Heidelberg University, located in Tiffin, Ohio, is seeking qualified candidates passionate about sharing their knowledge, implementing strategies for student engagement and success, and building a community of education excellence. Heidelberg University seeks a dynamic individual to fill the immediate need for a Director of Multicultural Student Affairs. This position is in the University Student Affairs department. Heidelberg University offers a strong liberal arts curriculum and professional education programs with the mission of personal, intellectual, and professional development, leading to a life of purpose with distinction.
Heidelberg University is a student-focused community with a significant commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty, staff, and students. Individuals who value, demonstrate, and promote diversity, equity, and inclusion are preferred candidates for Heidelberg’s vacant positions. Additionally, we are seeking faculty and staff members who are interested in positively contributing to vital University initiatives in student recruitment, engagement, retention, success, persistence, graduation and placement.
Reporting to the Dean of Student Affairs, the Director of Multicultural Student Affairs is responsible for developing and facilitating programs and services to build an inclusive campus, to support the efforts for recruiting, retaining and graduating diverse students; and, to educate, improve awareness, respect, and appreciation of multiculturalism and diversity to contribute a positive campus climate. This position works collaboratively with a wide variety of administrative and academic departments across the university community to promote programs and strategies which complement underrepresented students’ overall academic experience in order to help them retain and graduate.
The successful candidate will have demonstrated experience, qualifications and abilities, including:
A bachelor’s degree in multicultural affairs, student personnel, counseling or related field, and 2-4 years of successful student affairs experience multicultural and diversity education inclusive of campus and community leadership and commitment to the development of diverse student populations.
Ability to assess program needs and develop and coordinate new programming initiatives.
A demonstrated commitment to diversity in all its forms, including a track record of individual action and institutional programming.
Excellent written communication skills, and the ability to speak persuasively to a variety of audiences, including students, parents, faculty, and alumni.
A demonstrated leadership style that builds confidence in staff, promotes teamwork, enhances creativity and motivation, and builds consensus in a high-energy and high-task environment.
A tolerance for ambiguity and a willingness to manage diverse and frequently changing assignments, particularly the ability to do so with a positive attitude and a sense of humor in a high-task environment.
Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
Ability to serve as a member of the campus on-call response team comprising of evening, night, and weekend on-call duty (rotational).
Experience with budgetary and fiscal management of programming and organization funds and accounts.
Ability and commitment to advocating for student success.
In addition, the ideal candidate will model Heidelberg University’s core values of integrity, honesty, humility, transparency, respectfulness, diversity, caring, loyalty, and accountability in all work.
For consideration, or to obtain additional information, please visit www.heidelberg.edu/careers where the online application is available. Candidates should upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and professional references. Review of candidates will begin immediately and will continue until the position has been filled.
About Heidelberg University
Heidelberg University is a community of learning that promotes and nurtures intellectual, personal and professional development, leading to a life of purpose with distinction.Heidelberg will be a welcoming, student-centered university where in-class and out-of-class learning is seamless and continuous. Both the undergraduate and graduate curriculums will effectively integrate liberal arts and professional preparation across disciplines to prepare our students to be global citizens who communicate effectively, think critically and serve thoughtfully.Statement of Educational Philosophy and ValuesHeidelberg University, in the Liberal Arts tradition, educates persons who can act effectively and with integrity in a world of change. It cherishes academic excellence, honors knowledge, encourages original research, and promotes a lifelong commitment to free inquiry. Heidelberg is dedicated to being a diverse community that challenges students to understand their cultural heritage and the contemporary world, to explore frontiers of knowledge, and to develop powers of mind and spirit. In keeping with its historic affiliation with the United Church of Christ, students, faculty, and staff and ...the Board of Trustees work together to understand and respect diverse cultures, religions and lifestyles. Heidelberg University develops individuals with high moral and ethical standards who are productive in their life's work, engaged in their communities, and responsible citizens of the world.