The Division of Student Affairs at St. John Fisher University invites applications for the Director for the Office of Multicultural Affairs. This is an exciting time in the division and at the University with the recent appointment of our Senior Diversity Officer, the development of the University's Inclusion Council, and the implementation of a new CORE curriculum that inspires students to apply their education to the big questions that face us as a community today. The successful candidate will enhance the student experience through culturally relevant services, guided by the mission of St. John Fisher University and goals of our Strategic Plan regarding diversity, equity, and inclusion. This position supports the success and well-being of traditionally underrepresented students, serving as an advocate and mentor. This position also engages and educates the broader student body in learning experiences through education programs focused on diversity, self-understanding, inclusion, and advocacy. The director will partner across the institution to deepen the sense of belonging and prepare our students to positively impact today's complex, global world. This work will be accomplished in close collaboration with the Senior Diversity Officer.
St. John Fisher University is a coeducational liberal arts institution located just outside of Rochester, New York with approximately 2,700 full-time undergraduate students and 1,000 graduate students. The University is a collaborative community dedicated to teaching, learning, and scholarship in a student-centered educational environment. The University engages individuals in lives of intellectual inquiry, professional integrity, and civic responsibility, where diversity and service to others are valued and practiced.
Serve as a resource, mentor, and advocate for traditionally underrepresented students
Review student life policies and make recommendations to ensure underrepresented students are supported and successful
Provide educational and cultural support to student organizations
Advise student groups, particularly underrepresented student groups and multicultural student organizations on campus
Be visible and available to students who desire to learn, engage, and discuss diversity issues
Utilize the Fisher Outcomes and implement continuous improvement in educational and cultural programs, services, and resources sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Affairs
Develop, execute, and benchmark student workshops and trainings focused on diversity, social identity development, cultural humility, intersectionality, allyship, and related topics.
Engage in on-going professional development to remain knowledgeable on current issues
Foster multicultural awareness and cross-cultural interaction among students
Collaborate with, and provide consultative services to, the division related to diversity, equity, and inclusion
Engage with the restorative practices model at the University and assist in mediating conflicts or student incidents that pertain to students' sense of belonging
Support Strategic Plan initiatives in the areas of diversity, equity, and inclusion for students
Prepare and manage annual office budget aligned with annual goals
Complete other duties as assigned by Vice President for Student Affairs
We are seeking candidates with genuine passion for working with and supporting students in their academic, professional, and personal development; knowledge and understanding of student development and identity development; the ability to serve as a collaborative team member and build relationships across the institution and with external constituents; demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects and initiatives independently; and experience with advising. The Director must be trustworthy and approachable with a demonstrated history of working with integrity, sound judgement, and problem-solving skills; have effective verbal and written communication skills; and have strong organizational and administrative abilities.
Education / Experience:
Master's degree in student affairs, counseling, higher education administration, or other discipline, or a terminal degree in a relevant field required
Three to five years of progressive relevant experience in a collegiate setting in multicultural affairs, student life, or related fields
Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with persons from a variety of backgrounds and perspectives
Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging
Experience working with traditionally underrepresented students or communities
Experience in advising and programming
Experience with budget management
Competencies / Skills:
Ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects and initiatives independently
Established pattern of high attention to detail
Outstanding interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills
Multicultural competence and the ability to work effectively with a diverse student body
Effective human relations skills and a thorough understanding of student development
Strong desire to build relationships with students, colleagues, and college partners
Communicate effectively orally and in writing, including the ability to engage one-on-one and in public forums
Exceptional interpersonal and organizational skills
Demonstrated history of working with integrity and sound judgment, as well as the ability to make difficult decisions
12 months and 35 hours per week
Special Conditions for Eligibility:
The position will remain open until filled, however priority consideration, and application review, will begin on May 8, 2023. To be considered for this position, please submit your cover letter, resume and the names and contact information for three references online at https://jobs.sjfc.edu/postings/2896.
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St. John Fisher College is an independent, liberal arts institution in the Catholic tradition of American higher education. The College emphasizes liberal learning for students in traditional academic disciplines, as well as for those in more directly career-oriented fields. We are committed to enriching the work, teaching and life experiences for all faculty and staff, in support of the College’s mission. Human Resources is dedicated to providing high quality service with a true sense of personal value for all faculty, staff and their families and consistently meeting or exceeding expectations in all human capital disciplines. Mission: St. John Fisher College is a collaborative community dedicated to teaching, learning, and scholarship in a student-centered educational environment. The College is guided by its liberal arts tradition and its Catholic heritage, as expressed in the motto of its founders, the Basilian Fathers: “teach me goodness, discipline, and knowledge.” Fisher engages individuals in lives of intellectual inquiry, professional integrity, and civic responsibility, where diversity and service to others are valued and practiced.