Assistant Director of Multicultural Student Affairs

Iowa State University in Iowa

Deadline September 21, 2014
Date Posted August 20, 2014
Type Administrative
Salary Commensurate with experience
Employment Type Full-time


Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, marital status, disability, or protected veteran status, and will not be discriminated against.The division of Student Affairs at Iowa State University is seeking applications for a student Services Specialist IV to serve as the Assistant Director of Multicultural Student Affairs. This position will provide leadership for developing and implementing programs for the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs (MSA) which serves as a primary resource to Iowa State students who self-identify as African American, American Indian/Alaskan Native, Asian American, Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, Latina/o, and/or Multiracial. This position will have a particular focus on the academic success, retention, and graduation of non-scholarship multicultural students, multicultural men college students, and off-campus multicultural students in the ISU community. This is done in support of department, division, and university missions regarding diversity, academic standards, and recruitment and retention of a diverse student population.

As a member of the Multicultural Student Affairs team, the Assistant Director of Multicultural Student Affairs will provide leadership in developing and implementing programs and services targeted toward multicultural student population intervention and retention efforts, including first year student outreach to ensure a seamless transition to Iowa State. Additional duties of this position include supervision, hiring, training, and evaluation of staff; collaboration with other departments in recruitment and retention of multicultural students; and performing liaison work with other areas of the university.

The successful candidate for this position will possess strong oral and written communication skills and strong interpersonal and administrative skills. The successful candidate must demonstrate knowledge related to the experiences of multicultural college students and have a willingness to work in a flexible environment, while understanding that the needs of students and the needs of the institution will evolve over time.       


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