To provide innovative multicultural leadership, effective management, and excellent service of OMSA. This includes but is not limited to diversity education and program development, financial management, staffing and performance management, management of the office space, event planning, student organization advocacy, educational and entertainment program production, student development, promotional marketing, and providing information and counsel to senior division leadership related to the needs, issues and concerns of students served by the office.
Reporting to the Associate Vice-Provost and Dean of Student Affairs, the Director is responsible for the successful administration of VCU's Office of Multicultural Student Affairs (OMSA) department. The position plans, coordinates, and administers fiscal, personnel, and the office space, and student development activities that impact students. The Director provides innovative multicultural leadership, effective management, and efficient operations of the department. The Director develops and manages the departmental budget and provides overall operational planning. The Director supervises staff and oversees the selection, training, supervision, evaluation, recognition/appreciation, and management of the department's staff. The Director is a primary liaison officer with the Division of Student Affairs and will be a member of the Student Affairs Leadership Team, and is responsible to actively contribute to division initiatives, programs, and priorities. The Director maintains good communication with other Student Affairs units to ensure cooperative relationships. The Director will also establish cooperative relationships with other University departments and student groups, and will serve as a resource and consultant to university faculty/staff regarding student issues. Other duties include, but are not limited to, diversity and leadership development, student organization advising and advocacy, student governance, educational programming, and other duties as assigned by the Associate Vice Provost and Dean of Student Affairs.
Master’s degree in higher education administration, student personnel, counseling, or related field. A minimum of five to seven years full-time, professional, related experience; demonstrated experience in working with student affairs/multicultural student affairs in a university/college setting; experience in creating and implementing diversity education and leadership programs; excellent written and oral communication skills; strong interpersonal and public relations skills. Administrative skills and experience in planning, implementing and evaluating programs; budget development and fiscal/statistical management; and, organizational goals development and reporting. The ability to function independently and as a member of a team in a constantly changing environment. Must be willing to work a flexible schedule which may include evening and weekend hours; demonstrated presentation skills in the area of diversity training; and experience and skills in operating computers and related database, spreadsheet and word processing applications. Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU.
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