Grace Scholars/Multicultural Advisor Job Opening at Mount Mary University in Milwaukee, WI


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Position:Grace Scholars/Multicultural Advisor
Company:Mount Mary University
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Job Location(s): Milwaukee, WI
Start Date:Open
 
Employment Term: Regular
Employment Type:Part Time
Hours per Week: 32
Starting Salary Range:
 
Required Education: Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience: 2 to 20+ years
Required Security Clearance: None
Related Categories:Other, Education - College/University

Position Description

Mount Mary is seeking an individual to contribute to the realization of our mission through the role of  Grace Scholars/Multicultural Advisor.  The Grace Scholars/Multicultural Advisor will work collaboratively with members from the Mount Mary community to maintain an inclusive learning environment where all students, especially historically underrepresented students, feel welcome and are fully engaged in the Mount Mary College experience.  Primarily, this individual will serve as the non-academic advisor/mentor to sophomores, juniors, and seniors in the Grace Scholars Program, collaborating with the Grace Scholars Program Director.  In this capacity, the Advisor will help young women to prepare for the workplace by guiding the development of their interpersonal and professional skills in both one-on-one and group sessions.   In addition, this person will facilitate cultural programming at the College and will provide leadership in creating a variety of intentional settings where students, faculty, and staff can safely learn from one another by examining their preconceptions and prejudices, challenging themselves and each other to attain higher levels of awareness, understanding, and compassion related to race/ethnicity and other social justice issues. This grant funded 80% position (32 hours per week) has primary duties that occur during the standard academic year.
 
Qualifications:
 

  • Bachelor’s degree (Master’s preferred) in the area of psychology, sociology, social work, anthropology, cultural studies, education or a related field.
  • Two years of direct work experience providing cultural competence and/or social justice programming in an educational setting.
  • Experience working in the Milwaukee area or other urban settings with familiarity of the educational, social, and economic issues affecting urban education.
  • Familiarity with issues/circumstances that impact the recruitment and retention of traditionally underrepresented students in higher education.
  • Possess an appreciation for the relevance of and connection between identity, cultural, student and organizational development models and theories.
  • Experience working effectively with individuals from a variety of identities, cultures, backgrounds and ideologies, as well as personal and social orientations in a compassionate, culturally competent manner.
  • Ability to balance the dual role of an employee of the College and an agent of change; appropriately challenge the structures and culture of the College in an effort to advocate for the needs and promote the college success of underrepresented students.
     

Responsibilities:
 

  • Serve as advisor/mentor to the Grace Scholars Program with specific focus on sophomores, juniors, and seniors, conducting individual and small-group sessions designed to monitor their educational and career development goals and assist with the resolution of academic and personal challenges.
  • Provide professional connections and mentoring to Grace Scholars to help them prepare for the professional world beyond college.
  • Collaborate with Grace Scholars Program Director to provide 1-2 workshops focused on social justice topics during the Summer Bridge Program for first-year students.
  • Collaborate with Grace Scholars Program Director to provide whole-group sessions (all Grace Scholars) during the fall and spring semesters.
  • Cultivate and model a safe and inclusive environment for all members of the Mount Mary community.
  • Design, implement and evaluate quality programs and services which are designed to increase multi-cultural awareness, cultural competence, and social justice literacy.
  • Facilitate workshops, trainings, and advising sessions that address social justice issues concerning race, ethnicity, class, gender, sexual orientation, environment, etc., for the entire campus community.
  • Provide outreach to and meet regularly with first-generation students, low-income students, and students of color to discuss needs, monitor educational and career development goals, and assist with the resolution of academic and personal challenges.
  • Enhance the academic and social engagement of historically underserved students by creating and supporting opportunities for underrepresented students to develop a sense of belonging on campus and opportunities for all students to build community with one another. 
  • Serve as a campus resource for social justice information, community building, and diversity program planning and assessment.
  • Identify funding resources and help develop grant proposals and solicit funds for social justice programming initiatives.

Mount Mary College practices equal opportunity employment as part of our ongoing commitment to diversity in our workplace. 
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