Cornell University Associate Director for Multicultural Affairs in Ithaca, New York
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What you will do:
The Associate Director plays an important role in helping advance ILR diversity and inclusion objectives, duties include: works cooperatively with the Director, Assistant/Associate Director of Advising, and Registrar to provide academic advising, student support, and programming to undergraduates, advises the Minority ILR Student Organization (MILRSO) and participates in planning committees for events such as new student orientation and commencement, and serves on the ILR school wide Diversity Council; The individual will serve as a consultant to the ILR Admissions Committee when necessary, and coordinate ILR's role in the Pre-Collegiate Summer Scholars Program (PSSP).
The Associate Director for Multicultural Affairs reports to the Director of Student Services and is broadly responsible for functioning as a collaborative member of our Student Services team and for creating and supporting diversity and inclusion programming for students.
What you will bring: we are seeking a candidate with a Bachelor's degree, preferably in the social sciences. Prior experience academically advising undergraduates with minimum of 2-3 years' experience in higher education or equivalent is required. Demonstrated knowledge and experience in the following areas:
Familiarity working with diverse groups, including students who identify as underrepresented.
Proven knowledge of issues affecting underrepresented populations, including BIPOC communities, international students, first generation degree seekers, veterans, students with disabilities, and others.
Established ability to work collaboratively with individuals at various levels of an academic environment including but not limited to: students, faculty, staff and alumni.
Ability to cultivate and maintain relationships with staff colleagues, student leaders, faculty, and key University administrators in complex campus structure.
Ability to be a collaborative and effective team member.
Outstanding interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
Demonstrated ability to plan, organize and coordinate multiple projects, manage events and special assignments.
Analytical skill is required in evaluating applicants to the School..
Knowledge of spreadsheet, data collection, analysis, and management.
Master's degree in Student Personnel in Higher Education, or related field experience advising and preferred.
Demonstrated experience in advancing diversity and inclusion initiatives
Demonstrated supervisory experience of students, student groups.
Interested parties should submit a resume and cover letter.
This is a full-time, non-academic staff, benefits eligible opportunity located on the Ithaca ILR campus.
No visa sponsorship provided for this position.
University Job Title:Student Svc Assoc II
Job Family:Student Services
Pay Rate Type:Salary
Contact Name:Tonya Eiklor
Number of Openings:1
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