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 Subject : Director, Office of Multicultural Student Affairs - UNH.. 01/29/2020 02:16:18 PM 
Lu Ferrell
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Director, Office of Multicultural Student Affairs - University of New Hampshire

Job posting:

Operating Title
Long Classification Title
Director, Office of Multicultural Student Affairs
UNH, Durham, NH
UNH Multicultural Student Affairs [UGVOMS]
Summary of Position
The Director of Office of Multicultural Student Affairs (OMSA) is a key campus leader in the efforts to foster a more inclusive, welcoming, and equitable community. Under general direction, the Director serves as a resource and advocate for underrepresented students – especially for students whose ethnic, racial, gender identity, and sexual orientation identities play a primary role in their university experience.
Characteristic duties and responsibilities include: envisioning the next era of excellence and innovation for OMSA and working with students, faculty, staff, senior administrators, alumni and other stakeholders to establish support and capacity to implement this vision; partnering with academic and administrative units to implement initiatives that enhance student development, multicultural education, and global engagement; collaborating with student organizations and with other internal and external constituencies to provide activities, trainings, and intellectual exchanges that engage diverse perspectives and identities, promotes cultural competence, enriches campus climate and fosters a culture of mutual respect and inclusion.
For this position, UNH is seeking a visionary leader who understands the challenges of historically underrepresented and/or first generation college students, and who can help our campus meet our goal of fostering a campus climate that is broadly supportive of the success of students from underrepresented groups. Through an inter-sectional framework, the Director will create and promote an inclusive culture for student success while serving as a role model for students, providing the inspiration, vision, mentoring and direction needed to assist students in achieving their personal, academic, and professional goals.
This position reports to Sr Vice Provost and Dean of Students.
Acceptable minimum level of education
Acceptable minimum years of experience
5-7 years
Additional Job Information

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Other minimum qualifications
1. Master’s degree in Higher Education Administration, Social Justice, Sociology or a related field, plus 5-7 years or more post Master’s degree experience, in addition to closely related work experience with a demonstrated commitment to social justice and equity initiatives.
2. Proven track record of advancing diversity, equity and inclusion in higher education.
3. Experience in creating academic and cultural programs and services for multicultural, LGBTQIA+, and otherwise diverse student populations in a university setting.
4. 3 years or more of experience in project management, planning, implementation and assessment of programs.
5. Expert knowledge of equity, historic and contemporary social disparities, multicultural education theoretical models and effective co-curricular educational practices, including the relationship between these and globalization.
6. Highly cultivated cultural competency, coupled with superior intercultural communications skills and demonstrated ability to effectively relate to and support diverse, underrepresented and/or under-served populations.
7. Strong understanding/expertise in working with issues faced by underrepresented students.
8. Familiarity with predominantly white institutions and surrounding communities and the experiences of historically underrepresented populations within these.
9. Strong interpersonal skills, diplomacy, political savvy, and sensitivity to engage effectively with all constituencies, build consensus for change and thrive in a complex and decentralized environment.
10. Demonstrated ability to respond effectively to challenging student and community issues including skills to lead difficult conversations and dialogues across differences.
11. Proven ability to build alliances with and to partner with stakeholders, as well as experience working in a shared governance organization to ensure greater cross-department integration and improve student success.
12. Excellent budget development and fiscal management skills.
13. Experience using assessment strategies to evaluate effectiveness of programs and services being offered by Office of Multicultural Student Affairs.
14. Demonstrated ability to lead, organize and manage concurrent priorities and projects.
15. Willingness to work evenings and weekends as needed.
Additional Preferred Qualifications
• Terminal degree in Higher Education Administration, Social Justice, Sociology or related field, in addition to related work experience with a demonstrated commitment to social justice and equity initiatives.
• Experience in the development, creation and production of promotional materials and social media efforts for the office, events and programs.
• Demonstrated teaching, meeting facilitation, and public speaking ability.
• Grant writing experience
• Demonstrated involvement with local, state, regional and national associations and communities relevant to the role along with strong marketing and presentation skills/expertise in outreach to campus and community partners
Salary Information
Salary is complemented by a comprehensive benefits package which includes medical, dental, retirement, tuition, and paid time off.
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Percent Time Information (FTE)
EEO Statement
The University System of New Hampshire is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action employer. The University System is committed to creating an environment that values and supports diversity and inclusiveness across our campus communities and encourages applications from qualified individuals who will help us achieve this mission. The University System prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, or marital status. Application by members of all underrepresented groups is encouraged. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the U.S.
Institution Information
The University of New Hampshire is a major research institution, providing comprehensive, high-quality undergraduate programs and graduate programs of distinction. UNH is located in Durham on a 188-acre campus, 60 miles north of Boston and 8 miles from the Atlantic coast, and is convenient to New Hampshire’s lakes and mountains. There is a student enrollment of 13,000 students, with a full-time faculty of over 600, offering 90 undergraduate and more than 70 graduate programs.
Posting Details

