Graduate Assistant - Multicultural Affairs

This position reports to the Associate Dean of Students and Director of Student Engagement within the Enrollment and Student Services division at Mount Mercy University and is responsible for providing quality student services, activities and support to students of color with the goal of improving student retention, satisfaction and achievement.

Responsibilities include:

  • Develop a comprehensive program of activities, events and support services which promote diversity and the retention of students of color.
  • Develop, in conjunction with other departments and student groups, a campus environment which promotes diversity. Empower departments, offices and student groups to include a wide variety of multicultural programming as an integral part of their annual schedule of events.
  • Monitor and develop programs which support academic and personal achievement among students of color.
  • Develop strong and effective multicultural student groups in response to student needs. Assist the groups in developing a vision for the future and in the effective planning and evaluating of their activities. Develop effective advising for the multicultural groups.
  • Mentor and advise students, focusing primarily on students of color. Serve as an advocate for students where appropriate. Refer students to other professionals as necessary and follow-up as needed.
  • Provide or supervise leadership in the organization of thematic, campus-wide programs that have as a goal the development of social justice and equity.

We are seeking an individual with knowledge of issues related to diversity. A bachelor's degree is required.

The successful candidate will possess outstanding interpersonal skills and be an excellent communicator with the ability to relate well with persons from a broad range of backgrounds. The person in this role should also have the ability to exercise creativity in conceiving innovative programs and in stimulating students to participate in programming of this sort. Finally, this person will have the ability to work effectively as a member of a staff where cooperation and teamwork are essential.

The successful candidate must also demonstrate a willingness to support Mount Mercy's mission as a Catholic university providing student-focused education in the spirit of the Sisters of Mercy. Mount Mercy University welcomes those of different faiths and is committed to excellence in education and community service.

This position requires that the successful candidate be accepted and enroll in one of Mount Mercy's master's degree programs.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please submit your cover letter, resume, and at least 3 professional references as Microsoft Word or Adobe Acrobat attachments to: hr@mtmercy.edu with the subject line "Graduate Assistant - Multicultural Affairs". The position will be filled as soon as possible.

Mount Mercy University is an equal opportunity employer.