The Director oversees the efforts of a Center that has as its mission: to support underrepresented students including BIPOC and first generation students; to create an inclusive campus environment for all students; and to further develop the collective multicultural competence and antiracism work of the Bowdoin community. As a member of the Dean of Student Affairs’ leadership team, the Director works collaboratively with student leaders, faculty, administrators, alumni, and community contacts to assess and address the needs of multicultural students through advising, advocacy and robust programming. The Director also serves as a resource for multicultural students, providing information, support and referrals to campus and community resources on an as needed basis. In addition to other skills, we are interested in individuals who bring experience or research in working with Native American people and communities.
A Master’s degree is strongly preferred, preferably in a related field or a field incorporating relevant coursework. A Bachelor’s degree is required. The Director must be collaborative, well organized, and experienced in advising, program planning and evaluation. The ability to work independently and as part of a team is essential. A demonstrated ability to exercise sound judgment is critical. Excellent interpersonal skills, presentation and training skills and the ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing are necessary.
Experience Requirements and/or Equivalents
A minimum of three years of experience working with college or high school students of color and/or first-generation college students in an educational setting. Commitment to and deep understanding of the concerns of multicultural students in higher education, and a strong appreciation for the diverse needs of all members of the campus community are vital.
Standard Work Days and Hours
40 hours/week, 11 months/year. Schedule will vary – typical hours Monday – Friday between 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. with evening and weekend hours required. This is an exempt-level position and requires the time commitment necessary to fulfill all of the job responsibilities.
Founded in 1794, Bowdoin has maintained its commitment to the liberal arts for well over 200 years. Bowdoin’s reputation as a preeminent liberal arts college rests on the excellence of its faculty, students, and staff; intimate size; strong sense of community; and connections to the people, history, and natural beauty of Maine.
Bowdoin’s campus is situated in a beautiful natural setting. Located in Brunswick, Maine, a town of approximately 20,000, the College is a short drive from the Maine coast, twenty-five miles from Portland and 120 miles from Boston.
Bowdoin embraces diversity in all forms, and the College is home to talented students, faculty and staff—with a variety of racial, ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds; religious beliefs; and gender identities, among other factors.
We encourage applications from candidates committed to the support of an inclusive campus community and those who will enrich and contribute to the College’s multifaceted diversity. We value a community in which individuals of all backgrounds are warmly welcomed and encouraged to succeed.
Shift First Shift Employment Category Full Time Year Round FTE 0.92 Benefits Eligible Yes Pay Type Salaried Background Check Package Requirements Faculty/Administrative Is driving a vehicle (e.g. Bowdoin vehicle or off road vehicle, rental car, personal car) an essential function of this job? No Is a pre-placement physical required for this position? No Posting Date 08/10/2020 Applications Accepted Until Open Until Filled Yes Type of Posting Internal/External Special Instructions to Applicants EEO Information
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