Assistant Director of Multicultural Student Services, Part-time Opportunity

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Position type: part-time
Location: Lewisburg, PA
Categories: Other, Student Affairs

This position is situated within Diversity and Inclusion, a division of Equity and Inclusive Excellence and houses Gender & Sexuality Resources (which includes Lesbian, Gay Bisexual Trans* and Queer Resources and the Women’s Resource Center); International Student & Scholar Services; Multicultural Student Services; and Religious and Spiritual Life. The part-time Assistant Director of Multicultural Student Services is an integral member of Diversity and Inclusion, providing a broad range of high touch, high impact resources aimed at retention, success, support, and programming for the multicultural community as well as the broader student body at Bucknell University. Major responsibilities include co-coordinating the Together Everyone Achieves More (TEAM) mentoring program (a growing peer mentoring program for underrepresented students with 60 scholars and mentors who have weekly activities ranging from individual and staff meetings), managing social gatherings and academic readiness programs, advising student organizations, and assisting in educational outreach programming (such as UnHerd, a series of in-depth social justice trainings and workshops). This position reports to the Director of Multicultural Student Services.

The Assistant Director will lead and coordinate the planning and development of programs, engagement opportunities and services designed specifically for students who identify as Latine/x (Latino, Latina, Latine, Latinx Diaspora) and provide the general campus with the opportunity to increase its awareness of the Latine/x experience and to develop knowledge and skills to combat racism against Latine/x communities.

The Assistant Director of Multicultural Student Services for Latine/x Student Engagement will lead innovative efforts to provide an integrated approach to identifying, developing, implementing, and evaluating programs and practices directed toward improving Latine/x student outreach and yield, transition to college, academic success, leadership and professional development, inclusion and retention, and enrichment of the overall Latine/x student experience.

Job Duties:

Provide Programming and Support
Lead and support the preparation of large-scale programs that celebrate the Latine/x experience, including welcome events, Feria, Latina, LACOS Gala, Latinx Heritage Month, and other special events
Facilitate leadership development and establish relationships with student organizations (i.e., Latine Alliance for Community and Opportunity for Students)
Coordinate, plan and implement social, cultural and educational events
Manage educational and student development and programs that speak to the particular needs and Latine/x experiences of students
Conduct ongoing assessment of programs and events as well as annual goals and objectives related to the Latine/x student experience
Assess the campus climate as it relates to the Latine/x Student Experience
Create spaces for learning and dialogue about the Latine/x experience (i.e., Spanish for heritage speakers program)
Collaborate with Campus Partners in Latin American Students, the Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity and Gender

Support the TEAM Mentoring Program
Facilitate leadership development opportunities.
Regularly meet with TEAM program participants.
Coordinate with mentors, monthly cultural, social and academic programming.
Support the development of a strong community for racially marginalized students
Recruit, screen, select and train the Peer Assistants and Peer Leaders.
Assist in transporting participants to/from various events.
Facilitate sessions on high school to college transition and student success.
Be available for emergencies in conjunction with the Director of Multicultural Student Services.

Develop and distribute marketing content for the Multicultural Student Services programs
Coordinate the Multicultural Student Services Web Page maintenance with the Communications Department.
Responsible for the management and design, inventory, and distribution of print and electronic publications.
Assist in maintaining a social media and virtual presence.

Provide coordination and assistance for outreach programming such as workshops, lectures, and training in the UnHerd Series.

Provide coordination and planning for immersive cultural and service opportunities.
Set up pre-departure orientation, meetings, and curriculum.
Plan transportation, lodging, and site visits.
Implement advertising and application procedures.

Collaborate with Residential Education
Work in consultation with residence life to communicate break opportunities, storage, and meal accessibility.
Partner with Residential Education to support La Casa de Todes, a Latine/x community themed housing option)
Engage with the Resident Assistant and affinity leader for La Casa in order to support programming efforts for the house and the broader community.

Serve as a liaison to student organizations.
Communicate and coordinate plans for campus-wide events initiated by Multicultural Student Services and related departments.
Assist student organizations to create programs that complement the goals of Multicultural Student Services.

