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Program Director for Social Justice and Leadership Education - Residential Life / University Housing
|Job Type:||Housing/Residence Life Multicultural/Diversity/ALANA Services|
|Institution Type:||Public, 4-year|
|Institution Size:||30,000 & Over Students|
Program Director for Social Justice and Leadership Education
Residential Life, University Housing, University of Illinois
Applications are now being accepted for the Program Director for Social Justice and Leadership Education position within University Housing at the University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign.
We are seeking individuals with diverse backgrounds who can help create and foster communities that strive toward our vision. This includes supporting the academic mission of the university by developing environments conducive to student learning and academic success, respecting, appreciating, and advocating for the diversity of our student population, and encouraging engaged citizenship in the residence halls and beyond the campus boundaries, and the holistic development of all of our students. The diversity of our campus student population currently includes 44,880 total students: 33,467 undergraduate and 11,413 graduate and professional students, 54% men, 46% women, 5% African-American, 9% Latinx, 15% Asian, .08% Native American, 3% Multiracial and 24% International.
Summary of the Position
The Program Director is a member of the Social Justice and Leadership Education (SJLE) team within Residential Life / University Housing. They are responsible for supervision of student Multicultural Advocates and assist in the creation, implementation, evaluation, and administration of both formal and informal student involvement, leadership skill development, and social justice education programs in the residence halls using a residential curriculum model.
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Social Justice and Leadership Education
POSITION REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS
Required: Master’s degree
Preferred: Master’s degree in Higher Education, College Student Personnel, Counseling, Social Work, Social Justice Education or a related field.
Required: A minimum of 2 years full-time experience in Student Affairs social justice educational programming, Residential Life or Housing (graduate assistantships are not considered full-time work.) Proof of experience working with a diverse student body and staff. Experience designing curriculum for and facilitating inclusive leadership and/or social justice education programs and/or workshops. Excellent interpersonal, communication, and cross-cultural competency, including written, verbal, and presentation/training skills. Experience managing conflict among/between college students. Experience advising college or university student groups. Experience supervising employees.
Preferred: A minimum of 2 years full-time experience in Residential Life or Housing. Experience developing inclusive leadership and/or social justice residential lesson plans. Experience planning large-scale programs, administrative processes, and/or events. Experience advising culturally based student organizations. Experience teaching. Ability to work in a fast-paced, complex environment.
Training, Licenses or Certifications:
Preferred: A valid driver’s license is strongly preferred to drive students to leadership conferences and programs in University vehicles.
Knowledge Skills and Abilities:
Required: Knowledge of student learning, student development, and identity development theories.
Preferred: Familiarity with a residential curriculum framework.
Environmental Demands: This position requires the ability to multi-task and move around campus effectively in a busy and unpredictable environment. It also requires some lifting. Work will take place in office and residence hall environments including but not limited to student common and meeting spaces and various administrative offices/spaces on campus. There is no set schedule for this Academic Professional position and it does required a flexible work scheduling including many nights and weekends to attend programs and advise University Housing sponsored student organizations.
For full consideration create your candidate profile at http://jobs.illinois.edu and upload pdf versions of a cover letter of application, a resume, and the names, addresses, email addresses, and phone numbers of three professional references by June 28, 2019. Screening interviews may begin before that date, but all applications received by that date will receive full consideration. The starting date will be as soon as possible after the closing date. This is a 12 month, 100 percent time Academic Professional appointment. Salary will be commensurate with experience. Please contact a Housing Human Resources Representative at email@example.com with any questions you may have. We encourage all applicants to learn more about the Department, Housing, the University of Illinois and the Urbana-Champaign community by visiting our candidate website: https://housing.illinois.edu/AboutUs/staff-employment/Jobs The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit http://go.illinois.edu/EEO. To learn more about the University’s commitment to diversity, please visit http://www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu
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