Office for Multicultural Learning
Salary Grade: 9 - Hiring Range: $53,382-$61,805
Requisition Number (please reference): 1001177
Santa Clara University is a comprehensive Jesuit, Catholic university located in California's Silicon Valley, offering its 8,800 students rigorous undergraduate curricula in arts and sciences, business, and engineering, plus master's, Ph.D., and law degrees.
Distinguished by the highest retention rate and ranked second among all master's universities in the West by U.S. News and World Report, Santa Clara University is California's oldest operating institution of higher-education. The University is focused on creating an academic community that educates citizens and leaders who will build a more just, humane, and sustainable world.
The Program Director for the Office for Multicultural Learning serves as a member of the Center for Student Leadership staff and provides leadership to diversity, multicultural learning and inclusion-based programs and initiatives that engage the campus community. The Director develops, implements, and assesses programs and initiatives that focus on diversity, multicultural learning, social justice, and inclusive excellence. The Director provides strategic direction, staff development, relationship building, programming, advocacy, outreach, advising, and mentoring. The Director plays a key role in promoting an inclusive campus climate through collaborative efforts with students, staff, and faculty.
I. Responsibilities of the Position
- Staff Supervision and Leadership (25%)
1. Provide leadership, strategic direction, and oversight for the Office for Multicultural Learning (OML).
2. Provide support and direction for the Rainbow Resource Center (RRC).
3. Hire, train, and supervise and evaluate professional, paraprofessional, and student staff.
4. Provide leadership, direction and support to those directly supervised.
5. Manage the operations and budget of OML and RRC.
6. Provide oversight for the marketing of OML and RRC including websites and other marketing materials.
7. Develop and coordinate an assessment plan to meet the departmental mission and goals for diversity, multicultural learning, social justice, and inclusive excellence
- Programs (30%)
1. Design, develop, and implement campus-wide programs for diversity, multicultural learning, social justice, and inclusive excellence.
2. Develop collaborative relationships with students, staff, faculty, and other partners to meet programming goals.
3. Manage the LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer) Allies Network, Safe Space Training, and Women of Color Network to support campus-wide education and promote a positive campus climate.
4. Provide leadership for signature programs such as the Multicultural Welcome Dinner, Ethnic Senior Ceremonies, Lavender Graduation, and the Difficult Dialogue Series.
5. Coordinate the Ethnic History and Heritage Months through collaborative efforts with students, staff, and faculty.
6. Co-chair the Perspectives Committee to foster intergroup dialogue, social justice, and social identity development for students and student leaders.
- Advising (35%)
1. Advise the MultiCultural Center chartered student organization.
2. Advise the Inclusive Excellence Student Advisory Council.
3. Advise and educate students on the grant processes for the Multicultural Learning Grant.
4. Advise the Diversity Committee in the Residential Learning Communities (RLCs) to foster leadership of the Community Facilitators on issues of diversity, multicultural learning, social justice, and inclusion.
- Policy and Procedure Development, Interpretation, and Implementation (5%)
1. Provide advice, consultation, and support for department-wide policy, planning, and responses to issues and trends.
2. Interpret University and departmental policies related to student life, (e.g. Posting Policy, Dining Services, Speakers Policy, Expressive Activity Policy, etc.) and a variety of scheduling and reservation policies.
3. Initiate, coordinate, implement, and evaluate policies and/or practices of the Center CSL and OML which are effective, efficient, and conducive to the personal, social, physical, spiritual, and cultural development and general welfare of students.
4. Advise, and in some instances, act for the supervisor in matters relating to students, CSL and/or OML.
- Other (5%)
1. Serve as a resource for students, staff, and faculty.
2. Serve as a member of the University Council on Inclusive Excellence.
3. Research trends on issues of diversity, multicultural learning, social justice, and inclusive excellence.
4. Develop and chair committees as needed to further enhance the campus commitment to diversity, multicultural learning, social justice, and inclusive excellence.
5. Develop relationships with external constituents.
6. Perform other duties as assigned by the Vice Provost for Student Life and Director of Campus Programs.
- Master's degree required in higher education administration, counseling, or other relevant program.
- Five to seven years of progressively responsible work in an academic setting.
- Demonstrated ability to develop, implement, and evaluate programs, specifically those focusing on diversity, multicultural learning, social justice, and inclusive excellence.
- Demonstrated ability to advise student organizations.
- Demonstrated ability to complete projects from inception to implementation.
- Demonstrated competency working with students of different cultural, ethnic, racial, and socioeconomic backgrounds with a special sensitivity to how personal experiences affect the transition into the university environment.
- Demonstrated oral and written communication skills, including experience in delivering workshops and speaking to groups of various sizes.
- Demonstrated organizational skills including time management, multitasking, and project completion.
- Demonstrated ability to cultivate collaborative interpersonal relationships with internal and external constituencies.
- Capacity to work beyond conventional business hours by having the flexibility to work in the evenings and on weekends when necessary.
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office.
- Understanding and support of the Jesuit tradition of education and a commitment to the fundamental values of service to others, community, and diversity as well as commitment to and demonstration of skills, knowledge, and awareness to serve the unique needs of the diverse campus community of Santa Clara University.
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Santa Clara University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, committed to excellence through diversity and inclusion, and, in this spirit, particularly welcomes applications from women, persons of color, and members of historically underrepresented groups. The University will provide reasonable accommodations to individuals with a disability.
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