This position will provide leadership for diversity education programs and services that support minority, marginalized, and underrepresented sexual and racial identities and educate the general student, faculty, and staff population on issues of equity, diversity, and inclusion. Furthermore, this position provides direct and indirect support for various programs and initiatives for the office by supervising full-time staff, graduate assistants, and interns. Additionally, this position stands in for the director and performs other duties as assigned and as needed. The incumbent provides guidance and leadership for the retention and assessment efforts of the department by coordinating data management, generating reports, communications efforts, etc.
Essential Duties, Tasks and Responsibilities
LGBTQ+ and Diversity Education Programs, Services, and Student Support:
Support the diversity initiatives of the Office of Multicultural Affairs for students, faculty and staff at BGSU by coordinating LGBTQ+ and diversity education, workshops, programs, support groups, mentoring programs, etc.
Coordinate and/or supervise general diversity education programs for students, student groups, classrooms, events for students, student leader, etc.
Work with the Inclusive Leadership Certificate Program and other diversity education programs for students.
Work with faculty and staff to identify trainings on diversity and inclusion for professional development.
Serve as Chair to Student Affairs LGBT Advisory Board, consisting of faculty, staff, students, and community members.
Serve as an advisor to the Black Student Union, Latino Student Union or Queer Trans Student Union as needed.
Serve as a campus-wide consultant regarding concerns, issues, etc. related to diverse students and provide consulting and programming support for Firelands Campus.
Multicultural Advising and Retention Support:
Assist diverse students with implementing academic success strategies, overcoming transitional issues, social integration, challenges with identity and the intersectionality of identities, financial aid awareness, etc.
Provide holistic/intrusive advising on a walk-in basis and through caseload assignment for at-risk and diverse students.
Provides leadership for the programming and conferences that take place. Responsible for the oversite of planning committees for all Admissions (i.e. SOAR), Access, Diversity & Inclusion Programs, Issues Conferences, student organizations and other university and community partners.
Provide leadership to the team in selecting current issues and topics affecting diverse populations at the local, state, and national levels and integrate these issues into the programs. Negotiate contracts for programs.
Provide support for the Summer Link (summer bridge) program for first-year students.
Oversee recruitment efforts for the retention programs of the office, and teach as needed.
Monitor diverse students’ academic progress by reviewing mid-term grades, retention data and recommending solutions to address issues as needed.
Research best practices and benchmark to keep office efforts most effective, updated and cutting edge.
Represent the department at meetings that impact the advising & retention of diverse student populations such as the Student Affairs Assessment Committee meeting and other University, Regional and National meetings
Participate in Office of Admissions recruitment programs such as SOAR, road trips, Guidance Counselor Days, Preview Days, etc. as needed.
Help increase the access, retention, and success of underserved, underrepresented, and marginalized students.
Directly or indirectly leads, coordinates and/or supervises diversity and multicultural programs scheduling for the office and adherence to protocol for implementing programs.
Manages budgets for programs and writes grants to support funding efforts.
Help foster/ create an inclusive and culturally aware campus and utilize theory and practice to provide support for the following: diversity and leadership training, study abroad, fellowships, scholarships and internships, student engagement, service opportunities, and leadership
Supervision of staff:
Ensuring that goals and objectives are being met. Managing funding appropriately
Other duties as assigned by the director or AVP
Knowledge, Skills or Abilities
Excellent skills data management, quantitative and qualitative report writing skills;
Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills;
Possess strategic planning, management and a commitment to continuous improvement;
Ability to interpret and apply policies impacting the mission of the Office of Multicultural Affairs;
Knowledge of retention strategies and theories for diverse student groups;
Ability to keep complete, detailed, and accurate records; ability to gather and analyze data and to draw relevant conclusions from the data;
Experience working with and programming for LGBTQ students and Students of Color
Budget management experience; and
Advanced word processing skills and computer skills.
Full-time, Administrative staff position available. Administrative Grade Level 356. Salary is commensurate with education and experience. Full benefit package available.
Deadline to apply: May 8, 2019
For a complete job description & to apply for this position visit https://bgsu.hiretouch.com/ or contact the Office of Human Resources at (419) 372-8421. BGSU. AA/EEO/Disabilities/Veterans. In compliance with the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation in order to apply for a position with Bowling Green State University, please call 419-372-8421.
Master's Degree required in College Student Personnel, Counseling or related fields. Successful candidate must have Master’s Degree conferred at the time of application.
Also the following experience is required:
1-3 years’ experience supervising graduate or professional staff
1-3 years’ experience in event planning
1 years’ experience advising diverse student populations in an effort to help support and retain and subsequently graduate diverse students
1-3 years’ experience overseeing and maintaining a budget for programs
About Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green State University is a tier-one, public university serving 19,000 students on two campuses in northwest Ohio. The University has nationally recognized programs and research in the natural and social sciences, education, arts, business, health and wellness, humanities and applied technologies. BGSU seeks talented individuals to join our community in Bowling Green, Ohio, recognized as one of the “Best College Towns of America.”Bowling Green State University provides experiences that enhance lives. Students are prepared for lifelong career growth, lives of engaged citizenship and leadership in a global society. U.S. News and World Report names BGSU as one of the top public universities nationwide with a strong commitment to first-year programs that lead to success. Within our transformative learning community, we build a welcoming, safe and diverse environment where the creative ideas and achievements of all can benefit others throughout Ohio, the nation and the world.