Participate in meetings & professional development opportunities.
Attend individual meetings with the Director of Multicultural Student Services.
Attend departmental staff meetings, divisional meetings, and other meetings as requested.
Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

-Bachelors degree and 2 years of related work experience or Master’s degree in Higher Education, Student Affairs, or related field.
- At least one year of full time or equivalent experience working with underrepresented populations in a college/university setting
- Experience advising underrepresented students, individually and as members of student organizations, with an emphasis on identity and leadership development
- Driver’s license with clear driving record for a minimum of two years
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite as well as ability/willingness to learn programs such as InDesign, Adobe, Photoshop, and Google platforms.
- Strong intercultural competence and interpersonal communication skills
- Awareness of issues related to socioeconomic status, gender identity and expression, sexuality, race and ethnicity, ability, national origin, religious and interfaith, and the relationship between power and privilege
- Demonstrated experience managing student staff and complex projects

Other Requirements:
This position will require evening and weekend work to support certain department events/programs.

Preferred Qualifications:

- Three years of related experience
- Fluent in English, Spanish and/or Portuguese with strong verbal and written communication skills in respective languages
- Demonstrated commitment to career growth in higher education
- Marketing and communication skills especially with regard to use of technology, social media
- Experience managing events, including assessment and evaluation of effectiveness

Work Type: 

This is a casual, part-time position scheduled to work up to 20 hours per week. 

This role is not budgeted for visa sponsorship at this time, all candidates must be authorized to work in the US at the time of submission of the application.

Salary Range:

This is a Staff Non-exempt position with a hiring range of $22.22-$27.78. The offer rate will be based on a review of the candidate's credentials compared to the qualifications of the position, internal equity, and our overall compensation philosophy.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion:

Bucknell is committed to fostering an environment that embraces diversity, equity and inclusion, and seeks candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports the growth and development of a diverse campus community.  We endeavor to enhance our capacity to value and capitalize on the cultural richness that diversity brings.  We encourage all individuals to apply and do not discriminate in admissions, employment, educational programs and/or activities on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, disability, pregnancy, sex/gender, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, marital or family status, military or veteran status, or genetic information.


About Bucknell

Founded in 1846 and located along the banks of the Susquehanna River in historic Lewisburg, Pa., Bucknell University is an undergraduate-focused institution that stands uniquely at the intersection of top-ranked liberal arts, engineering and management programs. Our students choose from more than 60 majors and 70 minors in the arts, engineering, humanities, management, and natural and social sciences, as well as extensive global study, service-learning and research opportunities. Bucknell’s 3,700 undergraduate and 30 graduate students enjoy a low 9:1 student-faculty ratio and exceptional opportunities to collaborate with faculty mentors on scholarly and artistic projects.

Bucknell’s beautiful 450-acre campus includes first-rate facilities and is home to more than 90 percent of its undergraduate students. Student life is vibrant with about 200 student-run organizations, 27 NCAA Division I athletics teams, a robust arts culture, and a commitment among many of the students to community and global service work.

Bucknell is committed to fostering an environment that embraces diversity, equity and inclusion, and we seek candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports the growth and development of a diverse campus community. The University provides equal opportunity without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, marital status, veteran status or disability in admissions, employment and in all of its educational programs and activities. We encourage individuals from historically underrepresented groups to apply.

The Community

Lewisburg (pop. 5,700) is located in central Pennsylvania and features beautiful Victorian homes, the restored art deco Campus Theatre (owned by the University), a variety of restaurants, shops and boutiques, and the Barnes & Noble at Bucknell University Bookstore. It is the seat of Union County, which has about 44,000 residents.

The city of Williamsport is about a 30-minute drive from campus, and Penn State University’s main campus is about an hour away, as is Harrisburg, Pennsylvania’s state capital. Bucknell is within a three-hour drive of New York City, Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington, D.C.

The cost of living is low compared to that of major U.S. cities and suburbs. Bucknell’s surroundings yield fresh produce, cultural activities and events, and outstanding opportunities for outdoor activity on the Susquehanna River and in the nearby state parks and forests. The Lewisburg Area School District receives excellent reviews for its schools at all grade levels. Lewisburg Area High School consistently ranks among the top 50 high schools in Pennsylvania for SAT scores and statewide exams.

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