The Director of Intercultural Engagement has primary responsibility for student advocacy, programming and services aimed at shaping the understanding of and appreciation for diversity; working to enhance the campus climate for diversity and inclusion; and providing support in order to retain student populations who have been historically underrepresented and marginalized, due to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, religion, ability, citizenship or sexual orientation. As a staff member in the Division of Student Affairs (DSA), the Director of Intercultural Engagement is expected to undertake all responsibilities in a manner that reflects the Catholic, Jesuit mission of the University as well as the principles of student development theory. This is a full time, 12-month position and reports to the Assistant Vice President of Student Affairs.
Duties and Responsibilities:
1.Leads and represents Intercultural Engagement in the day-to-day operations of the unit, ensuring safety of students, consistency of practice and maintenance of optimum service levels. 2.Leads DSA in the design and implementation of cultural competency programs for students and student organizations. 3.Assesses the effectiveness, measure progress, and establish priorities for all areas of responsibility while assisting staff members that encourage belonging and community, identity development and allyship. 4.Mentors, advocates and supports student leaders and organizations as they engage intercultural programming initiatives consistent with the unit's mission. 5.Hires, supervises and mentors professional staff of the Intercultural Engagement including those working in the LGBTQ+ Resource Center. 6.Leads the IE in cultivating a sense of belonging and community, identity development and allyship for students from historically marginalized and/or underrepresented populations 7.Leads the staff in encouraging and challenging all students, including majority students, to inquire about the construction of marginalized identities and create active learning environments that enhance their awareness and exploration of why and how social identities inform cultural and communal development. 8.Coordinates programming, advocacy, and mentoring for the Hispanic/Latinx student community. 9.Consults with the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, Office of Student Development and Academic Affairs units to support recruitment and retention for underrepresented groups. 10.Provides leadership for multicultural pre-orientation program Ready to Inspire Success and Excellence (RISE) 11.Serves as a support person and referral source for historically underrepresented and marginalized student populations as needed. 12.Supports the University's Hispanic Serving Institution Initiatives. 13.Provides direction for a comprehensive intercultural programming calendar for the University community, including but not limited to Pan-African, Hispanic/Latinx, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (Pride Month) Native American/Indigenous, Asian & Pacific Islander Heritage Celebrations in partnership with academic and co-curricular departments. 14.Manages budgets and maintains policies and procedures related to the Intercultural Engagement functional areas. 15.Engages in outreach and collaborative programming with University departments and campus student service units, including the Office of Student Development, Office of Residence Life, Career Services Center, the Office of International Education and the Educational Opportunity Program. 16.Reviews promotional materials (written and electronic) regarding Intercultural Engagement Center programs and services. 17.Undertakes additional responsibilities as assigned by the Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs. a.Participates in Division of Student Affairs and University-wide committees, activities and programs. b.Assists in the design and implementation of student assessments and program evaluations. c.With the other members of the Division of Student Affairs, designs and implements peer education, leadership development and community service programs. d.Responds to reported bias incidents as needed e.Provides on-site supervision for selected evening and weekend events. 18.Serves as a university conduct administrator as needed. 19.Performs other duties and responsibilities as required, assigned, or requested.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Master’s degree in Student Personnel Administration, Higher Education Administration or related field from an accredited university.
Minimum of 6 years post-master's degree experience in the administration of college student programs with diverse student populations in higher education, as well as experience with leadership training and intercultural programming, including three (3) years supervisory experience with professionals.
Strong working knowledge of higher education diversity, social justice and inclusion best practices.
Excellent track record of facilitating dialogues around social change.
Strong oral and written communication skills.
Commitment to, knowledge of and experiences with intercultural and community service programming, leadership development, and student activities; and values compatible with and supportive of Marquette’s mission as a culturally diverse, Catholic, Jesuit University.
Demonstrate knowledge of, and experience in, serving diverse student populations in higher education, and a proven track record of developing and sustaining effective programs with learning outcomes, the integration of in and out of classroom collaborations with faculty and staff.
Demonstrate effective leadership abilities.
Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Previous experience in a similar role in higher education.
Knowledge of relevant scholarship on student development in diverse contexts (e.g. Racial and Ethnic Identity Development, Feminist, Student Development Theory, etc.).
The director will actively exercise the management skills, networking capabilities, and intellectual acumen pertaining to the construction and politics of identity to anchor the Office and to provide leadership to a team of three full-time professionals and multiple graduate and undergraduate student staff members.
Working knowledge of federal and state laws applicable to position including but not limited to FERPA, Title VII and Title IX.
Bilingual in Spanish.
Special Instructions to Applicants :
Position will be posted until filled.
Internal Number: 11239
About Marquette University
Marquette University is a Catholic, Jesuit university located near the heart of downtown Milwaukee, WI, that offers a comprehensive range of majors in 11 nationally and internationally recognized colleges and schools. A Marquette education offers students a virtually unlimited number of paths and destinations and prepares them for the world by asking them to think critically about it.