Department Name: 18401:Martin Luther King Jr Ctr for Div Educ
The Institutional Diversity Department is currently seeking a Associate Director for Hispanic/Latinx Programming and Student Support. Responsibilities include providing student services, developmental education and leadership training with focus on Hispanic/Latinx students; lead in implementing programs and coordinating events and initiatives including, but not limited to, identity-based student success programs (i.e. Black/Latino Male Initiative, Majestic Unity); assume a pivotal role in the IGNITE student welcome, manage the MLK Tapas & Conversation Series, deliver workshops, maintain and enhance community building efforts; referring students to appropriate student support services within UK, i.e., counseling, tutoring, financial aid support, etc.; serving on work teams, committees and special projects related to outreach, partnership development and operational support for MLK Center; and collaborate with internal and external stakeholders, serve as a liaison between Office for Institutional Diversity and other units/departments. Supervise and assist of the daily oversight of MLK interns.
Bilingual in English and Spanish with strong verbal and written communication skills in both; MS Windows, Word, Excel, & PowerPoint
Position Time Status: Full-Time
Required Related Experience:
Required License/Registration/Certification :
Degree in Social Work, Higher Education, or other Human Services. Strongly prefer Master's Degree; 1 year professional experience in college readiness and access programming or educational community outreach; developing social-cultural programs with emphasis on Hispanic/Latinx students; verbal and written communication skills in Spanish and English
University Community of Inclusion:
The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.
As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.
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