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Coordinator, Multicultural Student Success - Asian / Asian American Students (Part-Time)
Salt Lake Community College in Salt Lake City, Utah
 
 
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Date Posted 07/15/2021
Category
Admin-Multicultural Affairs and Affirmative Action
Salary $17.28 -  
Employment Type Part-time
Application Deadline Open until filled
 
 
 
 
 

Position Title

Coordinator, Multicultural Student Success - Asian / Asian American Students (Part-Time)

Open Internally or Externally

External

Reports to (title)

Assistant Director 3, ODMA

Department

Office for Diversity & Multicultural Affairs - Student Affairs

Requisition Number

P21022

Position Type

New position

Job Category

Part-Time Staff - Variable

FT/PT

Part-time

Initial Work Location

Taylorsville Redwood Campus

Starting Salary

$17.28

Job Open Date

07/15/2021

Open Until Filled

Yes

Job Summary

The Asian/Asian American Coordinator will seek to proactively help students navigate any roadblock they may encounter on their path to graduation. In doing so, they will have responsibilities in the areas of student development and engagement, multicultural educational programming, peer mentoring programs, organizational and fiscal management, and leadership development. The ideal candidate will be motivated to work independently as well as collaboratively with the Diversity and Multicultural Affairs team and other college departments as needed; promote innovative ideas on how to reach and engage underrepresented students; serve as a multicultural representative in departmental and institutional inclusivity efforts; collaborate with various SLCC departments, faculty, administrators and staff to create and maintain programs relevant to multicultural student access, retention and graduation; and review and share current research in higher education related to the access, retention and persistence of students of color and other underrepresented populations with an emphasis on Asian and Asian American populations. Lastly, the Coordinator will also maintain paper and electronic student files; ensure confidentiality of student records; help with analysis and reports that support the goals of the Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs and SLCC; and make appropriate referrals to counseling, academic advising, and other campus or community resources.
Please note: The funding for this position is secured until June 31, 2022 and the continuity of this position is contingent upon budget availability.

Essential Responsibilities and Duties

• Serve as a mentor, advocate and resource for Asian/Asian American students. 
• Meet with multicultural students, individually, in cohorts and through focus groups, to assess their needs. 
• Assist students in developing student success action plans. 
• Coordinate and collaborate with department/offices across the institution to identify resources that respond to multicultural students social, economic and educational needs. 
• Advise, guide and support peer mentoring programs aimed to support Asian/Asian American and multicultural students. 
• Serve as advisor/co-adviser to ethnic specific, multicultural and social justice student clubs and mentoring programs serving Asian/Asian American students. 
• Assist new multicultural students in making a successful transition to college. 
• In collaboration with others, support the planning and hosting of outreach activities. 
• Work with campus and community partners to develop, support and host motivational and educational activities, workshops, programs, or conferences, etc. that create a sense of community, celebrate culture/heritage authentically, enhance multicultural awareness and responsiveness, educate the college campus, and support multicultural student retention, persistence and graduation. 
• Provide the campus community with opportunities to learn about and discuss social issues that focus on diversity, equity, social justice, and inclusion, with the goal of expanding multicultural awareness and responsiveness 
• Work closely with supervisor to contribute to college-wide committees, task forces, and other specific initiatives related to diversity, inclusivity, multicultural student retention and success. 
• Will be motivated to work independently as well as collaboratively with the Diversity and Multicultural Affairs team and other college departments as needed. 
• Create and maintain programs relevant to multicultural student access, retention and graduation. 
•. Maintain paper and electronic student files; ensure confidentiality of student records; 
• Collect both quantitative and qualitative data related to how underrepresented students progress and interact with SLCC’s campus climate. 
• Evaluate and identify trends, recommendations or areas for improvement in the delivery of services to students. 
• Research and share social, economic, and political issues affecting underrepresented populations. 
• Keep abreast of best practices to enhance the persistence, retention, and success of multicultural students. 
• Connect with Asian/Asian American community agencies and organizations to cultivate partnerships that support multicultural student access, retention and success. 
• Other duties as assigned.

Preferred Qualifications

a) Experience working in a higher education environment, particularly two-year schools. 
b) Experience supervising part-time staff and student leaders.

Minimum Qualifications

a) A baccalaureate degree in a related field (e.g., Asian/Asian American Studies, Ethnic Studies, Sociology, Communications). Education can be traded off by experience at a two (2) -to-one (1) ratio (Two (2) years of full-time work counts for one (1) year of education). 
b) Demonstrated experience working with Asian and/or Asian American communities.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

• Communicate effectively (in writing and verbally) with a wide range of diverse individuals. 
• Provide excellent customer service and when necessary provide one-on-one consultations. 
• Work collaboratively with others in the ODMA team, as well as our campus and community partners. 
• Have the ability to work both independently and with a team. 
• Determine the needs of underrepresented students and connect students to interventions or services to meet those needs. 
• Possess a working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and Microsoft Outlook. 
• Be detail oriented and have the ability to multi-task, prioritize assignments, and carry projects to completion. 
• Have knowledge of and sensitivity to the needs of students from diverse backgrounds, especially those populations that have been historically underrepresented in higher education. 
• Work a flexible schedule which may include mornings, evenings, and weekends. 
• Advocate for all students with an emphasis on Asian/Asian American students. 
• Possess strong problem solving and conflict resolution skills. 
• Learn quickly, work well under pressure, and work ethically with confidential information. 
• Ability to communicate effectively with a broad range of diverse people, ability, culture, ethnic background, to maintain good working relationships across the college. 
• Ability to work with all groups in a diverse academic socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic background of community college students, faculty and staff, including those with disabilities. 
• Ability to work with a highly diverse community and possess an advanced level of cultural competency, critical thinking, and exemplary inclusive practices

Special Instructions

Applicant must submit cover letter and resume to be considered.
 
Full consideration will be given to applicants who apply on or before the priority review date indicated above.
 
This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check.
 
Please indicate on your resume if your experience is full time or part time.
 
The funding for this position is secured until June 31, 2022 and the continuity of this position is contingent upon budget availability.

FLSA

Non-Exempt

SLCC Information

Salt Lake Community College (SLCC) is fully committed to policies of equal employment and nondiscrimination. The College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, religion, protected veteran status, expression of political or personal beliefs outside of the workplace, or any other status protected under applicable federal, state, or local law. 
 
SLCC is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). 
 
This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check.
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