Posting Date
Open Until Filled
Closing Date

Posting Open to Internal Candidates Only?
Interested Internal Candidates Exist?
Job Category
Salaried Staff (Exempt)
Appointment Type
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Duties / Responsibilities

Job Duties

Direct the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs (OMSA) – Create and advance the vision, mission, and direction with a clear strategy for success by providing departmental leadership, management and oversight for OMSA through an intersectional framework. Supervise, train and evaluate OMSA staff, which includes 2 full-time staff members and 1 full time one year term staff member along with student employees. Provide a learning environment that fosters the personal and professional development of both staff and students. Responsible for fiscal management of departmental operating budget including forecasting expenditures, record maintenance and linking program objectives and assessment to the annual budget process.
Job Duties

Campus Outreach – Create internal and external partnerships that intentionally connect the curricular and co-curricular experience; building upon students’ knowledge of self, and understanding of diversity, equity, inclusion, social justice and global perspectives. Work in partnership in an ongoing basis with on-campus departments/offices such as: Admissions, Financial Aid, Office of International Students and Scholars, Center For Academic Research, Connect, Sexual Harassment and Rape Prevention Program, Career Planning and Psychological and Counseling Services, focused on recruitment, retention, and success of underrepresented students. Engage in service to the University community through participation/leadership in various committees (the University Commission for Community, Equity and Diversity, the Retention and Enrollment Committee, etc.) and develop and maintain strong collaborative working relationships with institutional and community colleagues.
Job Duties

Campus Climate – Apprise the AVP of Community, Equity and Diversity and the Dean of Students, of campus climate issues/concerns, investigate and resolve problems, provide advice and assistance as needed with campus and divisional peers. Facilitate meetings for campus-wide university commission focused on top campus climate issues/concerns, which will involve researching, prioritizing and developing agenda items.
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Program Development, Delivery and Assessment: Access students’ needs and actively respond by providing programs and services to address those needs while advancing the mission of OMSA. Work creatively with others to anticipate and provide constructive responses to challenging student and community issues. Provide oversight, facilitation, and leadership on development of a portfolio of dynamic learning activities, programs, trainings, events and celebrations (LGBTQ+ Garden Party, Unity Reception, MLK Summit, Gender Identities Awareness Week, Safe Zones, RealTalk Dialogue Series, Social Justice Education Training, etc.) designed to encourage student, staff and faculty cultural and social awareness, initiate meaningful inclusive/multicultural dialogues and bring an understanding and awareness of diverse perspectives and identities.
Lead planning and assessment efforts for the department to determine the effectiveness of programs and services offered in order to create a more consistently welcoming and inclusive campus climate for people of different backgrounds, experiences and social identities. Collaborate with faculty and staff to develop new academic opportunities to enhance and enrich the course offerings at UNH, and to more inclusively support the needs of underrepresented students.
Job Duties

Policies & Procedures – Serve as a consultant regarding the design and implementation of policy and procedures that could impact historically marginalized students and their allies. Identify gaps in services and work with programs and departments to address the identified gaps.
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Development & Fundraising – Pursue additional private philanthropic support for OMSA’s services and programs. Work in conjunction with Advancement, Community, Equity and Diversity office, Student Affairs and others to cultivate, engage, and steward donors, families and alumni.
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