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Coordinator for Multicultural Community Advocacy and Student Outreach

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Position Number: 118986
Title: Coordinator
Functional Title: Coordinator for Multicultural Community Advocacy and Student Outreach
Category Status: 33-Exempt Regular
Applicant Search Category: Staff
University Authorized FTE: 100
Campus/College Information:

Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the flagship institution in the University System of Maryland. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.

Position Summary/Purpose of Position:

This position, which has a split portfolio, will be charged with attending to the community development needs of Multiracial/Multiethnic and Native American Indian/Indigenous students as well as provide leadership in advancing cross-cultural learning initiatives for the larger UMD student community through the MICA office. More specifically, the coordinator will be responsible for the following:
Foster community among Multiracial/Multiethnic and Native American Indian/Indigenous students, serving as an advocate for the needs of these communities in and out of the classroom, and promoting their intellectual, personal, social, leadership, and identity development.
Advise student organizations and leaders from these communities and encourage their involvement in campus life and leadership development opportunities.
Advise and support student organizations interested in organizing around issues related to race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, religion and their intersections with the goal of fostering cross-cultural interaction and promoting learning about social justice.
Develop, implement and/or support programmatic initiatives that foster learning about diversity and multiculturalism and its relationship to leadership development both within and across identity-based student groups by collaborating with staff within MICA office as well as across campus units and departments.

Minimum Qualifications:

Master’s degree required in a field of education, counseling, student affairs, multicultural education or related field. One year of professional and/or two years graduate level experience in Student Affairs work in a University setting is required. The ideal candidate shall possess sound judgment, maturity, sensitivity to the complexities of identity development, and passion for effecting change in dynamic multicultural environments. Experience in developing and implementing programs that promote student learning about identity and difference within the context of a multicultural society is required. Demonstrated ability to work in a highly collaborative environment.


Experience in advising cultural/or identity-based student organizations strongly preferred. Experience and interest in working with students of color, LGBT-identified students, and multiple, intersecting identity student issues is strongly preferred. Experience in using the arts (e.g., theatre, music, visual/fine arts) as a way to promote learning about diversity and multiculturalism is highly desirable. Demonstrated ability to work in a highly collaborative environment.

Additional Certifications:
Additional Information:
Posting Date: 03/08/2018
Closing Date:
Open Until Filled Yes
Best Consideration Date 03/29/2018
Physical Demands

Work takes place in both an office environment and in on-campus buildings; will require ability to travel throughout campus. There may be occasions when the incumbent will need to work outside their normal work shift to accommodate other shifts that exist in the organization for purposes of meetings, training, etc.

Diversity Statement:

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References (no emails sent from system)
Optional Documents

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