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Assistant Director of Multicultural Programs and Services

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Position Information

St. Catherine University in St. Paul/Minneapolis is a comprehensive Catholic university with the nation’s largest college for women at its center. 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 over 5,300 students in associate, baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral programs in both traditional day and weekend formats. Associate and Graduate programs enroll both women and men.

Job Title
Assistant Director of Multicultural Programs and Services
Primary Campus
St. Paul
Posting Number
Position Summary Information
Position Responsibilities
St. Catherine University, a Catholic liberal arts college for women, serving a population of 28% students of color, is accepting applications for Assistant Director of Multicultural Programs and Services. This fulltime position is responsible for implementing retention programs for U.S., immigrant and refugee students of color.

We seek creative, adaptable employees who are comfortable with the mission of this Catholic institution and enjoy working in a campus climate that promotes multicultural understanding. Consistent with the University’s commitment to women, diversity and social justice, preference will be given to candidates who manifest these themes in their work and service. We value having a diverse pool of candidates. Applications from candidates of color are especially encouraged.

Responsibilities: Assist with the development, implementation, coordination and assessment of services and retention programs for students of color at the St. Catherine University. The Assistant Director will be responsible for a peer mentor program for first year students, retreat planning, initial and ongoing student contact, educational and social programming, building community and student leadership, advising multicultural student organizations and individual students, supervising student workers, and serving on various committees. The Assistant Director also advocates for equity and inclusion at the University, facilitates student development and educates students to advocate, provides resources and referrals for college success, and collaborates with local multicultural communities.

Compensation includes comprehensive benefits package.
Position Qualifications
Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree required; Masters preferred. Three (3) years minimum experience working with diverse student populations is also required. Candidates must have experience and knowledge in working with students of color in an educational setting, experience working with first generation college students, immigrants, refugees and experience engaging in multicultural communities. Familiarity with racial identity development and cultural adaptation issues a plus. In addition, candidates should have demonstrated experience in program development, group facilitation, and strong administrative, organizational and interpersonal skills. Creativity, multi-tasking, and listening are also necessary skills. Previous experience in higher education or working with college students preferred.

The successful candidate must have the ability to respond respectfully and effectively to people of all cultures, in a manner that affirms the worth and preserves the dignity of individuals, families and communities.
Special/Other Requirements Summary
To apply: Please go to the St. Catherine University Employment Site to electronically apply for this position. Website link is: Applicants may also visit the St. Catherine University Human Resources office to submit an electronic application. We are located in Derham Hall, Room 8. Priority will be given to applications received by May 2, 2014.

St. Catherine University
2004 Randolph Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55105
EEO/AA/Drug Free Workplace Employer
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