Location: Fall River, MA Category: Internal Posted On: Thu May 16 2019 Job Description:
STATEMENT OF DUTIES: The Director of Multicultural Affairs provides senior-level vision, leadership, and administrative direction to the College's initiatives regarding the recruitment, engagement, and retention of students from underrepresented backgrounds. The Director ensures delivery of services and programs for students and their family members that foster student success through collaboration with Academic Affairs and the College's many centers, including the Women's, Veteran's, and LUSO Centers. The Director also oversees the Multicultural Student Center and serves as chairperson for the College's Leading for Change committee. The Director works closely with the Dean of Enrollment, the Director of Student and Family Engagement, and the Director of Advising to lead the College effectively in order to meet its Key Performance Indicators regarding underrepresented student retention. Ultimately, the Director works collaboratively across the College to ensure the practice of shared governance and transparency, while helping to move the College towards comprehensive, innovative solutions to empower and meet the evolving needs of the Bristol community.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Reports to the Vice President for Student Services and Enrollment Management.
SUPERVISION EXERCISED: Oversees department and area staff as assigned by the Vice President for Student Services and Enrollment Management.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Provide overall vision, administration, and execution of the College's initiatives regarding the recruitment, engagement, and retention of students from underrepresented backgrounds.
Develop and unify the College's student diversity, equity, and inclusion programs and services. Chair the College's Leading for Change committee to create onboarding programs, services, and events for faculty and staff that meet changing student needs.
Track institutional progress against that of peer institutions, and incorporate best practices into campus initiatives.
Infuse and actualize an assessment strategy, in partnership with Institutional Research and Academic Affairs, to measure underrepresented student learning, effectiveness, and satisfaction to improve retention and persistence.
Establish and implement short- and long-range departmental goals, objectives, policies, and operating procedures for Multicultural Affairs while monitoring and evaluating operational effectiveness, and affecting changes required for continuous improvement.
Provide timely reports and analysis to College leadership, including the President's Leadership Team, Student Services and Enrollment Management, Academic Affairs, and Institutional Research.
Build, administer, and evaluate the Multicultural Affairs budget. Work closely with Student Services and Enrollment Management leadership to develop annual budget proposals.
Supervise, lead, and develop all Multicultural Affairs department staff and additional staff as assigned by the Vice President for Student Services and Enrollment Management. Conduct regular performance evaluations to ensure continuous improvement and identify potential opportunities for growth. Work closely with Human Resources to create talent development plans and implement appropriate performance improvement plans.
Promote a positive and inclusive work environment that supports the professional growth of staff while fostering a commitment to excellence.
Work collaboratively with college leadership to recommend and implement tactics that ensure achievement of prescribed retention goals.
Implement technological resources that scale, amplify, and measure department program and service efforts, in partnership with Information Technology and Marketing & Communications.
Serve on various leadership councils for Student Services and Enrollment Management.
Actively engage with professional organizations (e.g. NASPA, ACPA, FYE, NODA) to stay current on professional development, higher education trends, and best practices.
Lead and serve on various college committees, including the Leading for Change committee, as needed.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Master's degree in higher education or related field and experience in a higher education environment that demonstrates:
Progressive leadership and administrative experience, with at least five years as a Coordinator, Assistant, or Associate Director in a multicultural affairs center or related student affairs area, such as a Women's Center, Student Center, Athletics and Recreation, and/or Student Activities or Leadership Development.
Progressive supervision and management experience, with at least three years supervising professional staff members.
Thorough knowledge of multicultural student development, event planning, and budget management.
Successful history of collaboration with others across divisions to build effective relationships, particularly with the Admissions, Advising, Financial Aid, Academic Affairs, and Information Technology areas.
Ability to strategically manage and grow department human and capital resources.
Commitment to the community college mission and serving the needs of first-generation and traditionally underserved populations.
Strong interpersonal, verbal/written communication, and organizational skills.
Demonstrated commitment to the principles of shared governance and transparency.
A commitment to embracing diversity and serving the needs of a diverse population, including the ability to work effectively with a diverse faculty, staff, and student body.
External relations experience with community organizations and agencies, as well as with K12 schools.
Comprehensive, multi-campus community college experience.
Demonstrated technology experience with Ellucian Banner, EMS, Degree Works, and other related software packages.
Demonstrated expertise and commitment related to assessment and continuous improvement of enrollment, retention, and/or student services operations and programs demonstrating diversity outcomes.
Demonstrated ability to develop and use predictive modeling and data-analytics to enhance multicultural retention initiatives.
Ability to speak a language in addition to English.
Relative connection to a/or multiple underrepresented groups including that of race, culture, and/or identity.
POSITION STATUS: This is a full-time, non-unit position with benefits, some nights and weekends required.
SALARY: Hiring salary range $75,000 to $80,000, commensurate with education and experience.
ANTICIPATED STARTING DATE: July 2019
Internal Number: 110730
About Bristol Community College
Bristol Community College is a comprehensive, public community college accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), offering degree and certificate programs that give our students the skills they need to transition successfully to the workforce, to a four-year institution or promote individual opportunity. As one of fifteen Massachusetts community colleges, BCC offers a wide range of educational programs and community services. It develops and presents programs for the entire community, from children to senior citizens, and it is well known for its friendly atmosphere and a faculty that cares about its students. We serve more than 11,987 students at campuses in Fall River, New Bedford, Attleboro, Taunton, and online. The Workforce Education Institute develops active partnerships with business and industry, preK-12, colleges and universities, and social service agencies to maintain relevance and effectiveness of all credit and noncredit programming. The College enrolls over 18,667 students a year in community services program, in workforce development, adult literacy, personal enrichment, and our Kids College program. We value and respect diversity with...in Bristol Community College and the world while preparing well-rounded learners for employment and for life. BCC is a signatory to the American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment and as such is actively committed to sustainability throughout all areas of the College.