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Program Advisor for Diversity & Inclusion Programs

Position Deleted on 3/04/2012. This position is no longer an active posting on HigherEdJobs.
Oshkosh, WI
Admin - Multicultural Affairs and Affirmative Action
Full Time
included on Affirmative Action email
The Program Advisor for Student Leadership & Involvement - Diversity and Inclusion Programs is a generalist position that coordinates and implements diversity and inclusion programs through the Student Leadership and Involvement Center (SLIC). The Program Advisor for Diversity and Inclusion Programs works closely with all student organizations represented in the SLIC multicultural suite and partners with the Multicultural Education Coalition (MEC) and its advisors to develop and advise an umbrella organization for student organizations that have been traditionally underrepresented with a focus on coordinating programming and social justice. This person is expected to provide advisement and guidance in the area of event planning and implementation, leadership training and development. The Student Leadership and Involvement area utilizes an advising approach that encourages student learning and supports/maximizes personal growth. They will be involved in the implementation of the campus Inclusive Excellence Plan and partner with Center for Academic Support and Diversity.

Job Duties

1. Advising (30 % of time)
Serve as the advisor to the Inclusive Excellence Student Coalition. Coordinate the advisement of culturally-based student clubs and organizations and assist in the leadership development process of these students.

2. Multicultural Fraternities/Sororities (10% of time)
Work with the Program Advisor for Fraternity & Sorority Life and Leadership to develop a plan to establish and support multicultural fraternities and sororities at UW Oshkosh.

3. Programming & Activities (35% of time)
Coordinate/Participate in the planning process of office programs and events designed to advance the University's mission by promoting educational and co-curricular learning in the areas of diversity, multiculturalism, and inclusion. These endeavors include but are not limited to: Diversity & Leadership Conference, Cultural Connections, Circle of Perspectives, Alternate Spring Break, Respect Campaign, National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week. This position works collaboratively with the Dean of Students Office to direct Disability Awareness Week.

4. Student Affairs Inclusive Excellence Committee (10% of time)
Serve as a member of the Student Affairs Inclusive Excellence Committee. Assist with staff efforts in diversity education and training.

5. Advocacy (10% of time)
Serve as a campus advocate for historically under-represented students and groups, including students from diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds, students that identify as being Lesbian, Gay, Transgender, or Questioning (LGBTQ), and international students.

6. Other (5% of time)
Perform other duties as assigned by the Assistant Director. (Represent department of committees, collaborative with other academic & student affair departments, etc.)

Job Requirements:
* Bachelor's degree and significant full-time experience working in multicultural affairs, diversity programs, student activities, campus programming, or leadership development.
* Master's degree in Student Development, Student Personnel, Counseling, Higher Education, or related field and at least one year full-time work experience or two years as a graduate assistant preferred.
* Knowledge of culturally based Greek-letter organizations (NPHC, NALFO, NAPA) is helpful.
* The ideal candidate will posses strong interpersonal and writing skills, general enthusiasm, positive attitude, a self-starter with the ability to instill the same in others.
* Must be willing to work on a flexible basis when activities fall outside of normal working hours (evenings and weekend work required).
* Candidates must demonstrate an active, intentional and ongoing engagement with diversity - in people, projects and communities; recognize, understand and appreciate the culturally different ways in which people express themselves; treat others with dignity, respect and consideration; foster work environments that are experienced as safe by all; and be curious about and open to the ideas of others.

Anticipated Start Date: July 2012

Person to Contact: Rhiannon Bruins, Chair, Search and Screen Committee, Reeve Union 748 Algoma Blvd., Oshkosh, WI 54901. Send email correspondence to:

Send letter of application, resume, names and contact information for five current references (including email and phone). Under a court-approved settlement agreement and Wisconsin Statutes, UW Oshkosh is required upon request to provide a list of all nominees and applicants who have not requested in writing that their identity not be revealed. Persons agreeing to be final candidates will have their identity revealed as a final candidate. Prior to the appointment to this position, a criminal records review will be conducted. UW Oshkosh complies with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act with regard to nondiscrimination on the basis of arrest and/or conviction record.

Application Deadline: Priority deadline will be February 24, 2012. Applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.
The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh is committed to recruiting, supporting and fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students, and is an AA/EEO Employer.
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