University of Nebraska at Omaha — Director, Office of Multicultural Affairs

The University of Nebraska Omaha invites applications for the position of Director of the Office of Multicultural Affairs. Reporting to the Vice Chancellor of Student Success, the Director of Multicultural Affairs is responsible for the development and provision of programs and services which fosters student success, satisfaction, and an overall enhancement of the University experience for all students. Particular emphasis is placed on the implementation of university-wide strategies designed to increase and enhance enrollment, support, retention, and ultimately the graduation of students designated as underrepresented enrolled at the University of Nebraska at Omaha.

The Director will be a strategic thinker leading the office in the development of long-range planning and program development, including the assessment of such programs and services, consistent with the mission of UNO. This includes collaborating and supporting initiatives within the Division of Student Success, to educate and enrich the UNO community to appreciate the importance of building an inclusive environment for all students. Additionally, the Director will develop and provide programming and services that will support and enhance the academic, social, cultural, emotional, and overall success of students designated as underrepresented, as well as the entire UNO student body.

Primary Responsibilities

The Director is responsible for the implementation of university-wide strategies designed to increase and enhance enrollment, support, retention, and ultimately the graduation of students designated as underrepresented enrolled at the University of Nebraska at Omaha.

This includes, but is not limited to assisting with other campus programs which support underrepresented students, visiting area K-12 schools, meet and maintain relationships with community groups, agencies, and individuals to provide information about multicultural recruitment and retention programs, and collaborate with schools and other offices involved with programs that support the needs of underrepresented students.

The Director works routinely with academic departments and student support units such as: Undergraduate Admissions, Financial Support and Scholarships, Counseling and Psychological Services, Academic and Career Development Center, who focus on recruitment, retention, and the success of underrepresented students. The Director will manage the co-curricular learning outcomes assessment and documentation of UNO student success initiatives. The Director will counsel, advise, and consult with students, faculty, staff, and alumni individually and collectively to embrace the importance of building an inclusive, appreciative, and welcoming campus community. This includes acting as a student advocate and providing support and guidance to university recognized underrepresented student organizations.

Office Supervision

The Director serves as the managing Director of the Office of Multicultural Affairs at UNO. This includes primary supervision of 5 full-time staff members, and the management of comprehensive affinity support offices, and learning communities. The Director is also responsible for fiscal management of departmental operating budget including forecasting expenditures and revenues, maintaining records, and linking program objectives and assessment initiatives to the annual budget process, as well as regular reporting of MCA activities and programs both within and outside the campus community.

Required Qualifications

  • Graduate degree in Higher Education, Counseling, Education or related field.
  • High level skills and experience in networking and communicating (verbal and written) with internal and external constituents.
  • Displays and promotes effective leadership and strong social, emotional and intercultural competencies.
  • Preferred applicants will possess knowledge and experience of success in overcoming barriers similar to those facing students served by the Office of Multicultural Affairs.

Procedure for Candidacy

Applications should include a current curriculum vitae and letter explaining interest and relevant experience. For additional information regarding the University of Nebraska Omaha, visit www.unomaha.edu. Applications should be submitted electronically in confidence to unomaha.peopleadmin.com/postings/8131.

The University of Nebraska Omaha is an Equal Access/Equal Opportunity University. As an EO/AA employer, qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religious affiliation, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation.

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