• West Chester University
  • West Chester, PA
  • Education - Excluding Post Secondary
  • Full-Time
  • 912 Regimental Dr

Position Summary

Join a vibrant campus community whose excellence is reflected in its diversity and student success. West Chester University of Pennsylvania's Division of Student Affairs, recognized by Diverse: Issues in Higher Education as one of only 20 institutions nationwide as a \"Most Promising Places to Work\" for 2019, seeks applicants for the Assistant Director of Lawrence A. Dowdy Multicultural Center. As the institution has experienced growth in its student population, the division has responded by creating new positions and a new staffing structure within departments, to better serve our students and create more opportunities for professional advancement.

Reporting to the Senior Director of the Lawrence A. Dowdy Multicultural Center, the Assistant Director assists in developing, implementing, and facilitating programs and activities which promote success for multicultural students attending the University. In addition, the Assistant Director also coordinates efforts from the Center that foster awareness and appreciation for racial, ethnic, and cultural diversity and inclusion for the West Chester University community.


Programming: 35%

  • Develop, facilitate, and assess programs and workshops for the LADMC including but not limited to: discussion series, theme months, current events, and other significant celebrations.
  • Work with other offices, departments and organizations to sponsor programs and ensure multicultural student participation in campus-wide and community activities.
  • Coordinate marketing of LADMC activities, including website maintenance and social media updates.
  • Multicultural student organization support: 35%
  • Coordinate and advise the Multicultural Student Organization Board (MOAB)
  • Plan and facilitate regular (monthly) meetings of the Board, which consists of 30+ organizations.
  • Coordinate leadership and organizational training for the executive boards of the MOAB groups.
  • Coordinate usage of the MOAB office in the Center for Student Involvement (CSI).
  • Assistant in the supervision of one graduate assistant assigned to programming and student organization support.
  • Leadership development: 20%
  • Coordinate student participation in campus, regional, and national leadership conferences and experiences.
  • Coordinate training for multicultural students in conjunction with the Office of Student Leadership and Involvement, other Student Affairs departments, and campus departments.
  • Other duties: 10%
  • Participate in University committees as assigned and appropriate
  • Assist with diversity training and presentations
  • Assist the Senior Director with strategic planning, the compilation of reports and department assessment efforts
  • Minimum Qualifications
  • Master's Degree in higher education, student affairs, counseling education or related field
  • At least 1-2 years of professional experience in appropriate levels and areas of specialization
  • Ability to manage confidential information in the utmost professional manner
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Experience working in a diverse, multicultural campus environment
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively interact with students, faculty, and staff
  • Experience utilizing appropriate technology
  • Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience advising and working with student organizations
  • Experience with marketing programs and events through various channels of communication
  • Special Instructions

    Starting salary is commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits package including tuition fee waiver for self and dependents. Applicants must successfully complete interview process to be considered as a finalist. Anticipated start date for this position is negotiable.

    Apply by online application at Electronic application allows for cover letter and resume attachments (both required). References with contact information will be required prior to interview. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

    Developing and sustaining a diverse faculty and staff advances WCU's Educational mission and strategic Plan for Excellence. West Chester University is an AA/EOE employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

    All offers of employment are subject to and contingent upon satisfactory completion of all pre-employment criminal background and consumer reporting checks.

    State College and University Professional Association (SCUPA) Employees Benefits available to permanent, full time employee or permanent, part time employee who is scheduled to work every pay period for at least 50% of full time.

    HEALTH CARE COVERAGE through the Pennsylvania Employees Benefit Trust Fund (PEBTF)

    MEDICAL COVERAGE effective with date of hire or upon enrollment

    SCUPA employees may choose between the Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) plan, a Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) plan available in their service area, or the Consumer Driven Health Plan (CDHP). Newly hired employees pay 5.0% of coverage cost until they begin optional participation in the Get Healthy wellness plan, which will reduce contributions to 2.0% with non-participants paying 5.0% of coverage cost. Employees hired on August 1, 2003 and after pay an additional buy plan cost for PPO plan. New hires that elect to cover dependents pay full cost for covering dependents the first six months of employment.

    PPO Plan from Highmark Blue Shield includes office visits for in-network at $15 copayment for the primary care physician, $25 copayment for specialists, and services at 100% with no annual deductible or coinsurance; deductible and coinsurance applied to out-of-network providers.

