Assistant Director of Student Inclusion and Involvement II
DESCRIPTION OF JOB:
The OSII Assistant Director II is a vital role on the Office of Student Inclusion and Involvement Leadership Team. Under the leadership of the Director of Student Inclusion and Involvement, Assistant Director II is primarily responsible for the leadership and coordination of student organizations, heritage month programming and student equity and diversity initiatives at Edgewood College.
The purpose of the Assistant Director II position is to work in partnership with the other Assistant Director, in coordinating and promoting a diverse variety of campus events and student leadership opportunities to promote student learning, growth and development outside of the classroom.
The Office of Student Inclusion and Involvement (OSII) serves as the primary source from social, leadership, co-curricular and multicultural campus opportunities for all Edgewood students. We cultivate a variety of opportunities for campus engagement that create a well-rounded student experience and works to enhance the academic mission of Edgewood College. Our goal is to create a community that recognizes challenges and transforms their individual attitudes towards difference, while learning to celebrate the rich contributions of all cultures, and graduate prepared to lead in a global society.
Additional job functions will include constituency-based support, advocacy, and outreach to underrepresented students and attending OSII sponsored major events and programs.
This is a 12-month position; evening and weekend hours are required, depending on programs and events.
Student Organizations and Multicultural Student Organizations
- Develop student organization training and for student leaders and advisors
- Act as consultant for student organization leaders and advisors
- Oversees on-going leadership development program for student organizations
- Serves as a consultant and participates in the development and execution of student staff selection
- Oversees the recognition and registration process for new student organizations and maintains all paperwork and institutional records with regard to membership and participation
- Develops policies and procedures related to student organization operations and programs
- Development and planning of the Multicultural Student Organization Retreat and provide support to the Multicultural Student Organizations on campus
- Actively build relationships/mentorships with students, including spending time in the office, in the Student Organizations Room, and attending student events
Heritage Month Programming and Leadership Development
- Plan, coordinate, and oversee OSII programming for multicultural and heritage month events/initiatives
- Leadership and oversight of all programs related to but not limited to Black History Month, Latino/Hispanic Heritage Month, Native American Heritage Month, Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, LGBTQA + programs, and more.
- Partner with departments and offices across the College to create official Heritage Month calendars that encompass events/program from across the campus.
Student Support Services
- Provide frontline individual and group advocacy and mentoring services for all traditionally underrepresented students through identifying and developing appropriate intervention strategies utilizing campus and community partners as resources through advocacy, referrals, follow-ups, and other forms of service to ensure student wellness and success
- Work in partnership with Student Development staff, Academic Affairs and other campus departments and divisions to develop culturally responsive services and programming that meets the need of a diverse student population.
- Hire, train, supervise and evaluate the full-time Office of Student Inclusion and Involvement student Program Coordinator
- Hire, train, supervise and evaluate the Office of Student Inclusion and Involvement student desk staff
- Oversee the Student Resource Center; including policy creation and enforcement, inventory and purchasing, cubby space requests and use by student organizations, computer usage, Wingra Closet storage, and mailbox assignments
- Oversee the OSII Student Lounge; including policy creation and enforcement, inventory and purchasing, space requests and use by student organizations, computer usage, and storage.
- Submits Weekly Reviews of campus events, including event type, attendance, summary, and lessons learned
- Evaluate and assess programs and services on an ongoing basis. Create and share reports
- Complete End of Year Report focusing on student organizations and campus heritage programming.
- Serve as member College committees as needed
- Participate in Commencement, College Assemblies, Admissions functions and other College activities as needed
- Actively support Mission of Edgewood College and Student Development Staff
Necessary Education or Work Experience:
- Master’s degree (preferred) or bachelor’s degree and related combination of experience in counseling, student affairs or other related fields focused on college student development (required).
- Two-year professional experience, graduate work included, in college student affairs or related field.
- Experience working in the areas of orientation, student involvement, diversity and inclusion, residence life, etc. (preferred).
- Demonstrated experience working with underrepresented students, specifically students of color, first generation, low-income, undocumented, and LGBTQ+ students.
Required Knowledge and Skills:
- Demonstrate a high level of multicultural competence; the awareness, knowledge and skills needed to work with others who are culturally different from self in meaningful, relevant and productive ways.
- Demonstrate competency skills in the areas of Student Involvement including event planning, diversity and inclusion, leadership development, orientation, and student affairs
- Demonstrate a high level of knowledge of student development theories, practices or concepts.
- Strong organizational ability, interpersonal skills, and high aptitude in oral and written communications.
- Ability to work within a dynamic environment and a proven competence in managing multiple tasks and competing priorities.
- Proactive and creative approach to problem solving and experience providing crisis intervention and referrals to appropriate campus and community resources.
- Ability to gather, track and interpret data as it relates to programming and events to better assess the impact on students served and make recommendations for improvement.
- The candidate must actively support the mission of the college by working with faculty, staff and students to share in our core values - truth, compassion, justice, partnership, and community.
- Familiarity with and ability to uphold FERPA regulations when working with students and confidential records.
- Supervision of student staff and/or advising of student leaders
Edgewood College, an Equal Opportunity Employer, is committed to academic excellence through diversity in its faculty, staff, and students. Candidates must demonstrate multicultural competence — the awareness, knowledge, and skills needed to work with others who are culturally different from self in meaningful, relevant, and productive ways. Applicants from traditionally underrepresented populations including women and racial and ethnic minorities are especially encouraged to apply. The selected candidate must actively support the mission of the College by working with faculty, staff and students to share in our core values — truth, compassion, justice, partnership, and community.
To apply: Send a cover letter, resume, and references to:
Human Resources – ADII
1000 Edgewood College Drive
Madison, WI 53711
Equal Opportunity Employer