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Assistant Director, Office of Multicultural Students Affairs

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Work type: Academic Staff - 12 Month
Location: Platteville
Categories: Advising, Student Services

Position Summary:

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville, Office of Multicultural Student Affairs is a recruiting for an Assistant Director. This position is primarily responsible for the management of precollege, advising and programming oversight within the department. Under direct supervision of the Executive Director of Diversity & Inclusion/Director of the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs, The Assistant Director will manage the UW Lawton grant program as well as advise and assist an undergraduate student load. This is a full-time position, offering excellent employee benefits and a salary range of $55,000-$60,000.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage and assign student rosters to advisors, manage the communication, events and initiatives to students and manage and train advisors.  Maintain a small advising load.
  • Oversee and assist in the development of programs, workshops, conferences and campus/community partnerships that address retention of underrepresented minority students at UW-Platteville.
  • Supervise professional staff within the OMSA office as well as student staff in the daily function and flow of the office.
  • Monitor and ensure compliance with program requirements and UW-Platteville’s academic policies and regulations.  Serve on Academic Appeals Board.
  • Coordinate the DRIVEN Scholars Program, to include hiring and supervision of DRIVEN Peer Mentors.
  • Coordinate OMSA Graduation Celebrations and other student recognition events.
  • Administer and oversee the UW System Lawton Minority Grant.
  • Oversee programming, supply budgets and management of resources.
  • Oversee precollege programs to include monitoring summer camps, year-round outreach programming, assessment and grant writing.
  • Assist in the management of the SUCCEED Summer Bridge Program.
  • Serve on appropriate campus and community committees to help further the mission of the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs.
  • Provide leadership role in the Director’s absence.

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree preferred
  • A minimum of 3 years of professional full-time working experience with underrepresented minority students in an educational setting
  • Working knowledge of best practices that contribute to retention and achievement gap efforts affecting underrepresented students
  • Demonstrated ability to provide leadership and personal development programming for underrepresented minority college students
  • Experience working with diverse students from African-American, American Indian, Latinx, Hispanic and Southeast Asian populations
  • Supervision experience to include professional staff, office staff or student staff
  • Experience collaborating across campus, institutional and community populations to create working relationships and joint programming efforts
  • Working knowledge and practice of auxiliary advising practices and best practices for working with underrepresented minority students
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral, written, group facilitation and organizational skills along with the ability to exercise initiative
  • Requires a professional who is detail-oriented, takes direction well, has the capacity to be a leader and role model, can work strongly independently and in a team setting

Why It’s Great to be a Pioneer:

Department Information: 

The mission of the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs is to support retention and academic attainment for African-American, Native American, Latino/a, and Asian students. Our goal is to help these underrepresented minority students successfully navigate higher education, seek leadership opportunities, and prepare for their professional and educational futures.  OMSA serves pre-college and college undergraduate students with youth outreach programming, leadership development, college advising, and programmatic services including; DRIVEN Scholars, Academic Enrichment Programs, and the Lawton Grant Program.

Work culture within the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs is community oriented and we are looking for staff who will positively add to the our work community.

 

Campus Information:

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville, founded in 1866, enrolls about 8,000 students in 42 baccalaureate and 6 master's programs. It possesses institutional strengths in middle level education, engineering, industrial technology, agriculture, criminal justice and business. The campus is located in Southwest Wisconsin's largest and most historic community. The region offers excellent school systems, high quality medical and hospital facilities, outstanding recreational opportunities, and vibrant businesses and industries. UW-Platteville is a cultural and educational center for the Tri-State region of Illinois, Iowa and Wisconsin.

Application Deadline:

To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by February 2, 2020. Applications will be accepted until the position has been filled.

How to Apply:

The following documents are required for applicant consideration:

  • Letter of application addressing all required qualifications
  • A current resume
  • Contact information (name, telephone number, and email address) for 3 professional references.

 

For questions regarding this position, please contact:

            Daria Heil at 608-342-1816

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

Our mission is to foster a diverse environment that contributes to an inclusive culture and climate by promoting critical discourse and meaningful interactions between all members of our campus community.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville is committed to recruiting, supporting and fostering a diverse, inclusive and civil community of outstanding faculty, staff and students, and is an AA/EEO Employer. A criminal background check is required for employment. Applicants must be legally entitled to work in the U.S. at time of hire.

Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System is engaged in a Title and Total Compensation (TTC) project to redesign job titles and compensation structures.  As a result of the TTC project, official job titles on current job postings may change in Spring 2020.  Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same.  For more information please visit: wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/title-and-total-compensation-study/.

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The University of Wisconsin-Platteville is committed to recruiting, supporting and fostering a diverse, inclusive and civil community of outstanding faculty, staff and students, and is an AA/EEO Employer. A criminal background check is required for employment. Applicants must be legally entitled to work in the U.S. at time of hire.

In compliance with the Clery Act of 1998, the University of Wisconsin-Platteville Annual Security & Annual Fire Safety Report is available for review. Call the UW-Platteville Campus Police Office at 608.342.1584 for a paper copy of the annual report.

The University of Wisconsin System is engaged in a Title and Total Compensation (TTC) project to redesign job titles and compensation structures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles on current job postings may change in Spring 2020. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit: wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/title-and-total-compensation-study.

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Our mission is to foster a diverse environment that contributes to an inclusive culture and climate by promoting critical discourse and meaningful interactions between all members of our campus community.

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