Required Qualifications (as evidenced by an attached resume):
Bachelor's degree (foreign equivalent or higher). Three (3) years of professional full-time experience in higher education working directly with culturally diverse student populations. Experience developing and implementing events and programs. One (1) year of supervisory experience (student staff supervisory experience may be considered).
Master’s degree (foreign equivalent or higher) in Higher Education Administration or College Student Personnel. Additional years (4+) of professional full-time experience in higher education working directly with culturally diverse student populations. Experience with student leadership development. Experience advising diverse student groups, clubs and/or organizations. Experience collaborating with faculty and staff. Experience supervising professional staff. Budget administration experience. Experience updating social media and/or other outreach efforts.
Brief Description of Duties:
The Associate Director for Multicultural Affairs advances the mission of the Office of Multicultural Affairs and Stony Brook University to embrace a campus environment that educates, affirms diversity, and promotes inclusion and equity for all its members. In this role, the Associate Director advocates for the needs of Stony Brook’s diverse student population, working cross divisionally and with other areas of the institution. The incumbent designs, plans, implements, and evaluates a broad range of campus wide programs and culturally based initiatives that promote diversity, multicultural education, and community building. The Associate Director is responsible for overseeing the administrative and management functions of the beautiful 3,500 square foot UNITI Cultural Center (UCC); providing leadership, support, oversight of the UCC budget; and creating collaborative partnerships throughout the campus community.
The incumbent coordinates all facets of the Stony Brook University chapter of the Student African American Brotherhood national organization (SAAB) as a major student retention initiative. The Associate Director for Multicultural Affairs advises, coordinates, and evaluates student activities and leadership development and training programs, and is responsible for coordinating and guiding a student programming board and various other committees.
The successful incumbent will have excellent interpersonal skills, demonstrate an ability to be adaptable to unique circumstances, and exercise strong organizational and time management skills with an exceptional attention to detail. Essential for this role is the adeptness to work autonomously as well as part of a team with a collaborative approach to problem solving. The incumbent performs complex and diverse duties and is responsible for ensuring all procedures, programming and special events are managed efficiently including budget and student staffing. Working collaboratively with the LGBTQ* Center, the incumbent will provide program support that aligns with the strategic initiatives of the Office of Multicultural Affairs.
Strategic Leadership and Supervision
Programming and Community Engagement
Other duties or projects as assigned as appropriate to rank and departmental mission.
This is a full time appointment. FLSA Exempt position, not eligible for the overtime provisions of the FLSA. Minimum salary threshold must be met to maintain FLSA exemption.
Essential Position: This has been designated as an essential position based on the duties of the job and the functions performed. Positions that are designated as such are required to report to work/remain at work even if classes are cancelled, and the campus is working on limited operations in an emergency.
Evening and weekend work may be required at times.
Resume/CV and cover letter should be included with the online application.
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