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Job Postings: Two Positions in IUPUI’s Office of Student Involvement

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TITLE:  Assistant Director of the Office of Student Involvement for Social Justice Education

REPORTS TO:  Director of the Office of Student Involvement

DEPARTMENTThe Office of Student Involvement

CAMPUSIUPUI/Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis

SUMMARY:   Develop experiences designed to promote and increase the awareness of the campus community about social justice issues and culturally diverse groups through programmatic and educational opportunities. Serve as consultant and resource for OSI and the Division of Student Life to plan and develop programs through a social jusice lens. Cultivate a learning environment that fortifies Divisional and institutional commitments to students’ civic, leadership and academic development via a social justice perspective.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

Develop, plan, execute, and coordinate ongoing co-curricular opportunities for students and members of the IUPUI community to engage in meaningful discourse about topics related to diversity, multiculturalism, and social justice.  In particular, address issues of power, privilege, and oppression regarding all social identities, including but not limited to: race, gender, sexual orientation, ability, socio-economic status, citizenship/nationality, veteran status, and others. Pilot and grow an inclusive language campaign. These programs can and should be executed in partnership with students, faculty, staff, and community members to support an open and inclusive environment at IUPUI.

As appropriate and required, collaborate with and support student organizations, academic units, and campus and community partners in their social justice-related programming efforts. Develop partnerships with diverse groups, including multicultural student organizations (e.g., Asian Students United, Black Student Union, LGBTQ student organizations, Latino Student Association, Native American Student Association).

Partner with staff in OSI and across the division to incorporate central themes into social justice programming: In addition to social justice, civic engagement and leadership development are of key importance.

Establish learning outcomes for the social justice program that are consistent with goals of the Office of Student Involvement and the Division of Student Life. Coordinate assessment of programs based on these learning outcomes and improve programs making intentional use of the resulting data.

Advise Democracy Plaza, a group of undergraduate scholars, in constructing programming centered on deliberative dialogue. Partner with the Office of Intergroup Dialogue and Civil Community in supporting and training Democracy Plaza.

Assist in coordination of Safe Space training by assessing community needs and recruiting and equipping staff and faculty to facilitate workshops as necessary. Develop and deploy other trainings, workshops, and educational series as standalone developmental experiences or components of larger initiatives (e.g., orientation, Divisional social justice training, etc.)

Plan and execute Social Justice Fair during Weeks of Welcome.

Support and co-advise Freedom Rides, an alternative spring break program designed to provide students with intensive social justice and leadership experiences.

Create and support peer educator program to facilitate social justice programs and consultation.

Select and supervise a Coordinator for Social Justice Education and graduate assistant. Provide appropriate support in her or his efforts, paying particular attention to cultural heritage month and King, Chávez and Asian Heritage dinner planning. Ensure inclusion of critical race dialogues as part of each of these monthly program series.

Perform other related duties that assist in advancing the mission, vision, values, and goals of the Office of Student Involvement and the Division of Student Life.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:  Master’s degree in Higher Education, College Student Personnel Administration or related field plus three to five years of relevant experience in higher education required.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Experience in program development and engaging with populations and individuals of diverse backgrounds. Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of scholarship on race, diversity, multiculturalism, and social justice.

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TITLE:  Coordinator for Social Justice Education

REPORTS TO:  Assistant Director of the Office of Student Involvement for Social Justice Education

DEPARTMENTThe Office of Student Involvement

CAMPUSIUPUI/Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis

SUMMARY:   Assist with developing experiences designed to promote and increase the awareness, knowledge, and skills of the campus community about diversity, multiculturalism and social justice through programmatic and educational opportunities. In particular, address issues of power, privilege, and oppression regarding all social identities: including but not limited to race, gender, sexual orientation, ability, socio-economic status, citizenship/nationality, veteran status, etc. Cultivate student leadership and engagement through the provision of resources and co-curricular experiences that promote an inclusive campus community. Provide a learning environment and programs that demonstrate a commitment to students’ academic and leadership development that incorporates a social justice perspective.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

Take leadership in coordinating cultural heritage month planning for the following celebrations, including but not necessarily limited to: Latino Heritage Month, LGBTQ+ Pride Month, Native American Heritage Month, Black History Month, Women’s History Month, and Asian American Heritage Month. This position collaborates extensively with the Associate Director of the Multicultural Success Center to fulfill this duty. Though these programming series require some direct committee-led programming, their success is highly dependent on inclusion of appropriate initiatives and constituencies from across the institution and Indianapolis community. The Assistant Director is expected to support and cultivate appropriate partnerships in order to enhance the value of these educational opportunities.

Plan and execute all Cultural Leadership Luncheons within each Cultural Heritage month in conjunction with Lead IUPUI.Partner with staff in OSI and across the division to incorporate central themes into social justice programming: In addition to social justice, civic engagement and leadership development are of key importance.

Assist with the development, coordination, and execution of ongoing co-curricular opportunities (such as the SoJoEdu Workshop Series) for students and members of the IUPUI community to engage in meaningful discourse about topics related to diversity, social justice, multiculturalism, and marginalized populations.  These programs are executed in conjunction with students, faculty, staff, and community members to support an open and inclusive environment at IUPUI.

Assist with the creation of a Peer Education Program in order to foster diversity, inclusion, and social justice by promoting and advising programs generated by Peer Educators (undergraduate and graduate students).

Assist with institutional/divisional efforts to determine whether campus community is sufficiently inclusive, welcoming, supportive, and affirming to all members by helping conduct focus groups and other research related to social identities to attain data.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:  Master’s degree in Higher Education, College Student Personnel Administration or related field required.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Experience in program development and engaging with populations and individuals of diverse backgrounds. Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of scholarship on race, diversity, multiculturalism, and social justice.

When it comes time to apply, applicants should visit http://jobs.iu.edu.

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