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Need Temporary Coordinator for the Sylvania Multicultural Center

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We are looking for someone interested in filling a temporary, fourteen-week sabbatical replacement position for the Coordinator of the Sylvania Multicultural Center. This position is AP Level 4 and will run from February 2 through May 12, 2009.

Job duties are listed at the end of this e-mail. If you are interested in applying please send me a current resume as well as a letter that indicates your interest in the temporary position and explains why you are a good fit with the qualifications and responsibilities of the position. Also, send name and contact information for your current supervisor and two other references. Please submit these materials to me no later than Monday, December 1, 2008.

Thank you for your interest in this position,

Diane Mulligan

The Sylvania Multicultural Center

Founded over fifteen years ago to address institutional racism and the unique needs of students of color, the Sylvania Multicultural Center is centrally located and provides a safe space that nurtures learning, the achievement of personal and educational goals, and creative educational programming. The Multicultural Center values community building and collective action, which is demonstrated through the leadership program, peer tutoring, mentoring, student activities, and campus partnerships. The Center is dedicated to developing multicultural student leaders and raising awareness of issues related to race, ethnicity, and culture on campus.

Services Sylvania Multicultural Center offers include:

* Provides personalized assistance with starting college

* Provides one-on-one peer tutoring in math and science courses

* Provides scholarship search assistance

* Provides referrals to campus and community services

* Sponsorship of performances and special events, lectures, exhibits, films, and conferences

* Assistance planning activities related to race and ethnicity

The Sylvania Multicultural Center Leadership Program prepares students of color for leadership roles as peer tutors and student coordinators, and is dedicated to developing skills in peer tutoring, advocacy, problem solving, public speaking, and program design and implementation.

Sylvania Multicultural Center Coordinator (Retention and Multicultural Coordinator)

Job Description
The Multicultural Center Coordinator provides coordination of the day-to-day activities of the Center with particular attention to the needs of students of color. The Coordinator oversees and supports the education and development of all students with particular interest in students of color through programs and services to ensure student success.

Major Responsibilities

– Provide coordination of the day-to-day operation of the Multicultural Center; work with student leaders to design and implement programs, special events, and services that support student success and development.

– Coordinate the delivery of information and assistance to students seeking support through the Multicultural Center. Provide resource information and referrals to students focusing on the needs of students of color.

– Assist in problem solving a variety of issues. Support students in the areas of program planning, peer tutoring, mentorship, and advocacy.

– Provide academic advising for students. Serve as student advocate in matters related to grievances, grading issues, tuition appeals and financial aid disqualification.

– Oversee assigned budget and payroll processing paperwork for assigned employees.

– Oversee and direct the work of half-time classified staff.

– Supervise casual, student help, work study, and volunteer staff.

– Assist Center employees to carryout programs and services, peer tutoring, student activities, and events to promote leadership and student development.

– Attend Student Development Division Leaders meetings.

– Promote and conduct outreach for participants of the 2009/2010 Multicultural Student Leadership Training Program of the Multicultural Center.

– Supervise casual/adjunct faculty in the new Men of Color Mentoring Program.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Education, Liberal Arts, Social Science or related field. Experience performing the duties of this job may substitute for the degree requirement on a year for year basis.

Demonstrated experience with retention practices and programs. Demonstrated experience working with students in educational setting. Demonstrated experience working with multicultural/diversity programs. Experience designing and implementing successful strategies and programs involving faculty and staff.

Diane Mulligan, Ph.D., Dean, Student Development

Portland Community College, Sylvania Campus CC 247

PO Box 19000, Portland, OR, 97280-0990

Phone: 503-977-4532 Fax: 503-977-4144


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