    HMO Most covered services paid in full if care is coordinated by primary care physician; care not coordinated by primary care physician is not covered. Copayments are $15 for the primary care physician and $25 for specialists.

    CDHP Most covered services paid in full if care is provided in-network after meeting a $1,500 (single)/$3,000 family deductible. The PEBTF contributes $1,000 (single)/$2,000 (family) per year into a Health Reimbursement Account (HRA) therefore, the out-of-pocket maximum in network is $500 for single or $1,000 for family annually.

    SUPPLEMENTAL BENEFITS PROGRAM has a 6 month waiting period

    Prescription drug coverage

    Vision coverage

    Dental coverage

    Hearing Aid coverage


    Pay for select medical and child care expenses on a pre-tax basis through payroll deductions. The Medical Reimbursement Account includes a debit card for immediate access.


    Term life policy provided by the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education for permanent AFSCME employees is based on one-time salary up to a maximum of $50,000


    Income protection equal to 60% of gross annual base salary to a maximum of $5,000 monthly benefit with an option for a 90-day or 180-day benefit elimination period.


    Optional Life and Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D) insurance for eligible AFSCME employees and their family, with premium contributions made through payroll deduction. Maximum employee coverage is five times annual salary up to $500,000.


    Defined Benefit Plan* - State Employees' Retirement System (SERS)

    Retirement income is based on a fixed formula that considers your years of service, age, and final average salary. The retirement benefit amount for vested participants is guaranteed and not affected by the investment earnings of the plan. Participants are 100% vested after 10 years of service (5 years if enrolled prior to January 1st, 2011). Visit the SERS website for more information.


    Defined Contribution Plan - Alternative Retirement Plan (ARP)

    Retirement income from the ARP plan is determined by your account balance at the time of retirement, which is comprised of your employee contributions (5% of salary), the State System contributions (9.29% of salary) and any investment earnings based on the performance of the investments you choose. Participants are 100% vested from date of enrollment. Employees may enroll in any of the three available vendors, Fidelity, TIAA-CREF or VALIC.

    *The Public School Employees' Retirement System (PSERS) is a defined benefit plan for Pennsylvania's public school employees. If you are a current member of PSERS, the State System is able to continue your enrollment in PSERS or you may elect SERS and opt for multiple service which combines service in both SERS and PSERS to receive a single retirement benefit, or you may enroll in the ARP plan.


    Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education AFSCME employees have the option to contribute additional pre-tax funds for retirement. You can choose either or both a 403(b) plan (Tax Sheltered Annuity) and/or the 457 plan (Deferred Compensation). Roth 457 after-tax pay option is also available.


    The State Employee Assistance Program (SEAP) is a confidential program which provides a wide range of no-cost services to address a broad range of problems. This program is administered by the Commonwealth's Office of Administration who has contracted with United Behavioral Health (UBH) to provide SEAP services. Employees and family members are entitled to up to three (3) counseling sessions at no charge. SEAP's phone number is 1-800-###-####.


    The employee is entitled to total waiver at any PASSHE university of undergraduate credits not to exceed 128 undergraduate credits or 60 graduate credits.

    The employee's spouse/domestic partner and/or dependents (to age 25) are entitled to total waiver at the university where the employee is employed or 50% waiver at other PASSHE universities up to the first undergraduate degree.


    Paid leave is earned based on a percentage of regular hours paid bi-weekly and the SCUPA employee's years of service. Newly hired employees are entitled to 10.4 days in the first year of service.


    Paid leave is earned at 6% of regular hours paid bi-weekly which equates to 15.6 days annually.


    12-month employees earn 5 days per year.

    9-month employees earn 4 days per year.

    This summary highlights the Employee Health Program, Supplemental Benefits Program, and leave entitlements for Pennsylvania State System employees covered by the State College and University Professional Association (SCUPA) collective bargaining agreement. The benefits described are available to most employees; however, certain eligibility requirements must be met.

    This summary is provided for general purposes only. Legal Plan Documents and the SCUPA collective bargaining agreement will govern any discrepancies that may arise. For additional information concerning health and supplemental benefits, contact the Pennsylvania Employees' Benefit Trust Fund (PEBTF) at (717) ###-#### or toll-free at (800)###-####, or at www.pebtf.org. Benefits, benefit levels, and eligibility rules are subject to change.

    Associated topics: administrative, affair, associate, college, coordinate, counselor, register, school clerk assistant, slp, student services

    * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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