The Assistant Director of Student Support and Success will coordinate programs and initiatives to support marginalized and underrepresented students within the Department of Multicultural Life (DML). The Assistant Director will report to the Assistant Dean of Multicultural Life and Director of Student Support and Success and assist in the coordination of programs that promote student success and belonging at Macalester. The Assistant Director will contribute to the MOSAIC peer mentorship program, create programs and workshops, and develop student success resources for underrepresented students, including but not limited to first-generation to college students, low income students, and BIPOC students with particular attention towards Latinx students. Working with the Assistant Dean and Dean of Multicultural Life, the Assistant Director will connect DACA and/or mixed status students with personal, educational, and legal supports to maintain immigration and/or legal status.
Plans and develops programs, events, and monthly dialogues that promote curricular and co-curricular success for underrepresented students, specifically first-generation, low-income and BIPOC students.
Assists in the coordination of the MOSAIC Mentorship Program
Recruits, hires and supervises student employees to increase their leadership skills
Assists in building success networks across campus among students, staff, and faculty and makes appropriate referrals for pertinent resources.
Assists with developing new activities and initiatives that promote curricular and co-curricular integration
Assists DACA and mixed-status students with personal, educational and legal supports
Develops and implements marketing and publicity strategies that connect students with opportunities and resources.
Participates in committees and other duties as assigned
Minimum requirements Bachelor’s Degree and 3 or more years of professional experience within an education setting working with underrepresented students and developing diversity programs related to social justice topics, LGBTQ+ dynamics, and multiculturalism.
Candidates will have a Master’s Degree in higher education, student personnel, or equivalent; plus 1 or more years of experience in a higher education setting working with underrepresented students and developing diversity programs and services.
Demonstrated ability working in a team environment and showing initiative to create and complete projects
Experience working with underrepresented student populations, particularly Latinx and DACA and mixed status students
High energy to build relationships with students, academic departments, and administrative departments
Program development and event planning experience
Strong leadership, communication, and facilitation skills
About Macalester College
Since its founding in 1874, Macalester College, located in St. Paul, Minnesota, has provided students with the inspiration, insight, and experience to become successful and ethical leaders. The educational experience at Macalester supports the development of individuals who make informed judgments and interpretations of the broader world around them and choose actions or beliefs for which they are willing to be held accountable. Preparing students for engaged citizenship and effective civic leadership is a critical part of Macalester’s mission. Students develop the ability to seek and use knowledge and experience in contexts that challenge and inform their suppositions about the world.
Macalester is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic staff committed to working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from everyone who would add richness to our community, including people of color, individuals with disabilities, women and veterans.