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Coordinator, Multicultural Affairs
Responsible for providing services, activities, and resources in the areas of multiculturalism, diversity education, advising, and service learning. Reports to the Director of Student Development and Orientation.
Advise and support multicultural Greek councils and student organizations including NPHC, NALFO, and Multicultural Unity Council. Plan and implement multicultural and theme programs to promote awareness and social justice. Manage the multicultural services website. Organize activities at the beginning of the semester to support students’ transition and connection to the university and each other. Promote attendance and chaperone delegations to multicultural networking and conference opportunities. Participate in nationally or regionally affiliated higher education multicultural and service organizations. Coordinate the University’s annual Family Day program. Assist in the implementation of annual events including Spirit Days, Homecoming, Welcome Week, Finals Frenzy, and Survival MSU. Organize volunteer or service learning opportunities and develop an alternative Spring Break program. Assist with the implementation of the American Democracy Project and coordinate annual Constitution Day activities. Monitor and track student volunteer and philanthropy hours. Network with local non-profit and service agencies and publicize local volunteer opportunities. Assist in the support and provision of services for student organizations including the sponsoring of semesterly recruiting fairs. Advise students in the Leadership Education & Achievement Program (LEAP) and perform other duties as assigned by the Director of Student Development and Orientation.
Demonstrated skill in working with individuals and groups from diverse backgrounds, advising student organizations, and coordinating campus activities. Familiarity with the areas of multicultural services and service learning are critical.
Must exhibit knowledge of student development theory, Greek life, and successful program planning. Must possess skills in the areas of leadership, organization, risk management, advising, and counseling. Requires the ability to work well with diverse student groups and maintain positive working relationships with students, faculty and staff. Must have an understanding and sensitivity to cultural, ethnic and economic diversity of students and the community. Must be proficient in the use of computers and commonly used office software programs such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Publisher and Outlook.
Bachelor's degree required. Master’s degree in higher education, student personnel administration or counseling, preferred.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills; ability to manage a variety of tasks. Must be creative, dependable, willing to work flexible/extended hours, occasional nights and weekends, and committed to the principles of student learning and success. Must have the ability to work well in a team environment with a diverse population, college students, faculty, staff, and the public. *Regular reliable attendance is required. *This position is security sensitive and requires a criminal background check.