The Intercultural Specialist of the Latin & Hispanic Culture Center provides vision, leadership, and direction of the day to day operations of the Latin & Hispanic Culture Center. The Intercultural Specialist ensures that the University is inclusive in carrying out its mission by providing programs and activities that promote an understanding of Latin & Hispanic cultures and that facilitate the academic success and personal development of students as well as the effectiveness of faculty and staff. The Intercultural Specialist also provides management of fiscal resources associated with the support of the center and facilitates direct service and programs as they relate to academic success of Latin & Hispanic Students.
-Master's Degree in higher education, cultural studies, counseling, psychology or related field. -At least 5 years of related experience. -Previous experience supervising students and/or others. -Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. -Experience creating and providing programming for university students, faculty, and staff regarding diversity and inclusion issues. -Experience with program evaluation and managing budgets in a higher education setting. -Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively. -Understanding of strategies that facilitate college student success. -A commitment to the ideals of inclusive excellence and social justice.
Essential Functions and percent of time::
30% Run day to-day operations of the center including supervising student employees. Work closely with various campus offices, divisions and constituencies to provide programming and support to help increase the academic success of Latin & Hispanic students in order to help eliminate the achievement gap among various groups of students. 30% Develop and implement a variety of community engagement activities which provide outcomes that are mutually beneficial to citizens in the region and the University that help support increased enrollment of Latin & Hispanic students and to solve shared community challenges/problems. 15% Creation of programming through the Latin & Hispanic Center directly related to recruitment and retention of Latin & Hispanic students, faculty and staff. 10% Work closely with the Executive Director of Inclusive Excellence and other cultural centers and related academic departments to provide cultural programming that works to decrease discrimination, harassment and bias related incidents on campus, ultimately working to increase the cultural competence of members of the campus community. 10% Create and facilitate a mentoring program that provides students both cultural, academic and career exploration support. 5% Responsible for all electronic updates to include the center website and social media such as Facebook, Twitter, etc. to update the community on an ongoing basis.
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