesses flexibility to work in a fast paced, dynamic environment
Seeks to acquire knowledge in area of specialty
Demonstrates ability to maintain confidential information
Ability to simultaneously handle multiple priorities
Demonstrates excellent judgment and decision making skills
Demonstrates customer service skills
Knowledge of student development, counseling, or career development theories and practices
Knowledge of current needs and trends of diverse student populations
Ability to advise students individually and in groups on student-related matters
Commitment to working with people from diverse backgrounds and demonstrated cultural competency
Ability to build strong partnerships with students and other university departments
Demonstrates experience working with individuals from diverse backgrounds and cultures
Demonstrates experience in program design, organization, coordination, and implementation
Knowledge of persistence and retention issues of students of color
Highly skilled in interpersonal/human relations and problem solving
Ability to communicate effectively with various audiences and in an appropriate, tactful and courteous manner especially in crisis or highly sensitive situations.
Demonstrates sensitivity to the needs of a diverse student population
Ability to initiate and maintain relationships with students and campus/community constituents
Fluent in Spanish
Working Conditions / Demands
This role requires the ability to effectively communicate and to operate a computer and other standard office productivity equipment. The position involves sedentary work as well as periods of time moving around an office environment and the campus. The person in this role must be able to perform the essential functions with or without an accommodation.
$45,000 - $50,000 per year
For full-time staff employees, Indiana University offers a wide array of benefits including:
Multiple plan options for medical insurance
Health Savings Account with generous IU contribution
Life insurance, LTD, and AD&D options
Base retirement plan contribution from IU, subject to vesting
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there may be differences in the working conditions as advertised in our standard job postings (e.g., the ability to travel from one campus to another, etc.). If you are invited for an interview, please discuss your questions or concerns regarding the working conditions at that time.
This posting is scheduled to close at 11:59 pm EST on the advertised Close Date. This posting may be closed at any time at the discretion of the University, but will remain open for a minimum of 5 business days. To guarantee full consideration, please submit your application within 5 business days of the Posted Date.
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About Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)
IUPUI, a partnership between Indiana and Purdue universities, is Indiana’s urban research and academic health sciences campus.IUPUI’s mission is to advance the state of Indiana and the intellectual growth of its citizens to the highest levels nationally and internationally through research and creative activity, teaching and learning, and civic engagement.By offering a distinctive range of bachelor’s, master’s, professional, and Ph.D. degrees, IUPUI promotes the educational, cultural, and economic development of central Indiana and beyond through innovative collaborations, external partnerships, and a strong commitment to diversity.