University of Colorado Denver — Director of First Generation and Multicultural Program

University of Colorado | CU Denver
Business School
Director First Generation and Multicultural Business Program
Position #00781915 – Requisition #21199

* Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at www.cu.edu/cu-careers *

The University of Colorado Denver seeks individuals with demonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive learning and working environment. We value the ability to engage effectively with students, faculty and staff of diverse backgrounds.

The Business School has an opening for a full- time University Staff (unclassified) Academic Services Director position.

As Colorado’s public urban research university, the University of Colorado Denver educates a diverse student body through quality academics, ambitious research, creative work, and civic engagement in the city we call home. CU Denver graduates gain the powerful combination of immersive classroom and real-world experience that are in demand today. The city benefits from well-educated, top talent and a new generation of knowledge that fuels the future of Denver and our region. We are CU in the City.

CU Denver offers more than 100 degree programs, from the bachelor’s to the doctoral level, in the heart of downtown. Here, more than 15,000 students pursue academic programs that range from global energy management to music industry studies to criminal justice. As part of the state’s largest public university system, CU Denver is a major contributor to the Colorado economy, with nearly 2,500 employees and annual economic impact of $800 million. Read CU Denver Quick Facts here.

Nature of Work

Jobs in this career family provide direct professional support for the teaching and/or educational service mission of the university. Functions include academic advising/counseling, student personnel administration, recruitment and admissions, registration, financial aid, faculty affairs, library services, curriculum administration, and others involving direct support of the educational mission of an academic unit.

The Director is responsible for the design, implementation, and success of the First Generation and Multicultural Business Program. Reporting to the Assistant Dean of Student Success, the Director works closely and collaboratively with faculty and staff within the Business School and campus. The Director inspires students and external supporters to embrace the program’s mission and work together to build an ecosystem of support that increases retention, persistence to graduation, and job placement.

Supervision Received
Reports to the Assistant Dean of Student Success

Supervision Exercised
None

Examples of Work Performed

Leadership

  • Provide overall strategic direction and design of the First Generation and Multicultural Business program
  • Represent the aspirations and current state of the program to internal and external constituents
  • Identify, develop, and maintain key metrics that represent the success of the program
  • Design and maintain space for the program
  • Work with business school faculty and staff to keep them abreast of current trends, issues, and needs related to this work
  • Collaborate with faculty, staff, and deans on curriculum and program design

Programming

  • In partnership with the faculty, integrate the program content into the curriculum
  • Develop and oversee peer and career mentor programs
  • Develop and oversee co-curricular programs such as workshops, guest speakers, and company tours
  • Develop and oversee a program to help companies succeed in hiring and retaining first-generation and multicultural graduates
  • Establishing expectations and benchmarks for student success of first-generation and multicultural students, including retention metrics
  • Create and manage the program’s budget

External Relations

  • Lead the founder’s advisory council and utilize the council’s guidance in designing and running the program
  • Recruit and supervise volunteers to serve in an advisory capacity and as mentors for the program
  • Promote program externally and seek out partnerships and relatable programs that will positively impact students
  • Serve as the primary point of contact for employers interested in the program
  • Assist the Dean and development officers in the solicitation of gifts and grants as needed

General

  • Identify and develop additional support and resources based on first-gen student needs that may not already exist
  • Plan programming, events, and initiatives dedicated specifically toward first-gen experience and integration into business school and UCD campus
  • Represent the Business School on campus matters related to first-generation and URM students
  • Assist with new student recruiting efforts as needed

Knowledge Skills and Abilities

  • Effective written communication skills
  • Effective leadership skills with a strong ability to inspire and communicate with students, faculty, staff, external supporters, and mentors
  • Ability to work with students of all backgrounds and experiences.
  • Ability to establish and maintain relationships with senior business leaders
  • An understanding of and appreciation for the needs and concerns of a diverse undergraduate and graduate student and alumni population required
  • An ability to stay current on evidenced-based best practices from similar programs across the country
  • Demonstrated relationships and ties within the Denver and front range community
  • This description is a summary only and is describing the general level of work being performed, it is not intended to be all-inclusive. The duties of this position may change from time to time and/or based on business need. We reserve the right to add or delete duties and responsibilities at the discretion of the supervisor and/or hiring authority.

Salary and Benefits:
The salary range (or hiring range) for this position has been established at $80,000 to $93,000 and is commensurate with skills and experience.

This position is not eligible for overtime compensation.

The salary of the finalist(s) selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to, internal equity, experience, education, specialty and training.

The above salary range (or hiring range) represents the University’s good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting.

Your total compensation goes beyond the number on your paycheck. The University of Colorado provides generous leave, health plans and retirement contributions that add to your bottom line.

Benefits: https://www.cu.edu/employee-services/benefits

Total Compensation Calculator: http://www.cu.edu/node/153125

Diversity and Equity:
The University will provide reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities throughout the employment application process. To request an accommodation pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, please contact the Human Resources ADA Coordinator at hr.adacoordinator@ucdenver.edu​.

The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse student body, faculty and administrative staff. The university strives to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect, communication and understanding. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications

  • A minimum of a bachelor’s degree in business, social science, liberal arts, education, communications, counseling, psychology, ethnic studies, or other closely related fields
  • Six years of progressively responsible, professional-level experience in student affairs, including leadership experience
  • Experience working effectively with diverse groups and communities, preferably in higher education or a larger business setting.
  • Substitution: An unrelated bachelor’s degree and 2 additional years of professional, related experience may substitute for the related degree requirement.

Required: Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in business, social science, liberal arts, education, communications, counseling, psychology, ethnic studies, or other closely related fields
  • Experience supporting first-generation and underrepresented populations
  • Experience within a business school or business setting
  • Experience as a mentor and with a mentoring program
  • Demonstrated experience creating and implementing student recruitment initiatives

Knowledge Skills and Abilities

  • Effective written communication skills
  • Effective leadership skills with a strong ability to inspire and communicate with students, faculty, staff, external supporters, and mentors
  • Ability to work with students of all backgrounds and experiences.
  • Ability to establish and maintain relationships with senior business leaders
  • An understanding of and appreciation for the needs and concerns of a diverse undergraduate and graduate student and alumni population required
  • An ability to stay current on evidenced-based best practices from similar programs across the country
  • Demonstrated relationships and ties within the Denver and front range community

Special Instructions to Applicants: Required Application Materials: To apply, please visit: http://www.cu.edu/cu-careers and attach: 1. A letter of application which specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications 2. A current CV/resume 3. List of three to five professional references (we will notify you prior to contacting both on and off-list references) Questions should be directed to: lauren.galleri@ucdenver.edu

The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective employees.

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