Simmons College invites applications for the full-time position of Director of Multicultural Student Affairs. As an integral member of the Student Affairs Division, the Director will facilitate programs, activities and services which support and align with the College's Diversity and Inclusion goals, and enhance the overall educational experience through the development of, exposure to and participation in social, cultural intellectual, recreational and governance programs. The Director should have an entrepreneurial spirit and be prepared to build a welcoming, inclusive and supportive environment across the College. This will be accomplished through educational programming, trainings and activities that promote multicultural awareness and inclusion. The Director will provide advocacy and coordinate support to promote the success of students from diverse populations and play a lead role establishing effective college-wide strategies that support the retention and persistence of historically marginalized identities on campus. The Director will work to create a vibrant student community which supports an environment in which students can thrive. Additionally, the Director will be a key partner in developing and establishing Simmons College's first Multicultural Center--a place that will serve as a social space, resource room, activity center and location for staff offices. Essential Responsibilities:Implement programs and services that support and affirm underrepresented students;Plan, implement and assess programs that facilitate cultural engagement across campus;Provide direct, one-on-one and cohort support for traditionally underrepresented and marginalized students;Collaborate on key diversity and inclusion efforts including student leader training, faculty lecture series, critical community conversations;Create, facilitate and manage peer mentoring programs, multicultural student orientations, heritage month programming;Advise student affinity and cultural organizations (undergraduate and graduate);Coordinate academic support with colleagues in Undergraduate Advising and Student Success;Collaborate with the Office of Diversity and Inclusion on programs, trainings and faculty and staff development efforts;Facilitate group discussions and town hall meetings in response to campus, national and global events;Assist in the development of collaborative partnerships and serve on institutional committees to establish and implement programs which enhance the retention and success of students of diverse backgrounds;Serve on the College's Diversity & Inclusion Action Council and Bias Response Team.QualificationsThe ideal candidate for this position will have:Master's degree in educational administration, higher education, counseling or related field;A minimum of 8 years of professional experience in the area of multicultural affairs, diversity and inclusion, student activities or working with traditionally underrepresented student populations;Demonstrated success in program planning and implementation, supervision, and student organization advising;The ability to work independently and as a member of committees and teams; this individual should have strong community-building and group facilitation skills.Instructions to Applicants: Please submit a resume and cover letter with your application.As a College committed to diversity, Simmons encourages applications broadly. Simmons is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to continuing to develop a more diverse faculty, staff, student body and curriculum.
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