Assistant Director of the Office of Multicultural and Student Affairs (OMSA)

Code: 14422 Posted: 06/14/2018

Assistant Director of Multicultural Student Affairs

University of Wisconsin-Parkside

 

Position Location: Southeastern, WI

The University of Wisconsin-Parkside invites applications for the position of Assistant Director of the Office of Multicultural and Student Affairs (OMSA).

The Assistant Director of the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs (OMSA) is responsible for assisting the campus in access, retention and persistence to graduation of multicultural and first generation students of various backgrounds. Responsibilities also include leadership of multicultural educational programming and leadership opportunities for students, student advocacy and development, being a campus resource ensuring student knowledge and use of campus resources and services, and professional development opportunities for staff. Manage and lead the day to day operations of the office of Multicultural Student Affairs. The Assistant Director of OMSA provides supervision and assessment of services and personnel, manages conflicts, and develops effective communication and relationships with students, faculty, staff and administration. In addition, serves on various committees to provide insight and understanding of the various populations entering higher education. The Assistant Director ensures accountability of the department budgets and prepares and administers the budget for OMSA.

 

 

Qualifications

 

Required:

  • Master’s degree in Higher Education, Student Personnel Administration or related field.
  • Experience managing staff, projects and budgets
  • Experience developing and managing programs supporting Multicultural/Disadvantaged students and first generation students.

Preferred:

  • Experience working in a post-secondary setting
  • Preferred Bi-Lingual in Spanish

 

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

 

 

Leadership:

  • Be an advocate to the campus administration, staff, students and the community in the interest of multicultural and first generation students.
  • Develop excellent communication strategies and be a champion of communication to the staff, students, administration and the community regarding programs, student issues, campus climate issues and related areas.
  • Work with staff to ensure programs are in line with student success model and serve as a resource to campus units and academic divisions regarding student success.
  • Develop a network between the campus and the community to provide well rounded support for students.
  • Assist in improving the satisfaction of students of color with the campus climate by providing workshops, focus groups, symposia, and provide human relations and diversity workshops/trainings as needed.
  • Provide general orientation, guidance and advisory assistance to students of color; responding to their needs, concerns, and academic progress, and make recommendations when necessary.
  • Annually assess multicultural student concerns and levels of satisfaction with the University and relay summaries and recommendations to the Director.
  • Enhance outreach to local and regional community organizations and agencies that are actively engaged in advancing educational opportunities for Hispanic students.

 

Program Management:

  • Provide leadership, guidance, planning and assessment to the programs that serve multicultural and disadvantaged students such as retention programs, bridge programs, mentoring programs and additional academic activities.
  • Oversee campus and Minority/Disadvantaged programs including assessment and evaluation of activities; analyze and write reports on campus programs.
  • Provide assistance to students of color in the planning and development of cultural programs and to develop innovative programming.
  • Work with community leaders who have an investment in the persistence of Multicultural/Disadvantaged and first generation students in higher education to help solicit and structure their support to increase student success.

Operations:

  • Work with the director on preparing, administering, and manage department and program budgets.
  • Work with staff on professional development; goal planning; recruitment of student staff.
  • Evaluate professional staff and provide performance management evaluations.
  • Provide leadership of day to day operations in OMSA.

Essential Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of successful models and theories of student success and in particular those that support multicultural/disadvantaged students.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks, projects and competing priorities.
  • Excellent communication skills both written and oral.
  • Ability to support and relate to the experience of minorities and disadvantaged undergraduates.
  • Ability to manage staff and provide leadership to encourage growth and professional development.
  • Ability to design and implement successful programs using data driven metrics
  • Ability to develop program awareness to the campus and community to ensure advocacy, support and success of programs.
  • Ability to work on a computer for long periods of time
  • Ability to drive/travel to conferences and to schools.

