Assistant Dean of Students & Director of Multicultural Student Center
University of Wisconsin-Madison - Wisconsin

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Founded in 1848 the University of Wisconsin-Madison has grown to
become one of the nation's largest and most productive institutions
of higher learning. The university enrolls more than 42,000
students in 135 undergraduate majors and 151 master's and 107
doctoral degree programs and has 374,000 living alumni.
Award-winning research spanning the academic disciplines has earned
UW-Madison a place among the world's elite institutions of higher
education. More information on UW-Madison can be found at .

The Division of Student Life is comprised of eight departments
including: the Associated Students of Madison, Center for First
Year Experience, Center for Leadership and Involvement,
International Student Services, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and
Transgender Campus Center, McBurney Disability Resource Center,
Multicultural Student Center, Student Assistance and Judicial
Affairs. Its mission is to cultivate, advance and interconnect the
academic, professional, personal, and social development of
students, and to champion a respectful, globally engaged and
diverse university community. More information about the division
and its departments can be found at

The Multicultural Student Center at UW-Madison collaboratively
strengthens and sustains an inclusive campus where all students,
particularly students of color and other historically underserved
students, are engaged and can realize an authentic Wisconsin
Experience. The director is responsible for providing vision,
direction and oversight to the Center's priorities and functions.
The position reports to an Associate Dean in the Division of
Student Life and is a member of the Divisional Leadership Team.
More information about the department can be found at .

Primary Responsibilities: (see
for full description)

  • Oversight of Multicultural Student Center Programs &
Services: Provide vision, leadership and long-term strategic
planning for the following programmatic areas: social justice
education, student organization advising, leadership development,
program planning, assessment, and student initiated program
development. Oversee development of an array of programs and events
that will facilitate cross cultural dialogue and understanding.
Assist students in developing programs that contribute to the
multicultural enrichment of the university community.

  • Campus Wide Leadership of Student Centered Multicultural
Education: Provide campus leadership on general issues and advocate
for the full inclusion of students of diverse backgrounds in all
aspects of campus life. Develop partnerships with University staff
and faculty to educate the campus on the social justice issues
students of color confront on a daily basis and the contribution
these individuals make to a diverse campus community. Collaborate
with other campus partners to assure inclusion of students of color
in the broader aspects of student life.

  • Budget and Personnel Administration: Overall recruitment,
training, supervision and evaluation of professional staff
including an assistant director, student organization advisor,
program development and assessment specialist, social justice staff
(2), office manager, associate student services specialist, and
financial specialist. Oversee planning, analysis and expenditures
for annual budget of approximately $536,000 in state funding. *
Research and Scholarship: Oversee and direcct departmental
assessment plan. Present research findings, best practices, and
otherwise contribute to the field of multicultural education at
local and national meetings, conferences and training venues.

  • Division of Student Life Responsibilities: Assist in advancing
the mission, vision and strategic priorities of the Division of
Student Life. Develop short term and long term fundraising efforts
for the Multicultural Student Center and the Division of Student
Life. Actively participate in leading the division through work
groups, committees and the Division Leadership Team. Represent the
Dean of Students as requested.

Minimum Qualifications: A Masters degree from and accredited
college or university AND six years of applicable professional
experience OR a Bachelors degree from an accredited college or
university AND eight years of applicable professional

Desired Qualities: The successful candidate will be a
progressive professional who is an exceptional communicator, team
builder and collaborator. The Director must be student-centered and
demonstrate a high level of competency in leading a departmental
team in the creation and delivery of educational social justice
programs and services. Additional qualifications include: a track
record of increasing responsibility, significant experience with
professional staff supervision, the ability to develop and maintain
productive partnerships with a wide array of constituencies; and
demonstrated strategic planning skills.

Salary and Benefits: The position has an annual salary of
$70,000 depending on qualifications. This is a limited appointment
management level position with an attractive benefits package,
which include vacation, medical, dental, vision and life insurance
benefits, contributory retirement plan, paid holidays and other
benefits. The anticipated start date for the position is July 1,

Application Procedures: Submit applications by February 15,
2011 to ensure consideration. Applications submitted after the
posted deadline may be considered. Applicants should include a
current resume or vita and a cover letter that addresses how their
strengths and experience match the requirements of the position.
Finalists will be asked to provide a list of professional
references. Please note that under Wisconsin statutes the names of
nominees and applicants who explicitly request confidentiality will
not be made public; however the university is required to release
the names of finalists.


Submit applications to: Diane Steele, Human Resources
Coordinator Division of Student Life 75 Bascom Hall, 500 Lincoln Dr
Madison, WI 53706

NOTE: Candidates identified for hire with UW-Madison must
successfully complete a criminal background check.

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