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Inclusion and Multicultural Engagement Program Manager

Lewis & Clark College, Portland, OR

Full Time - Education

Salary Range: $36,000/yr

Close Date: 08/28/2020

Working at Lewis & Clark College
The campus is located on 137 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds in Portland’s southwest hills. Our strong commitment to sustainability is reinforced through recycling programs, energy conservation, alternative transportation options, and farm to fork initiatives. For benefit-eligible positions, we offer a competitive benefits package that includes options for health, dental, vision, tuition, life insurance, retirement and more.

Lewis & Clark College is committed to achieving a diverse workforce. Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to status as a protected veteran or a qualified individual with a disability, or other protected status, such as race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status or age.

About the Position
The Program Manager coordinates the efforts to advance a clear and substantive commitment to diversity, international education, and multicultural perspectives at Lewis & Clark College by developing programs and services designed to support the recruitment, transition, and persistence of historically underrepresented students (students of color, first-generation college students, LGBTQ+, low-income, etc.). Primary responsibilities include: programming campus-wide events on topics related to diversity and inclusion; enhancing student leadership development and multicultural student engagement; working collaboratively with campus constituents to foster an inclusive campus climate; and serving as a first responder for the on-call rotation. The Program Manager is responsible for providing administrative support to the Inclusion and Multicultural Engagement Office and its programs.

Please note this is a temporary, 10-month position that is required to live on-campus. A 2-bedroom, 1-bathroom apartment and meal plan will be provided as part of the compensation package.

What You'll Do
- Supports all administrative needs of IME, including but not limited to, writing and sending out weekly email newsletters, website and social media management, budget management, and assessment and report writing efforts, in consultation with the director.
- Provide direct support and programming to help support the transition of historically represented students, in particular working with the Great Expectations mentorship program.
- Provide leadership development opportunities and advising to student leaders in student unions/affinity clubs and organizations.
- Plan and oversee campus-wide signature events, such as Trans Day of Remembrance, National Coming Out Day, LGBTQ+ socials, and IME Banquet, as well as coordinate collaborative events with College Outdoors, Student Leadership and Service, and Spiritual Life.
- Contribute to building a collaborative student leadership team of graduate and undergraduate students to assist with the office’s programs and services.
- Oversee and maintain the Multicultural Resource Center (MRC).
- Serve as a mentor, resource, and advisor to students, particularly underrepresented students in need of support.
- Identify and connect underrepresented students to leadership opportunities (campus jobs, clubs and partner closely with campus departments and constituents such as Alumni & Parent Programs, Athletics, Admissions, and New Student Orientation to enhance recruitment and retention efforts of historically underrepresented student organizations, service, scholarship and fellowships, research, etc.)
- Coordinate training and education efforts designed to increase knowledge and engagement within the student body.
- Other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications/Experiences
Bachelor’s Degree
Demonstrated commitment to social justice, diversity and inclusion work
Demonstrated experience of working with students at the college level
Proficiency in social media, website navigation, and online research
Ability to develop strong interpersonal relationships and serve as a mentor, advisor, and resource to students
Project/event management skills
Exemplary level of attention to detail
Excellent written and oral communication skills; organizational skills; and diplomacy
Basic Computer skills (Email, Word Processing, Filemaker, etc.) and Intermediate computer skills (Web design & editing, publication creation, etc)

Preferred Qualifications/Experiences
Masters Degree in Student Affairs Administration or related
Knowledge of the campus, particularly the Office of Inclusion and Multicultural Engagement, as well as on and off campus resources
Experience in an academic liberal arts community
Programming experience, particularly on issues of diversity and inclusion and/or retention of historically underrepresented students
Program coordination on issues of diversity and multiculturalism
Demonstrated knowledge of and experience working in a variety of student affairs departments on a higher education campus
Demonstrated experience in leading the design, planning, and implementation of major programs and initiatives related to multiculturalism and diversity
Experience in crisis management

Work Schedule
Full-time, 37.5 hours/week
Benefits Eligible: Yes

Pay Rate

Physical Requirements
The job works primarily at a desk or is otherwise involved in activities requiring little lifting, climbing or working in tiring positions.
Standing, sitting, walking, grasping/gripping, pinching/squeezing, reaching, push/pulling, repetitive hand movements (e.g., typing), seeing, talking, listening.

For full consideration:
Please submit your application, resume, cover letter, supplemental questions, and diversity statement. Answers to supplemental questions should be no more than 500 words.
1. What do you anticipate being challenges for students of color at a small liberal arts
college such as Lewis & Clark and what are several strategies that you could implement
to assist in these challenges?
2. Imagine that in a student training you misgender a student. Please walk us through your
reaction and how you would handle the situation.
3. What role do you think intersectionality plays in a college student’s identity?

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