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 Subject : Director of First Peoples Multicultural Advising Services.. 06/27/2018 11:13:30 PM 
Amira Joy Caluya
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Evergreen State College
Director of First Peoples Multicultural Advising Services

Position Title Director of First Peoples Multicultural Advising Services
Working Title
Location Olympia
EEO Statement
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status.

Union Represented No
Overtime Eligible No
Monthly FTE 1.0
Salary Step (minimum monthly amount) $4,329.00
Salary Step (maximum monthly amount) $5,195.00
Cyclic Position No
Cyclic Details n/a
Project Position No
End Date n/a
Special Note
This is a full-time, overtime-exempt position on the Olympia Campus of The Evergreen State College. This position is an “at-will” appointment, exempt from Washington State Civil Service rules and the Fair Labor Standards Act overtime requirements.

Position Purpose
The Director of First Peoples Multicultural Advising Services (FPMAS) is responsible for visionary leadership in the development, implementation, and management of a culturally relevant student success and retention program to support the professional and personal development of the multicultural students of The Evergreen State College. The position will provide leadership to the institution on programs and services that support students who identify as underrepresented, first-generation, low-income, Latinx, LGBTQIAA2P, and/or undocumented/DACAmented students.

Nature and Scope
First Peoples Multicultural Advising Services is designed to enhance the educational experience of a multi-cultural student population and to increase their retention and graduation rates through support services on academic, personal, and career matters; academic interventions and innovations; needs assessment; referrals to on- and off-campus resources; promoting and providing campus-wide educational and cultural programming in support of diversity and inclusion; and multicultural community-building activities for students, staff, and faculty.

The Director is an important campus resource person regarding the areas of race, culture, diversity and inclusion and should be familiar with methodologies and best practices which will advance the college regarding these issues, and be available for consultation with faculty, staff, and students. The Director reports to the Dean of Students.

The position will develop and expand collaborative initiatives across curricular and co-curricular domains, including partnerships with Academic and Career Advising, Access Services for Students with Disabilities, TRiO Student Success and College Access Programs, Admissions, Student Activities, Residential and Dining Services, Recreation and Athletics, Student Wellness Services, Center for Community Bases Learning and Action, Writing Center, Quantitative and Symbolic Reasoning Center, Registration and Records, and Academic Affairs.

This position requires knowledge of the history, role, theory, and practice of student development programs in higher education and experience with application of student development and learning theory for service provision, and legal precedents relevant to student services and the student experience in educational institutions. Comprehensive understanding and practice of the principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion are woven into all functions of this position, including identification and elimination of barriers to students, and recruiting and retaining a diverse student body and professional leadership.

Essential Functions
• Provide oversight and stewardship in the development of a comprehensive range of services, resources, and programs related to equity in diversity and inclusive excellence that illuminate salient goals, objectives, learning outcomes, and that demonstrate a guiding theoretical framework, a programmatic grounding in the research and literature, and an intentional alignment with the college mission and values.
• Assume overall responsibility for the strategic leadership and management of First Peoples Multicultural Advising Services, including the Student Equity and Arts Lounge, Multicultural Scholars Program, and related department events and programs.
• Set department goals and develop implementation strategies, establish learning outcomes, develop effective assessment tools, coordinate assessment efforts, and prepare annual reports and summaries for the department.
• Facilitate the design and implementation of culturally responsive engagement and retention programs; programs should contain strong outreach, academic and personal support, community-building, referral services, and tracking activities.
• Manage student concerns that merit a higher-level review, serve as a contact for students, parents, faculty, staff, alumni, and community members needing assistance and direction related to student support services; provide elevated response to students’ requests for assistance with academic, personal, or professional planning and problem-solving.
• Provide faculty consultation, to support the needs of students of color, LGBTQIAA2P, undocumented/DACAmented students, and/or to enhance awareness of multicultural issues in the classroom.
• Lead and partner with New Student Programs to implement programs relating to diversity, equity, and inclusion for New Student Orientation; consult with Admissions to host Preview Days and Open Houses.
• Serve as a consultant to student services and faculty across the campus to develop training programs that will enhance cross-cultural communication between students and college staff.
• Monitor recruitment and retention rates for students who identify as students of color, first-generation, LGBTQIAA2P, and/or undocumented/DACAmented; assist the college staff and faculty in improving educational outcomes for traditionally underserved groups through community building and identity based co-curricular activities.
• Manage the budget for the unit by monitoring expenditures and assessing needs for funding to accomplish the goals of the unit.
• Provide for a qualified, committed, and diverse staff by recruiting, developing, motivating, supervising, and evaluating full- and part-time professional staff.
• Oversee the design and delivery of an innovative and effective multicultural leadership program for student employees associated with the Student Equity and Arts Lounge.
• Support Coordinators in developing proposals for office or college-wide initiatives, such as learning opportunities (e.g., speakers, resources, topical discussion groups), community-building events (e.g., Unity Lounge potlucks, Trans and Queer Center events, FPMAS and Lavendar graduations, and FPMAS 5K event), and retention-related projects aimed at multicultural student populations.
• Partner with other college units (i.e., Student Activities, Academic and Career Advising, Student Wellness Services, Academics, and Residential and Dining Services) to design and implement campus programming to advance equity and inclusion.
• With other college offices and staff, participate in the collection, maintenance, interpretation, distribution, and utilization of the data regarding students of color, first-generation, LGBTQIAA2P, and undocumented/DACAmented students.
• Lead and participate in hiring committees, college task forces, and other projects as directed.
• Maintain communications with the college administration, faculty, and staff to enhance project visibility and effectiveness.
• Solicit input, develop, implement, and maintain a strategic plan for student multiculturalism that reflects the unique nature of the college.
• Collaborate with the staff of Enrollment Services, Admissions, Financial Aid, Academic and Career Advising, Access Services, Upward Bound and TRiO Programs, and the Registration Office to ensure the smooth transition of students into the college environment.
• Act as a resource person with the various communities (Tacoma, Olympia, and Tribal Programs) from which Evergreen students have come or in which they reside.
• Perform health and safety reporting requirements.

