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Posting Details

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Position Information

Position Number FA2250
Position Type Professional Faculty
Rank Instructor
Working Title Director
School/Unit Student Affairs
Department Multicultural Student Affairs
Number of Months 12
Tenure Status Non-Tenure Eligible
Grant funded position? No

Position Summary and Qualifications

Mission or Goal of Unit

The Division of Student Affairs at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) invites outstanding candidates to apply for the position of Director of the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs (OMSA). The Office of Multicultural Student Affairs is a resource for Virginia Commonwealth University students, faculty and staff. The primary mission of the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs is to assist traditionally underserved and/or underrepresented student populations (i.e. race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and gender) through advising, support, program development, retention, mentoring and by promoting an appreciation of diversity throughout the campus community.

Chief purpose of this position in support of above mission or goal

To provide innovative multicultural leadership, effective management, and excellent service of OMSA. This includes but is not limited to diversity education and program development, financial management, staffing and performance management, management of the office space, event planning, student organization advocacy, educational and entertainment program production, student development, promotional marketing, and providing information and counsel to senior division leadership related to the needs, issues and concerns of students served by the office.

Position Responsibilities

Reporting to the Associate Vice-Provost and Dean of Student Affairs, the Director is responsible for the successful administration of VCU’s Office of Multicultural Student Affairs (OMSA) department. The position plans, coordinates, and administers fiscal, personnel, and the office space, and student development activities that impact students. The Director provides innovative multicultural leadership, effective management, and efficient operations of the department. The Director develops and manages the departmental budget and provides overall operational planning. The Director supervises staff and oversees the selection, training, supervision, evaluation, recognition/appreciation, and management of the department’s staff. The Director is a primary liaison officer with the Division of Student Affairs and will be a member of the Student Affairs Leadership Team, and is responsible to actively contribute to division initiatives, programs, and priorities. The Director maintains good communication with other Student Affairs units to ensure cooperative relationships. The Director will also establish cooperative relationships with other University departments and student groups, and will serve as a resource and consultant to university faculty/staff regarding student issues. Other duties include, but are not limited to, diversity and leadership development, student organization advising and advocacy, student governance, educational programming, and other duties as assigned by the Associate Vice Provost and Dean of Student Affairs.

Required Qualifications

Master’s degree in higher education administration, student personnel, counseling, or related field. A minimum of five to seven years full-time, professional, related experience; demonstrated experience in working with student affairs/multicultural student affairs in a university/college setting; experience in creating and implementing diversity education and leadership programs; excellent written and oral communication skills; strong interpersonal and public relations skills. Administrative skills and experience in planning, implementing and evaluating programs; budget development and fiscal/statistical management; and, organizational goals development and reporting. The ability to function independently and as a member of a team in a constantly changing environment. Must be willing to work a flexible schedule which may include evening and weekend hours; demonstrated presentation skills in the area of diversity training; and experience and skills in operating computers and related database, spreadsheet and word processing applications. Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU.

Preferred Qualifications

Posting Detail Information

Date Posted 09/07/2017
Open Until Filled No
Application Deadline Date 10/14/2017
Proposed Hire Date 01/01/2018
Type of Search National
Application Process/Additional Information

Applicants must submit a resume, cover letter, and the names & contact information of three professional references (please attach a listing of your three references as the “Other Document”) to Please contact Ijuanzee Isom at for any questions about the position.

Posted Salary

Supplemental Questions

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  1. * How did you find out about this position?
    • Alumni association magazine
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Community event
    • Email notification
    • HERC (Higher Ed Recruitment Consortium)
    • Higher education publication
    • Internal Recruiter
    • Job fair
    • Job site (e.g.
    • Listserv
    • Newspaper
    • Professional association/journal
    • Referred by person/employee
    • Search firm notification
    • VCU vacancy listing - eJobs
    • Other
  2. * If you selected "Other" for your referral source please indicate where you heard about this posting. (If you did not select "Other," please enter "n/a.")

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Please describe your experience in working with student affairs/multicultural student affairs in a university/college setting.

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * Do you have a Master’s degree in higher education administration, student personnel, counseling, or related field?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  3. Other Document
Optional Documents