Multicultural Student Services advances Augsburg University's commitment to student success in an intentionally diverse community. Supporting the success of students in the classroom and involvement across campus anchors the work of Multicultural Student Services. This work includes the development of partnerships across campus with key offices to provide a strong network of support, services, and opportunities. The Director of Latinx Student Services implements and coordinates programs and services that empower individuals of Latinx descent to achieve their academic, interpersonal, and professional goals.
Develop, implement, and coordinate programs and services that empower students of Latinx descent to persist and graduate, develop and strengthen self-advocacy and leadership skills, and contribute to the advancement of the communities of which they are a part.
Establish, maintain, and foster strategic partnerships with key individuals, departments and community agencies to support student success efforts.
Work collaboratively with campus partners to devise, execute, and assess retention-based goals, policies, and programs.
Develop and implement programs, projects, initiatives, and celebrations that focus on identity development, multiple identities, and intersectionality between and among students, staff, and faculty.
Gather and analyze data to assess student needs, establish learning outcomes for programs and services, highlight student learning an progress, and improve graduation rates.
Utilize assessments to evidence student needs and student success to share with the University community.
Lead the University's effort for the Dia de Familias/Latinx student focused programming and sponsor and promote other celebrations within Multicultural Student Services.
Serve as advisor to the Augsburg Latin American students (ALAS) student organization in support of leadership development and campus an community engagement.
Recruit and select students to receive Multicultural Student Services scholarships.
Identify barriers and provide resources for undocumented and DACA students.
Design, implement, and evaluate programs and services to assist Latino/a students as they transition to Augsburg, persist, and successfully complete their academic program.
ADDITIONAL EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED:
Serve on departmental, divisional, and University-wide committees.
Serve as a community liaison through outreach opportunities, networking, recruitment, and mutually beneficial relationship with the University.
Administer all functions of the center including budget preparation, correspondence, etc.
All other duties as apparent or assigned by supervisor(s).
BA/BS degree required.
Three (3)years of experience working with Latino/a populations required.
Advanced education equivalent to a master's degree or specialist certification preferred.
Bilingual in Spanish with ability to fluently read, write, and speak Spanish.
Three (3) years of experience in higher education preferred.
Knowledge of and skill working with historically underserved student communities.
Knowledge of multicultural and identity development/frameworks for related training and programming.
Excellent oral and written cross-cultural communication skills.
Experience working directly with Latinx students.
Ability to effectively establish and maintain cooperative working relationships within a diverse multicultural environment.
Ability to lead, facilitate, and mentor others in individual and group settings, work effectively in a team environment, and work independently with little supervision.
Knowledge and skills in advising students including the ability to apply good judgement and discretion, demonstrate patience and understanding, especially in confidential, sensitive, and /or crises in accordance with University policies an procedures.
Ability to show initiative; organize workflow; manage one or more projects at a time; and handle frequent interruptions.
Ability to be attentive to details, be accurate, be precise.
Ability to use a broad range of computer skills, software, and database programs.
Augsburg is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of gender, sexual orientation, marital status, gender identity, race, age, disability, religion, national origin, color or any other protected class. Successful candidates will have demonstrated abilities working in an academic community committed to intentional diversity. Candidates are thus encouraged to highlight skills and experiences that demonstrate intercultural competency.
Augsburg University offers more than 50 undergraduate majors and nine graduate degrees to more than 3,500 students of diverse backgrounds. The student-faculty ratio is 13:1 and is characterized by strong teaching in small classes.
The University's Mission
Augsburg University educates students to be informed citizens, thoughtful stewards, critical thinkers, and responsible leaders. The Augsburg experience is supported by an engaged community that is committed to intentional diversity in its life and work. An Augsburg education is defined by excellence in the liberal arts and professional studies, guided by the faith and values of the Lutheran church, and shaped by its urban and global settings.
Located in the heart of the Twin Cities, Augsburg’s main campus surrounds Murphy Square, the oldest park in Minneapolis. The University of Minnesota West Bank campus and the University of Minnesota Fairview Medical Center are across the street from Augsburg, with the Mississippi River and the Seven Corners theatre district just a few blocks away.
The 23-acre campus consists of a mix of historic and newer buildings that reflect the contemporary needs of the academic pr...ograms. Augsburg’s newest signature academic building, the Hagfors Center for Science, Business, and Religion, opened for classes January 8, 2018. In addition to its Minneapolis campus, Augsburg has a location in Rochester, Minnesota, and maintains international sites and staff in Mexico, Nicaragua, and Namibia.