The ILR School of Cornell University is the leading college of the applied social sciences focusing on work, employment, and labor policy issues and practices of national and international significance. We advance the world of work through teaching, research and outreach. As a land-grant college, we generate and disseminate leading-edge knowledge to solve human problems, manage and resolve conflict, and establish best practices in the workplace, and to inform government policy. Our mission is to prepare leaders, inform national and international employment and labor policy, and improve working lives. The school offers undergraduate and graduate education as well as career-long learning for professionals.
As the Associate Director for Multicultural Affairs you will work cooperatively with the Director, Assistant Director of Advising, and Registrar to provide academic advising, student support, and programming to undergraduates, advise the Minority ILR Student Organization (MILRSO) and participate in planning committees for events such as new student orientation and commencement. In addition, you will serve as a consultant to the ILR Admissions Committee and coordinate ILR's role in the Pre-Freshman Summer Program (PSP).
The Associate Director for Multicultural Affairs reports to the Director of Student Services and is broadly responsible for functioning as a collaborative member of our Student Services team and will play an important role in advancing ILR's diversity and inclusion objectives by serving on the School's Diversity Council.
Among the specific responsibilities:
Provide academic advising to ILR undergraduate students.
Collaborate with colleagues in other Cornell colleges/offices, including Alumni Affairs and Development, Office of Academic Diversity Initiatives, Career Services, New York State Office of Programs, Learning Strategies Center.
Coordinate ILR's role in the Pre Freshman Summer Program (PSP).
Serve on the college's Diversity Council.
Advise the Minority ILR Student Organization (MILRSO).
Advise the ILR Diversity and Inclusion Council on pursuing D&I- ‘Toward New Destinations Goals’ Serve as a consultant to the diversity council, staff and faculty in the school on matters related to student inclusion and diversity.
Create and manage diversity and inclusion student programming, overseeing budgets related to diversity and inclusion programming/goals for students, staff, and faculty
Serve as a consultant to the Admissions Committee
Co-supervision of Administrative Assistant.
You will need to possess:
Bachelor's degree, preferably in the social sciences. Prior experience counseling/advising undergraduates with minimum of 2-3 years' experience in higher education or equivalent is required.
Familiarity working with diverse groups, including underrepresented minority students.
Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with individuals at various levels of an academic environment including but not limited to: students, faculty, staff and alumni.
Ability to cultivate and maintain relationships with key University administrators in complex campus structure.
Demonstrated ability to be an effective team member.
Outstanding interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
Demonstrated ability to plan, organize and coordinate multiple projects, manage events and special assignments.
Analytical skill is required in evaluating applicants to the School.
Knowledge of spreadsheet and data management.
Additions to your profile would include:
Master's degree in Student Personnel in Higher Education, or related field experience advising and counseling preferred.
Demonstrated experience in advancing diversity and inclusion initiatives
Demonstrated knowledge of issues affecting underrepresented populations, including minority students, international students, first generation degree seekers, veterans, students with disabilities, and others.
Demonstrated supervisory experience.
This is a full-time, non-academic staff, benefits eligible opportunity located on the Ithaca ILR campus.
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