Program Advisor (Student Affairs/Social Change & Intercultural Engagement) - Southern Methodist University : Job Details

Program Advisor (Student Affairs/Social Change & Intercultural Engagement)

Southern Methodist University

Job Location : Dallas, TX, USA

Posted on : Tue, 19 Feb 2019 04:00:07 GMT

Job Description :
Program Advisor (Student Affairs/Social Change & Intercultural Engagement) - (STU00000036) Description Salary Range: Salary commensurate with experience & qualifications. Job Summary: The Program Advisor for Social Change and Intercultural Engagement supports the leadership development, advocacy, and activism of underrepresented student populations through oversight of the advisement to culturally based student organizations advised by the Office of Social Change and Intercultural Engagement. This position provides support and development to the organizations under each umbrella and their leaders. The Program Advisor will be responsible for oversight of Cultural Heritage Months (including Latino Heritage Month, Asian Heritage Month, and Black History Month), student leader trainings, and other programs and events assigned by the Director. The Program Advisor will be responsible for programming initiatives that involve the entire campus community. Essential Functions:
  • Leadership Development: Provide leadership development and support to student leaders and culturally based student organizations. This includes but is not limited to the Asian Council, Association of Black Students, and the College Hispanic American Students.
  • Programming: Coordinate campus wide programs which may include, but is not limited to the Cultural Heritage Months, Dream Week (commemorating the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.), and other programs.
  • Student Development: Advise and connect students to support resources as needed. Serve as the primary point of contact for walk-in inquiries for students seeking support or looking to connect to multicultural programs on campus.
  • Teamwork: Serve as an engaged member of the Social Change and Intercultural Engagement team, assisting in the implementation of programs and initiatives as well as attending staff meetings, retreats and professional development opportunities. Support the implementation and realization of the goals and learning domains in the Student Affairs strategic plan.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Qualifications Education and Experience: Master's degree is required. A Master's degree in Higher Education, Student Affairs or a related field is preferred. Two years’ experience in a college or university environment working with diverse populations is required. (Graduate Assistantships will suffice.) Experience in program development and student leadership development is strongly preferred. Experience problem-solving complex issues affecting college student development is strongly preferred. Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint) is also preferred. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Candidate must have outstanding written and verbal communication skills with the ability to build relationships with a wide range of constituencies. Must have excellent interpersonal skills. Must be able to work collaboratively with students, faculty, staff and campus partners. Must have strong organizational, planning and time management skills. Candidate must have well developed project management skills which include the ability to handle multiple and competing projects. Must have excellent customer service orientation. Candidate must have strong analytical and problem solving skills. Must be strongly focused on details including appropriate handling of procurement card and purchasing responsibilities. Candidate must be proficient in Microsoft Office. Candidate must be willing and able to occasionally work evenings and weekend hours as required. Must be willing and able to occasionally travel. Physical/Environmental Demands: This position must be able to reach above shoulders, carry/lift 25 lbs., handle objects (dexterity), stand, and walk for long distances. Deadline to Apply: Priority consideration may be given to submissions received by: March 15, 2019. Deadline to Apply: March 25, 2019. EEO Statement: SMU will not discriminate in any program or activity on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or gender identity and expression. The Executive Director for Access and Equity/Title IX Coordinator is designated to handle inquiries regarding nondiscrimination policies and may be reached at the Perkins Administration Building, Room 204, 6425 Boaz Lane, Dallas, TX 75205, 214-768-3601, Primary Location: USA-TX-Dallas Job: Other Organization: Student Life Schedule: Regular Shift: Staff Employee Status: Individual Contributor Job Type: Full-time Job Level: Day Job Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time Job Posting: Feb 18, 2019, 5:47:08 PM
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