St. Catherine University — Director, Multicultural & International Programs and Services

Director, Multicultural & International Programs and Services

Division: Academic Affairs
Department/Office: Multicultural & Intl Prg

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St. Catherine University invites applications for the Director of Multicultural and International Programs and Services position.

The Director of Multicultural and International Programs and Services creates a compelling atmosphere for dialogue and leads comprehensive retention and support services that enhance the college experience for our multicultural & international students. Our goal is to retain our students through degree completion via direct service, advocacy and education, using modern, student development practices. This role will be both a resource and advocate on campus for BIPOC student needs, while inviting the entire student community into conversation with one another to raise our collective ability to thrive in a multi-culturally relevant community. Responsibilities will be to:

  • Develop a comprehensive program plan focusing on co-curricular intercultural education and programming for all students.
  • Supervise and lead professional staff, as well as student employees, interns, and volunteers.
  • Partner with academic and non-academic departments to build bridges, remove barriers, support, and advocate for a positive campus-based experience for historically underrepresented students.
  • Collaborate with the Director of Equity & Inclusion and the Assistant Dean of Students for Persistence & Completion to develop specific policies, programs, and campus experiences focused on student persistence and graduation.
  • Utilize best practice research and campus data to identify and implement student interventions and services designed to improve student success metrics.
  • Establish and foster links between Multicultural & International Programs & Services and faculty and staff via formal and informal processes and programs, leading campus initiatives that benefit students.
  • Provide cross-cultural training and training on privilege, systemic oppression, micro-aggressions, identity issues, inclusion, student issues to faculty, staff, student leaders, classes and groups, engaging in and encouraging respectful dialogue.
  • Serve on college committees and participate in Student Affairs Leadership and Division meetings and activities.
  • Manage multiple projects and priorities, operating independently to achieve assigned goals.
  • Assist with policy decisions pertaining to students and support related grant activities.

St. Catherine University in St. Paul, Minnesota, is a comprehensive Catholic university and home to one of the nation's largest colleges for women, with associate and graduate programs for all genders. Founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet in 1905, the University integrates liberal arts and professional education within the Catholic traditions of intellectual inquiry and social teaching. Committed to excellence and opportunity, St. Catherine enrolls students in certificate, associate, baccalaureate, master's and doctoral programs in traditional day and evening/weekend/online formats.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field.
  • Five years of experience in program administration and service delivery to include progressive experience in a leadership role directly related to inclusive practices or diversity, equity and inclusion in a higher education setting.
  • Experience supervising professional staff, managing budgets and building community.
  • Appreciation of, and experience working with a culturally, religiously, and socio-economically diverse student population including first generation college students.
  • Awareness, knowledge and skills around issues of intersecting identities, privilege, and systemic oppression, especially as it relates to race, class, religion/spirituality, sexual orientation, sex, and gender identity.
  • Experience bringing a variety of departments together to create partnerships that benefit students.
  • Experience facilitating groups.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Counseling, Higher Education Administration, Student Personnel, Sociology, or a related field.
  • Experience leading initiatives related to intercultural development on a college or university campus.

We seek creative, adaptable staff who enjoy working in a university climate that promotes cultural diversity, multicultural understanding, and cultural fluency. Consistent with the university’s commitment to women, diversity and social justice, preference will be given to candidates who manifest these themes in their experience and service.

Application instructions:

Posting Number: 20220360-STAFF
Posting Start Date: 08/15/2022
Application Deadline: 09/11/2022

To apply, visit https://stcatherine.peopleadmin.com/postings/7272

St. Catherine University is an equal opportunity employer. Our commitment to inclusion reflects the central value of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet to “love of neighbor without distinction” and provides a learning and working environment that is enriched by the diversity of all our members. Individuals of religious, racial, ethnic, gender identity, nation of origin, or disability groups that have traditionally had less representation in higher education are encouraged to apply. Should you need an interview accommodation please contact us at hr@stkate.edu or 651-690-6565.


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