Programme Manager, Intercultural Engagement

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Job Overview

Posted 2 weeks ago Full-Time

Job Details

Position Title:

Programme Manager, Intercultural Engagement

Job Type: International Student Services Leadership Development/Programs LGBT Services Multicultural/Diversity/ALANA Services Orientation/New Student Programs Student Activities/Union Facilities Student Affairs Administration
Location: Singapore
Positions Available: 1
Institution Type: Other,
Institution Size:
Employer ID: 14494
Application Deadline: 10/19/2017

Benefits

Salary Range:
$3,500 - $5,500
Housing for Position:
None provided
Benefits
Salary Range:
$3,500 - $5,500
Housing for Position:
None provided
Qualifications
Education:
Masters Preferred, Bachelors Required
Major Preference:
Educational Administration, Higher Education, Student Affairs
Experience:
2-4 Years

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

Position Description

The Dean of Students Office (DoS) strives to create a community that is inclusive of all populations on campus with a focus on exploring the connections within, between and across identity groups. As a team member of the DoS, the Intercultural Engagement Manager will lead the development and implementation of diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives, which will foster a community that respects and values the perspectives, contributions and experiences of all students, faculty and staff at Yale-NUS. The Manager will develop effective strategies, through programming, that champion the importance of a diverse and inclusive college environment for students. This position will also be responsible for planning, executing and assessing training initiatives on intercultural awareness and appreciation, social justice as well as serve as an advocate for cultural student groups.

The duties include:

Strategic Planning and Programming

  • Conceptualise, design, implement and assess all aspects of programming for diversity including but not limited to programs that celebrate diversity; race, ethnicity, LGBTQIA, gender, ability, socio-economic status, power and privilege, religion/spirituality and intersectionality
  • Establish and promote intentional conversations, difficult dialogues, respectful discourses, empathetic listening pertaining to campus, national and international issues
  • Identify key priorities and partnerships which would increase cultural competence for all of our students and the campus community
  • Assist in making connections amongst students, faculty and staff who are interested in diversity and inclusion initiatives
  • Create opportunities to support the transition and assimilation of international students to Yale-NUS and Singapore, including Co-Chairing Orientation
  • Identify and create brave spaces for dialogue and reflection
  • Ability to develop learning outcomes and assessment tools for programs, events and training

Advocacy

  • Provide advocacy and mentorship to students and student groups on diversity-related issues and program planning
  • Utilise a multi-faceted approach to identity-based programming
  • Provide leadership and insight when reviewing college policy on diversity and inclusion

Leadership and Training

  • Manage the funding requests for student-run cultural events
  • Solely responsible for the creation, execution and assessment of events such as CSI Dialogue Series, Diversity Week, and Navigating our Landscape Lecture Series and other new programs
  • Assist the Senior Associate Director in organizing and managing programs such as the Intercultural Peer Advisor and Intergroup Dialogue

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Master’s degree preferred in Higher Education, Social Work, Public Administration, Organizational Management, or similar field
  • Minimum 2 years of relevant working experience
  • Candidates with no relevant experience but demonstrated a keen interest and competency in managing diversity and inclusion issues will be considered
  • Experience designing and administering diversity education programming and curricula; identity-based programming and event planning desirable
  • Understanding of critical race theory, intersectional social and cultural identity development and student development theories
  • Experience developing learning outcomes and assessment tools for programs and events
  • Demonstrated experience working in cross-cultural and/or higher education institutions, preferably at other liberal arts colleges
  • Expected to remain abreast of contemporary issues pertaining to diversity and inclusion in higher education and utilize best practices in the field of higher education
  • Familiarity with issues in the higher education setting is a plus
  • Strong writing and interpersonal communication skills, especially the ability to relate to and interact with a diverse workforce and all levels of the university hierarchy
  • Ability to foster a supportive and student-centered environment
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule including evenings and weekends as needed

Application Information

To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter to careers@yale-nus.edu.sg. I understand that by sharing my personal data with Yale-NUS College, I authorise its use for the purposes of this application. If you have any queries, please email careers@yale-nus.edu.sg. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

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