Assistant Director of Intercultural Programs - Success InitiativesLoras College, Dubuque, IA
Loras College was founded in 1839 by the Most Rev. Mathias Loras, first Bishop of Dubuque, who established St. Raphael Seminary to educate young men for the priesthood, but with the expressed intention also of providing an opportunity for higher education to the citizens of the area. The college has functioned under several names (St. Raphael Seminary, Mt. St. Bernard, St. Joseph College, Dubuque College and Columbia College), finally adopting its present name during its centennial in 1939.
Loras is a Catholic liberal arts college dedicated to the total development of the student. Small enough to be personal, large enough to offer a wide variety of quality academic programs, Loras College recognizes the human dignity of each individual and challenges men and women to grow with purpose and direction. Relating the rich liberal arts tradition to a changing world, Loras strives to develop active learners, reflective thinkers, ethical decision makers and responsible contributors in their diverse professional, social, and religious roles. The College has an enrollment of approximately 1,600 students and employs over 375 faculty and staff members. Although employee turnover is low, interesting and challenging employment opportunities do exist in a variety of technical and professional career fields. More employment information is available at the Loras College employment opportunities webpage: https://loras.applicantpool.com/jobs/.
The Intercultural Programs Office welcomes all Loras students to celebrate and embrace diversity and culture in our community and beyond! The Intercultural Programs Office serves as a hub of cross-cultural communication and experience for identities that are marginalized including Black or African American, Latinx/a/o, First Generation, LGBTQIA+ identifying, and International students.
The Assistant Director of Intercultural Programs- Success Initiatives will assist with the development, implementation and evaluation of initiatives designed to close equity gaps by increasing the retention, persistence and completion of Loras students from historically underrepresented populations. The assistant director will provide holistic advisement to a cohort of students who need assistance in achieving their academic and career goals. The coordinator will provide guidance and support via a variety of initiatives including personal coaching, academic mentoring, student organization advisement, etc.
Reasonable Accommodations Statement
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable Accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Essential Functions Statement(s)
- Aids in planning and facilitating of First Generation Scholars programs including its recruitment, implementation, and retention programmatic features.
- Advises the various identity focused student organization groups such as the Black Student Union, Loras Intercultural Student Association, Loras Alliance (LGBTQIA+ affinity group), First Generation Student Advocacy, etc.
- Aid in selecting, training and evaluating coordinator student staff
- Coordinates development of Intercultural Program’s website and brochures.
- Assists with assessment of all programs within the Intercultural Programs Office
- Encourages student participation in college activities.
- Provides leadership development opportunities for students and facilitates leadership programs on campus.
- Provides support to the student organization system by monitoring fundraising, service projects, leadership training and compliance with college policies.
- Works closely with various college departments to coordinate event logistics. Responsible for office calendar of events and activities.
- Helps prepare budgets for the office including budgets for office initiatives and proposing new budget requests
- Supports the mission and vision of the College and respects the College's Catholic tradition.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
- Assertiveness - Ability to act in a self-confident manner to facilitate completion of a work assignment or to defend a position or idea.
- Coaching and Development - Ability to provide guidance and feedback to help others strengthen specific knowledge/skill areas.
- Communication, Oral - Ability to communicate effectively with others using the spoken word.
- Competitiveness - Willingness to strive to get ahead or to finish projects.
- Conflict Resolution - Ability to deal with others in an antagonistic situation.
- Diversity Oriented - Ability to work effectively with people regardless of their age, gender, race, ethnicity, religion, or job type.
- Enthusiastic - Ability to bring energy to the performance of a task.
- Ethical - Ability to demonstrate conduct conforming to a set of values and accepted standards.
- Goal Oriented - Ability to focus on a goal and obtain a pre-determined result.
- Interpersonal - Ability to get along well with a variety of personalities and individuals.
- Motivation - Ability to inspire oneself and others to reach a goal and/or perform to the best of their ability.
- Mission & Vision - Demonstrates a commitment to the Mission and Vision of Loras College.
- Self Motivated - Ability to be internally inspired to perform a task to the best of ones ability using his or her own drive or initiative.
SKILLS & ABILITIES
Education: Bachelor’s required, Masters in Student Development, Student Affairs, or College Student Personnel Preferred
Experience: Knowledge of the theory and practices of college student development related to identity and inclusion.
Other Requirements: Strong analytical skills. Excellent organizational skills. Excellent oral and written communication abilities. Solid interpersonal and supervisory abilities. Skilled in the use of a personal computer and Microsoft Office Suite. Ability and willingness to work some evenings and weekends, particularly with programming and activities. Demonstrated effective in budget management, facilities supervision, computer systems and staff and student development.
Loras College is an equal opportunity employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
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