Reporting the Senior Director of Ethnic and Intercultural Services, this position provides specific programming and services for Black students that nurture the education of the whole person (intellectual, social, interpersonal, spiritual, and civic responsibility) in an intercultural campus community. This position also collaborates with faculty in African American Studies, and staff in Ethnic and Intercultural Services Department offices, other Student Affairs departments and Academic Affairs to administer ethnic and intercultural student development programs for the entire LMU community, including biracial and multiracial students. Central to all innovative programs, projects and events, is the value of developing leadership skills among students, as well as providing greater access to resources, and increasing retention and persistence to graduation.
Typically, a Master's degree in higher education, preferably in post-secondary education or student affairs or related field or equivalent experience. The incumbent will be expected to continue upgrading knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to keep abreast of regulation/policy changes.
Minimum 4 years in multicultural advisement experience in higher education or experience in progressively responsible position. Grant writing and fundraising experience is necessary.
Demonstrated knowledge in the areas of: student development, Black identity formation and related theories, program coordination, student leader advisement, leadership development, cross-cultural development/training, conflict mediation skills, in-depth knowledge of the needs of Black, biracial, multiracial, foster care, first generation, transfers and undeclared students, conflict management, consensus building, familiarity with ethnic studies, group dynamics and fiscal management in higher education setting is preferred.
Experience working with a team in a collaborative environment.
Exemplary communication skills (both written and oral) evidenced by background in preparing comprehensive reports and executive summaries incorporating complex, highly technical information. Experienced in program evaluation and assessment of learning outcomes.
Highly developed organizational, leadership, and ethical behavior to provide a positive role model for students. Emotionally mature and gifted with social awareness and empathy.
Must be resourceful and have experience in leading training/student development programs on topics such as, but not limited to: gender oppression, racism, class dynamics, sexuality, and Black issues.
Possess sensitivity to the needs of students and ability to: develop immediate strategies to handle challenges in an appropriate manner, develop positive strategies for aiding students dealing with ethnic oppression, balance the needs of students with the policies of the administration, communicate to large audiences, set high standards for students in ethical conduct, complete paperwork on a timely basis, attend events on weekday evenings and weekends, defuse difficult cross-cultural situations and move groups toward more harmonious relations, promote positive spiritual and leadership development, apply appropriate disciplinary procedures when necessary.
Demonstrated computer competency and preferably knowledgeable of Microsoft Windows and relevant systems. Must have a solid understanding of different social media modalities.
Skills in written and oral communication that appeal to a wide audience and an intersectional understanding of the student experience.
Founded in 1911, LMU is a premier Catholic university rooted in the Jesuit and Marymount traditions. Our enrollment includes 5,962 undergraduate, 2,129 graduate and 1,278 law school students. Our 142-acre bluff-top campus is located in West Los Angeles and is among the nation's most beautiful and green campuses.