 

 

The University and Area

 

UW-Parkside is a regional comprehensive university that is committed to accessibility, academic excellence, student success, diversity, and community engagement. This beautiful campus is on 700 acres of woodland & prairie in the heart of the Milwaukee/Chicago corridor, between Racine and Kenosha and near Lake Michigan. The university enrolls approximately 5,000 students, many of whom are first- generation and nontraditional students. UW-Parkside benefits from the diversity of the communities it services in Kenosha, Racine, and Walworth Counties. Kenosha and Racine are small cities that offer tranquility and convenience. The myriad attractions of Milwaukee and Chicago are easily accessible, as is the solitude of the country. UW-Parkside is strongly committed to creating and maintaining a multicultural, pluralistic campus environment.

 

The tri-county region that comprises the University’s primary service area is home to an impressive array of businesses. There are more than 10,000 small businesses in the region, as well as a large number of globally-recognized employers. The college, through its active, engaged Advisory Board, enjoys a close relationship with many of these businesses. For further information regarding the University and community, please see our website at www.uwp.edu

 

 

Review of Applications

 

Applications received by 11:59 PM Tuesday, July 17th , 2018, are ensured full consideration. Position is open until filled.

 

 

Application Process

 

STEP 1: Please select the applicable link below:

 

External Applicants: https://www.careers.wisconsin.edu  (Candidates NOT currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System) – follow link then continue to STEP 2

Internal Applicants: https://www.hrs.wisconsin.edu (Candidates currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System) – follow link then under “Main Menu” choose:

  • “Self Service”
  • “Recruiting”
  • “Careers”

STEP 2: Under "Job Search" choose:

  • "More Options"
  • Job Opening ID: "14422"
  • "Search"
  • Select "Assistant Director of Multicultural Student Affairs"
  • Click "Apply"
  • You must login before you can apply. Input your "User Name" and "Password" and select "Login"

 

If you have not yet registered, click "Register Now" to begin the registration process

 

STEP 3: Submit application materials:

Please be sure to complete all required fields and include all required documents before submitting your application. Once submitted, you will not be able to edit or attach any application materials. Files must be complete to be considered. Please include the following documents:

  • Cover letter addressing your qualifications for the position
  • CV/Resume
  • 3 Professional References

You must select "SUBMIT", selecting "Save" will not forward your application materials to the search committee.

 

If you have questions about how to apply go to https://kb.wisc.edu/hrs/page.php?id=21544

 

Please Note:
In instances where the Search and Screen Committee is unable to ascertain from a candidate’s application materials whether she/he meets all of the required qualifications, or if all of the application materials are not submitted, they will be evaluated as not meeting such qualifications and may be excluded from further consideration.

 

 

Salary and Benefits

 

Commensurate with experience and education. The UW System provides a liberal benefits package, including participation in a state pension plan.


Benefit Details: https://www.wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/benefits/download/summaries/fasl.pdf

Total Compensation Estimator: https://www.wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/benefits/totalcomp/

 

 

Contact Information


If you have any questions, need accommodations, or submitted your application with missing materials, call or email:

 

April Puryear

University of Wisconsin Parkside

Office: (262) 595-2674

Email: puryeara@uwp.edu

 

 

Legal Notices

 

Employment will require a criminal background check in accordance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act.

Note: Criminal Background Check - The Department of Workforce Development, Equal Rights Division prohibits employers from using criminal background check information, policies or practices that have a “disparate impact” and is not “job-related and consistent with business necessity” in hiring decisions. All information used to screen or hire job applicants should relate to the duties of the job.

UW-Parkside is an AA/EEO employer:  All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, or protected veteran status. Individuals from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

It is the policy of UW-Parkside to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants with disabilities. If you need assistance or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact the Office of Human Resources at 262-595-2204. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual's disability.

In compliance with the Clery Act of 1998, the University of Wisconsin Parkside Crime Statistics Report is available at https://www.uwp.edu/live/offices/universitypolice/crimestats.cfm. Call the UW-Parkside Campus Police Office at (262) 595-2455 for a paper copy of the annual report

Contact Name: April Puryear

Contact Phone: 2625952674

Contact Email: puryeara@uwp.edu

900 Wood Road · P.O. Box 2000 · Kenosha, WI 53141-2000 P 262-595-2345