Additional Duties
Knowledge Skills and Abilities
• Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion, including skill and ability identifying and eliminating barriers to students, resource allocation, strategic planning, recruiting and hiring individuals of diverse backgrounds, and recruiting and retaining a diverse student body and professional leadership.
• Ability to engage with sensitivity and awareness to the needs of diverse student populations, and to engage in effective leadership that supports student learning, development, retention, and recruitment in an equitable and inclusive college environment.
• Knowledge of engagement and retention issues pertaining to diverse student populations, particularly those which are marginalized in higher education, including the ability to engage with students who identify as marginalized, first-generation, low-income, Latinx, LGBTQIAA2P, and undocumented/DACAmented students.
• Familiarity with developmental process of students and understanding of cultural adjustment processes of college for first-generation, low-income, LGBTQIAA2P, and undocumented/DACAmented students.
• Knowledge of and ability to develop and administer a high quality multicultural leadership and retention program including outreach, community-building, referral services, and tracking activities in a higher education environment.
• Excellent supervisory skills and abilities, including the ability to supervise and coach a diverse staff, successfully train and direct the work of others, evaluate performance, and address job performance issues.
• Strong interpersonal and written communication skills, including presentation and conflict resolution skills with the ability to communicate complex policy and financial information to internal and external audiences in clear, concise, and logical terms.
• Comprehensive understanding and practice of multiculturalism.
• Ability to work effectively with people of diverse backgrounds, particularly those which are underrepresented in higher education.
• Willingness to participate in and support the efforts of the college to create diverse, equitable, and inclusive student communities and spaces.
• Skill in program, event, and workshop design, delivery, facilitation, and assessment.
• Ability to work effectively and collaboratively in a team environment.
• Familiarity with methodologies, innovations, and information dissemination strategies that promote productive dialogue and interactions regarding multiculturalism, race, gender, and social justice issues.
• Current knowledge of state and national trends and regulations related to culturally diverse student populations.
• Ability to track and manage a departmental budget that benefits from multiple funding sources.
• Skill in and ability to collect and analyze data and produce reports.
• Ability to plan work strategically and maintain organizational long-term goals, visions, and objectives.
• Ability to maintain strict confidentiality and comply with FERPA.
• Ability to follow relevant Washington state and federal laws, administrative codes, college policies, and collective bargaining agreements.

Minimum Qualifications
• Master’s degree in Education, Counseling, Educational Administration, Student Personnel Administration, or related field.
• Three years of full-time professional experience in a higher education setting working with a multicultural student population.
• Experience in student leadership development, supervising staff, and event planning.

Desired Qualifications
• Five years relevant student development experience including progressive responsibility that includes work at the director or assistant/associate director level supervising full-time professional and support staff serving traditionally under-represented student populations.
• Experience in program development, implementation, and assessment.
• Experience in making public presentations.

Conditions of Employment
• Must provide proof of identity and employment eligibility within three days of beginning work.

A full state benefits package which includes: paid sick and vacation leave; paid campus holidays; a generous medical, dental, life and disability insurance package for employees and dependents; retirement; deferred compensation and optional supplemental retirement accounts. For more information about Evergreen’s excellent employee benefits, please view

Posting Detail Information
Posting Number S2018-038
Number of Vacancies 1
Open Date 06/27/2018
Close Date 07/17/2018
Special Instructions to Applicants
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