Director of Multicultural Affairs

Ripon College

Ripon College is seeking applications for a Director of Multicultural Affairs. The Director will join a Student Life team of professionals who are devoted to creating an intimate learning community in which students experience a richly personalized education.

Reporting to the Dean of Students, this position oversees the Center for Diversity and Inclusion, a welcoming space designed for individual students and student groups.

The Director will provide support for underrepresented student populations, create educational experiences for the campus community, and advise various student groups including the Student Diversity Coalition that is made up of all diversity group leaders. Typical workweeks include regular individual student interactions on issues of social justice, inclusion, academic support, equity, and various other topics associated with adjustments to a residential college experience. There is student staff to assist with office management and diversity programming.

The ideal candidate will exhibit an appreciation of the liberal arts, be creative, demonstrate independent initiative, be an advocate for diversity, equity and inclusion, and contribute widely to student life experiences. The Director will also be involved as a member of a countywide team of four higher education institutions supporting diversity goals.

The successful candidate will have a bachelor’s degree, masters preferred and at least 2 years of experience working in student affairs or a related field. The candidate should have a demonstrated knowledge of issues related to multicultural development. An ability to motivate people to work cooperatively, effectively advise/counsel students, and to communicate effectively with multiple constituents is highly desired.

Candidates should model and embody a personal value system that promotes and celebrates a collaborative workplace climate that recognizes and rewards diversity, equity, and inclusion.

At Ripon College, the health and safety of our employees, students and contractors is our number one priority. Upon hire, please plan on either showing proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID 19 (currently one dose of the Johnson and Johnson or two doses of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine and a booster vaccine) or plan on being part of weekly (every seven days) COVID-19 surveillance testing, with a negative result should community spread levels deem it necessary. At this time, masks are optional on campus.

Interested candidates should submit a letter of application, resume, and names of three references to Chris Ogle, Vice President and Dean of Students, Ripon College to [email protected]. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.


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