Director of Multicultural Student Affairs

Illinois Wesleyan University’s Division of Student Affairs invites applications for the position of Director of Multicultural Student Affairs. The Director of Multicultural Student Affairs serves as a member of the Division of Student Affairs by supporting MALANA students (multi-racial, African American, Latino/a, Asian, Native American) and helping to develop and sustain a welcoming, inclusive, multicultural campus where all community members appreciate and respect diversity.  Since 2008, IWU has increased our diverse student population to 25% Students of Color.  We are looking for a dynamic professional who can support students and provide leadership for campus diversity initiatives (race/ethnicity, gender, GLBTQ, nationality, faith, etc).

The Director of Multicultural Student Affairs provides support and challenge for MALANA students through the development of programs/initiatives focused on student success related to retention, academic excellence, and graduation. The Director works with all students, staff, and faculty to enhance appreciation and understanding of diversity issues and experiences including, race, ethnicity, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, and ability. The Director also facilitates trainings and workshops for residence life staff, orientation programs, and others as needed. Supervision includes an Assistant Director and four student employees. The Director of Multicultural Student Affairs develops orientation programs for MALANA students and families. The Director serves as coordinator for the Mentoring Program connecting first-year MALANA students with campus and community mentors, recruits mentors/mentees, and plans mentee programs. Community outreach includes connecting students with internship and volunteer opportunities in Bloomington/Normal, support of University/community programs including MLK programming, the Gospel Festival, and Minority Academic Achievement Recognition program. Campus service includes membership on the University Council for Diversity, student success team, campus on-call duty group, and new student orientation committee. Some weekend and evening work will be required

Bachelor degree and Master degree required; Master degree in student affairs or applicable field preferred, with knowledge on student development and identity theory.  A minimum of five years of professional experience is highly desired. The ideal candidate will include an established record of experience in working with MALANA students, retention and academic success programs, first-year student programs, advising student groups, social/educational/cultural program coordination, and assessment. Remuneration is based on education and experience and includes benefit package. This position is a 12month, live out position.

Illinois Wesleyan is an elite private co-educational university with an enrollment of about 2,030 and a student/faculty ratio of 11 to 1. The University consists of the College of Liberal Arts, with 17 academic departments; the College of Fine Arts, comprising professional Schools of Art, Music, and Theatre Arts; and the School of Nursing. The University’s 80-acre campus has undergone remarkable growth in the past decade and features such new facilities as the five-story Ames Library, the Center for Natural Sciences, and the Shirk Center for Athletics and Recreation.

Illinois Wesleyan University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

Review of applicants will begin on February 26 and will continue until the position is filled.  Please send a letter of interest, resume, and a list of 3 references to:

 Karla C. Carney-Hall, Search Chair
Vice President of Student Affairs and Dean of Students
Illinois Wesleyan University
1312 Park Street
Bloomington, IL 61701

Final candidate must pass a pre-employment background investigation.

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