Define short and long-term goals and learning outcomes; provide strategic direction based on institutional context and best practices in the field.
Develop a portfolio of signature programs that explore first-generation status / socioeconomic status / immigration, address current events, and recognize intersections of identity.
Serve as a resource, advisor, and advocate for FLI graduate/professional students; proactively seek opportunities to build affinity, community, and sense of belonging.
Maintain knowledge of campus and community programs/resources and refer students as appropriate; connect students who would benefit from ongoing support with campus specialists.
Meet with student organization leaders to help Student support Services maintain strong relationships across campus and to identify opportunities for collaboration.
Convene a Student Advisory Council and engage members throughout the year.
Develop curriculum for workshops/trainings and intergroup dialogue programs.
Facilitate discussions and dialogues on complex issues related to identity, climate, etc.
Represent Student Support Services and the Center for Identity + Inclusion on University-wide committees and workgroups and present to various audiences about our work and philosophy.
Cultivate strategic partnerships and serve as a liaison to University departments.
Manage marketing, communications, and outreach efforts.
Manage program budgets and approve expenses.
Regularly assess program quality and impact; prepare reports for key stakeholders that highlight successes and identify opportunities for growth.
Supervise student employees.
Solves problems in areas such as academic and administrative policy, student admissions, curriculum research and development, and budget development. Advises various campus-wide and program committees in various aspects of student life.
Recommends process improvements for programs that relate to critical student-life improvement, including emergency management, accommodations for students with disabilities, and/or the administration of health care services and programs for students.
Performs other related work as needed.
Educational background in student affairs, higher education administration, educational policy, counseling, or related field.
Professional experience in student affairs/higher education.
Supporting and advising first-generation, lower-income, and/or immigrant students.
Supporting and advising graduate/professional students.
Developing large-scale programs related to identity, with a focus on FLI communities.
Designing curriculum and facilitating workshops and/or dialogues.
Program evaluation and assessing student learning.
Cultivating strategic partnerships.
Ability to understand the needs of the University of Chicago community and work with students, staff, and faculty in a wide variety of situations.
An understanding of and commitment to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Demonstrated ability to foster community in complex academic or institutional environments.
Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills; ability to navigate sensitive situations.
Strong project management, organizational, and analytical skills with exceptional attention to detail
Must exhibit creativity and flexibility.
Ability to work regular evening hours and some weekends required.
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