VP, Multicultural Student Services
Job no: 494354
Work type: Staff
Location: Forest Park Campus
Categories: Student Affairs
Title: VP, Multicultural Student Services
Department Student Affairs
The Vice President, provides vision, leadership, management, and strategic planning for student diversity initiatives for St. Louis Community College. Reporting directly to the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, they are responsible for developing a campus-wide approach to enhancing excellence through diversity and inclusion of students, faculty, staff, and the broader community. The Vice President is responsible to design, implement, and assess student diversity initiatives to ensure alignment with the College’s strategic plan. Will help to create an organizational culture that sets clear expectations, provides appropriate support, and engenders respect and dignity at all levels of the organization.
The Vice President actively engages students, faculty, and staff to further behaviors, attitudes, and policies that support equity, diversity, and inclusion. The Vice President will collaborate with College stakeholders to assess potential barriers and develop strategies to support and retain a diverse student body. The Vice President must be adept at facilitating difficult discussions, shepherding change, creating, and strengthening partnerships, and aligning an array of efforts across campuses in service of student success.
Primary Duties Performed:
• Develop recruitment and communication strategies for underrepresented students that integrate with the overall recruitment and communication plan.
• Engage with internal and external diversity-related organizations that support the College's strategy.
• Develop relationships with community-based organizations.
• Recognize the student as the heart of the educational enterprise, centering work on this core principle.
• Creates and executes plan to rollout new initiatives, programs, and student equity related policies.
• Lead the Student Success and Equity Council (SSEC) as part of the College’s Pathways work.
• Be a creative and resourceful leader with both the passion and the experience to advance the diversity, equity and inclusion aspirations of the school and to build on a deeply felt commitment to these values.
• Develops, supports and promotes transformative educational programming and initiatives that center social justice and critical thought which will tie directly into and drive the College's strategic plan, the diversity action plan and core values.
• Lead efforts across student affairs’ offices and functions to develop and implement strategies to improve student retention and success and provides leadership in assessing and refining retention efforts.
• Plan, implement and evaluate a comprehensive student support services program designed to enhance the experience of all students at the College
• Provide ongoing implementation, recruitment and administrative support for the Black Male Achievers Academy (BMA) focused on historically underrepresented and marginalized communities in the college including data collection, reporting and evaluation, making program improvement recommendations, and helping to assess feasibility and ongoing performance.
• Mentor and engage in inclusive advising, and provide direct support for BMA scholars, and other students in the college from historically underrepresented and marginalized communities who are not in these programs.
• Collaborate with Enrollment Management and Student Success to accomplish goals and enhance the experience of historically underrepresented and marginalized student communities as assigned by the Vice Chancellor.
• Actively participate in creating and fostering a culture of inclusion and belonging at the College.
• Serve as Chief Student Affairs Officer at an assigned campus.
• Master's degree from an accredited institution in an appropriate area of specialization.
• Seven years of professional full-time experience in Student Affairs at a higher education institution in campus life, academic advising, student support success programs, counseling or a related area.
• Any appropriate combination of relevant education, experience, and/or certifications may be considered.
• Earned Doctorate
• Ten years of professional full-time experience in Student Services at a higher education institution
• Experience in developing systems utilizing technology and software in the administration of student success programs.
• Experience hiring and supervising professional and/or student employees.
• Experience supporting racially minoritized students.
• Experience with Banner, Workday, Navigate or similar software systems.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion:
St. Louis Community College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experience, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity.
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