Program Director for Social Justice and Leadership Education - Residential Life / University Housing

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign  |  Champaign, IL

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Posted 6 days ago Full-Time

Job Details

Position Title:

Program Director for Social Justice and Leadership Education - Residential Life / University Housing

Job Type: Housing/Residence Life Multicultural/Diversity/ALANA Services
Location: Champaign, IL
Positions Available: 1
Institution Type: Public, 4-year
Institution Size: 30,000 & Over Students
Employer ID: 25601
Application Deadline: 08/06/2019

Stated Non-Discrimination Policy

Gender Expression / Identity Sexual Orientation

Benefits

Salary Range:
$50,000 - $52,000
Additional Compensation:
Salary will be commensurate with experience.
Housing for Position:
Live-off
Benefits
Salary Range:
$50,000 - $52,000
Additional Compensation:
Salary will be commensurate with experience.
Housing for Position:
Live-off
Qualifications
Education:
Masters Required
Major Preference:
Counseling, Educational Administration, Higher Education, Student Affairs, Other
Experience:
2-4 Years

Qualifications
Education:
Masters Required
Major Preference:
Counseling, Educational Administration, Higher Education, Student Affairs, Other
Experience:
2-4 Years

Position Description

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

  • Create and implement lesson plans to achieve the goals and learning outcomes of the residential curriculum in the areas of Academic Success, Social Justice Exploration, Interpersonal Competence and Engaged Citizenship.
  • Conduct evaluation and assessment of curricular strategies.
  • Identify learning objectives specific to social justice and multicultural education for students who live in University Housing.
  • Plan, implement and evaluate a broad range of cultural, educational, and inclusive leadership programs that support the diverse needs of residents and in support of the mission of the University and University Housing.
  • Assist with full time staff training and development in the areas of social justice education, cultural competency, and advising student leaders.
  • Serve on the University Housing Hate/Bias Incident Response Team and develop restorative educational response measures for implementation.
  • Serve as one of the contacts for Residential Life with various Student Affairs units responsible for social justice and leadership education efforts for students, such as the Illinois Leadership Center, Office of the Dean of Students programs, the Illini Union program staff, and the campus cultural houses and resource centers.

Advising

  • Advise several University Housing student organizations that focus on programmatic, advisory, and/or cultural efforts of student involvement and retention.
  • Provide leadership development opportunities for members of student groups through structured advising, mentoring, and community event planning.
  • Plan travel and chaperone state, regional, and/or national student leadership conferences and educational trips with students.
  • Assist in the coordination of the University Housing fall student move-in program
  • Work a flexible schedule due to a high volume of evening and weekend commitments with students.

Supervision

  • Recruit, hire, train, and provide supervision for student paraprofessional Multicultural Advocate staff following residential curriculum strategies particularly around advocacy and activism related to issues of social justice and inclusion in the residence halls.
  • Design and implement annual staff training and weekly development programs for student paraprofessional staff.
  • Conduct informal and formal performance appraisals for paraprofessional staff.
  • Implement conflict management strategies when team issues arise.
  • Collaborate with Residence Hall Directors with whom Multicultural Advocates work in each residence hall on supervisory expectations, feedback, and performance management.
  • Conduct regular one-on-one supervisory meetings to meet the learning needs of each staff member.

Administrative

  • Assist with the coordination of the students’ residential fundraising program, including the sale and distribution of care packages, linens, carpets and refrigerator sales and rentals for residents in University Housing.
  • Manage program budgets and provide training and resources for students developing program budgets and making purchases.
  • Utilize databases for tracking curricular efforts, financial procedures and student data.
  • Prepare monthly, quarterly and annual reports.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

POSITION REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS

Education:

Required: Master’s degree

Preferred: Master’s degree in Higher Education, College Student Personnel, Counseling, Social Work, Social Justice Education or a related field.

Experience:

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:

Required: N/A

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.

Application Information

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 careers@housing.illinois.edu 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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