Director of The Multicultural Engagement Center

University of Texas at Austin in Texas

Deadline Open until filled
Date Posted June 27, 2014
Type Administrative
Salary Not specified
Employment Type Full-time

The Division of Diversity and Community Engagement at The University of Texas at Austin invites applicants for the position of Director of the Multicultural Engagement Center (MEC).  The Multicultural Engagement Center is housed within the Student Diversity Initiatives (SDI) portfolio, which includes the Gender and Sexuality Center: Serving Women and Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual, Transgender, Queer and Ally Communities. Student Diversity Initiatives works with students to create safe spaces where they can pursue academic interests, develop leadership skills, and advocate for communities. Through social justice education and community building, SDI empowers students to challenge inequity, marginalization, and injustice.  


The core purpose of the MEC is to transform the lives of students by providing leadership development, educational opportunities, and culturally relevant and social justice focused support services.  Home to six student agencies including Afrikan American Affairs, Asian Desi Pacific Islander American Collective, Latino/a Leadership Council, Native American and Indigenous Collective, Queer People of Color and Allies, and Students for Equity and Diversity, the MEC serves as a cultural and educational resource center for all UT Austin students. Visit the MEC website at


The Director of Multicultural Engagement Center will report to the Executive Director for Student Diversity Initiatives and be responsible for providing program, personnel, and budgetary leadership and oversight for the MEC.  Prospective candidates should possess competencies in social justice education and facilitation, student affairs theory and practice, student identity development, multicultural program development, implementation, management and evaluation. Successful candidates will have a minimum of a masters degree, approximately 5-7 years of professional experience working with multicultural and diverse student populations, and be actively involved in professional development about multicultural and diverse student populations.


Application Process: Information on applying for this position is available at Review of applications will begin immediately. The deadline to apply is July 11, 2014 with a start date of September 2014. 


The University of Texas at Austin is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. The University of Texas at Austin is committed to diversity, and we encourage women and members of underrepresented groups to apply.


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