GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES: Program Assistant will assist Multicultural Student Services (MSS) in the designing, implementing and enhancing of the multicultural students' experience at Augsburg resulting in retention, academic excellence and graduation. Lead ongoing operations of the four Multicultural Student Services Directors and Oyate' Commons.
Lead in implementing programing for Scholastic Connections including the application process, selection, and coordination of mentors and programming throughout the year.
Manage Scholastic Connections budget.
Serve as the department's point of contact to internal and external contacts.
Maintain records in order to track progress and reviews and create reports for 1) Scholastic Connections 2) Multicultural Student Services Scholarships 3) Oyate Retreat (4) Prospective students through admissions/slate.
Assist Assistant Dean of Students/ Director of Pan-Asian Student Services on projects as needed.
Plan and organize logistic events, ensuring smooth operation for 1) Oyate Retreat 2) student dear gatherings 3) MSS Leadership Scholarship Dinner.
Assist with department large events (study abroad fairs, tabling, international education week in November, campus visits from international partners, faculty "lunch and learn" events, Powwow, etc).
Advise student organization International Student Organization (ISO)
Director supervision of student workers including job posting, hiring, evaluating, delegating and managing workflow, and scheduling work hours.
Update websites for all departments.
Prepare agendas and materials for department and committee meetings.
ADDITIONAL EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED:
Monitor and track Scholastic Connection program budget and student worker budget to ensure budget compliance.
Communicate with other departments about events, issues, and other matters to provide a point of contact for the department.
All other duties as apparent or assigned by supervisor(s).
High School; Bachelor's degree preferred.
Minimum of three (3) years' relevant experience to include experience in multicultural/diversity activities and programming, office management, and/or higher education student programming.
Demonstrated intercultural competency.
Demonstrated knowledge and experience in program planning and/or event management.
Demonstrated facilitation/presentation skills to large and small audiences.
Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and to prioritize and organize workflow.
Ability to work effectively and collaboratively in a diverse work environment.
Basic understanding and knowledge of student/human development.
Ability to work independently and/or with little or no supervision at times.
Ability to set and meet deadlines and to be attentive to details.
Ability to supervise, teach, train, advise, and mentor students.
Ability to maintain confidentiality and to demonstrate patience and understanding.
WORK ENVIRONMENT AND PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
Typical work environment is an office.
Regular phone, computer keyboard, mouse and monitor use.
Sitting for long periods of time.
Repetitive arm, hand, finger motions.
Occasional intense work environment at the start of semesters and during students' crisis time.
Occasional evening and weekend hours during the academic year.
Augsburg University offers more than 50 undergraduate majors and nine graduate degrees to more than 3,500 students of diverse backgrounds. The student-faculty ratio is 13:1 and is characterized by strong teaching in small classes.
The University's Mission
Augsburg University educates students to be informed citizens, thoughtful stewards, critical thinkers, and responsible leaders. The Augsburg experience is supported by an engaged community that is committed to intentional diversity in its life and work. An Augsburg education is defined by excellence in the liberal arts and professional studies, guided by the faith and values of the Lutheran church, and shaped by its urban and global settings.
Located in the heart of the Twin Cities, Augsburg’s main campus surrounds Murphy Square, the oldest park in Minneapolis. The University of Minnesota West Bank campus and the University of Minnesota Fairview Medical Center are across the street from Augsburg, with the Mississippi River and the Seven Corners theatre district just a few blocks away.
The 23-acre campus consists of a mix of historic and newer buildings that reflect the contemporary needs of the academic pr...ograms. Augsburg’s newest signature academic building, the Hagfors Center for Science, Business, and Religion, opened for classes January 8, 2018. In addition to its Minneapolis campus, Augsburg has a location in Rochester, Minnesota, and maintains international sites and staff in Mexico, Nicaragua, and Namibia.