190232 - Associate Director
Job Code 190232
Multicultural and First Generation Student Support
Full-time, 40 hours, 12 months
Clark University’s Multicultural and First Generation Student Support Office seeks to fill the position of Associate Director. Reporting to the Director of the Multicultural and First Generation Student Support, the successful candidate will work as part of a team to develop and execute curricular and co-curricular initiatives to support a community of almost 700 students of color and/or first generation students as they work toward their academic, leadership and career goals. Through mentoring, training and providing community spaces, we advocate, empower students to find their voice, and provide holistic resources as they actualize their potential.
Our support services include: the ACE (Advancing Clark Excellence) Summer Institute, Connections@Clark, direct 1:1 advising, and monthly student success workshops. We also offer affinity groups such as Sisters in Stride (for woman-identified students of color), FOCUS (for man-identified students of color), Queer/Trans Students of Color (for students who want to explore the intersections among gender, sexual orientation, and racial identities) and the First Generation Student Union. Through these programs and initiatives, we seek to develop socially-conscious, empowered leaders who embody Clark's Mission to Challenge Convention and Change the World.
Duties and Responsibilities
Included in a range of responsibilities, the Associate Director will:
- Lead the expansion of Connections at Clark (an identity-conscious leadership pre-Orientation program for students of color), manage our affinity groups (such as Sisters in Stride, FOCUS and Queer/Trans Students of Color) and provide academic, professional and social support to underrepresented students through 1:1 and small group advising.
- Support holistic leadership competency development within students through the creation & execution of student success workshops and mentor trainings.
- Develop and execute a new student-centered, career-based mentoring program that connects first generation college students with Clark alumni, faculty, and staff.
- Enhance collaborations with campus partners to best serve our student populations, such as Admissions, Academic Advising, Study Abroad, Career Services, and the Division of Student Affairs, while coordinating outreach efforts and the promotion of departmental, institutional, and community resources.
- Support the Director in the execution of strategic initiatives and additional programming.
- Other duties as assigned.
- A master’s degree in education, student affairs, and counseling or a related field, required; at least one year of post-graduate professional experience is strongly preferred.
- Demonstrated experience developing/supporting data-driven student support and retention initiatives that create equity and center the needs of underrepresented students.
- Experience leading student support programs within a college setting, and demonstrated success developing curriculum, resources, and trainings that center the intersectional needs of students of color and first generation college students. An intersectional framework & content knowledge in student development, higher education, access, assessment, and student persistence will be essential for the success of this role.
- Knowledge of equity-centered identity-conscious support programs, and previous experience developing curriculum, resources, and trainings that center the intersectional needs of students of color and first generation college students
- Willingness to maintain a flexible schedule to accommodate pre-planned evening or weekend programs as needed.
- Experience using MS Office programs, Design software, social media and assessment tools.
Information and Application Process Instructions
This is a full-time, 40 hours per week, 12-month position with excellent benefits, which include employee and family tuition benefits, 4 weeks of vacation, generous retirement plan, free use of campus fitness center and many more.
Review of applications will begin on January 17, 2019 with an anticipated start date of June 3, 2019.
Salary will be commensurate with skills and experience. Please email résumé and cover letter to . Applicants must reference Job code 190232 in the subject line to be considered for this position.
Clark University embraces equal opportunity and affirmative action as core values: we believe that cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity is fundamental to the success of our students, our employees and our community. This commitment applies to every aspect of education, services, and employment policies and practices at Clark. Our commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring and retention. All positions at Clark share in the responsibility for building a community that values diversity and the uniqueness of others by exhibiting integrity and respect in interacting with all members of the Clark community to create an atmosphere of fairness and belonging. We strongly encourage members from historically underrepresented communities, inclusive of all women, to apply.
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